JAMMU, July 20: J&K Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) working president Raman Bhalla today slammed the BJP-ruled Central Government for destroying the financial system of the country.
Interacting with aggrieved people of Rajiv Nagar in Gandhi Nagar constituency, Raman Bhalla said that country is in the grip of an inflationary spiral resulting in galloping price rise of all essential goods used by the people. “This crushing price burden is making life exceedingly difficult for the rural and urban poor. It means less to eat for the poor and lower middle-class families, cutting out nutritious food for children and the inability to buy any of the goods necessary for a minimum standard of living,” he added.
The former Minister said the Central Government’s policy of steady increase in Central taxes on petrol, diesel and liquefied gas has led to an unprecedented increase in the price of petrol, diesel and cooking gas. He said since the change of guard happened in New Delhi, the prices of essential commodities have increased manifold. “The prices of essential commodities have increased and it has become difficult for not only the poor but also the middle class to afford these. The ever increasing inflation is taking a toll on the common masses of this country,” he added.
Bhalla accused the BJP Government of destroying the financial system of the country. Hitting out at the Government, Bhalla alleged that Government’s tenure so far has been marked by misery and misgovernance with high inflation, low employment and communal polarization being the hallmark. He further said that the slogans given by the BJP ahead of 2014 polls are now being assessed by the people of the country as all have proved wrong.
He said that Congress had been at the forefront to oppose the anti-people policies being imposed on the people through the backdoor by the bureaucrats as there was no elected Government in J&K for the past three and half years now. He said people had no representation or forum to raise their voice against the anti-people policies of the BJP.