Jammu to play equal role in governance, decision making: Rana
Post by RK News on Friday, March 24, 2023
Vijaypur, March 23- Senior BJP leader Devender Singh Rana Thursday said Jammu is destined to play equal role in the political discourse of the Union Territory.
He expressing happiness over realization that has dawned on the entire political spectrum of Jammu and Kashmir that political role of Jammu cannot be downplayed or put under the carpet anymore because of the self-centric politics of chosen and privileged few.
“Jammu region is not community specific but it encompasses all the people of the Jammu region, irrespective of religion, race or caste”, Devender Rana said at the sidelines of a function to inaugurate an education enterprise.
When asked to react over a senior politician and Member of Parliament raising slogans of Jai Dogra and Jai Jammu in Udhampur, Rana said this vindicates the position taken by him in the recent past.
He said he had not pitched for Jammu’s larger role in decision making and the political empowerment in the Jammu Declaration resolve three and half years ago to put one province against the other, or one segment of the society against the other but the historic fact of part played by this region in socio-economic development and political awakening of the erstwhile state that had got shadowed due to decades long discrimination and neglect by the vested interests.
The BJP leader said he was being mocked publicly and condemned as divisive and communal just for raising the voice of Jammu by those political outfits who are now raising the same slogans.
“Now the same lot of politicians take pride in raising slogans of Jai Jammu and Jai Dogra”, Rana said, adding this is the reality of Naya Jammu and Kashmir under Prime Minister Narendra Modi, which is steadily but single-mindedly treading the path of peace and normalcy.
He said the nightmare of choked Valley is over and the people there are relishing the benefits of normalcy, which had been grabbed by, not only the terrorists sponsored from across the borders but also by the local actors, who had developed vested interest in boiling Kashmir. “Their politics sustained on the turbulence in the Valley and they kept burning midnight oil in promoting the culture of stone pelting and hartals,” he added.