*Provide compensation to small traders, Ind workers
JAMMU, June 14: Apni Party today expressed serious concern over failure in providing basic amenities to Jammuities like 24/7 electricity and regular supply of drinking water.
They also demanded compensation for the small businessmen and industrial labourers who suffered financially during COVID-19 pandemic lockdown after its breakout.
Speaking on the joining function at party office, general secretary, Apni Party, Vikram Malhotra said that the Govt should fix responsibility on the officials for their failure to provide 24/7 electricity supply in Jammu during the summer season.
Malhotra said the people of Jammu have lost their hopes with the BJP because of failure of the administration to redress issues of the people. “Development has become a distant dream for people in Jammu. The officials do not listen to the people. There is a complete disconnect between the Govt and the public. Even the basic amenities like electricity, drinking water and cleanliness are not being provided despite repeated appeals. The sufferings have increased and BJP has become mute spectator pushing the people to unbearable difficulties,” Malhotra said.
Speaking on the occasion, Manjit Singh said that the COVID-19 has affected normal life of the people weakening them financially as many businesses closed during this period. “The Govt should give relief compensation to shopkeepers, small businessmen, kiosks of fast food, vegetable and fruit vendors, industrial labourers, daily wagers and others who have lost the source of their earning and suffered losses due to lockdown after COVID breakout,” he said.
Provincial president, Women Wing, Namrta Sharma, said the unscheduled power cuts have put the people of Jammu to unnecessary hardships when the mercury is soaring over 40 degree celsius.
“The PDD should ensure 24/7 electricity to the people. Many areas like Greater Kailash, Sainik Colony, Channi Himmat and other parts of Gandhi Nagar Assembly Constituency have been suffering badly due to poor electricity supply,” said Namrta.
Apni Trade Union had organised a joining function at the Party office in Gandhi Nagar, Jammu, where over 30 people joined the party.
President, J&K Apni Trade Union, Ajaz Kazmi besides Malhotra and Manjit Singh welcomed the newly joined people and said that they will work for the redressal of issues of employees.
Kazmi highlighted the demand of daily wagers, contract, CP and ITI trained workers and assured support to their struggle for their regularization.