2014 polls between secular and communal thought: Azad

Greater Kashmir

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Poonch, Mar 15: Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare and former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir Ghulam Nabi Azad Saturday said the coming Lok Sabha elections will be contest between communal and secular thought.
 “The battle line has been drawn and now the people have to chose what they want in New Delhi – the secular UPA or communal NDA”, Azad said, while addressing a public meeting here today.
 He said that BJP is completely working on communal ideology and want to divide the national on communal lines. “Modi want to run the country on the pattern of Gujrat but people of entire country will give him a strong lesson in elections”, he said.
 Once again targeting regional parties (one of which is its ally in state), the union minister said, “This election is not between regional parties but between two political thoughts”. “UPA, which represents secular thought, is facing NDA which believes in communalism”, he said.
 Recalling his achievements as Chief minister, Azad said, “I got just two and half years as Chief Minister and I tried my best to serve all the there regions of the state”.
 He said during his tenure, the Chakan da Bgah-Rawalaote route was opened for Cross-LoC trade and travel in record time of there months.
 He referred to the number of projects including Mughal road and sanctioning of Medial College in the region besides road network, upgradation health and education sectors and schemes like MGNREGA & other welfare measures taken up during these years for the benefit of common man to usher in an era of overall development.
 Prof. Saifuddin Soz said that the foundation of the country has been laid on secular ideals and harmony amongst different sections keeping in view of the pluralistic character of the nation and those spreading hatred are weakening the nation. He urged people to reject such forces that can disturb and destroy the secular fabric of our nation.
 Provincial President National Conference Devender Rana targeted both PDP and BJP by terming them as two faces of same coin.
 He said that BJP plays politics in the name of Lord Shanker and Mufti plays politics in the name of Allah. “Both of them are threat to democracy and people should give them strong lesson in electoral battle”, he said.