PAGD’s protest against Delimitation Commission report a conspiracy: BJP

BJP leaders during a press conference at Jammu on Wednesday. -Excelsior/Rakesh
BJP leaders during a press conference at Jammu on Wednesday. -Excelsior/Rakesh

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Dec 22: Claiming that the people of Jammu and Kashmir are happy over the recommendations of the Delimitation Commission, Jammu and Kashmir BJP president, Ravinder Raina today said the People’s Alliance of Gupkar Declaration (PAGD’s) proposed protest in Srinagar on January 1 against the Delimitation Commission’s recommendations is a “conspiracy” against the people.
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The people are watching the “drama” of the People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) and the Congress, and will give a befitting reply to them during the Assembly polls, which will be held after the completion of the delimitation exercise, the BJP leader said while addressing reporters here, along with party vice president , Shakti Parihar, its generals Secretaries, Vibodh Gupta and Dr D K Manyal and chief spokesperson, Sunil Sethi .
While criticising the outbursts of PAGD, Raina said that with honesty, the Delimitation Commission, with the support of the Election Commission, has put forth its recommendations after a lot of hardwork to provide justice to deprived communities and regions.
“But this has not gone down well with the National Conference, the PDP and the Congress, who have ruled the erstwhile State (of Jammu and Kashmir) for 70 years and deprived many sections of society of their rights,” he alleged.
He said the PAGD’s protest is a “conspiracy against the people” of the Union Territory of J&K.
“The Gupkarians and the Congress are the biggest enemies of the people of J&K, and during their rule, they failed to provide justice to Scheduled Tribes, Scheduled Castes, West Pakistani refugees, Valmiki Samaj, Gorkhas, nationalist Kashmiris and even Pahari-speaking people,” the BJP leader said.
“When the BJP-led Central Government abrogated Article 370 and is providing justice and due rights to all these deprived communities, they are feeling discomfort and are conspiring under desperation after finding their political turf decreasing with each passing day,” Raina said.
Accusing PAGD and Congress leaders of conspiring to “poison and divide” society, he said the people of UT are watching their “drama” and they will not forgive them.
“When the Assembly polls will be held after the completion of delimitation, they (PAGD constituents) will even lose their security deposits,” he claimed, adding “despite ruling J& K for so long, their presence has been restricted to mohalla (locality) level”.
Asserting that the time of “injustice and exploitation” has ended in Jammu and Kashmir under the BJP rule, Raina said the party will continue to work for the upliftment for all sections of society, in accordance with the Government’s ‘basic mantra’ of ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas and Sabka Vishwas’.