Early Times Report
JAMMU, Mar 7: Apni Party Senior Vice President Ghulam Hassan Mir today urged the Govt of India to empower the people of J&K with the restoration of Statehood.
Addressing a public gathering at Sohanjana, Jammu District, Gh. Hassan Mir said that “There is a feeling of disempowerment among the people of both the regions. The Govt should understand the simmering anger and restore the snatched honour to the people.”
Speaking at the largely attended public meeting which was organized by Kulwant Singh and Tajinder Singh, Mir said the Govt should hold early elections in J&K as the Lt Governor’ administration has failed on the ground to perform.
“The feeling of detachment among the people is growing. The elected Govt is always responsible to the people. The bureaucrats created difficulties with their attitudes and people have gone away from the Govt. The attempt of the Govt of India to win the confidence of people has failed to yield results because of officials,” he said.
Criticizing the ruling BJP, provincial president, Jammu, Manjit Singh said that the new industrial policy which has been launched in J&K should have included the already existing sick units so that they can also get benefit of the schemes.
He said that there should be 80% reservation for the locals in industrial units i.e., skilled and unskilled. “Locals are being ignored and we will not tolerate this,” he added.
Prominent among those who joined the Party included Balwant Singh, Makhan Lal, Pappu Verma, Surjeet, Madan Arora, Jai Singh, Lucky, Garu Ram, Parshotam Lal and others.
Apni Party leaders who were present on the occasion included SC State Coordinator Bodh Raj Bhagat, vice president J&K Youth Wing, Raqeeq Ahmed Khan, provincial president Jammu Youth Wing, Gourav Kapoor, Shrista Rani and others.