Dr Jitendra for inquiry with transparency in Rassana incident

BJP leaders at a party rally in Jammu on Sunday. —Excelsior/Rakesh
BJP leaders at a party rally in Jammu on Sunday. —Excelsior/Rakesh

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JAMMU, Mar 11: While BJP national vice president and party incharge for J&K State, Avinash Rai Khanna was in favour of respecting people’s sentiments who were demanding holding of CBI probe into the murder of minor girl at Rassana, Union Minister of State in PMO, with independent charge of North Eastern States, Dr Jitendra Singh called for inquiry with transparency into the Rassana incident. Click here to watch video
While addressing a party’s rally on completion of three years of PDP-BJP coalition rule in the State, Khanna said that the sentiments of the people must be respected and Government should take decision accordingly.
Khanna, who was talking to reporters on the sidelines of the rally said that Government should make people to understand that it is working for their betterment and welfare.
He said during the previous governments only one family knew where the funds given by Centre to the State have been utilized while people were not aware of the same “but under present dispensation we have all account where the funds were utilized and the people of the State know all about it”.
On Tribal issue, the BJP leader said that no Government should work like this. Terming it a serious issue, he said that BJP ministers have taken up this issue with Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and he also appealed her to take action against the officers who have tampered with the minutes of meeting.
Khanna, while showing confidence over the three years achievements of State Government in developmental field, said the credit for this also goes to Narendra Modi led Union Government which gave liberal funds to the State. He urged the Party ministers and leaders to redouble their efforts onwards for better results in future also.
He said that BJP has got mandate to protect the sentiments and ideology and “if attempts were made to erode the same, our ministers and Legislators will act as a stone wall against it”.
Addressing the rally Dr Jitendra Singh said “ a peaceful resolution of the Hiranagar tangle is the responsibility of the administration as well as elders in the society. Violence in any form instigated from any side can’t be justified by any means”, he added.
The Union Minister said “it is painful that while all others are celebrating the completion of three years of the Coalition Government, there are some of our youngsters who are battling with the injuries received at Hiranagar,. “The guilty must be punished but the innocent must get the justice also”, he added.
Dr Jitendra Singh said “let the inquiry take place but it should be with transparency and in a mode acceptable to all”.
He said the youth Vijay Kumar is undergoing treatment at Ludhiana and party workers and leaders are in touch with his relatives and assured them all help and support.
He said there is no problem which does not have any solution. “Probe be held and culprit punished but at the same time no innocent should be harmed”, he added
Dr Jitendra Singh, while highlighting the various developmental projects which were sanctioned by Modi Government for the State, said PM is very particular for the welfare of the people J&K and its development.
He said it is unfortunate that the pace of work on these projects is not taking place as was expected and when the already sanctioned projects are delayed how the State can expect the sanction of more projects. He asked the State Government to accelerate the pace of work on these projects.
While justifying the formation of coalition in the State with PDP, he said “this way we have silenced the critics who were saying that BJP can’t run the Government and accept dharnas, pasting of posters and protests party can do nothing”, he added.
“When this Government was sworn in no one thought that it will complete three years,. No doubt the ideology of the two parties is different but the people deserve the credit that they extended full support to this Government. Had people’s support not been we can’t dream to be here on dais today”, he added.
He said “while formation of coalition some one commented that you have entered the marriage of convenience but I said we have entered a traditional Indian marriage where one agrees to disagree”. This alliance was based on mandate of the people, he added.
The Union Minister said if a revolution took place in North East it was because of PM’s efforts and dedication.
Highlighting the achievements of the Government, he said relief of Talwara migrants was made at par with Kashmiri migrants, while besides AIIMS, work is in progress on five new medical colleges, new net work of roads was sanctioned for the State and Seed Processing Plant for Kathua has been sanctioned and work on Biotech Park Ghati in Kathua district is in progress.
Besides, Highway Hub will be set up at Lakhanpur and work on Keriyan Gandyal bridge is in also progress.
He regretted that though the Devika Conservation Project was sanctioned over one year back, the delay in framing of DPRs has delayed the start of construction. However, he expressed the hope that the same will be expedited now.
Dr Jitendra Singh said introspection is needed that why the outsider investors are not  willing to come for investment in J&K when they show lot of keen interest in North East.
Addressing the function BJP State president, Sat Sharma said that the coalition in the State was formed for the development and the development which took place in the last three years has not been witnessed during 70 years of Opposition rule.
He said coalition is for equal development to all three regions and there was no discrimination with any region during last three years. He said NIA raids and action against terrorists showed that Centre and State Governments are committed to restore peace.
Addressing the rally Jugal Kishore Sharma, MP said that there are no two thoughts that the party is doing good in the State. He said PM has assured that there will be no shortage of funds and many developmental projects were launched in the State. He accused the NC -Congress of playing vote bank politics and pushing J&K backwards.
The MP declared that the work on Jammu -Akhnoor Highway will begin next month  and tenders are in process.
Addressing the gathering, Minister of Industries and Commerce, Chander ParkashGanga warned those forces who are trying to break Jammu. Taking a dig at Opposition, he asked “how the people from rags rose to riches”.  But the BJP changed the fate of people in three years, he added.
Maintaining that BJP is party with difference, Minister of Health and Medical Education Bali Bhagat, said that it was with the efforts of BJP that Ayurvedic College which was closed by then Chief Minister, Sheikh Mohamed Abdullah in Jammu despite strong resistance by the people in 1979 was reopened by him after 42 years. “This shows our determination for the cause of Jammu.”
Besides, many projects are in pipeline to better the medicare facilities in the State, he said. A bone and Joint Hospital will be opened in Srinagar besides the strength of beds in GMC will also be increased to cope with rush of patent”, he added.
Speaker, Kavin-der Gupta said that BJP replaced the corrupt governments in Delhi and other states. Terming Narendra Modi a great leader, he said India established its image under BJP rule in comity of nations. The BJP will completely erode Congress routes from the State, he added.
MP Rajya Sabha and former president Shamsher Singh Manhas said that no Act or Bill subjecting people to discrimination will be tolerated and under Modi rule the forces inimical to national interests in the State along with Pakistan will be destroyed.
Rashid Ansari, national president BJP Minority Morcha also addressed the rally while stage was managed by Harinder Gupta, general secretary of the party.
BJP Ministers Sham Choudhary, A G Kohli, MLC and senior leader Ashok Khajuria, MoS with independent charge of Transport, Sunil Sharma, MoS Education, Priya Sethi, MoS Finance, Ajay Nanda, party general secretary (org) Ashok Kaul, general secretary Dr Narinder Singh, Pawan Khajuria,  vice president Yudhvir Sethi, MLAs, secretary Sanjay Baru and other senior leaders attended the rally.