Expressing anguish over exploiting Jammu people for furthering self-centric political agenda and in the process hugely compromising with the interests of the region, National Conference Provincial president, Devender Singh Rana today said that the people have sent a terse and resounding message in the recently held District Development Council elections that they know how to teach a lesson to those who even try to test their sense of understanding.
“The self proclaimed Messiahs of the Jammu interest have now known well that they can fool the people once but not always”, Rana said while addressing several roadside meetings with the residents of Dansal, Jindrah and Krishanpur-Kathar in Nagrota Assembly Constituency.
Shameem Begum, who was felicitated over registering an impressive victory in the just concluded DDC elections from Dansal, also addressed the public meetings.
Prominent among those present at the felicitation function were Ch. Rehmat Ali, BDC Chairman Nagrota and Reena Thappa, BDC Chairperson, Dansal.
Rana called for unity among like- minded political parties and leaders to fight divisive and exploitative politics, which he termed dangerous for democracy.
Sustained effort is required to satiate the urges and aspirations of the people of all the regions and sub-regions and to uphold the unity and dignity of the state of Jammu and Kashmir”, Rana said, adding that the National Conference stands for each region getting equal opportunities of progress and equitable development. Therefore empowering the regions will go a long way in strengthening the bonds of unity and amity between people, he said.
Rana said the falsehood unleashed brazenly during these elections fell flat with the electors stamping out those testing their political understanding and sagacity. Mistaking people as politically naive has cost the perpetrators of exploitation most, by not only losing credibility but face also in what they considered as core constituency, he said.
Rana lamented that the interests of the Jammu region are being compromised unabatedly and this is unacceptable to the people, who can’t take such an indignity any more.