ANANTNAG: Union Home minister and senior Bhartiya Janta Party leader Rajnath Singh Friday said that People’s Democratic Party and National Conference didn’t want peace to prevail in Kashmir.
“Some political parties don’t want peace in Jammu and Kashmir. Both PDP and NC for their political interests play a major part in this game,” Rajnath said in his telephonic address to a BJP rally in Pahalgam.
He said that BJP’s agenda is to bring peace and prosperity in the state. “But some parties are against the peace here. They (PDP, NC) see peace a biggest threat to their survival,” Rajnath told the gathering.
Accusing the PDP and coalition partners, Congress and NC of failing to incorporate 73rd amendment of Indian constitution in state’s Panchayat Raj Act, Rajnath said, “None of them wanted the institution of Panchayat to be empowered. They knew the empowerment of Panchayats will render them powerless in Kashmir.” He said that BJP, if elected to power, will work towards strengthening the Panchayats to ensure that the democracy reaches the doorstep of the common man.
He urged people to strengthen the party in the state for the development and prosperity. “BJP wants besides, the empowerment of a common man, to develop all the regions of the state which so far have been ignored by the successive regimes,” he told the gathering.
He said government of India is providing huge sums to the state but the men at helm do not properly utilise the amount on ground.
“Only BJP government in JK can ensure the proper utilization of funds. So for a change your vote matters a lot. You must make a good use of your vote to end the dynastic politics,” Rajnath told the party supporters.