Only NC can meet challenges; political space of BJP- PDP shrinking: Slathia
Vijaypur, Mar 04: Describing National Conference as a “unifying force” that alone could deal with major challenges facing Jammu and Kashmir, former minister and senior vice-president of NC Surjeet Singh Slathia on Sunday said the political space of BJP and PDP is shrinking fast as a result of their “anti-people and divisive policies”.
According to a NC press release, addressing workers at Rajinderpura Bagoona in Vijaypur Assembly constituency, Salathia said, “National Conference has never compromised with its political philosophy of unity, amity and brotherhood — that is core of the state’s pluralistic ethos.”
He decried the anti-poor policies of the coalition government saying “these have pushed the state to unprecedented crisis, misgovernance and political uncertainty, and the people were facing major brunt due to developmental and administrative inertia and lack of accountability in the government.”
On this occasion, several prominent activists of Congress joined the NC and reposed their faith in its policies and programmes, the press release said.
Welcoming the new entrants, Slathia hoped that they will become part of the great public movement to accomplish “Sher-i-Kashmir’s mission” of making Jammu and Kashmir a vibrant and progressive state.
He referred the initiatives taken by NC from time to time in shaping the destiny of the people during most testing times and standing guarantee to progress, peace and development of Jammu and Kashmir.