Devender Rana, Surjeet Slathia quit from Party : Major Setback to NC

The National Conference (NC) in Jammu and Kashmir has suffered a significant setback ahead of the upcoming assembly elections. Party President Devender Singh Rana has resigned from the primary membership of the party in the Jammu division. Rana is counted among the tall leaders of the National Conference. Along with this, former minister Surjit Singh Salathia has also resigned from the party’s primary membership.

Significantly, for the last few days, the voice instead of Rana was the subject of discussion in the political corridors. Divisional President Devendra Singh Rana had also met party President Dr Farooq Abdullah and Vice President Omar Abdullah on Wednesday. In the meeting that lasted for about two hours, discussions were also held on the speculation of leaving the party and various issues. After which, Rana said that now the interests of Jammu will not be compromised. The people of Jammu want equal rights in development, employment and good governance without suppressing any sector and do not want to be buried.

Efforts have been made continuously to undermine the interests of Jammu. But people have strengthened their resolve peacefully and democratically without any discrimination of caste and religion. There is no question of compromising the interests of Jammu, whatever the consequences may be. To sideline Jammu is to insult the self-respecting people who have always stood together over the years. We are the bearers of the political philosophy of unity in diversity and one identity of Jammu and Kashmir. No one can disturb this feeling.