President JKPCC Ghulam Ahmed Mir has said that U-Turn by the BJP-PDP on their ideologies and all core issues has exposed the two parties before the electorates for their opportunistic politics.Addressing a convention of District Congress Committee Reasi, PCC Chief said that BJP-PDP are fundamentally oppose each other on all core issues and their opportunistic alliance is a betrayal to their respective electorates whom they exploited on the basis of their own ideology and commitments to various contentious issues in the state. Mir said that both the parties maintain their public posturing on various core issues which being in coalition for the sake of power only has created an atmosphere of confusion and mistrust in the minds of people. The fundamental difference and compulsions of politics drive both the parties to keep their rhetoric’s to hoodwink the people but the people have understand their tactics and fed up from their public posture on various issues.
He said that Congress re-emerging as a strong force in all parts of the state, as the people have realized that both the parties (BJP-PDP) exploited them on the basis of region, religion and other sentiments on different issues as per tactical understanding in order to reach the ladder of power and have no commitment to their ideologies and stand exposed before the people of all three regions of the state.Mir lashed out at BJP for its U-Turn on all important commitments made during elections and said falsehood of Mr. Modi Government has exposed during short period of one year. He referred to various announcements like to bring back black money and control of prices of essential commodities, Mr. Mir said that it has failed in all fronts and working for the benefit of rich and corporate sector only.
JKPCC Chief said that secularism is a strength of our nation and the state and Congress is the only party which represent each and every sections of this pluralistic society. He said that the genuine workers and leaders of the party would get due place and asked them to maintain close rapport with the masses of grass root level and highlight their problems as a vibrant and affective opposition. He lauded the Congress workers and District Congress Committee for taking out procession to take up the public demands and said that PCC would fight for the genuine issues of public both inside and outside of the state legislature.Mula Ram-Vice President PCC while addressing, cautioned the people against the divisive politics of BJP-PDP and other caste based and religion based parties who are weakening the secular fabric of the state.
He said that Congress is the only force which has always taken care of poor and downtrodden sections of society and asked people to strengthen Congress party at all levels and expressed confidence that Congress would stage a comeback. Jugal Kishore Sharma-MLC and group leader in the Upper House, while welcoming the PCC President and other senior leaders of the party highlighted the local issues of the district regarding Community Health Center (CHC) at Reasi, abolishing of Toll Plaza at Ban and issues of Baridars in the Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine. He said that during elections Prime Minister Mr. Narinder Modi made promises to give share to the Housing and Baridars of Shrine. He lashed out at BJP for exploiting the religious sentiments of the people and ensure empowerment of Jammu region, but party has surrendered all important issues for the sake of power.
He said that BJP is stand exposed for its double standard and the Congress workers would expose this power hungry politics.Mr. Aijaz Ahmed Khan-Deputy leader CLP said that Congress is strong enough in district Reasi and it has secured largest votes in the district. He said that BJP-PDP are stand exposed for their unholy alliance.Earlier, hundreds of Congress workers led by Shri Jugal Kishore Sharma (MLC) and Shri Pritam Singh-President DCC Reasi marched through main bazaar of the Reasi city and submitted a memorandum to District Administration over the issue of setting up of AIIMS in Jammu, Opening of Community Health Center at Reasi, Abolishing of Toll Tax at Ban, Share to Pujaries and Baridars of Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board and demanding of wages to the workers and opposing realignment of Katra-Banihal Railway Line.
Prominent among those who spoke/attended the convention include S/Shri Smt Kanta Bhan-Vice President PCC; Ravinder Sharma-Chief Spokesman PCC, Rajnish Sharma-Co-Treasrur PCC, Namrata Sharma-General Secretary PCC, Indu Pawar-President Mahila Congress, Pranav Shagotra-President PYC, Pawan Raina, Narinder Sharma, Pritam Singh, Hari Singh Chib, Pankaj Basotra-LYC, Geeta Devi, Shakeel Shah, Sardari Lal Dubey, Smt. Rehana, Arun Sharma, Ajit Kumar, Tariq Bhatt, Munshi Ram Salalia, Kewal Singh, Mohd. Shafi, Noor Mohd., Mohd. Sadiq, Prem Singh and others.