BSP intensifies campaign for Jammu-Reasi LS seat

BSP leaders during election campaign in Jammu North on Sunday.
BSP leaders during election campaign in Jammu North on Sunday.

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Apr 7: Bahujan Samaj Party is continuously intensifying its election campaign for the Jammu Reasi- Lok Sabha seat for which polls are being held on April 26.
The Bahujan Samaj Party JKUT president Darshan Rana along party candidate Jagdish Verma visited Jammu North areas including- Seri, Amb, Karmanda, Bantalab and appealed to the people to vote for BSP in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.
Several other party leaders also accompanied them. Party president raised the issue of only eight percent reservation for Other Backward Class (OBC) people in Jammu and Kashmir and said that Bahujan Samaj Party is continuously demanding that under the Mandal Commission, at least 27 percent reservation should be given to OBC category people in J&K.
Rana said that BSP is continuously expressing its reaction regarding this issue and pressure is being put on the Government. He also raised the issue of non-release of dues to the contractors who provided material for the development works done in 2016-17 under the MNREGA scheme and said that even today these contractors have not been given the dues by the Government.
BSP UT chief said that the public should contribute in making the BSP candidate successful in the elections. He targeted Congress, BJP and other regional political parties of Jammu and Kashmir and said that these political parties have always betrayed the people of J&K. These parties are maintaining silence on the issues of unemployment, inflation, tax terrorism and Agnipath Scheme.
He said earlier youth from far flung areas of J&K used to join Indian Army and served the country but now because of this scheme there is an anger among the youth regarding this Government. He said that if BSP reaches the Parliament after winning from the constituency, then solving the problems of the people will be given priority. Senior leaders Charanjit Chargotra vice president, Kartar Gandhi, Madan Lal, Kartar Chand, Bansi Lal and Hari Chand Thapa also spoke on the occasion.