RAMNAGAR, SEP 29: With Kashmir’s unrelenting dominance in political landscape of the State, it was virtually impossible for Jammu region to get a fair deal and its due share under existing setup, observed Harsh Dev Singh JKNPP Chairman. He said that while issue of Jammu’s neglect and its deprivation was being raised by almost all political and social organizations of the region, yet the much needed initiative to evolve a solution or to fight the bias is conspicuously missing. He said that it was JKNPP alone which had repeatedly brought in public domain and aggressively agitated against the most contemptuous and ugly episodes of bias doled out to Jammu region by successive Govts. With Jammu made to reconcile with its second-class status by various Govts and more particularly present saffron-flavoured Govt, the JKNPP’s stand stood fully vindicated that statehood for Jammu is the only and ultimate solution for all ills afflicting highly deprived region.
Harsh was addressing various public meetings during his tour of villages Chiani, Thalora, Dhamma, Battal and Bhugtarian of Ramnagar constituency.
Lambasting lame duck Ministers of the saffron brigade, Singh said that nothing could be expected of such leaders who could not get even a holiday declared on 23rd September. Declaration of Maharaja Hari Singh’s birthday as a holiday was the most coveted demand of people of Jammu irrespective of their caste, creed, religion a political affiliations which too could not be fulfilled by imbecile leadership, said Harsh. It was the biggest betrayal of the collective sentiment of Dogras by BJP Ministers, who chose to follow Kashmir centric doctrine even with regard to such a sensitive issue, rued Singh.
Regarding local issues of Ramnagar constituency, Singh expressed serious concern over brewing public resentment due to non-issuance of Aadhar cards in a majority of villages. He regretted that while Aadhar cards had become mandatory not only for availing benefits of various State and Central beneficiary oriented schemes but also for day to day transactions, the local administration had utterly failed to meet successive time-limits fixed for the purpose.