Jammu Tawi, April 14
Lok Sabha MP & BJP former State President Jugal Kishore Sharma, while concluding the week long programmes of the party from April 06 to 14, addressed public rallies in Akhnoor and Chhamb, said that Narendra Modi government is committed for the social and economic upliftment of the weaker sections of the society.
Jugal Kishore Sharma, alongwith MLAs Rajiv Sharma and Dr. Krishan Lal Bhagat, visited the scheduled caste majority villages of Dhok Khalsa, Gurrah Brahmana and Sarmala in Akhnoor and Chhamb assembly constituencies, interacted with the poor people, discussed centrally sponsored schemes with them and addressed public gatherings there under party’s “Samrasta Divas” programme falling on the birthday of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar. Jugal Kishore Sharma, in his addresses, said that the Congress ruled the country for maximum period after independence but provided lip service to the scheduled castes and treated them as vote bank. Now when BJP is heading government at the centre, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has displayed real concern for the betterment of SCs and launched a number of welfare schemes for them. The SCs treat Dr. B.R. Ambedkar as their massiah and the Modi government has recognised the contribution of this great leader. Everything, every place connected with the life of Dr. Ambedkar is being rennovated, preserved and converted into memorial, study centre and heritage point, which is indeed a real tribute to Him.
Jugal Kishore Sharma said that the BJP believes in justice to all and appeasement to none, Modi government is working on the principle of ‘sabka saath sabka vikaas’, which means that every religion, every section of the society is equal in matters of development and welfare. The party is organising “Samrasta Divas” programmes across the country to mark the birthday of Dr. Ambedkar to make the SCs feel that they are part and parcel of the society and no less than others, he said.
The MP also sanctioned one bathing ghat for Dhok Khalsa village in Akhnoor constituency and one community hall for villages Sarmala in Chhamb constituency. MLAs Rajiv Sharma and Dr. Krishan Lal Bhagat, on this occasion, spoke on various schemes of the BJP coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir for the development of areas housing the population of SCs and asked the people to also avail the benefits of centrally sponsored schemes.