Cong fighting elections against divisive policies of BJP: Bhalla

Senior Cong leader Raman Bhalla and others during election rally in Jammu South.
Senior Cong leader Raman Bhalla and others during election rally in Jammu South.

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Apr 1: JKPCC working president Raman Bhalla today said that INDIA bloc will win all the six Lok Sabha seats in the Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh.
Addressing election gatherings of Bahu Constituency and Jammu South RS Pura constituency at Kunjwani today, Bhalla expressed confidence that the alliance will win all the six seats — two seats of Jammu region, three of Kashmir valley and one of Ladakh. Highlighting the significance of Jammu and Kashmir, he said, “Although J-K has six seats in Parliament and 90 in Assembly, it is the most important state for its strategic and secular characters.”
He said that Congress will emerge stronger enough to form the Government with like-minded parties, as no party will be able to form Government without Congress which is only secular and democratic party in the country, fighting against dictatorship of Modi Government.
The senior Congress leader said that people are fed up with anti- poor and anti- common people policies of the ruling party whose diversionary and divisive politics is exposed before people.
Urging party workers to gear up for the ensuing Lok Sabha elections, Bhalla said Congress believes in Hindu- Muslim unity and religious brotherhood for peace and harmony in the country. He said that record unemployment of last 45 years, price rise, murder of democracy in J&K apart from snatching statehood, rights to land and jobs, failure to regularise daily wagers and stopping of old age, widow pension and crushing rights of employees are all anti- people actions of BJP Government.
Taking a jibe at GST, he said that taxes are being collected from the public for everything from salt and sugar to petrol and diesel, but the tax money collected is going into the pockets of capitalists. He said that before 2014, applications were invited for jobs in all departments, but in the last 10 years, only a handful of people were given jobs in the name of employment.
Bhalla said Jammu and Kashmir was the victim of wrong policies of the BJP Govt and said first BJP Govt dissolved the state legislature to muzzle the voice, then not allowed the elections to happen till date in order to hide its nefarious agenda aiming to rule J&K through remote control, so that no genuine voice could emanate from the ground.
Prominent among those present on the occasion include ex-MP Tarlokh Singh Bajwa, senior leaders Rajnish Sharma, Manmohan Singh, Kanta Bhan, TS Tony, Satish Sharma, Amrit Bali, Bushan Dogra, Dwarka Choudhary, Pawan Bhagat, Hussain Ali Wafa and others.