Hold Assembly elections in J&K without any delay: JKPCC chief

Senior Cong leaders Vikar Rasool Wani, Raman Bhalla and others during rally at Bani on Saturday.
Senior Cong leaders Vikar Rasool Wani, Raman Bhalla and others during rally at Bani on Saturday.

Constitution during BJP regime under threat: Bhalla
Excelsior Correspondent

KATHUA, Nov 26: JKPCC president Vikar Rasool Wani and Party working president, Raman Bhalla today attacked Modi led BJP Govt of weakening the constitutional and democratic institutions in the country.
Addressing a large rally Wani cautioned the people about the attempts to weaken the Constitution and its institutions in the Country under the Modi led BJP regime and asked them to stand with the Congress party and Rahul Gandhi to defeat such attempts.
Recalling the efforts of Dr BR Ambedkar and stalwarts of the time led by Mahatma Gandhi and Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru to give one of the best Constitution in the world, respecting the aspirations of all sections of the country, Wani said that the constitution stood the test of the time and the country emerged as a strong democracy in the world but today it is under great stress and strain because of the policies of the Modi Govt.
Wani said that the Constitutional and democratic institutions as well as the spirit of the Constitution is under attack by the BJP as a result the struggle and efforts of Dr Ambedkar and stalwarts of the freedom struggle are being defeated. The rights of the common man are under attack by various modes and means for which the Congress party and Rahul Gandhi is on the streets. He urged the people to rally behind Congress party and Rahul Gandhi especially when he enters from Lakhanpur.
JKPCC president demanded holding of Assembly elections without any delay since the process of revision of voter lists is over so there is no reason to further delay the elections and deny people of their right to elect Govt of their choice. He reiterated the Congress demand for restoration of Statehood prior to holding of elections and right to land and job guarantee.
Raman Bhalla lambasted the BJP Govt for betrayal with the youth and the common man of Jammu region by offering jobs, business opportunities and land to outside influential persons at the cost of local people , post abrogation of Article 370 thus depriving the local youths and common man of the limited jobs and business opportunities.
Lauding the role of Dr Ambedkar in framing of Constitution and the Congress stalwarts of the time, Bhalla said that the historical Dogra State was ruthlessly disbanded , divided and downgraded which is sheer abuse of the spirit of the Constitution. He lashed out at the BJP leaders of Jammu who are mute spectators and dancing to tune of their bosses and ignoring the aspirations of the people of Jammu and Kashmir.
Senior leaders Rajnish Sharma, Pankaj Dogra, Pawan Raina, Pranav Shagotra, Kajal Rajput, Thakur Dass, Hans Raj Padha, Chander Mohan, Darshan Kumar and others also spoke on the occasion.