Fuel price hike BJP’s ‘anti-people agenda’: Bhalla

JKPCC working president, Raman Bhalla addressing public gathering in Suchetgarh.
JKPCC working president, Raman Bhalla addressing public gathering in Suchetgarh.

Excelsior Correspondent
RS PURA, Mar 27: JKPCC working president Raman Bhalla today hit out at the Centre and LG Government alleging they had “failed” to reach out to the people to address their concerns.
While addressing a large gathering at Dewangarh in Suchetgarh today Bhalla accused the BJP Government of trying to create a wedge between different regions of J&K for political mileage.  He held the Government responsible for the deteriorating situation in valley, saying that due to the wrong policies of the Government, people are passing through a very difficult situation and living in absolute fear.
He urged the party cadre to remain vigilant to defeat the designs of BJP which he claimed was hell bent upon to create wedge between the regions in order to gain political mileage. He claimed the people have realized that they were “misled, betrayed and backstabbed by   BJP for the sake of coming into power”.
The Congress leader said the people were suffering immensely in every respect due to the deteriorating law and order situation adding to the fear psychosis among the people. “But the irony is that both LG Government and Centre have miserably failed to contain the situation. Rather the wrong policies adopted by them have added more problems,” he alleged.
Bhalla also lashed out at state Government for failing to curb unemployment. There were announcements and official press releases regarding employment avenues for the youth but in reality Government has done nothing so far, he said.
JKPCC leader said the situation in the valley getting deteriorated despite claims of restoration of normalcy by the Government. Different decision regarding Jammu and Kashmir has been taken in the past 70 years by the Congress but every time the stakeholders were taken on board.
Reacting to the hike in prices of petrol, diesel and LPG, Bhalla  termed the BJP Government “insensitive” and “irresponsible” saying that it has “once again displayed its anti-people agenda by raising fuel prices immediately after assembly elections”. Referring to an earlier tweet of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi wherein he had appealed to the people to fill their fuel tanks anticipating price hikes after assembly polls in five states, Bhalla said that Gandhi was proved right once again.
Senior leaders- Ajaib Motan, DCC (Rural) president Hari Singh Chib,  Ex- MP Tarlokh Singh Bajwa, PCC Secretary Pawan Raina,  senior vice president Ravinder Singh,   Ch Mohinder Singh, Sham Lal Mehra and others were also present.