State Times News RAMNAGAR: Asserting that unnatural alliance of BJP and PDP in 2015 was largely responsible for re-emergence of terrorism in the State of J&K, Harsh Dev Singh JKNPP Chairman and former Minister said that personalised and self-centered politics had shaken the faith of the common man in the present day political system. He said that BJP and PDP, the two diametrically opposed political parties had fought elections in 2014 with the slogans of uprooting each other. While the BJP leaders had vowed to demolish father-daughter party (Baap-Beti party), the PDP had announced wiping out of BJP in elections by dubbing it as communal and fascist organisation, he recalled. But to the utter dismay of people of both the regions of the State, the two proclaimed adversaries, joined hands to reap the dividends of power by disregarding their coherent paradoxes, lamented Singh. While the unethical move promoted alienation in Kashmir, it led to unprecedented public rage and revulsion against the opportunist politicians in Jammu region, said the NPP Chairman. He was addressing huge public gathering in Dehari in Ramnagar town today. Lambasting the BJP for its successive surrenders over the Jammu related issues for the sake of power, Singh said that it made an extremely awful beginning by acquiescing in the Kashmir centric Agenda of Alliance (AOA) which had nothing to offer for Jammu. “While the AOA assured retaining and restoration of special status of the State, dialogue with separatists and other anti-nationals, confidence building measures, for estranged youth and other sections, gradual reduction of troops, and other pro-separatist measures, the tall election promises of BJP and its own fundamentals were conveniently ignored and consigned to the oblivion”, he said adding not only BJP’s 70 years old slogans on Articles 370 and 35A recede into the background but its slogans of zero tolerance against terrorism and anti-nationals also evaporated into the thin air. “Having succumbed over all Jammu related and nationalist issues, the BJP embraced power by paying a huge price for the same. It not only betrayed the sentiments of Dogras but bartered away its own professed principles and age old philosophy to enjoy the fruits of power. It preferred expediency over ethics and power over principles. And now was the time when it would reap what it has sowed”, said Harsh. Maintaining that people were fast recognising the real face of saffron leadership, Singh said that public which exuded warmth in BJP meetings in 2014 was breathing fire. “Not only did the mandated leaders failed on the developmental front but failed to effectively counter and confront the anti-India forces. He said that raising of pro-Pakistan slogans in the Assembly by a Kashmir based legislator in the presence of BJP MLAs was a grim reminder of BJP’s wicked politicking and its most petrifying conduct while in power”, he said adding that such episodes were some of the bad shots in the feet of BJP for which Jammu will have to limp for years. Among those who spoke on the occasion include Manju Singh, Pawan Dev Singh, Pt. Shiv Ram, Kewal Sharma and Jagdish Raj besides others.
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