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RAJOURI: National Conference has lambasted the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Government at the Centre for its alleged utter failure to provide basic amenities to the people of hilly areas of district Rajouri. The allegation was levelled by senior National Conference leader and party’s Zonal Secretary Peer Panjal Zone and in-Charge District Rajouri, Thakur Yashu Vardhan Singh while addressing a public meeting in Kalakote.
Yashu Vardhan said that the miseries of common masses across Jammu and Kashmir have increased manifold during the ongoing BJP regime at the Centre and the worst sufferers are the people living in far flung areas especially in hilly terrains. He said that the miseries of people in these areas have multiplied in absence of any popular representative government in this Union Territory. He accused the government of Jammu and Kashmir Union Territory of having miserably failed to provide even the basic amenities to the people of hilly terrains, not to talk of other facilities.
The National Conference leader while vociferously raising the issue of the PWD daily wagers said that it is really an irony that they have not been paid salaries for the last more than two years and they along with their families are struggling for their survival. He said the inefficiency of the government can be well gauged from the fact that the far flung areas including Udhon, Kothcharwal, Narla Bambal and Gaibazz are without electricity for the past three days and none in the administration seems to be least bothered thus leaving the people to fend for themselves. Not only this, there is no availability of kerosene oil for the last more than one year while the proper LPG supply continues to be a distant dream. Thus the people in this district are facing huge hardships on the aforesaid counts especially in this chilling winter with inflation and rocketing prices already having broken the backbone of the common man, he added.
The senior NC leader made a fervent appeal to the Chief Secretary and Lt Governor’s Advisors to initiate requisite steps necessary for clearing the pending dues of Daily Wagers besides timely release of their salaries. He also appealed to the government to make provision of adequate supply of kerosene oil and proper LPG distribution network especially in the remote and far flung areas of the district so that the people of the area do not face any inconvenience amidst harsh and chilling winter in the hilly areas.
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