Defeat BJP’s exploitative, divisive politics: Ex-DyCM

Excelsior Correspondent
AKHNOOR, Aug 4: Former Deputy Chief Minister and senior Congress leader Tara Chand today exhorted upon the party workers to defeat the exploitative and divisive politics of BJP saying his party was the only unifying force which stands guarantee to secular fabric in the country.
Addressing a meeting of party workers in Pargwal area in Chhamb constituency today, Tara Chand cautioned the workers against exploitative and divisive politics being played for electoral gains in the country and the State.
Tara Chand said the ruling dispensation at the Centre and previous regime in Jammu and Kashmir have done enough damage to the peace and development of the country and the State, resulting in deep alienation among the people, who feel betrayed and cheated by the previous BJP Government in J&K.
“The promises made to the people during 2014 elections by BJP have fallen flat, not even a single promise was fulfilled, rather the contradiction in their approach and subsequent ‘U-turns’ from time to time pushed the State to a darkest era,” he said.
Tara Chand asked the party workers to strengthen the activities of the party at grass-root level.
He also strongly advocated earliest Assembly elections in the State to address burning issues of general public as under President’s Rule people from all three regions of the State are facing extreme hardships in getting their issues redressed.
Tara Chand expressed concern over the situation in J&K and sought clarification from the Centre to end the “uncertainty” in the state. He said the deployment of additional forces, orders by different departments and an advisory asking tourist and Amarnath yatris to leave the valley have created panic here.
“All this leads to speculation that something is happening behind the curtains. We want to know what is going on. We want the Centre and the state to tell the people what is happening so that the uncertainty here ends,” he said.