JAMMU, Mar 18: Making a scathing attack on Congress and Kashmir Centric parties, Union Minister, Dr Jitendra Singh today said that these parties are hesitant to call terrorist a terrorist for their vested political interests.
Talking to reporters on the sidelines of a party programme, here today, Dr Jitendra Singh alleged that these leaders have always hesitated in condemning the terrorism and their dastardly acts and said that the Kashmir based parties should show courage of conviction to name and shame the terrorism, which has done a lot of damage to this border State in last three decades.
He said instead of mustering courage to condemn the terrorism and Pakistan for its involvement in terrorist activities in J&K, Dr Jitendra Singh said that the leaders of these parties make philosophical statements that violence has nothing to do in a civilized society and violence of any kind is bad.
He said after the Pulwama attack in which 44 brave hearts of CRPF attained martyrdom, these leaders did not directly name the involvement of Jaish-e-Mohammad or Pakistan as they have neither courage nor the conviction of calling a terrorist a terrorist. These parties have now been exposed before the masses and will be taught a lesson by them for their double standards and dubious role, he added.
Dr Jitendra Singh said that Modi Government has given a befitting reply to Pakistan and launched a crusade to weed out terrorism from Indian soil. The heat of the same has been experienced by Pakistan too and this is also being admitted by the people living in the border belt that they have never witnessed such an action from this side against the Pakistan which they saw during last five years of Modi Government.
Dr Jitendra Singh, while criticising the Kashmiri leaders said that air strikes on terror camps in Balakot Pakistan last month hit terrorists less and these leaders more.
He said that people should be assured that under the Modi regime, no leniency will be shown to terrorism or misadventures of Pakistan. While lambasting the opposition parties, he said “those who have no courage and conviction to take a stand against terrorism can’t give sermons to us”.
Taking a strong dig at dynastic parties, he said the era of dynastic rule has gone now as it is the new India of youth who will not be corrupted or influenced by any one. Taking a jibe at Opposition, Dr Jitendra Singh said that those who are attacking Narendra Modi feel themselves threatened as their political career is at stake now.
He said it is the third generation now which will not be influenced by Feudalism and the days of dynastic rule were gone now. “It is the New India of youth where over 50 percent youth are below 40 years and 70 percent are below 28 years. This is the nation of surrender for national cause and honesty now and it will not carry the legacy of past rulers,” he added.
Dr Jitendra Singh said it is the youth of the country who will decide who will be their leader and no leader can be thrust on them as has been a practice of dynastic parties. Those days have gone when votes were sought on the name of father and grand father, he added.
Earlier addressing a party meeting here, Dr Jitendra Singh said that PM Narendra Modi led the development of J&K from the front. “Today every person is appreciating the services of BJP led Modi, he said and He also enumerated various landmark works done for the region during last five years.
He said joining of large number of people in BJP daily showed that people have full faith and trust in the party and leadership of Modi.
Later Dr Jitendra Singh held a meeting with party office bearers at Hiranagar in the afternoon. Addressing the meeting he asked party men to launch a door to door campaign and apprise the developmental works and policies and programmes of Narendra Modi Government to them. The remarkable work for the border people backward areas of the Kathua, Udhampur and Doda Constituency should be highlighted.
He attacked the dynastic parties of neglecting the Jammu region during over five decades rule just for vote bank policies.
In his address, district president BJP Kathua, Prem Nath Dogra said that some leaders have made politics their business. He said in comparison to that Dr Jitendra Singh left the medical practice and Government job to serve the people and during his last five years he did not lose a single minute in serving the people of his constituency in particular and Jammu region in general.
The meeting among others was addressed by ex-MLAs, Kuldeep Kumar and Durga Dass, Rashpal Verma Advocate Vijay Sharma, chairman Municipal Committee, Th. Ranjit Singh, senior leader, Raghunandan (Babloo), Bharat Sharma of Yuwa Morcha, Inder Mohan, Indu Rekha of Mahila Morcha, Keshaw Khajuria and Bano Pratap of Yuwa Morcha.