JAMMU, Oct 30: Former minister and senior Congress leader Raman Bhalla today claimed that the people of Jammu and Kashmir were fed up with the “blus and failures” of the BJP Govt and are suffering on all counts.
He alleged that the BJP had gained power after “betrayal of the mandate” and its experiments cost too much to the people of Jammu and Kashmir who lost their identity as a state besides all safeguards to their land and jobs.
“The people will not spare BJP for its total failure and arbitrary and undemocratic decisions besides imposing heavy taxes, price hike and economic crisis and failures on health and medicare during the COVID-19 pandemic, as a result people died due to shortage of oxygen in hospitals,” Bhalla alleged.
“The only achievement of BJP is to create division and hatred in society which has disturbed our age old secular and social fabric,” he claimed and asked the people to maintain their brotherhood and unity and defeat all provocations to disturb peace. The honour of people of Jammu has been compromised and downgraded by the leaders who claimed to be the champion for the cause their case in the region. BJP climbed political ladder rising voice against discrimination with the people of this region. And, ended up doing some disparity with the people who gave them the power to rule the country,” alleged added.
Congress leader accused the Government of playing the politics of obstinacy opposing the amendments to Jammu and Kashmir”s land laws allowing outsiders to own land in the Union Territory and termed the move as undemocratic. He said the move does not follow the elementary canons of participatory democracy as no discussion was done with the stakeholders in Jammu and Kashmir and the decision was enacted “by force”.
He accused the Centre of doing the politics of stubbornness by forcing its decisions in Jammu and Kashmir. He alleged that even the minimal safeguards on the subject of land, which are found in several other states such as Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and the North-eastern states for different reasons, are not there.