BJP Govt stalls developmental works in Cong strongholds: Wani

JKPCC president and others at party meeting in Banihal on Thursday.
JKPCC president and others at party meeting in Banihal on Thursday.

Excelsior Correspondent

BANIHAL, Nov 24: The Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC), president Vikar Rasool Wani today hit out at Central & State Govts for ignoring Congress strongholds in Jammu and Kashmir aiming to settle political scores and punish people for rejecting BJP.
He was addressing Party workers’ convention in Neil area of Banihal. The enthusiastic Congress Workers and people of Neil accorded rousing ovation to JKPCC president on his arrival and greeted him with garlands.
Senior Party leaders, DCC president, DDC, BDC Members, Block presidents, Sarpanchs and prominent Party workers were present.
Addressing the convention, JKPCC president expressed serious concern over the indifferent attitude towards Congress strongholds in Chenab Valley and elsewhere in Jammu and Kashmir and slammed Central and State Govt for deliberately stalling important developmental projects aiming to settle political scores with Congress.
Wani said BJP’s move to delay & put on hold developmental activities is highly deplorable amounting to punishing people for rejecting it (BJP),at the sametime JKPCC President expressed confidence that they (People) will continue to support and strengthen Congress Party, for the fact it has served and empowered them (people) equally, without any discrimination.
Expressing serious concern over the difficulties confronting people on account of development at grassroot, Wani said Chamalwas- Neil Road has not been taken for construction despite people’s demand /requirement and demanded that this important road must be taken up for construction under PMGSY to ensure connectivity between Chamalwas and Neil and other adjacent villages and also demanded upgradation of new Type PHC, which has been completed long before, but was not made functional so far for the reason known to concerned authorities, JKPCC President rued.
Wani also strongly demanded sanctioning of Degree College in Neil and said in 2014 CD Block was approved but till date it was not made functional. He also demanded sanctioning of higher secondary School in Terhinder Neil to ensure that children of this area and adjacent villages are able to get education which is their basic right and cannot be denied, he said.
“Congress won’t be cowed down by challenges and misleading politics on the part of BJP, it will fight for equal rights and justice to people,” JKPCC chief added.
Ex-MLA Ashok Dogra, DDC Neil Bashir Ahmad Naik, BDC Ramsu Shafeeq Ahmad Katoch, DDC Banihal and PCC Secretary Imtiyaz Ahmad Khanday, Muneer Ahmad Suhail Sarpanch, Block President Mujeeb Ur Rehman also addressed the convention.