SAMBA, Dec 1: Apni Party Provincial President Jammu and former Minister, S Manjit Singh has accused BJP of ditching the daily wagers and their families in Jammu and Kashmir in the name of regularization.
Addressing a monthly meeting of party leaders and workers here at Vijaypur, S. Manjit Singh said that over 61000 daily wagers have been working in different Govt departments from the last over two decades but they were not regularized despite assurances and decisions of the previous Govts.
“It was BJP which had also assured them their regularization but ditched the daily wagers and thousands of their family members by ignoring their genuine demand,” he said.
He said that the Apni Party believes that the daily wagers have faced discrimination for years and they should be regularized, and their pending wages be released on a regular basis. “If we form next Govt in J&K, we will regularize the daily wagers within 60 days after the formation of the Govt,” he said.
Similarly he added, fight for the rights of refugees will continue as their pending package has not been released by the Govt of India.
“Rs 25 lakhs for each refugee family of J&K was sanctioned and released but only Rs 5.5 lakhs was released that too has not been received by all the refugee families. The refugees should be given their pending dues so that it can help them,” he said.
Manjit Singh highlighted the policy of social security scheme of Apni Party like enhancement of widow pension scheme up to Rs 5000, 500 units of free electricity for Jammu during summer and 300 units of free electricity during winter season in Jammu region, 4 cooking gas cylinders free of cost under Ujjwala and other such schemes. He appealed to the party leaders and workers to inform people about the policies and agenda of the party.
Some other leaders also spoke on the occasion and highlighted various demands of the people. Prominent among those, who were present in the meeting, included District President Apni Party, Samba, Raman Thappa, ST Wing State President Saleem Alam, Provincial President Jammu Youth Wing, Vipul Bali, District President Samba Legal Cell, and Candidate for Ramgarh, Sahil Bharti.