Govt disinterested in developing constituencies of opposition parties: Cong

Congress legislator from Banihal Vikar Rasool Wednesday alleged that Assembly segments held by non-BJP legislators in Jammu region are being “discriminated” in development work and allocation of funds.
Speaking during the discussion on grants for the departments held by the chief minister, Rasool said that his Assembly segment should be joined with Kashmir province for governance issue.
“We are fed up. We are getting less funds and our areas are not taken up in development work,” the Congress MLA said.
Rasool said that Banihal is an important place along Srinagar-Jammu Highway but “is facing indifferent treatment by the PDP-BJP government”.
“Government employees from Jammu who are posted in my constituency do not join offices and perform their duties,” the legislators said, adding, “if you like only BJP legislators, then leave us, we will go with Kashmir region.”
However, the Congress legislators said that his party will uphold the secular fabric of the state.
“We will not let communal elements to destroy secular fabric of the state. Hindus, Muslims and others who live in the state will uphold the secular fabric of Jammu and Kashmir,” he said.
However, the Congress MLA was later confronted by BJP legislator from Doda, Shakti Parihar.
“The erstwhile Doda district was ignored by National Conference and Congress on development fronts. We are highly thankful to people of Jammu who gave us shelter to thousands of people of erstwhile Doda district during militancy. And even today there are thousands of people residing in Jammu,” Parihar said.

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