BJP ruining economy, destroying business culture in J&K: PCC chief

Senior Cong leaders at a function in Ramban on Tuesday.
Senior Cong leaders at a function in Ramban on Tuesday.

Excelsior Correspondent
RAMBAN, Feb 15: Former minister and JKPCC president, Ghulam Ahmed Mir today said that BJP is ruining economy and destroying business culture in the Jammu and Kashmir.
While speaking at a function organized in Ramban in connection with fresh membership drive in the district, Mir accused BJP Govt in J&K of being a total failure on all fronts, especially employment generation, and claimed that there is no “double engine Government” in J&K as every now and then claimed by BJP leadership. For the past seven years, the BJP has been emphasizing on “double engine Government” – same party rule at the Centre and in J&K – claiming that it would ensure faster development.
Mir said recent reports of the Central Government’s agencies showed J&K Government as a failure on almost all indicators. Whenever Govt is asked about it, it has expressed its ignorance. This shows that BJP Government is not serious about meeting the basic needs of the people,” Mir said. He targeted the government, claiming that its seven years rule was marked by perpetual confrontation with the Opposition, unaccountable centralisation of power and authoritarian style of functioning. He projected the Government as a “failure” on all fronts – from economy to foreign policy. As far as the foreign policy is concerned, he said, “Knee-jerk responses and abrupt changes with regard to many countries have caused setbacks leading to belittling of issues and India’s response thereto, both at regional and international level.”
Asserting that the BJP Government in J&K proved disastrous and ominous in every aspect, he said that amid the administrative disarray, the BJP was only indulging in flip flops and opportunist politics.
JKPCC working president Raman Bhalla highlighted the betrayals of BJP with refugees, small and marginal farmers, unemployed youth, residents of ALC areas and asked people to fight for their rights. The bureaucratic regime is accountable to none except BJP leaders. He said the Jan Jagran Abhiyan launched by the party successfully highlighted and lodged strong protest against policies of the Centre towards the people, the Party will continue to fight against BJP Govt on the issues of public importance in order to make it accountable and answerable to people.
Bhalla expressed serious concern over the highest rate of unemployment, inflation and economic crisis in J&K and said every sector in J&K is worst hit due to the policies adopted by the Govt. “J&K is at the crossroads of history and politically matured people will have to change the discourse by isolating reactionary elements,” he said.
JKPCC chief spokesman Ravinder Sharma accused the Central Government of ruining the economy and destroying the business culture of the country. He also targeted the BJP-led government for downgrading and disbanding Jammu and Kashmir through its August 5, 2019, decision. The government is selling the huge assets of the country and bringing untold miseries for the common man by price hike of fuel and other essential commodities.
“The Congress built a strong nation and created huge assets besides marching ahead in all fields at a very fast pace, besides ensuring the atmosphere of peace and communal harmony in the country,” Sharma said.
Senior leaders Yogesh Sawhney, Gulzar Ahmad Wani, Vijay Sharma, Ashok Kumar (Ex-MLA), Parnav Shagotra, Zahida Khan, Farooq Ahmed Katoch, Arun Singh, Feroz Khan and others were also present.