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BJP regime humiliated Dogras by demoting J&K State to UT: Harsh
11/18/2022 10:16:36 PM
Early Times Report
SAMBA, Nov 18: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) organized a massive rally in Samba today to draw the attention of the govt towards the basic problems faced by the common masses who were suffering due to their gross neglect at the hands of an apathetic and indifferent administration. The AAP workers took out a massive rally which started from Vijaypur and culminated at Samba where the gathering was addressed by several Party leaders including Ex-Ministers Harsh Dev Singh and Yash Paul Kundal besides other senior Party leaders. The rally was organized by AAP District President Samba Lovelu Sambyal.
Speaking on the occasion, Harsh Dev Singh who was the chief guest on the occasion said that J&K had suffered socially, politically and economically after its re-organization and division into two union territories. "With J&K having been divested of its statehood status, the trade, tourism and economy of the erstwhile princely Dogra state of the country has been adversely impacted. While the economy fast dissipated and the development scenario witnessed a downward slide, the ever growing unemployment seemed to be the only notable feature of the saffron rule. The past few years witnessed massive public uprisings against the anti Jammu and anti people policies of the ruling dispensation which continued to be suppressed through iron fist of police and civil administration. Taking repeated somersaults on almost all its professed promises, the narcissistically pleased and power intoxicated BJP continued to use the coercive apparatus of state to silence all those who dared raise their voice for justice and sought fulfilment of promises made by it during elections. Rather than honouring the commitments made by it during last polls, it was trying to crush the dissenting voices by causing dissensions in and breaking the opposition parties. Describing the BJP's handling of dissent and disquiet as oppressively bizarre, undemocratic and morally sinister, Singh appealed to the people not to succumb before the machiavellian designs of the power hungry rulers. He assured that AAP would stand with people through thick and thin and continue to expose and oppose the BJP for its political debauchery and subterfuge", roared Singh.
Addressing the huge gathering, Harsh Dev lambasted the BJP for having done the greatest disservice to J&K by demoting it to the level of UT. It has humiliated the Dogras by dismantling the oldest Dogra state. The extension of several draconian laws after abrogation of Art 370 including opening of lands and jobs to outsiders had in particular, come as a rude shocker for the people of J&K. The unemployed youth of Jammu region have been the most disappointed lot with their share in services have been abysmally reduced. The Daily wagers, the contractuals, the underemployed have all felt cheated in the BJP regime.
Yash Paul Kundal alleged that a deep rooted culture of corruption was prevalent in the UT, wherein the vigilante organizations needed to keep a close watch over the functioning of various Deptts particularly PHE, Education, PWD, Power, CAPD and RDD. He said that the lackadaisical approach of the concerned authorities was responsible for the power and drinking water crisis in the majority of the rural areas. He called for early construction of works taken up under the languishing projects scheme. He sought early clearances of liabilities and other work done claims of contractors and mates pending for the last 2-3 years in PWD, PHE, PDD etc. He sought immediate release of compensation to the farmers whose lands and other structures were acquired for construction of PMGSY roads. He regretted that there were no takers for the sufferings of the people with corrupt officers enjoying full patronage of the political bosses.
Prominent among those who spoke on the occasion included Lovelu Sambyal, Rajesh Padgotra, Basharat Ali, Om Parkash Attri, Raj Mohd Salaria, Narayan Dass, Rakesh Singh, Appu Singh and Manju Singh besides others.
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