JAMMU, NOV 5: Rattan Lal Gupta slammed the Govt for befooling the people by holding ‘Back to Village’ programme. Terming the programme as a mere total failure, he said that this programme has cracked a cruel joke with the elected Panchayati Raj representative and the common people of this Union Territory who are already overburdened with immense miseries due to the wrong policies of the Govt.
He said that the fourth phase of Back to Village has concluded with a note of deep dissatisfaction and protest among the people in all the districts across Jammu province. He accused the Govt of wasting crores of rupees out of the tax-payers’ money on the so much hyped ‘Back to Village Programme’. He said not only Phase-4 but all the previous three phases too have miserably failed to produce any substantial result.
Rattan Lal Gupta, Provincial President National Conference Jammu province has asserted that NC is the only solution to the miseries thrust upon the people of J&K by the BJP led Govt at the Centre and UT. He stated this while addressing a meeting of Jammu and Kashmir National Conference workers of Samba unit held at the party headquarters Sher-e-Kashmir Bhawan here today.
Specifically referring to Samba District, he said that the Border villages and Kandi belt of this region are the existing example of Govt’s apathy. He said that these villages have been totally ignored so far as development is concerned. Moreover, the unemployment among youth in the border and kandi belt is at peak as of today which government has failed to address. He said that finding their future bleak, these unemployed are passing through a phase of utter frustration and despair because the administration has not yet fulfilled the promises made to unemployed youth to raise and recruitment Battalion of police.
Rattan Lal Gupta said that the Bharatiya Janata Party Govt has the dubious distinction of introducing anti-people policies but in case of the border youth the government has failed to come out with any policy specifically meant for them. He asserted that framing meticulously formulated policies for the border areas and its residents is as important as defending the borders of the nation. He appealed to the Central Government as well as the Jammu and Kashmir Union Territory Administration to come out with a proactive and result oriented policy for the youth of the border belt in Samba District as prosperous and satisfied youth of the border areas ensure requisite augmentation of the belt forces guarding the nation at the borders from the front.
Meanwhile, Rattan Lal Gupta asked the party workers to remain present among the people at grass roots level and make them aware and realize that only National Conference is the solution to the miseries thrust upon them by BJP. He asked them to motivate people to vote for NC in the impending elections and bring it to power.
Those who were present in the meeting included: Sheikh Bashir Ahmed Provincial Secretary Jammu, Brij Mohan Sharma Vice President, Master Noor Hussain Ex-MLC, Vijay Lochan P.P SC Cell, Abdul Gani Teli P.P OBC Cell, Sudagar Chand Gupta District President Samba, Mohinder Singh Vice President Central Zone, Rajni Devi BDC,Bua Ditta, Swarn Singh, Prem Singh, Joginder Verma Block President Vijaypur, Ravi Sharma, and others. Rajeshwar Singh, Balbir Singh, Hassan Din and others.