BJP inflicted biggest dent upon Dogra pride: Harsh

Harsh Dev Singh, JKNPP chairman and former Minister, addressing a public meeting at Gorkha Nagar in Jammu.
Harsh Dev Singh, JKNPP chairman and former Minister, addressing a public meeting at Gorkha Nagar in Jammu.

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Sept 22: Having been denied parity and an equitable share in the State’s resources, the saffron rule in the State witnessed the most humiliating and prejudicial treatment meted out to Jammu region during the last around four years, said Harsh Dev Singh, JKNPP chairman and former Minister.
Rather the share of Jammu region in various sectors including employment and funds allocation having further squeezed during this period, the mandated Jammu leaders utterly failed to live up to the expectations of people, regretted Harsh.
He claimed that with separatists and the boycott fringe setting the agenda for the erstwhile coalition and the BJP leaders succumbing unilaterally to the dictates of Kashmir centric leadership, the people of Jammu were belittled and betrayed. He said that it was for the first time that people expressed jubilation over the fall of any Government.
Harsh Dev Singh was a addressing a massive public meeting at Gorkha Nagar attended by a huge gathering of Ward No 47 and 48 of JMC today. Accusing the BJP of having cheated the people by its false rhetoric, Singh said peoples’ faith in saffron party had completely been shaken and its real intents exposed.
Urging upon the people to support NPP, Singh said that it was the only party that was relentlessly fighting for the rights and concerns of people of Jammu irrespective of caste, creed and colour. He said there was not a single Jammu issue which remained un-agitated by the NPP with protests held in Jammu, Srinagar and New Delhi on regular basis.
Manju Singh, general secretary, JKNPP came down heavily on the BJP for its treachery and deceit over the issue of inflation, unemployment and resurrection of economy. The State BJP had not only deprived our educated youth of their rightful claims but inflicted the biggest dent upon Dogra pride by failing during its rule to declare September 23 as a State holiday, she said.