BJP sold its every slogan for lust of power: Harsh

Excelsior Correspondent

RAMNAGAR, Apr 10:  Accusing the BJP of having sold its every single slogan for the lust of power, Harsh Dev Singh, chairman NPP and former minister said that multifarious acts of treachery committed by the Saffron Party in quick succession during its three year rule after its ascendance to power had shocked the conscience of the people particularly its political constituents.
Addressing large public rally at Ramnagar town today, Harsh Dev Singh said that with a lengthy unending list of compromises made by BJP for the crumbs of power, its leaders had badly shot themselves in the foot for which Jammu would have to limp for years.    Accusing the BJP Ministers and MLAs of dancing to the tunes of PDP, Singh said that the people of Jammu were soaked with the sweat of shame on seeing the Saffron leaders crossing all imaginable limits of sycophancy. He regretted that the BJP failed to understand that its compulsion to collaborate with PDP in administration was required to co-exist with its need to confront its ally over fundamentals. The BJP, unfortunately divorced its bold promises and public interests and sacrificed them at the altar of so called ‘political constraints’ which was nothing but a euphemism for a selfish marriage of convenience, Harsh Dev remarked.
While the Army was being belittled and betrayed by the incumbent regime, the anti-nationals and stone pelters were being glorified and pampered, regretted Harsh. He said that the Govt nod for withdrawal of cases against 9730 stone pelters who were earlier denounced by the BJP as Pak agents, while it was in opposition had created huge resentment and embitterment amongst the nationalist forces across the country. And as if that was not enough, the BJP-PDP Govt has come out with a new Rehabilitation Policy for the surrendered militants that envisages a fixed deposit and a fixed monthly honorarium for those militants who decide to give up guns after having joined armed insurgency.
Making a mention of the unwholesome compromises made by BJP for power including those on Art 370 and 35A,  Singh said that herculean efforts would have be made to strengthen the multiple dents inflected upon Dogra honour by these self proclaimed champions of Jammu.
State president Balwant Singh Mankotia, while accusing BJP of contemptuous maltreatment to Jammu, said it had disdainfully ignored our issues, grievously injured our self esteem and virtually threatened our identity and culture.  He said that statehood alone was the solution to the ills of Jammu.  Manju Singh, general secretary also spoke on the occasion.