BJP’s motive to rule rather than to serve: Harsh Dev

AAP leader Harsh Dev Singh welcoming new entrants into party fold in Jammu.
AAP leader Harsh Dev Singh welcoming new entrants into party fold in Jammu.

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Nov 3: Former minister and senior AAP leader Harsh Dev Singh today said the educated unemployed youth, the under-employed, the contractuals and daily rated workers continued to languish on the roads, the BJP leadership was busy trumpeting its often parroted slogan of achieving 50+ seats in the Assembly elections.
“Rather than addressing the issues of the agitating youth and of other aggrieved sections of society, the saffron party continued with propagation of its political philosophy quite unmindful of the sufferings of the teeming millions in J&K. Having lost the art of conversation and the sensitivity to appreciate the woes of the common masses, the BJP Govt and its proxies in J&K seemed to be completely obsessed with the idea of retaining power in the troubled UT by hook or crook,” Harsh Dev said in a press conference after inducting dozens of youth in AAP who were introduced by Shankaar Singh Sanju, a Trade Union leader.
Maintaining that the BJP Govt had dithered in fulfilling its promises on employment and curbing inflation, Singh said that the youth was the most disappointed lot under the present regime with unemployment rate having risen substantially in J&K during the last few years. The govt and private sectors had miserably failed to accommodate the ever increasing number of job seekers giving rise to simmering discontent amongst the educated youth. Adding fuel to the fire, the BJP leaders were issuing vague statements only to mislead the aspiring youth, Singh said.
He said BJP’s thought process and conduct militates against its pro youth rhetoric, said the AAP leader adding that its only objective was to rule rather than to serve. He cautioned that BJP’s lust for power would eventually prove its waterloo at the hustings.
Prominent among those who joined AAP included Sham Lal Sharma, Vijay Singh, Sunil Singh, Sushil Sharma, Jagdev Singh, Anil Singh, Chamail Singh, Suraj Singh, Arjun Singh, Pankaj Singh, Ajay Kumar, Rakesh Sharma and others.