JAMMU, Jan 17: Former Minister and President DDC Kathua, Dr Manohar Lal Sharma on a two days tour of Billawar Constituency attended many social, religious and public functions and meetings at villages Sallan, Mangloor, Malli, Chingimakwal, Nagrota and Malti.
During his visit, Manohar also met many deputations from the area wherein people showed resentment against the previous BJP government and its leadership for neglecting Billawar Constituency on all fronts.
Dr Sharma while addressing the gathering criticized local leadership of BJP for doing betrayal with people of the state, adding a lot of money was spent on advertisement under “Beti Bachao Beti Parao” Scheme but not even a single penny was spent for education of girls.
He said before elections BJP used to talk about “Ek Nishan Ek Vidhan” but after coming to power BJP leaders moved with 2 flags on their vehicles, thus making open mockery of their poll promises.
He further questioned as to under what capacity ex MLA’s are directed to utilize CDF funds when the assembly has been dissolved and termed this as opening of door for corruption and misuse of public funds.
DCC President came down heavily on state BJP leadership and PM Narinder Modi for bringing country on back foot due to bad governance and anti-people policies.
Dr Sharma also pointed out BJP to clear its stand on issues like abrogation of article 370 & article 35 A.
He also thanked Governor Satya Pal Malik for sanctioning Degree College at Ramkote which was a long time pending demand and said during his tenure he initiated the said process but in last 4 years no progress was made. He said that Congress is the only party in state which can provide equal development to all the parts of the state and requested all to strength the hands of Congress party in upcoming state and parliamentary elections.
Prominent among others present during the meetings were Sarpanch Kulbhushan Singh, Surinder Singh, Kabala Singh, Karam Chand Khajuria, Dayal Singh, Uttam Singh and Pritam Chand.