NPP alone playing role of healthy opposition in J&K: Harsh Dev

NPP chairman Harsh Dev Singh and others addressing a public meeting in Chenani constituency.
NPP chairman Harsh Dev Singh and others addressing a public meeting in Chenani constituency.

Excelsior Correspondent
CHENANI, Mar 19: Alleging that the people are suffering on multiple counts, Panthers Party Chairman and former Minister Harsh dev Singh claimed that NPP alone was playing the role of healthy opposition in J&K.
“While the people are faced with one of the worst ever crisis due to stalled development, growing unemployment, rampant corruption, unmitigated corona pandemic, power and drinking water problems and raging inflation, it is Panthers Party alone which is playing the role of a healthy opposition in J&K,” he said while addressing public meetings in villages Charat, Pakhlai and Laddan of Chenani constituency.
Harsh Dev Singh alleged that people are being deprived of basic amenities and rural and remote areas in particular are the worst suffers. “The local officers too have shun their responsibilities towards the common masses who are largely left at the mercy of God. The ever growing corruption has spread its tentacles from top to bottom with none to come to the rescue of poor, hapless people being exploited by middlemen and agents of the mighty mafia controlling the system. The people have hardly any access to the powerful bureaucracy ruling the roost and the outside bureaucrats having hardly any connect with the masses. Under such circumstances, the political parties too seem to have abdicated their role and responsibility as responsible opposition with the NPP alone fighting a highly authoritative, apathetic and corruption plagued regime,” he said
Urging upon the people to strengthen Panthers Party, Singh said that it alone could dispense justice to the common masses, the poor, the down trodden and the marginalized. “We proved ourselves while in Government and we have now proved ourselves in opposition as well,” he said claiming that during his short stint as Education Minister, several reforms and revolutionary changes were brought about in Education system which was acknowledged and appreciated across the board by all members of Assembly.
And while in opposition, he added, NPP lodged over 650 protests in various parts of J&K for the cause of people with 54 such protests having been organized in New Delhi at Jantar-Mantar, outside Parliament, outside Home Ministry, outside BJP Headquarters New Delhi and outside Pak Embassy.