SUNDERBANI, Nov 27: Congress today took out a strong protest at Sunderbani town to raise several burning issues of the different sections especially price hike, unemployment and farmers.
Led by former MLC and chief spokesperson JKPCC, Ravinder Sharma along with chairman PCC Refugees cell Vinod Sharma and large number of Congress workers the rally started from Ram Leela ground and passed through main bus stand up to tehsil complex. Carrying banners and placards, the Congress workers raised slogans against the BJP Government’s anti- people policies.
Prominent leaders included Block Congress president NC Sharma, Ajit Singh, Vaishno Dass, Captain Babu Ram, Sarpanch Kishori Dass, Yog Raj, Ashok Kumar, Sarbjeet, Dr Ved Kukka, Ashwani Kumar, Joginder Singh, Shabir Chaudhary, Captain Sadiq, Patel Kumar, Bhupinder Singh, Rakesh Singh and others.
Addressing the rally Sharma listed various failures of the BJP Government and UT administration and later submitted a detailed memorandum to the administration.
The memorandum revealed that due to unprecedented price hike, the common man is suffering a lot. The prices of petrol, diesel and LP gas has gone very high. The centre govt and UT administration must take immediate steps to reduce the price hike and taxations to give relief to the sufferings of common people.
Referring to unemployment he said the Jammu and Kashmir has recorded highest unemployment percentage of over 22 percent, in recent years, which is alarming and highest in the country. The promise of creation/ filling up of 50,000 to one lakh jobs , post abrogation of special status and downgrading of JK State into UT, have proved to be another “Jumla” of BJP Government. The Government must wake up to deal with the situation and create adequate jobs for educated youth besides providing private job opportunities to needy work force.
So far Govt has taken anti- youth decisions like disbanding of self help groups of around 16000 self employed engineers, opened doors to limited govt. jobs to outsiders by entry through domicile laws besides reduced the future job opportunities by totally closing down RET scheme, proposed merger of 2000 schools and unsympathetic approach towards SRO 43 cases besides many more such policies.