Jammu, June 13: National Conference Provincial President Devender Singh Rana today sought restoration of statehood to Jammu and Kashmir with guarantee for rights to lands and jobs to permanent residents.
According to a statement issued here, Rana during an interaction with National Conference functionaries of Rajouri District, Rural and Urban, through virtual mode said “the promise held out in Parliament about restoration of statehood should be fulfilled forthwith.”
“Calling for further reinvigorating National Conference at the grass-roots level, Rana said the blend of experience of the senior colleagues and enthusiasm of the young would lead Jammu and Kashmir to surmount all its challenges on all fronts,” the statement reads. “Rana exhorted the cadre to gear up for a big role in the near future, as the people have greater expectations from the National Conference.”
Referring to the obtaining political situation, the Provincial President said “the challenges are manifold and the response has to be pro-active for seeking a better life for the people by carving out a major role for them in the decision-making, which is the essence of democracy.”
Rana hoped the administration would appreciate the imperative of ensuring regulated power and drinking water supply, better road network, availability of rations and above all, a viable health infrastructure to cope up with the challenge of corona virus that has brought enormous miseries to the people.
During their interventions, Provincial President Youth National Conference Ajaz Jan urged the youth to channelize their energies for steering Jammu and Kashmir to peace and progress.