Sasan describes JK budget directionless, anti-poor

Provincial Vice President National Conference Gurdeep  Singh  Sasan on Thursday described the Jammu and Kashmir Budget 2016-17 as directionless and anti-poor, saying key  sectors  like  agriculture  , transport, industry, tourism, pilgrim tourism, horticulture, hotel industry has totally been ignored.

“Unemployment and issues with regard to regularisation of daily wagers has taken alarming proportions and the government has not given any roadmap how to tackle these problems”,  Sasan said while addressing a big gathering at Sainik Colony here. The Provincial Vice President lambasted  the coalition  government for its  total  failure  on all  the  fronts and said the people were feeling dejected and deprived. He referred to the budgetary proposals and said that but for jugglery of words and numbers, it has nothing to offer to the people of the state. “With the hike in VAT from 13.5%  to  14.5%  on  essential  commodities, the common people are destined to feel the brunt”, he said.

Sasan also expressed anguish over ignoring PoK refugees and reminded the BJP of its tall claims and lofty promises which have just proved hoax. He said the refugees are genuinely feeling let down, given the high pitch raised by the BJP during its electioneering in 2014.  He  further  said  that  minorities  have totally  totally  ignored  and no  special  schemes  have  been  launched  for  their  welfare. He again reiterated the demand of the minorities  regarding formation  of  Minority  Commission and sought special employment  generation  schemes, which  will benefit  large  section of  educated  and  jobless  youths.  The Provincial Vice President also referred to the failure of the coalition dispensation in harnessing tourism potential, which he said could have generated immense job opportunities. He expressed dismay over erratic power and drinking water supply and said the people were suffering in the ongoing scorching heat.

Sasan also criticized  Modi Government  for  irrationally  increasing  petrol and  diesel  prices frequently even as their prices had substantially gone down  in the  international  market. He sought immediate rollback hike in the petroleum prices.    Prominent among those who  spoke  on  the  occasion  included  Capt.  PP Singh , Charan Singh,Gagandeep  Singh, Roshan Lal,  Jagpal Singh,  Surinder  Singh, Baldev  Singh,  Col. Highness  Singh, Col Joginder Singh, Charan Dass and  Reminder  Kumar.

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