UDHAMPUR, Dec 1: Urging upon the civil society, youth and students to strengthen Panthers Party for the ultimate empowerment of Jammu region, JKNPP chairman and former minister Harshdev Singh today said that the time had come to give a befitting reply to all those opportunist leaders and parties which had betrayed the people of dogra land.
“Those who failed to honour the sentiment of Jammu region despite getting 25 seats in Assembly and both seats of Parliament could no longer be trusted. If they couldn’t deliver despite holding the reins of power in New Delhi as well as in J&K, what could be expected of them even if they were elected in DDC polls,” questioned Singh.
He said NPP was the only option before the people in view of utter neglect of Jammu region at the hands of national as well as Kashmir centric parties.
Addressing massive public gatherings at Garh Samnabhanj, Moralla, Khaddian and Pathwar villages of Khoon DDC constituency alongwith party candidate, Manju Singh, Harsh Dev said that Jammu region continued to be deprived even after abrogation of Art 370 with its share declining in services as well as general development with each passing day. He said that only recently the Govt had created new posts of lecturers wherein Kashmir region was given 2225 posts whereas, Jammu region was made to content with around 685 posts. And there also, Dogri and Sanskrit languages were marginalized in view of a negligible share of posts having been assigned for the said subjects despite BJP’s tall claims of promoting the said languages.
He revealed that in H&ME sector also Jammu region was deprived as no PG seats were sanctioned for GMC Jammu in the recent approval accorded by MCI which gave 19 PG seats for Medical College Srinagar and 6 seats for SKIMS. Likewise, the Govt announced MIS for orchardists of Kashmir while announcing to procure their apples, walnuts and saffron through NAFED, the farmers of Jammu region were most contemptuously disregarded despite huge losses to their crops. The recent list of Fire Services Deptt provided another example of glaring irregularity and most hostile discrimination against Jammu region.
With the public resentment against BJP becoming more pronounced and the youth in particular fast losing faith in BJP, it was NPP alone which could navigate the people of Jammu region, Singh claimed.
Manju Singh, general secretary (candidate) also addressed the gathering.