Like our Facebook Page

Early Times Newspaper Jammu, Leading Newspaper Jammu
Breaking News :   4 drug peddlers arrested in Udhampur, Jammu and Reasi | Supreme Court orders 3-member judicial inquiry into Hyderabad encounter | Over 57,000 acres of land identified for setting up industrial estates in J-K | Over 57,000 acres of land identified for setting up industrial estates in J-K | Pakistan violates ceasefire in Poonch, fires mortar shells | Flights cancelled, train services hit as Citizenship Amendment Bill protests flare up in Assam | SC Constitution bench to hear review petitions against Ayodhya verdict on December 12 | Drass coldest at minus 15.3 deg C in North India; met dept forecasts heavy snowfall, rains | Several matches held in ongoing Chancellor's trophy | Model Academy organizes Live painting workshop | BSF Inter Frontier Boxing competition concludes | J&K team defeats Uttarakhand by 253 runs, secures 6 points | Junior Volleyball Championship to commence from Dec 16 | JSS Jammu commemorates FSP | Heaven Kingdom celebrates Annual Day | JSS Jammu commemorates FSP | Pre-QFs position cleared in 65th National School Games U-17 Boys Volleyball | DPS student win title in badminton championship | SD Tara Puri organises Flower Making Vase Decoration | Amit describes reforms for apt Hospitals' functioning | Forget degree holders, JK Govt to have matric pass clerks! | Thanks to anarchy in PR&RD | Forgets these politicians are adamant on their stand to disturb peace | Powerful politician raises multi story building in flood zone in Rajouri | 'Influential' HA overstays at MD ICDS Jammu | Govt asks Deptts to bring transparency in procurement of goods | 5 years on, flash flood victim yet to get house under PMAY | Official records being digitized, file tracking system in offing | Lt Governor discusses modalities for implementation of "Mission Youth" programme | State level Declamation contest held | DDC Ramban inaugurates JNV at Batote | Looting is in full swing in the name of MRP | Why Citizenship Amendment bill is important? | 'Big fight' gives Pak a chance to interfere | Hakla highlights demands of Gujjar Bakarwal of J&K | BVP conducts North Regional 'Bharat Ko Jano' quiz competition | HPS students clinch 2nd Runner-up trophy in Inter-School Debate Competition | Shalz Medispa brings latest Ice Cold technology for damaged hair | Kokuyo Camlin organizes art & craft teachers' meet | HC issues show-cause notices to protesting Jammu lawyers | Deploy CAPF at High Court, District Courts: HC issues notice to UT Govt, GoI | Advisor Sharma reviews establishment of new Industrial Estates in J&K | Govt lists out benefits for martyred J&K personnel | J&K admin sanctions 1.30 lakh fresh pension cases | Cabinet approves 3 years extension, revision of PM's development package for horticulture in J-K, Ladakh | Navin Choudhary reviews progress on PDA, SMDA projects | Dulloo reviews performance of hospitals towards meeting NQAS targets | We are invoking Gods to rescue Jammu from BJP's excesses & atrocities: Harsh Dev | Cong stages protest against CAB in Jammu | Anti Encroachment drive conducted by JMC | BBIA delegation calls on Chairman JKPCB | 10 years on, defunct street lights greets people during night | SDH Mandi water scarcity for last 1 month | Deport Rohingyas from Jammu: Gupta | ADC tours border villages, assesses situation | Advisor Sharma to meet public on December 13 | 2 drug peddlers arrested | Bovine smuggling bid foiled | Punjab based narcotics smuggler arrested, 370 Kg poppy straw recovered | PWD starts black topping work at Ramgarh | Higher reaches of Jammu & Kashmir, Ladakh receive snowfall | Jammu & Kashmir affected by cross-border terrorism for past few decades: G Kishan Reddy | Srinagar-Leh, Mughal roads closed again, Kashmir highway open | CF demands creation of infrastructure plan for Jammu Tourism | 15 people flee from houses in Uri sector, claiming heavy shelling by Pak near LoC | Flight operations remains suspended for 5th consecutive day at Srinagar airport due to heavy fog | 2 mortar shells defused by security forces along IB in Kathua | HCBA strike enters 41st day | Students stage protest demanding inclusion of Ladakh in sixth schedule of constitution | Plus 2 contractual lecturers stage protest | Lawyers' strike continues, court works remain suspended | Sahitya Academy organises symposium cum musical programme | WFJ organises multilingual mushaira | Inderjeet assumes charge of Director Agriculture Jammu | District Police organizes Training-Cum-Workshop | Compensation for damaged paddy crop demanded | NEPS organises one day workshop on self defence | JMC Mayor inspect transport yard at Manda | NYK organises Swachhta Bharat Programme | Martyrdom Day of Gen Zorawar Singh to be held on Dec 12 | Placement drive held at ACET | Sprawling Buds ICSE , Apple Kids International Pre-school, celebrate Annual Day ''VIBGYOR''. | Back Issues  
news details
Detach Kandi belt patwars from Basohli constituency
6/23/2019 11:41:14 PM

Shiv Kumar Padha Basohli

The people of Jammu and Kashmir have hailed the decision of the new union Home Minister for framing the commission for redrawing Jammu and Kashmir legislative assembly borders in which delimitation will include redrawing the scope and size of constituencies and determine the number of seats for the SCs. Delimitation was a long pending issue of Jammu and Kashmir. The purpose of the delimitation is aimed at removing the inequity, anomalies, regional disparity and to act as a succor for the suffering people of jammu province. It also aims at providing representation to all the reserved categories in the state assembly. Since the delimitation process is on the cards, It becomes the moral duty of the suffering population of Basohli to highlight the problem for its viable solution once for all. Basohli is the only constituency in the state which tempts every outsider politician to contest election from there. Only the name of Basohli is sufficient to salivate the politician eager to grab the constituency in the elections.It pains to say that the politicians from other constituencies namely from Kathua tehsil have been representing Basohli in the legislative assembly for the last six decades. This is the reason why did the whole Basohli constituency suffer under the yoke of such politicians who instead of owning, made it their colony and an instrument of their successive victories. Some, so called, political stalwarts and iconic figures of Jammu and Kashmir politics hijacked the constituency and made its voters the hostages forever by tailoring the Basohli constituency in such a way which on the one hand blocked the way of Basolites leading to the state assembly and on the other facilitated their own victory in the elections without any resistance from the localities. For making the Basohli constituency their ancestral property and game changer during every election they managed the attachment of 12 patwars, 28 polling stations and 25 highly populated villages of Kandi belt falling under Kathua tehsil with the Basohli constituency. For their personal aggrandizement they snatched the opportunities of contesting the assembly elections from the local youngsters by pushing them to the wall forever. Out of the period of seven decades after independence only three local MLA's namely Sh. Mahesh Chander (p. Parishad ), Sh. Mahnt Ram Sharma (Congress) and Sh. Jagdish Raj Spolia (BJP) could represent Basohli constituency for 10 years only. If we compare the development of Basohli constituency with its counterparts in the state we find it far behind in the field of development employment, education, health care, basic amenities, industries, agriculture and handicraft. The most important factor considered responsible for the progress and development of a constituency depends upon the sympathy, sincerity, and belongingness of the persons representing it. The politicians from other constituencies, who diluted the Basohli constituency by joining the thickly populated parts of the Kathua constituency with Basohli fraudulently, not only raised barricades in the way of the local youth leading to LA assembly but deprived them of their fundamental right of contesting elections, because the new voters always proved the king makers and the game changers for out siders every time.
The people living in Jammu and Kashmir have witnessed unprecedented development of those places which were once considered as inaccessible even for the animals and the birds. These places have been very easily developed by the political and individual commitment of their local representatives. Even six decades after independence the natives of the constituency are reeling under illiteracy, poverty, unemployment, lack of connectivity, lack of health and medical facilities, shortage of power and drinking water supply.
Thereare no poverty eliminating schemes, parks, play grounds, small scale industries and skill development programs for the youth in the constituency because the MLAs who didn't belong to the constituency never bothered about it. The patwars and villages of Kandi belt of tehsil Kathua have been deciding the fate of the Basohli constituency in the past and is still considered as the game changer/king maker in the state. We often exhibit pride of being the biggest democracy in the world but who knows that there is still a constituency Basohli in Jammu and Kashmir which is hijacked and its voters are made hostages by the powerful, criminal and influential political leaders for their personal benefit. It is, therefore, prayed before the delimitation commission to amputate the useless part from Basohli constituency and pave the way foer the local youth to contest the LA election without any fear. Now the ball is in the court of the delimitation commission, it is upto the commission to dethatch 12 patwars, 28 polling stations and 25 thickly populated villages of Kandi belt from Basohli once for.
  Share This News with Your Friends on Social Network  
  Comment on this Story  
Early Times Android App
BSE Sensex
NSE Nifty
Home About Us Top Stories Local News National News Sports News Opinion Editorial ET Cetra Advertise with Us ET E-paper
J&K Govt. Official website
Jammu Kashmir Tourism
Mata Vaishnodevi Shrine Board
Shri Amarnath Ji Shrine Board
Shri Shiv Khori Shrine Board
Train Enquiry
Jammu Kashmir Bank
State Bank of India
Passport Department
Income Tax Department
IT Education
Web Site Design Services
Jammu University
Jammu University Results
Kashmir University
IGNOU Jammu Center