Jammu: The National Conference (NC) on Tuesday expressed apprehensions that BJP-led government in Delhi might appoint a Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) Pracharak as Governor of Jammu and Kashmir “to trample the special identity of the State”.
The party reasoned that the Peoples Democratic Party’s indecisiveness on forming the government would pave way for the “direct RSS rule in the State.”
NC Provincial President in Jammu and Nagrota MLA Davinder Singh Rana mad these remarks while addressing senior party functionaries at the party’s Jammu headquarters.
Rana’s made his apprehensions public on a day when Governor’s rule, implemented in the state after the demise of former Chief Minister Mufti Muhammad Sayeed, completed two months.
Governor NN Vohra is serving his second consecutive term in Raj Bhawan following his appointment in June 2008. He is among a few UPA-appointed Governors who were not replaced by the Modi-led government after BJP’s massive win in 2014 elections.
Rana said the BJP appointed Governors have unleashed “unhealthy democratic practices” in various states of India.
He expressed apprehension that the political uncertainty might lead to a situation to replace Vohra by a “person owing allegiance to Nagpur (RSS headquarters) and Jhandewalan (RSS headquarters in New Delhi)”.
Describing J&K as a politically sensitive state, Rana said the legislative powers vested with the Governor can create a piquant situation if a person with motivated ideology replaces the current incumbent.
“PDP will entirely be responsible for such an ugly development as its indecisiveness has potential of prolonging the political stalemate and gubernatorial rule,” he said.
Rana accused PDP of bartering the trust of electors and said “if any political propriety remains in its leadership, they should either form the government or intimate the Governor accordingly so that process for snap polls can be initiated”.
“NC, being the third largest party as far as numbers in the Assembly are concerned, has already ruled out any possibility of its joining any alliance,” he said.