Divisive forces disturbing peace in State: PCC chief

* BJP misleading people: Tara Chand

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Apr 22:  Cautioning the people against designs of communal divisive forces and making fervent appeal to maintain communal harmony at all costs, the Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) president GA Mir today said that Congress is the  only secular and unifying force in the  State, which has always strengthened the secularism and it will continue to safeguard the secular fabric of the country and state.
Mir was speaking in an impressive Congress rally at Kote Maira (Khour) in Akhnoor sub division, which was organized by  former Dy Chief Minister and senior party leader Tara Chand.
Mir said that Congress has never compromised and will not compromise for the sake of power with any communal or divisive forces in the State. History is testimony to the fact that from time to time certain secular forces compromised with the communal and divisive forces for the sake of power.
Cautioning the people against those opportunist political forces who exploit the religious and regional emotions of the people for the sake of vested political interests and do not hesitate to share power with ideologically opposite forces, Mir said that Congress has always  played the role of unifying force in this sensitive state, having regional, religious and linguistic and cultural diversities and at times has suffered  electoral losses  also because of the capabilities of rival  parties to  exploit different kinds of emotions of the people, however, Mir said that the paramount duty and concern of the Congress Party is to keep the age old traditions of harmony, brotherhood and defeat the forces of hatred and division, in any form.
Mir said that BJP-PDP is responsible for creating social  and political uncertainty as the approach of the both coalition partners is totally contradictory on all  sensitive issues. Despite this all they want to remain cling to power at the cost of overall interests and wishes of the people of state. He said that the coalition partners are deliberately creating hurdles in the peace and development  of the State by doing politics on sensitive issues, as a result, the situation in the State especially continues to deteriorate, which is a matter of great concern.
Highlighting the problems of border area people   Tara Chand said that due to continued firing across the border the residents face tremendous hardships  on account of every sphere of life. As there is no permanent solution to the sufferings of border area people but their miseries can be ameliorated by taking certain measures includes alternative accommodation/plots in safer zones.
He also demanded  special recruitment in Army and other central paramilitary forces for the border area of people.   Tara Chand hit out at the  BJP  for misleading people on every count just to share power with PDP.
CLP leader Nawang Rigzin Jora said that Congress will defeat the designs of anti- peace forces vitiating atmosphere to serve their vested interests. He said Congress will remain committed to defeat the designs of communal forces and committed to safeguard the age old tradition of unity, diversity and communal harmony in the State.
PCC Co-treasurer Rajnish Sharma, general secretary SS Chani, former minister Ch. Gharu Ram, Vinod Sharma, Narinder Sharma, Hari Singh Chib, and others were also present.