Senior Congress leader and former Minister Raman Bhalla today said that people crying for drinking water and reeling under unprecedented power curtailments in city areas have fed up with fake assurances of concerned authorities and their representatives who have other priorities rather than addressing the water power issues and have left people on the mercy of God. Addressing a meeting of party workers of Gandhi Nagar constituency he said that most parts of constituency are reeling under acute water scarcity but the government has not yet taken necessary steps. “Deprivation of ration supply is another issue affecting the population gravely,” he added.
Bhalla asked BJP what happened to their poll promise that the party would address all issues of Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) and West Pakistan refugees and return of migrant Kashmiri Pandits with full dignity apart from extending a promise of good governance in Jammu and Kashmir.BJP had promised to address the demands of PoK and West Pakistan refugees, but the refugees have merely got assurances and nothing else from the BJP. Apart from Pakistani and PoK refugees, the BJP had also promised return of Kashmiri Pandits migrants to the Kashmir Valley with full dignity, Bhalla added.
He described the Agenda of Alliance a document of false promises and said the only commitment between the duo is to remain in power. “Now that the first unsuccessful and miserable spell of the combine is over, failures on all fronts is haunting both the PDP and the BJP”, he maintained. He said the developmental tempo initiated and sustained by Congress led government during six years came to a grinding halt and all tall claims and promises delivered before and after formation of the government proved to be hoax.
Bhalla expressed the hope that empowered Block Committees and Booth Level Committees will interconnect masses with Congress and will give due representation to all sections of the society. While expressing gratitude towards Madam Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi assured whole hearted support under their dynamic leadership of AICC, which will lead Congress towards new directions to provide vocal and effective leadership. Meanwhile, several deputations and hundreds of individuals called on the former minister and apprised him of their grievances. He gave a patient hearing to the projected demands and asked the concerned officers to take adequate measure for time bound redressal of the same. He demanded officers to redress the grievances related to basic amenities on priority and within time bound manner.“Unfortunately, instead of taking needful steps for progress and prosperity of state, Govt overtly and covertly triggering frequent controversies over avoidable contentious issues resulting in wastage of the state government’s energies in firefighting and propitiation,” he said.