Give development a chance: Bhalla

Former minister and Senior Vice President of Congress, Raman Bhalla today addressed a deputation of people from Preet Nagar in Gandhi Nagar constituency wherein he said that the basic requirements for developing the State in all respects are proper infrastructure, industrial push, uninterrupted road, rail, and air connectivity, growth of agricultural production, skilled labour, technological advancement and modern norms of tourism and tourist industry.
On the occasion, Bhalla maintained that above all, our State needs sufficient power which, in turn, means sensible harnessing of our enormous water resource. For balanced growth of industries we must have the pre-requisites of road and rail connectivity, regular supply of raw material, uninterrupted power, assured market and regularization of labour laws.
Educational reforms are badly needed if we want to banish unemployment among the youth of the State. The task of developing a hilly state in which there are unprecedented difficulties of roads, transport, distribution of civil supplies, welfare and health services, demands extraordinary patience and vision on the part of the rulers, he added. Senior Vice President PCC questioned the BJP for its failure to address the aspirations of people of Jammu region, as the party always accused the state and centre governments for not giving the due treatment to Jammu. Now, when they (BJP) are in power, they feel that Jammu region has got its due in every sphere. They should fulfill the slogans, they used to raise, while in opposition. Their silence on all important issues of Jammu region speaks of their total surrender for power. The people seek answer from BJP. We have suffered two and a half decades of insurgency, militancy, gun culture and breakdown of social construct. The new coalition needs to keep the contentious issues aside and give peace, development and progress a chance, Bhalla added.

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