Jammu Tawi, April 22
National Conference (NC) provincial president Devender Singh Rana on Saturday expressed concern over attempts being made by the ruling PDP and BJP to bring people of the Jammu and Kashmir regions in an eyeball to eyeball situation by systematically polarizing the situation. “The diverse narrative of the two coalition partners has hugely made the already volatile situation complex and complicated”, Rana said and suspected a deep rooted conspiracy in pushing the state to disaster and devastation. Rana was speaking at a function held to welcome several political activists of Kathua into National Conference.
He said the divisive narrative of the BJP cannot be brushed aside or wrapped under the carpet in view of its dangerous connotations, which may be part of the sinister larger agenda of trifurcating the state. He said the recent intriguing developments; especially the irresponsible statements by those in the government should not be seen in isolation. “These seem to be part of a larger conspiracy”, he said. Referring to the recent statement of Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, claiming with confidence, to bring transformation in Jammu and Kashmir within a year without spelling the contours, Rana said instead of witnessing any improvement, the Valley is burning and Jammu is simmering. Rana said the situation in Kashmir is quite grave and a cause of concern for all. “Those trying to justify every measure by pretending to be nationalists are doing disservice to the country”, he said and lambasted the self-styled protagonists of nationalism. National Conference district president Urban, Dharamvir Singh Jamwal and senior National Conference Leader Som Nath Khajuria also welcomed the new entrants in the party fold. Bharati Sharma, provincial joint secretary National Conference introduced the new entrants and exuded confidence that with their joining the party will get further reinvigorated to meet the challenge posed by PDP-BJP dispensation.
Prominent among those who joined the National Conference included Rajeev Kumar, Daleep Kumar, Deepak Chandan, Vivek Sharma, Deepak Bharti, Kartik Jamwal, Bhupinder Kumar and others.