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JAMMU: Former Minister and senior Congress leader Raman Bhalla said that the ensuing state of instability and chaos in J&K was a matter of serious concern, which if not taken seriously could prove disastrous.
Addressing prominent persons of Gandhi Nagar Constituency here on Wednesday, Bhalla said that governance instability, policy inconsistency and the deteriorating law and order situation in the State were reminders of how the slogan of change raised by the ousted ruling alliance had proven to be a hoax.
Bhalla said that the current atmosphere of despondency, doom and anxiety in the Valley is making things worst in the absence of constructive and reconciliatory politics. He accused the ousted PDP-BJP Government in the State as well as the Central of being responsible for the rapidly deteriorating situation in J&K and said that communal polarization, chaos and anarchy have engulfed all the three regions of the State.
“Under PDP-BJP Government, people of the State were being pitted against one another along regional and religious lines. This was being done with a design to seek specific political dividends by the ruling regime,” he alleged.
Bhalla said that both PDP-BJP only promoted communal and regional divide. “Today’s situation is the outcome of the misrule and poor governance in the State. They have proved as worst failure and are trying again to befool people,” Bhalla said.
Lashing out at BJP for creating controversies to serve their vested interests, Bhalla accused PDP and BJP of creating an atmosphere of uncertainty in the State. He said they (PDP-BJP) went to every extent to remain in power, while the approach of the both coalition partners was contradictory, but despite that they were sharing power.
Bhalla said that both PDP-BJP deliberately created hurdles in the peace and development of the State by doing politics on sensitive issues, as a result, the situation in the State especially in Valley continues to deteriorate, which is a matter of great concern. He said the Coalition Government was creating social and political uncertainty to remain in power in the State.
Describing the Congress Party, as the only secular force in India, Bhalla said Congress Party has always strengthened the secularism and it will continue to safeguard the secular fabric in India. He said Congress Party will defeat the designs of BJP creating atmosphere of ‘discord’ in the State. “We will not allow them to play with the emotions of people for political gains,” Bhalla asserted.
District Jammu Urban President Vikram Malhotra said that “After testing different political parties, now there is realisation among people of Jammu region,” adding that it is historical fact Congress’s inclusive policies and developmental agenda have ensured balanced development in the State.
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