Govt won’t allow ‘anti-national’ elements to vitiate J&K atmosphere: Jugal
STATE TIMES NEWS
JAMMU: Voicing concern over the spillover of the Kashmir unrest to various parts of Jammu region, BJP MP Jugal Kishore Sharma on Saturday said the government will take measures to prevent “anti-national” elements from vitiating the atmosphere in the region. “The forces, which are trying to disrupt the peace in Jammu and Kashmir, get support from Pakistan and they don’t want to see peace in the State. “Now they are trying to vitiate the atmosphere in Jammu region’s Kishtwar, Doda, Poonch and Rajouri but the government will not allow them to succeed,” Sharma, MP from Jammu-Poonch, said.
Sharma hoped the ongoing unrest in Kashmir Valley would end soon and that peace and normalcy would be restored in the region. “The Centre and the state government are serious about restoring peace and normalcy in Kashmir and it was made clear in All Party Meeting on Kashmir,” he said.
Over the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill, he said it would be implemented in Jammu and Kashmir after it the State Assembly passes it.
Sharma said all the apprehensions of the finance ministers of the states have already been addressed in the bill and they have agreed to implement GST in their respective states.
Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu has also agreed to start a new train service from Jammu to Haridwar which will be flagged off tomorrow, he said.
“People of Jammu region, especially Hindus, used to face problems because of only one train available to Haridwar but from tomorrow a new train service will be started connecting Jammu with Haridwar,” Sharma said.
He said Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the All Party Meeting made it clear that the Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK) is an “integral” part of India and the Pakistan Government and its army is engaged in wide spread human rights violation in these areas.
Jugal, who will be leading ‘Tiranga Yatra’ in his Parliamentary Constituency which shall commence from Trikuta Nagar office of the party on 15th August, said that the motive of the Yatra is to educate the people about the significance of Independence and induce a sense of patriotism in them. He also said that Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and MoS, Dr. Jitendra Singh will be visiting Smailpur, the birth place of Pt. Premnath Dogra on 21st August, where they will be paying their tributes to the former President of Praja Parishad.
The MP also announced that an amount of Rs. 249 crores has been sanctioned by the Union Government to materialise the mega project of construction of Indri Pattan to Pargwal Bridge over River Chenab to serve as a link between Pargwal and Jourian, which was decades old demand of the people of the area, who had been suffering a lot in absence of a dependable mean of transport.
BJP State Secretary Sanjay Baru and State Spokesperson Balbir Ram Rattan were also present in the press conference.