As the entire National Conference hierarchy, of Block Mathwar including Block Development Chairman and 8 National Conference Sarpanchs, Panchs and other prominent political activists of Mathwar Block joined the BJP en-masse, senior leader Mr Devender Singh Rana today described the development as a wind of change sweeping across Jammu and Kashmir with people rejecting the double edged politics over double engine mechanism of governance for faster and equitable development.Mr Devender Rana said the people can’t be driven by exploitative politics anymore, as they know that the dubious and murkier politics has cost them dearly over the decades. He said those trying to be seen on both sides of the fence to remain relevant in the politics, especially in the Valley, are undermining the political understanding of the people, who are sagacious enough to read in between the lines.
After failing in selling the dreams of autonomy and self-rule, they conveniently and shamelessly tend to fill the space left by the Hurriyat Conference most of the time and become, proverbially, more loyal than the king once getting the loaves of power. This is the worst type of hypocrisy that has plunged Jammu and Kashmir to unprecedented political instability, he added.Welcoming the entire rank and file of National Conference unit of Block Mathwar including Block Development Chairman Mathwar Sharifan Bibi, Sain Khan, Sarpanch Dhanu, Neelam Devi, Sarpanch Bhagani, Sanjeev Singh Sarpanch Ranjan Upper, Sohan Singh, Sarpanch Rajan Lower, Naseem Fathima, Sarpanch Showa, Ashwani Kumar, Sarpanch Ghorda, Nakshatar Singh, Sarpanch Keri, Anwar Khan, Ex- Sarpanch Bhagani, Ravinder Singh Peter, Ex- Sarpanch, Sudarshan Singh Ex-Sarpanch, Mumtaz Ahmed, Ex- Sarpanch, Kuldeep Singh Langeh, Kabla Singh, Suresh Kumar Sharma, Rekha Langeh, Krishan Gopal, Talib Hussain, Nisha Jamwal, Tejpal Singh, Dayal Singh (Lucky), and other prominent political activists of Block Mathwar into the party fold, Mr. Rana said credibility deficit has taken toll on the self-centric politicians, which is why the people are deserting them in pursuit of an effective and responsive government that can fulfill their urges and aspirations, undertake development, ensure social justice, provide jobs and focus on economic growth.
This is possible only under a double engine dispensation which is focused towards Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Priyas, Sabka Vishwas, he said.Mr Rana said the BJP is committed towards a prosperous and inclusive Jammu and Kashmir with the people getting equal opportunities of progress and development, irrespective of regional or religious affiliations. The people deserve a better and fair deal in opportunities without any discrimination or appeasement, he observed.Referring to the recent targeted terror attacks in the Valley, Mr Rana said the people of Kashmir feel these inhuman and barbaric acts as affront to their glorious and inclusive heritage. He expressed solidarity with those becoming the target of terror and said the terrorists list is limited.Mr Rana congratulated the new entrants into the BJP and lauded their decision to serve the people effectively.Among others who joined the party on the occasion included Ram Dass, Sabar Hussain, Nek Alam, Ashok Kumar, Surinder Singh, Rajinder Singh, Bahadur Singh, Charanjeet Singh, Gh. Haider Niab Sarpanch Showa, Mohd Yosuf, Bagh Ali, Mohd Latief, Saugandaya Devi, Darshana Devi, Th. Isher Singh, Arjun Singh, Radha Devi, Parshotam Sharma, Tarsem Lal, Balbinder Singh, Milkhi Ram, Ashok Singh, Mir Hussain, Lal Singh, Varinder Kumar Niab Sarpanch Ghorda, Varinder Singh, Suram Chand, Dwarka Nath, Som Raj, Sunil Kumar, Mohd Alam Rana, Des Raj, Bishambher Dass, Kali Dass, Tilak Raj, Krshan Lal, Suneet Kumar and many others also joined the BJP.