75 years of Independence reflect great contributions, selfless services of Congress party: Patil
Srinagar: AICC Incharge (J&K) Rajani Patil (MP) has said that 75 years of Independence reflects the great contributions and selfless services of the Congress Party to the Nation while refreshing the memories of the supreme sacrifices of freedom fighters, who laid down their lives for achieving freedom from the British colonial rule.
Patil also said that Congress shall continue to fight for people’s rights, and safeguard the unity and harmony in the country, which is under grave threat since Modi Govt assumed power.
She was addressing largely attended workers meeting on the concluding day of Padyatra at Achabal in Anantnag District.
JKPCC President Ghulam Ahmad led the Padyatra from Lisser which passed through Buchoo, Arhama, Akingam, and concluded at Achabal.
Addressing a largely attended workers’ meeting, Rajani Patil emphasized the Party workers to “move on to defeat the falsehood and fake narratives being built by the BJP for electoral gains”.
“BJP’s attempts to distort the history is not going to help it (BJP) as the people both recognize and realize as to what the Nation has achieved during the Congress rule and what it has lost during BJP rule, especially since 2014. BJP is undermining the democratic institutions to remain in power, but they will fail in their nefarious designs,” said Patil.
Addressing a series of public meetings during Padyatra JKPCC President Ghulam Ahmad Mir “slammed Modi Govt for taking away the democratic rights of J&K, terming deferring of elections a blatant move to shy away from the democratic process”. “BJP has realized that they cannot achieve anything given its mismanagement and misrule, so they are running away from the elections abandoning the common people of their rights.”
Mir said that “the people of J&K won’t surrender before the ruling BJP, they will continue to fight for the restoration of statehood and democratic rights, which have been snatched away by taking advantage of brute majority in Parliament on the part of BJP”.
Congress Party has always stood for poor and downtrodden sections in the country without any discrimination and is the only unifying force in the country, Mir added and said Party feels committed to safeguarding the Constitution and democratic institutions.
Speaking on the occasion, JKPCC Working President Bhalla said that while Congress has always worked for uniting the society, “the BJP’s aim has been to divide the society on religious lines. Their politics is based on pitting one community against other”.
“A large number of Schools, Colleges, and Medical Centre were opened during the Congress regime in J&K state. The UPA government at the Centre always cared for J&K and extended cooperation in its economic prosperity, Congress in J&K always stood for the development of the state and welfare of the poor and the downtrodden,” he said, appealing to the voters to bring the party back to power to ensure their all-round prosperity.
Bhalla asserted that the people will bring back Congress with a clear majority in J&K as it is the only party that can take all sections of the society along and leads the state on the path of development. He said J&K needs a party that can take all sections along and leads the state on the path of development.
Former JKPCC President Peerzada Mohd.Sayeed also participated in the Padyatra and highlighted the selfless services and sacrifices given by the Congress Party to the Nation before and after independence.