BJP spreading fanaticism: Rana

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Apr, 10 : Political Advisor to the Chief Minister Devender Singh Rana today said that BJP is spreading fanaticism and creating communal disharmony which has dangerous connotations for the unity and integrity of the state.
Addressing a public meeting at Bantalab in Raipur Domana Assembly constituency, Rana said Jammu and Kashmir is a sterling example of secularism, communal harmony and brotherhood and it is the duty of secular forces to join hands to defeat all communal and divisive forces for the good of the state and its people.
He said BJP has always used the communal card to hoodwink the people and it is imperative that the people see through their nefarious designs and together take a pledge to isolate them and defeat their machinations which have always proved counterproductive to the welfare of the people of the state.
The Political Advisor said the Omar led coalition government took over the reins of the state after 2008 turmoil and despite all odds steered the state from most difficult time to peaceful 2011 only because of a secular ideology and steadfastness. He said this all has been possible due to the visionary leadership of Omar Abdullah, equitable accelerated development and revolutionary initiatives of the Government. He said the time has come when the dividends of peace must reach the people of the state which alone can lead to a resurgent and vibrant Jammu and Kashmir.
Rana said the menace of unemployment is a great challenge for the state and the Coalition government has taken the issue head on and initiated measures to tackle unemployment as well as employability by skill development and capacity building.
He said Omar led Coalition Government in the last three and half years has taken some very revolutionary steps like promulgation of Public Service Guarantee Act, setting up of effective RTI Commission, revival of the State Accountability Commission, holding of the panchayat elections after three decades, setting up of new degree colleges, polytechnics and ITIs, launching of SKWEPY for the unemployed youth besides accelerated pace of development.
Addressing the gathering, Provincial President J&K National Conference Rattan Lal Gupta said that National Conference has astutely led people towards a prosperous future and has always felt concerned for the speedy and balanced development of all regions with a special focus on under developed and in accessible areas. He further said that National Conference will continue to uphold the principals of secularism and work for strengthening democratic institutions to translate developmental policy of the party into reality.
Others who spoke on the occasion included Satpal Lakhotra ex-MLA, K.D. Singh, Bhramanand, Ram Saroop Sharma, Ashok Singh Manhas, Subash Bhagat, Joginder Singh, Sham Lal and Th. Ranjeet Singh.