Chenani, 11-12-2021: Asserting that BJP govt had failed to come up to the expectations of the common masses, Mr Harsh Dev Singh chairman JKNPP and former minister said that the people in general were fast losing faith in its much trumpted policies and programs. “The people who had pinned high hopes from the saffron regime and had overwhelmingly supported it in elections were a disappointed lot today. Those who exuded warmth in BJP’s public meetings in 2014 and subsequent elections were breathing fire. The common masses were fed up with BJP’s nonsense in view of huge mismatch between its promises and delivery. The people who had been hoodwinked by a treacherous terrain of Jumlas had seen the real face of BJP and would teach a befitting lesson to it at the hustings”, Mr Harsh said while addressing public meeting in Kulasar and Drounthal of Chenani constituency.
Pointing towards the lofty slogans on development, employment etc given by the BJP during various elections and post art 370 abrogation, Mr Singh said that these had only created cynicism amongst the masses in view of the frequency with which they were made and then forgotten. “Its promises of ‘acche din’, 15 lakhs in each a/c, 2 crore jobs per year, curbing inflation, ‘Sabka saath sabka vikas’, accountability, transparency, corruption free system, doubling farmers incomes, scrapping IWT & MFN status of Pak etc had all proved to be mere jumlas. The unemployed youth was the most demoralized lot today. And rather than creating Job avenues for them and absorbing the educated youth in gainful employment, it had affected thousands of retrenchments forcing them to take the streets. The daily rated workers of various deptts including PHE, I&FC, PDD and PWD were being assured of regularization for the last 6-7 years with all such promises having proved a hoax. The agriculturalist class was not being compensated for the crop loss sustained by them over the years. The MGNREGA liabilities amounting to Rs 1000 crore approx remained unpaid for the last 3-4 years with all assurances made to panchayats having fallen flat. The announcements made by central ministers during their successive visits to the UT had failed to materialize. The slogans of 24X7 power and water connections to each household had further proved to be cruel jokes played with the gullible masses”, rued Singh.
Ridiculing the loudly proclaimed slogans on transparency and accountability, Mr Singh said that J&K had undoubtedly achieved the top slot in corruption in the country. “There were hardly any takers for the complaints of the people against the official red tape and bureaucracy with rural folk worst affected by the bourgeoning culture of corruption. Majority of remote area population suffered from denial of basic amenities including drinking water, power supply and ration. Thousands of farmers had been divested of their marginal land holdings for roads and other public works with no compensation or relief having been paid to them despite lapse of several years forcing them to starvation”, rued the NPP chairman.
It was ironical therefore that despite countless woes and sufferings faced by the common masses, the BJP leadership was indulging in false narrative on Jingoistic rhetoric with a view to divert their attention, said Singh. He urged upon the people to unite to show the doors to the BJP regime for its policies of deception and subterfuge.