JAMMU: Senior BJP leader Mr Devender Singh Rana today said that Jammu and Kashmir in general and the Valley in particular is on the path of recovery, peace and normalcy due to pro-people and the pro-development policies of the Centre, pro-actively being pursued and implemented by the UT Administration, notwithstanding targeted attacks by desperate terrorists, who are on run for their lives in the wake of sustained anti-terror operations by the valiant security forces with the active public cooperation.
“Pakistan sponsored terrorists, supported by chosen few sympathisers including irrelevant and disgruntled political actors are destined to fail in their machinations on the face of strong resentment by the people and resolute strategy of the forces”, Mr Rana said while welcoming Choudhary Showkat, who heads an NGO Saaf Suthra Movement into the BJP at a function held at Panchayat Chibba.
Asserting that the terror ecosystem was on the last breath, Mr Rana said zero tolerance strategy for terrorism is delivering positive results with terrorists finding their space shrinking. Decisive war against terror has unnerved the entire eco-system, especially the vested interests, who have based their politics on dead bodies and have unfortunately benefitted from the cult of terror. The people are appreciative of the fast improving situation with stone pelting and the culture of shut downs becoming nightmare of the past. The economic activities have gained momentum and tourism is picking up much to the delight of the people in general and those engaged with tourism trade in particular, he said and referred to the advance bookings and cent percent occupancy in hotels and lodges. This has raised hope among the stakeholders as also varied segments of the society associated with trade and tourism directly or indirectly, he said, asking how can this scenario be acceptable to those believing in boiling Kashmir for furtherance of their political agenda, which is why they are questioning the parameters of normalcy with barbaric acts of terror incidents that have claimed the lives of innocent civilians in recent weeks, triggering shock and grief across the nation.
Mr. Rana exuded confidence that the people will continue to support the initiatives of heralding peace and normalcy in J&K, which is imperative for overall development of all the regions and sub regions, irrespective of caste, creed and religion, as per the cherished agenda of Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi seeking Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas. He said peaceful Jammu and Kashmir will also lead to massive investments, a key to growth and job generation. The BJP leader cautioned the people against myopic political leaders, who do not hesitate in sacrificing public interest for personal benefit to remain relevant in politics. He said normalised J&K is against their scheme of things and political manveouring that’ has kept them closer to power corridors by indulging in deceit, deception and double speak.
“Time has come to call their bluff and work for realising prosperous, peaceful and progressive J&K where equitable opportunities are available to all, with discrimination or appeasement to none”, he said, adding that the people of this part of the country too have the right to grow and become part of the country’s growth story. Mr Devender Rana welcomed the new entrants and hopes that with their joining the BJP will be further strengthened at the grassroots level. Those present at the joining function were Rajinder Singh Chib District President BJP Rural, Prem Sagar Aziz, Rameshwar Dutt, Sarpanch Nirmala Devi, Bashir Kohli, Subash Gupta, Noor Shah, Rafiq Ahmed, Nazira Begum, Noor Mohd, Sanjay Sharma and others