Dynasticism is a rule in Cong, in BJP it is exception: Dr Jitendra

Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh posing with the newly elected DDC Councilors of BJP from Udhampur-Kathua-Doda Lok Sabha Constituency at Jammu on Friday.
Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh posing with the newly elected DDC Councilors of BJP from Udhampur-Kathua-Doda Lok Sabha Constituency at Jammu on Friday.

‘Results in Kathua-Udhampur Constituency proved political Pundits wrong’
Avtar Bhat
JAMMU, Jan 15: Maintaining that BJP is party with a difference, Union Minister in PMO with Independent charge of North Eastern States, Dr Jitendra Singh today said it is not a dynastic party like Congress.
Speaking at a function to introduce and present mementoes to the party candidates elected from Kathua, Udhampur and Doda Lok Sabha Constituency here today, Dr Jitendra Singh said in Congress dynasticism is a rule and not an exception while in BJP it is an exception and not the rule.
He said like Congress, BJP is not the mother-son duo party where tickets are given on their recommendations and wishes. “In BJP ticket distribution is being done on the basis of credibility, dedication and capacity of a party activist and not on the basis of dynastic background”, he added.
Dr Jitendra Singh said that hard work, honesty and dedication of a party activist counts more in BJP which is not case with the Congress where power was transformed to a particular dynasty from one generation to another generation since Nehruvian era.
Dr Jitendra Singh, while congratulating the newly elected District Development Council (DDC) members said that Kathua, Udhampur and Doda proved political Pundits wrong who had forecast a drubbing for the party in these areas. But it was the dedication of the party cadre and the leadership that people proved them wrong by casting vote enmass in favour of BJP in the DDC elections.
Dr Jitendra Singh said in other parties crores are given for the Rajya Sabha seat while in BJP nomination is made on the basis of dedication, hardwork and track record of the party activist. The party never allows the dedication and hard work of its activists to go waste, he added.
Dr Jitendra Singh said that in the recently held District Development Council election, the grassroot development was rewarded by the rural voter in Udhampur-Kathua- Doda Lok Sabha constituency, which had contributed 47 members to the overall BJP tally.
He said Udhampur, Kathua, Doda had witnessed unprecedented development in the last six years under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, which was more than what had been seen in the earlier seven decades. He said while our opponents tried their best to underplay these development works and projects and some armchair critics and analysts commenting from their city – chambers also failed to appreciate it, the common man in the rural areas in whose life this development activity had brought a change came forward to reward us for the same.
Citing instances, Dr Jitendra Singh said a network of roads had come up in the most far flung and hilly terrains, particularly upper reaches of Doda, Udhampur and Ramban. This had brought ease of living for the people in the villages and Panchayats, and it is they who voted to endorse this change in their lives.
Similarly, he said, the rural areas had been given as much attention as the urban areas which was evident from the fact that India’s largest Sports Stadium after Eden Garden, Kolkata was planned for Hiranagar and not for any of the big cities or towns, while a new airport was sanctioned for the remotest district of Kishtwar.
Dr Jitendra Singh said the border area people had been provided development with dignity. This was, he said, visible in the form of individual bunkers, nearly a 1,000 modern toilets coming up along the border and four percent reservation for the youth living along the International Border.
Describing the recently held first ever District Development Council (DDC) elections in Jammu & Kashmir as a turning point in the history of Jammu & Kashmir, Dr. Jitendra Singh said the new members are blessed to be the face of this new chapter of history, which offers them a huge opportunity to perform and prove themselves. He said, in the absence of a three-tier grassroot democracy there was a missing link between the Member of Parliament and the grassroot inhabitants for which always an extra effort was required. But, now with a systematic arrangement in place, the unattended local issues will also receive attention.
Dr. Jitendra Singh called upon the District Development Councilors to work hard with honesty and sincerity. He said, all the public works cannot be accomplished simultaneously but our voter should be convinced that we are working for him selflessly and to the best of our ability and potential and without any selfish interest.
Senior BJP leaders and Election Prabharis in this Lok Sabha constituency, Pawan Khajuria, Yudhvir Sethi, Munish Sharma and Arvind Gupta, among others, also spoke on the occasion. They all gave credit to Dr Jitendra Singh for the tremendous development in his Lok Sabha constituency.