Jammu, July 31: Hitting out at the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) leadership for its “dubious role in promoting separatism and creating disharmony “in the inclusive Jammu and Kashmir over the decades in different avatars, senior BJP leader Devender Singh Rana today advised them not to test public memory, as they stand exposed for their “dubious politics and double speak.”
According to a press note, he was reacting to remarks of PDP President Mehbooba Mufti, against BJP at the PDP Foundation Day. Rana while talking to the reporters said the people of Kashmir are well aware about the dubious role played by the PDP and its leadership in different forms and colours to instigate and exploit the people.
“When it suits the PDP leadership, they can go to any extent in raising communal passions, as they did in 1984 and 1987,”Rana said, recalling the years of Mufti Mohammed Sayeed as Home Minister when the national interest was hugely compromised. He said the PDP’s close links with anti-national and subversive elements, especially during 2002 and 2009 are well known. He recalled the sinister observations of the then PDP Chief who went to the extent of telling terrorists in 2002 that they need not worry as their representatives were in the Assembly.
“Much water has flown down the Jhelum during the past five years after abrogation of Article 370 that brought about discernible turnaround in the situation in the Valley and opened up vistas of economic opportunities across Jammu and Kashmir in the wake of focused attention towards infrastructural development and massive investments,”Rana said while addressing the workers.
He advised the opportunistic political entities in public space to shun colour blindness and muster the courage to move outside their comfort zones and ask the people associated with tourism and allied industries and they will tell them about the dividends of peace that has brought cheer in the lives of millions, they kept them deprived of for over three decades as a sinister strategy to remain in the power corridors. Normalised and peaceful Kashmir doesn’t fit in with their schemes, which is why they can’t conceal their discomfort on seeing the Valley humming with activities round the clock, be it summer or the winter. Never ever has Kashmir witnessed such a tourism and pilgrim boom that is directly associated with the economy of both the regions of Kashmir and Jammu, he added.