Jammu Tawi, January 7
Despite being an ally in coalition, Professor, Virender Gupta, a BJP spokesperson, today expressed concern over the fact that the people of Jammu region are still suffering discrimination in the matter of their political empowerment, representation in the state services including Civil Secretariat, appointments against various positions like Assistant Professors in the state colleges, medical consultants, lecturers in State Medical Colleges, in police department and in other departments of the state government.
He said that the present government has come to power with an aim to remove alienation between the people of Jammu region and Kashmir Valley, while ensuring equitable development and judicious representation in the state administration and in other state departments. He said that even though the performance of the present PDP-BJP led government is for better than the previous governments in the state. The government has launched various schemes/projects of development and for the welfare of the common masses and in particular the down trodden residents of the state.
Professor Virender Gupta said that there is a need to take more steps, particularly in the matter of decentralization of political, administration and financial powers. He expressed the need for the creation of Regional Autonomous Councils for all the three regions of the state, empowering the councils with legislative, administrative and financial powers.