“BJP will diminish, if elections are held today in Jammu”


Kashmir Magazine

Waseem Ramzan

Jammu: Claiming that wrong policies and misunderstanding of the situation in valley has led to the alienation of the valleyites, Senior National Conference leader and legislator Devender Singh Rana has said that the people of Kashmir need to be owned rather than abandoned.

Talking to The Kashmir Magazine, Rana who was political advisor to former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said that government must not shun the people of the valley instead should remove their alienation.

“Wrong policies, lack of understanding of the situation coupled with many other factors has led to the alienation of the people in the valley, and it is important to own the people of valley rather than shun them,” said the NC legislator.

The National Conference leader also ridiculed Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) for what he said ‘disappointing’ people particularly youth and intellectuals. He alleged that government had promoted favoritism, nepotism, and corruption which has led to the frustration of youth and intellectuals. He claimed that developmental projects in Jammu have come to a standstill owing to ‘wrong policies’ of the government.

Rana said that this was evident that only fifteen thousand crore rupees were received out of eighty five thousand crore under PMDP in three years which has punctured the tall claims of the government to bring progress in the state. Rana alleged that tall promises have fallen flat as all the developmental projects in Jammu have come to a halt. According to Rana, youth are staying idle at homes whereas the practice of backdoor entry has gained momentum in the incumbent government and claimed that should elections be held today, BJP would be wiped out from the political map of Jammu.