Lauding the spirit with which the people of Reasi, irrespective of caste, creed, colour, religion, foiled machinations of divisive forces in the wake of recent self-styled vigilantism, National Conference on Thursday said harmony and brotherhood remains corner-stone of the state’s glorious ethos.
“Any attempt of subverting harmony is against the idea of Jammu and Kashmir”, NC District President and former minister Jagjeevan Lal said while addressing party functionaries at a meeting.
Jagjeevan Lal said that National Conference has all along worked for strengthening the bonds of amity and brotherhood and would do so despite provocations of divisive forces. “The people stood resolutely against those disrupting harmony and it is strength of the state’s ethos”, he said and lauded the party cadre for rising to the occasion and meeting the challenge.
The former minister referred to the governance deficit of the PDP-BJP coalition and said that failure on all fronts has put the state in a peculiar situation. While law and order is deteriorating with each passing day, development has taken a huge dent. The process of development undertaken during the previous National Conference led government has come to a standstill due to lack of vision among the coalition partners. “They are indulging in diversionary tactics instead of concentrating on governance”, he said adding that the people of all the three regions of the state are suffering as a consequence. He said the erratic power and drinking water supply besides scarce rations at the CAPD outlets are major irritants that have been hitting the people most.
Block President Raj Kumar and other functionaries including Capt Retd Ram Lal also addressed the meeting and highlighted the problems faced to the people of Reasi.
Those who were present in the meeting included: Tariq Bhat, Ibrahim, Ghulam Nabi, Noor Mohd, Haram Singh, Ratan Bhagat, Babli, Charan Dass, Ayob Bhat, Tara Mani, Capt. Gandarb, Beli Ram and others.