BJP brought Jammu under economic distress: Lal Singh

Ex-MP Ch Lal Singh addressing public meeting in Khour on Saturday.
Ex-MP Ch Lal Singh addressing public meeting in Khour on Saturday.

Excelsior Correspondent
KHOUR, Dec 17: Former MP and Chairman of Dogra Swabhiman Sangthan Party (DSSP), Ch Lal Singh today said that party which stormed to power on the slogans of ‘good governance’, ‘accountability’ and ‘Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas’ has literally deprived Jammu of all its resources and the youth have been put in crisis leading to acute depression and drug addiction.
Addressing party meeting at Prangla in Khour today, former MP said that the state of J&K has been dismembered and reduced into two UTs, something unseen and unheard in the history of India. No state in the country has ever been reduced to the status of Union Territory except J&K as a part of weird experimentation being conducted by the BJP Govt treating the erstwhile state as a workshop.
“Not only that the people have been deprived of elected govt. The proxy rule of the Centre has been imposed on the people of J&K through a handful of bureaucrats and defanged experts requisitioned from other parts of the country and hardly having any stakes in the betterment of the UT or well being of its people,” Lal Singh added.
Asserting that there was hardly any accountability or transparency in governance, Singh said that the system exhibited explicit signs of collapse with no takers for the voices of sanity fighting for justice, equity and fair play. Favouritism, nepotism and corruption had become the order of the day. While opposition continued to be hammered through the iron fist of police, the common man complaining of denial of civic amenities and other injustice was also being dubbed as anti-national, he added.
Party general secretary Dr Hari Dutt Shishu said that the entire economy of the state has collapsed, unemployment is at its peak, youth is in utter frustration, farmers, labourers, students and all others are under sheer financial distress and the only solution to this crisis is Jammu as a separate state with article 371.
Senior leaders KD Singh Jamwal and Divyansh Varma gave a clarion call to the people to rally behind DSSP and support Ch Lal Singh to realize the long pending demand of Jammu as a separate state.
Prof HR Sharma, Suman Wazir, Balbir Singh Azad, Raju Pahalwan, Paramveer Singh, Sandeep Singh, Rahul Dogra also spoke on the occasion.