Terming PDP and BJP as two divisive political forces in the state, Devender Singh Rana, Political Advisor to the Chief Minister said the designs of the two parties are similar though they like to camouflage them in the garb of different political colours.
J&K, he said, has repeatedly given its verdict rejecting these divisive forces. The verdicts of 2008 and 2009 are two recent instances when elections for assembly and Lok Sabha took place.The recent instance is the Legislative Council elections.
“2014 will mark a historic victory of the secular forces and cast a burial note for the communal divisive political forces,” presumes Rana while addressing party workers meeting at Bani on Wednesday. He said BJP has already disintegrated under the weight of its own internal dissension while as PDP is cracking under the crisis of faith in the leadership and shall disintegrate much before 2014 elections.
Rana informed the Omar Abdullah led coalition government will make J&K a power surplus state for which various steps have been already initiated. Power projects which include 93 Mega Watts Ganderbal, 450 MW Baglihar Stage-II, 37.5 Mega Watts Parnai, 1856 MW Sawalakote, 240 MW Karthai, 250 MW Lower Parnai and 990 MW Karthai-II, 600 MW Kiru, 520 MW Kawar and 1000 MW Pakal Dul and 850 MW Rattle project and other projects are under various stages of their execution.
Rana accused PDP of not initiating even a single power project in their three year tenure. “Rs. 3900 crore grant which was received by the PDP as power reform grant from 2002 2005 was swindled away for cheap political gimmicks rather than initiating power reforms to strengthen transmission and distribution system in the state,” Rana said.
“If only Rs. 1000 crore out of Rs. 3900 crore had been spent on power reforms during 2002 to 2005 by the PDP, the power scenario today would have been much better,” Rana was quoted saying.