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J&K to prove waterloo for Congress’s ‘Todo Yatra’: Rana

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JAMMU: Senior BJP leader Devender Singh Rana today lambasted the Congress for weakening the integral character of Jammu and Kashmir with the rest of the country from time to time, saying those undermining the crucial significance of repealing Article 370 and defaming India across the world over this sensitive issue have no right to even talk about binding the nation. 

“Congress has always divided the nation into religion and caste lines but they can’t anymore jump the redline to destabilize the nation by traversing to J&K under the umbrella of elements inimical to single entity of India, who have to lend their support to the so-called Yatra,” Rana said while interacting with various deputations who met him here today, adding that Jammu is going to prove waterloo for Rahul Gandhi and his bandwagon.

He questioned the moral plank of the yatra, asking how it can bind the nation when the beginning marked bonhomie with the most controversial and divisive priest in Kanyakumari. With the progression of the yatra, Congress attracted all those who belittled national pride and traditional unity. The climax of the yatra would be the blessings of the combined gang of India bashers whose sympathies remain with trans-border inimical countries, he added.

Devender Rana said Jammu is a land of warriors, who have offered numerous sacrifices for the integrity and sovereignty of the country and it cannot welcome those hell-bent on breaking the ethos of the country. He described the yatra as a misadventure and desperate attempt of the grand old party to attain some sort of relevance in Indian politics.

The deputations apprised him of various issues of immense public importance and responding to these Rana expressed satisfaction over the robust grievance redressal mechanism put in place by the Jammu and Kashmir administration, saying this has instilled a sense of confidence among the people to have their issues sorted out.

“The role of public representatives becomes crucial in highlighting the issues of community importance projected at appropriate levels to have these redressed earnestly,” Rana said.

A deputation of the Village Development Committee, Jandrah, Dhan, and Nagola (Block Dansal) also met Rana and submitted a memorandum, raising the issue regarding the building complex for the newly constructed Degree College for Jandrah.

According to the memorandum, the building developed cracks before being handed over to the higher education department for starting the classes. Being a serious issue, concerning the lives of young students, the Higher Education Department and the Disaster Management Agency had decided to wait for two rainy seasons to see whether the condition of the building further deteriorates or not. This entailed taking up the class work in rented accommodation. A panel was also constituted to monitor the status of the complex and take a view accordingly.

The committee members urged Rana to take up the issue with the Lieutenant Governor and all the concerned so that class work is resumed in the newly constructed complex after the requisite safety audit. They also expressed gratitude to him for taking a personal interest in getting the problems of the constituency solved.

Devender Rana assured that this important issue, as also other issues related to health, power, drinking water, and various utility services will be taken up with all the concerned for earnest and appropriate redressal.

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