Won’t allow BJP- RSS to overtake Vaishno Devi Shrine Board

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Sang Parivar design to engineer Board Act 1986 ‘sinister’

JAMMU: Describing imposition of service tax on the helicopter service from Katra to Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine on Trikuta Hills as beginning of the bigger BJP-RSS Plan to take over the control of the Shrine Board, Provincial President, Devender Singh Rana, Monday said the people in general and the National Conference in particular, will fight this sinister move tooth and nail.

 “We won’t allow BJP-RSS to spread its tentacles to the management of the revered and most thronged holy shrine of Northern India”, Rana said.

Cautioning the PDP-BJP government against any such misadventure, Rana said the overt and covert attempts are being made to amend the Jammu and Kashmir Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Act, 1986 to carve out a role for the Sangh Parivar in the shrine affairs.

He said levying of service tax should not be viewed in isolation, as it is not going to add up much to the state coffers but this is being done with a definite road-map on the instructions from Nagpur and Jhandewaala. “The PDP is more than pleased to further the Sangh agenda in Jammu and Kashmir”, Rana said.

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