BJP–PDP pursuing communal politics: Rana


Dansal – Political Advisor to the Chief Minister Devender Singh Rana said that the BJP and PDP are unleashing a wave of communal and divisive politics in the state in a bid to create political instability for petty political gains.

Rana who was addressing a public gathering here after laying foundation stone of community hall at Dansal, for which he has provided Rs. 22.00 lacs out of his constituency development fund, said that the BJP and the PDP are struggling hard in different parts of the state to somehow raise communal passions without bothering about the welfare of the people of the state.

 “Instead of bringing different communities together, efforts of the BJP and PDP are to create a wedge between the various communities just to somehow divide the society, fragment it, tear it apart and get some political advantage”, Rana said adding that the communal elements whether they belong to any political group, region or religion need to be identified and isolated.

Rana said BJP is a fountain head of communal politics in the country and was now spreading communalism in the state for petty political gains which does not go in favour of the state and its people. He said BJP has lost its moorings in the state and is now struggling to hopelessly reestablish itself by raising issues with communal overtones thereby attempting to disturb the secular fabric of the state.

The Political Advisor said the PDP which lacks ideology and is fighting internal crises due to dissension within the party leadership is trying to somehow keep itself afloat by indulging in divisive politics so that the focus shifts from the internal dynamics of that party (PDP). 

Rana said J&K National Conference will continue to strive to maintain and uphold the secular fabric of the state and will fight the divisive forces whose basic intent is to somehow destabilize the polity in the state.

The Political Advisor said unemployment and unemployability are two major issues confronting the youth of the state and the government is making all out efforts to ensure that maximum opportunities for employment are created in the state as also initiate skill development programmes to ensure capacity building of the youth. He said from the day first the Chief Minister Omar Abdullah took over in the state he concentrated on addressing the unemployment crises seriously and Sher-e-Kashmir Employment & Welfare Policy for Youth (SKEWPY) is the outcome of his (Chief Minister’s) keenness to address the unemployment and expand job opportunities for the youth. He said SKEWPY is the new initiative the first of its kind in the country to address unemployment crisis. He urged the youth to come forward and take full benefit of the scheme.

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