BILLAWAR, Feb 11: Former MLA Billawar and senior Congress leader Dr Manohar Lal Sharma has alleged that BJP has deceived the people of Jammu for the lust of power.
Addressing a public meeting at Pranjali in Dinga Amb tehsil of Billawar constituency today, Dr Sharma expressed serious concerns over the betrayal of BJP with people of Jammu. He said the people of the entire Jammu region have suffered due to the lack of governance during previous two years. Virtually all the ministers remained busy in enjoying the comforts whereas, the people suffered for want of basic amenities, he said.
Dr Sharma accused the BJP of surrendering the interests of the Jammuites for the sake of power and deceiving the people who voted heavily in favor of the party during the last Assembly elections. He said the failure of Govt exposed the real face of BJP and its leadership before the public. He said the BJP made tall claims and raised hollow slogans but after coming to power, it surrendered itself completely before the PDP.
The PCC general secretary stated that the BJP always exploited the sentiments of Jammu people by making false promises particularly during the electioneering but practically, they did nothing after coming to power. He remarked that both the Central and the State Governments miserably failed to create new employment opportunities for the unemployed youth who are feeling cheated and brewing with anger and resentment.
Congress leader criticized the Central Government over the steep rise in the prices of essential commodities which further worsened the financial position of general public, especially in case of food grains and other items in daily use.