|Early Times Report |
Chenani, Aug 5: Taking a dig at the statements of some BJP leaders of providing 24x7 power supply, ‘Har ghar nal’ besides frequent slogans of creating job avenues for educated youth, Mr. Harsh Dev Singh, Former Minister and senior AAP leader said that all such bizarre utterances by the roly-poly leaders of saffron brigade had only created cynicism amongst the masses.
He said that while the power crisis had caused immense hardships for the people especially in rural and remote areas, the govt had failed to launch the “Jal Jeevan Mission” in the worst affected areas despite its tall claims being made for the last 4 years of ensuring water supply to each household.
The staff deficiency in schools and Health centres in villages having adversely affected the functioning of these institutions, there was alround chaos with massive resentment brewing amongst the rural folk against the present dispensation.
He was addressing public meetings in villages Sarar, Marothi, Marara–Dabbar, Jig, Bup, Hansoo, Kullakh, Koi-Nalla besides others during his three days tour of Chenani constituency.
While the BJP’s promises of youth empowerment and their absorption in gainful employment had proved a hoax, the recently issued select list of PSIs, FAA, JE etc and created a lot of furore had only added insult to injury, said Mr. Singh. He said that the daily wagers and underemployed youth including contractuals working in PHE, PDD, I&FC, Health, Education, Police, Forest etc were also fatigued with the repeated assurances of regularization given to them for the last several years which regretfully had failed to fructify. The poor daily wagers and casuals were even deprived of the benefits of Minimum Wages Act despite the tall announcements made by the govt of having implemented the same. The slogans of doubling farmers’ incomes by 2022 had also proved a farce. The tall claims of curbing inflation had turned out to be Jumlas and people burdened with huge taxation without sparing even the food products and other essential commodities of day to day use, regretted Mr. Singh.
Asserting that the people were fed up with the non-stop non-sense of BJP, Mr. Singh said that the saffron rule had caused the greatest disappointment amongst the common masses and even in its own rank and file. He said that the latest order of the govt mandating govt permission for construction of houses and shops even in rural areas had sparked massive outrage in the peripheral areas. He said that the BJP which ascended the throne of power on the bold assertions of heralding ‘Achhe Din’ for common masses had only multiplied their woes and sufferings by its mis-rule and mal-governance. He said that BJP’s autocratic and authoritarian style of functioning would cost it its postal address in the times to come.
Prominent among those who spoke on the occasion included Mrs. Manju Singh, Rampaul Bhagat, Sudesh Kumar, Angrez Singh, Nazir Sheikh, Raj Kumar, Vishav Dev, Bashir Ahmed besides others.