BJP used ministers for campaigning but failed to go beyond 4 districts in Jammu division: Devender Rana

Jammu: National Conference provisional president Devendra Rana Thursday said that Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) even after using top ministers and big faces in recently concluded DDC elections failed to go beyond four districts of Jammu region.

Addressing a news conference this evening in Jammu division, Rana, as per news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), said that BJP was confined to four districts only in Jammu division and people have reposed their trust in JKNC once again in the maiden District Development Council (DDC), elections.

He said that before the maiden DDC elections NC was right-of and people would say this party doesn’t exist anywhere but the mandate given to National Conference depicts it as the party of people Pan-J&K and Ladakh.

The results show that people have reposed their trust in National Conference (NC) party and it’s just the beginning as it’ll enter like a Tsunami (referring to emerge) across the J&K now, he said.

He said that In the recently concluded DDC elections, NC’s strike rate remained highest with 41 percent followed by BJP at 33 percent and Congress party at 14 percent only and even in the Jammu division NC scored big and remained the second-largest vote securing party.

Rana said that a polarization atmosphere was created in the recently concluded DDC elections and divisive politics was played but NC has outplayed with the support of the general public since it’s only JKNC that can connect all the regions and religions across J&K and Ladakh.

He said that, “Those who claimed to make Cheif Minister from their party even failed to make it beyond four districts and even the big names in their party have lost from native villages in DDC elections.”

Naming the BJP leaders who lost, he said BJP chief Ravinder Raina, Jugal Kishore, Sunil Sharma lost from their home constituencies while Nanda Shakti lost from two constituencies depicts the reflection of the lack of confidence of people over the leadership of BJP in J&K since all of them failed to gain votes from native places.

He said that in the recently concluded elections almost the entire New Delhi government (BJP) campaigned for BJP in Jammu and Kashmir including the Ministers who asked for votes in the name of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

“BJP faces in Jammu and Kashmir will fail to win even at Panchayat levels also if they don’t ask for votes on name of PM Modi even the big names failed to win in DDC elections”, he said. “Ministers who campaigned for BJP in Jammu and Kashmir introduced their Candidates as PM Modi’s candidates.”

He also said that the Panchayat Raj Act enforced in Jammu and Kashmir earlier was stronger than any of the parts across India.

The provisional president said that the Jammu and Kashmir National Conference earlier demanded autonomy for Jammu and Kashmir under the framework of the Indian constitution only.

To a question about the Roshni Act, the provisional president said that all those involved must be punished and the matter is sub-judice before the court besides CBI is a very credible agency and let them investigate — (KNO)