BJP’s “Sabka Sath Sabka Vikas” only for Valley migrants: Chuni

Refugee leader Rajiv Chuni addressing rally in Jammu on Sunday. -Excelsior/Rakesh
Refugee leader Rajiv Chuni addressing rally in Jammu on Sunday. -Excelsior/Rakesh

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Jan 15: Chairman of SOS International, an organization of PoK Displaced Persons of 1947 Rajiv Chuni has alleged that BJP’s famous slogan, “Sabka Sath, Sabka Vikas” has only confined to Kashmiri migrants.
Addressing a large rally of displaced persons from PoK at Maheshpura here today, the refugee leader said that he has observed a little change in the behavior of all political parties towards the PoK refugees since the day, people of this community have shown unity to some extent. ” If this much attendance can cause sleepless nights to Government and political parties, then you can imagine what will be the scenario when 100 percent of our people stand united,” Chuni said.
Launching a scathing attack at BJP, Chuni further said it is very sad that BJP who gave the slogan of “Sabka Sath Sabka Vikas” is confined to the “Vikas (development)” of only Valley migrants. BJP’s slogan now seems a farce as it has duped PoK refugees once the election was over. During elections, BJP made tall claims of resolving all issues pertaining to PoK refugees but it has ignored the refugees. BJP led Government has kept discriminatory approach while dealing with PoK refugees. The magnitude of discrimination can be gauged by the fact that earlier, Government has given a package of 6000 jobs to Valley migrants and recently again, it has awarded another 2100 jobs package for them. They are getting monthly cash relief of Rs 10, 000 per family, free ration, free electricity, free shelter, free health care facilities, interest free loans, income tax exemption, reservation, free school education to higher education and other facilities. Contrary to this, PoK refugees are getting nothing. One hand every comfort is being provided to one community and other hand keeping step motherly treatment to another community. Is it called “Sabka Vikas” or only Kashmir’s “Vikas”? he asked.