Common people of state fed up with fake assurances of coalition Govt: Bhalla

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Accusing the state government of adopting an indifferent attitude towards the people’s grievances and rubbishing government’s claims of success on various fronts, former Minister Raman Bhalla today said that traders have been suffering tremendous losses due to erratic power supply for the past two and a half months.
The Government has forced them to take the path of agitation as it has failed to solve problems being faced by the public in this hot and sultry weather. “The people are unable to have proper sleep due to power outages during the night hours and traders and the entire business community has been feeling the pinch of the department’s indifferent attitude towards their day-to-day problems,” he said.
Former Minister stated this while addressing a deputation from Model Town, Digiana. The prominent among those who were present on the occasion included Rajinder Singh General Secretary, DCC Jammu Urban, Shamsher Bhagat, Amar Nath, Gurjeet Singh, Babu Ram, Ashok Kumar and prominent people of locality. Holding BJP-led-Central Government and State Government responsible for the plight of PoK DPs, Bhalla said that nothing will be fetched by giving fake assurances and changing roadmaps unless and until Government modifies the intention to solve the PoK DPs issues. Bhalla maintained that the BJP at the time of ironing out a Common Minimum Programme (CMP), compromised on various issues to grab the chance to occupy the treasury benches for the first time in the history of Jammu and Kashmir.
The BJP and PDP leaderships have different views on various others issues which are making it more difficult for the coalition partners to hid the rift within the government, Bhalla added.
When the BJP and the PDP were not in power, they used to blame the then government for the mess during summer. But now, when they are running the show, there is no improvement in the system. Why are they silent and not taking steps to mitigate the problems of the common man?” said Bhalla.
The government, which is in office for over a year, has not taken any concrete steps in improving the power supply, especially in Jammu region, where consumption is more than Valley in summers. However, no measures have so far been suggested to overcome these problems. Old and worn wires and low-capacity transformers need to be replaced by the new ones. The problem of power crisis is not only confined to Jammu city, but in the rural belts of Samba , Kathua, Udhampur, Rajouri, Poonch, Ramban, Reasi, Doda and Kishtwar districts, people are forced to face over 14 hour long power cuts, Bhalla regretted.

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