Regional parties not capable to counter BJP’s divisive agenda: Azad
STATE TIMES NEWS
GUREZ: Asserting that Congress-led Government alone can change the destiny of remote, backward and far flung areas of the State, Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha and former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir Ghulam Nabi Azad said that we have demonstrated our will and ability between 2006-08 to spread the fruits of developments to the hitherto neglected and marginalised areas like Gurez, Tangdhar, Dadakh, Chenab valley, Arnas, Pir Panjal etc.
Seeking a decisive mandate from the people of the State, Ghulam Nabi Azad said that only Congress-led Government can assure continuity and momentum for the development in the State in the most equitable, balanced and just way.
Azad was addressing a public gathering on Saturday at Tulail, Gurez, in support of Congress Party Candidate Raja Faqir Mohammad Khan Gurezi, Ex-MLA.
Giving an overview of the works done by him as Chief Minister for remote and far off areas like Gurez, Tangdhar etc, Azad said that roads, colleges, hospitals, schools were constructed during the Congress-led regime in a coordinated and expeditious manner and these landmarks are visible on the ground.
Azad also recalled about the special recruitment drives which were carried out for the local youth in J and K Police and CRPF during his tenure, adding that unemployment is a tough challenge to be addressed with a comprehensive action plan.
Trashing the claims of certain regional parties who were seeking vote in the name of stopping BJP’s onslaught in J and K, Azad said that people of the State know how these regional parties are going overboard to mollycoddle BJP in their lust for power and that their claims of fighting the saffron party are actually far from truth.
He further said that it is the Congress party alone which has the capacity and determination to thwart the divisive agenda of BJP and therefore, the need of the hour is to strengthen the Congress Party in the State.
Asserting that Congress has an agenda and roadmap which can accommodate the urges and aspirations of all regions and sections with fairness, equity and justice, Azad called upon the people of the State to give a decisive and convincing mandate to the Congress Party in order to revive the process of development with renewed thrust.
While drawing attention of the people to the devastating earthquake in October 2005, Azad said that the massive reconstruction work was started by his Govt with the full support of UPA Govt in a coordinated, efficient and serious manner, as that was the first challenge which Congress-led Government had to tackle.
Azad said that time-tested, credible and capable regime of Congress-led Govt alone can bring out the flood-ravaged State out of morass and put the devastated economy of the State on the path of reconstruction, prosperity and progress.
“If development-oriented, clean and transparent governance is what people of flood-ravaged J and K require people must give chance to Congress Party, as its credentials in reconstruction are very well known” said Azad.