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While BJP announces sops for Kashmir & Ladakh, Jammu gets Toll Plazas: Harsh
10/23/2019 9:37:20 PM
Early Times Report
Ramnagar, Oct 23: Accusing the BJP led govt of doling out the most discriminatory treatment to Jammu even after abrogation of Art 370, Harsh Dev Singh JKNPP Chairman and Former Minister said that while sops and doles were announced for Kashmir and Ladakh, the dogra land was gifted with multiple Toll Plazas.
He divulged that several ministries of central govt including HRD teams, Minority Affairs and Home Ministry teams besides others had repeatedly visited Kashmir, post Art 370 abrogation, with announcements of opening professional colleges, schools, Hospitals, skill development centres, socio-economic development projects besides release of funds for facelift of Srinagar city and its suburbs. The said teams however floundered to visit Jammu, the dogra land which had given a massive mandate to BJP, he regretted. Likewise the central BJP leadership was repeatedly talking of Kashmir and its development without even making a mention of Jammu in its various speeches thereby drawing a flak from civil society of the region, said Singh.
He deplored that with Ladakh too getting due attention of central leadership in the form of its inclusion in "Tribal Areas" category through proposed amendment of sixth schedule of constitution and its further inclusion, under "Smart Cities Mission", it was Jammu region alone which continued to be looked upon with a Jaundiced eye by the saffron flavoured govt at the centre. "If Jammu was given anything, it was announcements in the form of Toll Plazas, some opened and others in the pipeline", maintained Singh.
While the issues and concerns of the people of Jammu were pushed into the oblivion, a seemingly biased regime at the centre has chosen to placate Kashmir at the cost of its own core constituency which catapulted it to power, said the NPP Chairman. "It was BJP govt at the centre and state that imposed "Jazia" upon Mata Vaishno Devi pilgrims in the form of 12.5 percent tax on helicopter services to holy shrine.
And again it is the BJP govt at the centre that has installed one Toll Plaza in Sarore while proposing several other Toll Plazas in areas like Rajbagh (Hiranagar), Akhnoor, Ring road and even in lower Munda", asserted Singh. While the Jammu region was already contributing to around 76% of the total revenue realization in the state in the form of GST, VAT, MST, passenger tax, Excise duty, stamp duty, Toll tax etc the additional taxation of the people by installing further toll plazas had only crated massive embitterment in the hearts and minds of the people of this deprived, incarcerated dogra land", maintained Singh. He said that while the Panthers Party stood for equitable justice to all regions, it was opposed to pampering of one region at the cost of the other.
"And the incumbent govt was also pursuing the policy of its predecessors of "robbing peter and paying Paul" by subjecting Jammu to heavy taxation and tolls to appease a highly mollycoddled Kashmir. The BJP had betrayed the collective sentiment of Jammu dogras for which it would have to pay a heavy price in the days to come", said Harsh.
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