JAMMU, Feb 15: A massive protest rally was today taken out in RS Pura Town by various social and political organizations which out rightly rejected the interim report by Delimitation Commission, terming it as BJP’s report.
The rally started from Public Park in RS Pura and passed through the bazaar of the border town. On the occasion, former Mayor and president All India Jat Maha Sabha, Ch Manmohan Singh, Advocate Shakeel Sheikh, DDC Member Suchetgarh Taranjit Singh Tony; Mir Shahid Salim from Rajouri, Avtar Singh Khalsa, former general secretary DGPC Jammu, Sarpanchs/ex-Sarpanchs of the area, besides common masses participated in the rally.
Speaking on the occasion, DDC member Taranjit Singh Tony flayed the draft report while alleging that the same was compiled by the Delimitation Commission in league with BJP leadership. Criticizing the proposed annulling of Suchetgarh Constituency, Tony said that the move is discriminatory and sought restoration of the same in the final report.
Choudhary Manmohan Singh said in the last assembly elections, border dwellers gave massive support to the BJP but in response the party has deceived the community. He said that BJP has backstabbed Jats by reserving all the seats from Kathua to Mendhar. He demanded restoration of Suchetgarh Constituency and said that the Jat community will not accept this injustice and shall start stir against the unfair proposal.
Advocate Sheikh Shakeel, in his address, said that Government is trying to divide people on communal lines but the people of UT will not allow this to happen. He asked the people to get united and root out BJP from power. Mir Shahid Saleem asked BJP Government to restore the statehood.
Avtar Singh Khalsa batted to maintain brotherhood and remain united. He said that the Delimitation Commission has divided the Sikh community of Gandhi Nagar and RS Pura constituencies. He appealed to the Election Commission to restore Gandhi Nagar and RS Pura constituencies in its original positions.