BJP-PDP failed to come up to people’s expectations: Bhalla

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Jammu, Publish Date: Sep 25 2017 1:25AM | Updated Date: Sep 25 2017 1:25AM
BJP-PDP failed to come up to people’s expectations: Bhalla

Former minister and senior Congress leader Raman Bhalla today said that PDP-BJP coalition government has failed to come up to the expectations of the masses  as more than anything else “people are deprived of basic amenities like water, power and ration”.

While interacting with the people of Chatha in Gandhi Nagar Constituency, Bhalla said J&K is passing through worst ever period since independence. He termed the poor coordination between coalition partners as main source of public disenchantment and cause of governance deficit, saying the overall situation in the state has almost reached a point of no return.

He said the past two-and-a-half years have exposed the BJP, which not only betrayed people of the Jammu, but also contributed in the neglect of Jammu.

He alleged that if there is anything described as bad governance, the people of J&K had experienced it.

He said that the price of flour (Aatta) has been suddenly raised by rupees five per kg and price of rice by Rs 3 per kg.

These have led to a lot of pressure on the poor people who were already fighting the menace of inflation, he added.

He strongly criticized PDP-BJP Government for depriving about 45 lakh people of the state of their monthly sugar quota by raising rates of sugar by 85 per cent from Rs 13.50 to Rs 25 per kg for BPL families.

“The present government is hell bent to keep ration beyond the reach of poor people,” he said.

 The acute drinking water shortage is unprecedented, which speaks of callousness of the government towards residents, Bhalla said.

He appealed the government to restore the supply of sugar to all APL families and roll back of the steep increase in sugar price for BPL families.

He also criticized PDP-BJP Government for failing to mitigate the sufferings of residents along International Border (IB) and Line of Control (LoC) in the wake of shelling from across the border.