KATHUA, Feb 27: To reach the rural population and highlight the achievements of Narendra Modi led Government at the Centre and BJP coalition in the State, the Jan Samparak Yatra launched by BJP touched the interior and remote areas of the Jammu region.
While the party State chief, Sat Sharma led the Samparak Yatra in Chamb, Party MLA from Kathua Rajiv Jasrotia led the yatra in various interior areas of Kathua Constituency and Party MLC Vibodh Gupta led the yatra in remote and far off villages of Rajouri district.
Addressing the series of public meetings in different villages of Chak Malal, Man Chak, Bakore and Mattoo Panchayats of Chhamb Assembly Constituency while leading the Jan Samparak Yatra ,Sat Sharma said the Congress ruled for decades together at the Centre and in the State but unfortunately the gap between the rural and urban areas could not be bridged.
He said it is due to their wrong policies that the villages do not have basic amenities, education and health facilities, with poor road connectivity. After Narendra Modi took over as Prime Minister of the country, he laid focus on development, welfare, progress and prosperity of the people living in the villages.
A number of concessions and incentives have been initiated for the benefit of the farmers across the country by Modi Government. The people are best judges in the democracy and the recent results in Maharashtra ULBs and Odisha Panchayats have made it clear that the programmes and policies of Modi Government are widely accepted and endorsed.
MLA Kathua, Rajiv Jasrotia today organized “Jan Sampark Yatra” at village Lachipur, Bhage Chak, Jakhbar and other areas in Kathua Constituency. District president Prem Nath Dogra, Andar Mandal Pardhan, Narinder Kala, general secretary, Jagdish Poonia and all dedicated workers of BJP of the area were present on this occasion.
Speaking on the occasion, Jasrotia said that the party has decided to take out ‘Jan Sampark Yatra’ to cover the rural areas and educate the local population about achievements of BJP Government under PM Narendra Modi and apprise them the progammes and schemes launched for the development of rural areas and the welfare schemes for the farmers, particularly PM Fasal Bima Yojana and concessions to border youth in recruitment in Central security forces.
MLA further said that on one hand number of developmental activities have been initiated in rural areas and on the other, many incentives have been started for the farmers, as they are totally dependent on agriculture crop for their survival. Modi Government has taken initiative of doubling the income of farmers in next few years, which will be a major benefit to rural population. He also highlighted the achievements of the BJP coalition in the State.
Jasrotia, while addressing the public gatherings at a number of places during the yatra, said that during the last two and half years, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has taken a number of initiatives aimed at bridging the gap between the rural and urban population and many more projects are in the pipeline which will change the face of the Indian villages.
Addressing the yatra in various villages of Ghambir Brahmana, Thandi Kassi, Karian and Dassal in Rajouri district BJP MLC Vibodh Gupta came down heavily on the National Conference (NC) chief, Dr Farooq Abdullah for his recent statements wherein he has encouraged the youth involved in various militant activities in the State.
He said the opportunistic people like Farooq Abdullah have no other motive except exploiting the young people for their political gains. At present a massive development programme has been undertaken in the State by the Government and leaders like Farooq Abdullah have been baffled by it. Such people are always looking for an opportunity wherein they can fish in troubled waters, he added.