AGORE (MATHWAR), Sept 10: Declaring that National Conference is the only answer to end political instability in Jammu and Kashmir, Provincial President Devender Singh Rana today said that people are determined to bounce back and give a decisive mandate to a single party for reversing misgovernance and developmental breakdown in the State.
“In days to come, it will not be exploitive and divisive politicians who will force the discourse but the political narrative will be set by the people, who have undergone most traumatic phase due to fractured mandate”, Rana said while welcoming over 300 prominent political activists of BJP & PDP of Block Mathwar from Panchayats Ranjan, Jandyal Upper, Jandyal Lower, Showa, Sarote, Gorda, Bhagani, Dhanu and Mathwar of Nagrota Assembly Constituency into National Conference.
Tracing disillusionment and discontent of people to the prevailing misgovernance and neglect of the ruling dispensation to their needs, Rana expressed anguish over thrust of governance not being centred on the will of the people but on personal greed and the self-elevation of political actors.
He said governance in its present state has deepened alienation and generated mistrust between various segments of society. On the contrary, he said National Conference is a cadre based party that derives its strength from people and works for their empowerment and dignity.
The Provincial President said that people of Jammu and Kashmir have very bad experience of coalitions and now they realize the need of political stability that can steer out Jammu and Kashmir from the prevailing morass.
“The people understand that it is only the National Conference that is capable of creating jobs, feeding mouths, ending alienation, instilling sense of security and realizing ambitions of all the three regions of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh. He said National Conference has a chequered history of public service and engaging people in positive pursuits.
“Time stands testimony to the fact that National Conference has never ever brought the three regions face to face or encouraged wedge between people of various faiths, which has now become norm of the opportunistic and exploitative politics”, he said adding that this is why the party stands tall in all the three regions.
Welcoming new entrants into larger National Conference family, the Provincial President hoped they will play their crucial role in heralding a new era of trust and understanding that has been polluted by communal and opportunistic politics. He said larger participation of youth will give a refreshing direction to the political discourse and those having blend of experience and vigour can carry forward the mission of Sher-e-Kashmir Sheikh Mohammed Abdullah who stood for inclusive and pluralistic Jammu and Kashmir even during most horrendous times of the history.