JAMMU, Feb 12: Due to unprecedented hike in the prices of essential commodities, the demand for ration from CAPD-run depots has increased manifold during the past two years. A majority of people now prefer to purchase flour, sugar and rice from depots, but adequate stock is not available and sub-standard ration was being provided to people. This was observed by former Minister and senior Congress leader Raman Bhalla while addressing the huge gathering in Bhour Camp East area of Gandhi Nagar constituency.
The meeting was organised by Sarpanch O P Bhagat Panchayat Bhour East regarding problem of Road Connectivity, Ration shortage, electricity and others problems in the presence of various Sarpanchs, Panchs and presidents of different wards of the area.
Speaking on the occasion, Bhalla said that Congress alone can ensure equitable development of all the three regions of the State with special attention towards neglected, remote and backward areas. He said that Congress represents each and every section, region and religion of the society and has the vision, policies and programmes for welfare and unification of people of different shades.
Former Minister asked the Floriculture Department to gear up its men and machinery to maintain and renovate all the recreational parks situated in Gandhi Nagar and Shastri Nagar localities. Bhalla asked the JMC and Floriculture Department to work in coordination to remove bushes besides renovation of damaged walkways.
Though the Government has claimed that all the Administrative Secretaries are holding regular meetings to review the disposal of the complaints/issues as are sent by the CM’s Grievance Cell yet what mechanism is being evolved to ensure timely disposal of grievances brought to the notice of Ministers has not been mentioned? Bhalla said.
Though the PDP and BJP, in their ‘Agenda of Alliance’, have agreed to “maintain all the constitutional provisions pertaining to J&K”, the BJP’s recent protest in the State Assembly against Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti’s remarks that those who talk against Article 370 are “anti-national”, has highlighted the BJP’s stand on the sensitive constitutional matter.
“The people, especially those living along borders have heavily paid for trusting the BJP which gave them nothing but miseries,” Bhalla said, adding that the public anger will boomerang as the present coalition Government has lost the track of governance.