People will reject divisive, communal politics: Azad

Senior AICC leader Ghulam Nabi Azad addressing public meeting in Doda on Saturday.
Senior AICC leader Ghulam Nabi Azad addressing public meeting in Doda on Saturday.

Excelsior Correspondent

DODA, RAMBAN, Apr 13: Leader of opposition in Rajya Sabha and AICC general secretary Ghulam Nabi Azad has said that people would reject the divisive and communal politics in the Jammu and Kashmir state.
Addressing election rallies at Goha, Bhagwah and Kulhand in Doda and Neel and Ukhrahal in Ramban today for party candidate from Udhampur Doda-Parliamentary Constituency, Vikramaditya Singh, Azad lashed out at BJP for the divisive and diversionary tactics, especially creating atmosphere of mistrust and hate for political gain ignoring the larger interests of maintaining social and religious harmony among the diversity in the country, which is paramount to unity and diversity of the nation.
Azad said the people of the State would reject the communal and divisive forces like BJP and strengthen the secular forces in the elections. He said the BJP stood exposed before the people as it has proved failure on all the fronts. It failed to honour the promises made with the people during 2014 elections.
The AICC leader said Prime Minister Modi promised moon to the people in last elections but those promises, especially to youth, farmers and poor people of the country, assuring 2 crore jobs every year, 50% increase in the minimum support price (MSP) to the farmers and bring back black money, have proved hollow and today he does not mention anything about those issues except creating war hysteria and fear psychosis amongst countrymen for seeking votes.
Azad said that all those promises and commitments which were made by the Prime Minister Modi and BJP during last elections have proved to be hollow and ‘jumlas’ only and after five years of Modi Government and BJP do not talk of their report card on all those promises but creating fear psychosis, mistrust and war hysteria. He questioned where are the 10 crore jobs as after coming to power BJP advised unemployed youth to sell ‘pakoras’, instead of bringing back money and depositing 15 lakh to every account holder, the peoples money in the banks were taken away by the rich people close to the corridors of power and they ran away under the nose of Modi Government.
He said the farmers continued committing suicide but the Modi Government remained indifferent and insensitive to their genuine issues. The atrocities on women and weaker sections continued unabated and the poor are facing unprecedented price hike but for BJP are no more issues of governance and election issues because they engage and divert people’s attention over issues of religion, caste and especially war hysteria to escape from the questions of cross sections on the delivery of his Government in last five years, over those commitments.
Referring to the numerous achievements of UPA Government and lot of infrastructure and other type of development in the State, Azad said in all the parts of the State Congress ensured justice and better facilities to the people and creating larger opportunity for the youth of the state. He said Congress gave priority treatment to the state in every sphere and massive development was under taken in the state besides setting up class institutions of learning and education and health.
While appealing the people to reject the communal and divisive politics, Azad asked the people to vote for Congress party and ensure the victory of its nominee Vikramaditya Singh in order to strengthen the secular forces in the country. The local former legislators accompanied Azad.