BJP delivered sermons only, again back with hollow claims: Bhalla

Senior Cong leader Raman Bhalla addressing election rally in Rajouri on Wednesday.
Senior Cong leader Raman Bhalla addressing election rally in Rajouri on Wednesday.

Cong election meetings in Rajouri, Mendhar

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Mar 27: Contin-uing his vigorous election campaign, former Minister and Congress candidate for Jammu-Poonch Parliamentary constituency, Raman Bhalla today held series of public meetings in Rajouri and Mendhar area and targeted BJP for just delivering sermons while in power.
Addressing public meetings at Rajouri, Manjakote and Mendhar today, Bhalla who was accompanied by senior leaders, Madan Lal (ex-MP), Shabir Khan (ex-MoS), Ravinder Sharma, Javed Rana (NC) and others criticised BJP Government for neglecting Rajouri, saying that it failed to do anything for the welfare and development of the people of these areas during their tenure. Nothing was done about the unemployment and developmental issue like road infrastructure, power supply and acute shortage of water and health infrastructure.
Bhalla further said that the BJP also failed to take up the construction work of Jammu-Poonch 4- laning of road, a project that was sanctioned Prime Ministers package in 2015. He said that BJP Government failed to provide any relief to the affected people with the firing across the border and along LoC. He said BJP only created lot of controversies and hatreds between different regions and sections of the state, in view of their contradictory and narrow politics. He said that at the time of forming coalition BJP had claimed that this coalition would bring the regions closure and bring about massive financial support from the centre but it has miserably failed on both these fronts as a result people of three regions are suffering.
Congress leader asked the party workers and the people to maintain the traditional brotherhood at all costs and defeat the mischievous designs of some elements in this border belt from across the border and threat posed by the communal and divisive forces in the state. He said that people of Rajouri-Poonch have suffered a lot during three wars in the past and the proxy war by Pakistan but always maintained communal harmony in the area. He claimed that Congress alone can ensure equitable development of all three regions with special attention towards the neglected, remote and backward areas of the state.
Bhalla also referred to the setting up of separate Tourism Development Authorities besides sanctioning of various Educati-onal and Health Institutions in the region including Govt Medical College at Rajouri, besides, survey of the railway project amounting to more than Rs 13612 crore to connect Rajouri-Poonch through Railways.