Bhalla accuses BJP Government of squeezing money out of people’s pockets

RS PURA: Former Minister and senior Congress leader Raman Bhalla on Sunday accused the BJP Government of squeezing money out of people’s pockets by imposing taxes and deliberately not controlling the unprecedented hike in the prices of essential elements.
He said this while addressing public gathering at Balachak in RS Pura constituency organized by Dr. Karan Bhagat and Sunil Dutt.
The former minister reiterated that Congress has always advocated and supported to fulfill the demands of border people and refugees. Bhalla reiterated the resolve of the party to address all outstanding issues of refugees of West Pakistan and Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK) on priority.
Earlier Congress leaders took out a car and bike rally from Dablehar to Balachak against BJP Govt over unprecedented hike in prices of essential elements, lack of development, restoration of statehood besides host of other issues.
Bhalla said Government should show sympathy with the affected people and should ensure a fair treatment, he added. He urged upon the Central as well as J&K Governments to show flexibility on the issues of refugees and address them sympathetically without wasting more time as they have already suffered for so many years.
Speaking on the occasion, Bhalla observed that BJP government has completely failed in tackling the situation arising out of the COVID-19 outbreak. Despite verbal orders from the government, people are facing livelihood problem.
The BJP government is trying to sell golden dreams to different sections of the society and divert them. They are unable to evaluate the situation and also not able to find the correct way to solve this problem,” former Minister said.
He alleged that Govt does not have the correct statistics” pertaining to unemployed persons. He highlighted multi-lateral fallouts on multiple fronts ranging from ensuring medicare to victims to the supply of essentials. They don’t even know how many youth are under-employed. From where will they give employment to the youth? The overall scenario is quite grim and there is no room for complacency. It can prove catastrophic unless an emergent and proactive response is taken to save precious lives,” he said.
While lauding the frontline warriors for risking their lives by putting in best efforts to treat Covid-19 cases, he slammed the “poor infrastructural backup” in Jammu. Bhalla reiterated the need to deploy senior officers for monitoring the situation which seems to be going out of control.
“This is to be taken note of to instil confidence among the people who are becoming restive on seeing the pitiable situation of health facilities,” he added. He assailed the -BJP dispensation for its callous and anti-people approach which it said had brought the state to a chaos-like situation on all fronts.
Those who also addressed the gathering included JKPCC General Secretary Manmohan Singh, Distt Rural President Hari Singh Chib, NSUI National President Neeraj Kundan, PYC President Uday Bhanu Chib, NSUI State President Sunny Parihar, PCC General Secretary Pawan Raina, Ravinder Singh and Mohan Choudhary.