JAMMU, July 21: Accusing PDP and BJP of betraying people to get benefitted politically and to save their sinking boat, former minister and senior Congress leader Raman Bhalla said that people of the State would never forget for what PDP-BJP have done to the State and people by misleading them on the name of so called agenda of alliance.
“Both the parties have played with the emotions of people for the sake of power by playing emotional cards in the elections,” Bhalla said while addressing workers meeting at Shumali Mohalla, Chatha in Gandhi Nagar constituency here today.
Describing PDP-BJP alliance a complete failure, Bhalla said that people in all the three regions are suffering badly due to political drama staged by PDP-BJP after leaving people midway on mercy of God. He cautioned against attempts of trampling the inclusive spirit of Jammu, saying the people won’t spare those trying to break their time tested unity. He lashed out at the BJP for ditching people of Jammu and said its pretentions have fallen apart during the past nearly four years, as this region has suffered the most. By exploiting sentiments of innocent Dogras for decades, the BJP stands exposed for the self-centric approach of its leaders, whose greed has superimposed public interest in every arena.
Former minister castigated the BJP for anti-poor and anti-workers’ policies, saying the introduction of GST had jeopardized the interests of both—the entrepreneurs and the workers. “By promising Ache Din for the poor, they have broken the backbone of skilled and unskilled work force”, he said.
Bhalla invited the attention of Governor Administration towards the release of pending DA in public sector and private sector, release of 6th and 7th Pay Commission arrears, pension benefits to Public Sector employees, implementation of SRO-43 in Public Sector, regularization of daily wagers, casual workers, consolidated employees, ITI diploma holders in PSUs and Government departments, setting up of non-polluting as well as employment generating units, closing of polluting units, abolition of contract system in private sector, employment of locals in private sector besides introduction of a viable Industrial Policy.