JAMMU, June 23: Former Minister and senior Congress leader, Raman Bhalla today assailed PDP-BJP dispensation for leaving people in the lurch midway after promising them stars and sky, resulting in political inconsistency, deceit and betrayal with the people, saying their wrong policies have brought Jammu and Kashmir at the cross roads of the history.
“The PDP-BJP alliance Government in Kashmir has fallen after just three years of being in power. BJP’s pulling out is nothing but an admission of failure on their part and on the part of the Government of India. The State is in total chaos and the people of all the three regions are suffering”, Bhalla said while addressing workers meeting at Karan Bagh, Gadigarh in Gandhi Nagar constituency today.
He said the opportunist and power hungry coalition had no will to govern and lack of political direction plunged the State into administrative inertia and developmental paralysis, adding the deplorable condition of utility services had hugely impacted the people, especially in the Jammu region which was reeling under perpetual power shedding and water scarcity during the current scorching Summer.
Bhalla pointed out that in the last four years, 373 security personnel and 239 civilians have been killed in Jammu and Kashmir due to increase in militancy. He said that the Modi Government had claimed that demonetisation in 2016 had broken the back of militancy in Jammu and Kashmir but that proved wrong.
While attacking the NDA Government at the Centre, Bhalla said that since the change of guard happened in New Delhi, the prices of essential commodities have increased manifold.
He further said that the NDA Government headed by the BJP was shamelessly taking credit for projects which were started during the UPA regime.
He referred to protests and strikes of daily rated workers on regular basis and said that while a huge chunk of these people are taking to streets, the general public is suffering on account of utility services, adding that the same is the situation with other segments of employees like teachers and Anganwari workers, who find themselves at the receiving end of BJP’s sadistic behaviour.
Coming down heavily on the BJP for betraying peoples’ mandate and virtually leaving them in lurch, Bhalla said the slogans of change and “Ache Din” have proven hoax and the coalition partners have reneged on every single statement and promise they made during elections.
Blaming the PDP-BJP for plunging Jammu and Kashmir into unprecedented political uncertainty, Bhalla expressed concern over their concerted attempts to polarize the situation in order to hide their failures on governance front.
Prominent among those present on the occasion were Gurbachan Singh, Amrik Singh N. Sarpanch, Kuldeep Singh,Iqbal Singh, Harbans Singh, Lambardar Janak Singh Ikjyot Singh Davinder Singh Pappu, Narinder Singh Panch and Harbans Kour.