AKHNOOR, Aug 5: Senior Congress leaders Madan Lal Sharma (Ex-MP) and Sham Lal Sharma (former minister) today accused BJP of betraying the people of Jammu despite receiving huge public mandate from the region during previous Assembly elections.
Addressing public gathering at Chowki Chora in Akhnoor today Sham Lal said that the BJP Government has completed more than 50 months in Centre but not a single welfare scheme for youth has been implemented on the ground, be it providing two crore jobs to them, creating new job opportunities or providing quality education.
Sharma said that educated youth these days are hopeless as they don’t get new employment opportunities anywhere. “Even those youth, who were appointed as ReT teachers, were facing threat of being dismissed from their services.
“The previous BJP-PDP Govt brought a SRO-202 in which those youth who are appointed against non-gazetted posts will be given salary on consolidated basis for seven years, which was the biggest fraud with educated youth. How will a youth having PhD degree and Post Graduate degree will feed his family with having few thousands rupees in hands,” he said.
He accused BJP of betraying farmers, youth and poor sections by not honouring the pre-poll promises. The people have made up their mind to teach a befitting lesson to BJP in the next polls.
Speaking on the occasion former MP, Madan Lal Sharma said the fact remains that developmental activities are almost invisible and no concrete measures are taken to address the issues of livelihood.
“Unemployment is a huge challenge for the state and this problem contributes to the political uncertainty and unrest. Instead of taking concrete steps to provide means of livelihood to people, the previous BJP -PDP Government has neglected it completely. The comprehensive development process initiated by the previous Congress led Government in all the three regions of the State has been brought to a grinding halt by the PDP-BJP Government,” he added.
Coming down heavily on the BJP for betraying peoples’ mandate and virtually leaving them in lurch, Madan Lal said the slogans of change and “Ache Din” have proven hoax and the coalition partners had reneged on every single statement and promise they made during elections.