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BJP observes “Save Democracy Day”

BJP works for Nation, Congress works for power: BJP National General Secretary Dr. Anil Jain

Jammu & Kashmir BJP observed “Save Democracy Day” to mark the dark period of “Emergency” which was imposed in the Nation 43 years ago. BJP National General Secretary Dr. Anil Jain was the chief guest in the programme organized by the state BJP which was presided over by former Dy. CM of the state Kavinder Gupta. MP Jugal Kishore Sharma, MLC Ashok Khajuria, District President Baldev Singh Billawaria shared the stage.

State Vice-President Yudhvir Sethi, State General Secretary (Org.) Ashok Kaul, State General Secretary Dr. Narinder Singh, State Office Bearers, Morcha State Presidents, District Presidents, senior leaders were also present along with the persons who were jailed during the period of emergency.

The function started with the showering of flower petals on the portraits of great personalities, Jai Prakash Narayan and Nana ji Deshmukh.

While addressing the gathering, Anil Jain said that the “Save Democracy Day” is observed by the party as the ill decision of Congress government clamped the Emergency to plug the freedom of expressions, while curbing every type of civil liberty and snatching the fundamental rights of the people. He alleged that Congress always preferred its own interests over the National interest to remain in power. He said that the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi when feared that she will be ousted from power by the people, imposed emergency to become a dictator.

Dr. Jain said that former PM Jawahar Lal Nehru in his friendship for former CM Sheikh Abdullah and grudge for Maharaja Hari Singh harmed the cause of Jammu & Kashmir.

He said that previous to 2014 India was thudded with scams and now due to able leadership of Modi ji, India is on the path of “numero uno” in every field around the world. He said that BJP works with the aim of “Antodaya” to uplift every neglected person or section while believing in the sayings of “Vasudev Kutumbhakam” and “Sarve Bhavantu Sukhinah”. He stressed that our aim is to take the country on “Param Vaibhav” and emphasized the importance of dedication for country in our hearts.

Dr. Jain in his address termed the people of Jammu as vibrant, emotional and energetic and said that he always felt good while he served as the Seh-Prabhari for the J&K state.

He said that BJP works for Nation and Congress for power and for doing so it always murdered the democracy be it in its own party or in government citing the examples of making Pt. Nehru as president of Congress party in place of Netaji Subhash Chander Bose or making of Pt. Nehru as PM of India in place of Sardar Patel.

Jugal Kishore Sharma alleged that the wrong policies of Congress government led to the present problems in the state of Jammu & Kashmir. He said that Congress always misused the official machinery for its own hunger of power and serving the single family at the cost of other National heroes, who were thoughtfully ignored from the history.

Kavinder Gupta recalled the memories of emergency period and the its aftermath on the civil society, especially the crackdown on the Nationalistic population to curb every opposing voice. He said that the arrogance of Congress party led it to take the decision of imposition of “Emergency” in the country.

The programme also stood witness to the sharing of personal experiences by a number of persons who were jailed at the time of emergency.

Surinder Sharma conducted the proceedings of the stage.