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Divisive forces caused harm to unity in J-K: NC

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Jammu, Oct 16: Senior National Conference (NC) leader Bimla Luthra Tuesday castigated “divisive forces” for indulging in rhetoric, saying they have caused colossal harm to the unity, amity and harmony of Jammu and Kashmir.

"These forces have failed in delivering and keeping up the promises when in power, and when out of it, they are exploiting public sentiment to push the state into a political crisis,” Luthra, state vice president of the NC's women's wing, said.

Welcoming several women BJP workers into the party fold at Bagh Mar village in R S Pura constituency here, the NC leader, according to a party press release described the BJP as a "spent force" and said "this party has lost the drive to serve the people because of its lust for power".

"The BJP has ditched Jammu and left in lurch the people, especially those living in remote areas and along the border. The prices are soaring on a daily basis, leaving the people in a lot of misery," she said.

Luthra claimed that this was because of the wrong policies of the BJP at the Centre and earlier in Jammu and Kashmir, where it shared power with an "equally opportunistic" PDP.

"The National Conference is the only party that can satiate the socio-political aspirations of the people of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh, and maintain unity and tranquility, which are facing a grave threat," she claimed.

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