Development replaced disillusion, disappointment in J&K: Bhalla

JKPCC working president Raman Bhalla leading Cong campaign in Jammu City on Saturday.
JKPCC working president Raman Bhalla leading Cong campaign in Jammu City on Saturday.

Cong intensifies door-to-door campaign

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Apr 6: Congress party activists today intensified campaign in Jammu district with contesting candidate Raman Bhalla holding meetings in several places across the city seeking votes in favour of Congress.
In this regard, door-to-door campaign was organized at Bhagwati Nagar, Panjtirthi, Talab Tillo, Gole Gujral Camp, Rehari and many other places. Bhalla, who is contesting from Jammu Lok Sabha seat, interacted with the people of his constituency at various places.
During Padyatra, he said, “This year’s election is witnessing a Congress wave in the country. The country doesn’t run on rhetoric’s. I am confident that people of Jammu district will offer complete support to the Congress Party. The BJP-led Government at Centre will be voted out of power this time,” he claimed.
Bhalla racked up issues like development deficit, unemployment, price rise and farmers’ plight. He questioned the BJP-led Government under his party’s ‘Mere Vikas Ka Do Hisaab’ campaign for the Lok Sabha polls. “Why are 83 per cent of the total unemployed in the country youth ? Where are the 2 crore jobs annually? Why are 30 lakh government posts vacant in the country? Why is every exam paper leaked?” he said, attacking the government on youth issues.
He alleged that Corporate’s Rs 16 lakh crore has been ‘waived off’ and asked why are farmers committing suicide due to debt. “When will farmers’ income double? When will farmers get MSP?” Bhalla said.
“The votes that you are going to cast will save the democracy of the country. You must be wondering how our democracy is in danger. It is because the big institutions that have been formed to strengthen democracy are getting weakened; they are (being) misused,” Bhalla added.
He hit out at the BJP saying that the party betrayed people of Jammu region in every sphere. As a result, there is tremendous response to the Congress on both seats of Jammu division. He referred to the issues of refugee community and assured to full support their demands.
Launching a scathing attack on BJP, Bhalla regretted that people of the Jammu region are back stabbed by BJP leadership as the party has brazenly abandoned its core agenda and has adopted indifferent approach towards problems of the masses.
Prominent among those who accompanied Bhalla included former Yogesh Sawhney, Th Balwan Singh, Ved Mahajan, Kanta Baan, Rajnish Sharma, Th Manmohan Singh, Sanjeev Panda, Kapil Singh, Rajveer Singh, Jatin Raina, Anirudh Sawhney, Jagdish Singh Pahallwan, Shashi Syal and Gurmeet Singh.