RSS, BJP promoting design to trifurcate J&K: Cong

Excelsior Correspondent
DODA, Nov 4:  Senior PCC leader and MLA Inderwal  G M Saroori launched a scathing attack on the PDP-BJP Coalition Government and demanded stringent actions against those who are working against the unity and integrity of the State.
Accusing the RSS and BJP of “promoting a design to trifurcate State on communal lines”, Saroori said the RSS’s plot was not only to damage the State but also to destroy the very idea of  India”.
“We all know that it has been their (RSS) dream to divide the State on the basis of religion, region and language,” said Saroori and added that disgruntled elements are hell bent to harm the communal harmony and age-old tradition of unity and brotherhood in the State.
“The present coalition has ‘miserably failed to stop this polarization’ and has brought the State on the verge of disintegration due to its wrong policies. The present Government was expected to deliver but unfortunately they are encouraging the atmosphere of drift and intolerance in the State. Efforts are being made to bring different communities at loggerheads,” Saroori said.
On the issue of caste-based reservation, Saroori said that the Congress is of firm opinion that system of reservations for schedule castes, scheduled tribes and OBC must continue. Congress pledged to carve out reservation for the economically weaker sections of all communities without prejudice, he added.
Saroori also appealed to the party workers from erstwhile Doda district to reach Jammu in large number to participate in the ‘Gherao’ of Civil Secretariat on first day of its reopening in Jammu on November 9.
DCC president Doda, Naresh Gupta (MLC) said that J&K has lost its identity because of the unholy alliance between PDP-BJP. Gupta said PDP and BJP are responsible for the “disturbed socio political scenario” in the State due to controversial statement by BJP leaders regarding J&K. “People have reposed faith in the electoral process, but the PDP-BJP dispensation has disappointed them,” he said.
Others  who spoke on the occasion included Sham Lal Bhagat, Ashok Kumar, Sheikh Mujeeb, Hanief Shah, Ghulam Haider Sheikh, Javed Ahmed Wani, Bandey, S L Manhas, Hoshair Singh, Mohd Iqbal Keen, Noor Maey, Farooq Ahmed and others.
Later, the Congress party registered protest against the State Govt seeking revocation of 12.5 per cent Services Tax (ST) imposed on air borne pilgrims of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi ji and other shrines, filling of  doctors post in various health institutions, plying of more SRTC buses, regularization of Rehbar-e-Taleem (ReTs), National Youth Crops (NYC), casual labourers, daily wagers etc. and  release wages of Government employees. The  leaders also submitted a memorandum to DC Doda Bhupinder Singh highlighting various public issues.

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