‘Declare journalists as frontline warriors’
STATE TIMES NEWS
JAMMU: Vice President BJP J&K and Convenor Sewa Hi Sangathan Abhiyan-2, Yudhvir Sethi, on Friday said that his party is rendering selfless service to provide succor to the people confronting with COVID-19 and related issues.
In a statement issued here, the senior BJP leader said that the party is working round the clock to reach out to the people facing difficulties with regard to healthcare facilities, hunger, livelihood, education, etc.
He said that party cadre has lived the Mantra of ‘Sewa Parmo Dharma’ by its unrelenting and selfless service of providing food packets to patients, organizing COVID testing camps, providing assistance to people for vaccination, arranging oxygen cylinders and other medical aid for those who are less resourceful.
He said that the union territory is passing through a very crucial stage with mutations in the COVID-19 virus taking heavy toll. He said that the people should understand the exigency and follow all the precautions suggested by the government and health experts to ensure that the situation does not deteriorate and the tally of the fresh coronavirus cases could see a decline which holds much significance in getting out of this mayhem.
Citing the negative role played by the other parties in the UT, the J&K BJP Vice President said that NC, PDP and Congress have been badly exposed in this hour of crisis as these political outfits are doing nothing except criticizing government at the centre and in the UT.
He categorically said that those who enjoyed power for over 70 years in J&K and filled their coffers by siphoning public money are nowhere in sight during these testing times. “Contrary to the opposition’s negative role, BJP workers while facing the challenging times have shown their mettle to world by working tirelessly to help those in need. For BJP worker, serving the people comes first”, he said adding that people need to be very cautious against the disease and the dicey ploys of those political parties which are often standing with entities inimical to the country.
He said that the people should voluntarily go for vaccination against the coronavirus because it is the only remedy to overcome the crisis and drag out the virus from the UT.
The senior BJP leader also demanded that journalists as well as media persons should be declared as frontline COVID-19 warriors. He said that several journalists have lost their lives while performing their professional duties on ground like all other frontline warriors and emphasized that in such a situation it is necessary that they be immediately declared as frontline warriors by the Jammu and Kashmir Union Territory.
Sethi urged the Lt Governor to realize this lapse now and immediately issue a notification declaring all the journalists associated with print, electronic and news portals as frontline COVID-19 warriors thus securing them along with their families.