Jammu, Apr, 17:
JKPCC Chief and Congress candidate from Anantnag parliamentary constituency GA Mir along with former Minister and Congress contesting candidate from Jammu-Poonch parliamentary seat Raman Bhalla today sought votes and of Kashmiri Migrants at Muthi today. Prominent among those present on the occasion include Former Minister Mulla Ram, Former Minister Raman Matto, Chief Spokesperson Ravinder Sharma, Yougesh Saini, Rural Distt President Hari Singh Chib, Manmohan Singh, Retd. Commissioner Secretary Vinod Koul, RK Bhat , Hera Lal Pandita, Rajiv Saraf, Chaman Lal Koul beside others others.
They made a fervent appeal to migrant voters of the Srinagar and Anantnag Parliamentary constituencies to cast their votes in favour of Dr Farooq Abdullah and Ghulam Ahmed Mir to strengthen secular forces. PDP-BJP dispensation has betrayed the people of the State in general and migrants in particular by failing in addressing to their accumulated problems, former Mir said in Jagti today. Mir asked BJP as to what progress has been made in fulfilling the vacancies for the migrant youth under Prime Minister’s package in the past five years. He said the NC-Congress government had undertaken fast-track recruitment keeping in view the age and miseries of the unemployed educated youth. He sought massive mandate for him, hoping that people will come in large numbers to cast their votes. Mir expressed anguish over delay in renovation of migrant colonies and ensuring regulated drinking water and power supply.
Mir urged upon the KPs to gear up for the ensuing Lok Sabha Elections and ensures his victory with an overwhelming majority, for the fact victory of Congress candidate will be the victory of secular forces in the State.
He said that high time for the people to defeat the menace of BJP-PDP combination, which is hell bent upon to divide people on religious and regional lines for the sake of power. People have realized that the PDP BJP Coalition which is responsible for the agony and anguish of the people and their vote to PDP will not serve their motive. Mir reminded the people of betrayal and backstabbing on the part of PDP with their electorates during 2014 Assembly Elections, when PDP secured votes to checkmate BJP, but what happened after the results is known to people of valley and this time people will vote against anti-people and wrong policies of PDP BJP Coalition, which was fully responsible for the damages caused to life and property in the valley. He said BJP-PDP failed people in every respect, people have realized that they have been misled by PDP to serve its vested interests, but this time the situation is fairly different as there is a deep alienation among the people due to the betrayal by PDP, he felt confident that they (people) will defeat PDP for its anti-people polices in the Valley. The fire of communalism and polarization that is being fanned and is spreading across the length and breadth of this country needs to be stopped before it engulfs our values and robs us of our rights, our sense of dignity and our special constitutional status, he added. Mir said by pretending to be anti-BJP before the elections, the PDP not only hoodwinked public opinion in the Valley but also became instrumental in strengthening saffron brigade in Jammu. He termed the rhetoric of PDP-BJP in those elections as a fixed match and warned the dubious and communal forces like PDP and BJP not to test the political maturity of the people in Kashmir, saying they are capable to read between the lines.
Mir speaking on the occasion said that with the PDP-BJP coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir tangled in controversies and policy paralysis creating pessimism in the state, 3.5 lakh displaced Kashmiri Pandits have lost hope of any concrete plan for their rehabilitation and resettlement in the Valley. Consensus has eluded them on ways to implement even the plan announced by the previous United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government.