|32 BJP women activists, youth join Panthers Party|
|Early Times Report|
JAMMU, Sept 9: Embracing the ideology and dogma of JKNPP, 32 women and youth activists introduced by Mitu Rajput left BJP and joined Panthers party in the presence of Harsh Dev Singh Chairman JKNPP, Manju Singh Gen. Secy and other leaders at Party Headquarters in Jammu on Sunday.
While welcoming the newly joined youth in the party fold, Manju Singh said that JKNPP is the only recognized regional party of Jammu region which has been fighting to ensure rights and justice to the Dogras. She said that Delhi and Kashmir based parties are not the solution to the discrimination doled out to the people of the region and youth in particular and maintained that Panthers Party is well versed with the miseries they were going through.
Accusing the BJP of raising hollow slogans of 'Achey Din' only for electoral gains and betraying the youth, she divulged that thousands of daily wagers and casual workers of various departments who were divested of their wages for many years were protesting for regularization of their services. Similarly, highly qualified Contractual lecturers including women had been observing chain hunger strike in open for the last 575 days but no one from the government bothered to address their grievances in the right spirit, she regretted.
Referring to the recent PSC and SSB selections to govt. jobs, Mitu Rajput said that Jammu province had been subjugated by the Kashmir centric leadership since 70 years and the youth of Jammu were facing worst ever discrimination during the BJP-PDP rule. Drawing attention of the new entrants towards the recent price rise of domestic LPG cylinder in the country, she said that the inflation of domestic cylinders had also added to the woes of the housewives which saw steepest increase in price of gas cylinders in six years. She further urged the people of Jammu Pradesh to strengthen Panthers party if they wanted to empower the region and get rid of the consistent dozes of discrimination administered to them by the Central and Kashmir based parties.
Prominent among those who joined JKNPP included Rajwant Kour, Tannu Charak, Shallu Charak, Rekha Devi, Shivam Thakur, Komal Devi, Sona Thakur, Ayodhi Devi, Vimla Devi, Rajni Devi, Bhawani Thakur, Joginder Singh, Ankit Singh, Sahil Mattan, Rahul Sharma, Sunny Singh, Parshotam Malhotra, Pradeep Kumar besides others.