JAMMU, July 6: Several senior PCC leaders discussed the present political situation in a meeting held in winter capital city here.
The meeting was presided over by the PCC president Ghulam Ahmed Mir and attended by several senior leaders. The meeting discussed the latest political situation in the State besides the organizational affairs of the party last evening.
The meeting discussed the current issues confronting the people including the acute water and power crisis in most parts of Jammu province. Detailed deliberations were held to activate the organizational set up to highlight issues of people in order to make the administration responsive to the needs of the people, besides making the BJP Government at the Centre accountable to deliver on the tall promises made to the people from time to time. The meeting welcomed the inclusion of IP residents in the existing 3% reservation to LoC residents, however, it viewed that the reservation quota should have been enhanced to six 6% besides provision of plots at safe zones as promised to them from time to time.
The meeting also sought implementation of full package to the refugees of 1947, 1965 and 1971 as recommended for the first time by Congress-NC Government including financial package of minimum Rs 25 lakh per family and reservation for their wards in para forces and technical courses etc.
Since the BJP has the full mandate at the Centre, it should deliver on all its important commitments to the people of State, especially Jammu region. The members lashed out at the Central Government for totally ignoring State in the budget yesterday. The Jammu-Poonch Railway project which was initiated by UPA Government on the initiative of Rahul Gandhi and a vital link of strategic importance but has not seen the light of the day even after more than five years, which is a matter of great concern.
The meeting said that BJP can’t take the people of the region for a ride after seeking huge mandate on various important commitments but the very first budget of NDA-II is totally disappointing for the people of the State. The members termed Rahul Gandhi as unquestionable leader and reposed faith in his leadership.
Those who attended included Madan Lal Sharma, Ex-MP; Tara Chand Ex-Dy CM; PCC vice presidents Mula Ram, Raman Bhalla; former Minister RS Chib; Ravinder Sharma-chief spokes person, Rajnish Sharma Co-treasure, general secretaries Shah Mohammad Choudhary, Manmohan Singh, Thakur Balbir Singh-MLC, former ministers Dr Manohar Lal, Shabir Ahmed Khan and S.Manjit Singh.