BJP J&K celebrated “Vilay Diwas” the Accession Day of Jammu & Kashmir to the Union of India with full pomp and show in the middle of city, where tens of thousands of BJP activists and general public gathered to participate in the grand celebration of most important day in the recent history of the State of Jammu & Kashmir. BJP National President and J&K Prabhari Avinash Rai Khanna was the chief guest on occasion which was also marked by the presence of Union MoS Dr. Jitendra Singh, State President & MLA Sat Sharma, Deputy CM Dr. Nirmal Singh, Lok Sabha MP Jugal Kishore Sharma, Rajya Sabha MP Shamsher Singh Manhas, MLC Ashok Khajuria, Party Chief Whip & MLA Rajesh Gupta and other senior leaders of party.
Avinash Rai Khanna, while addressing mammoth rally congratulated residents of Jammu & Kashmir for the vital day and said that every person must bear in mind the history, historical facts, leaders and important sacrifices made to nurture and protect the community. He said that BJP believes in fulfilling the commitments made to the public so all the activists have to work extensively utilizing full energy. He said that in this struggle people have to face many difficulties like those BJP and RSS activists, who are living in Kerala are being killed in front of their family members. He also exhorted all to take Centre government schemes to the public.
Dr. Jitendra Singh said that although this generation didn’t get a chance to take part in the freedom struggle, but still this generation has a chance to live and make sacrifices for the Nation. He said that Pt. Nehru deliberately didn’t give enough space to Sardar Patel to look after affairs of J&K which led to present confusion created by certain unscrupulous elements. He said that “J&K is an integral part of India” itself is written in golden words and there is undoubtedly no issue on it, except how to take back PoJK and Gilgit-Baltistan. He also challenged opposition for a debate on various issues related to Accession and State Subject and asked that these corrupt politicians have befooled public for 3 generations, while discussing 4 categories of State subject laws introduced by Maharaja, which had provisions for granting relaxations under existing rules. He said that once Maharaja Hari singh was an emblem of “Vikas Purush” and now that role has been adopted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Sat Sharma congratulated the activists for the historic day and said that although the previous generations are aware of the facts of the historic merger of the state with the dominion of India but at the same time they have the greater responsibility of passing on this legacy to the future generations so that they are also made aware of the supreme sacrifices made by their earlier generations for the brighter future ahead. He called upon all to celebrate this day as the Deepawali in their vicinity so as to send a loud and clear message to all. He also charged Congress with the betrayal to common man, when it supported holiday for Sheikh but not for Maharaja.
Jugal Kishore Sharma charged congress with the tag of corrupt and selfish party, which used to tie the hands of Indian Army, whenever there was a need, but now the army is at liberty to bounce back with full force. He said that Centre Government has given liberal funding for the development of state and is very keen to address all pending issues.
Shamsher Singh Manhas voiced the commitment of BJP to fight for whole of J&K, what was once under the reign of Maharaja and charged Congress for looting and exploiting the Nation for continuously 70 years and said that they have no moral grounds for asking questions.
State General Secretary Harinder Gupta carried the proceedings of the stage, while State Vice-President Yudhvir Sethi, who looked after the affairs of rally, presented vote of thanks.
State Vice-Presidents Bharat Bhushan and Karan Singh, State General Secretary Dr. Narinder Singh, Ministers Sham Choudhary, Bali Bhagat and Priya Sethi, MLC Ramesh Arora, Vikram Randhawa, Surinder Ambardar and Girdhari Lal Raina, MLAs Rajiv Sharma and Dr. Gagan Bhagat, State Secretary Sanjay Baru, District Presidents Jangbir Singh, Baldev Singh Billawaria, Ayodhya Gupta, Omi Khajuria, Manmohan Singh and Chandji Bhat and all the senior leaders, activists and general public graced the occasion.