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JKNPP castigates selective action against opposition leaders
9/11/2019 10:14:30 PM
Early Times Report
Jammu, Sept 11: Referring to the demolition of eight shops and a residential building of a Dogra Swabhiman Sangathan (DSS) leader and brother of Ch. Lal Singh, Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party (JKNPP) Harsh Dev Singh today described the move as a good action which however originated from a bad intent.
He said that Rajinder Singh the brother of estranged BJP leader had been in possession of the said property for the last around 20-25 years. And during all these years it never occurred to the government to dismantle the said structures supposed to have been constructed illegally and in violation of norms, said Singh.
As long as the two brothers remained in the ruling party, none questioned them with BJP embracing Ch. Lal Singh with all his idiosyncrasies. But as soon as he disassociated from BJP, and started criticising its dictatorial policies, the axe fell upon him with his business establishments declared illegal and eventually bulldozed. By taking action against DSS leader, the BJP has once again demonstrated its policies of vendetta and its revengeful attitude towards its political adversaries.
Advising the Saffron leaders to give a peep into their own dirty laundry, Harsh Dev Singh said that BJP blaming Lal Singh & Co. Was like burglar blaming a pick pocket. "Is Lal Singh's brother the only encroacher politician in the State? Is there no other politician who has encroached State lands? What about those BJP Ministers who have been involved in Bank frauds, illegal transfers of land, illegal constructions, violation of codal formalities in allotment of contracts, media bribing reports besides large scale encroachments of State and forest lands? The way the BJP issued rapid fire clean chits to its erring and corrupt leaders while victimizing its opponents only indicates its double standards and hypocrisy.
The BJP has demonstrated how myopic you can get in the pursuit of your vested interests. It has proved that political witch-hunting is a game that has no rules, no protocol, no referee and which can be played by defying all norms", said Singh.
The action against Lal Singh's brother would have earned appreciation, had it been taken during his tenure as Minister, observed Harsh adding that present action could only be termed as 'State terror' disguised as 'Legal process'.
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