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BJP-RSS must drop idea of projecting Modi as PM’s candidate: Cong
JAMMU, Sept 6: Secretary, AICC Ex-Servicemen Department, Capt. Praveen Davar has said that BJP-RSS must drop the idea of projecting Narinder Modi as Prime Minister’s candidate after expose made by senior Police Officer Banjara about him. He said that Country will never accept any communal person while asserting that secularism is the basic strength of our nation.

Addressing a function at Suchet Garh today organized to pay tributes to martyr Sepoy Romesh Kumar who laid down his life for the nation in Poonch Sector in the year 1998, AICC Secretary urged the ex-servicemen to assume the role of soldiers of secularism in order to defeat the challenge posed by the communal; and fundamental forces who are posing threat to the unity and integrity of the nation.

He paid rich tributes to martyr Romesh Kumar and remembered the freedom fighters and security personnel who gave supreme sacrifices for the sake of the nation. He said the role of border people and large number of serving as well as ex-servicemen for their role and devotion towards nation.

Davar said that Congress party led by Sonia Gandhi has given important rights to the contrymen through the process of legislation. He mentioned five rights as Right to Information(RTI), Right to Education(RTE), Right to Employment( MGNREGA), Right to Food (Food Security Act) and Right to Land Accusation Act).

RS Chib in his address paid rich tributes to martyr Romesh Kumar and said that a number of soldiers from the border belt have laid down their lives for defending the territory of the nation and we have proud of such devotion to duty. He said that by remembering the martyrs, we perform our duty towards them and the nation which inspire the younger generation to come forward for the service of nation.

He said that India has a glorious history in defeating the enemy in the battle field and referred to the surrender of one lakh Pakistan Army during 1971 war which is un-parallel in the history of the World. He said that leadership of the Country right from Pt. Jawahar al Nehru has laid down strong foundations of the Country in all fronts and Country has progressed in all spheres of life.

Chib referred to the problems of refugees and displaced persons of 1947, 65 and 1971 as well as those from West Pakistan and said that Congress party has taken major initiatives to resolve their long pending demands of one time settlement and ownership right etc. He said that JK PCC under the leadership of Prof. Saifuddin Soz has vigorously taken up the issue with the State and the Central Govt.. He also referred to the problems of border people and said that special attention and concession should be given to them in view of the hardships and sufferings faced by these people.

Ravinder Sharma-MLC General Secretary and Spokesperson also paid rich tributes to martyr Romesh Kumar and said that the sacrifices of such people for the sake of nation would be remembered for all times to come. He referred to the issues of border people and said that Congress party has promised to take up the demands of granting a special concession and benefits to the border belt 8-10 Kms. near border on the pattern of RBA. As regard to demand of displaced persons of different categories and refugees of West Pakistan Sharma said that Congress party is committed to get their genuine demands settled in the shortest possible time. He regretted that some political parties and forces are playing politics on the human sufferings causing delay in final solution to their problems.

News Updated at : Saturday, September 7, 2013
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