JAMMU, Mar 3: Accusing BJP of having sold its every single slogan and its fundamentals for power, former minister and senior Congress leader Raman Bhalla today said it had proved that lust for power know no bars, no red lines.
Accusing the BJP of bartering away the pride and honour of people of Jammu region to satisfy its lust for power, he appealed Jammuites to oppose, expose and depose the BJP’s juggernaut for its sheer opportunism.
Addressing series of public meetings at Narwal Bala, Narwal Pain and Lower Gadigarh in Gandhi Nagar constituency today, Bhalla said that the three years rule of BJP was a grimy tale of failures and betrayals with none of its elected representatives raking up the promised issues of Jammu region. He regretted that BJP leaders were still describing the Agenda of Alliance as sacred and visionary despite it showing total disregard for the concerns of Jammu region. He deplored that not a single slogan or election promise of BJP had been incorporated in the said agenda and still the said agenda was ‘sacrosanct’ for the BJP.
Urging upon the Jammu based leaders to assert, he said that the BJP must insist on incorporation of its election time promises in the Agenda of Alliance if want to remain in Government. Bhalla said BJP miserably failed to rake up any of its issues or at least initiate any discussion in respect of them thus meekly and pusillanimously surrendering to the whims of its highly powerful and dominant partner.
Regretting the lame duck posturing of the BJP legislators virtually on all issues, Bhalla said that the people of Jammu region feel utterly cheated and betrayed for the failure of its legislators to represent and agitate their concerns.
Bhalla said that since the BJP had miserably failed to live up to the people’s expectations by pusillanimously surrendering all the Jammu based issues for the lust of power, the people of Jammu region were giving overwhelming response to the policies of Congress Party. He pointed all the mega development projects being implemented in Jammu are moving at snail’s pace be it expansion of Jammu Airport/ runway, multi-tier parking and commercial complex at General Bus Stand, development of Tawi River Front, construction of protection works, water treatment plants, sewage project for Jammu city, construction of New Legislative Complex, construction of barrage on River Tawi, Jammu Ropeway project from Peerkho to Bahu Fort, construction of Ring Road and new Medical Colleges in Jammu region besides 4 -laning of Jammu-Akhnoor Road.