Nagrota, Sep 17: Describing BJP’s sojourn to corridors of power in Jammu and Kashmir as first and the last political catastrophe, National Conference Provincial President Devender Singh Rana on Monday said that Jammu cannot move forward with this baggage anymore.
“The Lok Sabha elections 2019 and the subsequent polls to Legislative Assembly would not only prove waterloo for the BJP but will witness the peoples’ power of rejection with contempt in immense measure”, Rana said while addressing series of workers’ meetings in Nagrota constituency Monday evening.
He said the BJP has lost confidence of Jammu by betraying the people and exploiting them as commodity. The acts of omission and commission, inaccessibility, nepotism, favouritism apart from misgovernance and compromising with the interests of the region during its misrule with the PDP will keep haunting politically conscious and sagacious people. “They will rebound when their turn comes”, he said, enumerating how the so-called Karyikartas of the BJP ditched the region.
Rana said inherent contradictions within the BJP are public and the day is not far when the sinking ship will sunk under its own weight. “It is only a matter of time”, he said and refereed to the undemocratic tentacles of the BJP, which he termed as signs of frustration and rejection. He said the revolt brewing within, as also the public rejection, has frustrated the BJP rank and file to the extent of losing the track and indulging in unethical political discourse.
The Provincial President said no amount of regret and remorse will bail out the BJP from the sins committed against the people of Jammu. Despite publicly admitting failure in deliverance, development and fulfilling aspirations of Jammu during its three years of misrule, the BJP is struggling to establish rapport with the people. He said by giving alibis on non-completion of various flagship projects in Jammu, the BJP has blundered in undermining the wisdom of people, who have undergone a nightmarish era.
He said after three years, the people of Jammu got to know the meaning of BJP slogan “Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas”, which actually meant ‘Vikas’ of chosen few who were cradled in the seat of power. These three years, he said, has witnessed some people working overtime to save the economic future of their generations. The irony is that the usurpers were now again pretending as saviours of Jammu, he said, adding that this is a challenge to self-respecting Dogras, who will strike back with their full might.
Rana said time has come for the BJP to explain in the court of people as to why they failed in taking to logical conclusion various flag-ship projects like setting up of AIIMS and three Medical Colleges in the Jammu region, SMART City project, implementation of Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana, Artificial Lake Project, Tawi River Front Project on the pattern of Sabarmati Project and so on. He said no excuse will work henceforth, as these projects came under the departments held by the BJP ministers.
The Provincial President asked the BJP to see writing on the wall and get ready for the verdict of the people of Jammu.