No compromise with Jammu interests: Rana

Asserting there was no question of compromising with interests of Jammu, provincial President National Conference, Devender Singh Rana Friday said it was matter of faith for the party to work for satiating aspirations of all the regions of Jammu and Kashmir, with equal opportunities of progress and development.

“Attempts of undermining Jammu interest will face stiff resistance and there is no question of compromising with it, come what may,” Rana said during his interactions with several delegations here.

Rana said National Conference has and will continue to raise the issues pertaining to Jammu at every forum. “We are the inheritors of the political philosophy of unity in diversity and single entity of J&K,” he said, adding this bonding cannot be disturbed by the myopic political agenda of those against the spirit of inclusiveness.

He said the party’s regional autonomy concept, documented over two-and-a-half decades ago was reflective of the distinct aspirations of the regions as per their ethos, culture and requirements.

Rana said equal opportunities of progress and development was imperative for the harmonious growth of J&K and that was what National Conference has strived during various spells of governance since 1975.

“Name any milestone and mega project conceived and executed for Jammu region, it owes its connect with the party, which has kept the public interest over and above anything else,” Rana said.

He said the unblemished record of public service was the reason for the party’s visibility and existence from Lakhanpur to Uri and Poonch to Chishul. “It is a cadre based party of the people, for the people and by the people of Jammu and Kashmir, irrespective of region, religion, caste or colour,” he said.