RAMNAGAR, June 24: Accusing the erstwhile BJP-PDP Government of divesting the rural and far flung areas of their due share of developmental grants, JKNPP chairman, Harsh Dev Singh, said that BJP had lost the confidence of both the rural and urban populace.
He was addressing several public meetings during his tour of Loudra village of Ramnagar constituency. He expressed grave concern over the pathetic developmental scenario in the said areas with people denied even the basic civic amentias.
Accusing the BJP-PDP of gross neglect of remote areas during its three and half year rule, he lamented that various flagship schemes launched in the past for development and upliftment of the rural poor had totally collapsed with people’s confidence having been completely shaken in the prevalent system.
He regretted that not only had the newly announced schemes including projects under PM’s Rs 80,000 crore package failed to take off but the already existing schemes had also become defunct with the Government and its ministers totally unaware of the rural woes. He said that people of rural areas who had over whelming voted BJP to power under the mistaken belief of ‘Achhe Din’ were brazenly betrayed and cheated and now they are repenting their decision.
Making a mention of various village of Ramnagar constituency, Singh said that not only was the condition of roads deplorable, but the people were facing the worst nightmares due to chaotic power supply, ration shortage and drinking water crises in the constituency.
Calling upon the local administration to address the public issues on priority, Singh said that any laxity or indifference towards the basic problems of the people of the remote areas would be vociferously agitated. He called for early electrification of planned hamlets and households under DDUVY and other central and State sponsored schemes which had failed to take off in view of criminal apathy of concerned agencies towards such areas.