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RAJOURI: Union Minister Dr. Jitendra Singh said here on Thursday that while Congress and National Conference (NC) divided the communities, BJP gave justice to all and the striking example of this is that even as these political parties were trying to appease one community at the cost of the other, they did not give political reservation to the Scheduled Tribes, which would have benefited large sections of population including Gujjars and Bakarwals.
It is the Modi Govt which has undone this injustice, he said.
Addressing an enthusiastically attended public rally in support of the BJP candidate Asif Choudhary at Doongi near here, Dr. Jitendra accused Congress, National Conference and PDP of befooling the innocent masses in the name of self-rule and autonomy by using these two slogans to camouflage perpetration of dynasty rule by them.
It is Prime Minister Narendra Modi, he said, who has made us understand the real meaning of self-rule and autonomy, which is born from the grassroots and to those who ask what has been gained from abrogation of Article 370, the brief answer is that we got District Development Councils and 73rd,74th Amendments of local self-government.
Dr. Jitendra said, the three parties, namely Congress, National Conference and PDP, had thrived all these years through politics of communal and regional divide. It is for the first time in the last six years under Prime Minister Narendra Modi that the benefits of reforms and developments have been sought to be carried to the needy and the deserving, regardless of religion, caste or creed.
He observed, this area is known for its high level of literacy and nationally renowned literary writers and yet the first Degree College was set up here only recently.
Being very close to the LoC, Dr. Jitendra said, people living here have been facing constant hardships. It is for the first time, the plan to construct bunkers over here was taken up and upgraded road connectivity was established.
He said, a plan for rail connectivity to this area is also being worked out, which will open new vistas of development and easy accessibility.
Pointing out that this rally was being held just about 4 Kilometers away from LoC, Dr. Singh predicted that a day will come when the part of this area which has gone under illegal occupation of Pakistan due to the mistakes of the Congress governments, will be retrieved back and people living there would also get the benefit of having District Development Councils and three-tier grassroot democracy. He said, an era of development and equal distribution resources has begun under the Modi government and with the passage of time, this will ensure distinct outcomes.