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Backdoor appointments have pushed J and K to the wall

Future of youth bleak under PDP-BJP regime: Rana


Jammu, Nov 21 (KNS): National Conference Provincial President Devender Singh Rana said the shrinking of job avenues and brazen acts of backdoor appointments have pushed Jammu and Kashmir to the wall, as they see their future bleak under PDP-BJP dispensation.
In a Statement issued to KNS senior NC leader and provincial president said The tall claims of the coalition government with regard to empowerment of youth are falling flat, as they were getting further alienated by nepotism and political considerations guiding the recruitment”, Rana said while welcoming several youth activists into the Youth National Conference at a function at Sher-e-Kashmir Bhavant here.
Rana accused the coalition government of failing in bringing a job policy and said the initiatives taken during the previous government led by Omar Abdullah have been negated. He said unemployment continues to be a biggest challenge for industrially underdeveloped state like Jammu and Kashmir but the insensitive dispensation is yet to appreciate this phenomenon. In this context he referred to SKEPWY besides Udaan and Himayat programmes and said these had rekindled hope among the unemployed educated but political myopism has taken them backwards.
The Provincial President lauded the unity and resilience demonstrated by young people in all the three regions of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh and said National Conference will not be a fence sitter on issue concerning them. He said the youth had to be provided ample opportunities to flourish but the present government is playing with their careers by blocking all avenues of their growth.
Exhorting Youth National Conference workers to generate awareness about anti-youth and anti-people policies of the government, Rana said that instead of focusing on governance and development the coalition was indulging in antagonizing different segments of society, especially the youth to divert the attention from real issues. He said the coalition partners have miserably failed in fulfilling promises made to the people before and after the elections. “They appear to be in competition to score points over one another as a result of which the governance has taken rear seat”, he added.
Welcoming young people into the party fold, Rana exuded confidence that they will further strengthen the cadre and take forward the public movement under the banner of National Conference to meet challenges faced to the state on various fronts. He said the youth have a crucial role in shaping the destiny of this under-privileged state and create a situation wherein people belonging to various segments of society and region can have equal opportunities to progress and prosper.
He said National Conference has always been in the forefront to channelize youth power towards productive pursuits and generating avenues for them in the political arena. “Today’s workers are leaders of tomorrow”, he said hoping the youth to emulate the role of towering party leaders, who have offered numerous sacrifices to strengthen the bonds of amity between various sections of society during most testing times.
Speaking on the occasion, Provincial Youth National Conference President Ajaz Jan referred to the growing discontentment among youth, especially unemployed educated and held the PDP-BJP dispensation responsible for pushing them to the wall by pursuing anti-youth policies.
Jan said the youth are feeling let down and betrayed, as the past over three years have witnessed nepotism ruling roost and political exigencies guiding recruitments, mostly through backdoor channels. He said the youth were finding themselves in a precarious situation with avenues of jobs shrinking and recruitment process moving ahead in a snails pace. Devender Singh Rana and Jan besides senior National Conference leaders profusely greeted the young entrants, hoping this will bring renewed vigour in the cadre at the grass roots level. Those who joined the party included Vikram Singh Manhas, Sunny Dogra, Sunil Singh Kala, Chandan Singh, Amit Singh, Mr Sahil Sharma, Mr Kunal Gupta, Mr Deeraj Sharma, Mr Sandeep Singh, Mukesh Kumar, Monu Verma, Ajay Singh, Tarvinder Singh, Viny Manhas and Ajay Manhas. Provincial Vice President YNC Mr Imran Goni introduced the new entrants to senior leaders. They reposed their faith in the policies and programmes of National Conference headed by Dr Farooq Abdullah and Omar Abdullah. Prominent among those present on the occasion included Rohit Bali and Kr. Yashwardan Singh, Vice Presidents YNC, Rohit Kerni District President YNC, S. Tejinder Singh ( Aman), Waqar Lone , Retish Koul and others.(KNS)