Resentment among J&K people unprecedented under BJP: Bhalla

JKPCC working president, Raman Bhalla interacting with people at Gadigarh in Jammu on Wednesday.
JKPCC working president, Raman Bhalla interacting with people at Gadigarh in Jammu on Wednesday.

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Mar 30: Former minister and JKPCC working president Raman Bhalla today alleged that BJP Government has failed to address political and developmental aspirations of the people of Jammu and Kashmir.
“Tall, stentorian promises of ‘Ache Din’ have amounted to ‘Ache Din’ for a chosen few in terms of their personal welfare while common people have been left to fend for themselves by a brazenly insensitive and callous dispensation,” Bhalla said, while interacting with prominent persons of Gadigarh area today.
Speaking on the occasion, Bhalla said that lack of direction and political will have compounded miseries of people of J&K. The Former Minister said BJP Government rather than engaging with aggrieved people with an aim to address their issues, had chosen to tread a path of isolation, arrogance and confrontation contradicting the promises made to the people of J&K. BJP govt has done an unprecedented crackdown on normal life and undertook several anti-people policies and programmes,” he alleged.
Terming BJP leaders as event’s organizers, the former minister said that his apprehensions about their “clandestine understanding” of people of J&K were proven right when they implemented their vested agenda in J&K. They have reneged on every single statement they made to garner votes and have surrendered all their respective political demands for petty trappings of political power,” he said.
Bhalla said disenchantment among the people has reached an unprecedented level. The sense of anti-incumbency against this present Government has reached to unbearable extent. The regional polarisation and efforts to divide the people on the basis of their religions could have short-term political advantages for the ruling parties, Jammu and Kashmir will always stick to its legacy of inclusiveness, secularism and tolerance. Those giving sermons on secularism should learn its basics from the glorious, selfless history of Congress, Bhalla added.
He said Congress launched protests to invite the attention of the government towards the people’s worsening plight amid the rising prices of essential commodities. “We took this campaign to every nook and corner of the Union Territory and force the government to provide relief to the people,” he said.