JAMMU, July 22: Union Minister of State in PMO, with independent charge of North Eastern States, Dr Jitendra Singh today made a scathing attack on Congress party and its former chief, Sonia Gandhi for making personal attacks on Prime Minister, Narendra Modi and alleged that Congress is unable to reconcile to end of dynastic rule.
Talking to reporters here, on the sidelines of a function organized by Saksham Jammu and Kashmir, Dr Jitendra Singh said that an expression like this amounts to abusing the popular mandate of 130 crore people of the country who have elected Narendra Modi as their Prime Minister. Click here to watch video
He said the Congress is doing it in sheer desperation as they are abusing the mandate of people of this country. He said Narendra Modi is such a Prime Minister who started his life from a railway platform and became the symbol of emergence of a leader from grass root level. This is not being digested by the Congress leadership who in the grab of “dynastic and kitchen Cabinet rule” exploited the people of this nation for years together.
Dr Jitendra Singh said now the people of India are realizing this through the sense of democracy restored in the country after the Narendra Modi Government assumed the reigns of governance in 2014.
Lashing out at separatist leadership in Kashmir for maintaining a stoic silence over the killing of youth working in police and other wings of security forces, he said the Kashmiri separatists are unfaithful to the masses. “The killings are a design to discourage the Kashmiri youth to join police and security forces and avail the job opportunities given to them by Modi Government otherwise no where in the world such killings are justified’’, he added.
He said in a genuine freedom struggle the freedom fighters never kill their own youth. “This is also the reflection of realization of separatists and Kashmir centric leaders that the majority of the youth favour restoration of normalcy and end of militancy in the Valley.”
He said whenever situation is limping back to normalcy, under a conspiracy the youth working in police and security forces are being targeted by the militants.
Quoting Mahatma Gandhi, who had once said that “I don’t want such freedom which leaves behind trail of widows , orphans and bereaved families’’, Dr Jitendra Singh asserted that which model these so called “freedom fighters” were following. Is this Mahatma Gandhi’s or Nelson Mandela’s model,”? he asked.
He said whatever is being perpetrated by separatists and Kashmir centric leaders is not “freedom struggle” but exploitation of people. Dr Jitendra Singh also asked Congress to clear its stand over these killings and come out with a statement over the killings of locally enrolled Kashmiri youth.
The Union Minister, while criticizing the role of Congress in this regard said due to their internal factionalism in the Party, Congress tries to keep the separatists in good humor.
Commenting yesterday’s No Confidence Motion against Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, Dr Jitendra Singh said the more the opposition opposes him more he will emerge stronger.
He said the No Confidence Motion against Prime Minister was no confidence of Opposition leaders against each other. “This No Confidence Motion has authenticated the people’s will that they want Modi to continue as Prime Minister for many more years to come and for the overall development of the nation’’, he added.
Later addressing the meeting of Saksham, he lauded its role in working for the betterment of the differently abled people in the country. He said the people associated with the organization are doing a great social service and serving the humanity in real sense.
Saksham is working for opening of eye banks and eye collection centers in the State. However, Dr Jitendra Singh said unfortunately it has not been our priority earlier as no attention was paid to opening of eye banks. Even there was no attempt made by the Government also in this regard earlier, he added.
He said Modi Government has paid a special attention for welfare of differently abled persons. He said a transfer policy was framed for the parents of displaced people so that they could be posted at those places only where they can get the facilities for their differently abled children easily.
He said to improve the lot of differently abled persons the society has to change which can force the Governments to frame the policies and programmes accordingly.
He said for opening of Eye Bank and eye collection centers the issue will be taken up with the State Government. He also announced Rs seven lakh from his MP LAD fund for opening of eye collection centers or eye banks either in Kathua or Udhampur towns of his constituency as being an MP he can’t spend MPLAD outside his Constituency.
He also asked the organizers to identify the people who are interested in donating the organs after their death and make a list of the same.
Dr Jitendra Singh also stressed upon the organizers to take their activities to Kashmir Valley also. He said earlier after Amritsar people from entire North India used to come to Kashmir for treatment of their eyes. He recalled the services of renowned eye surgeon of Valley, Dr Harbajan Singh and said that Saksham can also set up a Dr Harbajan Singh Memorial Eye clinic in Srinagar.
He said the private sector can also be involved in this noble cause and eye collection centers or eye banks can be opened at district headquarters also.
He assured full support to organizers of Saksham if they extend their activities in Kashmir Valley also.
Earlier, Abhay Pargal State Head of Saksham gave detailed information about the functioning of their organization in the State and difficulties faced by it.
Swami Vishwanathan Prabhari Saksham for five North Indian States said that the organization is facing many difficulties in extension of its programme in the State of J&K. He said four percent reservation has been given in every State for differently abled except J&K.
K Subadra Rani, Member Akhil Bharti Karkarni Cornea Anduvta Mukht Bharat Abhiyan (CAMBA) gave details of functioning of CAMBA in the country. She also appealed for support to the organization.