STATE TIMES NEWS
JAMMU: Former Minister and senior Congress leader Raman Bhalla on Thursday on Thursday launched a scathing attack on the BJP government, alleging that every section of the society, including farmers, traders and government employees were fed up with this “anti-people” dispensation.
This was observed by former Minister while campaigning in Bishnah constituency on Thursday in favour of Congress DDC candidate Manohar Lal Motton at Panchayat Sehora.
Prominent among those present on the occasion include PCC Secretary Shashi Sharma, Sarpanch Samili Langeh, Gurnam Singh, Jagjit Singh, Rinku Langeh, Sonu Katal, Sanjeev Kata, Dr Manjeet Singh, Varinder Singh Deepu, Tara Singh. Dilawar Singh Makhan beside others.
Bhalla took upon the BJP Govt for the anti-people decisions of installation of series of toll plazas right from Lakhanpur, Sarore, Akhnoor, Ramban including Ban Nagrota.
Already 9% taxes of new vehicles, heavy taxes on petrol, diesel and unprecedented hike of all items, has broken the backbone of the transporters and common people.
He also strongly criticized the auctioning and privatization of PSUs like SICOP, JK Minerals, JK Cements, JKI & termed it against the larger interests of public.
He slammed failure of the Govt to the genuine issues of different categories of temporary, contractual, casual, daily rated and need based categories of employees and workers and failure to frame regularization policies for them and pay them regularly.
He lashed at the Centre and UT Govts for continuously depriving the youth and students of 4G services in J&K.
Bhalla strongly maintained that BJP leaders seem to be unaware about the ground realities.
He alleged that BJP has been totally failed to genuine issues of the people from Jammu region while deliberating upon various day to day problems being faced by the public in the absence of any elected Govt. Bhalla stated that people had enough dose of mis-governance in the J&K for last six years, saying people have realized that they have to support Congress which can address their issues and fulfill their expectations.”
“The people of Jammu displayed faith in BJP while giving them huge mandate from Jammu region with the hope that their grievances will be taken note of and discrimination with Jammu will end.However, BJP after forming Govt sidelined issues related to Jammu,” Bhalla said.
Bhalla said that BJP is responsible for creating social and political uncertainty in J&K and it can go to any extent to remain in power.
Former Minister said that the foundation of the country has been laid on secular ideals and harmony amongst different sections keeping in view of the pluralistic character of the nation and those spreading hatred are weakening the nation.