Rana retorts Sajjad Lone
Filed Under: Media & Tech, World | Posted: 07/18/2012 at 6:27AM
Comments | Region: India
Srinagar,July 18(Scoop News) :- Devender Singh Rana, Political Advisor to the Chief Minister has expressed his shock and dismay at the irresponsible and defamatory statement issued by Sajjad Lone and shall move the court for defamation.
Rana said Sajjad has maligned his reputation and tarnished his image by leveling purely false and concocted allegations which are frivolous and baseless in content and as such deserve no cognizance.
Rana said he has been a strong votary of probity in public life and has always been proud of upholding his honour, dignity and integrity in the discharge of his duties in the government.
Rana said while he is proud of the fact that with the dint of his hard work he is a successful first generation entrepreneur who has generated nearly two thousand jobs in the state out of which one thousand are in Jammu and one thousand in Kashmir province, he is more proud of the fact that he has never mixed his business with the politics and has never used his politics to promote his business and kept them both in separate air tight compartments.
Rana said "I am fully aware of the reasons of the pangs of Sajjad Lone for the cable industry but I would leave it to his conscience to introspect and decide". He said "I challenge Mr. Sajjad Lone or anybody else to cite or prove even a single instance in the last three and half years that I have called up any government functionary for any of my business interests, even a single instance shall be good enough for me to suffer consequences". He said "I have resigned from all executive positions of my businesses before assuming the office in the government and so have no link whatsoever with the day to day running of my businesses". Rana further said "I want to put on record that Take 1 and JK Media is operating in Kashmir since 2003 and is not something which has cropped up recently as has been wrongly projected by Sajjad Lone".
Rana said that Sajjad is also unfortunately raising a bogey of regional bias. He said he is pained and deeply hurt by this and urges all from political scape of the state to not play divisive politics for petty gains as nothing is more important than unity and integrity of the state. He said that divisive regional politics has already done a lot of damage to the state and its people and so let’s not rake up those issues which damage the cause of the Jammu and Kashmir and its people.
Rana said he has already asked his lawyer to move the court of law to file a defamation suit against Sajjad Lone for making reckless false allegations against his person.