The State unit of BJP has termed the opposition by National Conference to observing September 23 as “State Holiday” in honour of Maharaj Hari Singh as most unfortunate. The party reminds National Conference that it was Maharaja Hari Singh who crowned Sheikh Abdullah as Administrator and then the Prime Minister of the State.
“It was Maharaja Hari Singh who had given his consent for the Constituent Assembly of the state for framing the State’s Constitution. Had Maharaja not shown his magnanimity, there would have been no rule of NC in the state,” said Balbir Ram Rattan, BJP State Spokesperson in a press statement issued here today.
Balbir Ram Rattan, while charging the NC for being a party of anti-Jammu, anti-Maharaja and most opportunist, asked its leaders to go through the history before opposing the resolution of Legislative Council which seeks declaration of holiday on the birthday of great Dogra ruler Maharaja Hari Singh. He said that the NC should not forget that their present existence is the gift of the then Maharaja, who had showered his blessings on Sheikh Abdullah.
Balbir Ram Rattan questioned the Jammu based leaders of NC, particularly Davinder Rana, who is riding in two boats because of his political compulsions and asked him to clarify whether he subscribes to ideology of NC, which has always been anti-Jammu and valley-centric or he honours the sentiments of Dogras.
“If Rana is honestly concerned for the honour of Dogra ruler, he must come out of NC and prove his sincerity otherwise it will be assumed that he is trying to mislead the people of Jammu,” said Balbir Ram.
Giving a brief account of National Conference’s past history in the state, the BJP Spokesperson said that NC, being a regional party, always remained confined to valley. It has been even shown doors by its people and is left as a frustrated bunch without any vision.
“Besides, NC has been instrumental in creating mess in valley, firstly by remaining soft towards terrorism in the state and then sitting mute when it was in the chair and the entire Pandit community was forced to migrate from the valley. People in state, particularly in valley, have seen into their machinations and abandoned it for good,” said Balbir Ram Rattan.
The BJP Spokesperson also added that while under NC rule , the state stooped to its all time low , the resurrection done by BJP is not being digested by NC, which is living in fools’ paradise.