Present dispensation has lost will to govern: Bhalla

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Apr 1: Former minister and senior Congress leader Raman Bhalla today said that present PDP-BJP Government has lost will to govern the State.
Intensifying mass contact programme for mobilizing public support against the ‘anti-people policies’ of PDP-BJP combine in the State, former minister while addressing public gathering in Gandhi Nagar constituency said that this Government has even lost moral right to Government the State as it has failed to provide basic amenities to the people.
Bhalla slammed anti-people, anti-youth and anti-development policies being pursued by the insensitive and irresponsible Coalition Government. He held the Government squarely responsible for creating mess in three years of taking over the reins of administration and putting the State virtually at the brink of collapse. He said the engine of development is gaining rust and the atmosphere of peace and tranquility has become a fact of the past.
“What really are you doing after making lot of promises and showing dreams to the people”, Bhalla asked the Government, advising it either to perform or perish. He said the public patience and resilience should not be taken for granted. “What looks a subtle resistance this time can burst into volcano if the Government goes ahead with its dangerous policies of antagonizing youth, putting brakes on development, showing scant concern towards normal functioning of the utility services and vitiating the atmosphere”, he maintained.
“The BJP has been exploiting the Jammu sentiment for the past nearly seven decades and when time of reckoning came, they betrayed and back-stabbed the people”, he said while terming the present dispensation in the State as ineffective and fraught with the danger of fragmenting Jammu and Kashmir. For ending this nightmarish era, the people should seize the opportunity of upcoming Panchayat and local body elections and give their verdict against the PDP-BJP misrule”, Bhalla said and exhorted the people to vote and support Congress.
He alleged that trust deficit between coalition partners due to their ideological differences is showing negative impact on governance and public delivery. The fact remains that developmental activities are almost invisible and no concrete measures are being taken to address the issues of livelihood, Bhalla added.