JAMMU, Aug 11: Former minister and senior Congress leader Raman Bhalla today said that Jammu people have a reason to ask elected BJP representatives to showcase their achievements in the past three years.
” The people would like to know the corrective measures the BJP representatives took to end their much trumpeted slogan of discrimination. In fact, the region has a feeling of being hugely neglected in every sphere-be it employment, development and other spheres of economic activity,” Bhalla said.
Former minister said the people of the State have taken sigh of relief on the suspension of previous incompetent coalition Government followed by imposition of Governor’s rule. He urged the Governor administration to come up to the expectations of the people who have pinned high hopes on him after failure of BJP-PDP Govt on all fronts.
Interacting with prominent persons of Guru Nanak Nagar, Sector-9 in Gandhi Nagar constituency here, Bhalla said redressal of the burning problems of the common people was the urgent priority. He urged the Governor administration to work towards instilling trust among the people which has been eroded due to broken promises repeatedly. He urged the Governor to release adequate funds for various developmental and social welfare schemes to give fillip to the stranded socio- economic activities in the State.
Urging upon the Governor to address the genuine grievances of the protesting contractual employees including Anganwari and Asha workers, NHM, contractual lecturers, MGNREGA employees besides DRWs and RETs, Bhalla sought the early announcement of a job policy, their time bound regularization and regular payment of wages so that they were assured of sustainable livelihood.
Accusing the BJP-PDP Govt of having belied the hopes and aspirations of educated youth, he said that issuance of highly perverse SRO-202, depletion of Job avenues, under employment of highly educated youth and maltreatment of contractual had created huge resentment amongst the young fraternity of the state against the erstwhile alliance which had severely dented its credibility.
Former minister said that Jammu youth are the biggest casualty of the BJP-PDP’s discriminatory policies and only Congress Party can end discrimination with this region.