BJP thriving on empty rhetoric, falsehood: Harsh Dev

Harsh Dev Singh addressing a public meeting in Chenani constituency on Saturday.
Harsh Dev Singh addressing a public meeting in Chenani constituency on Saturday.

Excelsior Correspondent
CHENANI, Jan 28: Accusing the BJP of having failed and floundered in honouring its commitments with the people of J&K ever since its ascendance to power, Harsh Dev Singh, former Minister and senior AAP leader, said that the saffron party was thriving merely on empty rhetoric and false propaganda.
“While it promised a Job bonanza for educated youth post Article 370 abrogation, it did exactly the opposite of what it had assured. It not only terminated several hundreds and thousands of youth working in various Govt deptts but also put the existing vacant Govt jobs to auction with the middlemen extorting huge money from prospective Job seekers in the name of employment,” he said, while addressing public meetings in Mayana and Sanada villages of Chenani constituency today.
Further, he added, the lands of poor farmers are being forcibly retrieved and indigent rural masses being forced to starvation while the Health and educational institutions in rural areas are facing chronic deficiency of staff with a highly insensitive remote controlled regime averse to the woes of the common masses.
Going all gun blazing against the BJP, Singh said that it had cheated the people in the past four elections of Assembly, Parliament BDC and DDC through its false narrative. Accusing the saffron party of exploiting the religious sentiments of the people to gain power Singh said that such kind of divisive politics was not in tune with our pluralistic ethos.
Pointing towards the local issues of the area, Singh called for opening of adequate number of ration depots in the remote areas so as to facilitate the delivery of civil supplies to the people in their native villages. He regretted that several Panchayats of Chenani including Kither, Chirdi, Ladha, Chapper etc did not have any ration depot as a result of which the eligible BPL families had to travel 8-10 kms on foot to collect their subsidized ration thereby defeating the very purpose of the scheme.
He also called for timely release of installments under PM’s Awas Yojana which had been delayed for years in several cases. He called for early payment of compensation for lands and structures acquired from farmers for construction of PMGSY roads namely Ghantwal road, Chirdi Ladha road, Naugalta–Rajar road; Tandhar–Charat road, Satyalta and Pakhlai roads.