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NPP accuses govt of trying to implement Dixon Plan

india Updated: Jan 14, 2014 23:13 IST
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National Panthers Party chief patron Bhim Singh has termed the move to create new administrative units in the state "another fraud to implement Dixon Plan (1951) to divide Jammu and Kashmir, from basic revenue units to regional level, on communal".

Addressing mediapersons on Tuesday, Singh alleged, "The dangerous approach adopted by the NC-Congress government for the constitution of new administrative units at tehsil, blocks, sub-division, niabat and girdawar and patwar halqa levels is illegal, unconstitutional and aimed at furthering the NC-Congress policy to create the so-called Chenab valley and Pir-Panchal sub-divisions by dissecting the Jammu region on communal lines."

"The Panthers will launch a movement for the delimitation of assembly constituencies first, and then the delimitation of the districts, tehsils and blocks, shall be done by an autonomous commission constituted by the governor. The present move of the government in the name of delimitation is a fraud and a communal move to divide the state according to the Dixon Plan. The Panthers reject it without any reservation," he added.

"The so-called drama by the Congress in opposing the ongoing exercise is just a farce. They say that they (Congress) differ with the NC on the issue, but both parties are actually two sides of the same coin," he alleged.

He alleged, "Chief minister Omar Abdullah knows that the Congress will be wiped out in the upcoming parliamentary elections, which is why he wants to hold state assembly and parliamentary elections simultaneously. However, the election commission has made it clear that the elections will be held separately."

"The Panthers want amendment in Article 370 providing special status to Jammu and Kashmir. The Article has been misused by the NC, Congress, PDP and BJP. The parliament should have power to make laws for the state," he said, appealing to "all political and social groups who stand for reorganisation of the state" to join hands in the battle of ballots this year to "defeat the forces opposed to democracy, rule of law, reorganisation and national integration".

He claimed that the Panthers Party would emerge as the "largest" party in the upcoming assembly elections, as it was the "only party fighting against corruption, communalism, terrorism and authoritarian and family rule" in the state.