Jammu: Saying that National Conference has never been driven by myopic or partisan politics, Provincial President Devender Singh Rana on Sunday asserted its foundations are based on inclusiveness with opportunities of progress for all, irrespective or regional, racial or religious affiliations.
“We have all along rejected politics based on region, religion or caste, as it is not only alien to our glorious ethos but the cherished principles of Sher-e-Kashmir Sheikh Mohammed Abdullah”, Rana, who is also Member Legislative Council, said while laying foundation stone of mini stadium at Dhok Waziran in Nagrota Assembly Constituency.
He decried the politics of division and hatred and said those perpetrating and promoting it were, in fact, doing irreparable harm to the interests of the state and the nation. “Treading this path may be full of thorns but for the overall good of the state and its people, National Conference has all along made this as its political philosophy and offered sacrifices to harness it at all the levels”, he added.
Rana took divisive and opportunistic politicians head on, saying they were playing with fire by instigating people on communal and regional lines as part of vote bank strategy. In this process, they have lost their direction and sense of proportion as to what was right and wrong for the people of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh”, he said while urging the people to maintain this precious legacy at all costs. “These elements will come in different guises before you and try to emotional exploitation as part of their sinister plan to create wedge and polarisation between communities”, he said while cautioning that such a catastrophe will push the state to morass. He asked the people to maintain unity and foil the attempts of vested interests.