JAMMU, Oct 24: Apni Party general secretary Vikram Malhotra today expressed his concern over the negligence of one of the oldest Mohalla in Ward number 1 of Jammu district which lacks basic amenities even as the ward belongs to Deputy Mayor of Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC).
“The BJP Corporators, especially Deputy Mayor of Jammu has failed to provide basic facilities for the livelihood of people of Old City which is a heritage for Dogra Society,” said Apni Party’s general secretary Vikram Malhotra.
Malhotra said that the residential areas in the surrounding areas of the Mubarak Mandi Palace/Complex are being ignored as if it does not come under the Municipal Corporation Jammu.
“The roads, lanes and drains are in worst condition and there is a lack of cleanliness. The nallah at Mohalla Chowgan Salathia in Panjtirthi is one of the examples where people suffer because of official apathy even as ward number 1 belongs to the Deputy Mayor,” said Malhotra.
“I am told that a child has fallen into a nallah. The nallah has not been covered by the Municipality despite repeated reminders given to them by the locals and the Deputy Mayor herself has not paid any heed towards the concerns of the people she represents,” he said.
The Apni Party’s general secretary said that if this is the condition of one of the Oldest Mohalla of Jammu district, the condition of rural areas can be imagined under BJP rule. The resentment among the people against the BJP for taking Jammu for granted will cost them heavily in coming assembly polls, he added.