Kavinder slams NC, PDP leaders for misleading people on PMAY

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, July 15: Senior BJP leader and former Deputy Chief Minister, Kavinder Gupta today castigated the NC and PDP leaders for their baseless allegations and attempts to incite the people of Jammu and Kashmir regarding the issue of land allocation under the PM Awas Yojna (PMAY).
While interacting with number of deputations here, today, the senior BJP leader said that the NC and PDP leaders have shamelessly resorted to spreading lies and misinformation, claiming that outsiders are being settled in the Union Territory (UT) under the pretext of PMAY. These false narratives have been propagated to instigate the people against the Government, creating unnecessary fear and unrest among them, he added.
In light of these misleading statements, Kavinder commended the Lt Governor for clarifying the matter that no outsider is being given land under PMAY.
Gupta asked people to remain vigilant and cautious of such so-called representatives who are willing to stoop to any level to serve their vested political interests. He called upon the citizens to see through these baseless allegations and recognize them as desperate attempts to undermine the progress and development being initiated by the Government.
Kavinder said PM Awas Yojna is a welfare scheme aimed at providing affordable housing to the landless and underprivileged sections of society. He mentioned that the J&K administration has decided to give such families five Malras land under PMAY so that they can construct their own houses. So far, 1,99,500 homes have been sanctioned for homeless families. The figure includes 46000 SC and ST category families who were eligible for the scheme besides 2711 families who had no land, he said, highlighting the significance of the scheme in improving the lives of countless families, enabling them to fulfill their dreams of owning a home.
Gupta expressed his confidence in the transparency and integrity of the Government’s initiatives and urged the people to reject the false narratives being propagated by certain political factions. He reaffirmed the commitment of the BJP to the welfare and progress of the people of Jammu and Kashmir.
While, Kavinder Gupta met various deputations representing different sections of society and listened to their concerns. He assured them that their issues would be taken up with the concerned authorities for early redressal of their issues.