Ex-MLC seeks probe in diversion of SC Basti funds to Thandapani Pyt

Excelsior Correspondent
SUNDERBANI, Sept 24: Former MLC and Chief Spokesperson Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress, Ravinder Sharma has said that several developmental projects at Thandapani near Sunderbani town face Government neglect for seven years of BJP rule and asked the people to bring about political  change to carry forward the development of the area.
Sharma said this during an interactive session with the prominent citizens and party workers of Panchayat Thandapani in Sunderbani in which series of pending works facing Government neglect were highlighted. The session was part of the Jan Sampark Abhiyan, launched by former MLC to reach out to the people of different Panchayats of Sunderbani and Nowshera  to take stock of the problems of people.
The  people complained about the  neglect of developmental projects initiated by the  Congress Government in Sunderbani area especially in the Panchayat Thandapani. The people were  completely fed up with the policies of the BJP Government towards each and every section due to large scale unemployment, unprecedented price hike  privatisation, failure to fulfill commitments of regularisation of daily wagers , need  based, Asha, Anganwadi workers, helpers and other contractual  and temporary employee.
He said the Government abandoned the major projects  sanctioned by the previous Government in the Panchayat like 124-kanals Industrial Estate at Thandapani, Fruit/Vegetables Mandi, Sport’s stadium and by-pass highway besides filtration plant. The Government failed to take up even a single project in the area initiated by him for the development of the area, he regretted.
Sharma said that Scheduled Caste Basti of ward number one, in Panchayat complained about diversion of funds allocated to Dalits Basti under Back to Village Scheme. They submitted a resolution to the LG through former MLC for in-depth enquiry and sought justice. He described the diversion of funds under RDD as a serious matter and sought enquiry into the episode and appropriate action.
Several prominent  persons present on the occasion included, Ex- Sarpanch Phallu Ram, Dwarka Nath Sharma, Panch Tara Mani, Fateh Singh,  Yog Raj, Capt Joginder Singh, Th Sukhdev Singh, Mohinder Singh, Abhishek, Babu Ram Bhagat, Balkrishan, Krishan Lal, Om Parkash, Jagbir Singh and others.