Opposition gears up to take on Govt

Nagender Jamwal

Opposition parties in Jammu have decided to take out protest rallies against the functionaries of coalition partners on the opening of Civil Secretariat on November 9, 2016.
Talking to Newspoint, Congress spokesperson and former MLC, Ravinder Sharma said, “Congress welcomes the Civil Secretariat by holding protest march, which shall be headed by PCC State Chief G A Mir.”
“Our workers and activists are ready to take out a huge rally which will begin from Party headquarter at Shaheedi Chowk and covering almost all the bazaars of the city shall be culminated at Civil
Secretariat,” Sharma said. Congress Spokesperson said, “The coalition partners failed to fulfill its promise to provide stable government in the state and due to its overall failure, State Congress Chief has decided to take out a protest rally.” He further said that during protest, they will bring some burning issues in the notice of the government, which included the settlement of refugees, demands of ex-servicemen and the problems of border residents. “The people who live along borders in the state are still looking for justice as they did not get five marla plots from the government. Not even this, government failed to provide them community bunkers which is the long pending demand of the border residents,” he said.
Sharma also stressed on the long pending demands of daily wagers and need based casual employees in the state and said that they will raise this issue with the government as well.
Similarly, National Conference (NC) spokesperson, Junaid Mattu said, “Darbar move cannot change any reality in Kashmir. Administrative arrangements cannot do away with the grievous political instabilities in the Kashmir valley.” He said that Durbar Move is a tradition practice, which has nothing to do with the aspirations of the people. “It must be noted that durbar move is just an administrative arrangement and not political. How does it make change to the people of Kashmir if secretariat starts functioning in Jammu and vice versa,” he said and added that this government has out the state into mess.
When asked about plans to welcome secretariat in Jammu, Mattu said that he has no information what the party high command has planned for the opening of secretariat in Jammu.
“I am not intimated till now, but National Conference shall keep its focus on the grievous issues in Kashmir, which is the political ideology of the party,” he added.

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