Cong emerging as strong force: Bhalla

Senior Cong leader Raman Bhalla addressing public meeting on Friday.

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Jan 11: Former Minister and senior Congress leader Raman Bhalla has alleged that both BJP and PDP have betrayed the people of the State and violated the mandate given by the electorates.
Addressing public meeting in Dilly area in Gandhi Nagar constituency, Bhalla said that promises made to the people like return of power projects, eradication of the unemployment, development and especially providing the basic facilities have proven a mere hoax on ground. The claims and the actual work done on ground remained mismatched. The sufferings of the common people have increased many folds. Worst is the condition of roads all over the State and many development works have been stopped.
Bhalla said people are holding protests for ration and the treasuries are unable to pay pending bills of the employees and contractors. He said that the BJP Government has failed to protect the country’s security personnel. Not a day goes without attacks on Army, paramilitary and police men, he added.
While expressing grave concern over the unabated killings, he said the BJP-led NDA Government had miserably failed to deal with the situation on the LoC. He said instead of adopting aggressive posture to counter the misdeeds of Pakistan, the Centre was befooling the people by mere rhetoric.
Launching scathing attack on previous BJP-PDP Govt, Bhalla said they failed to ensure justice to each region. He held BJP is responsible for surrendering the interests of people of Jammu and throwing the elections promises to the dustbin. He exhorted the people of J&K to teach a lesson to both BJP and PDP in the upcoming Assembly elections.
Bhalla further pointed out that under previous dispensation, people remained deprived of every basic facility. The alienation among the people has increased. The Government failed to come up with people-friendly policies. Bhalla said the administration must come out of deep slumber and infuse responsiveness and an element of accountability in its machinery in order to mitigate the sufferings of people.