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BILLAWAR: Former Minister and President DCC Kathua Dr Manohar Lal Sharma on Saturday conducted a tour of different villages of Ramkote, Kah, Gurhakalyal, Malti, Sukrala, Durang Amala Kandi, Bhaddu of Billawar constituency where he met with villagers, party leaders, workers and senior citizens and listen to their grievances and demands.
During meeting public in large showed their anger and resentment against the administrations casual approach in solving their day to day basic needs like non availability of drinking water, repairing of handpumps, Delayed payments under MGNREGA. Masses also showed their resentment over increasing prices of essential commodities like Fuel, Gas, Petrol , Cooking oils, Pulses and other commodities of daily routine.
Dr Sharma further said rising prices of petrol, diesel and LPG, due to which farmers, women and common people are upset and alleged the Modi government has earned at least Rs 21 lakh crore in the last over six years by raising prices of petrol, diesel and LPG. He further said that on one side, the government is reducing the burden of the rich by reducing taxes of big corporates, on the other it is putting more burden on women, middle class and common people, which they are unable to bear. Further he questioned Modi government that “On one side, you are filling the treasury but are not looking at how it is impacting the common people,” he said, adding that the people of the country have suffered earlier due to demonetization and then due to the sudden lockdown after COVID-19 pandemic.
The economic situation has been shattered in COVID-19 times and the rise in petroleum products is adding to the problems, and further lambasted MODI govt by saying that the cess and taxes on petroleum products have not been imposed by big bigger, developed countries as have been done by the Modi government.
The entire country, including farmers, are suffering due to the price rise and inflation. He claimed that price of paddy and wheat have risen only by 30 per cent from 2016 to 2020 but diesel has risen by 89 per cent, and asked when the government will fulfill its promise of doubling farmers’ income. In last Manohar advised BJP government to focus on people’s problems instead of dividing them on communal lines.
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