JAMMU, Sept 28: Launching a scathing attack on the ruling PDP-BJP Coalition Government, senior PCC leader and former Minister, Sham Lal Sharma today said that the political environment in Jammu and Kashmir was never as fragile as it has turned under the present regime of the opportunists.
Mr Sharma questioned the BJP and PDP coalition, as to what type of popular rule they are running, which has dragged the State and its people to 16th century as exposed by their two days blanket ban on all kinds of internet services not only in Valley but in Jammu too, thereby forcing all trade, essential services and students along with common man to horrible isolation from rest of the world.
“The BJP has stabbed the people of Jammu from back and violated the peoples mandate to join Government in J&K. The people of Jammu region had voted for BJP under the misguided notion that it will hold its ground firmly and would act as a watchdog of Jammu’s genuine interest”, Mr Sharma said and added that the BJP will have to pay through its nose for anti-Jammu and anti-national policies.
He said the people from Jammu province have not voted for the BJP to get a shabby treatment. This so called pro-national and pro -Jammu party has relegated them to background. The manner, in which it transferred the sanctioned AIIMS for Jammu to Kashmir valley, imposed Jazia on lakhs of pilgrims visiting holy shrine of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi, made Urdu compulsory for Naib Tehsildars tests, sacrificed Additional Advocate General and Deputy Advocate General from Jammu, no Government in the State has ever insulted the people of Jammu province so brazenly to remain in power.
Sharma lambasted senior BJP leader and Dy Chief Minister for his false claims that the Coalition Government would implement ban on cow slaughter and beef eating with full force and said that the DyCM and other BJP leaders must tender unconditional apology for hurting the sentiments of people of the State. People of Jammu will not forgive the BJP for the dirty politics. He said Congress will discharge its duty as an Opposition party to safeguard the interest of all the sections of the society. He expressed the hope that people of Jammu province would see through BJP game plan and isolate it.