Describing Congress Party as an instrument of service to the people and having always worked for upliftment and well being of the people keeping aside their caste, colour, region or religion, JKPCC Chief Mr. Ghulam Ahmed Mir said that Congress Party has always defeated the autocratic behavior of those who believe in suppressing or oppressing and victimizing the masses or opponents while in power.PCC Chief was addressing an impressive Congress rally at Bani in Kathua district, today which was organized by Rajnish Sharma (Mian), Co-Treasurer JKPCC.Ghulam Ahmed Mir who is on two days tour of Bani & Billawar area of Kathua district, said that Congress Party has always been desirous to take everyone on board with regard to equal development of all the three regions of the State and people, has determination to address issues confronting people of the state, as this party (Congress) alone had delivered enough and remained committed to make the State of Jammu and Kashmir a progressive and developed one.
He said that Bani is a remote and far-flung area of the state where people are facing great hardships on account of healthcare, education, road connectivity, power & drinking water facilities and said that the such areas should get special attention of the government to provide adequate basic facilities to the people in all spheres of life, but it is unfortunate that the present coalition government has neglected Bani area in every sphere of life and people are left on the mercy of God. He said that there is a vast tourism potential in Bani area, which need to be exploited fully to bring economic upliftment of the people of the area.PCC Chief said that the poll promises of BJP and PDP have proved to be mere bluffs and people are fed up with the policies and sheer opportunism of two parties. Both the parties took the extreme positions on most of the emotional issues and exploited their respective constituencies to the hilt, with a false and deceptive promise to keep each other out of power, if voted in strength. The people could not see through their tactical game plan and gave BJP an unprecedented strength in Jammu while PDP gained on these slogans in Kashmir. What happened thereafter, when the two parties took a complete U-turn on their respective positions and promises to the people made during elections, as a result the people feel betrayed and cheated. The people want to teach both the parties, a lesson, for having taken their sentiments and emotions for a ride, in order to enter the corridors of power.
Senior Vice President Sham Lal Sharma lashed out at the centre and state government for its failure to fulfill even a single promises. He said that the Congress party is emerging stronger in all areas of the state and it would vigorously expose the wrong policies of the PDP-BJP government, accused the two parties of hoodwinking the people during elections.Sham said that the Prime Minister Narinder Modi spread falsehood about the Congress party and UPA but soon the people in different parts have felt that the elections slogans were coined as mere ‘Jumlas’ and the BJP government has failed to fulfill even a single promise. Instead of ‘Achhe Din’, people now want return of old days, as the prices of all essential commodities have been touching the record highest rates so far and government has utterly failed to provide the ration as per old scales to each family as per 2001 censes, while its misleading people of the state on the claim of providing ration as per 2011 censes.
In continuation of joining of more mass base leaders to the Congress party today Sheikh Gias-Ud-Din alongwith his supporters joined the party in presence of PCC Chief at Bani. While addressing Gias UD Din said that he choosed Congress party because of its secular policies and expressed his full confidence in the leadership of G. A. Mir.Co-Treasurer PCC Rajnish Sharma welcomed the PCC President and other senior leaders and participants in the rally and said that the workers are the backbone of the party and their participation in large number reflected the mood of the people to further strengthen the party at the grass root level.Prominent among those who addressed the rally included Dr. Manohar Lal Sharma-General Secretary PCC; Subash Gupta-President DCC Kathua; Uma Shankar Pandey-Secretary IYC, Pranav Shagotra-President PYC; Pankaj Dogra, Nirdosh Sharma, Kulbir Singh Pathania (Secretaries PCC); Thakur Dass-President BCC; Sdr. Ravinder Pal Singh, Hans Raj Padha, Haji Bashir Ahmed, Roshan Lal, Iqbal Krishan, Chander Mohan Sharma, Suraj Padha, Ajit Sharma-Sarpanch and others. (KNS)