Rana predicts rout of PDP in 2014





Mendhar/Jammu, March 2 (Scoop News) -Predicting total annihilation of People’s Democratic Party in 2014 elections because of its duplicity and anti-people policies, Provincial President National Conference Mr Devender Singh Rana on Saturday said the process of its degeneration has already begun.


            Welcoming renowned spiritual leader Peer Mazhar Ali Shah and his associates in National Conference at a massive rally at at Salwa in Mendhar this afternoon, Mr Rana said his joining will reinvigorate the party further, enabling it to achieve the cherished agenda of Sher-i-Kashmir Sheikh Mohammed Abdullah making Jammu and Kashmir economically stable and politically vibrant state.

            Peer Mazhar Ali Shah joined the National Conference along with prominent workers after resigning from PDP.

            Owing to his influence in the entire Rajouri and Poonch belt, Peer Sahib’s joining NC is considered a major setback to People’s Democratic Party.

            On behalf of the party President Dr Farooq Abdullah and Chief Minister Mr Omar Abdullah, the Provincial President congratulated Peer Sahib and his associates for their sagacious decision.

              The Provincial President referred to the dubious role of PDP in dividing the people with a sinister objective of weakening National Conference from time to time and said in one manifestation or the other, the power hungry leaders have been intriguing against the legacy of Sher-i-Kashmir Sheikh Mohammed Abdullah. Their role in 1984 and 1986 in destabilizing the democratically elected government of Dr Farooq Abdullah is no secret; he said adding that their anti-people role in 1990 brought the state to virtual disaster.

“These elements have not given up; they tried their worst after 2008 elections by conspiring against Mr Omar Abdullah, in closed door secret meetings, fearing that a youthful leader taking over the command in state politics will retard their growth whatsoever”, he maintained.

He said divisive politics of the parties like PDP and BJP are detrimental to the growth and prosperity of Jammu and Kashmir which is facing peculiar problems on economic and political fronts that need unique treatment with a sense of urgency. He referred to the difficult situation created by vested interests in 2008 by inciting people on communal and regional basis. They again tried to vitiate the situation in 2009 and 2010 by encouraging unrest in the Valley, he said adding the sagacious leadership of Omar Abdullah frustrated all their designs. He said the maneuvering of PDP exposed the people to enormous problems and brought the state to  morass. However, he maintained that the situation was brought under control and a new era of peace dawned in 2011 that gave fillip to economic activity and tourism promotion.

Mr Rana referred to the multi-pronged approach adopted by the National Conference with Chief Minister Omar Abdullah focusing on achieving the developmental agenda and seeking resolution of political issues simultaneously. He urged the party workers to expose double speak and negative politics of vested interests and speak forcefully about the achievements registered in various sectors despite difficult economic scenario.

He urged party cadres at grassroots to work cohesively with focus on alleviating the sufferings of people.

            “People are fed up with rhetoric and emotive slogans being raised by vested interests”, he said while addressing party workers at Poonch, on the second day of his visit to Rajouri-Poonch belt, adding they look towards National Conference with a great deal of hope to steer them out of the difficult situation. He assured his party will maintain people’s sacred trust and continue to work for their betterment irrespective of caste, creed, colour or region as enshrined in the charter of National Conference.

            

He said divisive politics of the parties like PDP and BJP are detrimental to the growth and prosperity of Jammu and Kashmir which is facing peculiar problems on economic and political fronts that need unique treatment with a sense of urgency. National Conference, he said, is conscious of its responsibilities to meet these challenges courageously. He referred to the initiatives taken in this regard and said the party is committed to make Jammu and Kashmir a better and peaceful state to live in.

 

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