JAMMU, Jan 6: Former minister and Pradesh Congress Committee chief , G A Mir today said that BJP’s downfall has begun and the people of the State have understood the BJP’s divisive politics and will not give the party another chance.
He said the results of the 2014 Assembly elections will not be repeated and Congress is confident that it will perform well in all the three regions of the State.
While addressing public gathering in a programme organized by Congress Sewa Dal at Nai Basti in Gandhi Nagar constituency today Mir said that Congress would not be cowed down by the communal and divisive forces who have posed a great threat to secular fabric of the country and would defeat their nefarious designs. He said that Congress Seva Dal is the backbone of the Congress party and it has a disciplined and dedicated cadre all over the country to propagate the Congress philosophy and ideology and combat communal and divisive forces in the country, who are spreading hatred. He said the state needs a strong organization like Seva Dal, to defeat the nefarious designs of communal and divisive forces. He said Congress Seva Dal has to spread the message of peace and religious brotherhood and asked the party cadres to gear up their activities and strengthening of the organization at various levels.
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He expressed gratitude to the Congress president Rahul Gandhi for giving them the opportunity to build Seva Dal as a strong wing of the party. He lauded the party workers for their service to the party and Nation at the most crucial juncture and in most difficult circumstances in this state.
Mir said the Congress would emerge as the single largest party in the next elections in J&K as people are fed up with “dual standards” of other parties. He said, “The party never indulged in dual standards on its ideology and principles but unfortunately the leaders of other parties change their stance with situations”. He said the people of the state have identified those leaders and parties and would teach them a lesson in the elections. Referring to the PDP and the BJP, he said they proved to be worst opportunists and compromised everything for power.
Former minister and PCC vice president Raman Bhalla said for over six decades, the BJP had been exploiting the Jammu sentiment by crying hoarse over the so-called discrimination, deprivation and neglect but when it came to delivering, they just raised their hands. He said the BJP pushed the region to backwards but also turned out as a big obstacle in its development and progress. He referred to erratic power and water supply, dilapidated condition of main and interior roads, scarcity of rations, deplorable hygienic conditions and fast crumbling administrative apparatus under their rule. He referred to protests and strikes of daily rated workers on regular basis and said that while a huge chunk of these people were taking to streets, the general public was suffering on account of utility services. Same was the situation with other segments of employees like teachers and Anganwari workers, who find themselves at the receiving end of BJP’s sadistic behavior, he added.
Dr Jawahar Sharma, secretary PCC, State Congress Seva Dal president Rajesh Sadotra, vice president Vijay Sharma and Mahila wing president , Tamanna also spoke on the occasion.