Provincial President Devender Singh Rana on Thursday vowed that National Conference (NC) will not allow BJP to convert Jammu and Kashmir as a hate- theatre by dividing people on religious lines in collusion with PDP to derive political mileage across the country.
Addressing block level conventions of his party at Thanamandi and Rajouri on the first day of his four-day tour to the district, Rana cautioned the workers to remain vigilant against the disruptive elements who are out to polarise the situation by vitiating the atmosphere ahead of 2014 elections.
He warned peace breakers not to undermine the secular credentials of the people of Jammu and Kashmir and said that they can rise in full strength to frustrate their misadventures, as they have done in the past.
Rana described PDP and BJP two faces of the same coin, saying they have a common plank in keeping the state on boil to further their political interests. In this context, he referred to the clandestine understanding between the two parties during 2008 land row agitation and the recent Kishtwar disturbances. “PDP and BJP have been hand in glove to create wedge between the people.
The Provincial President dwelt in detail on the political scenario across the country and said that some parties have tailored their electoral strategies with thrust on whipping up communal passions to derive maximum political benefit. In this context he mentioned about the emergence of hardcore elements in the political horizon whose track record has been highly doubtful and deplorable. “They will do their worst to make the state like Jammu and Kashmir a flash point by dividing the people and exploiting it elsewhere in the country”, he said and drew the attention of the people to the recent disturbances in Kishtwar.
“In Rajouri also, disruptive elements tried to bring people face to face early this year with eye on elections and destabilizing the democratic institutions”, Rana said adding that the political parties, pretending diverse views publicly, remained on the same page to achieve their sinister agenda.
The Provincial President asked the party workers to close rank and file and get prepared for the big democratic exercise next year. He exuded confidence that his party will emerge victorious in the elections at the strength of extremely good work done by the government led by Omar Abdullah. He said National Conference has a chequered history of public service spanning over seven decades.