JCCI warns political leaders not to mislead Jammu people

JCCI president Rakesh Gupta addressing press conference in Jammu on Monday. -Excelsior/Rakesh
JCCI president Rakesh Gupta addressing press conference in Jammu on Monday. -Excelsior/Rakesh

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Jan 21: The Jammu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI) president Rakesh Gupta today warned some political leaders not to mislead the people of Jammu for their vested interests.
Talking to media persons here today, contested the statement made by Ram Madhav, BJP National general secretary that `BJP gave two AIIMS to the J&K State.” The JCCI president reminded that AIIMS was sanctioned here only after a joint struggle made by the people of Jammu province that started on April 24, 2015 when the Jammu Chamber called for first Jammu Bandh and later on led by the AIIMS Coordination Committee.
The Jammu Chamber advises the political leaders not to mislead the people of J&K by issuing statements regarding internal and national security which is the duty of our security forces who are doing their jobs well and sacrificing their lives every day.
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Gupta said, ” One Nation One Tax” and ” Dry Port Multi Modal Logistics Park” both being the initiatives of the Prime Minister but defeated by the vested interests in the state administration as well as the collation Government before. `One Nation One Tax ‘ slogan was the sole initiative of our Prime Minister Narinder Modi which has not seen the light of the day in the state of Jammu & Kashmir but implemented across India. ” JCCI questions the collection of Rs 800-900 crores on the name of State Toll Tax at Lakhanpur which at the end of the day is paid by the common man living in the State.
JCCI leader said it was in the month of February last year that the J&K Government and Dubai Ports world in presence of our Prime Minister Narinder Bhai Modi and Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi signed a MoU for establishment of the Dry Port in Samba and Ompura. After lapse of almost one year the said project is seen no where as the land to be provided by the state has not been allotted till date. This Dry Port included Warehouses, Special Storage Solutions, CA Stores and Cold Storage Chain in addition to complete logistic solutions. J&K being geographically disadvantaged the project is a boom to bring down the transportation cost by atleast to 25% , connecting the business world of J&K World Wide, information at door steps regarding imports and exports as the Dubai Port world is already operating such facilities in 40 countries in six continents. The JCCI feels that the delay in initiating this project has resulted in immense loss to the common man in the state.
Other office bearers Rajesh Gupta, Rajeev Gupta, Manish Gupta and Surinder Mahajan were also present.