JAMMU, FEB 11: Leader of opposition in Rajya Sabha and Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad has questioned the Union government asking the PM which government was weak- UPA or the present NDA government? Addressing the Congress convention here today, Azad said the Prime Minister Modi has forgotten his promises to the nation on issue of safety and security of the country and he is mostly touring the world giving his advice to other nations, instead of being concerned as to what is happening in the country on various fronts especially on the issue of security. Accusing the Prime Minister and BJP of taunting the UPA government headed by Dr. Manmohan Singh of being weak government on some rare incidents of the causalities of jawans on borders and militant attacks on our soil, he said that now when there are series of such unabated incidents, Modi government owes an answer to the nation.
He also accused the PM of engaging in “Jhula diplomacy” with Chinese counterpart, while the Chinese Army was busy entering territory in Doklam.
Azad also referred to the unprecedented price hike which has broken the backbone of the poor and common man.
He accused the BJP of emotionally exploiting the people during the last Lok Sabha and Assembly Elections in the State on the name of religion and region besides painting the Congress party as a “Villain”.
He lauded the role of Jammu region and appealed to them to remain united and thwart the evil designs of vested interests.
Azad paid rich tributes to those martyred in the Sunjwan militant attack and conveyed sympathies with their families. He lauded the Jawans for eliminating terrorists at the cost of their lives. Earlier he enquired about the condition of the injured in the hospital in the morning. He was accompanied by CLP Leader N. Rigzin Jora, Sr. Vice-President Sham Lal Sharma and G.M. Saroori.
PCC President G.A. Mir, Sr. vice-President Sham Lal Sharma, CLP Leader N. Rigzin Jora, Ex-MP Madan Lal Sharma, Former Dy.CM Tara Chand, Vice-Presidents Raman Bhalla, Mula Ram & Kanta Bhan, Ravinder Sharma, Vikar Rasool, R.S. Chib, Vikram Malhotra, Th. Balwan Singh, Namrata Sharma, Manjeet Singh, Th. Manmohan Singh also spoke on the occasion, while almost all senior leaders, legislators, PCC functionaries, Frontal heads, District Presidents, Former Legislators attended the convention.
In his address PCC Chief G.A. Mir Lashed out at the BJP government at the Centre and PDP-BJP government in the State for their total failure to ensure the safety and security of the people in the state besides failures of various fronts.
Expressing grave concern over the continued militants attacks within the state and Border shelling in the recent years of their rule, Mir described the present centre and State government as total failure on security fronts.
Mir said that state government has failed to maintain law and order as security situation has worsened to the extent that the Panchayat and Lok Sabha elections to Anantnag could not be held and common man is not safe anywhere in the state.
Mir said that the Coalition government is worst example of misrule, misgovernance, favouritism, nepotism and corruption. Even the works under MGNREGA are sanctioned on the recommendation of MLAs and people are deprived of their basic rights. The common people are the worst hit, as developmental activities and welfare measures are available to the selected people affiliated to ruling class. The people of different sections and youth are agitating for their due rights but the government is indifferent and engaged in their own welfare. He said that Congress party has tried to play the role of the responsible opposition both inside and out the legislature.
Earlier a resolution was presented by Chief Spokesperson Ravinder Sharma on behalf of the entire rank and file of the party strongly condemning the Fidayeen Attack in Sunjwan, expressing shock over the causalities of Jawans and civilians and paying tributes to the martyrs in this attack and series of attacks and Pak shellings. Grave concern was also expressed over these attacks in the recent past and seeking effectively dealing with this situation. Two minutes silence was also observed in the memory of those martyred
Senior Vice-President Sham Lal Sharma lashed out at the BJP for alleged fake slogans and unfulfilled promises.
CLP Leader N. Rigzin Jora lashed out the Modi Government for its total failure to deal with Pakistan sponsored militancy and with aggressive china which has established its hold in Doklam. He said that people were exploited by the “Jumlas” of BJP in the country and in Jammu region, but people now realize their utter failure.
Former Minister and Vice-President Raman Bhalla lambasted the BJP for its total failure to ensure the safety and security of the people in the state and are badly exposed for their surrender for the sake of power. BJP Ministers and legislators are mute spectators to the weak and discriminatory policies of the government while our Jawans and civilians are becoming targets of militants and Pakistan on daily basis and the government has no road map to deal with the situation.