NPP declares Harsh Dev as LS candidate for Udhampur-Doda

NPP president B S Mankotia addressing press conference in Jammu on Wednesday.
NPP president B S Mankotia addressing press conference in Jammu on Wednesday.

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Mar 6: J&K National Panthers party has declared party chairman Harsh Dev Singh as Lok Sabha candidate to contest elections from Udhampur-Doda constituency
While addressing press conference here today party president Balwant Singh Mankotia urged upon the people to vote and support NPP in the coming elections. He said that the Party had proposed the name of its fire brand leader and party chairman Harsh Dev Singh as its nominee for Lok Sabha elections from Udhampur-Doda Parliamentary constituency. He said that interests of the state and of Jammu region in particular could well be safeguarded and promoted only by strong and effective leadership which could be provided by Harsh Dev Singh. Click here to watch video
He said that demand for Party chairman’s candidature for Lok Sabha had emanated from various Assembly segments of district Kathua, Udhampur and erstwhile Doda district.
Accusing the erstwhile parliamentarians from Jammu region of failure in appropriately projecting the cause of Dogras, Mankotia said that Jammu and its issues faced total eclipse in the parliament with none to project the aspirations of its people. He said that repeated experimentation with traditional political parties including BJP and Congress had only caused disappointment amongst the people of the region. Not only had the region been divested in terms of its share in development and employment but the very culture and identity of the Dogras faced severest threat during the incumbency of the leaders of the said parties, said Mankotia.
Yash Paul Kundal (Ex-MLA) said that Jammu’s lone recognized regional party should be given a chance to represent its people in the Parliament. He said that it was NPP alone which persistently and most vociferously raked up Jammu’s cause during the last four years. With not a single issue of Jammu left untouched, the Panthers Party vigorously fought for the rights of people and proved itself as true champion of Jammu cause, Kundal said.
He said that Harsh Dev having made unparalleled contributions in education sector besides being a strong, articulate leader will be the best choice for the people.
Senior leaders PK Ganju, Shanker Singh Chib, Jagdev Singh, Parmjeet Singh Marshall and Parshotam Parihar were also present.