JAMMU, Feb 15: BJP is committed to the welfare of people living close to International Border (IB), who alongside Border Security Force (BSF) and Army are guarding the borders of the country at the time of any kind of aggressing from Pakistan side.
These people have shown their resilience and commitment towards the cause of united and powerful India unlike other people living in the hinterland and metro cities, who spend peaceful life without much danger of enemy country.
This was stated by former MLA and senior BJP leader Bishnah, Ashwani Sharma, during a public meeting at Treva, Bishnah. Large number of people attended the meeting.
Sharma said that BJP Government, both at the Centre and State, is committed for the welfare of people living on IB. “Both Government of India (GoI) and State Government have taken several steps for the welfare of border dwellers. For the first time, compensation was announced for people who lost their cattle and animals in border firing and shelling,” he said.
Soon compensation for houses damaged and other type of loss and damage will be provided to the border people and BJP Government is committed for that,” the BJP leader added.
He said that under border area development plan, a lasting and durable solution for people will be soon implemented which will help people at the time of any eventuality like border firing or other natural calamities. “The issue of compensation to those people, who are yet to get the compensation for their land which came under area beyond fence, will be resolved and people will be given their due,” Sharma said.
He informed that Government is also committed for the development of border areas. Road network will be improved and other day to day issues will be addressed by the Government, he added.
He, at the same time, hit hard on those who managed to stop the developmental activities in the area which were started during his tenure as MLA. “I have taken up the issue with government and soon these works will be re-started so that developmental activities will be given push,” he said.
He announced that soon work on the most awaited project in the area, Tamala Nallah bridge, will be started, which has remained the demand of people living on the IB. This bridge will connect Arnia with Treva and people living in the vicinity will be benefitted with this.
Speaking on the issue of demonetisation, Sharma hit hard on political parties who are opposing it only for the sake of opposition. “It is a non-issue in the country as already demonetisation has broken the back of corruption and corrupt practices. People have hailed this decision and it was big step towards corruption free India,” he said, with a huge round of applause from the crowd.