Dislodge people, snatch their livelihood BJP’s agenda: Bhalla

Senior Cong leader Raman Bhalla addressing people at Gandhi Nagar on Wednesday.
Senior Cong leader Raman Bhalla addressing people at Gandhi Nagar on Wednesday.

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Dec 1: Former minister and senior Congress leader Raman Bhalla has claimed that dislodging stable people and snatching their livelihood in J&K is the agenda of BJP Government at the centre.
While interacting with aggrieved people of Gandhi Nagar constituency who have been informed through notices that road is going to be widened as a part of National Highway Project. He said people of J&K want development but never at the cost of their livelihood.
Bhalla maintained that the core issues which need attention for sustainable development and improvement in the living standard of the public are- means for generation of employment, establishment of research parks for startups, cleanliness of city, smart ways of waste disposal, uninterrupted power supply, adequate water supply, smart traffic management system, beautification of city, revamping of Dogra heritage, tapping of tourism potential in and around Jammu city through better connectivity with surrounding areas and safety and security of women and children.
In addition extensive use of technology to increase the contact between people and government through the use of various technologically sound mechanisms like Wi-Fi, e-governance, digitization of the office records, creation of citizen friendly Apps for online interaction with government departments, implementation of Citizen charter for timely disposal of online cases and automatic file tracking system.
Bhalla  appealed LG’s Administration to come up with a uniform policy for relief and rehabilitation of those affected by the Smart City Project and make sure that no soul in the Union Territory faces injustice of any sort. He demanded redefining of land types in J&K as large chunks of land in Jammu have been declared as “Gair Mumkin Khuds” by Revenue Department and registration and construction activities on these lands have been barred thus there is need to revisit the policy in vogue, rehabilitation of those who are/will affected by Smart City Project, creation of more commercial / residential sites by JDA and Housing Board as the process has been stalled since over three decades, giving new ray of hope to existing liquor vendors who have been rendered jobless by new excise policy by giving a second thought to the changed policy.