Rana takes on PDP
Nagrota, Aug 12: Accusing PDP leadership of being fountainhead of conspiracies, falsehood and deceit, Political Advisor to the Chief Minister Devender Singh Rana has said the party is responsible for thwarting and derailing the democratic process in the state during 1977, 1984, 1987, 1989, 1990 and 2008.
Addressing party workers at Dhokwaziran in Nagrota assembly constituency here, Rana said; “PDP’s opportunism can be gauged from the fact that having been rejected by the Congress they are ready to join hands with communal BJP.” He said the PDP leadership is praising the same BJP which they have been ridiculing all along. “They are now finding fault with the Congress that they unconditionally offered to support after 2009 elections going even to the extent of offering unconditional support so long as the National Conference does not come into power,” he said and added that PDP is power hungry and waiting to grab power.
Rana said that the polity of the state and the country as a whole has changed and is looking towards a clean, honest, accountable, transparent political setup which is not based on small political machinations but on a vision for the larger good of the people. He said National Conference under the leadership of Omar Abdullah has been focusing on value based politics where truth, integrity, clean and good intentions play a pivotal role with the sole aim and objective of providing an effective system of governance.
Rana said it is unfortunate that while the PDP leadership today is crying hoarse about the power crises in the state during their three year tenure they did not initiate even a single power project which could have helped to improve the power scenario in the state. “In fact the Rs 3900 crore which was received as power reform grant between 2002-2005 was swindled,” he said and added that even if Rs 1000 crore out of Rs 3900 crore had been spent on power reforms during 2002 to 2005 the power scenario today would have been much better. On the contrary, Rana said that between 1996 to 2002 Baghliar and Sawalakote were started and the present Omar Abdullah led coalition government has initiated various power projects which include 93 MW Ganderbal, 450 MW Baghliar Stage-II, 37.5 MW Parnai, 1856 MW Sawalakote, 240 MW Karthai, 250 MW Lower Parnai and 990 MW Karthai-II, 600 MW Kiru, 520 MW Kawar and 1000 MW Pakal Dul and 850 MW Rattle project has been taken up and other projects are under various stages of their execution.
Rana also lashed out the PDP for terming the Omar Abdullah led government as anti employees, he said the present dispensation has implemented the sixth pay commission in letter and spirit despite financial constraints and unlike neighboring states who have either not implemented it or have partially implemented it. He said the process of disbursing arrears as per the agreement with the employees has been initiated and the process of regularization of adhoc and contractual employees have been initiated.
Rana said in order to enhance the employability of educated youth and opening of new avenues of employment in them, Omar Abdullah led government has focused on skill development all across the state. He said about 23 Degree Colleges, 18 polytechnic colleges and over a dozen of ITIs have been opened in the state.
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