Govt disallowed us to raise issues of public importance: BJP MLAs

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Apr 12: BJP today accused the Government of not allowing the Party to raise the issues of public importance in the State Assembly during its just concluded Budget Session.
Talking to media persons along with party National Executive Member and MLA Jammu East, Ashok Khajuria, MLA Marh, Ch. Sukhnandan and MLA Sucheet Garh Ch. Garu Ram, BJP Legislative Party leader and MLA Nagrota Jugal Kishore Sharma said the party tried to raise the issues relating to three regions of the State including Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh through questions, bills and resolutions but it was unfortunate that every such question which sought Government’s intervention like granting citizenship rights to West Pak refugees, proper rehabilitation and compensation to PoK refugees were disallowed without assigning any logical reason.
Mr Sharma said same was the fate of the Bill seeking grant of ownership rights to the tenants of evacuee property in Jammu province and disbanding of Custodian Department. The implementation of 73rd and 74th amendments of the Indian Constitution in J&K was also ignored by the Government, he added.
During this session it became crystal clear that that NC-Congress coalition has neither time nor will for the people who are nationalists, want to defeat the anti national forces and advocate State’s full integration with rest of country, said Ashok Khajuria.
He said total refusal on part of the Government during the session to settle decades long claims of PoK refugees speaks volumes of coalition Government’s lack of concern for the suffering masses.
The issues related to the farmers including desilting of canals, shortage of seeds, fertilizers, sub –standards fertilizers were raised with full voice. It was due to our efforts that thousands of tonnes of fertilizers were dispatched back to Gujrat for the first time in history of J&K after being found to be sub-standard, said Choudhary Sukhnandan.
The Government did not give a proper response to their issue regarding the miserable plight of border people in the State and the fencing on border.
They also accused the Government of its failure in empowering democratic institutions in the State by not implementing the Constitutional amendments in this regard.