“The opposition parties in India and specifically the Congress is a victim of acute selective dementia. The Congress needs to be reminded about its failures and blunders of the last seven decades time and again with the hope that it might introspect and review its position, but it has vowed to continue with its errors of omission and commission at the cost of the nation, as usual”, said Ashwani Kumar Chrungoo, Senior BJP and Kashmiri Pandit leader and Incharge, Deptt of Political Affairs and Feedback, J&K-BJP.
He was speaking to a group of intellectuals and activists at Jammu today on issues pertaining to the current political situation and the government’s positive initiatives to have interaction with the public at grassroot level, particularly in context of the facilitation process of JK Health Scheme and other central schemes.
He referred to a few statements of the Congress leaders and prominent activists who have made it a habit to talk about the so-called economic slowdown and slackness in developmental activities in the UT of Jammu and Kashmir without having any knowledge of the ground level activities notwithstanding the Covid19 pendamic situation guidelines. In this context, he while reacting to Ashok Bhan’s statement said, “The whole government and the administration under the leadership of the Lt. Governor of the UT are meeting people, listening to their problems and taking them into confidence on issues of concern and these steps have brought virtually the government to the doorstep of the people in villages, small towns and townships including the displaced people township in Jagti etc.”
Chrungoo further said, “The Congress needs to be reminded that the nation was divided in 1947 due to their inabilities and lust for power, huge and important areas of Jammu and Kashmir were virtually handed over to Pakistan and China right from 1947 to 1962 and thereafter by the Congress regimes”.
He further said, “the Congress led government at the centre which was in the saddle for six long decades sowed seeds of radicalism and appeasement resulting in terrorism in Punjab, North East and Jammu & Kashmir. The experiment of Congress with the National Conferene in and post 1987 led to the emergence of ‘terror-regime’ in J&K resulting in the forced mass exodus of the indegenous people of the valley, the Kashmiri Pandits after experiencing genocide and ethnic cleansing in the Kashmir valley at the hands of the terrorists”.
The Congress has been literally wiped out from half of the area of the nation including the erstwhile J&K state and the facade and tantrums like ‘political process, dialogue and taking stakeholders into confidence etc’ are meaningless political narrative that has lost relevance in the current context. These are the rhetoric of the tired and retired politicians who have lost hope and confidence so far as their political carrier is concerned.
“Moreover, it needs to be clarified that the elections to the UT Assembly can be held once the Delimitation Commission submits its report to the Election Commission and the government. Delimitation is an essential part of the political and election process in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir post the Domicile Notifications” added Chrungoo.