BJP promised Jammu statehood, delivered neglect, deprivation: Rana
JAMMU : National Conference Provincial President Devender Singh Rana today assailed the BJP for compromising with the honour, pride and aspirations of Jammu, saying all tall promises proved hoax with the people finding themselves downgraded as secondary class citizens in the two Union Territories.
“What happened to promised statehood for Jammu, which the people were assured by the BJP in order to fulfill their aspirations as they, according to the party, felt that they had not got their due share in governance,” Rana asked while interacting with media persons here.
He said, “The people of Jammu in turn got abject neglect and deprivation from even basic amenities. He regretted that the people of Jammu are being meted out a treatment as if they were secondary class citizens.
Describing the Dogras as architects of the state of Jammu and Kashmir, Rana lamented that they were being neglected and relegated to secondary position.
“This has generated anger, discontentment and disillusion among the people, which is needed to be understood and addressed by those holding the reins of the governance,” he said and referred to the unfulfilled promises made by the BJP with Jammu
The Provincial President said that the National Conference has been a strong votary of the J&K state, as a single entity with regional autonomy to various regions and sub regions.