National Conference-Congress alliance on Monday launched a joint campaign in Udhampur Parliamentary constituency and sought massive participation of people in the biggest democratic exercise to marginalise communal and deceptive forces.
Terming that voting for National Conference-Congress alliance would mean strengthening secular forces in Jammu and Kashmir, Provincial President Devender Singh sought peoples’ decisive verdict against reactionary and fascist elements.
“We have to foil the ugly game-plan of opportunists who have joined hands to destabilize the state by creating divisions among people and vitiating the atmosphere,” Rana said while addressing joint meeting of the alliance partners in Udhampur this afternoon.
Rana cautioned people against the challenge unfolded by unholy and undeclared BJP-PDP alliance to cut the secular votes in a desperate bid to seek passage for saffron candidates from the Jammu region. The game plan envisages exploiting the public sentiment by inciting passions and flaring up frivolous issues. “The two parties have been working overtime for a long to generate ill-will among the communities in order to polarize the situation,” he said and admonished them to desist from indulging in such a misadventure anymore.
The Provincial President expressed happiness over the senior Congress leader and Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad contesting from Udhampur parliamentary constituency and said his participation has infused renewed vigour among the people, given his track record and contribution in supplementing the efforts of Chief Minister Omar Abdullah in overall development of the three regions of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh. He said the efforts of Azad in sanctioning four medical colleges for Jammu and Kashmir, two of them in Kathua and Doda districts, have rekindled hope among the youngsters desirous of pursuing medical courses.
The joint efforts of the National Conference and Congress in transforming the developmental landscape of the State has become eyesore for the opponents, who see little role for their parties in the overall political spectrum of Jammu and Kashmir.
“Frustrated on the prospect of imminent defeat they have resorted to intrigue and deceit,” he said while predicting big defeat for BJP and PDP.
The Provincial President described Azad as a multi-faceted leader who has been enjoying excellent rapport with National Conference leadership. “We have galvanized our party units across the region to facilitate big win for Azad and Madan Lal Sharma”, Rana said while referring to the presence of National Conference in nook and corner of the State.