Cong will emerge as single largest party: Azad
STATE TIMES NEWS
KHOUR: Cautioning people against the exploitative agenda of BJP, leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha and former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister, Ghulam Nabi Azad on Thursday asserted that Congress will emerge as the single largest party in the ongoing Assembly elections here in Jammu and Kashmir.
“It is ironic that BJP leadership boastfully started its campaign on the slogan of ‘Vikas’, in the first phase and, after harping development for four phases returned to its original exploitative polarising noise for playing with the sentiments of people”, remarked Azad.
He further said, that it doesn’t not behave that the person of Prime Minister’s stature whom we respect to indulge in divisive and polarising cacophony, after re-affirming his commitment to his own slogan “Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas”.
Azad said, “This does not portent well for the state.”
In Kashmir, they have a different tone and language and in Jammu, they have different,” Azad said. He added that the statements made by the BJP on issues like Article 370, AFSPA and Refugees were only political gimmickry.
While addressing a mammoth public rally organised by Deputy Chief Minister, Tara Chand, on the last day of campaigning in Chhamb Assembly Segment, Ghulam Nabi Azad also cautioned the people to carefully see that which political parties are every now and then fuelling the fire of polarisation in the state and which is only political party which is thriving for upliftment of poor and downtrodden and overall development of all the three regions of the State.
Seeking votes in favour of Congress candidate, Tara Chand at Khour, Azad reminded that by exploiting sentiments of the people after Amarnath Land row, BJP had managed to win all time high 11 seats but party legislators have miserable failed to come up to the expectation of the people. “Everything is before you. BJP MLAs had backstabbed people of Jammu region by selling themselves in open market”, he told the people and asked, “whether you want to the repeat the same blunder which was committed in 2008 elections”? He further recalled that in 2002 Assembly elections BJP had only one MLA but in 2008 they won 11 seats by exploiting sentiments of the people. “Do not get trapped in to the web of BJP”, he told the people and asked them to select their representatives on the basis of their performance.
While criticising the candidates of rival political parties, Tara Chand informed the people that “a false frivolous propaganda has been initiated against him and his party by the rivals as they have no capacity and capability to inform the public about their vision and road map for Khour constituency. “I have worked day night for development of Khour Constituency and for the welfare of my people. About 46 High and Higher Secondary Schools, three Tehsils including Pargwal, Kharrah and Khour, one sub-division, four CD Blocks, eight Niabats, one Degree College, one Sub-District Hospital, 10 Primary Health Centers, Rs 50 crore worth Power Grid Station, eight Receiving Stations, is the hard work, which I have done for my area and people.”