Jammu, Jun 9: Facing heat from the opposition parties for the lack of basic facilities in Jammu region, the BJP today hit out at Congress and National Conference, saying the problem being faced by the people were the legacy of previous NC-Congress government.
"It is due to the policies of successive NC and Congress governments that the people of Jammu are feeling discriminated and are suffering for basic amenities", BJP State Spokesperson, Brig Anil Gupta (retd) said. Gupta said the regional discrimination with Jammu is a gift by Congress and NC government.
"The disparity is to such an extent that there is hardly any representation of the people belonging to two other regions of the state in Civil Secretariat and in other government departments", he said.
Gupta said that the BJP-PDP coalition government is committed to end the regional discrimination and ensure holistic and inclusive development of all the three regions.
"The BJP unlike Congress does not believe in divide and rule and instead believes in inclusive politics. We have not joined the government merely for the sake of power but for nation building.
People have given us mandate for six years and we will deliver on our promise", he said. Accusing the opposition parties of misleading the border residents, Gupta said that Rs 15.50 crore has been released by the Centre for the farmers whose land falls within the border fencing.
"The money is being distributed to the affected farmers, the decision to construct the community bunkers instead of five marlas plot has been taken in national interest as the security forces does not want thinning out of the border belt.
"All the demands of the border residents are in the pipeline and are being addressed," he said. Gupta said that his party legislators does not need any advise from the opposition as they were committed for the welfare of the people.
"There is no need to give advise to our legislators, atleast they are committed to their people and have the morale and courage to question even the government when the interest of the common man is affected", he said.
He questioned the Congress leaders as to why they did not raise their voice for the people of Jammu region when they shared power with National Conference.