BJP govt failed to reach out to aggrieved people in addressing their concerns: Bhalla

VIJAYPUR: Former Minister and senior Congress leader Raman Bhalla on Sunday said Congress neither had made any compromise on secularism for the sake of power nor would do so in future, as it was not in the country’s interests.
He said the Congress was not like the BJP which, he alleged, compromised on secularism for the sake of attaining power. To keep the country integral and united, the Constitution refers to secularism and this ideology is in the interest of the nation,” he said while addressing public gathering at Swankha in Vijaypur.
The programme was organized by Sarpanch Tirth Singh and also addressed by Sanjeev Sharma PCC Secy, Swaran Chairman Ex Servicemen Cell, Babal Gupta, Dharam Chand, Manohar Lal Bhagat, Darshan Lal Sharma, Gurdass, Baburam, Rashpal Choudhary, Bushan Choudhary, Sain Dass Bhagat besides others
Targeting the BJP, Bhalla said the Congress never compromised on its ideals and ideology to attain power unlike the BJP. He alleged that the BJP had compromised on its ideology in Jammu and Kashmir. He said instead of discussing failure in providing jobs, depriving the youth and businessmen of 4G mobile internet services for over a year, snatching land rights and statehood, BJP only thumping its chest over imaginary development in J&K.
“Instead of addressing the real issues, BJP’s leaders are indulging in vilification campaign against opponents, ignoring the fundamental fact that participation of all mainstream forces is a direct answer to Pakistan and the gun culture sponsored by it.
Such utterances of the top ruling party leaders are highly irresponsible and create hatred and division in the society,” said Bhalla.
The senior Congress leader questioned BJP for its continued alliance in the Kargil Hill Council. He alleged that BJP leaders yet again emotionally exploited voters in Jammu for electoral gains by raking up controversial issues, which speaks of the BJP’s politics of deception and falsehood.
Bhalla blamed the BJP for its total failure to address the genuine problems of the people. He took stock of the problems of people being aggravated by the Govt at the behest of ruling BJP, by series of anti-people and anti-youth decisions. The Govt at the Centre and UT administration is choosing the opportunity to take certain decisions against the wishes and aspirations and interests of the general people, taking advantage of the situation on account of Covid crisis, forcing the people to protest and come on roads. The Govt should immediately wake up to the situation, ensure better coordination at all levels and drastically improve and ensure adequate facilities to provide sigh of relief to aggrieved people. He also took stock of hardships faced by the people due to the mining policies of the Govt leading to great sufferings to all people especially the manifold confusion, price hike of building material due to wrong policies of the Govt.
Bhalla strongly criticized the failure of the Govt to the genuine issues of different categories of temporary, contractual, casual, daily rated and need based categories of employees and workers and failure to frame regularization policies for them and pay them regularly. He strongly maintained that BJP leaders seem to be unaware about the ground realities.