BJP thrived on deceptive slogans, false promises: Harsh

Harsh Dev Singh, JKNPP chairman addressing a public meeting in Ramnagar constituency.
Harsh Dev Singh, JKNPP chairman addressing a public meeting in Ramnagar constituency.

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Feb 22: Asserting that public outrage against Central and the State Government was at all time high, Harsh Dev Singh, JKNPP chairman and former Minister today said that time had come to teach a lesson to those who betrayed the voters by false narrative and deceptive slogans.
He said that while the slogans of “corruption free dispensation” and “Sabka saath Sabka vikas” remained a distant mirage, the bold assertions of “Achhe Din” have continued to remain mired in ambiguity. The saffron rule witnessed uncontrolled inflation steep rise in petrol and diesel prices and demonetization which gave a stunning blow to the economy of the nation besides rattling the middle classes and lower income groups.
Harsh said that with pre poll promises having transformed into post poll somersaults, the disenchantment of the masses with the saffron party had become more pronounced with each passing day. He was addressing a public meeting in village Ramain and Hansa of Ramnagar constituency.
“Not only did it fail on governance front but law and order situation deteriorated to an all time low. The interval security became the biggest causality of BJP rule with unprecedented death and destruction shaking people’s faith in the dispensation, he said, adding the recent Pulwama attack on CRPF Jawans in which 44 Jawans were martyred has been a great security lapse that shall continue to haunt the people for years to come.
The JKNPP chairman said while unemployment having assumed alarming proportions, the educated unemployed youth suffered most heavily under the central as well as BJP-PDP coalition rule. He further said while announcements for creation of two crore jobs every year were made by the central BJP leaders, the delivery on the ground was in inverse proportion to the articulation of the promise itself. Harsh said that the simmering discontent amongst the educated youth posed a major challenge which could have earth shaking consequences in the days to come.