NPP to launch hunger strike if discrimination in employment not ended: Mankotia

UDHAMPUR, JAN 5: Expressing deep anguish over the continuous neglect in employment sector of the youth of Jammu region, ex-MLA and NPP president, Balwant Singh Mankotia has threatened the PDP-BJP coalition government that if biased attitude towards highly educated youth is not ended, the party would launch a hunger strike in Jammu. He was addressing NPP workers after a strong protest led by him at Salathia Chowk here today.
Mankotia made a scathing attack on PDP-BJP coalition government for its failure and biased approach towards the educated youth of Jammu region. He threatened the coalition government that if equal share in government jobs would not be given to educated youth of Jammu region, the party leaders will sit on hunger strike in Jammu. The NPP workers raised anti-government slogans during the protests and burnt the effigy of the PDP-BJP coalition government.
The way highly educated youth of Jammu region are continuously being neglected by the state government for the last three years will not be tolerated any more, said Mankotia. He demanded that government should abolish SRO 202 and provide full salary to the youth joining government job rather than half salary for five years and appoint them as permanent employee in various departments.
The NPP president also termed the SRO 520 as eyewash and blamed the govt of deceiving the temporary/daily wager employees and asked the government to make amendments in the said SRO and regularize them as permanent employees and provide the due salary.
Dhani Ram Attri, Rampal Bhagat, Manjeet Singh, Jagdev Singh Jagga, Trineter Singh, Amit Sharma, Tarun Chauhan, Soni Rathore, Sushil Kumar and Madan Lal were present on the occasion.