Govt duping power consumers of Jammu region: Mankotia

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JKNPP stages protest against PDD

Newspoint Bureau
Udhampur, April 11
Raising the discriminatory attitude of the PDP-BJP coalition government and duping the power customer of Jammu region, heavily gathered Panther Party workers on Tuesday protested against the PDD department for their biased approach towards Jammu region. Led by its state president Balwant Singh Mankotia, Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party (JKNPP)’s workers lodged a strong protest which passed through different bazaars of Udhampur town and sit on a dharna in the premises of PDD office Udhampur.
During monthly meeting of Panther Party, workers from different areas of Udhampur district assembled at party office and lodged protest against PDD department. Raising slogans against PDP-BJP coalition govt and PDD department, rally started from the PP office passed through Salathia Chowk, Mookerjee Bazar, Gole market and reached at PDD office and lodge strong protest against the department and sit on a dharna for few hours.
Panther Party’s state president Balwant Singh Mankotia while addressing the protesters blamed the present PDP-BJP coalition government for following the footsteps of the previous regimes. He said present government too is collecting 66 percent of power tariff from Jammu region and 33 percent from Kashmir region. Despite maximum revenue collection of power from Jammu region, 80 percent power supply is given to Kashmir region while Jammu region get only 20 percent power. Mankotia informed that hundreds of villages of Udhampur district still not electrified but unfortunately central government is talking about Digitial India which is mockery of the system. Panther leader Dhani Ram Attri blamed the PDD department for adopting biased approach towards replacement of wooden poles. He said that PDD department of Udhampur division received funds to replace wooden poles but due to influence of political leaders, these poles are erected outside the political workers by violating the norms and misuse of funds and warned that Panther Party will knock the door of vigilance department for transparent replacement of wooden poles.
On this occasion Amarnath Mehra, Rampal Bhagat, Jagdev Jagga, Surjeet Sarpanch, Rajinder Bali, Ganesh Sharma, Parduman Singh, Vijay Singh, Samneek Bhasin, Balbir Singh, Ram Swaroop also addressed the gathering.

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