New Delhi: Soon after joining the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) here in the national capital, Former Jammu and Kashmir National Conference (NC) leader Devendra Singh Rana said the time has come that Jammu too should have a political narrative.
Addressing the media after joining the BJP at its headquarters here, Rana said he believed in a political narrative from Jammu. To that end, he said he was in talks with political parties about the Jammu declaration and it was the BJP that was forthcoming.
“Time has come that Jammu too should have a political narrative. It will be our endeavour under Prime Minister Narendra Modi and others to create an inclusive narrative for Jammu in Jammu and Kashmir. We will not allow ‘Dixon’ plan and their supporters to succeed,” said the former NC leader.
He said the BJP would take the people of Jammu and Kashmir forward in the national interest.
Surjit Singh Slathia, who also joined BJP today, said that narrative would strengthen the secular fabric and ethos of the region. Earlier today, Rana and Slathia joined BJP in the presence of Union Ministers Hardeep Singh Puri, Dharmendra Pradhan, and Jitendra Singh.
BJP general secretary in-charge for Jammu and Kashmir Tarun Chugh and its Jammu and Kashmir unit chief Ravinder Raina welcomed the leaders of the party. Both the leaders resigned from the membership of the National Conference on Sunday.
National Conference President Dr Farooq Abdullah on Sunday accepted the resignations of Surjit Singh Slathia and Devender Singh Rana. Devender Singh is the younger brother of Minister of State (Independent Charge) for the Ministry of Science and Technology Jitendra Singh.
Jammu & Kashmir National Conference (JKNC) is a regional political party in the Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh.