NAGROTA, Dec 29: Asserting that serving the people will always remain core of his political philosophy, BJP leader and former legislator, Devender Singh Rana today said that every effort would be made to seek fulfilment of their urges and aspirations, irrespective of region or religion, caste or ethnicity.
Inaugurating a business venture launched by a young entrepreneur here this afternoon, Devender Rana said the era of subjugating or dominating a particular region or sub-region at the cost of appeasement of the other one is over, adding, “The despondency of the past has to be transformed into hope of creating an enabling atmosphere for equitable opportunities in development, jobs, economic emancipation and above all the process of decision making to all, which is essence of democracy”.
Rana said, the Jammu region is looking for a better tomorrow with discrimination and deprivation becoming a nightmare of the past. Jammu is not craving for any special treatment but it has all along been striving for getting its due, which has all along been denied to the people, irrespective of caste, creed or religion. He said Jammu wants a fair deal and just treatment to both the regions of Jammu and Kashmir and all their sub-regions.
BJP leader said he has been vouching for the cause of Jammu because the region continued to suffer on all fronts due to myopic political and other considerations. Since enough is enough, it was time for a bold decision to seek course correction in the process of governance at a larger platform to ensure justice for all, especially the suppressed Jammu region. He said an empowered Jammu is imperative for an inclusive Jammu and Kashmir and hoped that the civil society, socio-religious organization and intelligentsia can make a huge difference by coming together for political empowerment of the region.
Complimenting the young entrepreneur for launching his venture, Rana hoped that it would grow and become a source of employability. It is better to be an employer rather than hankering after employment, he added.
Prominent among those present on the occasion were Pt. Rameshwar Dutt, Ex-Sarpanch Ravinder Singh Peter, Sarpanch Mohd Iqbal, Sarpanch Sanjeev Singh, Sarpanch Aabha Jamwal, Kulbhushan Singh.