Cong stands with people of J&K against new land laws: Sawhney

Tributes paid to Pt Mangat Ram

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Nov 3: District Congress Committee Jammu-Urban, today paid tributes to the late Congress veteran leader Pt. Mangat Ram Sharma ji on his 4th death anniversary.
A two-minute silence was observed in memory of the late leader. Pt Mangat Ram Sharma was a revered politician, who had served as Deputy Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir as well as Speaker of Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly. During his long political career and having served in many important capacities, he had earned the reputation as a great leader and remained a stalwart politician in J&K.
In the meeting, DCC Jammu (U) president and former minister Yogesh Sawhney recalled the achievements of the late Congress leader and said that his contributions towards the erstwhile State cannot be surpassed. He said that he was always greatly concerned for the poor and downtrodden people in society and worked hard for their upliftment and empowerment. He also contributed tremendously to strengthening the party at the grassroots level and remained humble despite his great accomplishments in life.
Following this, DCC members in a regular meeting, carried on with the agenda of the day and agreed on taking up the task of creating awareness among the people of J&K about the new land laws and expose BJP’s politics of betrayal and false promises.
Sawhney attacked the BJP leadership in Jammu for supporting the new land laws rolled out by the Centre despite their reluctance and awareness of the laws’ dire implications for Jammu and Kashmir. He said that all people in the Union Territory oppose the new order, and Congress stands in their support. It’s not the stand of a single political party but the stand of the entire people of Jammu and Kashmir.
J&K has seen zero growth and development since the last one year after it was unconstitutionally demoted to the status of a Union Territory. Seeking legal safeguards for the people of J&K in the protection of their land, jobs, and rights, Sawhney stressed upon people’s rejection of the new laws.