JAMMU, June 18: Pradesh Mahila Congress organized a silent march from Pradesh Congress headquarters to the office of Deputy Commissioner Jammu and handed over a memorandum to be sent to the Governor of the State, N N Vohra.
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The procession was led by All India Mahila Congress general secretary and in-charge J&K affairs, Nagma along with Indu Pawar, president Pradesh Mahila Congress J&K, office bearers of Pradesh Mahila Congress and workers of Congress party. The memorandum presented to the Governor, highlighted failure of State Coalition Govt of BJP-PDP , to protect life and property of people, in restoring confidence of security forces fighting militancy in Kashmir valley.
They said the Government should take visible steps on ground to minimize woes of the border residents who are suffering time and again. In-spite of tall claims and promises by PDP/BJP Govt in State & BJP Govt at the Centre, the border people are constantly suffering and every now and then they are on roads. They demanded that promises made to border residents be fulfilled at the earliest so that they can have a sigh of relief. A high level commission be appointed to probe charges of corruption and scams committed by BJP/PDP Gov in J&K during last three years. They said Govt should strengthen anti- graft institutions like State Accountability Commission to investigate charge of corruption against politicians and check the rising prices of essential commodities.
It was pointed out that Govt was unconcerned about the hardships being faced by the farmers. Their needs of fertilizers and other inputs are not given priority at Govt level. Fertilizers / seeds are not provided at time especially farmers of Jammu, Samba and Kathua districts. Govt should ensure proper support prices for their produce i.e. grains, sugar cane, vegetables etc. Employ-ment to un-employed youth of all the three regions of State be provided equally and timely so that un-employed youth is also able to take part in re-construction of our State.
Senior members Vandana Makhnotra, Sushma Choudhary, Santosh Sharma, Geeta Dogra, Sunita Rajput, Reeta Kanojia, Veena Kumari and others also accompanied.