JAMMU, OCT 5: Expressing fury and outrage against the BJP’s wholesale surrenders before the Kashmiri leadership for the loaves of power, thousands of Panthers Party activists took out an impressive ‘Panthers Hunkaar Rally’ in the entire Jammu city comprising 500 odd two wheelers and motorcade of more than 100 cars which was spearheaded by Harsh Dev Singh, chairman JKNPP, Balwant Singh Mankotia, State President JKNPP and Yash Paul Kundal, State President Young Panthers and several other leaders.
The rally urging upon the people to support and strengthen their own Jammu based party to get rid of decades old socio-political discrimination, started from Samadhian Road (Behind Fortune Riviera Hotel) after passing through several markets of the city vis-a-vis Press Club lane, Dogra Chowk, Jewel Chowk, Science College, Canal Road, Talab Tillo, Bakshi Nagar, Rehari Colony, Subash Nagar, Top Sherkhania, Patoli, Paloura Chowk, Ram Leela Ground Jaggi Darbar, Janipur Chowk, New Plot, Ambphalla, Panjtirthi, Dhounthly Bazaar, Chowk Chabutra, Pacca Danga, Moti Bazaar, Raj Tilk Road, City Chowk, Raghunath Bazaar, Raghunath Mandir Chowk, Gurdwara Sunder Singh Road, Vivekanand Chowk, Prem Nagar, Gujjar Nagar Bridge, PHQ Chowk, Bikram Chowk, DPL, Green Belt Park, Aquaf Market, Gole Market, Apsara Road, Shastri Nagar and finally culminated at Panthers Party Office, Gandhi Nagar, Jammu.
While addressing the media, Harsh Dev Singh said that the people of Jammu region had voted BJP to power with an overwhelming mandate in the last Assembly elections with the hope and belief that Jammu region would be ensured its due share and rights.
He lamented that unfortunately none of the Saffron party’s Ministers/MLAs could rake up the voice of the people in the Assembly in the last three years which had immensely dented Dogra pride and honour.
He added that the BJP had despicably acquiesced all the Jammu related issues and the aspirations of the people before the Kashmiri leaders to enjoy ‘power ride’ whereas the JKNPP remained the only party which had been persistently fighting for the cause of Jammu Pradesh in letter and spirit.
Asserting that people of Jammu region were fast reposing faith in the Panthers Party, he appealed to all sections of civil society for a united and concerted fight against socio-political discrimination doled out to Jammu region.
Balwant Singh Mankotia and Yash Paul Kundal called upon the people of Jammu to support Panthers Party as it was visiting every nook and corner of the Jammu region and highlighting the peculiar problems faced by various sub regions irrespective of caste, creed, colour and religion.