RAMNAGAR, Feb 3: Castigating the BJP for its meek surrender and second fiddle role in the Coalition Government of the State, former minister and NPP chairman Harsh Dev Singh today appealed to the people to stand united to teach the Saffron party a befitting lesson for acts of betrayal.
Singh alleged that BJP has succumbed to the dictates of PDP over the recent issue on Article 370 in which the Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti had categorically said that those who opposed the article were ‘anti-nationals’. He said that the people of Jammu region all over were burning with outrage and feeling let down by the meek surrender of the BJP over the issue for the greed of power.
Addressing public meetings at Pathwar, Deot and Ramnagar town today, NPP leader said that the inclement weather during the winters had added to the woes of the people of Ramnagar, Majalta and the adjoining villages who were bearing the brunt of the disruptive power and water supply. He said several road strips all across the tehsil were in shambles and required urgent repairs but the district administration remained grossly apathetic to the miserable plight of the people. Several transformers in the area required replacement or repairs but the people sitting at the helm of affairs paid no heed to the condition of the civic amenities.
He said that the SCs and STs were the most neglected lot in the area and had complained about discriminatory treatment in development as well as ignored in the process of preparation of Aadhar cards.
While listening to the grievances of the local people, he condemned the district and local administration for registering cases against peaceful protestors who were seeking restoration of power supply in various villages. He said that with power supply disrupted in more than two dozen villages of the constituency for the last more than 21 days, the Govt functionaries had failed to respond to the power crisis prevailing in such areas. He majority of the villages of Dudu- Basantgarh and several hilly areas of the Ramnagar have, plunged into darkness adding to the trauma of the people.