JAMMU, Sept 7: Senior Congress leader and former Minister, Raman Bhalla today claimed that priority of PDP-BJP regime was never to empower people by strengthening democratic institutions but those at the helm of affairs wanted to accomplish their nefarious designs by controlling such institutions through undemocratic means.
Addressing public gathering at Nai Basti in Gandhi Nagar constituency today, Bhalla terming the promises made by PDP-BJP Government as “mere bluffs”. He said that voters have been fed up with the “sheer opportunism” of these two parties. Both the parties took the extreme positions on most of the emotional issues and exploited their respective constituencies.
Bhalla appealed people from different walks of life, particularly youth to become part of the party. He said Congress offers a platform for all well meaning peoples to encourage them and play their role in party’s vision of political resolution and good governance. He said Congress by way of its pro-people policies is the only viable regional alternative for the people of the State. He said the previous Government failed to do anything good for the people of State except strengthening the instrument of oppression to unleash terror on them.
PCC vice president also condemned the laid-back and non-serious approach of the State Government in getting the road infrastructure of the state back on track. He regretted th0at the delivery on the promises had been in opposite proportion to the expression of such high pitched slogans with not a single promise having been cashed in. Bhalla claimed that both the parties have lost the ground miserably. He said that Congress Party stands guarantee to the equitable development of all the three regions and the people. It will continue to serve the people to the best of its ability.
Speaking on the occasion, Vikram Malhotra said that with most hostile and spasmodic dozes of discrimination administered to Jammu youth in selections one after the other in the BJP had given Jammuites the shocker of their life time. Malhotra strongly accused the BJP for its discriminatory attitude towards Jammu after its failure in all fronts including much talked the anti Militancy drive, allocation of funds and their promise of employment in equal share at par to Kashmir.