Srinagar : AICC Incharge (J&K) Rajani Patil (MP) has said that 75 years of Independence reflects the great contributions and selfless services of Congress Party to the Nation while refreshing the memories of supreme sacrifices of freedom fighters, who laid down their lives for achieving freedom from the British colonial rule.Patil also said that Congress shall continue to fight for people’s rights, and safeguard the unity and harmony in the country, which is under grave threat since Modi Govt assumed power.She was addressing a largely attended workers meeting on the concluding day of Padyatra at Achabal in Anantnag District.
JKPCC President Ghulam Ahmad led the Padyatra from Lisser which passed through Buchoo, Arhama, Akingam and concluded at Achabal.Addressing a largely attended workers meeting, Rajani Patil emphasized the Party workers to move on to defeat the falsehood and fake narratives being built by the BJP for electoral gains.BJPs attempts to distort the history is not going to help it (BJP) as the people both recognize and realize as to what the Nation has achieved during the Congress rule and what it has lost during BJP rule especially since 2014.BJP is undermining the democratic institutions to remain in power, but they will fail in their nefarious designs.
Addressing series of public meeting during Padyatra JKPCC President Ghulam Ahmad Mir slammed Modi Govt for taking away democratic rights of J&K, terming deferring of elections a blatant move to shy away from democratic process. BJP has realized that they cannot achieve anything given its mismanagement and misrule, so they are running away from the elections abandoning the common people of their rights.
Mir said people of J&K wont surrender before the ruling BJP, they will continue to fight for restoration of statehood and democratic rights, which have been snatched away by taking advantage of brute majority in Parliament on the part of BJP.Congress Party has always stood for poor and downtrodden sections in the country without any discrimination and is the only unifying force in the country, Mir added and said Party feels committed to safeguard the Constitution and democratic institutions.
Speaking on the occasion, JKPCC Working President Bhalla said that while Congress has always worked for uniting the society, the BJP's aim has been to divide the society on religious lines," he said. Their politics is based on pitting one community against other," he said.Listing efforts of the Congress in the development of the country and J&K, Bhalla sought support from the people to move ahead with the task. "Before independence, the country had to import even small things. We moved ahead on the road to economic development under the leadership of Congress and today almost everything is produced within the country," he said.
Referring to the service rendered to the country by Mahatama Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi, the Congress leader said the United Progressive Alliance government at the Centre made all efforts to fulfil their dream of making India a prosperous country. BJP had always tried to create hindrance in the Congress' effort of taking the country to greater heights, he alleged and asked the people not to get "befooled" by the party anymore, Bhalla added and said Congress has done commendable work for the welfare of widows, elderly people and the disabled by providing them social security pension in J&K, he said.
A large number of Schools, Colleges and Medical Centre were opened during Congress regime in J&K state.The UPA government at the Centre always cared for J&K and extended cooperation in its economic prosperity, Congress in J&K always stood for the development of the state and welfare of the poor and the downtrodden, he said, appealing to the voters to bring the party back to power to ensure their all-round prosperity.Bhalla asserted that the people will bring back Congress with a clear majority in J&K as it is the only party which can take all sections of the society along and lead the state on the path of development. He said J&K needs a party which can take all sections along and lead the state on the path of development.