NC accuses BJP of betraying public trust of Jammu residents

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Jammu
  • Updated: Apr 16, 2014 11:47 IST

Describing BJP as the worst enemy of the Jammu region, senior National Conference leaders, minister for planning and development Ajay Sadhotra and provincial president Devender Singh Rana on Tuesday accused its legislators of bartering the trust of electors for personal gains.

“It is astonishing that after being caught and punished for indulging in unethical practices during 2011 Legislative Council elections, BJP high command took back the dispelled legislators into fold, showing high degree of insensitivity and political bankruptcy”, Sadhotra said while addressing party workers at Katra.

Sadhotra said that playing with public sentiment has been the trait of BJP, which has always indulged in deceit and deception to further its sinister political agenda. He said BJP legislators betrayed their voters by not representing their aspirations or seeking solution to their problems and instead created obstructions in the process of development and implementation of various welfare programmes. He referred to the track record of BJP legislators during the past five years and said that except for indulging in leg pulling between them and shying away from getting engaged into constructive discourse, their role has been dismal as far as public interest was concerned.

“With such a credibility deficit how can they justify their representation in the Parliament”, he said while exhorting the people to reject the obstructionists by electing the alliance candidates in the ongoing elections to Lok Sabha for representing the genuine aspirations of the region in particular and the state in general.

Rana said that dividing people on communal lines was not going to help the BJP to overcome its inherent problems, especially in Jammu that has been shining example of unity in diversity in true spirit of the composite ethos of the state.

“BJP cannot always derive political benefits by riding the demon of communalism”, he said adding that politically conscious voters would not get swayed by rhetoric, as they were capable of exercising their discretion on merits. He said the people want development and good governance, which, he added, could not be compensated by hollow slogans.

Sadhotra hoped that conscious and politically sagacious voters of the constituency would make best use of their votes and ensure the victory of the alliance candidate with huge margin. “Azad’s win will be the victory of progressive policies of the NC that has taken upon itself to steer the state to peace, progress and development”, he said.

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