Support Panthers to empower Jammu: Harshdev

NPP leaders with new entrants in Jammu.
NPP leaders with new entrants in Jammu.

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Nov 10: Appealing the people to strengthen and support Panthers Party, NPP chairman Harshdev Singh today said that it was high time that Dogras identified and acknowledged the services of those who were actually championing the cause of Jammu.
He said that NPP had vociferously projected the concerns of Jammu region and fought for safeguarding its interests at all possible forums to the entire satisfaction of its people. It was time to support and strengthen the party for the ultimate empowerment of the people of the Dogra land, asserted Singh.
He said that neither the national parties nor the Kashmir based parties were the solution for the ills afflicting Jammu region. “A regional party alone could meet the aspirations of Jammu and address the local issues of the public,” he claimed adding that people were increasingly reposing their faith in Panthers Party and its leadership.
Addressing a press conference in Jammu today along with Balwant Singh Mankotia, State president and Yash Paul Kundal, general secretary while inducting several leaders of NC, BJP and of other youth organizations in the Panthers Party along with their hundreds of supporters, Singh said that only NPP can come up to the aspirations of Jammu people.
Accusing the BJP of having betrayed the collective sentiment of Dogras, Singh said that NPP was all prepared to provide a viable alter-native to the people of Jammu region. Those who failed to honour their promise of holiday September 23, birthday of Maharaja Hari Singh or even rake up the issue in Cabinet meeting while in power, could no longer be trusted by the people, said Singh. They had lost the right to represent the Dogras when they failed to get Rasana case probed through CBI and rather joined the chorus with their Kashmir masters describing the agitating Dogras as ‘rapists supporters’, said Harshdev.
Prominent among those who joined the Panthers Party today included Swaran Singh, vice president–NC, District Udhampur; Rajni Jamwal, president–Contractual Lecturers Association; Vikas Gargotra, President–Khidmat Centres, Jammu Province; Ram Kumar Sharma, Ex-Mandal Pradhan–BJP, Vijaypur; Jeevan Kumar, general secretary–Contractual Lecturers Association; Majid Khan, Secretary–NC, District Udhampur. More than 600 people joined NPP today.