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Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha Jammu & Kashmir unit organized day long meeting at party headquarters Trikuta Nagar

13775368_1050151558399875_4563294229742963844_nBharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha Jammu & Kashmir unit organized day long meeting of newly appointed District Presidents of jammu province at party headquarters Trikuta Nagar. Meeting started at about 11 am sharp. Meeting was jointly chaired by State general secretary BJP Dr Narender Singh and State President BJYM Dr. Suresh Ajay Magotra. Dr. Narender Singh congratulated the newly appointed District Presidents and said that Yuva Morcha is one of the important pillar of BJP. He further said that BJP is the only Party where Youths has the maximum participation. He further said that party is doing well at national and state level, we have initiative a lot of schemes and Yuva Morcha should take these schemes at grass root level. He also congratulated State BJYM team for doing good and said that yuva morcha is working well in all the organizational work. Addresing the newly appointed District Presidents Dr.Magotra urged them to constitute district teams as well as Mandal unit of the Morcha before 15 August. He further stressed upon the work culture of the Yuva Morcha. Magotra Stressed upon District presidents of BJYM to tour the entire District and Mandals so that young section of the society join hand to work for the society. Magotra added that Govt. in centre had started various schemes for youth, BJYM will work to reach the masses with achievements of Modi led Govt. Magotra appealed to the District Presidents to work with team sprit so to uplift of poor of the society. He added in the coming days BJYM is going to organize state level workshop of various schemes launched by Modi led govt. to educate all over the state. He also said that Yuva Morcha will organize district level awareness camp on chemical drugs, and will try to make an anti-chemical Drug environment across the state. State General Secretary Vikas Choudhary and Tarun Sharma, State Joint Office Secretary Er. Lalit Raina was also present in the meeting. All the arrangement of the meeting was done by State joint Public Secretary Abhishek Slathia. District President who were present in the meeting were Jeevan Sharma (Akhnoor), Rohit Verma(Jammu Rural), Ashish Sharma(Jammu West), Sidhant Singh(Jammu), Akash Chopra(RS pura), Amit Dubey(Samba), Manjeet Bhagat(Doda), Amit Gupta(Ramban), Akhil Prashar(Udhampur), Rinku Rasyal(Reasi) and Sham Mehra(Nowshera).

Rajesh Gupta started the tile laying work at Bawe Wali Gali in Ward No. 6

13781667_1050147091733655_8565109212259931461_nMLA Jammu east Rajesh Gupta started the tile laying work at Bawe Wali Gali in Ward no 6 work is going to cover four different lanes and is estimated to cost rupees 6.5. lakhs. The JMC officials who accompanied the MLA included AEE B.S.Pathania,AE Kuldeep Raina and JE Israr Ahmad. Rajesh Gupta while speaking on the occasion said that ever since he has become MLA of Jammu east he has maintained a continuous activity of development of his constituency. There is not a single day when some or the other developmental activity is not undertaken. Rajesh Gupta said that we may face challenges but the development must never stop and that is the hallmark of true governance. Amarnath Yatra has begun to pick up again and it's a matter of satisfaction that we were able to make their stay in Jammu comfortable. Rajesh Gupta also said that Modi Ji has put the country on the path of growth and development and the day is not far when India would be counted among the most powerful and developed nations in the world. MLA was also accompanied by the members of the Muslim Civil Society led by Chairman Mohd. Hussein and it's members including Ghulam Mohiuddin,Pervez Fazli, Yasser Malik,Asif Mir,Israr Chowdhry,Aijaz Chowdhry,Bhutto,Lucky,Farooq Kassana, Manzoor, Aijaz, Aquib, Ballu and Yakoob Malik. The senior BJP leaders who accompanied the MLA included Ramesh Sharma, Rajeev Bhardwaj,Kuldeep, Girdhari Lal,Advocate Vigeesh Bharti,P.C.Gupta,Rajinder Gupta, Vijay,Vineeta Arora,Ashok,Joginder,Ram Lubhaya, Rinkoo, Manoj, Tony, Surekha, Ganesh,Chaman Lal,Raj Kumar,Amit and Hari Om.

An Ambulance was donated by Ramesh Arora to Management Committee of National Federation of Blind Roop Nagar Jammu

13631641_1050141741734190_2026763637547125178_nAn Ambulance was donated by Ramesh Arora MLC from his CDF and keys of the same were handed over to Management Committee of National Federation of Blind Roop Nagar Jammu in a function organized in the premises to honor MLC Ramesh Arora where he was invited as a Chief Guest. Function was addressed by M.K. Badyal Member NBF , Mr Dubey Member NBF, Anju Sharma Principal and Rahul kumar Bhagat Assistant Professor . All appreciated role of Ramesh Arora and his approach towards blind students and also placed some demands before him it includes raising of strength from 25 students to 50 and not dislocation teachers posted in different educational institutions in blind categories and further giving due place to the blinds in schools and other institutions where they have a role to perform. While replying the demands Mr. Arora said that appropriate steps will be taken because a society can only make progress when every part of the society grows properly. He also assured that all possible help in cases where blindness can be cured will be extended and the matter will be discussed with authorities of PGI and State Medical Department. He further said that no concept of total dependency has been changed and everyone wants to grow and compete and don’t want sympathic approach. It is moral obligation of the society to work for betterment of blinds because they are part and parcel of the civilized society and has every right to live with dignity. Mr. Arora appreciated the efforts of National Blind Association in providing facilities to female child’s and said it is a job of great responsibility which people attached with the institutions are discharging. Mr. Arora further said that Governor and Chief Minister will be asked to take all possible steps to help the institution. A Culture program was also presented by the blind students and Rahul kumar Bhagat express thanks by singing a Ghazal to honor Ramesh Arora.

BJP celebrates birth anniversary of Chander Shekhar Azad

13782083_1050140165067681_3980705633243224604_nTo celebrate birth anniversary of great freedom fighter Chander Shekhar Azad, BJP organised a function at party State Office Trikuta Nagar, here today. State Freedom Fighter and Martyrs cell BJP under the chairmanship of convenor State Freedom fighter cell Bharat Bhushan Sharma arranged the event to remember the sacrifices made by the great son of motherland. The key speakers of the event were, MLA Nowshera Ravinder Raina, Yudhvir Sethi State Vice President BJP, Chander Mohan Sharma Sr. BJP Leader, Baldev Billowria Distt. President Jammu and Sanjay Baru State Secy BJP. Prominent dignitaries who attended the function include, Ramesh Arora MLC, Dr. Krishan Lal Bhagat MLA Khour, Viney Kumar Gupta Distt. Gen Secy, Aseem Gupta State Secy BJP, S. Varinderjeet Singh I/c Cel, Anil Masoom Distt. Vice President, Anju Dogra State Gen Secy, N.D Rajwal, Monika Khosla, Rekha Mahajan Distt. President Mahila Morcha, Neeru Anand,Savita Anand Distt. Gen Secy, Sarla Gupta, Shailja Gupta, Surinder Khour, Geeta Devi, Indu Kiran, Balbir Ram Rattan, Rahspal singh Office Secy and Sushma Gupta.

PM likely to inaugurate. Dr Jitendra visits Chenani-Nashri tunnel site

13781809_1050138405067857_1110064885776658208_nPrime Minister Narendra Modi will be requested to formally dedicate to public the Chenani-Nashri Tunnel on Jammu-Srinagar Highway which is in the final stage of its completion.This was disclosed here today by Dr Jitendra Singh,Union Minister of State in PMO with Independent Charge of Northeast, who is also the Lok Sabha MP from Udhampur-Kathua-Doda constituency where the tunnel is coming up. Accompanied by MLA Chenani, Dina Nath Bhagat, District Administration officers, Senior Officers of National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) and senior functionaries of the IL&FS Transportation Networks Ltd (ITNL),he was on a visit to the tunnel site to assess the progress of outstanding work. MLA Ram Nagar R.S. Pathania was also present on the occasion.Dr Jitendra Singh said, he had discussed the Tunnel project with the Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways, Nitin Gadkari soon after the latter’s return from foreign visit two days back and given him an update of the current status of the work completion.Describing it as one of the best tunnels to have been constructed in Asia, Dr Jitendra Singh said, the tunnel is going to be a historic monument for whole of India, more so for the State of Jammu & Kashmir. He said, he felt particularly proud to note that India’s most modern state-of-the-art tunnel had come up in his Lok Sabha constituency and it was going to be dedicated to public during his term as MP from the area.Dr Jitendra Singh said, with the Tunnel becoming functional, the distance between Jammu and Srinagar will be reduced by 31 kms and in the years to come, with the construction of the proposed Delhi-Amritsar-Katra Express Highway, the total distance by road from Delhi to Jammu and Delhi to Srinagar will further further drastically reduced.Earlier, in a presentation made by officers of National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) and the Project Manager, IL&FS Transportation Networks Ltd (ITNL) J.S. Rathore, it was stated that the length of tunnel is over 9 kms and about 10.8 kms with approach roads included. It has two tunnels, one of which is the main two-lane tunnel and the other one is an escape tunnel. Constructed at a cost of Rs. 2519 Cr, the work is being completed in a record period of 4 years.

Civil society organised police- public meeting

13781740_1048990595182638_9011964248280856544_nCivil Society of Talab Tillo, which has been the front runner in organizing the meetings of various social, cultural and religious organisations from time to time for a better communication and understanding among the different sections of the society, organised a Police-Public Meet at Dharam Palace located in Talab Tillo are of Jammu West Constituency. The Police department was represented by SDPO West DyS.P. Nikhil Rasgotra, Station House Officer,Nowabad, Inpector Raghuveer Singh Choudhary, Police Post Incharge, Canal Road, Sub Inspector Vijay Sharma and Police Post Incharge, Talab Tillo, Sub Inspector Rahul Mahajan. A large number of local residents, including senior citizens and youth, attended this meeting. The agenda of this meeting was mainly based on the issues related to youth, as majority of whom feel scared going to the police stations. Several youth of the locality inform the police about their issues. The discussion was mainly based on drugs, traffic problems, rash driving and Triple riding. SDPO West DyS.P. Nikhil Rasgotra told the members of the civil society that he and his team is already working very hard to crack the drug mafia and also assured the members of the society that their genuine issues will be taken on priority. Civil society Member Keshav Chopra requested the police to solve the issues of youth on priority so that youth feel secured. Parneesh Mahajan, Mohinder Singh, Sanjeev Sharma, Rajan Gupta, Jeet Angral, Rohit Kerni, Ravi Kant, jatin Sethi, Shanti Saroop Gupta and several others attended the meeting.

BJP remembers Martyr of 2008 Kuldeep Verma

13770258_1048988831849481_2036221041866343399_nOn the Balidan Divas of Kuldeep Verma, a martyr of 2008 Amarnath land row agitation, Jammu West District President Ayodhya Gupta organised a programme at Kachi Chawni. BJP State President & MLA Sat Sharma, State General Secretary (Organization) Ashok Koul and other leaders took part in a hawan and later paid their tributes. Shilpi Verma, widow of martyr Kuldeep Verma, also attended the programme. Sat Sharma, while paying tributes, said that the day when Kuldeep Verma got martyrdom, the Amarnath yatra agitation took a new turn and witnessed participation of almost entire population of Jammu province in protests, dharna etc. It was a turning point of the agitation, which finally culminated after more than two months. He said that although Kuldeep Verma is no more in the world but his sacrifice taught the people of Jammu how to get united for a cause and shall remain as a source of inspiration to the nationalist people. Ashok Koul said that the 2008 agitation was the outburst of the anger of the people of Jammu, who were forced to come on streets and start a massive agitation against the dispensation whose decision provoked them. He said that the historic agitation also proved that the people of Jammu could stand united for a cause. The BJP leaders including Yudhvir Sethi, Moti Lal Koul, MLC Romesh Arora, District President Ayodhya Gupta, District Prabhari Sh.Jugal Kishore Gupta, Shilpi Verma, District General Secretary Sanjeev Sharma, Sheela Handoo, Mahila Morch District President Veena Gupta, Sangeeta, Vinod Gupta, Dinesh Gupta, Kulbhushan Vohra, Surinder Chowdhary, Dr.Pardeep, Bal Khajuria, Praduman Singh and Jeet Anrgal also took part in the hawan.

Cong playing politics in the name of Dalits: Balbir

Balbir SinghWhile reacting to the statement of Dr. Manohar Lal Sharma, a former minister & Senior leader of Congress, that BJP was trying to suppress voice of Dalits and down trodden members of the society, BJP State Spokesperson, Balbir Ram Rattan said that Congress leader need to do self introspection. The treatment meted to Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar and atrocities committed on the Dalits during the Congress rule at the centre and in the states forced the isolation of the Dalits from the Congress Party and gave rise to Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), itself shows how much concern Congress had for Dalits. As far Dayashanker episode, the Spokesperson made it clear that the BJP acted swiftly to not only condemn the act but also expelled him from the party but what Congress has to say on public abuses made by BSP leaders and its cadre against the mother, wife and sister of Dayashanker. Balbir said that BJP, right from the time of its birth, remained engaged in the upliftment of SCs, STs and down trodden people and worked hard to win the confidence of these communities. That is the reason the most of its leaders belong to these communities and BJP both in the states, including J&K and at the Centre, has maximum number of MPs and MLAs belonging to SC communities. Whereas in Congress most of the leaders and their MPs and MLAs belong to so called upper castes and there is very less representation of SC communities in the party structure as well as in the Parliament and Assemblies. Elaborating his point, he said that the basic economic philosophy of BJP is based on the principal of “Antodaya” as propagated by Pt. Deen Dayal Upadhyaya, which aims at reaching the last man in the row without any discrimination on the basis of caste or religion. Various schemes lanched by Modi government in last 2 years target this segment of the population, which remained neglected during all the previous Congress governments. He further said that the Narendra Modi has adopted the line of “Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas” which further strengthens the BJP’s core principle of justice to all and appeasement to none. Balbir advised the Congress leaders not to play politics in the name of Dalits as this community is well informed today and can differentiate as to who is really committed towards them “The BJP has maximum MPs and MLAs across the country and in Jammu and Kashmir also it won all the seven reserved seats in the assembly”, Balbir said and added that it is itself endorsement of the fact that people want to get associated with BJP and reject Congress, which always indulged in vote bank politics.

Ram Lal address series of BJP meetings

13735082_1048980801850284_8154440088204580617_oBJP National General Secretary (Organization) Ram Lal, during his one day visit to Jammu held a series of separate meetings of State office bearers and senior leaders, minister, Chairpersons, Vice-Chairpersons, MLAs, MLCs and State General Secretaries meetings at Trikuta Nagar office. BJP State President & MLA Sat Sharma CA, National Secretary Farooq Khan, Dy. CM Dr. Nirmal Singh, Speaker Kavinder Gupta and State General Secretary (Organization) Ashok Koul, shared dais with Ram Lal during the said meetings. Ram Lal was briefed about the formation of organizational units at different levels, ongoing training workshops, regular visits of state leaders to respective districts and mandals, progress made so far related to setting up of party offices, elections to Urban Local Bodies and Panchayats. The ministers gave details about their departments and the efforts of the state government in restoring peace and normalcy in the valley. Ram Lal, while addressing the meeting, said that BJP is in the government in the State and the people had given mandate with some expectations. It becomes imperative for our ministers to work in such a manner that the people perceive the positive efforts that are made by the ministers for their welfare. He said that the party had entered into alliance in the state to honour the verdict of the people for peace and development and we are committed to work with our coalition partner and fulfil the promises made in Agenda of Alliance. He categorically declared that no obstacle or hindrance would be countenanced in this sacred mission of peace and development of the state. Sat Sharma briefed about the recent All Party Meet at Srinagar and the view point presented on behalf of the party. He said that suggestions were tabled to normalize the situation, smooth conduct of the yatra, need to boost morale of the security forces etc. He said that the government is very much concerned about the situation and efforts are being made to ensure that the valley returns to normalcy soon. He also expressed dismay over the non participation of NC in the said Meet.

Lal Singh for time-bound completion of ERA projects

13754595_1048874491860915_8420588391934559475_nMinister for Forests, Ecology and Environment Choudhary Lal Singh today asked ERA to ensure time-bound completion of drainage projects in Jammu city including construction of deep drains in Channi Himmat Sector 1 and 7 and Roop Nagar. He said training of the nallahs has been taken up to avoid flooding of these localities during the rainy season. The Minister inspected the pace of work at the construction sites. MLC Charanjit Singh Khalsa, Chief Executive Officer Economic Reconstruction Agency (ERA) Vinod Sharma, Chief Conservator of Forests Roshan Jaggi besides other senior officers of Urban Environmental Engineering Department (UEED) accompanied the Minister. At Channi Himmat Sector 1 and 7, the Minister directed officers to take immediate measures to evict encroachers along the nallah and its adjacent land which leads to choking of the rain water and flood the area causing loss to the public and private property . He asked the Chief Conservator of Forests to plant trees on the edge line of nallahs to beautify the area and prevent encroachments. The Minister said that several prestigious projects have been initiated by ERA which would ensure complete revamping the basic amenities for the people and result will be visible on ground very soon. Choudhary Lal Singh asked the officers to work in close synergy with other line departments so that the pace of developmental works is fast-tracked and these are completed within the shortest possible time by ensuring speedy removal of bottlenecks. The Minister said the Government is committed to develop the State on modern lines so that it comes up as one of the model States of the country. "The Government has already undertaken several welfare schemes and programmes all over the State without giving any preferential treatment to any particular area or region", he added. Later, the Minister also convened a meeting of Divisional Forest Officers and reviewed the progress of ongoing plantation across Jammu region. Choudhary Lal Singh said that only collective efforts of the officers and people can help to restore and preserve the green gold of the State. He said planned plantation has become imperative for maintaining a balance between demand and supply and preserve the rich flora and fauna of the State for future generations. Calling for acting strictly against those who plunder the forest wealth for petty gains, the Minister said involvement of people can also help in curbing the menace of smuggling of timber and other forests products. He said the time has come to act tough against smugglers and at the same time taking measures for the restoration of the damages done to the State forests over the years.

Kavinder inaugurates new block at MLA Hostel, other projects

13754170_1048874201860944_4350601132224335437_nSpeaker Legislative Assembly, Kavinder Gupta today inaugurated newly constructed block here at MLA Hostel. Comprising 5 flats and a common hall, the block was executed by Estate Division Jammu at a cost of Rs 34 lakh. Later, Kavinder Gupta also inaugurated Sulabh Toilet complex at Last Morh Gandhi Nagar constructed by Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC) involving a cost of Rs 8.16 lakh. Appreciating the efforts of Sulabh International, Kavinder Gupta said that this is one more step forward in fulfilling the Prime Minister's vision for a 'Swachh Bharat'. Interacting with locals, the Speaker highlighted the importance of clean and healthy surroundings and stressed upon them to take benefits of the centrally sponsored scheme. Among others present were SDM South Sonu Pargal, Joint Commissioner Municipality, Kushal Chand and Associate Member and Honorary Controller of Sulabh International, Anil Kumar Singh. Meanwhile, the Speaker also laid foundation stone for steel foot bridge at Greater Kailash and launched the work for drains at Greater Jammu. Delegations of local people also apprised the Speaker about the problems of their areas. They demanded improvement of power supply scenario, repair of roads, better drainage system and sanitation, installation of a water cooler and street lights in the area. The Speaker gave a patient hearing and assured the people that their genuine demands would be redressed at the earliest.

Priya Sethi, inaugurated the website of Radio Kashmir Jammu (RKJ)

13700184_1048865408528490_1708880648335072834_nMinister of State for Education, Technical Education, Culture, Tourism, Horticulture, Floriculture and Parks, Priya Sethi, today inaugurated the website of Radio Kashmir Jammu (RKJ). Station Director V.K. Sambayal, along with other officials of the Radio Kashmir Jammu and dignitaries were present on the occasion. The URL address of the website is: www.radiokashmirjammu.com.
After inaugurating the website, Priya Sethi said, “Everything is well connected with technology today. Children can access data from anywhere through mobile devices. The easiness of accessibility means that we need to provide quality service with transparency.” She also said that radio has come alive in the recent years. “Our Prime Minister Modi ji started Mann ki Baat on radio and made the medium come alive in the lives of people again” she added The Minister lauded the team at Radio Kashmir Jammu for launching the website. “This is a forward-looking initiative to enable the people who stay out of state but want to keep in touch with their culture, tradition and heritage” she noted.The Minister said the Radio Kashmir Jammu has always played a vital role in the preservation and proliferation of Dogri and other local languages and with the launch of this website they will come more close to the people of the state who are spread out to the far corners of the Nation and world. Station Director Radio Kashmir Jammu in his welcome address said that this website will provide a link to the Dogras serving outside Jammu, largely in the Indian Army, and having no links with the language as Dogri is only spoken in this part of the region and Radio Kashmir Jammu is the only station that caters to the Dogri and Gojri speaking listeners. This initiative will also provide Radio Kashmir Jammu a global platform and reach. He said that Radio Kashmir Jammu has been the pivotal medium of communication on which social, cultural and other interactions have been taking place.Highlighting the objectives of the new initiative, he said Radio Kashmir Jammu’s website is a step towards openness and transparency. “It will help connect with new audience using mobile devices. The site has links for people seeking information on programming and advertising aspects of the station. It also carries information on the technical and cultural aspects of the station besides providing information related with many other facets to facilitate clear and transparent communication with its audience” he added.

B.J.P Govt. strengthened “POWER INFRASTRUCTURE” at R.S Pura

13729103_1048862548528776_9041080062791259092_nOn Friday at Jammu M.L.A R.S Pura Dr. Gagan Bhagat briefed the Media persons on the “Power Infrastructure Development” in the R.S Pura Constituency. Talking to the fourth pillar of the democracy he said that the opposition is frustrated by the development being done in the R.S Pura Constituency including Jammu & Kashmir and in the whole country and they have nothing to do except holding fake protests and misleading the common masses, he urged the media to bring the facts in fron of the people of the state ,so that these frustrated and defeated persons of the opposition parties be exposed in front of them. Talking on the development that has been done particularly in R.S Pura Constituency, he thanked Deputy Chief Minister and Power Minister of the State Dr.Nirmal Kumar Singh for his efforts. He elaborated that in the first time of the history of R.S Pura a “Public Darbar cum grievances redressal camp” was held at Maralia Dak Bunglow chaired by Dy.C.M Dr.Nirmal Kumar Singh in which officers from all the government departments were present to listen and redress the public grievances along with the local M.L.A Dr.Gagan Bhagat and that too in a peak season when the Jammuites are facing tough times, and there is hue and cry for water and electricity. He gave the complete details about the works done in improving the power scenario at R.S Pura Constituency. He informed the media that several transformer Sub-Station have been created and many of them were upgraded on the directions of the Dy.C.M by the Chief Engineer of P.D.D Ashwani Gupta and XEN E.M & R.E-II Sudhir Gupta. While giving details of the R.S Pura Constituency he said that the stations which were created and upgraded included 250 KVA Premnagar,250 KVA Rattian,100 KVA Jindlehar,250 KVA Ward No.7 R.S Pura, 250 KVA Ward No.4 R.S Pura ,250 KVA Ward.No.12 R.S Pura,250 KVA Salehar,250 KVA Ban Sultan, 100 KVA Kotli Mian Fateh,250 KVA Gandli,250 KVA Kothey Salehar,250 KVA Gagian, 250 KVA Ward No.8 R.S Pura, 250 KVA Shiv Nagar R.S Pura ,250 KVA CHC R.S Pura, besides this more than 20 Electric Sub-stations are being proposed for New Creation and Up gradation in the R.S Pura Constituency. Giving details of the R.A.P.D.R.P in the R.S Pura town, he said that with the efforts of the BJP led State Govt. the said program have been started and it will benefit the town population by replacing the damaged conductors and poles besides metering in the area which will prevent illegal connections. The opposition parties are not able to digest the development work being done in the era of BJP led Govt. and are spreading rumors, but in reality these people from Congress and NC and other regional parties who are actually responsible for the conditions prevailing today, the present Govt. in the State in which Dy.C.M has started innovative steps for the welfare of the general public like Amnesty Scheme. The State will witness a complete overhaul in the Power Infrastructure when the Schemes like D.D.U.G.J.Y and I.P.D.S will come into full force. Dr.Gagan Bhagat appealed to the general public to just have patience as the BJP led Coalition Govt. in the State has been in power for just 13 months and those who are shredding crocodile tears are actually responsible for the present position. He said that the 6.3 MVA transformer will be be installed at Kullian and the surrounding Panchyats will be benefited , he thanked Dr.Nirmal Singh and M.P Jugal Kishore Sharma for the upgradation at the Kullian Sub-Station.

Speaker launches several developmental works

Lotus Logo copySpeaker Legislative Assembly, Kavinder Gupta today launched multiple development works at various localities across Jammu. These works include development of lanes and drains, blacktopping in the areas of Model Town and Gangyal, renovation of parks in Sainik Colony, repair and restoration of nallas in Gangyal, Sainik Colony and other areas. Interacting with the locals during his visit, Kavinder said that in the last one and a halfyear of the present Government, we have strived to provide people with all the basic amenities necessary to live a healthy life and concerted efforts are on to meet the demands of the people related to water and power supply, lanes and drains, cleanliness and sanitation. Directing the concerned departments for immediately starting the renovation works of the park in Sainik Colony, Kavinder said that completion of this park will provide the inhabitants with an encouraging environment to exercise, socialize and will help promote and maintain healthy lifestyles especially for kids and elderly, senior citizens etc. Commenting that parks are a wise community investment, the Speaker said, “in the new age of television and computers, the children are moving towards an unhealthy way of life. “As much as indoor games promote mental growth, the overall development of a child is incomplete without a parallel focus on physical development and regular exposure to natural elements”. With the focused attention of the Government towards development of parks and playgrounds, Kavinder affirmed that exposure to nature improves psychological and social health among children and adults. During the visits to various localities, the people also apprised the Speaker of the problems being faced by them. Taking note of all the concerns brought to his notice, the speaker assured to look into the issues.

MLA takes stock of public grievances

Lotus Logo copyWith an objective of taking stock of the demands and grievances of the people of Bharat panchayat in Doda, MLA Shakti Raj Parihar convened a public meeting. A large number of people hailing from Bharat panchayat and its adjoining areas participated in the meeting and raised their demands related to power and water supply, education, medical facilities and road connectivity. The MLA directed the officers of Power Development Department to take adequate steps to augment power supply in the area. He also assured the people that two new transformers would be installed very soon for improving the power scenario in the area. The officers of PHE Department were asked to construct new water reservoirs so that the people get clean drinking water. MLA asked the officers of the concerned departments to create awareness among the masses about various State and centrally sponsored schemes being launched by the Government for the welfare of the common masses. He called upon people to take utmost benefit of these schemes for improving their socio economic profile. The officers of various departments including PHE, PWD(R&B), Education department, CMO, Agriculture, Horticulture and other allied departments were present in the meeting.

MLA Ramban inaugurates transformer

13690586_1048226458592385_8920619713680665178_nMLA Ramban Neelam Kumar Langeh inaugurated newly installed transformer of 25 KVA near DC office Maitra, Govindpura. He was accompanied by officers of PDD, PRIs and local public of the area. While speaking on the occasion, the MLA said that more than 30 houses will be benefited from the newly installed transformer. It was the long pending demand of people of the area, which was facing power crisis from the past several years. The MLA assured the public that all their legitimate demands would be fulfilled in a phased manner as Government was committed for total development and prosperity of the State.

Efforts afoot to make Jammu a hub of cultural activities: DyCM

13754268_1048179561930408_2053498061796922920_nDeputy Chief Minister Dr. Nirmal Singh inaugurated a five-day long International Art Festival of India at Kala Kendra. Enhance Group will organize this festival in nine states of the country from July to December, 2016. Minister of State for Culture & Tourism Priya Sethi, MLA Jammu (East) Rajesh Gupta, Secretary Kala Kendra, Soujanya Sharma and Curator Anant Vikas were present in the festival. Speaking on the occasion, Deputy Chief Minister said that the aim behind organizing this festival is to promote art, culture and heritage of the country, besides inspiring a rich exchange of ideas, creativity and culture among the budding artists. Efforts would be made to make the city of temples a hub of cultural activities, he added. The Deputy CM said that Government has started work on various prestigious projects for promoting tourism and culture in the State including Tawi river front view, Artificial lake, Gandola Project, Mubarak Mandi Heritage Complex and Raghunath Bazar. Dr Singh further said that concerted efforts are on to promote and showcase the rich cultural heritage of the State to attract tourists. Apart from promoting art and artists, there is dire need to educate young generation about the art and its cause, he added. This festival is an attempt to promote the art internationally and it is an endeavour to endorse friendship, humanity, compassion and understanding between the people of diverse culture of the globe, the Deputy CM reiterated, adding that, this festival would be conducted in Kashmir next year. Priya Sethi said that this art exhibition is an attempt to give a viable platform to budding artists and nurture their talent. She said that directions have been given to the Education Department to make cultural clubs and committees in schools for educating the students about local art. She said that the educational institutions would be involved in the festival so that they get a unique opportunity of interacting with the artists of international repute. During the event, the SPANDAN Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Raj Bharti, SPANDAN Social Awards were presented to Amrik Singh Namdhari, Bhushan Kesar and Rita Jitendra for rendering their selfless service to the society. A brochure of National Art Exhibition – “SPANDAN Art… Collective Extravaganza” was also released on the occasion. The artists hailing from various parts of the country are displaying their talent in the festival. The prominent artists from Jammu including Anjali Bharti, Ankush Kesar, Ashwani Jamwal, Harpreet Kour, Manoj Chopra, Milan Sharma, Mohinika, Narinder Kumar, Rajinder Pal Singh, Rakesh Sharma, Reecha Gupta, Renu Bala, Risha Singh, Rohit Verma, Sahil Ohri, Shivali Jamwal, Suman Gupta, Suneel Dutt, Suresh Sharma and TS Batra are participating in the festival.

NC’s boycott of all party meet exposes its double-standards: BJP

HarinderOpposition party least interested in restoration of peace, normalcy in Kashmir: Harinder Bharatiya Janata Party has lashed out at the National Conference for its double standards, saying the party has been brazenly exposed in the state after it skipped the All-Party Meeting called by Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehooba Mufti to discuss security situation and restore normalcy in Kashmir Valley. The state unit of BJP is of the view that by boycotting the crucial meeting, it was clear that the National Conference was least concerned about the peace and normalcy in the region. It believes that the people are keenly observing these developments and they will teach them (National Conference) a lesson in near future. Terming the reasons put forth for the boycott by NC as fabricated and meaningless, BJP State General Secretary Harinder Gupta has said that had the National Conference been sincere in contributing in restoration of normalcy and peace in the state, it would have attended the meeting without any excuse. Harinder Gupta said that the National Conference, which is the largest opposition party in the state, has failed to prove its commitment towards coming forward and sit with the government to discuss the situation and suggest ways and means which could prove to be effective in sailing the valley out of the current turmoil. The BJP General Secretary said that the NC leadership, before taking a decision to boycott the All Party Meet, must have kept in mind that the annual Amarnath Yatra is being performed these days and every stakeholder should contribute for immediate restoration of peace and normalcy so that the pilgrims return to their native places safely from the State Gupta said that the meeting was called by the Chief Minister to discuss and seek suggestions to control the situation but boycotting the same by NC has cast a doubt about its role in the present turmoil. “The NC leader and former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah met the Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and also the State Governor on the present situation but he did not bother to attend the All Party Meet, which was an appropriate platform to express views and help the government in taking a unanimous decision to tackle the situation”, he said. Harinder Gupta said it was clear in the given circumstances that the NC was enacting a drama and want to remain in good books of the separatists and the elements who are further exploiting the situation rather than playing constructive politics in the current turmoil.

P. Chidambaram statement is dangerous for the country: Prof. Virender

Prof.-Virender-GuptaState BJP Spokesperson, Prof. Virender Gupta strongly criticized the statement of former Home Minister, P. Chidambaram given in an interview with Karan Thapar on India Today on Wednesday, advocating restoring the “Grand Bargain” under which Kashmir acceded to India by granting a large degree of autonomy, warning that otherwise the Country will have to pay “heavy Price”. He said the P. Chidambaram formula is dangerous for the integrity of the country and has serious repercussions. He further said that it looks that P. Chindambaram has of a little knowledge about Jammu and Kashmir State and the circumstance under which Jammu and Kashmir acceded to Indian Union. He added that it was Maharaja of Jammu and Kashmir who signed the Instrument of Accession, of course, that was endorsed by Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah who was a popular leader only of Kashmir Valley but had no following in Jammu and Ladakh regions and said that no condition was attached at the time of accession by Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah. He further said that Mr. Chidambaram, though, remained Home Minister of India is ignorant of the geography, demography, psyche and aspirations of the people of all the regions of Jammu and Kashmir State. Prof. Virender said that Kashmir is not Jammu and Kashmir, Kashmir constitutes merely about 15 percent area of Jammu and Kashmir State, that is presently with India whereas it has population less than 50 percent of the State Population. He further said that, People of Jammu and Ladakh regions are against granting any autonomy to the State, instead they plead for removal of article 370 and consider it as hindrance in the progress and development of the state and bringing the people of Kashmir into National mainstream and added that the article contributed in the alienation of the people of Jammu and Kashmir State. He said that even in the Valley there is a good population of Gujjar Bakkarwals, Shia Muslims who constitute 45% of Kashmir population and a good proportion among Sunni Muslims who support the Indian cause and do not support either Azadi or Jammu and Kashmir as part of Pakistan. Prof. Virender added that Sheikh deceived Pt. Nehru who was instrument in the introduction of article 370 in Indian constitution and made 1952 agreement with Sheikh. He said that Sheikh Abdullaha later on started hob nobbing with western powers to make Jammu and Kashmir as an independent State, out of the Indian territory as a result Pt. Nehru was compelled to put Sheikh behind the bars. The Spokesperson said that granting the so called the grant autonomy to Jammu and Kashmir amounts to ignoring the aspirations of the people of Ladakh and Jammu regions and a large nationalist population of Kashmir Valley and added that even the separatists who are inspired by the fundamentalism and propagating Jehad will not be satisfied. Prof. Virender further added that granting grand autonomy shall lead to separation of Jammu and Kashmir (in particular Kashmir) from India. He said that at this juncture efforts should be made to bring peace and normalcy in the valley, dealing the separatists and terrorists with iron hand, however, the ultimate solutions lies in the abrogation of article 370, taking steps to bring the people of Kashmir Valley in the national mainstream.

Rajesh Gupta inaugurated a 400 KV transformer at Kanji House

13680659_1047645498650481_1163230342490106090_nMLA Rajesh Gupta inaugurated a 400 KV transformer at Kanji House today in ward no 7 and 15.The installation of the transformer in the area is today is going to benefit the people of Kanji House,Kaleeth Mohalla and Gumat Area.In all 270 households are going to benefit from this transformer. The estimated cost of the transformer is rupees 8 lakhs. The people of these areas have suffered due to low voltage for a long time and with today's installation of the new transformer they are going to heave a sigh of relief. The people of the area thanked the MLA Rajesh Gupta for the initiative. The officials who accompanied the MLA included Xen PDD Ashok Gupta and AEE Ritnesh Puri. Rajesh Gupta while speaking on the ocassion said that the Deputy CM Dr.Nirmal Singh Ji has assured the augmentation of receiving stations and panels.Due to the positive concern shown by Dy.CM rupees 1 crore has been sanctioned for each constituency for the improvement of HT and LT lines and also for the replacement of old poles. The prominent who accompanied the MLA included Bansi Lal Bharti,Pradeep Sharma, Gulshan Mahajan,Ramesh Sharma, Kuldeep, Girdhari Lal,Ashwani Sharma, Vagheesh Bharti,Prof Sham,Rajesh,Gopal,Raj Kumar,Chaman Lal,Surinder Anand,Sangeeta Anand,Rajinder Gupta,Charanjeet,Vinay,Anita Gupta,Geetanjali,Balbir,Santosh and Hari Om.

BJP Ex Servicemen Cell holds meet

Lotus Logo copyA meeting of BJP Ex Servicemen Cell was convened here today under the chairmanship of Brig (retd) Anil Gupta in which the Core Committee of the EMS Cell was constituted. Addressing the meeting, Brig Anil Gupta informed about the latest welfare and know how about OROP and 7th CPC. Col (retd) S D Chib convener of the Cell and Col (retd) Sunil Dutt its vice president also addressed the EMS who had come from different areas of the State. The new Core Committee is headed by Col (retd) S D Chib as convener, Sb Maj (retd) B S Jasrotia as co convener, Capt (retd) Karnail Singh as co-convener, Col (retd) Som Dutt as vice president, Capt (retd) Jagdish Chouhan and Nb Sub (retd) Uttam Singh as secretaries, Sb Maj (retd) T N Raina as treasurer, Sb Clk (retd) Karan Singh Chib as office secretary and Sub Maj (retd) Tulsi Das Sharma as publicity secretary.

Cong leaders lowering their stature by raking up non issues : BJP

Balbir SinghThe state unit of BJP has termed sermonising by Congress leaders on non issues as a futile exercise, contending that all such issues have been created by the Congress party during their rule on account of scams laced mis-governance and wrong doings on all fronts. BJP State Spokesperson Balbir Ram Rattan said that by doing this, the Congress leaders are themselves lowering their own stature. The negative and sterile politics will not act as oxygen to their comatose party, which is in an irreversible decline mode, he said. The way senior and responsible leaders of the Congress are behaving and making daily statements, raking up non-issues, are thereby exhibiting only their frustration on account of being out of power, he said adding that with such tactics they are trying to ensure their political survival. Balbir, while expressing disapproval of the statement from the tall Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad, who in a recent statement said that what was happening in the state was the "Gujarat model", termed it as most unfortunate. “It is just one instance displaying the hollowness, lack of sense of responsibility and maturity to react or make statements on sensitive issues and that too from none other than a leader of the stature of Ghulam Nabi Azad ”, Balbir lamented and added that not a single day passes when one leader or the other from the Congress makes public statements that are utterly baseless, against the ground realities or aimed at flaring already volatile situation in the valley. It is highly unfortunate that when valley is on the boil on account of Pakistani machinations and when all parties ought to have a united stand to restore peace in the valley, almost the entire leadership of Congress in Jammu & Kashmir is in a rat race in criticizing and running down the efforts of the government and security forces to calm the situation in the valley, he observed. Balbir Ram Rattan said that the Congress has remained in power in Jammu and Kashmir for maximum time after independence. The Congress ruled this border State on its own or enjoyed power as a coalition partner, when they just ignored many sensitive issues or failed to address the public sentiments. He said that BJP has been in power in Jammu and Kashmir for just one year only and those who ruled it for decades are trying to put blame on present coalition for their past misdoings and wrong- policies. Public is much more aware about the present day politicians, which is why it pays no heed to the utterings of the leaders of Congress and others, the BJP spokesperson said.

Rajesh Gupta started the construction work of the toilet complex at near Press Club Jammu

13716146_1047074855374212_6050547547568145275_nMLA Rajesh Gupta started the construction work of the toilet complex at near Press Club Jammu in ward no 19 at an estimated cost of rupees 11 lacks.The officials of the JMC who accompanied the MLA included AEE B.S.Pathania and JE Tangroo. Rajesh Gupta while speaking on the ocassion said that the construction of toilets is very important for our country as there are many people who still have to go in for open daefication.This practice of open defication is not only against human dignity but also cotributes to the spread of disease and pollutes the atmosphere. Modi Ji in the very beginning of his govt launched the swach bharat abhiyan and it has become a national movement.We all have to contribute to this mission by whole. heartedly participating in it. Rajesh Gupta also said that Jammu is a place of touristic significance and the base camp for Mata Vaishno Devi and Amarnath Yatra so it is our bounden duty to maintain the city in a neat and clean manner. The prominent who accompanied the MLA included Pramod Kapahi Vice President State BJP, Ramesh Sharma, Kuldeep, Ashwani,Girdhari Lal,Kuldeep Balgotra,Darshan Singh,Subedar Gurbachan Singh,Sunil Gupta, Brij Lal,Lalli,Gopal,Amit,Raj Kumar, Rajinder Gupta, Prof Shyam and Swaran Singh

Vibodh Calls for Speedy Implementation of Various PHE Schemes in Rajouri

Lotus Logo copyIn order to ensure a speedy implementation of various PHE schemes in Rajouri district BJP senior leader and MLC Vibodh Gupta today held a detailed discussion with Sushil Aima, Chief Engineer PHE. Executive engineer Rajouri Nisar Khan was also present in the meeting and gave a detailed account of current ongoing schemes. During the meeting it was informed that currently work on schemes in the rural areas in Muradpur, Murabakhpura, Manjdera, Gambir Muglan and Jabar Jamolah is in going on and at the same time some new proposals are being developed to ensure adequate water supply to these rural areas. Further MLC Vibodh was informed that LIC 1 project for Rajouri town stands approved and funds for this project will be released soon. Once this project gets through the major water problem of Rajouri will be solved. While having discussions on LIC project MLC Vibodh requested the Chief Engineer that this is the high time that we should design LIC 2 project simultaneously as population of the area is increasing and this project will be timely as far as the long term planning with regard to supply of water supply scheme in Rajouri is concerned. The performance with regard to PHE mechanical division in Rajouri was also discussed during the meeting. It was informed that the performance of mechanical division is not up to the mark and they need improvement in many areas. The chief engineer took a serious note of this and assured the MLC that he will look into the matter on priority. The shortage of JE’s in the PHE division of Rajouri was also discussed during the meeting as this is hampering the day to day water supply schemes in various areas. It was agreed during the meeting that regular review of various ongoing schemes will be done so that uninterrupted water supply can be assured to various far off areas of district. MLC Vibodh Gupta said that good roads, water supply and electricity are the basic necessities and he considers it as his duty to facilitate these works so that can man can be benefited from these.

Daljit Singh Chib welcomed all the newly nominated members of the State Advisory Board for Development of Kisans

13700144_1047012702047094_2422369300692625446_nShri Daljit Singh Chib, (Minister of State), Vice Chairman J&K State Advisory Board for Development of Kisans today welcomed all the newly nominated members of the State Advisory Board for Development of Kisans, who were recently approved by the General Administration Department. Shri Chib was happy to see the positive approach of the members and said that the main task of the members is to see the problems of the farmers in their respective areas and their solution. He said that Mtr. Mufti Ji, Hon’ble Chief Minister of the State being the Chairman of the Board has assured all the help and guidance to the Agriculture allied sectors in Jammu and Kashmir. While highlighting the progress made by the Board after formation of the coalition Government of BJP-PDP, Shri Chib said that Government has waived loans of the farmers of J&K under Kisan Credit Card up to 1 Lakh. Shri Chib said that the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yogna has been implemented in the State and the farmers have to pay a meager sum towards crop insurance for both Rabi and Karif Crops. This is the one of the bold steps taken for the benefit of farmers. Shri Chib said that it is the responsibility of the Board members to ensure that the farmers will get maximum benefit from the Schemes which are being implemented by the State/ Centre. While holding threadbare discussions with the members the Vice Chairman said that our Board is holding Mega Kisan Melas in the State so as to provide the latest information about the scientific farming and the new techniques which will boost the economy of the State. It is the duty of the members to ensure that the quality seed must reach to the farmers well in time. The members demanded that there will be a cold storage in every district Headquarter so that the farmers can use the same to keep their produce in these cold stores. As Basmati Mission has been started by the Agriculture Department due to the continuous efforts of Hon’ble Vice Chairman so that Jammu region can be recognized at international level and the farmers can get maximum benefit Lastly Mr.Chib said that close coordination among the members will definitely lead the Board towards success and wished a happy and prosperous life to all the members.

Sat Sharma starts construction works of Community Toilet at Subash Nagar

13726833_1046952585386439_102242879732867141_nPromoting the vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and providing good sanitation system to the residents of Jammu West, State President BJP and MLA Sat Sharma (CA) started construction works of a community Toilet under “Swach Bharat Mission” at Subash Nagar area near Government quarters falling between Ward number 26 and 39 of Jammu West. Accompanied by a large number of people, Sharma started the works in the presence of JMC (Jammu Municipal Corporation) officials, locals, morning walkers and political activists of the area. The works will be done under the supervision of JMC at an estimated cost of around Rupees 10.50 lakhs and it includes two Bathrooms, five Water Closets, One Urinal Block and one care taker room. Speaking on the occasion, Sat Sharma said that keeping in view the demands of the public especially women and people who pass through the area, the construction of a full fledge toilet was must in order to provide a good sanitation system to the masses. He said the toilet has been equipped with all type of modern and latest sanitation facilities and it is being constructed to promote “Swach Bharat Mission” of Prime Minister Narendra Modi so that a contribution could be made to build a “Clean and Green nation.” Sharma also appealed the masses to come forward and contribute in the noble cause by keeping their surroundings clean so that a clean aura could be built around and a proper sanitation system could exist in all spheres of not only Jammu West Constituency but the whole State of Jammu and Kashmir. He also stated about the upcoming works to be taken up in the Constituency concerning various departments including JMC, ERA, PWD(R&B), PHE, PDD and various other departments and said that Jammu West is moving towards an era of progress and soon its example will be given with respect to Model Constituencies of Jammu and Kashmir. Ex En Central Division Parvodh Sharma, AEE JP Saraf, District President BJP Ayodhya gupta, Mandal President Vijay Sharma, ExCorporator Dinesh Gupta, Purshottam Dogra, Onkar Singh Bose, Balbir Singh, Varinder Singh Billu, Pankaj Magotra and several others also accompanied the BJP President on the occasion.

Lal Singh for massive plantation during monsoon

13729036_1046933025388395_8219631729710632740_nMinister for Forest, Ecology and Environment Choudhary Lal Singh today held an extensive tour of Kathua forest division and took stock of plantations being carried out in the area. Ch. Lal Singh asked the concerned officers to intensify the plantation drive during the rainy season while stressing on planting the saplings of ornamental and fruit plants that can sustain the local weather conditions along Barni village road. He said as many as 50,000 plants of both fruit and ornamental kind will be planted in Barni forest area. He informed that Kathua forest nursery will be stocked with variety of plant saplings to ensure maximum plantation during monsoon season. The Minister also visited Barni compartment No.17, Basantpur block where removal of weeding and digging work is going on in the spread of 60 hectares of forest land. Later, the Minister visited Dhanore forest area, compartment No.18 of Basantpur block of Kathua forest range and directed the officials to ensure massive plantation drive along with removal of weeds and clear demarcation of forest land. The Minister also inspected the work of Dhanore-ChoiTridwan link road and instructed the PHE officers for proper laying out of PHE pipes so that they are not exposed during the construction of road. DFO Kathua Ashwani Kumar, Range Officer Kathua Subhash Chander along with officers of PHE, PWD, Revenue and prominent people of Lakhanpur, Mah, Basantpur, Barni and Dhanore villages also accompanied the Minister.

Avail benefit of job oriented, skill development initiatives of govt: Yudhvir Sethi

13754277_1046900755391622_4666299030773810245_nCalling upon people to avail maximum benefit of the various skill development and job oriented schemes launched by the government, Vice-President BJP Yudhvir Sethi said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched Skill Development Mission and a number of initiatives have been taken to enhance employment capabilities of the younger generation. He said that under the mission skill training activities would be undertaken and youth would be trained as per the need of the job market. Yudhvir was addressing a special meeting of different office bearers of the party unit , here today. Threadbare discussions were held in the meeting on taking the mission of skill development and other vocational training courses started by the government to every nook and corner of the society. Jammu District President BJP Baldev Baloria was also present on the occasion. Calling upon the party functionaries to take the initiatives launched by the government to people, Yudhvir said that exemplary programs have been started by the central government during the last two years and employment sector is getting focused attention of the government. He said that party workers have to ensure that benefits of initiatives taken by the government in different fields reach every nook and corner of the state. He said that under the guidance of Narinder Modi various schemes which been launched which include, Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, Make in India, Bima Yojnas, Beti Bachao-Beti Padao, Smart city, Pahal and other such schemes for the benefit of all sections of the society. "We have to collectively work towards creating awareness among the society about the initiatives taken by Modi Ji and real purpose of the schemes would only be met if the benefit reaches to each and every beneficiary," he added. While addressing the meeting, Baldev said that landmark initiatives in the field of social security and skill development have been launched by the Prime Minister and the party workers should ensure that the benefits of these schemes reach to maximum number of beneficiaries. He said that the party functionaries have to work hard to make the people aware about the different programs and schemes which have been launched for enhancing the skill capabilities of the youth, adding that the nation has the largest pool of young workforce and with right kind of training the youth can contribute in nation building. Among others the meeting was attended by District Vice President BJP Sh. Anil Masoom, District Geral Secretary Vinay Gupta , District Secretary Ramesh Gupta, District Secretary Shallu Gupta, Raj Rani, Vishal Kohli, Arun Sethi, Pradeep Langeh, Anju Dogra, Neeru Anand, Saroj Devi, Sharda Devi, Savita Anand, Surinder Kour, Kiran Aggarwal, Gita Devi, Surekha Devi, Gulshan, Naresh Abrol, Bharat Bhushan and others.

Dr. Gagan holds “Janta Darbaar” at village Chak Bhaktawar in R.S Pura

13769430_1046431782105186_3665160989316765757_nOn Monday at RS Pura fulfilling his commitments towards the people of RS Pura Constituency, MLA RS Pura Dr. Gagan Bhagat organised “ Janta Darbar” at Village Chak Bhaktawar and Panchyat Gondla, where large number of villagers were present along with their grievances. Dr. Gagan said that he had committed to the people of R.S Pura that he will regularly organize “Janta Darbars” (Grievances Camps ) to address small and genuine demands of the people. Many villagers were seen complaining the legislator regarding the Old age pensions case been delayed ,and many of them were complaining that their monthly pensions were not relieved by the department,Dr. Gagan gave patient hearing to the villagers and later on called the concerned officer who assured that the complaints of the resident of village Chak Bhaktawar will be rectified within two weeks time positively. Another deputation met the M.L.A from nearby village of Gondla and apprised the Legislator of shabby condition of Lane starting from the main road towards the village, and they also demanded shed for the cremation ground which is a common for all the five villages of the Panchyat .While briefing the visiting delegation Dr.Gagan assured them that soon he will send the technical experts from the department who will prepare a detail estimate of the said Lane and the cremation shed and the issue that was pending for several years will be taken care of , as Bhartiya Janta Party is committed to provide a uniform and continuous development to the people of R.S Pura Constituency and being a loyal soldier of the party he will fulfill all the demands of the local residents in his tenure, and an era of development has been started in Jammu & Kashmir but due to unfortunate demise of Late Mufti. Mohd. Sayeed the developmental process has received a set back, and the current situation at Kashmir after the death of a terrorist ,the Kashmiri youths are on wrong path and at this time everyone should come forward whether from every political, religious or social group and deal with the situation, Dr.Bhagat also assured that the incomplete works will be completed very soon.On the occasion Dr.Gagan Bhagat also announced a new Transformer Sub-Station of 100 KVA at village Chak Bhaktawar, as it was the genuine demand of the people since more than five years and despite several reminders and requests to the officials of the department and representatives in the previous NC-Congress regime, no interest was shown and people suffered, but now Dr.Gagan has shown immediate interest especially in the works that were pending for years said Master Harnam Singh.Local youths also informed about street light, cleanliness, and drinking water problems and on this Dr.Gagan instructed the authorities to bring immediate solution. The village youth Leader Narinder Kumar Vikky presented an application urging once in a month holding of an Employment Registration Camp for unemployed educated youths of the area in R.S Pura town, so that the youths who have to go to Jammu city may save time and money.On the occasion several prominent persons and youths joined the Bhartiya Janta Party in presence of Dr.Gagan Bhagat, who welcomed them and said that the party will strengthen in the Gondla Panchyat which was earlier with the Congress, he said that now the Panchyat has also became “Congress Mukt”. Those who were present on the occasion included Mandal Pradhan Natharam, Gurdeep Saini,Ajit Paul Singh, Dr.Om Prakash,Tajinder Singh ,Gurdeep Singh,Chaman Lal, and others.

Dina Nath inaugurated historic mela at Budaa Kadar in Chenani Block

13728989_1046425302105834_8880087645985425393_nToday MLA Chenani Ghordi Dina Nath inaugurated historic mela at Budaa Kadar in Chenani Block. Thousands of people of surrounding villages thronged to the Mela to participate. Thereafter Bhagat addressed the gathering and congratulated the people for this historic mela. Bhagat was accompanied alongwith Tehsildar Chenani, Mela Organising Committee, BJP Mandal President Chenani Deepak Gupta and others were also present.

MLA Rajesh Gupta participated in the function of moorti sathapna of Shree 1008 Anand Safer at Radha Krashan Mandir Rani Park

13692519_1046385282109836_1601276710390182667_nOn the eve of Guru Purnima MLA Rajesh Gupta participated in the function of moorti sathapna of Shree 1008 Anand Safer at Radha Krashan Mandir Rani Park today. On arrival MLA Rajesh Gupta was blessed by Mahant Sanjay Sagar.A large number of devotees participated in the function. The moorti for the temple has been donated by a bank manager Sham Sundar of Bishnah. Rajesh Gupta while speaking at the event said that due to the blessings of the Lord Shiva the Amarnath pilgrimage is proceeding and more number of yatris have started arriving in the Jammu city. Rajesh Gupta said that Jammu is a perfect example of harmony and brotherhood and we have to maintain it at all costs.Sarv Dharm Sambhav is enshrined in our Upnishads and Jammu is a living example of that . The prominent who accompanied the MLA included Ramesh Sharma, Prof Shyam,Rajesh Gupta,Rajinder Gupta, Raj Kumar Sharma,Chaman Lal,Rajesh Nischal,Chandan Gupta, Sunny Sehgal,Romesh,Balkrishan and Ajesh Gupta.

Present Situation in Kashmir require sympathetic approach and activism of all administrative units: Arora

Ramesh AroraPresent Situation in Kashmir require sympathetic approach and activism of all administrative units and further civil society be involved to bring normalcy. Pakistan has no locus to interfere in internal affairs of Jammu and Kashmir rather Pakistan should see the pity condition of public living in Galgit, Baltistan and in Sind provenance of Pakistan. Pakistan is hub of terrorism and killer of democracy. We have not forgotten attack of Pakistan forces under the leadership of Nawaz Sharief in Kargil. Nawaz Sharief should resolve the issues of militancy with in Pakistan as he failed miserably he made Pakistan as shelter house of militants. He should respect the law and should work for peace instead of provoking the separatist on this side of Indian Territory. We are a nation with democratic setup and we are aware, how to deal with our internal issues. We have dealt number of serious modes and we want to express our concern about the presence of Chinese forces in Gilgit and Baltistan of POK. Pak Government is mishandling the situation rather have failed to handle the same and wants to divert the intention and anger of general public but it is immature and incompetent attempt by Pakistan. It is in a way interference to our sovereignty BJP Senior leader & MLC Ramesh Arora (Adv.) has further appealed masses to adopt patience and allow peace to survive because majority of public wanted to live in peace and harmony. He further appealed the civil society and asked local administration to work day and night in bringing normalcy. Arora further said that we cannot allow anybody to disturb peace and no one is above law. Let the people enjoy their normal life and administration should provide the best it can. Arora welcomed the decision of Chief Minister in involving all parties for evolving permanent peace solution. Kashmir people have glorious part and will work for the betterment of Society. We cannot make progress in disturbed conditions. Let us give peace and consider its importance being a matter of paramount consideration. Youth should work for betterment of society and can lead the people towards normalcy. We thank all political parties for standing united over sensitive issue of Kashmir Problem.

Monsoon valley violence showers send hibernating leaders croaking

SS BijralKashmir violence over elimination of Burhan Wani HM commander proved a blessing in disguise for political leaders ignored and forgotten for their failings. Sent hibernating at the 2014 hustling, they got croaking under monsoon shower of violence in valley. S.S. Bijral IGP (Rtd), BJP State Spokesperson, responding to speech in parliament of Congress leader Gh. Nabi Azad former J&K Chief Minister, said it was relieving knowing Azad voiced concern against valley violence. But he asked were they only to sympathies with youth for their bleeding wounds and not for the ‘bleeding hearts’ these leaders including those of National Conference left during decades of their misrule known for rigged elections, wide spread corruption, regionalism, power politics that has thrown the unemployed & frustrated youth into deeper gorge of poverty and drugs. Bijral said these leaders as true ‘politicians’ concerned themselves with next elections and never thought of next generations the’ statesmen’ are known to care for. Leader of opposition in Rajya Sabha Gh Nabi Azad by saying that cause of the present unrest in valley was BJP joining the govt. with PDP exposed his party hurting malaise as their offer of unconditional support to form govt was rejected by PDP. Bijral said, “dard itna gehra aur takleef deih ki chhupaya na gya (painful wound too deep to be concealed).” He lamented that these leaders who betrayed people trust for decades can’t bear to be out of power. Bijral wondered if CM Mehbooba not visiting those injured in violence was unforgivable, Tweeted by Omar Abdullah ex- CM, what was that when Omar Abdullah’s government enmass had forsaken Kashmiris during months long worst deluge due to floods and Air Force & Army assisted by local youth served as saviour. He reminded NC working president his govt. utter failure only crowned BJP & PDP with brilliant success. It was lack of concern for ballooning youth by state leaderships of times that they fell prey to exploitative propaganda of Pak backed militant groups, separatists and drugs. Bijral asked brilliant, intelligent, and handsome youth of state to come forward, take lead dumping the stereotype leadership that earned this state status of ‘beggar state’ falling far behind other progressive states.

Meeting organised by District Gen Secretary Mahila Morcha Jammu West

13754465_1046267992121565_5020949800064512130_nMeeting organised by District Gen Secretary Mahila Morcha Jammu West Neelam Nargotra, District President Veena Gupta as a Chief Guest at Talab Tillo ward no. 40, to aware people for New schemes launched by Modi Govt.

50 hectare to be covered under Village Wood Lot scheme in Jammu: Lal Singh

13731564_1046245435457154_6059695365191422398_nMinister for Forests, Ecology and Environment, Choudhary Lal Singh inspected various community afforestation sites in Birpur and Sunjwan and took stock of the status of plantation works being carried out by the Social Forestry Department in these areas. The Minister visited Social Forestry Nursery at Birpur where the department with the help of local people has taken up community plantation on waste land alongside revered ponds at Data Ranpat Devsthan, Nikki Malani and Baddi Malani and Pacca Talab in the village. Pertinently, the department has planted 1000 trees alongside Data Ranpat Dev Jee Devsthan and 2000 ornamental and fruit trees at Pacca Talab, Nikki Malani and Baddi Malani over an area of 100 kanal. Besides, the department has also taken up community and strip plantations at various places across Jammu district. The department has also fixed a target of covering 50 hectare land with 35000 trees under Village Wood Lot scheme in Jammu and its peripheries. Lal Singh said that people should be made aware about the uses of various species grown at the community sites so that they could get the benefit and in return cooperate with the department for upkeep of the compartments. Calling for strict action against those who plunder the forest wealth for petty gains, the Minister said involvement of people can also help in curbing the menace of smuggling of timber and other forests products. He asked the officers to act tough against smugglers and take effective measures for restoration of the damages done to the State forests over the years. Taking serious notice of encroachment near Kargil Colony in Sunjwan by some land grabbers, Lal Singh directed the officers to issue notices to illegal occupants to vacate land within week’s time. Later, Choudhary Lal Singh visited Bacchan Depot of State Forest Corporation in Narwal and checked the status of sale and stock of timber.

Dina Nath Bhagat inaugurated hand pump at village Thill

13692509_1046211982127166_6342539526919089848_nMLA Chenani Dina Nath Bhagat inaugurated hand pump at village Thill which was a long pending demand of the locals. Bhagat while addressing the gathering assured the public present there that their problems will be addressed soon and this hand pump will also solve the problem of shortage of drinking water in the concerned area. Bhagat was accompanied alongwith BJP District Vice President Adv. Naresh Bhagat, Sansar Singh, Makhan Sharma, Tony Singh, Bobby Sharma and others were also present.

MLA Rajesh Gupta kick starts the the work of lane and drain in Mohalla Chand Nagar

13731499_1045715808843450_8705771162716414688_nMLA Rajesh Gupta kick starts the the work of lane and drain in Mohalla Chand Nagar in Ward no 19 today.The work is estimated to cost rupees 4.90 lakhs. MLA was accompanied by JMC Xen Joginder and JE Tangroo and senior BJP leaders Ramesh Sharma, Girdhari Lal,Vageesh Bharti,Rajesh Dogra,Kuldeep, Subedar Gurcharan Singh,Prof Shyam,Raj Kumar,Chaman Lal,Rajesh,Amit,Rajinder Gupta,Gopal,Brij Lal,Lalli,Swaran Singh,Sunil Gupta,Opinder Singh and Ashok Lambad. The President of the Vivekanand Traders Association Mohan Lal Gupta and Bharat Bushan Welcomed the MLA on the ocassion. Rajesh Gupta while speaking on the ocassion said that we will continue with our efforts in developing the state on modern lines despite challenges. We are also keeping track of the facilities being provided to the Amarnath Yatris and would ensure that they are not put to any hardships due to stoppages. The arrangements for the boarding and lodging have been made at various places and the services provided by various temple trusts and social organizations is highly laudable. Rajesh Gupta also asked the people on the occasion to take full benefit of the various schemes launched by the Govt.

Tourist Spots Created Through Huge Investment Need Proper Care: Vibodh

13754221_1045707122177652_3114675884101323181_nEvery Citizen of Socity Must Take Active Part in Swatch Bharat Abyan : Vibodh BJP party workers of Rajouri rural mandal participated in a major campaign to clean a tourist park at Mankote in Sadyal. This cleanliness campaign was led by BJP senior leader and MLC Vibodh Gupta. More than 100 party leaders and workers participated in this day long campaign and cleaned the entire park. After collection of the huge quantity of garbage, it was disposed off properly. Addressing the participants of this cleanliness campaign Vibodh informed that the Mankote park in Rajouri was created with a estimated cost of Rs. 10 crore, is in a real bad shape today. He further added that at the time of creation of this park 11 daily wage workers were employed. But from the past five years they are also out of this service. Currently there is no one who can take care of this massive assets created by tourism department. This he said has defeated the very purpose behind the creation of such a park. Vibodh also highlighted the fact that in a area like Pir Panjal such assets can play a very vital role in tourism promotion. This he said can lead to job creation in various areas of tourism in Pir Panjal. He regretted that due to short term planning of our planners such huge investments remain of no use. He called upon Hon’ble CM Madam Mehbooba Mufti who also hold the tourism portfolio in the state to look into this matter and direct the concerned officials to take all necessary steps to ensure that such vital tourism properties are maintained properly. BJP District General Secretary Atam Gupta while appreciating the efforts of the volunteers in such a initiative thanked the participants for their sincere efforts in cleaning the park. He hoped that such initiatives will help in creating awareness among the common masses about Swatch Bharat Abhayan and will encourage the civil society to value such assets. Prominent among other who participated in the programme included Kewal Sharma, Balbir Kumar, Danish Tara, Bodhraj, Makhan Singh, Mohiudin and Rakesh Kumar. Officials of Rajouri Muncipality, Horticulture and Tourism departments also participated in this one day cleanliness campaign.

Jammu based opposition leaders’ silence amounts to consent: BJP

Brig. Anil Gupta“Despite repeated queries made to Jammu based opposition leaders to clarify their stand on the acts/statements of their Valley based bosses and colleagues which are anti-national and detrimental to the interests of the people of Jammu region, they have chosen to remain silent. It is now amply clear that by remaining silent they have fully endorsed the acts of their valley-centric bosses and ditched the people of Jammu who had pinned their hopes in them by giving them their mandate. It is also amply evident that they have no loyalty towards their own people but have surrendered themselves before their bosses who are least bothered about Jammu and its people”, stated Brig Anil Gupta, state spokesperson of Bharatiya Janata Party. The people of Jammu must know that these leaders are demanding greater autonomy and pre-1953 status for the State which implies that the state will be without a Constitution since the constitution came into effect on 26 January 1957; the state would return to permit-raj for entry into the state as it was abolished only in 1954; Supreme Court of India will have no jurisdiction and people of the state will be denied all the benefits enjoyed by them as Indian citizens. Will their demand benefit the people of Jammu in any way, questioned Brig Gupta. Elaborating the recent acts of these leaders Brig Gupta said that their opposition to NEET smacks of a conspiracy against the students of Jammu region who have so far been victims of favouritism and partiality by the BOPEE. While the students of Jammu region were heaving a sigh of relief some of their selfish leaders were conspiring with their valley –based leaders who termed it as an “assault on the special status of the state”, just to please the separatists. Similarly, the opposition to the Sainik Colonies and Kashmiri Pandit settlements while singing the same tune as that of the separatists, the Valley based leaders of all parties exposed their secular credentials but their Jammu based legislators and leaders chose to remain silent thus signalling their tacit approval. Their stoic silence on the Amendments to Transfer of Property and Alienation of Land Acts that would adversely affect the rights of Jammu women married outside the state and deprive Jammu region of outside investment has proved beyond doubt that their surrender to their Kashmiri bosses is final and ultimate. The opposition leaders are thoroughly exposed before the people as they have been merely making statements and shedding crocodile tears to mislead the innocent people of Jammu region. BJP appeals to the people of Jammu region to decide themselves as to who is their real well-wisher?

Yoga is a powerful medium of individual mental peace and also brings peace in the society

Lotus Logo copyYoga is a powerful medium of individual mental peace and also brings peace in the society. In the prevalent situation spread of Yogic education is need of the hour. This was the consensus of the high profile meeting of the heads and representatives of various Yoga Organizations functioning in the state. This special meeting was organized by Senior BJP leader Adv. Chander Mohan Sharma who is also Convenor of Coordination Committee of Yoga activities in the state. The participants include Mahavir, Sat Pal Sharma, Chief Pattern and President Bharat Yog Sansthan, Sudha Chander Sharma Chief Organizer Bharat Swabhiman Trust, Dr. T.R. Raina Coordinator of Morarji Desai Yoga Foundation, Shriansh Jain of Vichar Kranti Manch International, Govind Sareen Convenor Sports Cell of BJP, Dr. Neelam Khajuria Yoga Exponent, I.M. Singh and Chander Sheikhar. Dr. T.R. Raina said that advance Yoga Centre which was started in Medical College Jammu was closed and its should be stated again and staff including trainers should be recruited for that. He also strened the need of opening similar advance yoga centres in other Medical Colleges of the state. Chander Mohan Sharma, in his speech said that BJP has already agreed to start International Yog Centre at Mantalayi (Udhampur). There is need of introducing Yogic Training in schools and belt forces of the state. He stressed need of creating yoga parks in Jammu city and also in rural areas. Concluding the meeting, BJP State General Secretary (Org.) Ashok Kaul who was the Chief Guest, said that BJP will strive for spreading Yoga education all over the state. The matter will be taken up with government to train, Anganwadi, ASHA workers and physical teachers of education department so that their services are used for spread of the yoga training all over the state.

BJP rebuffs the Congress leaders allegations: Prof. Virender

Prof.-Virender-GuptaBJP State Spokesperson Prof. Virender Gupta while commenting upon press conference addressed by Ambika Soni and Salman Khurshid said that the present situation in Kashmir valley is the result of the wrong policies pursued by the Congress party at the Centre and National Conference and Congress alliance government in the state. Militancy raised its heads during the alliance government of Congress and National Conference and the situation in the valley became out of control of the state government and civil administration in 1990 when Govt. of India had to send Jagmohan as Governor in the state. The leaders of NC and those of Congress left the valley and some of them even the state/country to save themselves from the onslaught of the terrorism. He said that violence turbulent by the militants and the separatists are happening intermittently in the valley after 1990. He reminded Congress leaders the happenings of 2008 and 2010 which occurred when Congress party was partner in government and in 2010 when about 120 so called stone pelters were killed. Prof. Virender Gupta criticized the Congress leaders for not uttering single word in favour of security personnel to boost their morale who are controlling the situation under very constrained and odd circumstances while keeping all possible restrain in dealing with the mass upsurge. He said that there was no disproportionate and excessive use of force in the present turmoil and added that the violent mob attacked the police stations, looted the ammunition with no option left for the police to retaliate. Among the injured persons about 50% are those from security personnel. Prof. Virender while reminding the Congress leaders that Congress-NC alliance government did not take the cognizance when the Pakistani and ISIS flags were being raised on every Friday and stones were pelted on security forces and said that these events encouraged the separatists as well as the Jehadis who were working for the Islamization of the whole of world. The indifferent attitude of then alliance government has culminated to the present situation. Prof. Virender said the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has made number of attempts, which were even criticized by Congress party to reach out Pakistan to discuss the bilateral issues to bring peace in the subcontinent. The state government as well as GOI is approaching all sections of the society to bring normalcy in the valley. He charged that uncalled for statements and Tweets of Omar Abdullah and comparing the present situation to Modi Model by Ghulam Nabi Azad are provocative statements those do not help in bringing normalcy. Prof. Virender Gupta said that persons like Sayed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Yasin Malik are not the stake holders as being proclaimed by some pseudo intelligential they are basically stooges of Pakistan and added that the real stake holders are PoJK refugee, Kashmiri Pandits and people of Jammu and those of valley and Ladakh.

BJP Art & Culture Cell constituted

Lotus Logo copyJammu & Kashmir BJP Art & Culture Cell State Convenor Vipan Kumar Shastri, in consultations with the BJP State President & MLA Sat Sharma (C.A.) and BJP Cells State Incharge S. Varinderjeet Singh, has constituted the state team of the cell. Vikul Gupta and Pt. Sham Shastri have been nominated as State Co-Convenors. Arun Sharma, Amit Gupta, Vivek Kumar, Gokul Kour, Tarsem Sharma, Umesh Kumar, Ramvijay Shastri, Himmat Bhalla and Amit Kumar have been nominated as Members of the state team of Art & Culture Cell of the BJP.

Ujjwala Yojana will ensure universal coverage of cooking gas in country: Rekha Mahajan

13769615_1045577068857324_7895241986851376050_nFirst time in history of country a welfare scheme benefitting crores of women belonging to poorest households Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana is an ambitious social welfare scheme of Narendra Modi Government under which the government aims to provide LPG connections to BPL households in the country. The scheme is aimed at replacing the unclean cooking fuels mostly used in the rural India with the clean and more efficient LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas). Ujjwala Yojana is aimed at providing 5 Crore LPG connections in the name of women in BPL (Below Poverty Line) households across the country. This was stated by BJP District Jammu Women Wing President, Rekha Mahajan while speaking in a programme organized by BJP Mahila Morcha District Vice President Inderjeet Kour, to highlights the significance of Ujjwala Yojana at Digiana today. Prominent among those who were present on the occasion include District President Baldev Billoria,General Secretary Vinay Gupta,Senior BJP Leaders Raj Rani Jamwal, Neeru Anand BJP Mahila Morcha General Secretary Savita Anand, Shailja Gupta,Kiran Aggarwal, Pinki Bala,Veena Bakshi,Neelam Mahajan,Harmeet Jolly,Surinder Kour beside others. Speaking on the occasion, District President Baldev Billoria said that under “Beti Bachao Beti Padhao” the change has been witnessed in lives of countless girl child and women. The pet project launched by Prime Minister Shri Narender Modi “Beti bachao beti Padhao” (BBBP) Yojana (save daughter, educate daughter) to save and empower the girl child is making waves all over the nation. The associated problems in bringing up the girl child, her marriage expenses, Dowry system and discrimination in the society have to be talked out more often so that the citizens, showcase more responsible behaviour or even out of shame think twice before indulging themselves in such crimes or acts of violence, he added. Speaking on the occasion, Mrs Mahajan said that the scheme is aimed at empowering women and protecting their health, reducing the serious health hazards associated with cooking based on fossil fuel, reducing the number of deaths in India due to unclean cooking fuel. Preventing young children from significant number of acute respiratory illnesses caused due to indoor air pollution by burning the fossil fuel.The eligible women candidates from BPL families can apply for the scheme by filling up the Ujjwala Yojana KYC application form (in prescribed format).The interested candidates require to fill the 2 page application form and attach required documents along with the form. The basic details such as Name, Contact details, Jan Dhan / Bank account number, Aadhar card number etc are required to fill in the application form. The applicants also need to mention their requirement of cylinder type i.e. 14.2KG or 5KG, she added. The Scheme provides a financial support of Rs 1600 for each LPG connection to the BPL households. This is the first time in the history of the country that the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas would implement a welfare scheme benefitting crores of women belonging to the poorest households, she maintained. Providing LPG connections to BPL households will ensure universal coverage of cooking gas in the country. This measure will empower women and protect their health. It will reduce drudgery and the time spent on cooking. It will also provide employment for rural youth in the supply chain of cooking gas, she remarked. On this occasion school items were also distributed among financially weak students.

MLA Nowshera Ravinder Raina inaugurates 15 New electric transformers

13700196_1045576525524045_493665525263461458_nBJP MLA from Nowshera Constituency Ravinder Raina alongwith the AEE PDD Attarpal Singh’ Surpanches, Nambardars, Chowkidaars and other officials conducted an extensive tour of various areas of Nowshera Constituency and inaugurated fifteen new electric transformers. In order to cope up with the proper voltage requirements and adequate electricity to the residents of villages Raina inaugurated the electric transformers at Lamberi, Dandesar, Bagnoti Nallah, Geeta Coloney, Rajal, Rajal-Kote, Dandesar Bala, Dhallan, Sayal, Seri, Mangote, Dal and Mangaldevi area of Nowshera Sub-division. Addressing the locals at various areas Raina said due to the very low voltage the people were facing many problems especially the students were the worst suffers and said that with the installation of new transformers the people would definitely get relief. He further said that government especially the Minister for Power Dr.Nirmal Singh ji is trying his level best to provide un-interrupted power supply and very soon this dream will come true. Raina said good governance with the agenda “Sab Ka Sath, Sab Ka Vikas’’ is our mission and assured the public that justice will be given to all deprived areas of Nowshera-Sunderbani Constituency. He appreciated the work of the PDD Division Rajouri and Sub-division Nowshera-Sunderbani for putting their best efforts in solving public’s problems on priority. He also assured that very soon Electric Workshop alongwith buffer stock will be established in Nowshera-Sunderbani so that damaged transformers can be repaired at the earliest. During the inaugurations, a large number of residents at different areas placed their grievances before the MLA. Majority grievances consisted of construction of roads and Culverts in the area. Raina assured that their other demands will also be met soon and he is committed to provide every possible help to residents of Nowshera and Sunderbani.

Priya inaugurates Mango show

13754617_1045575418857489_3633067675589870621_nSays Govt Committed to promote horticulture in big way ‘2 Mango villages being developed in Jammu’ Minister of State for Education, Technical Education, Culture, Tourism, Horticulture, Floriculture and Parks, Priya Sethi today said that Jammu and Kashmir has huge potential in horticulture and the government is committed to provide all possible support to fruit growers to promote fruit production in the state in a big way. The Minister was speaking after inaugurating first of its kind Mango Show here today. Vice Chairman, J&K State Advisory Board for Development of Kisans Daljeet Singh Chib, MLA Akhnoor Rajeev Sharma, MLA Khour Krishan Lal Bhagat, Secretary to Government, Horticulture department M H Malik were also present on the occasion. Nearly 600 fruit growers from different districts of Jammu region participated in the show along with their fruit exhibits. Different varieties of mangoes including including Dasehri, Amarpali, Malta, Fazli, while a total of 1691 entries were entertained in the event organized by the department of Horticulture. Addressing the fruit growers, the Minister congratulated them for their active participation in the show. She said that it is a matter of great importance that our region produces variety of mangoes which needs to be promoted. Stressing on the relation between grower and horticulture department, the Minister urged the growers to come up with their suggestions/experiences so that required improvements could be made by the department. “It is high time to link technological interventions with traditional way of fruit growing”, the Minister said. Priya Sethi said that adequate promotion needs to be given to different schemes launched under horticulture sector so that those living in rural areas could get benefit of the same. She called for a change in the mindset of the unemployed youth towards entrepreneurship and asked them to become job providers instead of job seekers. She said that such exhibitions, besides encouraging them to adopt modern techniques, help in developing cordial relationship between the department and the stakeholder. The Minister said that various innovative measures have been put in place to bring maximum area under the ambit of horticulture cultivation to improve the economic conditions of the farmers. Maintaining that Jammu division has huge potential for horticulture produce, the Minister advised the farmers to switchover to cash crops like developing Mango, Amla, Litchi, Guava, and strawberry orchids instead of traditional crops, adding that these crops have great demand in the market. She said Government also provides attractive incentives for the promotion of horticulture and people should come in a big way to avail these benefits. Priya Sethi also informed the gathering that soon packaging houses would be established in all the districts which will directly help the fruit growers in terms of proper marketing and sale of their production. While highlighting the initiatives of the government to promote mango production, Priya Sethi said that two Mango villages are being established at Akhnoor and Khour blocks and under the project an area of 100 hectare in each village will be covered in 4 years starting from 2016-17. The areas have been identified and pit designs for plantation has almost been completed, while about 5000 mango plants will be planted in first year, she added. MLA Akhnoor while addressing the gathering thanked the Minister for organizing such show in Jammu which will help the mango growers in terms of proper marketing of their production and getting aware of various welfare and developmental schemes. Highlighting various initiatives taken by the department of Horticulture for the benefit of fruit growers, MLA Khour said that the soil testing facility is being provided to them so that they can get the maximum benefit out of it. He also asked the officers to reach out to the fruit growers and educate them about departmental schemes. Speaking on the occasion, the Vice Chairman, J&K State Advisory Board for Development of Kisans, D S Chib applauded the mango growers who have participated in the show with their fruit exhibits. Mangos of Jammu region is of good quality and of great taste and steps are being taken to improve the mango production, he said adding that Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojna will be launched in the state soon to protect fruit growers/farmers from losses incurred due to crop failure. D S Chib asked the officers of horticulture department to organize such shows of seasonal fruits on regular basis so that the fruit growers get the platform to interact with other fruit growers, officers of the department and get acquainted with technological interventions in the field of horticulture. He said that both Jammu and Kashmir region are the hub of horticulture activities. He urged the fruit growers to avail the benefit of subsidy scheme for setting up of orchards. On the occasion, stalls were setup by floriculture department, SKUAST and private companies. Farming tools, equipments were also exhibited during the show. Literature containing important information for fruit growing/farmers was also provided to the participants. It was informed that in Jammu division, 12754 hectares of area is under Mango cultivation and the production is 23855 metric tonnes. The Minister also distributed prizes to the participants of the Mango show. Kuldeep Raj bagged the prize of ‘Fruit of the show’ while Nitya Anand, Mohammad Ashraf and Rakesh Singh won 1st and 2nd prizes respectively. Among others, Director Horticulture Jammu, A K Sharma, Director Floriculture Jammu, K K Sharma, Director Extension SKUAST Jammu, CHOs of all districts of Jammu division, concerned officers, fruit large number of fruit growers/farmers, representatives of Fruit/Flower grower associations were present on the occasion.

BJP Core Group discuss current situation

Lotus Logo copyIn order to take stock of the developments arisen after the ongoing turmoil in valley and discuss the current situation related to law & order and smooth conduct of Shri Amarnath Yatra, the state unit of BJP held high level meeting of its Extended Core Group under State President & MLA Sat Sharma (C.A.). It was attended by BJP National Vice-President & J&K Prabhari Avinash Rai Khanna, National Secretary Farooq Khan, Union MoS Dr. Jitendra Singh, Dy. CM Dr. Nirmal Singh, Members of Parliament Jugal Kishore Sharma and Shamsher Singh Manhas, Industries & Commerce Minister Chander Prakash Ganga, Health Minister Bali Bhagat, MLC Ashok Khajuria, State General Secretary (Organization) Ashok Kaul, State General Secretaries Dr. Narinder Singh, Pawan Khajuria and Harinder Gupta. Avinash Rai Khanna, while speaking in the meeting, said that the people of Jammu & Kashmir have to defeat the evil designs of anti-national elements, who have vitiated the peaceful atmosphere in the state, particularly in Kashmir valley, which has also disturbed the annual yatra of Shri Amarnath ji. He said that the party at the national level too is keeping eye on the whole situation and the Union government has also ensured to provide every kind of help to the state government for restoring peace and normalcy. Sat Sharma, on behalf of the state unit of BJP, appealed the people of Kashmir in particular to maintain peace and harmony and extend every possible help in ensuring that there is no further violence or law & order problem. He said that such situations affect the normal life and the people who are dependent on daily earnings for survival are badly hit. He said that the party is in regular touch with the administration and it is impressed upon to take remedial steps so that the people in the valley are not made to suffer any more. Dr. Jitendra Singh briefed about the discussions held during the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent high level meeting on Kashmir and told that the Union government is keeping vigil on the developments in Jammu and Kashmir. He said that review meetings on daily basis are held at New Delhi to discuss the latest situation in the state. Dr. Nirmal Singh gave detailed presentation on various measures being taken by the state government towards restoring normalcy besides the course of action related to the safety and security of the pilgrims visiting Shri Amarnath cave to perform darshan. He said that the government is concerned for the smooth conduct of the yatra and no stone will be left unturned to enforce the law.

Sat Sharma kickstarts construction works at Ward 36

13686529_1044438482304516_6546288107076009419_nState President BJP and MLA Sat Sharma (CA) kick started the construction works at Lakhar Mandi area of Ward Number 36 which will be done at an estimated cost of around Rupees 10 Lakhs. Sharma was accompanied by a large number of people including JMC(Jammu Municipal Corporation) officials, local residents and political activists of the area.Speaking on the occasion, Sat Sharma said that the amount of Rupees Ten Lakhs has been sanctioned individually for each ward of the Constituency and it will be seen that all 26 wards of Jammu West are covered under this developmental plan. He said that all 26 Wards of the Constituency have been kept on priority and developmental works are in progress in all wards of Jammu West.He stated that it is his prime duty to serve the masses and it will be seen that no area of Jammu West is ignored and development will reach every nook and corner of the Constituency. XEN Central Division JMC Parvodh Sharma, AEE JP Saraf, AEE PhE Anil Sharma, JE Satish Malla, JE PHE Kewal Krishan, AEE PDD Suresh Kr Sudan, JE Rakesh Lochan, District President Ayodhya Gupta, Mandal President Vijay Sharma, Subash Sharma, Joginder Sharma, JD Singh Ravinder, Sharma, Sat Paul Raina, Balbir singh, Balbir gupta, Romesh Raina, Atul Bakshi, Sonia devi, Pushpa devi and many others were present on the occasion.

Rajesh Gupta kick starts works amounting to 10 lakh rupees in Jammu east constituency

13669587_1044418872306477_3506726234617323498_nMLA Rajesh Gupta kick starts works amounting to 10 lakh rupees in Jammu east constituency.In Mohalla Afghana work of four different lanes in ward no.10 was started. The work included the laying of tiles and up gradation of drains and other civil works. Rajesh Gupta was accompanied by the leaders of various associations and the officials of the JMC included JE Tangroo and also the BJP leaders Mohan Singh Chouhan, Ramesh Sharma, Raj Kumar Sharma, Girdhari Lal, Kuldeep, Sunny Sehgal, Gopal, Amit, Hari Om,Prof Shyam, Rajinder Gupta, Chaman Lal, Vikram, Rakesh Khanna, Subhash Anand, Romesh, Bal Krishen and Darshan Singh. Rajesh Gupta while speaking on the occasion said that Jammu is playing host to thousands of Amarnath yatris who are stranded in Jammu due to un certain conditions prevailing in the valley. Rajesh Gupta said that we have ensured that all the pilgrims are stationed comfortably with full arrangements of food and other logistic facilities. Rajesh Gupta said that Jammu is being developed on the modern lines and in the days to come mega parking projects are going to come up in the Jammu east constituency that would ease the traffic congestion considerably. Rajesh Gupta said that the leadership and guidance of Deputy CM Dr Nirmal Singh is always available to him and that gives him additional confidence to undertake more and more developmental projects for the welfare of the people of his constituency.

Kaul cautions party activists about vested interests

Lotus Logo copyThe first meeting of the newly constituted BJP Displaced District Grievances Cell was held here under the chairmanship of its president Chand Ji Bhat in which senior vice president of the State BJP, Moti Kaul was the chief guest. In his address Mr Kaul cautioned the Party activists from the vested elements and their nefarious designs. He also cautioned them of the nefarious designs of Pakistan which is hell bent in creating anarchy and chaos in the State. He said Pak agents did not even spare our handful community members living in various camps in Kashmir. Kaul while appealing for restraint said the Party activists have an added responsibility at this juncture and they have to be vigilant and prepared for challenging times ahead. He said BJP under the leadership of Narendra Modi is the only political party with vision and clarity to respond to imminent concerns of the community and J&K at large. Chand Ji Bhat while making it clear that booths and mandals are main pillars of the party exhorted upon mandal and booth presidents to work with dedication and devotion to understand the importance of political empowerment. He said for achieving political empowerment it is imperative for all of us to enroll ourselves as voters in the respective constituencies. He condemned the death and destruction in Valley and attack on migrant camps. Vice presidents J L Pandit, R K Kaul, and T N Bhat also addressed the meeting. P L Dhar conducted the stage. B B Gosani, Ashok Kumar Koul, Ravinder Razdan, Shoki Lidhoo, Veena Gurtoo, A K Sher and others were also present.

Rajouri and Poonch Always Rejected Separatist Forces Like Huriyat: Vibodh

13707621_1043768105704887_3797868883405200627_nVibodh Appeals to Government to Ensure that ShriAmarnathJi Remains Uninterrupted Today various prominent citizens of Thanamandi along with senior BJP leaders of the area led by Gani Shawl organized an impressive Eid Milan function at Thanamandi. On this occasion BJP senior leader and MLC Vibodh Gupta was the chief guest. Addressing the gathering Vibodh congratulated every one and said that the festival of Eid prepares us on how be more disciplined and patient in our daily lives. He said that after the holy month of Ramzan the festival of Eid is a wonderful occasion to renew our commitment towards maintaining peace and harmony and helps us to make sacrifices for the happiness and welfare of poor and needy. He further added that Rajouri and Poonch have always remain a icon of communal harmony in the state. This he said is the only reason that the destructive forces like Huriyat near succeeded in their mission in this region. He said that the Hindus and Muslims have always celebrated their religious function together and never allowed Huriyat and other militant forces to implement their agenda to disturb the peace and Harmony of this region. He appreciated the locals of Thannamandi in their efforts towards maintaining the peace and brotherhood in the region. He informed the gathering that during the recently concluded month long assembly session in Kashmir he raised many issues related to the welfare and development of Thanamandi, specially the bad condition of road which links Thanamandi with Rajouri. Referring to yesterday’s barbaric terrorist attack in France which killed many innocent people, Vibodh said that in the present era Terrorism has became a major threat to humanity. He said that present time is the high time when people from every nook and corner of the world should raise to the occasion and speak in one voice against such terrorists and their unholy acts. Addressing the gathering Gani Shawl thanked MLC Vibodh for participating in the Eid Milan function and urged everyone to use such occasions to strengthen peace and brotherhood in the area. He said that such festivals have always helped in strengthening bonds between various communities living in the area. Many other locals also spoke on the occasion and raised various issues related to the development of Thanamandi. Prominent among others who were present on the occasion included Rajinder Gupta, Atam Gupta, DarbarChoudhary, AshwaniKochar, Zahid Ahmed, Amjad Khan, Ranjeet Tara, Haji Ashraf and Sanjay Sharma. Officials of police and civil administration including, SDPO Thanamandi, SDM Thanamandi, Tehsildar and SHO Thanamandi also participated in the function.

BJP Cow Development Cell constituted

Lotus Logo copyBJP Cow Development Cell State Convenor Kuldeep Magotra, in consultations with BJP State President & MLA Sat Sharma (C.A.) and Cells State Incharge S. Varinderjeet Singh, constituted the state team of the cell. Tilak Raj Gupta and Prem Soodan have been nominated as State Co-Convenor, Madan Lal Sharma has been nominated as State Treasurer and Amit Sharma has been nominated as State Media Incharge of the Cow Development Cell. Similarly, Gopal Sharma, Puran Sharma, Parveen Kumar, Raj Kumar, Sanjay, Avinash Anand, Avtar Krishan Bhatt, Vikram Sharma and Amrik Singh has been nominated as Member of the State team. Narinder Singh Manhas has been nominated as State Convenor of Yuva Wing.

BJP Law & Legal Affairs Deptt. Convenes meeting

13754150_1043766222371742_7982850600436032824_nThe State unit of BJP Law & Legal Affairs Department, under its State Convenor Advocate Onkar Seth, convened its meeting at Trikuta Nagar office. It was chaired by BJP State President & MLA Sat Sharma (C.A.). The meeting was informed about the activities being undertaken during the last one month and the response of the people associated with Law & Legal fraternity, besides introducing the team to the State President.
Onkar Sethi, while giving details of the future programme to be undertaken, told that one day State convention of the Law & Legal Affairs Department of BJP is scheduled to be held on July 30 this month, which will be attended by more than 400 advocates from all the three regions of the state. He said that number of preparatory and introductory meetings in this context have been held in Kathua, Smaba, Hiranagar, Ramban and Banihal and the concept of one booth one lawyer is being implemented at each booth. Sat Sharma appreciated the sincere efforts of the team of Law & Legal Affairs Department for strengthening it across the state and said that a large section of the society comprise of advocates and it is expected that more and more of them will be getting associated with the BJP. He further said that the party will also be benefitted by the department as it will extend legal support and service to the party in legal matters as well. BJP State Secretaries Vikram Randhawa and Sanjay Baru, State Spokesperson Balbir Ram Rattan and Office bearers of Law & Legal Affairs Department State Co-Convenors Rajesh Thapa, Adarsh Bhagat and S. Amrik Singhy, Office Coordinator Radhaysham Sharma, Office Co-Coordinator Vikas Pankaj Sharma, State Executive Member Pankaj Dubey and Hunar Gupta attended the meeting.

BJP OBC Morcha constituted

Lotus Logo copyBJP OBC Morcha State President Murari Lal Balgotra, in consultations with party State President & MLA Sat Sharma and Morcha Incharge Munish Sharma, has constituted the state team. Rakesh Prajapati, Ramesh Mehra, Pishori Lal, Suman Dogra, Sayeed Hussain, Capt. Balwant Raj, Capt. Tara Chand and Bodh Raj have been nominated as State Vice-Presidents. Brahm Jyot and Krishan Kapoor have been nominated as State General Secretaries. Anup Kumar, Veena Devi, Gurcharan Singh, Basharat Hussain, Nazir Hussain, Vijay Mehra, Madhu Bala, Pushpa Devi and Rajinder Sikka have been nominated as State Secretaries. Puran Mehra is State Treasurer, B.R. Bhardwaj is State Office Secretary, Baldev Raj is State Publicity Secretary, Kashmiri Lal is Addl. Publicity Secretary, Rajesh Dogra is State Press Secretary Madan Mohan Tony is State social Media Incharge. The State Working Committee members are Rashpal Verma, Capt. Ramesh Lal, Jagdish Pandey, Bodh Raj Dogra, Jagdev Chand (Babbu Shah), Rajni Bala, Badri Nath, Jia Lal, Jeet Raj Mehra, Tirath Ram, Jung Bahadur, Raj Kumar Verma, Mulkh Raj, Tilak Raj, Girdhari Lal, Bharat Verma, Shub Kumar, Suresh Kumar, Ashok Kumar, Murari Lal Tak, Prem Kumar, Dharam Pal, Sandeep Balgotra, Ajay Kumar Tak, Dr. Amarnath Satti, Dr. Bodh Raj, Kunj Lal, Krishan Lal and Rajinder Kumar.

Sat, Rajesh visit yatra base camp, interact with yatris

Lotus Logo copyBJP State President & MLA Sat Sharma (C.A.) accompanied by Jammu East MLA Rajesh Gupta and other prominent party functionaries alongwith officers from the administration, today visited the Shri Amarnath Yatri Bhawan at Bhagwati Nagar, Jammu and other places which are presently frequented by the Yatris. The BJP leaders interacted with the Yatris and inspected the Bhawan’s infrastructure and facilities being made available to them. They also took the stock of the arrangements made by the administration for the Yatris’ comfort and yatra. Sat Sharma and Rajesh Gupta passed on instructions on the spot to ensure that portable water, health and medical facilities and hygienic atmosphere is made available to the yatris round the clock. Sat Sharma informed the yatris that the yatra had to be temporarily suspended on account of rains and National Highway road closure and the same shall be restarted at the earliest. He also assured that more than adequate security arrangements have been put in place to ensure their safety and well being. Sat Sharma also told them that all peace loving citizens of the state, whether in Jammu region or in Kashmir valley, are always ready to render help and assistance to the yatris, this being the tradition in the entire state. It is the government’s wish that the yatris are not put to any inconvenience and hardship on account of their getting stranded on the National Highway due to sudden closure of the road. Hence, the yatra is regulated and meticulously supervised to avoid discomfort to them. He said that the government and the people make every effort for the comfort and well being of the yatris. This is done to ensure that every yatri after his yatra is over, reaches home, carries with him positive and affectionate impression about the entire state. We make every effort that these yatris become our goodwill ambassadors in their areas and the states. Rajesh Gupta, while addressing the yatris, said that BJP has put its entire party machinery in helping and assisting the yatris. He further said that BJP has also established a 24x7 helpline for the use and convenience of the yatris. Every BJP activist is committed for the success of the Shri Amarnath Yatra and are putting in every effort to attain that aim adding that care and help to the last man in the row has to be extended. Besides, ACD Arun Manhas, Yatra Incharge SP G.L. Sharma, BJP leaders including Ayodhya Gupta, Parneesh Mahajan, Ramesh Sharma, Prof. Sham Gupta, Kuldeep Kandhari, Rajesh, Ramesh Sharma, Mnumanav Mahajan, Puneet Mahajan, Keshav Chopra, Deepak Kumar, Raj Kumar, Dr. Dineshwar Sharma accompanied Sat Sharma.

Three-day Passport Seva Camp inaugurated

13700042_1043650515716646_4510947265387225516_nThree-day Passport Seva Camp being organized by Passport Office, Srinagar for the people of Leh and Kargil district was inaugurated today by Chief Executive Councilor, LAHDC, Leh, Dr Sonam Dawa Lonpo, at Information Technology Centre, mini secretariat, here near Council Secretariat. The camp was inaugurated in presence of Executive Councilor, Agriculture, Tsering Wangdus, Additional Deputy Commissioner, Leh Mouzes Kunzang and Passport Officer, Srinagar, Firdos Iqbal. CEC appreciated the efforts of Passport Office, Srinagar for conducting such Seva Camp in Leh which, he said, would be very helpful for the people of Ladakh for getting their new passport and renewal of old passports. Passport Officer, Srinagar apprised the CEC that the main objective of the camp is to sort out the in-convenience of the passport applicants of Leh and Kargil districts. He informed that it is the second Seva Camp organized at Leh and during the camp conducted last year as many as 3000 applicants were registered. On the first day of the camp, a number of applicants were in queue for submitting their passport applications.

Providing adequate irrigation facilities to farmers priority of Govt: Sham

13697165_1043649999050031_3707796879188373982_nMinister for PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control Sham Lal Chaudhary inspected D-9 canal and took stock of the irrigation facilities being provided to the farmers during the paddy season. The canal having a capacity of 142 cusecs provides water for irrigation to various villages including Bishnah, Shahpur, Kheri, Nandpur and Chung. The Minister directed the officers of the department to conduct surprise checks to curb use of illegal motors on the canal. He also asked them to check illegal cuts and remove encroachments along the canals, which affects the flow of water to tail end. The Minister also directed the officers of the department to take new initiatives for augmenting water supply and irrigation facilities in their respective areas of jurisdiction. He also asked them to ensure better upkeep of the canals, besides carrying out plantation drives along the canals. The Minister also inspected Kheri Lift Irrigation Scheme and Chang Lift Irrigation Scheme and directed the officers to keep the motors functional 24x7 for providing sufficient water for irrigation to the farmers. While inspecting the Lift Irrigation Schemes, the Minister said that agriculture is the backbone of the economy of the State and Government is committed to provide water for irrigation in all the villages of the State, especially kandi areas. Earlier, the Minister also chaired a meeting of the officers of Irrigation and Flood Control Department to assess the present flow of water in Ranbir and Pratap canals. Chief Engineer, Irrigation and Flood Control, Jammu Rajeev Gandotra, Executive Engineers besides other officers also accompanied the Minister during the visit.

Projects underway to bring Basohli on tourism map: Lal Singh

Lotus Logo copyMinister for Forests, Ecology and Environment, Choudhary Lal Singh today said that steps are afoot to develop infrastructure and provide better amenities to the people, adding that various ambitious projects are in pipeline to bring Basohli town on the tourism map which would further help in socio -economic growth of the people. This was stated by the Minister during his whirlwind tour of the area. During his visit, the Minister also met various deputations and took stock of the demands of the people. Deputations from village Jandraili, Sheetal Nagar, Gadodi, Kund, Talail, Shayara, Khadi, Hat Mashka and Tohara met the Minister and apprised him with their demands pertaining to upgradation of roads, lanes and drains, low voltage, playground, regular supply of drinking water, supply of ration as per scale fixed by the Government. The Minister gave a patient hearing to the projected demands and directed the concerned officers to take adequate steps to redress the issues pertaining to verification of BPL list in village Sheetal Nagar, enrollment under AADHAR in village Kot along with restoration of PHE supply, repair of pond at village upper Shayara, Tractor road from village Kund to Talail , new transformer at Lower Jandraili and Upper Shayara at the earliest so that people do not face any inconvenience. Ch. Lal Singh urged the residents for taking up massive plantation drives to improve the green cover and stressed on developing ornamental and medicinal plants. He said that Basohli area has ample potential for cultivation of medicinal plants and exhorted upon the farmers and youth to take up cultivation of these plants to tap their financial benefits. He also informed that requisite steps will be taken to promote Art and Pashmina of Basohli. DDC Kathua Ramesh Kumar, Ex MLA Kanta Andotra ACD, CEO, SDM, Xen PHE, Xen PMGSY, GM SFC, DFO Billawar and DFO Kathua accompanied the Minister during the visit.

Bali reviews availability of medicines, other facilities in hospitals

13654239_1043648075716890_9206525141582016958_nMinister for Health and Medical Education, Bali Bhagat today chaired a high level meeting of officers of Health Department and reviewed the availability of medicine and other medical supplies in hospitals across the Valley. Minister of State for Health and Medical Education, Asiea Naqash was also present in the meeting. Addressing the meeting, the Minister directed the concerned for extending every possible medicare to the injured for their early recovery. He directed the concerned for ensuring free supply of medicines to the patients. He said that the team of senior ophthalmologists from AIIMS, which is on tour of Valley, expressed satisfaction over the healthcare facilities being provided to the injured persons. The Minister said that there is no shortage of medicines and other surgical appliances in the hospitals. He informed that the department has organized blood donation camps in District and SubDistrict Hospitals and collected about 300 blood points. The Minister also called upon the authorities for ensuring cleanliness and sanitation in the hospital premises, saying that there should be no compromise in this regard. Among others, Commissioner Secretary, Health and Medical Education, M K Bhandari, Director, SKIMS, Soura, Principal, SKIMS Medical College, Bemina, Medical Superintendent, Bones and Joints Hospital, Srinagar, Medical Superintendent, SMHS, Srinagar and HOD's of various hospitals attended the meeting.

Govt committed to pro-people, good governance: DyCM

Lotus Logo copyDeputy Chief Minister, Dr. Nirmal Singh today said that the State Government is committed to its policy of "zero tolerance" towards corruption and ensure proactive and pro-people governance. He also sought public cooperation in implementing the Government schemes and exhorted upon people to actively participate in the developmental process so that tangible results are achieved on ground. He was speaking at a public meeting at Chingi Makwal, Billawar where he interacted with the people and took stock of their problems and demands. The people apprised the Deputy Chief Minister about various demands and problems of their respective areas. They demanded upgradation of Challan - Makwal, Galak - Rajwalta and Nagrota Gujroo - Kacher roads responding to which the Deputy Chief Minister assured that the work on these roads will start soon. People also demanded electric poles and PHE pipelines along with repair of defunct hand pumps. The Deputy Chief Minister gave a patient hearing to the grievances of the people and issued on-the-spot instructions to the concerned officers to take requisite steps to ensure early redressal of the same. Assuring the people that their grievances would be considered and redressed in a time bound manner, Dr Nirmal Singh reiterated that it is endeavour of the Government to provide all basic facilities to the people on priority. The Deputy Chief Minister further said that the DPR of Udral to Ramkot road has been completed and work will soon start on this road which will be completed at an estimated cost of Rs. 1 crore. Similarly, the 9 km stretch of Ramkot - Chogal - Dhami will be completed shortly. He further said that CFC at Ramkot, to be completed at an estimated cost of Rs 1 crore will soon be dedicated to the people. Deputy Chief Minister said that Government is committed for socio-economic empowerment of the people especially those living in hilly, remote and far-flung areas. He further said that 100 percent rural electrification of un-electrified hamlets will be completed by 2019 under Deen Dayal Upadhaya Gramin Vidyutikaran Yojana (DDUGVY) at an estimated cost of Rs. 616 crore. He further asked the people to extend cooperation to the administration for strengthening the developmental initiatives.

Rajesh Gupta chaired a meeting at PWD Guest House Gandhi Nagar

13709901_1043615229053508_6739473937257938791_nMLA Rajesh Gupta chaired a meeting today at PWD Guest House Gandhi Nagar regarding the supply of power and water in the city. The meeting was attended by Chief Engineer PHE Sushil Aaima and Chief Engineer PDD Ashwani Gupta.The other officials who attended the meeting included Sunil Gupta SE PHE,Ashok Gupta Xen PDD,Sudhir Gupta Xen PDD and V.K. Khajuria Xen PHE. In the important meeting that was organized to address the power and water shortage in the Jammu city the leaders of all the traders and bazaar associations namely Pawan Gupta,Preetam Sharma,Rajesh Dewan,Rajesh Raina,Surinder Mahajan,Pardeep Sharma, Rajeev Gupta, Baldev Khullar,Rajinder Gupta, Arun Gupta,Atul Rajpaul,Arjun Gupta, Ashutosh Gupta,Madhu Khajuria,Harish Gupta, Krishan Kapoor, Om Prakash,R.K.Dhar and Varinder Gupta attended the meeting. Rajesh Gupta while speaking on the ocassion said that the receiving stations and penal augmentation DPRs are prepared and the funds will be released accordingly,upgradation of transformers will be done from my CDF and HP and IT pole replacement work shall be done from the one crore fund allocated to us. Rajesh Gupta said that dedicated feeders should be installed for un interrupted supply of water. Instructions were issued to lay the Hari Market pipeline and make it functional within ten days. Instructions were also given to make tube wells functional at Hari Singh Park,Hari Market,Dhontly Filtration Plant and Tube well at company bagh up and running. The prominent who participated in the function included Ramesh Sharma, Prof Shyam,Kuldeep,Ashwani,Girdhari Lal,Rajesh,Vageesh Bharti,Gopal,Amit,Chaman Lal,Vinay,Rajeev Bhardwaj and Rajinder Gupta.

BJP – PDP Coalition Government Committed for the Overall Development of the State : Vibodh

13690638_1043126659102365_4189105417773963461_nBJP Senior leader and MLC Vibodh Gupta today visited the far off and remote Sadyal and Manjakote villages of Rajouri and held a series of meetings with the local people there. During this tour he held one to one interaction with the locals and gave a patient hearing to their genuine problems and concerns. Addressing the gatherings in these villages Vibodh assured them of his full support for early redressal of these issues by taking up these issues with the concerned quarters. He informed the people that during the recently concluded month long assembly session in Kashmir he ensured to raise every issue related to the welfare and development of Rajouri and Poonch areas. He said that he tried to made use of every possible opportunity in the upper house to raise issues related to unemployed youth and regularization of daily wagers. He further added that he laid a special stress on the issues related to roads, water and electricity supply in Rajouri and Poonch. He also highlighted the fact that present BJP-PDP coalition Government is fully committed towards development of the state of Jammu & Kashmir and these efforts will ensure in making the state a model state in the coming years. With all possible support from the central Government under the leadership of Hon’ble Prime Minister Sh. Narinder Modi many developmental works have been initiated in the state and these have started showing impact on the ground. At the same time he confessed that a lot more hard work needs to be done to take the state out of present situation. Prominent among others who accompanied MLC during this tour included Bodh Raj, Deepa Sharma, Ranjeet Tara, Vikas Rotra and Makhan Lal.

BJP Mahila Morcha educate party activists on PMUY

13718660_1043097625771935_6104953157655054379_nTo make aware and educate the Morcha activists about the pro-women programmes and policies of the NDA at the centre and BJP coalition in J&K, State BJP Mahila Morcha organized meetings at R.S. Pura and Jammu, wherein BJP State President & MLA Sat Sharma (C.A.), Mahila Morcha National Vice-President & J&K Prabari Smt. Asha Jaswal and State President Purnima Sharma spoke in details on various welfare schemes, particularly Prime Minister Ujwala Yojana (PMUY). Sat Sharma, in his address said that NDA government led by PM Narendra Modi has initiated some landmark welfare schemes especially for the poor, needy and rural based womenfolk. The NDA government is fully cognizant of the importance of upliftment and advancement of women in the society. The NDA government has launched “Beti Bachao Beti Padao” scheme to ensure that the historically retrograde perception prevalent in the society that a daughter was a burden on the family, is getting changed and she is treated as an asset for the family on equal pedestal with a son. In Jammu & Kashmir also our state coalition has launched “Ladli Beti” scheme which reflects the enlightened thinking of BJP, which want daughters being cherished by parents as they had been historically cherishing the birth of sons and the girls are no longer subject of historical bias. Asha Jaiswal, in her address, spoke about the objective and benefits of the PMUJ and said that time has come when old regressive attitudes and mindset about female folk have to be abandoned if India has to progress and prosper. She said that the scheme will bring change in the lives of women, who had been facing problems while using the traditional Indian chullah, which give smoke and causes health problems. She said that the women activists have to fan out in their respective areas and educate the people especially the women about the schemes launched by NDA government for the benefit of womenfolk. Purnima Sharma, while explaining the detailed formalities to obtain a Gas connection under PMUY, said that it has been for the first time in post independent India that a government has displayed its commitment towards the social and economic upliftment of the women, and the need of the day is to reach each and every area to meet the women and help them in availing the benefits of the such schemes which are exclusively meant for them. BJP Mahila Morcha State Secretary Monika Sharma organized the meeting at R.S. Pura. Chandigarh BJP Mahila Morcha President Smt. Sunita Dewan, J&K BJP Senior leader Smt. Suresh Jamwal, R.S. Pura MLA Dr. Gagan Bhagat and the entire state team of Mahila Morcha also attended the meeting.

BJP senior leaders discuss Kashmir situation

Lotus Logo copyTo take stock of the developments in Kashmir and discuss the matters related to latest situation, the State BJP convened a meeting of its senior leaders at Jammu. It was chaired by Party State President & MLA Sat Sharma (C.A) and attended by Lok Sabha MP Jugal Kishore Sharma, Rajya Sabha MP Shamsher Singh Manhas, former State President & MLC Ashok Khajuria, State General Secretaries Ashok Kaul (Org.), Dr. Narinder Singh, Pawan Khajuria and Harinder Gupta. The leaders held threadbare discussion and termed it unfortunate that the peaceful atmosphere in the valley was disturbed by anti-national elements and separatists. They also commended the conduct of the state government and law enforcement agencies in handling the situation, which has prevented the situation getting further aggravated. They also expressed the view that elimination of terrorist Burhan Wani was a commendable achievement of the security forces and they must keep up the vigil. Wani carried a prize of 10 lakh rupees on his head and no right thinking person can term his killing in an encounter with security forces as an excessive use of force. Sat Sharma, on the occasion, said that the BJP ministers have been asked to remain stationed in Srinagar and keep watch on the administration and manage the situation with utmost care. He added that the ministers have been also impressed upon to ensure that the Amarnath Yatra goes on smoothly and safely, without causing any inconvenience or hindrance to the pilgrims. He further said that it is the duty of every family in the Kashmir valley to see that their teenagers do not indulge in disturbing the situation which might result in loss of life and damage to property and expressed hope that the anti-national elements will not succeed in their nefarious designs.

Kavinder seeks public participation in development activities

13680583_1043078155773882_1608429473185160330_nTaking forward the agenda of development in Gandhi Nagar constituency, Speaker J&K legislative assembly and MLA, Gandhi Nagar, Kavinder Gupta today inaugurated various development works in his constituency.He was accompanied by SDM, Jammu South, Sonu Pargal; BDO, Satwari, A K Khajuria; X-En, PWD(R&B), Mohammad Abdullah; AEE, PWD(R&B), Rafiq Sheikh and Manoj Kumar, Baldev Billoria, Vinay Gupta, Harbans Chowdhary, Balwant Singh, Cpt. Jameet Singh, Harnam Singh and prominent leaders of the area.The Speaker undertook a whirlwind tour of his constituency and inaugurated the work for construction of lane & drain at Ambika Colony- Kunjwani, black topping of road at Trikuta Nagar, Sunjwan and Bhathindi.The Speaker held various public darbars and interacted with the locals at these places, locals appreciated the efforts of the Speaker for the timely completion of these long pending demands of the area.Addressing the locals, he said, it is his priority to fulfill the needs of the residents of Gandhi Nagar and every requirement related to development is taken up on priority and the works pertaining to improvement of power and water supply, construction of lanes and drains and other allied works related to development are high on his agenda and will be completed in a time bound manner.Stating that the state government is committed to give every possible service to the masses, he said that it will be seen that no area of his constituency will be lack behind in development.The Speaker said that he is well aware of the requirements of the people and his whole team is working day and night for the welfare of the constituency. Making an appeal to the locals and the social activists, he said that it is also their responsibility to propagate the achievements of the government and involve themselves directly or indirectly in the development process in order to achieve the dream of welfare state.

District Convenors of BJP Weavers & Artisans Cell has nominated

Lotus Logo copyBJP Weavers & Artisans Cell State Convenor Bal Krishan Koul, in consultations with BJP State President & MLA Sat Sharma and Cells State Incharge S. Varinderjeet Singh, has nominated District Convenors of the Cell. Ashok Kumar has been nominated as Akhnoor District Convenor, Krishan Chand Padha has been nominated as Basohli District Convenor and Mohinder Singh as Co-Convenor, Sanjay Pandita is Displaced District Convenor, Rajesh Kumar Sharma is Doda District Convenor, Buta Ram has been nominated as Jammu District Convenor and Rajinder Kumar has been nominated as Co-Convenor, Jagdish Padha is Jammu Rural District Convenor, Yashpal Khajuria is Jammu West District Convenor, Manoj Kumar has been nominated as Kathua District Convenor and Lekh Raj is Co-Convenor. Tek Chand Bhagat is Kishtwar District Convenor, Naresh Chada is Nowshera District Convenor, Habila Joo is Poonch District Convenor, Sushma Devi is R.S. Pura District Convenor and Madan Lal Chouhan is District Co-Convenor, M. Amin is Rajouri District Convenor, Sansar Singh is Ramban District Convenor, Imtiyaz A. Ganai is Reasi District Convenor, S. Tejinder Singh is Samba District Convenor and Virender Kumar is District Co-Convenor, Jagmohan Singh Jamwal is Udhampur District Convenor and Laxman Dass is Udhampur District Co-Convenor. Similarly, Mohd. Lateef has been nominated as Convenor for Anantnag District and Mushtaq Ahmed Kasana as Co-Convenor. Mohd. Ashraf Bakshi has been nominated as Convenor for Srinagar district, Showkat Ahmed as Convenor for Shopian district, Zakir Ali Shah as Convenor for Ganderbal District, Hakim Ghulam Mohidin as Convenor for Kulgam District, Aijaz Ahmed Azad as Convenor for Budgam District, Showkat Ahmed as Convenor for Pulwama district, Sidiq as Convenor for Bandipora district, M.Magbool Bhat has been nominated as Convenor for Baramulla district and Nazir Ahmed Sheikh is Co-Convenor for Baramulla District.

MP LADAKH STARTED HIS TOUR OF KARGIL DISTRICT

13659171_1043018175779880_4577724169023009495_nMember Parliament Ladakh Thupstan Tsewang during his ongoing tour of Kargil District yesterday visited Hinaskot, Bodh Kharboo, Wakha, Mulbekh, Lotsum and Pashkum villages. During his tour MP Ladakh held public congregations at these villages and took stock of the peoples issues and grievances. The villagers apprised the MP about several issues like the repair and renovation of irrigational khuls, provision of drinking water facilities, installation of mobile towers, better healthcare facilities in hospitals, shortage of staff, provision of ambulance in hospitals and other issues. Member Parliament Ladakh on this occasion heard their demands patiently and assured of immediate and timely redressed. Thupstan Tsewang also announced Rs 2.00 lacs for the repair and renovation of Wakha Irrigation Khul out of his MPLad fund. He also announced to provide funds out of his MPLad for the repair and renovation of Namling Thang Irrigation Khul. Responding to the concern of the public of Bodh Kharboo about the irregular attendance of employees in education, health and other departments in the area Thupstan Tsewang assured them of taking up this issue with the concerned HODs so that action can be initiated against the defaulters under rules. Addressing a public gathering at Mulbekh Thupstan Tsewang said that he shall provide funds out of his MPLad to every village in District Kargil as per their requirements. He further said that 21 more BSNL towers are being installed at different locations in the district which will prove instrumental in improving the mobile services. He also assured the public of fulfilling their genuine demands in a phased manner. During the tour the Member Parliament was accompanied by the concerned SDM, BMO, Naib Tehsildar, Sarpanches, Panches, Nambardars, party workers and prominent villagers. Later in the evening MP Ladakh called upon the President Hozia Ilmia Asna Ashriya, Islamia School Kargil Hujjatul Islam Wal Muslameen Sheikh Nazir Ul Mehdi Mohammadi at Islamia School Campus and had a detailed discussion on the developmental issues of Kargil. On this occasion General Secretary Islamia School Kargil Hujjatul Islam Wal Muslameen Sheikh Ibrahim Khalili, President BJP Kargil Haji Ghulam Mohamamd Khuddam and executive body of BJP Kargil.

21 road projects under PMGSY to be taken up in Billawar: DyCM

13654203_1042991595782538_1931790099432964974_nAbout 21 road projects will be taken up in Billawar under PMGSY at an estimated cost of Rs. 160 crore to upgrade the road network in the area and Rs 4 crore have been earmarked for construction of Indoor Stadium at Billawar. This was informed by Deputy Chief Minister Dr. Nirmal Singh while addressing a public meeting held at Phinter to take stock of problems and demands of the people at their doorsteps. Reiterating commitment of the Government to provide essential amenities to the people and ensure equitable development of all the three regions of the State, Deputy Chief Minister said that developmental projects are underway to ensure requisite facilities to the people. During the public meeting, the villagers of Phinter apprised the Deputy Chief Minister about their demands mainly related to construction of Mini Stadium, Completion of Community Hall, Upgradation of Primary School, upgradation of road from Phinter to Cremation Ground, etc. The people of Panchayat Dhed demanded immediate repair of hand-pumps in the area. Responding to their demand, Dr. Nirmal Singh directed the Executive Engineer Ground Water to immediately take up the repair works of the same. The locals of village Baddu put forth their demands and grievances including construction of Niyabat Building, upgradation of link road in Panchayat Baddu, preservation and repair of water bodies in the area, construction of Dugwell, introducing new courses in ITI College, establishment of Medical Sub Centres in far-off areas, etc. The residents of Dharamkote village apprised the Deputy Chief Minister about scarcity of water in the area and demanded the construction of Water Reservoir in the area. Responding to the projected demands, Deputy Chief Minister directed the concerned engineer to make temporary arrangements for providing safe drinking water to the people. The people of Rampur Mandli panchayat also raised their demands pertaining to upgradation of roads, commissioning of grid station, upgradation of infrastructure in government schools and filling of vacant teaching staff besides various other demands. While listening the problems of village Dalian pertaining to construction of Khoag-Dalian-Baghar road, bridge at Dalian and opening of J&K Bank branch, Nirmal Singh informed the people that DPR of Khoag-Dalian-Baghar road has already been prepared and work on the same would be started soon. Deputy Chief Minister informed the people that the blacktopping of road from Sukrala to Phinter and Phinter to Baddu has already been completed whereas work on 25 km Dayala Chak to Challan road is in full swing and the remaining 5 km blacktopping works on the same would be completed at the earliest. The upgradation work on Bus Stand and Matador Stand in Billawar has also been completed for providing better facilities to the people, he added. Later, the Deputy Chief Minister inaugurated the Municipal Toilet Complex and Night Shelter at Billawar Bus Stand under Swachh Bharat Abhiyan completed at a cost of Rs. 27.50 lakh by Housing and Urban Development.

Govt committed to protect, preserve water bodies: Lal Singh

13669766_1042986929116338_6425951731987711738_nDirects for removing encroachment on forest land at Nagrota Minister for Forests, Ecology and Environment, Choudhary Lal Singh today directed officers of Wild Life Sanctuary and Forest Department to immediately remove encroachments on forest land at Nagrota bypass area. The Minister gave these directions during his visit to the area. Chief Conservator of Forests Roshan Jaggi, Director Forest Protection Force Suresh Gupta besides Divisional Forest Officers of Forests and its allied departments accompanied the Minister. During the visit, the Minister spotted some illegal constructions on the Wild Life Sanctuary land and directed the officers to take adequate action to remove these encroachments without any further delay. He also asked officers to take up demarcation of the land to check encroachments. The Minister said that a plan is underway to develop deer park, forest Check Post and forest closures and nurseries on that land and directed the officers of forest Department to ensure regular check of forest assets to curb theft of timber and encroachments. He also directed for proper dress code of the rangers and guards of the department during duty hours. The Minister directed to launch a plantation drive along the Nagrota bye-pass after proper demarcation of the forest land. He said plantation drive would be a regular feature and the department has already identified the worst affected areas. “Government has chalked out a comprehensive plan to rejuvenate the degraded forests areas across the State,” the Minister informed. He also asked for digging of hand-pumps and constructing ponds for proper irrigation in nurseries and forests. Earlier, the Minister also visited Birpur and Purmandal areas and inspected the ponds at Data Ran Pat Dev Jee Devsathan, Badi Malani and Nikki Malani and Pacca Talab near Government High School Birpur and directed the officers of Soil and Water Conservation department to immediately start the restoration work of these water bodies and construct chain link fencing and take up plantation of Silver Oak, Jamun, Guva, Amla, Imli, Bel-Patri, Shisham, Bongan Villa and Behra trees around these ponds.

Govt has made elaborate arrangements for smooth Yatra: Priya Sethi

13718513_1042941745787523_3222668020878872845_nMinister takes review for ongoing pilgrimage To review and take stock of the arrangements put in place for ongoing Shri Amarnath Yatra, Minister of State for Education, Culture, Tourism, Floriculture and Parks, Ms Priya Sethi today took an extensive tour of different facilitation points established by the administration for the Yatris. The Minister started her visit from the Yatri Niwas, Bhagwati Nagar and later visited Sangam Palace, Vaishnavi Dham, Railway Station, Purani Mandi temple and Mahajan Hall. Commissioner, JMC Ms Mandeep Kaur, Deputy Commissioner, Jammu Simrandeep Singh, Director, Tourism, Jammu Sushma Chauhan, senior officers from civil and police administration, Tourism and other line departments accompanied the Minister during the visit While interacting with Yatris at Bhagwati Nagar, Ms Sethi said that the government is well equaled to ensure smooth conduct of the Yatra and foolproof security arrangements have been put in place to ensure safety and security of the pilgrims. She directed the administration to ensure that all registered Yatris are cleared for onward journey to the cave shrine and all required facilities are made available for their comfortable stay in the Yatri Niwas. "Due to unfortunate incidents in the valley the Yatra had to be suspended for some time but now that the government has made all required arrangements and the Yatra has resumed as per routine," she said. She said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had taken a high level review meeting concerning the present condition in the state and has extended all necessary support to the state government for improving the law and order situation in the state. She went around the Yatri Bhawan and visited dormitories, Langar hall and reviewed other facilities for the Yatris. She issued directions to the Commissioner, JMC for ensuring proper hygiene and cleanliness in the Yatri Bhawan premises. She inquired about the arrangements and directed the Director, Tourism to explore options for establishing one more Langar facility within the complex of the Yatri Bhawan. Underscoring the need to ensure best facilities for the Yatris, Ms Sethi said the administration has made elaborate arrangements for the Yatra and besides Bhagwati Nagar, camps have also been established at other locations at Vaishnavi Dham, Purani Mandi, Mahajan Hall and from this year a separate counter has been established at Sangam palace for spot registration of the Yatra daily quota. "To ensure that visiting pilgrims get to know more about our local tourist destination, from this year we have started Jammu Darshan bus service and the visiting Yatris are visiting Suchetgarh border, Raghunath Temple, Balidan Stambh and other such tourist destinations," she added. She said Yatris are giving positive feedback of the arrangements and the administration would leave no stone unturned to make their stay comfortable during the Yatra. She said in her interaction with Yatris in Srinagar, TRC and other locations, the Yatris have expressed satisfaction about the arrangements and over 25000 Yatris who were stuck due to unrest in valley have already been cleared.

Er Ghulam Ali appeals Modi for direct intervention

13631636_1042507122497652_969249314076048527_nA senior leader of BJP appealed to the youth of the state to maintain peace at all cost. Reacting to the recent happenings in the state, Ghulam Ali Khatana said that lot of blood has be spilt because of trust deficit and assured that his government is working overtime to redress the problems of the youth. Urging youth and their parents not to put their lives at risk, Ghulam Ali said those opposition forces whose hands are in blood are trying to exploit the situation just for their political gains and vested interests must be understood wisely. How can anyone whose hands are in blood be a saviour or sympathizer, he questioned urging people not to fall a prey to rumours and misleading statements and instead allow the situation to return to normal. Blaming Congress and National Conference for the mess the state was in today, Ghulam Ali said that it was faulty approach adopted by Pt Nehru that 60 years later also, certain vested interests are able to incite youth in the name of dispute which actually does not exist. He said that it was infact Sheikh Abdullah who misguided Nehru into limiting the Indian Army when she was recapturing the areas of Kashmir which are now with Pakistan in the shape of ‘Pakistan Administered Kashmir.’ Ghulam Ali further said that the only agenda of Government of India is to recapture PAK and unite Kashmir. He blamed Hurryiat and other separatist for mis-guiding the youth and getting them killed, whereas their own are living in foreign countries having best of facilities emanating from the blood of poor Kashmiris. He came down heavily on Omar Abdullah who he blamed for the recent mess. He further said that it was infact Omar who instigated people by tweeting that Bhuran Wani was not a militant during his tenor as chief minister, whereas father of the deceased had admitted that his son had joined ranks some 6 years back. Was it that National Conference which was covertly helping the Hibz into rejuvenating its cadre when they were in power. Khatana appealed to Narendra Modi to personally intervene and order a probe into the activities of National Conference. He further reminded the prime minister of his approach towards Kashmir, where he said that he will have Insaniat, Kashmirat and Jhoomiraat as guiding principals in dealing with Jammu and Kashmir development.

International Community Started Understanding Ground Realities in Kashmir : Vibodh

13631517_1042458949169136_4226283136324106261_nBJP senior leader and MLC Vibodh Gupta today chaired one day convention of the working committee of BJP Rural Mandal Rajouri. On his arrival he was welcomed by the party leaders and workers and latter he inaugurated the convention by lighting a lamp. Addressing the participants of the convention Vibodh gave a detailed account of various on going welfare schemes of Central and State Governments. He called upon the party workers to make people living in far off and remote villages aware about these schemes so that they can be benefitted from these schemes. He further added that these schemes will prove a real success only when poor of the poorest for whom these schemes are meant will benefit from these schemes. He laid special stress on the various schemes for the girl child and added that we can become a progressive society only when we will create equal opportunities for girls as well as for boys. He also called upon the educated unemployed youth of Rajouri to start looking for other options in addition to Government jobs. He said that present Government is providing great support to the youth who want to run their own enterprises. This he said in addition to providing jobs will also create jobs for more youth. He said that the skill development mission of the Government of India has been designed to build the skills of our unemployed youth so that they can run their own business in a more professional and efficient way. Reacting to the present situation in Kashmir Vibodh said that this is the handy effort of Huriyat and other terrorist forces. He said that their only motive is to disturb the Shri. Amar Nath Ji Yatra. Such forces will never be allowed to succeed in their nefarious designs. He said that common man must understand this situation and they need to question the leaders of the organizations like Huriyat about the whereabouts of the kids of these leaders when the kids of poor Kashmiris are dying on the streets of Kashmir. While appreciating the efforts of Government in dealing with such difficult situations Vibodh said that recent reactions favouring the stand of Indian Government in Kashmir from the International Community is a huge achievement of Modi Government. He said that our Hon’ble Prime Minister Sh. Narinder Modi has worked tirelessly with the Governments of various countries and this has resulted in building a positive image for the Government of India as far as Kashmir issue is concerned. Now all the global leaders have started understanding the real issues in Kashmir and this is the only reason that they have started supporting India on this. District Gen. Secretary BJP Bodh Raj also addressed the party workers and called upon everyone to speak in one voice against terrorism. Party Gen. Secretaries Atam Prakash Gupta and Darbar Choudhary also highlighted the achievements of the present Government in various fields. They stressed that the developmental momentum built by present State and Central Governments will reach to its logical conclusion only when there will be peace and harmony in the state. Other prominent leaders present in this one day convention included Mandal Pardhan Ranjeet Tara, Kewal Sharma, Balbir Sharma and Bau Ram Sharma. Latter the leaders passed a resolution appealing everyone in the state of Jammu & Kashmir to maintain peace and harmony so that state can march ahead on the path of development.

Praduman kick starts tile work in W.No. 34

13686679_1042451049169926_4702031922491510422_nBJP State Additional Publicity Secretary Praduman Singh, alongwith Janipur Mandal President Vijay Sharma, kick started the fixing of tiles in W.No. 34, Hari Nagar area falling in Jammu West Assembly Constituency in present of a large number of local people. Praduman Singh, on this occasion, said that Hari Nagar locality of W.No. 34 falls in a constituency which is spread over a large area, needs development on large scale and the MLA of the constituency Sat Sharma (C.A.) is working round the clock to ensure that whatever best is possible is started within the limited funds at his disposal. He said that the funds for work of fixing of tiles has been provided by the MLA from his Constituency Development Fund (CDF) and during the last one and half year, many works have been completed in the ward. He said that the Mandal team of Janipur Mandal is also highlighting the problems of the people and whatever is brought into the notice of the MLA or party senior functionaries, is looked into and every effort is made so that people are not made to suffer. Praduman Singh expressed gratitude to the local MLA for showing keen interest in the development of each and every locality of Jammu West Assembly Constituency. Besides Jammu Municipal Corporation JE Satish Mula, Parshotam Dogra, Om Parkash, Paras Ram, Mohit Chouhan, Dr. Des Raj, Sohan Kumar, Subash Sharma, Deepak Kumar and others.

Onkar Seth, others hold meetings in Samba, Kathua

Lotus Logo copyBJP Law & Legal Affairs Department State Convenor Adv. Onkar Seth alongwith Co-Convenors Adarsh Bhagat, Rajesh Thappa, Amrik Singh, Radhey Sham Sharma, Vikas Pankaj, Sandeep Singh and Hunar Gupta conducted a tour of Samba and Kathua districts and held meetings of advocates in Hiranagar Court complex and Kathua Court complex. These meetings were held with a purpose of constituting one committee of BJP Law & Legal Affairs Department in each district. Onkar Seth also invited one advocate to attend the one day convention to the held in the ending July 2016, at Jammu. Onkar Seth also said that Law & Legal Affairs department shall work to support the general public and party at every level and sphere.

Ayodhya nominated TAC member

Lotus Logo copyAyodhya Gupta, a resident of Garden Avenue locality of Talab Tillo, Jammu, has been nominated as a member of Telephone Advisory Committee (TAC) for Jammu Telecom/Telephone district. According to an official communication, it has been informed that on approval of the competent authority, Ayodhya Gupta S/o Sh. Girdhari Lal, H.No. 50, Garden Avenue, Talab Tillo, Jammu is nominated as TAC member, The communication further says that the nomination will remain valid upto August 31, this year or till further orders, whichever is earlier.

Sham reviews water supply position

13700113_1042360862512278_7877306436896833639_nMinister for PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control Sham Lal Chaudhary chaired a meeting of officers of the department to review the water supply position in Jammu. The Minister enquired about the regularity, timings and purity of water being supplied to the people of Jammu. MLA Jammu (West) Sat Sharma was also present in the meeting, who informed the Minister about various problems being faced by the people in his constituency due to non-availability of water in some areas. Keeping in view the monsoon season , the Minister directed the officers to clean the water tanks regularly, besides maintaining cleanliness in and around the pumping stations, to ensure that clean drinking water reaches to the people. The Minister directed the senior engineers and officers of the department to regularly conduct field visits for checking water supply position and inform him about new steps being taken by them for augmenting water supply in their respective areas. Reiterating his commitment to ensure regular water supply in every village of the State, the Minister directed the officers to regularly check motors and water pumps installed at pumping stations in villages and far flung areas, besides ensuring that the farmers get adequate water supply for irrigation purposes as well. No negligence on part of any officer would be tolerated and strict action would be taken against those indulging in malpractices, he added. The Minister further said that the Government is committed to provide clean drinking water in the State and water tankers would be provided in those areas where water supply gets hampered due to any unavoidable circumstances. In the meeting, MLA Sat Sharma informed the Minister that two tube wells in his constituency, one at Janipur Park and other at Rudraksh temple, need immediate repair for improving the water supply in these areas. The MLA also asked the officers of the PHE Department to provide him details about the departmental works going on in his constituency and the new plans of the department for streamlining water supply in the city. Chief Engineer PHE, Jammu Susheel Aima, senior engineers and Executive Engineers of the department were present in the meeting.

Jasrotia allots plots through draw of lots

Lotus Logo copyMember Legislative Assembly Rajeev Jasrotia today conducted draw of lots for allotment of 200 plots in Housing Colony in Kathua. Additional Deputy Commissioner Kathua, Ram Pal Sharma, Dr. Bharat Bhushan, Secretary J&K Housing Board and prospective allottees were present on the occasion and draw was conducted in presence of them. While speaking on the occasion, MLA Rajeev Jasrotia assured the allottees that all the required infrastructure shall be provided to the plot holders. He informed the public in general that Central Government has launched a flagship scheme "Housing for All" where under housing requirement of Economic Weaker Section (EWS) and Lower Income Group (LIG) will be catered to.

Rajesh Gupta visited the Aggarwal Sabha to check the facilities being provided to the Amarnath Yatris

13615521_1041893899225641_888399064607804138_nMLA Rajesh Gupta visited the Aggarwal Sabha today to check the facilities being provided to the Amarnath Yatris stationed there. Rajesh Gupta while speaking on the ocassion said that our Deputy CM is closely monitoring the situation and our first priority is to ensure the safety and security of each and every pilgrim. Rajesh Gupta also distributed langar amongst the yatris and assured them that the people of Jammu feel preveledged to play host to the Amarnath Yatris. Rajesh Gupta also gave instructions to the management of the Sabha to ensure that every possible comfort is provided to the yatris. Rajesh Gupta was also accompanied by the President of the Aggarwal Sabha Dewan Bansal,Anoop Mittal,Ram Niwas,Ravinder Mittal and Sunil Gupta. Rajesh Gupta was also accompanied by senior BJP leaders Bansi Lal Bharti,Surinder Anand,Charanjeet,Balbeer,Santosh,Prof Shyam,P.C.Gupta,Kuldeep, Chaman Lal,Ramesh Sharma,Hari Om and Rajinder Gupta.

MLA Rajesh Gupta visited Mohalla Paharian and inaugurated a water cooler for the residents of the area

13606967_1041889425892755_547303923776906769_nRajesh Gupta was accompanied by various officials including Xen JMC Joginder Ji,Health Officer Dr.Zafar Iqbal,AEE PDD Ritnesh Puri and JE Tangroo and JE Ravinder Singh. The members of Mohalla Pahrian Bazaar Traders Association President Anil Gupta,Mohinder Sethi,Pawan Sharma, Radhey Shyam,Ramji Dass Aggarwal and Mohan Lal Sharma welcomed the MLA with bouquets. Members of Lower Mohalla Paharian Bazaar Traders Association President Rakesh Gupta, Rajeevan Gupta, Makhan Lal and Pradeep Malhotra also welcomed the MLA on the ocassion. Rajesh Gupta while speaking on the ocassion said that Jammu at the moment is host to thousands of Amarnath yatris and it is our bounden duty to make their stay in the city of temples a memorable one. Rajesh Gupta expressed his satisfaction at the early resemption of the Yatra after a brief stoppage and suggested to the yatris to visit other areas of touristic and religious significance like Shiv Khori and Sudh Mahadev. Rajesh Gupta gave on the spot instructions to the PDD Deptt to change the wire of Pahrian Mohalla and its adjoining lanes by laying of cable wires. Instructions were also given to the Xen JMC to change all the tiles of Paharian Mohalla. The health officer of JMC Dr.Zafer Iqbal was asked to deploy more safai karamcharis in the area for better sanitation. The prominent who accompanied the MLA included BJP leaders Surinder Pargal,Ramesh Sharma, Kuldeep, Rajinder Gupta, Prof Shyam,Chaman Lal,Gopal and Hari Om,Kuldeep Sharma and Dwarkanath Gupta. Raj Tilak Road Traders Association President Ramesh Gupta also joined the MLA and raised the issues of development in the area. The prominent who accompanied the MLA included Sunny Sehgal,Satish,Sharda Devi,Nipun,Romesh,Shammi,Subhash Anand and Darshan Singh.

BJP Mandal Jourian Working Committee meeting held

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BJP Mandal Jourian Working Committee meeting held.

BJP always stood for welfare of women: Rekha

13654160_1041856322562732_582445944233734580_nStating that the Bharatiya Janata Party has always stood for the welfare of the women, party Mahila Morcha Jammu District President Rekha Mahajan said that launching of a number of welfare schemes by Prime Minister Narendra Modi government at the centre stands testimony to and endorsement of the fact which reflects the concern of the party and its government towards the women. She said that on one hand schemes for social and economic empowerment of women are being launched by Modi government, here in Jammu & Kashmir also, the BJP coalition government has taken various initiatives for the welfare of women. She added that BJP was the first political party in the country which had granted 33 per cent reservation to women in its organizational setup, which further strengthens the faith of the women, who have been getting associated with it in large numbers and BJP Mahila Morcha has its activists in every area of the state of Jammu & Kashmir. Both, the BJP and its governments at the centre and in the state are working with commitment for them but the opposition parties and their leaders cannot digest the same. “It is unfortunate that some leaders of opposition parties are constantly engaged in malicious propaganda against BJP-PDP government in the state and BJP led NDA government at the Centre. These leaders are trying to mislead the people by raising issues which are far away from the realities and the people are not going to fall in their trap as they can understand their motives”, Rekha said and added that these parties have ruled the country for decades at the Centre as well as the J&K state for long period but did nothing concrete on the ground. Now they, out of their sheer frustration and after being out of power, are trying to mislead the people to gain the political ground which they have lost. Rekha Mahajan said that it is not only the women for whom the Union government is concerned but the NDA has also displayed its pain and concern for the farmers, women, poor, youth and other down trodden sections of the society and hence specific schemes have been launched for each of them, which shows that the Prime Minister believes in taking all along in matters related to development and welfare and his slogan of “Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas” is being visible in his programmes and policies.

Baru chairs meeting in Kabir Colony

13606533_1041851885896509_8994989054103694631_nBJP State Secretary Sanjay Baru, while chairing a meeting of prominent activists of ward No. 40, Kabir Colony, falling in Talab Tillo mandal of BJP in Jammu West assembly constituency, stressed that each one of them should devote time to educate the people about centrally-sponsored scheme named “PM Ujwala Yojana” (PMUY) in particular and extend help to them in availing the benefits of the same. The meeting, which was convened by Ward Convenor Dr. Pardeep Gupta, discussed the scheme in details and also expressed gratitude to the local MLA for his keen interest in matters related to developmental activities in the ward. Sanjay Baru, while speaking on various developmental activities being undertaken in Kabir Colony during the last two months, said that on the intervention of the MLA, four new transformers have been installed for the convenience of the people with an objective of ensuring regular supply. He said that rupees 12 lakh has been made available by the MLA for various developmental workers in W.No. 40. He said that a mega project of widening of Kamla Palace road with the funds to the tune of rupees two crores has been got sanctioned with the continuous efforts of the MLA and work on the same is going to be started within a week. Baru said that the PM Ujwala Yojana has been launched for the benefit of poor women, wherein they are provided free gas connections. For this purpose, the families registered under BPL category as per the 2011 census are to be approached and ensure that there is no hindrance is getting gas connection under the scheme. He said that for the convenience, the lists related to PMUY are available with the party and can be utilized for making easy contact to the BPL families. He also asked for identifying the false entries in the BPL lists and convey the same to the concerned authorities. The meeting was attended by Mahila Morcha District President Veena Gupta, Kabir Colony Ravi Dass Sabha Chairman Puran Chand, Neelam Nargotra, Mulkh Raj, Krishan Chand, Ashok Kumar and Rahul Nargotra.

Opposition against PRA for sake of opposition: BJP

Balbir Ram RattanThe furore raised by leaders of opposition parties over recent amendment in J&K Panchayati Raj Act (PRA) is nothing but criticism merely for the sake of opposition. They are up in arms against this amendment without giving a thought to this concept envisaged after a considerate thought by the incumbent alliance government in the state. This was stated by the State BJP Spokesperson Balbir Rattan Ram, while commenting on loud noises made by the opposition on the issue. Elaborating on the reason that necessitated this step, the Spokesperson contended that by introducing amendment in the Panchayati Raj Act, the present BJP coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir has brought uniformity in democratic institutions at all levels. He charged the opposition parties of misleading and playing politics on the issue and displaying the cheapest kind of politics, which he said, is very unfortunate and unhealthy for the democratic system of the country. It is more like an obstructionist approach rather than understanding its basic concept, he added. Balbir Ram Rattan said that much hue and cry being made by the Congress, NC and Panthers Party is unjustified and indicates that these parties do not recognize the democratic set up of the country and rejects the present system, under which the democracy at the lowest level is made to flourish without any bias or prejudice. “Before going on streets and opposing the amendment, it would have been better had any of the leader of these parties gone through the concept behind the amendment, Balbir said adding that it is on pattern of the system applicable for electing Prime Minister, Chief Ministers, MLCs, Heads of Corporations, Councils and Committees, which are the examples of true democracy. Under this set up, MPs elect Prime Minister, MLAs elect Chief Minister, Corporators elect Mayor and so on. Now with amendment in PRA, the Panches will have the right to elect Sarpanch and there is nothing wrong in it. Criticizing the approach of opposition parties, Balbir advised that instead of indulging in opposition for the sake of opposition, which only displays deep frustration of Congress, NC and Panthers for their political survival, these parties ought to raise issues which really effect the people and the government welcomes the health criticism.

Government committed to improve road connectivity in the State: Kavinder Gupta

13669694_1041822975899400_7360940607639124425_nSpeaker J&K assembly and MLA, Gandhi Nagar, kavinder Gupta toured different areas of his constituency and inaugurated various development works. He was accompanied by the SDM, South, Sonu Pargal; BDO, Satwari, A K Khajuria; X-En, PWD(R&B), Mohammad Abdullah; AEE, PWD(R&B), Manoj Kumar; Baldev Billoria, Vinay Gupta, Harbans Chowdhary, Balwant Singh, Raj Rani, Pitamber Sharma, Shallu Gupta, Ramesh Kumar, Sippy, Bharat Sharma, Jyoti Parkash, Rakesh Sangral and other prominent social & political activists. The Speaker inaugurated the up gradation of lane and drain at Shanti vihar, Kunjwani and the funds for the same have been provided from his constituency development fund and the work will be executed under the supervision of rural development department. He also laid the foundation stone for the blacktopping of Chatha- SKAUST road and reiterated that government has taken up several projects to improve road network in all parts of the state which holds the key to socio economic development of the area. He said while kick starting the blacktopping work of road that around Rs 5 crore have been earmarked for the development of road network in the Satwari block and the PWD(R&B) department have been directed to complete this work in a stipulated time frame and the quality should not be compromised at any cost. Terming it as very unfortunate the previous congress led government has ignored this area for the one or other reasons and only big claims of development were made, the quality of works during the present regime can be measured from the fact that the blacktopping works are being carried out with a guaranty rider of three years. While addressing the functions at these places, he said that few people are engaged in misguiding the innocent people regarding various development projects and their execution, it should be clear in everyone’s mind that all the development related works are being planned and carried out only on the direction of the government and if anyone has any grievance; he can directly come to his Gandhi Nagar office for its redressal, he added. Residents of the area lauded the approach and efforts of their legislator for addressing the core issues of the common masses with sincerity and dedication, Gupta informed that a comprehensive plan has been formulated for up gradation and expansion of basic facilities to provide all infrastructural facilities to the people of Gandhi Nagar and sought their cooperation in implementing the development programs at the ground level.

An awareness camp organised regarding Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana at Panchayat Barjala of Gandhi Nagar Constituency

13606431_1041816539233377_2880965952189391022_nIn an awareness camp organised regarding Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana at Panchayat Barjala of Gandhi Nagar Constituency attended by BJP District General Secretary Jammu Vinay kumar Gupta, BJP District Secratery Jammu Shalu Gupta, BJP Mandal President Satwari Ch. Harbans Lal, Raj Rani Jamwal, Pitamber Sharma & others were also present.

Lal Singh for restoration, preservation of natural water bodies

13669752_1041773165904381_1892653802651820179_nAs a sequel to his endeavour of identification and preservation of natural water bodies in the State, Minister for Forest, Ecology & Environment, Choudhary Lal Singh today visited various water bodies in Samba and Kathua districts. MLA Hiranagar Kuldeep Raj also accompanied the Minister during the visit. "Shrinking water resources is the biggest challenge facing the world and it is firm commitment of present dispensation to explore the natural water resources for its restoration and preservation", the Minister maintained. The Minister, while spelling out the Government's initiatives in this regard, emphasized the role of people in maintaining and preserving the traditional water resources. He appealed the people to make judicious use of water as this is of utmost importance in view of decreasing water level. He asked them to also raise awareness among their wards about the significance of saving water for their own future. Lal Singh visited several water bodies in Gurha Slathian, Kehli Mandi, Bhalgocha Chack, Gura Beldara, Talli village, Chandma Balahar, Garh Chappar, village Buddhi, Logate Barwal, Janglote, Kalibari, Khorote and opposite area of Chenab Textile Mill and inspected the on-going renovation work of ponds besides, inspecting nurseries and forest closures in the localities. The Minister, while visiting these areas, directed the officers to see that all these water bodies are developed so that these can serve as a good source of water supply to the respective areas. He also asked them to take up desilting works of these resources and also start fencing and plantation work in the State land surrounding the water bodies. He also asked them to ensure that these works are done in a speedy manner so that the rain water can be stored properly in these water bodies in view of ongoing monsoon season. Emphasizing on massive afforestation, the Minister directed officers to take anticipatory measure and plant the saplings on open chunk of forest land in order to check encroachments. Choudhary Lal Singh directed the DFOs to closely monitor the activities launched by the department in the area so that the purpose of the schemes was attained. He directed officers to use the funds judiciously sanctioned under CAMPA. Principal Chief Conservator Forests, A.K. Singh, Chairman Pollution Control Board Ravi Kessar, Chief Conservator of Forests Roshan Jaggi, Chief Conservator of Forests Eco tourism and Wild Life A. K Gupta besides District Soil Conservation Officer, Divisional Forest Officers (DFOs) of Territorial and Wild Life Protection Department accompanied the Minister. Later, the Minister chaired a meeting of Social Forestry and Soil Conservation to review the functioning of both the departments in Samba and Kathua districts. He asked the officers to formulate a comprehensive plan for massive plantation on forest land in both the districts. Reviewing the functioning of Soil Conservation Department, the Minister asked the authorities to activate their men and machinery for completion of all ongoing projects in a time bound manner so that State's green gold is protected and preserved. Stressing for proper upkeep of newly planted trees, the Minister asked the functionaries to depute forest protection officials for the purpose who will be accountable to this task. He cautioned that dereliction of duty would not be tolerated and action under law would be taken against the erring officials.

Hitherto dialogue worked as universal solution to every problem: Kavinder Gupta

Kavinder GuptaSpeaker J&K legislative Assembly, Kavinder Gupta expressed grief over the loss of precious human life in Kashmir valley in the protests occurring after the killing of banned outfit commander. In a press statement issued here today, the speaker appealed to the civil society and the leaders of different political as well as non political parties to come forward in this hour and work in tandem to defuse this situation. He said that the people irrespective of their organizational affiliation should work collectively to bring back the normalcy in the state. The Speaker said, “The tourist season which took off on a good note and with high hopes”, not only for the people related to this sector but also for the state government and suddenly hampering the same by calling strikes and instigating youths will only add to the miseries of the common man. He added that the smooth and safe conduct of Amarnath yatra would work as a game changer and the message of brotherhood and hospitality would not only travel the length and breadth of the country but also across the nations. Hitherto dialogue remained the universal solution to every problem and the initiatives taken by our former prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee in restoring confidence among the people have been taken forward by the incumbent Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the State government is also committed in bringing back normalcy in the state and making cordial relations with the neighbouring country is also high on its agenda. The amnesty scheme for the youth booked in Kashmir during protests and the ones booked during Amarnath land row in Jammu is a welcome step and the government is well aware of the issues involving the youths and it is working positively for addressing the same. He also appealed the youth and their parents to hold their nerves and doesn’t pay any heed to the unnecessary provocation by some vested interests and set an example by working constructively for the society.

BJP announces launch of Helpline Service for yatris

13592432_1041223319292699_5050018723327254876_nThe State unit of BJP today announced that it has launched Helpline Service to extend help to the yatris coming for performing Shri Amarnath Yatra. This was informed by BJP Chief Spokesperson Sunil Sethi, alongwith MLA & Chief Whip of the party Rajesh Gupta, while addressing a press conference at Jammu. Sunil Sethi and Rajesh Gupta told that the party activists have been deputed to be available at Kachi Chawni Office to attend to the grievances and problems of the yatris on landline number 0191-2577036 and Mobile Nos. 9086575730, 8716867185 and 9906112348. The complaints/problems will be taken up with the appropriate authorities so that no one is made to suffer and the yatra goes smooth. On the ongoing turmoil in valley, they called upon the public in Kashmir not to take law in their hands and understand the nefarious design of the enemies of the nation, who are bent to vitiate peaceful atmosphere in the valley and elsewhere for the vested interests. They requested the parents in the valley to exercise restraints on their wards and not allow them to take law in their hands. The incidents which have taken place in last three days are unfortunate and loss of lives of citizens is always painful. Sethi said that the militants killed by security forces is notable success for maintaining law and order and every person who takes up weapons against the nation and the citizens of India should be prepared to meet his end. Such type of elements have no place in any civilized society. Militants like Burhan are creation of extremism and intolerance of peaceful co-existence and elements like them have to be neutralized to ensure peace and stability to common man. Rajesh Gupta noted that unfortunately even some mainstream politicians who had enjoyed power in recent past, have been making statement which are provocative and glorifying separatism and militants, which has led to more confusion and loss of death of civilians. Such leaders are playing with fire for their pity political gains and have no regards to the loss of lives of citizens just to score political point Sunil Sethi and Rajesh Gupta said that as government is performing well to the expectations of the masses, the present situation is being exploited to corner government, which effort will fail miserably. BJP State Spokesperson Balbir Ram Rattan, District Presidents Baldev Singh Billawaria and Ayodhya Gupta were also present in the press conference.

BJP dismisses allegations against Ashok Koul

13590362_1041221192626245_8258455108513979484_nJammu and Kashmir BJP has categorically denied and dismissed as fabricated, misleading attempts to defame the party and its leaders by some elements through the misuse of social media. In a press conference, BJP State IT & Social Media Department Incharge Jaidev Rajwal and State Spokesperson Balbir Ram Rattan, while making a fervent appeal to the people of Jammu and Kashmir and the followers of BJP leaders on Social Media, including Facebook and Whats App, not to get misled and said that it is highly condemnable that some unknown person has created a fake account of Facebook in the name Ashok Kaul, which incidentally also happens to be name of BJP State General Secretary (Organization) and the said false rumors are being without any basis being attributed to BJP state office bearer. Whatever has been posted on Facebook is handiwork of some person who want to malign the image of the party and its leader. The BJP states with authority that neither Ashok Kaul nor any other leader has been indulging in such irresponsible campaign on social media. The BJP is committed to the peace, progress, equitable development of all the regions of the state and communal harmony and brotherhood. It totally deprecates any such attempt which exacerbate already tense situation in the valley. It appeals all the right thinking people of the state to maintain peace and calm and not to get swayed by rumor mongering by mischievous elements.

Chander Mohan Sharma, demanded naming of proposed express highway from Delhi via Amritsar to Jammu as Dr. Mukerjee Express Highway

Lotus Logo copySenior Leader BJP & State Convenor Namami-Gange Project Chander Mohan Sharma, demanded naming of proposed express highway from Delhi via Amritsar to Jammu as Dr. Mukerjee Express Highway, in the pious memory of great martyr Dr Shyama Prasad Mukerjee. Paying rich tributes to Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukerjee in a gathering of Namami-Gange and Tawi Andolan Activists at Parade Jammu Chander Mohan Sharma said that its only the sacrifice of Dr Mukerjee which brought democracy and secularism in J&K State. With his sacrifice draconian law of permit system for entering and going out of the state was withdrawn. The people of the state got access to the Supreme Court of India, Parliament and other democratic and judicial fora, only due to the historical agitation of Praja Parishad led by Pt. Prem Nath Dogra in 1953. He reminded the sacrifices of the people of Jammu which resulted into total integration of the state. The dictatorial rule of Sheikh Abdullah came to an end with his arrest under subversive laws. Dr. Mukerjee has opposed creation of Art. 370 of the Constitution of India inside the parliament and outside all over the country. He described this Article as barrier to the progress of People of the state. Sharma while discussing the prevalent situation in valley as direct outcome of Article of 370 of the Indian Constitution. He said that this article has benefitted to none but only promoted separatism, terrorism and violence in the state. He condemned those who are raising the bogey of Autonomy and freedom. They are real culprit of unrest in the state. He indicated that there is deep rooted conspiracy to derail the economy of the state. That’s why the miscreants chose Tourist Season for flayering up the violence. Sharma appealed to the people of the state particularly of Kashmir Valley to shun the violence and help the administration to restore normalcy so that Shri Amar Nath Yatra takes place peacefully and the people of the valley benefit from the tourist season Other who paid tributes include Surinder Sharma, Co-Convenor of Namami Gange Project, Subhash Gupta, Co-Convenor of Tawi Andolan, Rekha Mahajan Distt President Mahila Morcha, Govind Sareen, Ramesh Gupta, Neelam Mahajan, Surinder Kour, Usha Slathia, Adhitya Sharma, Ravi Sharma, Raj Kumar Gupta senior activists and Kanav Sharma, Secretary JU ABVP and State Executive Member ABVP.

Kashmiri youth wiser than so-called leaders

SS BijralWhen situation in Kashmir demands saner and wiser heads to douse flames of unrest, statement of former Chief Minister, in contrast to that of valley young minds confirms that the youth of Valley is wiser than so called Kashmiri leaders with Omar Abdullah included. Burhan Wani, the Hizbul Mujahideen commander carried a reward of Rs ten lakhs on his head. His killing with his two close associates in anti-militancy operation is perceived a major success. The reward he carried reveals of threat he posed. For reason of his age, reach and acceptability the ensuing reaction is on expected lines. At this critical juncture statement of former CM Omar Abdullah that Kashmir’s “disaffected have got “a new icon” in his death has amazed all . Omar said, “Mark my words – Burhan’s ability to recruit into militancy from the grave will far outstrip anything he could have done on social media. BJP state spokesperson S.S.Bijral, former IGP termed statement Of NC President as irrational, obsessive and driven by desire to sail in two boats – choose as per suitability. He said when flames of civilian violence call for dousing, NC leader, in whose tenure 110 youths had lost life in security forces firing, fuels it. Had he been in power, he would have taken all credit instead. Pained over loss of life of our own people, the young, who need better counselling and guides, Bijral, constrained, recalled words of wisdom of Benjamin Franklin: “The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.” Former IGP Bijral lauded statement ofJunaid Qureshi, Kashmiri rebel leader Hashim Qureshi’s son, questioning real motive of separatist leaders who have all along kept their family members out of the harm way. Junaid threw a poser to so called Kashmiri leaders,”If jihad is so pious, why don’t you (separatists) or your children pick it (gun) up.” “Unfortunately, poor people’s sons are dying on streets and you (separatists) are glorifying it. Children of these leaders are tucked away in safe environments in schools in Malaysia, America, London or India. We picked up guns 26 years ago, what have we achieved. People died. This must end.” Bijral welcomed the statement of Junaid Qureshi and said its for all to see ‘the mouth of wise Junaid Qureshi is in his heart’. Lot many must be nurturing same feelings, he said. Bijral, reminding the likes of Junaid Qureshi, the visionary and bright youth of Kashmir of whom many have cracked civil services exam with brilliance, called upon them to deliberate on words of wisdom of Socrates : “THE SECRET OF CHANGE IS TO FOCUS ALL YOUR ENERGY, NOT ON FIGHTING THE OLD, BUT ON BUILDING THE NEW.” He said under the new young, dynamic leadership of Mehbooba Mufti, who is led by her heart and has far sighted vision to build the poor long suffering state, under changed promising scenario, let all energies be focused on uplifting our poor people for coming generations.

Burhan Wani is the creation of Omar Government: BJP

Brig. Anil GuptaBharatiya Janata Party Jammu & Kashmir has reacted sharply to Tweets of ex-CM Omar Abdullah eulogising terrorism and describing Burhan Wani as an “icon”. Questioning as to who is responsible for Burhan Wani taking to gun at the tender age of 15, Brigadier Anil Gupta, State spokesperson of the Party, said, “As per available information Burhan Wani became a terrorist in 2010 when Omar Abdullah was heading a coalition government and hence it is his government that is responsible for creating Burhan Wani. It is very unfortunate that the same politicians are now playing politics in the name of Burhan Wani and using terrorism as a clutch to revive their sinking political future in the valley. It is like playing with usually counter-productive.” Brig Gupta also accused JKNC for encouraging divisive and discriminatory politics and neglecting the other two regions of the state while in power. Now that they are out of power their anti-Jammu and pro-separatist rhetoric have become more pronounced. It is highly unfortunate that the same Omar Abdullah who in 2010 had blamed PDP for carrying out “Lashon Ki Siyasat (Politics over dead bodies)” is indulging in the same type of politics. Commenting on another Tweet of the former CM, “Mark my words-Burhan’s ability to recruit in to militancy from the grave will far outstrip anything he could have done on social media”, Brig Gupta said that with such tweets Omar is trying to project a terrorist as a martyr. Blaming the previous government for spurt in the violence in South Kashmir, Brig Gupta said that the faulty Rehabilitation Policy launched in November 2010 by Omar government is one of the major contributory factors apart from rise of Burhan Wani. Re-cycled ex-militants are the main reason for increase in number of local militants and attack on police personnel. Even in the on-going violence as an aftermath of Burhan’s killing the re-cycled militants are the main instigators among the mobs. “BJP once again asks Jammu-based leaders of these parties to clarify their loyalty and support for terrorism. By keeping mum to the tweets of their leader they have given a tacit approval to his thinking. If they do not come in open to clarify their own position on the issue it would be taken for granted by the people of Jammu that they have surrendered their conscience to their Valley–based leaders and would never forgive them,’ warned the BJP spokesperson. Brig Anil Gupta also condemned the statement of NC Provincial President & MLA Nagrota Devender Rana in which he has blamed BJP for reactionary politics. “Mr Rana is well advised to first dissociate himself from the divisive, discriminatory and communal politics of JKNC before giving any sermons to BJP. He should also come clean and say whether he is in agreement with anti-Jammu & pro-separatist politics being played by his leader and other valley based leaders of his party,” retorted Brig Gupta.

Kashmir based political parties should shun their agendas and isolate separatists: Prof Virender

Prof.-Virender-GuptaBJP State Spokesperson Prof. Virender Gupta expressed has great anguish on the deteriorating law and order situation in the Valley that emerged after killing of Hizbul Mujahidin militant Burhan Wani. While expressing his great grief and sorrow over the death of 21 people he appealed to all the sane elements in the valley to use their good offices in controlling the situation andrestoring peace. Prof. Virender was critical of the statements of Omar Abdullah amounting to provoke the common masses and siding with the terrorist activities. He said that Omar Abdullah by his statements is playing politics when Kashmir is boiling and added that this would neither be beneficial to his party nor to the people of Valley, in the long run. The spokesperson while asking the security persons to avoid the privileges urges the people of Valley to restrain the youth from participating in the protests. Continuation of such situation shall have adverse consequences for the general masses and also affect the business and tourism. Prof. Virender Gupta observed that terrorism from Valley can only be finished if all the political parties and social activists put their heads together, leave their political agendas apart and work united to bring the people of Valley in national mainstream. They have to bring realization among the Kashmiri masses, the benefits of being a part of Indian Union, Try to curb the fundamental forces operating in the Valley. The most of the responsibility lies with National Conference and PDP. They should stop supporting the separatist forces of the Valley, isolate them, shelve their agendas of great autonomy and self rule for a period of time and put their all efforts to bring the people in the national mainstream. This remains the only path that can save Valley and its people from destruction and anarchy.

Central Govt has approved Rs. 5 Lacs to the deceased families who lost their lives in Border firing

13645191_1041172219297809_126899102063798636_nAfter raising demand in Parliament and putting efforts Central Govt has approved Rs. 5 Lacs to the deceased families who lost their lives in Border firing.A great vote of thanks to Sh Narendra Modi Ji and Sh. Rajnath Nath Singh Ji who has taken issue on periority and put his deeds on the poor condition of deceased families.

Dr Jitendra meets Rajnath, discusses Kashmir situation

13626599_1041072329307798_735055767044194191_nUnion Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh today met Union Home Minister, Rajnath Singh and discussed with him, in detail, various aspects of the current Kashmir situation in the wake of the killing of Hijbul Mujahideen militant Burhan Wani. Dr Jitendra Singh also conveyed to the Home Minister the concern expressed by members of the Kashmiri Pandit community through messages sent by them from across the world regarding the safety of their brethren living in Kashmir Valley. He also requested for adequate safety and security of the pilgrims of the Amarnath Yatra. Rajnath Singh, who held a detailed security review meeting attended among others by Union Home Secretary, Joint Secretary Home incharge Kashmir and heads of paramilitary forces, said that every possible assistance and cooperation will be provided to the State Government to control the situation in the Valley and restore normalcy. He said, he had also spoken to Chief Minister, J&K Mehbooba Mufti and conveyed the same to her. Later, speaking to media persons outside the residence of Home Minister, Dr. Jitendra Singh said, he wanted to reassure the Kashmiri Pandit community that their safety and protection will not be compromised in any manner and that, this is a collective responsibility of both the Government as well as the society. He said, he had received tweets and messages of concern from Kashmiri Pandits from across the world, including far off places like London and Dubai. Dr Jitendra Singh said, Home Minister Rajnath Singh was personally monitoring the situation and added, any final decision with regard to the conduct of Amarnath Yatra and other related issues is best left to the wisdom of security agencies. “We are proud of our military and paramilitary forces”, he said. This is also tourist season in the Valley, said Dr Jitendra Singh and appealed for restoration of peace because the common man in Kashmir does not wish the season to be disrupted. He appealed to leaders of mainstream political parties to avoid temptation of politicking in the name of terrorism.

JUGAL REVIEW. AMARNATH YATRA ARRANGEMENTS AT BHAGWATI NAGAR,JAMMU

13613188_1041071462641218_4105786906709674547_oMember of Parliament BJP Jammu-Poonch Jugal Kishore Sharma reviewed arrangements at Yatri Niwas, Bhagwati Nagar Jammu for smooth conduct of Amarnath Yatra and met with the officials of various departments including Tourism,PHE and discussed various aspects with them for smooth conduct of Shri Amarnath Yatra.He Also reviewed the security arrangements for the yatris and inquired about the problems(if any) being faced by them regarding their registration & other facilities. He directed the concerned departments that necessary arrangements should be made for the Yatris so that people residing over there coming from outside should not face any problems towards their destination for Darshans to the Holy Cave should be conducted properly. He also reviewed the food arrangements and shelter facilities so that the Pilgrims may not face any difficulty due to delay in Yatra by unfavorable condition raised in valley.He also assured yatris that very soon the yatra will be resumed and their religious sentiments would be respected properly. MP also distributed langer Prasad to Yatris at Shri Baba Amarnath Langer by Swami Sarvanand Saraswati Peer Kho at Railway Station Jammu. District Presidents Jammu Baldev Singh Billawaria and Jammu West Ayodhya Gupta,Vinay Gupta,Sunil Mahajan,Rekha Gupta,Dineshwar Sharma,Jaswinder Kour Jassi & other also accompanied with him.

Dr Jitendra announces J&K’s first-ever ‘Seed’ unit for Kathua

13626408_1041070862641278_2137105532375472845_nProcessing Unit” in the State of Jammu & Kashmir will be set up at Kathua and the letter to this effect has been issued by Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh. The District Administration has also identified a 2-acre piece of land for the purpose near Kathua city. This was announced here today by Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh while addressing a programme organized to highlight the progress of “Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao” and other Central Government schemes in the district. Dr Jitendra Singh said, Kathua is an important nucleus center of this Lok Sabha constituency and in the last two years, it is credited for having been bestowed with several “firsts” in the State. For example, the first Bio-tech Park of J&K is to come up at Gati near here and the game-changer Keediyan-Gadhiyal bridge near Lakhanpur is, the first of its kind, inter-State bridge. Similarly, the “Seed Processing Unit” to be set up here will also be the first of its kind in J&K, he said. With the setting up of this Unit, Dr Jitendra Singh explained, not only the farmers here but even in neighboring States like Himachal Pradesh, will be able to procure high quality seed for cultivation. In addition, the Unit will also generate employment avenues for the youth, he added. He also advised Deputy Commissioner Kathua to expedite the process of registering “Soil Health Cards” for farmers. In response to a demand by local MLA, Rajeev Jasrotia for more funds for upcoming “Dreamland Park” in the town, Dr Jitendra Singh said, he had already allocated Rs. 40 lakh from his MP-LAD fund and will also try to give as much more as possible. Dr Jitendra Singh regretted that he had given Rs. 34 lakh from MP-LAD fund to the Railway Department for construction of passenger benches and sheds at Kathua and Udhampur Railway Stations, but one year has passed and till date, there is no progress. He asked Deputy Commissioner to immediately follow-up the matter with local Railway authorities. Dr Jitendra Singh also referred to the installation of computers by him in three schools in the district and completion of over 200 Sulabh toilets out of 1120 in the first phase in border areas of the district. Rajeev Jasrotia, MLA Kathua, lauded Dr Jitendra Singh for the promptness with which during just few weeks of additional charge of Sports Ministry with him, he had sanctioned 22 indoor Stadiums for J&K, thereby ensuring one Stadium each for each of the 22 district headquarters in the State. He hoped that the State Government will follow up this order expeditiously. Jasrotia also thanked Dr Jitendra Singh for the keen interest taken by him in Shapur Kandi Project and hoped that the State Government will respond appropriately to ensure that the work starts at the earliest. Deputy Commissioner Kathua Ramesh Kumar gave an update on the progress of various projects undertaken in the district and also assured Dr Jitendra Singh that, as desired by him, the district will achieve the target of 100% rural electrification under “Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana” by March 2017. BJP District President Prem Nath Dogra, senior officers of Administration and civil society representatives were present on the occasion. “Baby Care” kits and clothes were distributed to the mothers of new born babies as a part of “Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao” programme.

BJP holds Mandal Working Committee Meeting

13612243_1040014132746951_4892093706951053770_nBJP State President & MLA Sat Sharma (C.A) alongwith MLC & Ex-President Ashok Khajuria, PHE Minister Sham Choudhary, MLC Ramesh Arora, State Secretary Sanjay Baru, District Prabhari Jugal Kishore Gupta, District President Ayodhya Gupta and Mandal President Jeet Anagral, inaugurated the one day meeting of Talab Tillo Mandal Working Committee with the lighting of lamp and garlanding the portrait of BJP ideologues and Bharat Mata. The meeting was spread over a number of sessions, which were addressed by party leaders. Sat Sharma, while addressing the meeting, said that it provides a platform to the party activists at different levels to come closer and interact with each other. Such meeting also make the party activists aware of the political developments and as a result they can prepare them for facing the challenges. Ashok Khajuria said that the BJP organizes Working Committee meetings at State, District and Mandal levels at fixed intervals and is a healthy practice. He said that the Mandal Working Committee is indeed an activity at grass root level which strengthens the party. Sham Choudhary, Ramesh Arora, Sanjay Baru and Jugal Kishore Gupta spoke on various developmental and welfare schemes launched by BJP led NDA government at the centre and the BJP coalition in Jammu & Kashmir. They said that the Narendra Modi government is working on providing good governance with complete check on corruption and here in our state also not even a single case of corruption has been noticed, which is itself a great achievement. Ayodhya Gupta briefed about the political and organizational activities being undertaken in the district. Jeet Angral presented report on last three months activities. Veena Gupta, Sanjeev Sharma, Prem Guta, Munish Gupta, Jatin Sethi, Keshav Chopra, Parnish Mahajan, Luvkush Gondhi, Parneeta Chib, Raj Kumar, Raghuvir, and others.

Introductory meet of Ex-Servicemen Cell of BJP held at Jammu

13645288_1040012436080454_5565692140392799791_nAn introductory meet of the newly constituted state team of Ex-Servicemen Cell of BJP was held at Dr Shyama Prasad Mookerjee Bhawan, Trikuta Nagar Jammu under the chairmanship of Col Sain Das Chib, State Convener of the cell. The meeting was also attended by S. Varinderjeet Singh, State Incharge cells and Brig Anil Gupta, State Spokesperson of the party and a senior veteran. Col Chib in his presidential address welcomed all members of the new team and introduced his co-conveners Capt Karnail Singh and Sub Maj Bishamber Singh Jasrotia to other members. He exhorted all members of his team to extend their reach to all the Ex-Servicemen and veer Naris in the state to understand and solve their problems. S. Varinderjeet Singh complimented the new team and praised the dedication and nationalism of the soldiers. He hoped that the new team will help in associating maximum ex-servicemen with the party. Brig Gupta explained the various welfare measures initiated by the Modi government for the welfare of veterans as well as serving soldiers. He cautioned them to beware of many rumours being spread by the vested interests regarding One Rank One Pension and raw deal to veterans and soldiers by 7 CPC. The fact is that maximum veterans have benefitted immensely. Col Som Dutt presented the vote of thanks. On this occasion Col Sain Das Chib also announced the names of the other members of his team. These include Col Som Dutt as Vice President; Capt Lakshman Singh, Capt Jagdish Chouhan, Sub Chuni Lal and Nb Sub Uttam Singh as Secretaries; Sub Maj TN Raina, Treasurer; Sub Clk Karan Singh Chib, Office Secretary; Sub Tulsi Das Sharma, Publicity Secretary; Hav Khushal Chand, Capt Dev Raj Kotwal, Capt Tara Singh Chib, Nb Sub Attar Singh, Nb Sub. Kulbushan Choudhary, Capt. Kishore Kumar and Insp. Rattan Lal as members. RK Sharma, Ex-LAO was appointed as an advisor on pay and pension matters. Col Chib also announced the names of Special Invitees to include Brig Anil Gupta, Col Uttam Singh and Col JPS Sambyal.

BJP organize workshop of party activists on PMUY

13599871_1040012106080487_6554303392211686313_nBJP Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha) Shamsher Singh Manhas, while chairing a workshop of party District and Mandal Presidents, General Secretaries alongwith Morcha District Presidents, stressed upon them to reach the public and help in availing the benefits of centrally sponsored schemes. He said that the PM Narendra Modi has launched various schemes with a motive of economic and social empowerment of the poor and weaker sections. “PM Ujwala Yojana (PMUY) is one such major scheme for the benefit of the BPL ration card holders across the country”, Manhas said and added that in Jammu & Kashmir also this scheme is being extended to the deserving people. He said that anyone whose names figures in 2011 census, can be the beneficiary. He said that a major population of the India society lives under BPL category and can’t even have the gas connection and this scheme will prove to be revolutionary for them. He asked that if any complaint related to implementation of the scheme is noticed, it should be immediately taken up with the concerned authorities so that the genuinely deserving people are not deprived of the scheme. BJP State Addl. Media Secretary Rakesh Mahajan, who has been designated as the state Incharge of PMUY, while giving presentation on the scheme and various related formalities, said that it is a very innovative scheme which has been formulated keeping in mind the problems being faced by womenfolk in particular. He said that the PM is very keen to ensure that the rural women, who has to suffer on account of smoke from traditional desi chullah, are provided relief and they will not have to suffer from diseases caused by the smoke and dust. He said that the party activists are being educated about the details of the scheme and each one of them has to devote time for this noble cause. BJP State Secretary Sanjay Baru and State Spokesperson Balbir Ram Rattan were also present on the occasion.

BJP Mahila Morcha District Team constituted

Lotus Logo copyBJP Mahila Morcha Jammu District President Rekha Mahajan, in consultation with senior leaders, has constituted the district team of the morcha. Raksha Jerath, Mansha Bi, Veena Bakshi, Swarn Arora, Vidya Devi, Shublata Sharma, Manju Dogra, Pinki Bala, Inderjeet Kour and Shailja Gupta has been nominated as District Vice-Presidents. Those nominated as District General Secretaries Sangeeta Anand, Meenu Gupta and Savita Anand. Similarly, Rubeena, Swaran, Neelam, Kailash, Suresh Rani Jamwal, Geetanjali Mahajan, Pushpa Gandotra, Kiran Aggarwal, Monika Sharma and Jyoti Devi has been nominated as District Secretaries. Jyoti Gupta and Rinki have been nominated as District Media Incharges, Pooja Chouhan and Harmjeet Jolly are District Social Media Incharge, Lalita Tapasvi and Anuradha have been nominated District Publicity Incharge.

Ganga reiterates Govt’s commitment to women empowerment

13620775_1039988972749467_3851436783859030614_nLays foundation of Women Entrepreneur Development Centre In a significant step towards women empowerment and giving a boost to women entrepreneurship in the State, Minister for Industries and Commerce, Chander Prakash Ganga today laid the foundation stone of Women Entrepreneur Development Centre at Jammu Haat. The project will be executed by J&K SICOP at an estimated cost of Rs. 16.26 crore Minister of State for Industries and Commerce Syed Farooq Ahmad Andrabi, Member Parliament, Jugal Kishore Sharma, MLA Jammu East Rajesh Gupta were present on the occasion. Speaking on the occasion, the Minister thanked Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti for taking keen interest in providing conducive environment to the women entrepreneurs and envisaging an Entrepreneur Development Centre. During her visit to Jammu Haat, Chief Minister had desired that the place which is ideally located in the heart of Jammu city should be converted into an exclusive 'Business Centre for Women Entrepreneurs', he added. The Minister said that entrepreneurship amongst women, improves the wealth of the nation in general and of the family in particular. Women today are more willing to take up activities that were once considered the domain of men, and have proved that they are second to none with respect to contribution in the growth of economy. The centre fully equipped with all modern business and IT facilities will provide vocational training and skill development to the interested women entrepreneurs besides providing them a place to display local crafts like shawls, paper machine products, carpets, informed the Minister. Mr Ganga said that the new Industrial Policy will facilitate 'Ease of Doing Business' and give a new direction in making J&K an investor friendly destination. He assured all possible support to the industrialists so that they would contribute in the development of the State. The Minister also appealed the industrialists to perform their duties under Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme and to provide employment to the skilled/ unskilled local youth on priority. Speaking on the occasion, Minister of State for I&C, Syed Farooq Ahmad Andrabi said that the Centre will help in empowering women entrepreneurs and supporting them in starting and expanding their businesses. He said that Jammu Haat will be developed and refurbished to be a model hub for business related activities and amalgamation of the Haat with the Tawi River Front Development Project will also attract the tourists coming to the State, he said. MP Jugal Kishore Sharma said that Coalition Government is working on the agenda of development of all three regions with emphasis on upliftment of people of rural areas. He said that the Centre and State Governments have launched various flagship programmes for the welfare and development of the women. MLA Jammu East Rajesh Gupta also spoke on the occasion. Director Industries and Commerce Jammu, Rajinder Singh Tara, MD SICOP, R L Tickoo, senior officers of Industries and Commerce Department, representatives of various industries and trade organizations were present on the occasion

Majalta Degree College to be developed as Model Degree College: Pathania

13592349_1039988539416177_4175083566782701682_nMember Legislative Assembly (MLA) Ramnagar Ranbir Singh Pathania said that sanctioned Degree College at Majalta will be developed as Model Degree College. He stated this while addressing a gathering at Khoon. Pathania informed that firstly the college will be made operational from a 'make-shift/temporary location' and then land will be selected and a full-fledged building will be erected thereupon. He further stated that with the active support from Union and State Governments, he will develop and nurture this sanctioned Degree College as a 'Model Degree College' with all the modern facilities including well equipped laboratories, library, and computer labs. He further announced that admission process in this college will start from today itself and the classes will commence from July 20. Pertinent to mention here that the sanctioned Degree College at Majalta will feed pass-outs of as many as 10 Higher Secondary Schools and five Tehsils. Pathania had vociferously raised the issue during the last as well as current Assembly sessions and DDB meetings too. He had also initiated a tehsil-wide signature campaign in support of the overweening public demand. "I tried my level best to raise all the issues concerning the public be it shortage of teaching staff, shortage of staff in health institutes, plight of roads especially Ramnagar-Rown road, issues of artisans and weavers, electricity and water issues, salary and wage issues of SPOs, ReTs, daily wagers and other day to day issues which are still haunting the public despite fables of all round development of Ramnagar constituency being floated by various politicians", he added. "I believe in delivering rather than boasting and Degree College at Majalta is just a one milestone on the path of development. I am committed to the all-round development of the Ramnagar constituency and many more developmental projects for development of Ramnagar constituency are in offing", he stated. Among others present were Bishan Das, Mandal Pradhan, Capt Gopal Singh, Dr BD Gupta, Mohan Lal, Kuldip Singh, Romesh Chander, Chain Singh, Raghubir Singh, Sarpanches, Kirpal Singh, Rattan Chand, Makhan Lal, Durga Das, Shivdarshan Singh, etc.

Lal Singh for improving green cover along NH

Lotus Logo copyMinister for Forests, Environment and Ecology Choudhary Lal Singh today said that the department will undertake massive plantation drive along the National Highways and focus on tree lining for improving the green cover. Interacting with the officers of Wild Life Protection Force, Social Forestry and Forest Protection Force, the Minister impressed upon the functionaries of Social Forestry Department to organize massive awareness programmes on need and importance of plantation and personally monitor the plantation drive underway in current monsoon across Jammu region. He directed the Forest Department to develop saplings of ornamental trees viz.,Terminalia arjuna , Carrissa opaca, bougainvillea and fruit trees like Zyzyphus in their nurseries. The Minister stressed that the department should chalk out a comprehensive strategy to meet the growing requirement of fodder, fuel and timber. He asked the officers of different wings of the department to work in coordination so that benefits of different schemes of the Government reach the targeted populace. He exhorted upon the department to further intensify its efforts of increasing green cover and meeting the requirements of people especially in rural areas. Principal Chief Conservator of Forests A K Singh, Chairman Pollution Control Board Ravi Kesar, Director Social Forestry Suresh Chugh, Chief Conservator Forests Forest Protection Force Suresh Gupta, Managing Director State Forest Corporation Arun Tikoo, Chief Conservator of Forests A K Gupta besides Divisional Forest Officers (DFOs) of Wild Life Protection, Social Forestry and Forest Protection Force of Jammu region were present on the occasion.

Jugal chairs Vigilance and Monitoring Committee meet

13592207_1039984116083286_7761258231304648576_nMember of Parliament, Jugal Kishore Sharma today chaired meeting of Vigilance and Monitoring Committee for centrally sponsored schemes at Samba. The meeting was attended by Minister for Industries and Commerce Chander Parkash Ganga, MLA Samba Devinder Manyal, MLA Hiranagar Kuldeep Raj, DDC Samba Sheetal Nanda, SSP Samba Joginder Singh and district heads of various departments. The District/Sectoral officers of RDD, Horticulture, PDD, PWD, Social Welfare, Agriculture, Health and other Departments apprised the chair about the physical and financial progress achieved during FY 2015-16 and 1st quarter of the present FY of their respective sectors. The Committee deliberated upon the targets and achievements of the departments and suggested measures to improve their performance. The MP directed RDD to focus on flood protection works in Nud and other flood prone areas of the district. He enquired about the upkeep and maintenance of community toilets being built under Swachh Bharat Mission. He directed Horticulture Department to arrange better marketing facilities for fruits growers in the area and asked them to lay focus on dissemination of information about various Government schemes during the awareness camps. The MP further directed the officers to speed up the pace of works and take regular follow up of developmental works. . Minister for Industries and Commerce stressed upon coordination among different departments for achieving tangible results on ground . He directed DDC Samba to monitor progress of works under different schemes. MLA Samba and Hiranagar also projected demands for various projects under their constituencies. Jugal also announced Rs 8 lakh additional funds for prefabricated toilets under Swachh Bharat Mission.

Kavinder lays foundation stone for community toilet complex at Gangyal:

13615270_1039942632754101_2939757264890726761_nSpeaker J&K Assembly and MLA, Gandhi Nagar, Kavinder Gupta today laid the foundation stone for community toilet complex at model town, Gangyal. Accompanied by the officers of Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC); large number of social & political activists were also present on the occasion. The toilet complex would be constructed at an estimated cost of around Rs 11.0 lacs; the funds would be provided by the Jammu municipal corporation (JMC) and works will be executed and further maintained by the Sulabh international. Speaking on the occasion the speaker said the complex would be constructed as a part of national “Swachh Bharat Mission” launched by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, more and more people and social organization are coming forward to promote the vision of our prime Minister of making clean surroundings all across the nation, he added. He said the government wants to discourage open defecation and arrangements are being made to promote hygienic toilets in the area and moreover the government is not only promoting community toilet complexes but is also extending all its help in providing help to the poor for constructing toilets and septic tanks at their homes. The Speaker said that the government is providing best possible resources for realizing this dream of our Prime Minister and we all should work together and start working for this noble cause by imbibing this as our social responsibility. The residents and the shopkeepers expressed their gratitude to the Speaker for fulfilling this long pending demand of the area and such thing will surely promote cleanliness across the surroundings. The Speaker further mentioned that this is just a small part of his efforts for making this a model constituency. He said that more than 100 crores have already been spent on different development projects in the Gandhi Nagar Constituency and lot more is in the offering

Celebration of Beti Bachao Beti Padhao at Degree Collage,Kathua

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Celebration of Beti Bachao Beti Padhao at Degree Collage,Kathua.

An awareness program was held at BJP District Headoffice Bandipora

13619815_1039769542771410_88596731603296018_nAn awareness cum implementation program of Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojna(PMUY) was held at BJP District Headoffice Bandipora organised by District President Sheikh Waseem Bari. In this meeting he made the people aware of various sechemes and gave stress on newly added Ujjwala Yojna in which free gas connections are provided to poor BPL class of the society. He further distributed these forms free of cost among the people present there and he brought owner of a gas agency at his office as there were complaints coming that these agency owners were demanding money for this secheme and instructed the agency owner to stop these kind of menace in these sechemes and BJP distt president further assured the gathering of fair means of implementation of these kinds of sechemes with no corruption.

BJP’s two day Prashikshan Varg commences in Doda district

13592241_1039545899460441_934416903875093503_nYudhvir Sethi, others participate on first day of Prashikshan shiver Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today initiated the two day Prashikshan Varg for Doda District in presence of BJP State Vice President Yudhvir Sethi, Doda District Prabhari Somraj Khajuria, MLA Baderwah Daleep Parihar, MLA Doda Shakti Parihar, BJYM State President Dr Suresh Ajay Magotra, District President Manjeet Razdan, Senior leaders Swami Raj Sharma and Kaushal Kotwal proceedings of the stage was done by Doda District Organisational Secretary Vipin Sharma. The two-day Prashikshan Varg is the part of all India campaign of BJP to organize awareness programmes for the new members of the BJP who have joined the party to make them aware about the working of the BJP, its ideology, history, achievements, programmes and duties of the members for smooth functioning and expansion of the party. The inaugural session was attended by Yudhvir Sethi who spoke about the working and personality development and asked the new members to take full benefit of the party in developing leadership qualities among them. Yudhvir Sethi said that BJP was not only a mass based and cadre based party but also ensures that its members are kept abreast with the latest developments and technology to enhance their political vision and personality to create real leaders in the society. Som Raj Khajuria, while speaking to workers deliberated over the rich historical perspective of the party and the way party managed from two Lok Sabha seats to present day where it has full majority of its own. Dr. Suresh Ajay Magotra spoke about integral humanism and also the power of youth and their commitment to nation building. Manjeet Razdan delivered the presidential address and asked the workers to work with zeal and dedication for the upliftment of the society. MLAs Daleep Singh Parihar and Shakti Parihar who also spoke to the new members and shared their experiences as legislators and listed the achievement of the J&K government in taking the state to greater heights. Other prominent personalities who were present during the first day of the Prashikshan Varg include Kaushal Kotwal and Vikram Sharma who managed the stage very well.

Rajesh Gupta inaugurated a Bhandara at Gumat bazaar

13612240_1039539802794384_1077304435894068839_nJammu East MLA Rajesh Gupta inaugurated a Bhandara at Gumat bazaar on the eve of Amarnath Yatra today. The 15th Vishal Bhandara was organized by Shiv Shankar Sewa Samiti Upper Gumat Bazaar. Rajesh Gupta was the chief guest on the ocassion and was welcomed by the members of the Shiv Shankar Dal and a large number of the people present on the ocassion. Rajesh Gupta while speaking on the ocassion said that Jammu east is the nerve centre of the city and our endeavour is to develop all the modern facilities. Rajesh Gupta said that the recently signed agreement between the JDA and Sabarmati River Front Development Corporation to develop the Tawi river front is a landmark development project that has the potential to change the profile of Jammu city. Upon completion it would be the largest project of tourist attraction in the entire area. We must all prey for its speedy completion. MLA Rajesh Gupta was accompanied by SHO city Shakti Devi and senior BJP leaders Gulshan Mahajan,Pradeep Sharma,Girdhari Lal,Surinder Anand,Kuldeep, Ramesh Sharma, Chaman Lal and Amit.

Dr Jitendra announces Rs 50 lakh for Arnas, Gool

13592561_1039523636129334_7777001777716715356_nUnion Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh announced here today an amount of Rs. 50 lakh for development works in Arnas and Gool segments of district Reasi falling in his constituency. This will be in addition to the funds from other sources which would be made available for different ongoing works in the area, he said. Addressing a public meeting, Dr Jitendra Singh said that out of the amount of Rs. 50 lakh allocated today, Rs. 15 lakh MP-LAD in convergence with Rs. 10 lakh will be spent on constructing bridal paths. Another Rs. 4.5 lakh would be spent on building fencing wall in the School at Gool, he said, while additional Rs. 4.5 lakh will be spent on construction of "Ghoda Gali" in Gool. An amount of Rs. 8.5 lakh, Dr Jitendra Singh said, has already been earmarked for supplementing arrangements enroute the upcoming "Kousal Yatra". Rs. 5 lakh has already been allocated for bridal paths and Rs. 2.5 lakh is kept at the disposal of the Village Salal, he added. Dr Jitendra Singh regretted that even though Arnas-Gool is a region of high geographical and strategical importance for the State of Jammu & Kashmir, it did not receive the kind of attention it deserved. He said, rising above political and party considerations, and regardless of the political party of MLAs representing these areas, it is the responsibility of the government and also his personal responsibility as Member of Parliament from the area to ensure equitable development and fair deal for these areas. Referring to some of the path - breaking new initiatives of the Modi Government in the last two years,Dr Jitendra Singh said, the Central Government under Prime Minister Narendra Modi follows the principle of “cooperative federalism” vis-à-vis different States of the Union. This,he said, implies that the States will not only get their due share, but also that part of the share which they deserved but was not forthcoming earlier. In the similar vein, he said, the Governments in the State are also expected to follow the principle of cooperative federalism among different regions and in case of Jammu & Kashmir, this would imply equitable development of not only the three regions of Jammu, Ladakh and Kashmir, but also each of the smaller regions falling in each of these three bigger regions. District Development Commissioner Reasi Ravinder Kumar, senior officers of district administration, District BJP President Kuldeep Dubey were among the larger number of prominent citizens and officers attended the meeting.

NC, Cong Jammu legislators supporting Radical Kashmir Doctrine: BJP

Brig. Anil Gupta“While we are fully conscious of the onerous responsibility bestowed on us by the people of Jammu through their mandate and are sincerely working towards fulfilling their trust, the few legislators elected from the Jammu region and belonging to the opposition National Conference and Congress have a single point agenda of criticizing Bharatiya Janata Party for all the ills and woes being faced by the people of Jammu region due to their past scam-laced misrule for decades. They have always been completely bereft of any sense of responsibility towards safe guarding the interests of Jammu”, said Brigadier Anil Gupta, state spokesperson of BJP, in a statement issued to the press. Elaborating further Brig Gupta said that these legislators have forgotten that they were elected by the people of Jammu and always remained silent and unconcerned thereby conveying their tacit approval to discriminatory and anti-Jammu speeches and acts of their Valley based leaders. It appears that they have decided to collaborate with their Valley based colleagues in promoting ‘Radical Kashmir Doctrine’ in order to distance and isolate it from India. Their silence on the issue of Sainik Colonies in the Valley and Establishment of Colonies for Kashmiri Pandits is not only dubious but also unprincipled. Their intentions became obvious when the bill on Amendments to Transfer of Property Act and Alienation of Land Act was introduced in the state assembly in the just concluded Assembly session. While the MLAs from Bharatiya Janata Party vociferously opposed the Bill because it was not only against the interests of Jammu but also against the women of Jammu designed to deny them their fundamental right of ‘Right to Equality’, the legislators from Jammu belonging to NC, Congress and others vehemently supported their colleagues from Valley in demanding that the Bill be passed immediately. It was due to the efforts of the BJP MLAs that the Bill has been stalled and referred to the Select Committee. “BJP appeals to all legislators elected from Jammu region irrespective of Party affiliation to make their individual stand clear on this Anti-Jammu Bill. They need to clarify as to whether their loyalty is for the people who elected them or to their valley based bosses. They must follow their conscience and unite to defeat the draconian bill which is against natural justice, retrograde and discriminatory. They must come out openly and stand up for the national cause and reassure their electorate”, asserted Brig Gupta.

Charanjeet Singh Khalsa visit of Sonamarg

13592578_1039247979490233_6076406828533024253_nOn the tour visit of Sonamarg where shops and hotels sufferred loss due to fire.The People shared problems faced by them in this peak season of work and MLC Charanjeet Singh Khalsa assured them with quickest relief and support from J&K Govt.

1 lakh saplings to be planted during monsoon: Lal Singh

Lotus Logo copyMinister for Forests, Environment and Ecology Choudhary Lal Singh has directed the Divisional Forest Officers of Jammu Division to start a massive plantation drive and set a target of planting about one lakh ornamental and fruit saplings in the forest areas and alongside the roads during the current monsoon season. The Minister issued these directions while chairing a meeting of officers of Forest Department and its allied wings at Forest Information Centre here today. Principal Chief Conservator of Forests A K Singh, Chairman Pollution Control Board Ravi Kessar, Director, Social Forestry, Suresh Chugh, Chief Conservator Forests, Forest Protection Force Suresh Gupta, Managing Director, State Forest Corporation, Arun Tikoo, Chief Conservator of Forests, A K Gupta, besides Divisional Forest Officers (DFOs) of Jammu, Udhampur, Ramban, Poonch, Rajouri, Doda and Kathua districts attended the meeting. The Minister asked the DFOs to put in concerted efforts and mobilize the available resources for taking up plantation drive in the month of July-August in Jammu region, adding that plantation drive will also be taken up in Kashmir region simultaneously. He asked them to immediately start plantation drive in degraded forest areas of their respective jurisdictions. He said that Government has identified for immediate chain link fencing of forest areas in Sunjwan, Doongain, Dhammi, Panjgrain, Ban Panjgrain, Kala Kupper, Kalajarh, Chilla, Lodhwal, Sanasar road side to Kud via Patnitop, Tringla, Kothri, Marara, Ludara, Nogana, Ramkote and Plail to avoid encroachments. He asked the DFOs to submit the report on daily basis on the progress on chain link fencing and plantation on degraded forest areas. Choudhary Lal Singh directed for achieving cent percent targets of plantation in monsoon, especially on degraded and uncovered forest land on priority. He stressed that work, in this regard, should be visible on ground and directed for third party monitoring and inspection to ascertain the progress on the project. He also stressed the need for planting ornamental plants alongside the JammuUdhampur and Domail-Katra National Highway.

Rajesh Gupta inaugurated a Bhandara today at Rajpura Mangotrian

13606681_1038629516218746_2859927000901285410_nMLA Rajesh Gupta inaugurated a Bhandara today at Rajpura Mangotrian on the eve of the sthapna divas of chandi mata mandir. The Bhandara was organised by Shri Sarav Shakti Mandal Sewa Sanstha Jammu . The organisors of the Bhandara were all present including the founder Vijay Gupta,President Arun Sharma, Vice President Neeraj Gupta and other office bearers Suresh Kumar,Sourav Kotwal and Arun Gupta. All the members of the mandal welcomed the honourable MLA on the ocassion. A Hawan Yagya and Kanak Poojan was also performed on the ocassion followed by Bhandara that was attended by a large number of devotees who partook the langar . Rajesh Gupta while speaking on the ocassion said that only yesterday we greeted our Muslim brethren on the ocassion of Eid and today we have the celebration of hawan and Bhandara which goes on to display that Jammu is a wonderful mosaic of sarv dharm sambhav. Rajesh Gupta said that Jammu represents the composite culture of the country and these days we have the great honour to be the host to thousands of Amarnath yatris who would be visitig the state for the next one month. The prominent who accompanied the MLA included Ramesh Sharma, Kuldeep, Manav Mahajan,Rajinder Gupta,Chaman Lal and Amit.

Sat Sharma raises concern over power cuts, visits various areas

13592751_1038589022889462_3278086402073473920_nKeeping a vigil on the present situation of the power cuts in Jammu, State President and MLA Jammu West Sat Sharma (CA) toured various areas including Lakhar Mandi and adjoining area which are facing crisis of electricity cuts from past few days. Sharma visited the spots along with officials of various departments including PDD, PHE & JMC. Local residents and political activists were also present. Speaking on the occasion, Sat Sharma said that it is a matter of great concern that people are facing great crisis of electricity in this season of scorching heat and it will be seen that within hours the power situation is restored back to normal. He said that he also took the matter with Deputy Chief Minister who is also holding the portfolio of Power Development. He said that a night before a delegation around dozens of people met him and apprised him of the situation and redressing their grievance quickly as possible, he immediately called the concerned officials and arranged his tour to the area. He also directed the officials of the other departments as well as to increase the pace of developmental works in the area and other areas of Jammu West in order to provide better service to the masses. He also directed Chief Engineer PHE as well to quickly install water pipes and taps in the area in order to overcome the water problem of the area. Ex En Central Division Parvodh Sharma, Ex En PDD Sanjay Sharma, AEE Anil Sharma, AEE Pandoh, JE Mallah, Distt. President BJP Ayodhya Gupta, Mandal President Vijay Sharma, Subhash Sharma, Ramesh Khajuria, Distt President BJYM Ashish Sharma, Munish Raja, JD Singh, Sahil Gupta, Raveesh Mengi, Atul Bakshi and several others were present.

Sat inaugurates BJYM State Office

13557886_1038571272891237_3957125880226321885_nBJP State President & MLA Sat Sharma CA, along with State General Secretary (Organization) Ashok Kaul and Yuva Morcha State President Dr. Suresh Ajay Magotra, inaugurated the BJYM Office in the premises of Trikuta Nagar State Complex in presence of a large number of morcha activists. Sat Sharma, on this occasion, said that an office serves as a place where the public and the party activists can visit for direct interaction with the party leaders and thereby enhance the quality of the work of the organization. He said that the youth constitutes about 65% of the population and their role in educating the young generation about the pre-people, pro-youth initiative of the government as well as the party’s stand on the welfare of the youth is of utmost importance. He expressed hope that the morcha office will prove to be beneficial for Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha and appreciated the efforts being put by this morcha in reaching the youth in far flung and remotes areas of all the three regions of the state. Ashok Kaul, while congratulating Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha for having set up its office in the new building, said that a well equipped office of a party or an organization enhances the efficiency of the working and provides a conducive place to sit together, discuss and finalize programmes and other activities of the party. He expressed the hope that the office would result in better coordination between the district and mandal units of BJYM and maintain a good communication with the parent body. Dr. Suresh Ajay Magotra assured the party leadership that BJYM activists will utilize this office in a better managed way. BJYM State office bearers including Ajay Vaid, Munish Khajuria, Adv. Ramneek Singh, Vikas Choudhary, Tarun Sharma, Ishant Gutpta, Sunny Sangotra, Rahul Vaid, Lalit Raina and Abhishek Slathia were present on the occasion of the inauguration of office.

State witnessing new era of developmental activities: kavinder Gupta

13557918_1038557379559293_1886417436267135418_nSpeaker J&K Assembly and MLA, Gandhi Nagar, Kavinder Gupta undertook a whirlwind tour of Gandhi Nagar constituency; inaugurated and inspected various developmental works. He was accompanied by SDM, South, Sonu Pargal; BDO, Satwari, A K Khajuria; X-En, PWD(R&B), Mohammad Abdullah; X-En, UEED, Rajan Sharma; AEE, PWD(R&B) & UEED along with prominent citizens of the area. The Speaker inaugurated works sanctioned out of his constituency development fund which include lane & drain at Bhor Camp, Bathindi and Sunjwan. He inspected the work for Macadamization of military hospital road which was started earlier this week at an estimated cost of around Rs 60 lakhs. He also visited the site for the proposed extension of nallah alongside the airport at Satwari; which will cover the Karan Bagh, Govindpura - kullian up to Balole Nallah undertaken by the economic and reconstructing agency (ERA). While undertaking the tour of the area, various deputations met the speaker and expressed their gratitude for fulfilling these long pending demands and projected few more demands pertaining to development; which include the construction of Chatha road up to SKAUST, up gradation of stadium at Bhor Camp, completion of foot bridge. Replying to the demands put forth by the locals, he said these works have already been discussed and got approved by him and the works on the mentioned demands will be started soon. While addressing the people, he said that with the installation of BJP government at the centre and the state, the time has started to change and a very rapid and sustainable developmental activities has been witnessed by one and all in every sphere of his/her life and the State in a particular witnessing a new era of development all together. Assuring the people, he said that the government is committed to protect the rights and glory of the people of the state and the projects being shelved by the previous NC-Congress government are taken up on priority and will be completed in a time bound and transparent manner. He also lauded the efforts of the party activists in reaching out to the masses and their tireless working for the welfare of the society and said that the workers are our backbone and his full support and cooperation will be always with them; he further appealed the workers for spreading awareness among the people so that the benefits of the various welfare schemes launched by the central and the state government can be given to the needy. Vinay Gupta, Ashok Khajuria, Harbans Chowdhary, Vijay Sharma, Sippy, Bharat Sharma, Happy, Ramesh Kumar, Pitamber Sharma, Ramdass, Joginder Singh, Chanchala devi were prominent among others.

Sham lays foundation stone of WSS

Lotus Logo copyMinister for PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control Sham Lal Chaudhary laid the foundation stone of Water Supply Scheme (WSS) at Sungal Parmana in Akhnoor and inspected the flood prone sites at Sangrampur, Sitriwala, Chanjwan and Maira along river Chenab. The scheme having a capacity of 5,000 gallons per hour would be constructed at the cost of Rs. 213.55 lakh. The project being executed under National Rural Drinking Water Programme (NRDWP) will benefit the villagers living in Sungal Parmana, Mohalla Karala and their adjoining areas. It is pertinent to mention that National Rural Drinking Water Programme caters to the emerging challenges in availability, sustainability and quality of drinking water in rural areas. To deal with the problem of seasonal flood and minimize the damage to the areas, the Minister said that motors and water pumps would be kept reserved and ready at the pumping stations so that they can be used immediately at the time of emergency. The water tankers would also be kept reserved for various villages of Akhnoor that solely depend on water tankers, for potable drinking water, he added. While inspecting the flood prone sites, the Minister directed the concerned for repairing the damaged revetments and construct the new ones for saving the life and property of people living close to river Chenab. Sham Lal said that the Government is working relentlessly to ensure equitable development of the state for which several development plans have been chalked out. The aim of PHE department is to provide clean drinking water to each and every household in the State with special focus on border and kandi areas, he added. Later, the Minister also inaugurated road leading from main road to Siterwala and Bandwal. MLA Akhnoor Rajeev Sharma, Chief Engineer PHE Department, Jammu, Chief Engineer, Irrigation & Flood Control, senior Engineers of departments and villagers were also present on the occasion.

उधमपुर भारतीय जनता पार्टी कार्यालय में डॉ श्यामा प्रसाद मुखर्जी का जन्मदिवस मनाया गया

13600162_1038499592898405_2752321495877197134_nउधमपुर भारतीय जनता पार्टी कार्यालय में डॉ श्यामा प्रसाद मुखर्जी का जन्मदिवस मनाया गया ।इस कार्यक्रम में मन्त्रीमण्डल के सदस्य चौधरी लाल सिंह जी और प्रदेश महामंत्री पवन खजुरिया जी,ज़िला अद्य्क्षय राकेश गुप्ता जी,सोमराज खजुरिया सहित सैंकड़ो कार्यकर्ता उपस्थित रहे।लाल सिंह जी ने डॉ श्यामा प्रसाद मुखर्जी के जीवन पर प्रकाश डालते हुए कहा की उनका जन्म 6 जुलाई 1901 को कलकत्ता में हुआ था और उन्होंने अपनी अंतिम सांस संदिग्ध परिस्थितियों में 23 जून 1953 को श्रीनगर में ली,जहां उन्हें नजरबन्द रखा गया था और उन्होंने बताया की जम्मू कश्मीर से परमिट प्रणाली को भी डॉ श्यामा प्रसाद जी ने खत्म करवाया जिससे आज हम खुली हवा में सांसे ले रहे है।प्रदेश महामंत्री पवन खजुरिया जी ने डॉ श्यामा प्रसाद मुखर्जी के जीवन पर बताया की डॉ श्यामा प्रसाद मुखर्जी और उनके सबसे प्रिय सहयोगी पंडित दीनदयाल जी,दोनों का जीवनकाल बहुत छोटा था।उन दोनों के निधन में भी दुःखद समानता थी।इन दोनों महापुरुषों की मृत्यु रहस्मय परिस्थियों में हुई थी और मात्र 52 वर्ष की अल्प आयु में वे दोनों संसार को छोड़ गए थे।पवन खजुरिया जी ने वताया की डॉ श्यामा प्रसाद मुखर्जी जी एक साहसी और निड़र नेता थे।लोगों के लिए उनका आखिरी संदेश था मैने जम्मू और कश्मीर में परमिट प्रणाली को चुनोती देते हुए प्रवेश कर लिया है।वे पहले व्यक्ति थे,जो भारत की एकता तथा एकीकरण के लिए शहीद हुए।उनका व्यक्तित्व,उनकी तर्क श्रमता,उनकी राजनितिक दृढ़ता तथा सबसे बढ़कर उनका मानवतावाद आने वाली पीढ़ियों को हमेशा प्रेरित और मार्गदर्शन करता रहेगा।इस कार्यक्रम में नीलम नरगोत्रा,गीता देवी,सुभाष गुप्ता,सतपाल सलन,रोमेश,विकास कोंग्रा, वीर सिंह,जगदीश,लाल हुसैन,तनवीर,पवित्र सिंह,संजय,दीपक वर्मा,संजय वर्मा,मोहन लाल द्राहि, अक्षयबंटी, अशोक महरा,सुनील,कमला, नीलम शर्मा,कृष्णलाल,सोमराज ठंडा,बंसी लाल गुप्ता,आशा नन्द,विकास भारत ,चुनीलाल डोगरा,शामलाल,रमणीक,भारती शर्मा आदि उपस्थित रहे।

Jugal Kishore Sharma, alongwith MLA Dr. Davinder Manyal, undertook an extensive tour of village Lyani Baguni

13631491_1038137542934610_277513251911798790_nBJP Member of Parliament form Jammu-Poonch Constituency Jugal Kishore Sharma, alongwith Samba MLA Dr. Davinder Manyal, undertook an extensive tour of village Lyani Baguni, where they interacted with the local people, listened to their problems and later addressed a massive gathering. The people expressed their concern over the condition of road leading to their village besides lack of basic amenities and the MP and the MLA assured that whatever has been brought into their notice would be taken seriously and the people will get respite soon. Jugal also announced rupees two lakh for restoration of dug well for the benefit of the local population. Jugal Kishore Sharma, while addressing the gathering, said that many areas of Samba constituency remained neglected during the previous government and the then MLA also did not care to work for development and welfare of the people. The BJP MLA is working hard to ensure that equal treatment is given to every area in all matters and at all levels, he said and added that the BJP has always stood for the cause of the people and their welfare. MLA Dr. Davinder Manyal spoke on various developmental projects initiated during his tenure and assured that the benefits of various welfare schemes will be extended to the genuinely deserving people. Earlier, Jugal Kishore Sharma, Dr. Davinder Manyal, Rural Prabhari Nand Kishore and District President Jangbir Singh Chiku garlanded the portrait of Dr. Shyama Prasad Mookherjee and paid their rich tributes to this great Indian patriot. Paying his tributes, Jugal said that the party is remembering Dr. Shyama Prasad Mookherjee today for his supreme sacrifice which he made while agitating against the provision of separate flag, separate constitution, separate post of Prime Minister and practice of obtaining permit to enter this state. He said Dr. Mookherjee did set a mission for full integration of this state with the rest of the country and we have to fulfill his dream. Chief Horticulture Officer, Samba, Chief Animal Husbandry, Samba, Executive Engineers of PWD, PHE and PDD, Naib Tesildar and other administrative staff besides Panches & Sarpanches were present when Jugal had interaction with the people and discussed their problems with these officials for early redressal.

BJP District Rajouri paid floral tributes to Dr. Shyama Prasad Mookherjee on his Birth Anniversary

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BJP District Rajouri paid floral tributes to Dr. Shyama Prasad Mookherjee on his Birth Anniversary.

BJP District working committee meeting was held at Budgam

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BJP District working committee meeting was held at Budgam.

BJP District working committee meeting was held at Jammu Rural

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BJP District working committee meeting was held at Jammu Rural.

BJP District working committee meeting was held at Kishtwar District

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BJP District working committee meeting was held at Kishtwar District.

BJP Mandal working committee meeting was held at Satwari

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BJP Mandal working committee meeting was held at Satwari.

BJP Mahilla Morcha Kathua paid floral tributes to Dr. Shyama Prasad Mookherjee on his Birth Anniversary

13600048_1038059759609055_8769597172005797087_nBJP Mahilla Morcha Kathua paid floral tributes to Dr. Shyama Prasad Mookherjee on his Birth Anniversary.

BJP Unit Jammu Rural District paid floral tributes to Dr. Shyama Prasad Mookherjee on his Birth Anniversary

13590280_1037983656283332_7620559555930536082_nBJP Unit Jammu Rural District paid floral tributes to Dr. Shyama Prasad Mookherjee on his Birth Anniversary.

BJP Kandi Mandal of Kathua District paid floral tributes to Dr. Mookherjee on his Birth Anniversary

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BJP Kandi Mandal of Kathua District paid floral tributes to Dr. Mookherjee on his Birth Anniversary.

BJP paid floral tributes to Dr. Mookherjee

13620812_1037971202951244_8356251652190064780_nOn the occasion of birth anniversary of Bharatiya Jana Sangh founder President Dr. Shyama Prasad Mookherjee, BJP organized number of programmes across the state, wherein party leaders, ministers, MLAs, MLCs visited different districts to lead the local activists to pay tributes. In two separate programmes held at Trikuta Nagar and Kachi Chawni offices, BJP State President & MLA Sat Sharma (C.A), Speaker Assembly Kavinder Gupta, State General Secretary (Org.) Ashok Kaul, MLA Rajesh Gupta, MLCs Ashok Khajuria and Ramesh Arora (Adv.), District Presidents Ayodhya Gupta and Baldev Singh Billawaria and Mahila Morcha State President Purnima Sharma, garlanded and laid wreaths at the statue of Dr. Shyama Prasad Mookherjee. Sat Sharma, in his tributes, said that Dr. Mookherjee gave a new direction to the people who wanted complete integration of this state with the rest of the country. He said that although this great leader was not born in J&K but had pain for the people of this state and proved the same by sacrificing his life. Kavinder Gupta said that the youth in particular should take pledge to adopt the principles and ideology of Dr. Shyama Prasad Mookherjee and work towards achieving his mission. MP Jugal Kishore Sharma, while paying tributes at Samba, said that Dr. Mookherjee was an institution in himself which represented a visionary leader, a great patriot and good human being, who never compromised on principles. Ashok Kaul spoke in length on various aspects of the life of Dr. Mookherjee and said that it was on the call of Pt. Premnath Dogra that Dr. Mookherjee took the initiative to protest permit system and provision of separate symbols in J&K. Ashok Khajuria said that although Dr. Mookherjee is not live but he still remains in our minds to remind us the incomplete task he has left. Ramesh Arora also paid his tributes and said that rare leaders like Dr. Shyama Prasad Mookherjee write history and set a path for the next generations. Rajesh Gupta said that today people run after ministries but Dr. Mookherjee left his chair of Union Minister for the cause of the nation. It shows his concern and pain for motherland. Similarly, Industries & Commerce Minister CP Ganga joined party activists to pay tributes at Poonch. PHE Minister Sham Choudhary paid tributes, alongwith local activists in a programme at Kathua. Forest & Environment Minister Ch. Lal Singh alongwith State General Secretary Pawan Khajuria paid his tributes at Udhampur.

Govt. should preserve economy, constitute inquiry against scandals: Prof. Virender

Prof.-Virender-GuptaBJP State Spokesperson Prof. Virender Gupta in a statement said that the Government of Jammu & Kashmir is in a serious mess because of financial irregularities and scandals committed during the previous regime and because of lack of desired initiatives. He illustrated his points by quoting the following the reports that appeared in the section of the media. A standing amount of Rs. 2509.11 crore is an outstanding against various government departments, influential individuals, firms and traders on account of various taxes administered by Commercial Taxes Department. As per the CAG report tabled in both the houses of State Legislature the fiscal liabilities of State Government are accumulating alarmingly and have gone up to Rs. 48, 314 crore on 2014-15 from Rs. 31,271 crore in 2010-11, an increase of Rs. 17,042 crores in last five years (about 42 per cent) The State Vigilance Organization (SVO) is moving with slow pace in the cases referred to it. As per government order of 2003, the Vigilance Organization has to conduct surprise checks jointly with the concerned department. Whereas out of 114 Joint Surprise Checks to be conducted, the Vigilance Organization merely conducted only 16 from July 2015 to December 2015. The government on its own is also soft peddling on sanctioning prosecution in corruption cases as a result of which erring officers and officials have remained unpunished. The Chief Minister, Mebhooba Mufti in her statement in the legislature said that the state government employees would have to wait for 7th Pay Commission for atleast two years as she stated that government has many financial liabilities, including around Rs. 20,000 crore of General Provident Fund money missing. Prof. Virender Gupta said that with the above stated financial position of the state and financial outstanding against various departments and influential individuals, it is desired that government should cut down its expenditure, preserve economy and constitute inquiry against the persons, including the ex-ministers and bureaucrats, who committed scandals and looted public money. It should activate the SVC and establish accountability and transparency in the government working.

Altaf Thakur greets people on Eid ul Fitr

Altaf ThakurBharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Media Incharge, Kashmir greeted people on Eid ul Fitr. Thakur while congratulating the people across the state on the occasion of the Eid-ul-Fitr hoped that the festival strengthens the bond of peace, unity and brotherhood in the state. “Greetings on Eid-ul-Fitr. May this auspicious day strengthen the bond of peace, unity and brotherhood across our state,” he said. He also expressed hope that the festival will reinforce the state’s commitment to mutual harmony and radiate the message of composite culture to the whole world. The three-day-long Eid al-Fitr is a time to celebrate the completion of Ramadan, a month devoted to worship and repentance during which observing Muslims abstain from food and water from sunrise to sunset every day. He said: “ Eid-ul-Fitr, which marks the culmination of the fasting month of Ramzan, is being celebrated across the country on July 6th.”

Mohd Hassan Pasha greets people on Eid-ul-Fitr

13620273_1037915942956770_7312861313353797876_nKargil (Ladakh),BJYM J&K Joint Social Media Incharges Shri Mohd Hassan Pasha has greeted the people of Jammu,Kashmir and Ladakh and Muslim Ummah in general on the auspicious occasion of Eid- ul-Fitr. Shri Mohd Hassan pasha in message said “The spirit behind the observance of Eid-ul Fitr is to express our thanks to Almighty Allah for giving us the courage to observe fasting in the holy month of Ramzan and rededicate ourselves to the path of truthfulness, sincerity, self-control, patience and human dignity”.He also said that Jammu and Kashmir is an abode of rich cultural ethos where the people of different religions live together with harmony for centuries. He also prayed for the happiness and well being of the people of the state. Mohd Hassan Pasha also condemned the suicide attacks in Saudi Arabia and Iraq in the strongest of terms and said such acts of violence in Islam’s second holiest city is painful for Muslims all over the world. Meanwhile, Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) Kargil (Ladakh) Executive Members have also extended their greetings to the people of State on the eve of Eid-ul-Fitr.

Lal Singh kick starts blacktopping of Dhar Mahanpur link road

Lotus Logo copyMinister for Forest, Ecology and Environment Ch. Lal Singh reiterated that Government has taken up several projects to improve road network in all the parts of the State which holds key to socio economic development of area. The Minister said this while kick starting the blacktopping work of road connecting Dhar Mahanpur with Basohli-Kathua link road. The work on 20 km road link will be executed by PWD(R&B) for which Rs 6 crore has been sanctioned so far. Later, the Minister also convened a Public Grievance Redressal Camp at Dhar Mahanpur in Basohli. Dhar Mahanpur has been blessed with natural scenic beauty with good forest cover which can be further developed as attractive tourist destination, the Minister added. He said Government has focused its attention on developing locations having tourist potential to increase footfall which can generate employment and further enhance the socio- economic condition of the locals. Ch. Lal Singh added that people of places like Dhar Mahanpur bear additional responsibility to conserve the natural beauty of this place and act as true guardian of this green wealth. He appealed people to take up aforestation on mission mode to maintain natural ecology, beauty and equilibrium of the area. The Minister informed that various projects are underway under tourism sector to improve infrastructure in Panagar which includes 4 huts besides a guest house in the area. He said an extensive road web will be laid under PMGSY scheme to improve connectivity of Dhar Mahanpur with its peripheral locations. The Minister further directed Divisional Forest Officer to take up the plantation work in the compound of Government Higher Secondary School Dhar Mahanpur. He said that Rs 7.5 lakh has been released for compound wall of the Higher Secondary School. He directed Chief Education Officer Kathua to undertake the renovation work of higher secondary school on priority. Among others Ex MLA Basohli Kanta Andotra, RD PCB Shokat Ali, CCF A. K Singh, ACD Kathua, SDM Basohli and other concerned officers were present on the occasion.

Pathania highlights initiatives, achievements

13615264_1037885002959864_3351069386854763107_nFor highlighting his achievements in the month-long Assembly session at Srinagar, MLA Ramnagar, Ranbir Singh Pathania, today addressed public meeting at Gupta Chowk, Ramnagar and at Dak Bungalow, Ramnagar. "Enlistment of DuduBasantgarh area on tourist map as well as introduction of State-of art facilities in Mansar, a 18-feet road upto Basantgarh and start of work on Tawi bridge at Roun Domel, blacktopping of all roads (PMGSY/PWD) and electrification of all hamlets of Ramnagar is in offing while a Nursing College/AMT School is going to come up at Ramnagar very shortly. A Master Plan for Ramnagar town with a Sewerage Treatment Plant and Solid Waste Management system and a planned Housing Colony for Ramnagar shall shortly come up at Ramnagar," he told the public. Mr Pathania also called upon the party cadres and people of Ramnagar to not to get carried away or deviated by empty rhetoric and irresponsible criticism of certain political parties and political wayfarers. "Whatever charges they are leveling against us had been their own styles of working whereas we believe in transparency, accountability and quality work with a futuristic vision and concern for Aam Aadmi", he said. In a veiled attack on his predecessor, Pathania alleged that those who were voted again and again by the people of Ramnagar and remained in power for decades, failed to provide even basic living facilities to the people of Ramnagar. "The people of Ramnagar have given the mandate of change to BJP as such the party cadres of BJP have greater responsibility of not only developing Ramnagar but giving a four-dimensional fillip to it, while developing its natural and human resource and providing employment avenues to the unemployed youth of the area," he added. Others, who addressed the public meeting, included Sham Lal, Rajinder Sharma, (all Mandal Pradhans), Jagmohan, Capt Mohan Singh, Sachin Gupta, Shounku, Raghuvir Sharma, Rameshwar Gupta, Som Thappa, Rajgopal, Vijay Kumar, Bikram Singh Sarpanch, Raj Kumar Sarpanch, Mansukh Sarpanch, Kishori Lal Sarpanch and Bishan Das Sarpanch.

Sham kick starts blacktopping work of road

13615129_1037874389627592_6665249046754451995_nFulfilling a long standing demand of the residents from areas of Kadyal, Badyal, Kotli Arjun Singh, Badila and others, the Minister for PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control Sham Lal Choudhary today kick started the blacktopping works for 2 km stretch of road from Kadyal Gate to Kotli Shahdulla. The project is being undertaken under the City Town Plan with an estimated cost of Rs 1.16 crore. The width of the road will be stretched up to 4 meter to accommodate the traffic requirements. Addressing the demands put forth by the locals, Sham Lal announced that keeping in with the demands of the people, the stretch of road will be named after the brave son of the soil, Captain Bana Singh (PVC). He informed the people that works are underway in full swing to create a stable concrete flood resistant wall to overcome the problem of seasonal flooding due to overflowing of river Tawi. The locals also raised the demand for setting up of a Government dispensary in the village Kadyal and for processing of compensation for damages from the floods occurred last year. The Minister assured them that the issue will be taken up with the concerned departments at the earliest. Captain Bana Singh (PVC), concerned officers, various Sarpanches, Panchs and a large number of locals were present on the occasion.

Sat Sharma starts construction works of Community Toilet at Janipur

13567124_1037458526335845_5425984619898363206_nPromoting the vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and providing good sanitation system to the residents of Jammu West, State President BJP and MLA Sat Sharma (CA) started construction works of a community Toilet under “Swach Bharat Mission” at Janipur chowk near SDM office. Accompanied by a large number of people, Sharma started the works in the presence of JMC (Jammu Municipal Corporation) officials, locals and political activists of the area. The works will be done under the supervision of JMC at an estimated cost of around Rupees 10.50 lakhs and it includes two Bathrooms, five Water Closets, One Urinal Block and one care taker room. Speaking on the occasion, Sat Sharma said that keeping in view the demands of the general public especially women and people who pass through the area, the construction of a full fledge toilet was must in order to provide a good sanitation system to the masses. Sat Sharma said that the initiative taken by Prime Minister to make a clean and green nation is one of its own kind and each and every person must contribute to attain this mission so that by year 2019, India should become clean and green under the mission of “Swach Bharat”. Ex En Central Division Parvodh Sharma, AEE JP Saraf, Kuldeep Magotra, Ex- corporator Darshana Bandral, Mandal President Vijay Sharma, Distt. president BJYM Ashish Sharma, Ravish Mengi, Sahil Gupta, Atul Bakshi, Arti Sharma and several others were also present.

Deputation led by number of people of Ossu village of Chenani Mandal highlights their problems

13439135_1037454466336251_2530542163486133668_nDeputation led by number of people of Ossu village of Chenani Mandal highlights their problems.

BJP Sikh activists celebrates Ahluwalia’s induction as Minister

13606521_1037421836339514_4786826433979052762_nWhile greeting the new ministers inducted into Union government by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP State President & MLA Sat Sharma (C.A) said that the expansion has taken care of all the sections of the society and regions to ensure more equitable representation in the Council of Ministers. He said that efforts to achieve Narendra Modi’s dream and slogan of ‘Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas’ are reflected in this expansion of the Cabinet. He expressed these views while interacting with a large number of party workers belonging to Sikh community, who had called upon him to convey their gratitude to the party for having given representation to the Sikh community by inducting one of its tallest leader Sardar S.S. Ahluwalia in the Union Ministry. A large number of Sikh leaders and activists of BJP had assembled at Trikuta Nagar office to celebrate the induction of a sikh leader into the Union Cabinet amid dance on drum beats and distribution of sweets. BJP State General Secretary (Org.) Ashok Kaul also joined the celebrations. Ashok Kaul expressed pleasure at the representation having been given to sikh community in the Union Cabinet in the appointment of SS Ahluwalia. He said that the induction of new members in the cabinet will make the NDA government more people friendly and responsive to their needs. He also welcomed the appointment of M.J. Akbar as MoS in the Cabinet and described his induction as indicative of BJP’s Muslim friendly outlook. BJP has never been communal or against any class, sect or religious denomination, Kaul said and added that every Indian who loves and respects the motherland is welcomed in the BJP. BJP Cells State Incharge S. Varinderjeet Singh, while welcoming the appointment of SS Ahluwalia in the Cabinet, said that his appointment should be an eye-opener to all those who had been feeling that BJP is not concerned with the aspirations and feelings of Sikhs. It is the duty of every citizen of this country and of the state to work for the advancement of BJP and endeavor to make India a country which has no place for Congress nor for scams, corruption and mis-governance. Kulwant Singh Bhatti, Charan Singh Bali, Gurbachan Singh, Gurcharan Singh, Harpal Singh Bali, Vijinder Singh Dutta, S. Hardeep Singh, Balvinder Singh, Daler Singh, Baljeet Singh, Darshan Singh, Sher Singh, Gurdyal Singh Bali, Gurvinder Singh, Sunil Bali and others had joined the celebrations.

BJP constitutes its Legal Cell

Lotus Logo copyBJP Legal Cell State Convenor Advocate Onkar Seth, in consultations with BJP State President & MLA Sat Sharma (C.A.) and Cells Incharge S. Varinderjeet Singh, has constituted state team. The State team has Advocates Rajesh Thappa, Adarsh Kumar and S. Amrik Singh as State Co-Convenors. Advocate Radhey Sham Sharma has been nominated as Office Coordinator, while Advocate Sandeep Singh and Vikas Pankay Sharma have been nominated as Office Co-Coordinators. The team includes special invitees namely Sr. Adv. Sunil Sethi, Adv. SS Nanda, Adv. Ajay Nanda (MoS), Adv. Lalit Moza, Adv. Ramesh Arora (MLC), Adv. R.S. Pathania (MLA), Adv. NP Kotwal, Adv. Ved Bhushan Gupta, Adv. Vibodh Gupta (MLC), Adv. Vijay Sharma, Adv. Ranjit Singh Jasrotia and Adv. Chander Mohan Sharma. Advocates— Ravinder Gupta, Ranjit Singh Jamwal, B.S. Bahu, Parveen Kapahi, M.P. Singh (Pali), S. Gurcharan Singh, Anil Kapoor, Rajinder Singh Jamwal, Ved Bharat Singh, Hunar Gupta, Gurjeet Singh Wazir, Gourav Jamwal, Abhishek Wazir, Kapil Gandhi, Atul Raina, Amit Sharma, Atul Andotra, Ajay Kotwal, Gurdeep Singh Gill, Pawan Dev Singh, Avtar Singh Sodhi, Jasmeet Singh Saini, Vishal Sharma, Bhanu Partap Singh, Anil Khajuria, Ghara Kumar, Dharminder Singh, Arjun Singh Sangha, Vinod Sharma, Raman Sharma, Harpreet Singh, B.S. Charak, Vimla Balgotra, Azar Khan, Suhasni Vashist, Komal Sharma, Shweit Khajuria, Amit Manhas, Rakeshwar Singh Durswal, Amrik Singh, Dharam Pal, K.K. Sharma, Jasrinder Singh, Ishaan Sharma, Jatin Sabharwal, Jatinder Kumar, Rishu Gupta, Sandeep Sharma, Ajmer Singh Katoch, Manav Samotra, Raman Chanotra, Sonali Sharma, Rajinder Singh Langha, Anchit Hari Payn Sharma, Inderjeet Charak, Mohd. Amir Awan, Nadeem Khan, Tasaduq H. Khwaza, G.M. Wani, Pardeep Majotra, Manisha Kohli, Arun Kandroo, Sonam Dooriji, Nawed Choudhary, Amit Bhandari, B.M. Magotra, Ajay Singh Manhas, Sonia Gupta, Manjit Singh, Aman Ali, Satinder Singh, Rakesh Khajuria, Rakesh Badyal, Vandana Mehta, Neena Mishra, Shallu Mishra, Leena Devi, JP Nanda, Rashmi Bajaj, Vishal Sharma, Varun Kotwal, Kuldeep Kumar Dubey, Suresh Kumar, Sandeep Gupta, Sourav Diwan, Sourav Banotra, Randeep Singh, Aman Mahajan, Shalinder Sharma, Harshwardan Gupta, Naresh Kumar, Aditya Gupta, Amit Gupta, Sakshi Koul, Harbhajan Singh, Akash Kotwal, Manoj Bhat, Karan Kapoor, Ajay Kotwal, Ronik Sharma and Arjun Pathania are nominated as Working Committee Members of Legal Cell.

BJP State President greets people on Eid ul Fitr

Sat Paul Sharma (CA)Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), State President, Sat Sharma greeted people on Eid ul Fitr Sharma while congratulating the Muslims across the state on the occasion of the Eid-ul-Fitr hoped that the festival strengthens the bond of peace, unity and brotherhood in the state. “Greetings on Eid-ul-Fitr. May this auspicious day strengthen the bond of peace, unity and brotherhood across our state,” Sharma said. He also expressed hope that the festival will reinforce the state’s commitment to mutual harmony and radiate the message of composite culture to the whole world. He said:“I extend warm greetings and good wishes to all fellow citizens, particularly to my Muslim brothers and sisters in India and abroad.” The three-day-long Eid al-Fitr is a time to celebrate the completion of Ramadan, a month devoted to worship and repentance during which observing Muslims abstain from food and water from sunrise to sunset every day. “ Eid-ul-Fitr, which marks the culmination of the fasting month of Ramzan, is being celebrated across the country on July 6th.”

Charanjeet Singh Khalsa inaugurated Drainage work from his CDF at Upper Gadigarh Jammu

13606886_1037319229683108_1504452161706441618_nHon'ble MLC Charanjeet Singh Khalsa inaugurated Drainage work from his CDF at Upper Gadigarh Jammu for the welfare of the residents of that area. It was the long time demand of the inhabitants of concerning area which has been fulfilled and Hon'ble MLC also assures them that in future the development of rural areas will continue.

On the eve of the holy Amarnath Yatra a Bhandara was organised by Trinetardhari Shiv Shambhu Seva Dal

13600320_1037265496355148_108324866904791836_nMLA Jammu east Rajesh Gupta was the chief guest on the ocassion. Chairman of the Shiv Seva Dal Neeraj Sharma,President Mandeep Sharma, Vijay Baru,Sandeep Bhagat, ,Rocky,Sanju,Mahant Bitta, Ramesh, Raju,Ravi and K.S.Bagha welcomed the MLA on the ocassion. Rajesh Gupta while speaking on the ocassion said that the holy Amarnath Yatra unites the regions of Jammu and Kashmir in a spiritual bond. Rajesh Gupta said that this year we have the additional delight of having the Amarnath Yatra and the holy month of Ramzan come together followed by Eid. It is this unity and strength our nation that our enemies fear the most and have been trying level best to disturb but we will foil all designs of our enemies. The prominent who accompanied the MLA included Ramesh Sharma,Kuldeep, Prof.Shyam,P.C.Gupta,Chaman Lal,Rajesh ,Rajinder Gupta,Amit,Sunny Sehgal and Romesh.

BJP Udhampur Mandal working commetty meeting held at Udhampur BJP office

13533318_1036797516401946_4947034650203138813_nBJP Udhampur Mandal working commetty meeting held at Udhampur BJP office. Mandal president Vikas Bharat Pachiala Perside the meeting.

Jugal, Manhas chair PDD high level meeting

13590450_1036788023069562_9165781970190783161_nLok Sabha MP Jugal Kishore Sharma and Rajya Sabha MP Shamsher Singh Manhas, chaired a high level meeting of PDD senior officials and reviewed the working of the department, particularly the measurers being undertaken to ensure regular supply of electricity. Jugal Kishore Sharma, while expressing grave concern over the recent deaths of PDD employees due to electric currents, said that it is the result of lack of coordination in the department. He said that two employees lost their lives in Burn in Jammu few days ago, yesterday also two PDD employees died under same circumstances in Pargwal and even today two more employees got injured at same place. He said that the department should immediately take steps to ensure that such incidents do not repeat. He said that in these months of scorching heat and rise in temperature, the people need regular supply of electricity but due to heavy load, power cuts and imposed but still every effort should be made that people do not suffer for long durations. He also took stock of the progress in implementation of RAPDRP scheme in Urban areas and stressed upon immediate taking up of Deen Dayal Upadhayaya Gram Jyoti Yojana in Rural areas which was started in 2015 by PM Narendra Modi but has failed to see the light in our state. Shamsher Singh Manhas said that the PDD need to review the power supply as well as the working of infrastructure at all levels and in case of any failure, immediate steps should be taken to provide respite to the consumers. He said that no leniency would be tolerated if the PDD officials adopt delay tactics in mitigating the sufferings of the people. He said that the Govt. of India has been very liberally providing funds for various developmental and welfare schemes in Jammu & Kashmir and more focus is on setting up of power generation projects. He said that the PM himself has assured that funds will not be any obstacle as far as developmental projects are concerned and hence departments like PDD should complete the sanctioned projects on time and submit the utility certificates so that more funds are made available as follow up. Gandhi Nagar MLA Kavinder Gupta, Samba MLA Dr. Devinder Manyal, Akhnoor MLA Rajeev Sharma, R.S. Pura MLA Dr. Gagan Bhagat, Chhamb MLA Dr. Krishan Lal Bhagat, MLC S. Charanjit Singh Khalsa, PDD Chief Engineer Ashwani Gupta, PDD Planning Chief Engineer Som Dutt, Executive Engineers and other senior officials of PDD took part in the meeting.

BJP nominates Ex-servicemen Cell office bearers

Lotus Logo copyBJP Cells State Incharge S. Varinderjeet Singh, in consultations with BJP State President & MLA Sat Sharma (C.A) and State General Secretary (Organization) Ashok Kaul, has nominated the State Convenor and Co-Convenors of BJP Ex-Servicemen Cell. Col. Sain Dass Chib has been nominated as State Convener, while Capt. Karnail Singh and Subedar Major Bishambar Singh Jasrotia have been nominated as State Co-Conveners of the BJP Ex-servicemen Cell. Colonel Sain Dass Chib has been nominated as State Convener, while Captain Karnail Singh and Subedar Major Singh Jasrotia have been nominated as State Conveners. S. Varinderjeet Singh congratulated the new nominees and expressed hope that they will prove to be an asset to the party as they have a long experience of serving for the nation. He said that Narendra Modi-led NDA government has fulfilled the long pending demands of One Rank One Pension (OROP) and the Ex-Servicemen are highly appreciable of this historic decision. Colonel Sain Dass Chib, while expressing gratitude to the party for giving him an opportunity to lead the Ex-Servicemen Cell in the State, assured to work whole- heartedly for mobilizing more and more ex-servicemen and getting them associated with BJP.

ROTARY CLUB JAMMU DISTRICT 3070 HONORED ITS ROTRACT SECRETARY ISHANT GUPTA FOR HIS SERVICES

In a function organized for the installation of new president Sh. Ravinder Koul for Rotary Jammu District 3070 by District Governor, Rotary District 3070 Dr. Sarabjit Singh, Rotary Club honoured its Rotract Secretary Ishant Gupta by presenting him a memento for his visit to china for youth exchange programme and also to promotion peace between India & China. Former President Rotary Club Jammu District 3070 Sh. Sanjeev Vaid appreciated the working of Ishant and his services for the club. Ishant Gupta thanked Dr. Sarabjit Singh, Sh. Sanjeev Vaid, Sourabh Sethi, Mayank Vaid & other fellow members of Rotary Club Jammu District for honouring him. Gupta also congratulated newly installed president Mr. Koul. Ishant said that he feel proud and honour to be a member of such worldwide organization that works for the society voluntarily without any lust. Gupta also share his experience at china and said the country is very clean and green, the reason for this is that the citizens of the country adopt themselves voluntarily and had a bit to throw garbage in dustbins only and also they plant more than ten thousand trees in a year. Gupta added that Chinese people are very hard work, & punctual. He appeal every citizen to prmote our Honb’le Prime Minister Sh. Narender Modi Ji ‘s “Swacch Bharat Mission” by develop thinking to drop garbage only in dustbins, and also to plant more and more trees to keep our country clean & green.

MLA inaugurates Langar for Amarnath yatris

13557736_1036718786409819_4616231376459865418_nState BJP president, Sat Sharma (MLA Jammu West), inaugurated a grand Langar at Asa Ram Bapu Ashram, Bhagwati Nagar for the pilgrims of Shri Amarnath ji here today. Besides several BJP leaders and Amarnath yatris, the Phool Kumar Shastri ( Sunderbani Wale) were also present on the occasion. Bhandara is being organised by the devotees of the Ashram under the banner of Satsang Prachar Sewa Mandal Jammu and Kashmir and will continue till the end of the yatra. The pilgrims will be served breakfast, lunch and dinner at the Langar during the yatra period. The arrangements of boarding and lodging for the pilgrims have also been made at the Ashram by the Sewa Mandal.

Lal Singh convenes grievance redressal camp

13606907_1036689206412777_8381294427752139361_nMinister for Forest, Ecology and Environment Ch. Lal Singh today commissioned a dug well station at Kainta under Water Supply Scheme Tridwan. The work was completed under Improvement and Augmentation of WSS Tridwan under ARWSP-Phase-IV at a cost of 41.83 lakh and would provide benefit to 3856 souls of village Kainta, Tridwan and adjoining areas. Speaking on the occasion, the Minister said that to mitigate the problem of drinking water of Tridwan village, a new pipeline will be laid and hand pumps would be provided in the areas where pipeline can`t reach. He further laid stress on linking every far flung village of Basohli by constructing new roads thus increasing connectivity. He said that to increase tourist footfall and providing avenues of water sports steamers will also be provided at Ranjit Sagar Dam. Ch. Lal Singh also announced that since village Kainta is far from Kathua a spare motor will also be provided in this station to meet any exigency. The Minister also directed the Forest Officers to plant more trees in the vacant forest land to prevent soil erosion. He also asked them to immediately take up fencing of vulnerable forest areas to curb encroachment of forest land . Several villagers raised the demand of Higher Secondary School at village Kuthlair or at Basantpur. They also apprised him with their demand for new dug well in the area and problem of low voltage. Earlier, a public grievance redressal camp was also held at Kathua in which the Minister patiently listened to the problems of various deputations which came from the nearby villages. He gave necessary directions to the concerned departments to take requisite steps to mitigate the problems of the people. The Minister said that Government is working for the equitable development of all the three regions of the State and concerted efforts are on to provide better amenities to the people. Ch Lal Singh exhorted upon the people to plant more trees in their surroundings to preserve the environment . He further said that about 1 lakh saplings will be planted at Jasrota along with the creation of 2 ponds. Two Zoos will be developed at Pahalgam and Nagrota to bring the state on the national tourist circuit informed the Minister. ADC Kathua Bharat Bhushan , Tehsildar, officers of of line departments , Sarpanch and Panchs were present on the occasion.

District R.S. Pura organised a District working committee meeting at R.K.Farm

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District R.S. Pura organised a District working committee meeting at R.K.Farm in the presence of State General Secretary Dr. Narinder singh, State Secretary & District Parbhari Vikram Randhawa, Minister of Phe, Irrigation and Flood control Ch. Sham Lal, MLA R.S. Pura Dr. Gagan Bhagat, Ex. MLA Ashwani Sharma and BJP District President R.S. Pura Brijeshwar Rana.

BJP Mandal Bhaderwah organises working committee meet

13532765_1036240646457633_7621845106148458639_nBJP Mandal Bhadewah today organised its working committee meet under the chairmanship of Mandal president Ramneek Manhas. The meeting was part of national programme launched by the party national president Shri Amit Shah as a part of party's campaign of reaching out to party workers across the country. Another purpose of the meeting was to make people aware about the national and state government's schemes for the benefit of a common man. The meeting which was attended by prominent District committee office bearers including Kotwal Balkrishan, Raj Sing Charak as special invitees was attended by Raj Sing Kotwal as observer. Others who participated in the deliberations include Vice President Sardar Kartar ingh, General Secy. Master Kuj Lal Prihar, Secretaries Ramesh Kumar Sharma, Uttam Chand Sharma, Sanjive Sharma, City President Raju Charak, Mahila Morcha President Satya Manhas, Minority Morcha President Mohd. Amin Mir, Yuva Morcha President Sourav Gupta, Yuva Morcha Gen. Secy. Veneet Manhas and W/C members Mahatma Ram Katal, Jaswant Singh Manhas, Hans Raj Manhas, Man Singh Guard, and ors includng Rajat Kumar, Puja Devi, Pinki Devi, Arti Devi and Sangeeta Devi.

BJP GANDHI NAGAR MANDAL ORGANISES WORKING COMMITTEE MEETING

13533324_1036229509792080_2347306462919439170_nBJP Gandhi Nagar Mandal organizes its working committee meeting at BJP Head Office (Dr. Shyama Prasad Mookharjee Bhawan) at Triluta Nagar, Jammu which was inaugurated by Gandhi Nagar MLA Kavinder Gupta and Mandal President Ankush Gupta along with Mandal General Secretaries Kulbir Charak & Gurmeet Randhawa and Mandal Vice Presidents Sham Lal, Vivek Patyal, Sudharshan Jamwal & Narinder Singh, by lighting the lamp. Gandhi Nagar MLA Kavinder Gupta, BJP State Organization General secretary Ashok Koul, Jammu District President Baldev Bilawaria, State All Cells Incharge S. Varinedr Jeet Singh & State Secretary Anuradha Charak presided over the meeting. Ankush Gupta, in his presidential address, welcomed all the Mandal Office Bearers, Executive Members and newly formed ward presidents. He asked the mandal team to get ready for upcoming Panchayat and Uraban Local Body Elections. He also highlighted the need of strengthening the party at booth level. He also gave detailed report about the progress of programs which were given to mandal by party in last executive meeting and about the programs which mandal team is going to be take up in the next three months. In her session, Anuradha Charak spoke about the Organisational Matters and brought into the notice about the expectations of organisation from the Gandhi Nagar Mandal. Baldev Bilawaria was there with a purpose to apprise the Gandhi Nagar mandal team about various achievements of both Central as well as State Government. In his session, he brought into notice about various projects being taken up or sanctioned by the government for implementation in the state of J&K. District General Secretary Sunil Sharma and District Vice President Surjit Singh (Pappu Choudhary) took a ward wise stock of implementation of party programs from respective ward presidents. He said that he was confident that under a dynamic & young president like Ankush the Gandhi Nagar mandal will be successful in taking the agenda of the BJP to the masses. He wished success to the entire mandal team. BJP Organization General Secretary Ashok Koul informed the team about the upcoming programs of the party and asked the mandal team to keep exhibiting the similar vigor & involvement levels as done in the recent concluded programs. The concluding session was conducted by Kavinder Gupta, who shared experiences of his political career with the party workers and told them to be prepared for the upcoming local body elections. He told that he is approachable to the entire team as well as to the public 24x7 and told the workers to collate & bring the needs & requirements of their areas to the notice of his office. He told that unlike his predecessors who had a short term vision, the development works now are being done with long term horizon. He said that his aim is to make Gandhi nagar as a model constituency in next 5 years. The entire proceedings of the meeting were done by both the Mandal General Secretaries Kulbir Charak & Gurmeet Randhawa. Surjit singh (Pappu Choudhary) delivered the vote of thanks. Mandal Vice President Vivek Patyal, Sham Lal, Narinder Singh & Sudershan Singh Jamwal garlanded the leaders. The leaders were also facilitated on the dias by presenting bouquets which was done by Mandal Secretaries Dr Gurpreet Singh, Amit Gupta, Daler Singh and Gharu Bhatti. Prominent among others present were BJYM National Executive Member Bharat Sharma, Mahila Morcha District President Rekha Mahajan, Mahila Morcha Gandhi Nagar President Rekha Chouhan, BJYM State General Secretary Tarun Sharma, Bjp Leader Ajay Pargal, Ishant Gupta, Vijay Gupta, Ankush Dogra, Vishal Gupta, Pawan Goswami, Nayan Gupta, Harshwardhan Gupta, D P Arora, Om Prakash Sharma, Vishwadeep Gupta, Navdeep Sharma, Rajat Mahajan, Satvir Singh, Varun Sharma, Pawan, Rajesh, Rakesh Kumar, Girhari Lal, Satwant Kotwal and Vijay Kumar.

BJP Jib Rehmbal Mandal Working Committee meeting at Nilly Nallah

13612318_1036227313125633_4048262442067014415_nBJP Jib Rehmbal Mandal Working Committee meeting at Nilly Nallah. Mandal President Sh.Chuni Lal Dogra Perside the meeting.

BJYM Leader Ishant Gupta Share China Visit Experience & Got blessed by party senior officials

13612392_1036225269792504_2540824249148856169_nToday in a one day BJP Executive Meet of Gandhi Nagar Mandal at Shayama Parshad Mookherjee Bhawan Trikuta Nagar organized under leadership of Mandal President Sh. Ankush Gupta, Ishant Gupta State Secretary BJYM (BJP Youth Wing) got felicitated and blessed by MLA Gandhi Nagar & Speaker J&K Assembly Sh. Kavinder Gupta, State General Secretary (Org.) Sh. Ashok Koul, & District President BJP Jammu Sh. Baldev Singh Billawria on his visit to China for 9 days by Govt. of India for youth Exchange Programme and to promote peace between Indian & China. State Secretary BJP Smt. Anuradha Charak All Cells Incharge S.Varinderjeet singh, Sh. Ajay Pargal, Sh. Sunil Dogra, Sh. Surjeet Singh also give his blessings. Kavinder Gupta appreciates the working of Ishant and blessed for his visit to China. He said this will inspirational for other youth to devote their valuable time for social causes and society. Ashok Koul also blessed him for his achievement as he is one to be selected from J&K for a delegation to China. He congratulated him and asked him to always do good for the betterment of society and our nation too because only youth can transform the society. Ishant Gupta thanked everyone and said youths of China helped both the countries to learn much about culture, tradition, education System and history. Ishant Gupta said that Chinese People are very punctual, hard working too. He added that he has a great experienced at china as there is complete greenery to seen everywhere, as during interaction with the Chinese people he come to know that around more than 10000 trees were planted every year. Gupta added that Chinese are also very hygienic and all the streets are very neat and clean, they are very particular about cleanliness. While sharing his experience, he said that Chinese used two wheelers run on battery and save natural resource like petrol. He said youth from both the countries presented cultural programme of their respective countries and their traditions. Ishant Gupta appeal every citizen to prmote our Honb’le Prime Minister Sh. Narender Modi Ji ‘s “Swacch Bharat Mission” by develop thinking to drop garbage only in dustbins, and also to plant more and more trees to keep our country clean & green.

Kalakote Mandal Executive meeting of BJP Party that was held at District Sunderbani

13607030_1036220096459688_7031990261806929443_nKalakote Mandal Executive meeting of BJP Party that was held at District Sunderbani, Nowshera chaired by BJP State Vice-President & Incharge Sunderbani-Nowshera District Yudhvir Sethi which was organized by Mandal President, Kalakote. Yudhvir appreciated the workers of Mandal Kalakote for carrying out the various Center programmes of the party to the public to give benefits to the down trodden and poor. Yudhvir while interacting with the office bearers of the Mandal Kalakote,District Sunderbani, Nowshera and advised them to make aware to the common citizen of the Sunderbani, Nowshera District about the welfare schemes launched under Prime Ministers Progarammes like housing schemes for the poor, Beti Bachao Beti Padhao, one rank one pension, farmers insurance beema etc. and he also said that the BJP is committed to serve the people at their door steps.
The performance of every member of office bearers who are allotted different job was highly satisfactory. Yudhvir congratulated all the office executives and bearers present in the meeting to give a good performance in disciplined manner. Other leaders of District Sunderbani, Nowshera who have participated in this meeting were Capt. Som Dutt (District President Nowshera), Dr Ashok (State Executive Member, BJP), Vinod (District Gen Sectary),Om Prakash (Distt. Vice President), Sardhari lal (Mandal Pardhan) and Lekh Raj (Mandal President Mogala)

Jugal Chaired BSNL Telephone Advisory Committee Meeting

13537636_1036219229793108_5070489957505531005_nMember of Parliament BJP Jammu and Chairman Telephone Advisory Committee Jugal Kishore Sharma Chaired 3rd Telephone Advisory Committee meeting at BSNL office Jammu to review the working of BSNL and also the measures taken to provide services to the satisfaction of the consumers. Jugal Kishore Sharma also sought the details regarding up gradation of BSNL towers in rural areas as the people often complaint of the poor services as compare to other service providers.He expressed the concern over the poor services beyond Akhnoor upto Poonch. In the meeting Jugal Kishore Sharma said that the BSNL has best infrastructure with highly qualified technical staff but still the people are not satisfied,which is indeed very unfortunate and the senior officials take it seriously and plug the loop holes so that the subscribers are not made to suffer any more. Member of Parliament Jugal Kishore also accompanied with General Manager Goutam Lal,Joint GM Kulbushan Sharma,DGM HR Randhir Singh,DGM Finance Ratana Basotra,AGM SK Mahaldar,DE's,SDO's and other concerned staff.

Sat Sharma starts construction works of Community Toilet at Canal Road Walkway

13590306_1036218349793196_7750594578410520339_nPromoting the vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and providing good sanitation system to the residents of Jammu West, State President BJP and MLA Sat Sharma (CA) started construction works of a community Toilet under “Swach Bharat Mission” at Canal road walkway near Pawan Ice Cream. Accompanied by a large number of people, Sharma started the works in the presence of JMC (Jammu Municipal Corporation) officials, locals, morning walkers and political activists of the area. The works will be done under the supervision of JMC at an estimated cost of around Rupees 10.50 lakhs and it includes two Bathrooms, five Water Closets, One Urinal Block and one care taker room. Speaking on the occasion, Sat Sharma said that keeping in view the demands of the morning walkers especially women and people who pass through the area, the construction of a full fledge toilet was must in order to provide a good sanitation system to the masses. He said the toilet has been equipped with all type of modern and latest sanitation facilities and it is being constructed to promote “Swach Bharat Mission” of Prime Minister Narendra Modi so that a contribution could be made to build a “Clean and Green nation.” Sharma also appealed the masses to come forward and contribute in the noble cause by keeping their surroundings clean so that a clean aura could be built around and a proper sanitation system could exist in all spheres of not only Jammu West Constituency but the whole State of Jammu and Kashmir. He also stated about the upcoming works to be taken up in the Constituency concerning various departments including JMC, ERA, PWD(R&B), PHE, PDD and various other departments and said that Jammu West is moving towards an era of progress and soon its example will be given with respect to Model Constituencies of Jammu and Kashmir. XEN Central Division Parvodh Sharma, AEE JP Saraf and many more also accompanied the BJP President during the occasion.

PM’s focus on providing succor to hard pressed youth of nation: Balbir

Balbir SinghDecision on antecedents’ verification huge relief for youth seeking jobs As the focus of NDA government led by visionary Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on welfare and development of the youth of this country, the recent decision by the Union Ministry of Personnel that government job appointments orders should not be withheld or delayed for want of character and antecedents’ verification is one that illustrates and speaks it all. This is not just one in series of highly appreciable steps he has taken over the last two years which actually displays the concern of the Prime Minister towards betterment of the youth of the country. This was stated by BJP State Spokesperson Balbir Ram Rattan, while terming this innovative decision as one more feather in the cap of Modi government. Balbir Ram Rattan said that it was seen in the past that the youth, who succeeded in their tests and interviews for some jobs they applied for, were made to suffer and face hardships as the character certificates required to be submitted before joining their job had to be verified, which was a time consuming process. In order to obtain a character certificate, one had to take rounds of police stations and the process not only consumed huge time but also delayed the joining and subsequent verification entailed more hiccups. It used to be no be no less than trauma and an ordeal particularly for the youth so selected, from rural areas in many ways, the BJP leader said adding that with this decision in place now, many problems and bottlenecks in the entire procedure have been solved, which is why it is being widely hailed by the youngsters seeking jobs.
Balbir said that few months ago, the Union government had done away with the attestation of documents from gazetted officers/notary and instead self attestation of the documents would be sufficient. Undeniably, it has given a great respite to the people, youth in particular, they being the most hard pressed and stand hugely relieved, benefited from the new prescribed procedure now. The Spokesperson further said that the Union government is making these simple but innovative changes in the bureaucratic procedures to remove unnecessary hassles, bottlenecks in the system, which in turn are meant to mitigate the hardships of the public, while dealing with the government machinery. The sole purpose is to ensure that the public gets benefitted vis-à-vis their routine, day to day working more effectively, he said asserting that NDA government is solely guided by the motive to provide succor to common man, while it wishes to see India and its people progress and prosper.

Sham Choudhary briefed of public grievances

13592713_1035498023198562_1588979816528480118_nMinister of PHE, Irrigation & Flood Control Sham Choudhary, during his sitting at Kachi Chawni office of BJP on Saturday, was approached by a number of deputations and apprised of their grievances related to Minister’s own and other departments. A number of individuals also met Sham Choudhary for on the spot redressal of the grievances related to PHE and Irrigation & Flood Control. The Chief Engineer, Executive Engineer and other senior officials of PHE were also present during the sitting of their minister. For the problem related to supply of water as narrated by a deputation of the Kashmiri migrants, the minister directed the Executive Engineer to personally look into the matter on priority. Sham Choudhary, while speaking to the people who took up their grievances with him, said that the elected representatives of BJP, some of whom are ministers in the coalition government in Jammu & Kashmir, are very much concerned towards the problems being faced by the people and working round the clock to ensure that the people get a corruption free good governance which works for the development of all the three regions of the state besides accelerating various welfare schemes launched for the benefit of the poor and downtrodden sections of the society. Sham Choudhary said that the BJP has directed its ministers to be available at Jammu for personally meeting the people and see to it that no one is made to suffer. He said that a large number of people visit BJP office daily to meet the ministers, which itself shows that the people have faith in the party working and its ministers and are sure that their voice will be heard more effectively. BJP State Secretary Sanjay Baru, District Presidents Baldev Singh Billawaria and Ayodhya Gupta assisted the minister during his pubic darbar.

State Kissan Morcha announces team for Kashmir

13557959_1035440213204343_5775509070966367580_n‘Spurious pesticides cause on concern for Kashmir farmers’ State Kissan Morcha, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today held a detailed meeting at its party office, here and announced it’s team members from the Kashmir valley. The members were briefed about the scores of schemes meant for the farming community here and asked them to spread the awareness about the different kissan schemes to the farmers. “BJP government in center as well as in state has launched many kissan friendly schemes and out team has to inform general public about these schemes, so that they can get maximum benefit from the schemes,” said Rajendra Singh Chib, State President Kissan Morcha. He said many farmer friendly schemes have been launched for their benefit and Kissan Morcha people should raise mass campaign to highlight its benefits. PM Fasal Bima Yojana, Krishi Sinchai Yojana and Health Soil Card like schemes were introduced to benefit farmers. The Kissan Morcha President also ensured that the Morcha will raise the spurious pesticides and weedicides issue with the central and state government. “We have to ensure quality crop from farmers and maximum benefit to them,” he said. Present on the occasion were senior leader M.M War and vice president Srinagar Ashok Bhat.

BJP President greets people on Shab-i-Qadr

13567185_1035440039871027_6903848625705370514_nBharatiya Janata Party (BJP) State President Sat Sharma felicitated the people on the occasion of Shab-i-Qadr. In his message of greetings, Sharma hoped that this auspicious occasion would strengthen the bonds of communal harmony and brotherhood and be a harbinger of peace, progress and prosperity in the State. Sharma also prayed for the peace and prosperity of the state. “This holy night provides us an opportunity to pray for Almighty's blessings and strive for being compassionate, pious and dutiful,” Sharma said in his greeting message to the Muslim brethren. He also hoped that the holy night would bring everlasting peace to Jammu and Kashmir.

Previous govts responsible for present state of affairs: Harinder

HarinderHolding the policies and mis-governance of previous governments of NC, Congress and Panthers Party responsible for the present poor state of affairs and plight of the people in Jammu and Kashmir, BJP has said that the present coalition is putting in every effort to undo the resultant damage caused to the economy and polity of the state. Charging the present coalition government for what is essentially the legacy of the past governments, including that of the Panthers Party, is an exercise aimed at misleading the people. BJP State General Secretary Harinder Gupta, while rebuffing the false allegations leveled against BJP-PDP coalition by Panthers leader Harsh Dev Singh, who is making attempts to mislead the public just for political survival, said that the present government in the state is more concerned and committed for the mitigation of the sufferings of the people. Harinder Gupta said that it seems funny and amazing that a leader, who remained MLA continuously for 18 years and even held the position of a Cabinet Minister, could no longer command the trust of the people of Ramnagar because of having got thoroughly discredited as he had done nothing for the said constituency and was rightly shown the door by the electorate. Now after one year, he has discovered the pathetic condition of the roads of which he had not seen for 18 long years till recently. Leaders like Harsh Dev Singh have been relegated to non-entities who are not reconciled to their present status. He reminded the leaders of opposition parties that the problems which are being faced by the people are not born overnight. The previous governments had promised to ensure regular supply of electricity to every metered household, but why it did not happen need to be explained by them. Not only this, isn’t it true that since long back people were seen on roads breaking earthern pots against non-supply of water. Promises were always made by those governments to be only broken and BJP was not in government then. These were the governments run by parties like NC, Congress and Panthers as partner. “BJP coalition has been in power for just one year and it is working honestly to bring the system on rails but the wrong doings of decades and mindset of the authorities cannot be changed in a short period of one year”, Harinder said and added that the PDD and PHE have been pulled by the BJP Ministers to ensure that the old practice of delaying the completion of projects is done away with and every effort made to make available basic amenities to the people. The roads being now made and macadamized in accordance with the highest standards and the previous practice of shoddy and substandard road laying practice has been stopped. The BJP wants to create public assets which will last long and provide succor to the people. He advised the Panthers leader of yesterdays to stop these lamentations born out of frustration on account of being out of power.

To strengthen Bhartiya Janata Yuva Morcha Four District Presidents of BJYM nominated

Lotus Logo copyTo strengthen Bhartiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) State President Dr. Suresh Ajay Magotra in consultations with State President & MLA Sat Sharma C.A and Morchas Incharge Munish Sharma nominated Four District Presidents of BJYM. Sham Mehra has been nominated as District President Nowshera, Amit Gupta as District President for Ramban ,Jeevan Sharma as District President for Akhnoor and Manjeet Bhagat as District President for Doda. Dr. Suresh Ajay Magotra expressed hope that the morcha will get further strengthened in these d

State President Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha completed organizational tour of twin districts of Rajouri and Poonch

13524378_1034885099926521_4990463368966037473_nState President Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) Dr. Suresh Ajay Magotra, along with BJYM State General Secretary Tarun Sharma, Secretary Sunny Sangotra & Adv Gurdev Singh Thakur completed organizational tour of twin districts of Rajouri and Poonch spread over five days. During the tour, Magotra visited various far-flung areas of Nowshera, Rajouri & Poonch Districts. Dr Magotra was welcomed at Sunderbani in Nowshera district, where Dr. Magotra attended “Prashikshan Shivar” of the party. Thereafter, he visited various Remote areas of Rajouri including Kotranka, Budhal, Bakori, Thannamandi & Poonch Bufliaz, Draba, Surankote, Mandi and Azmabad. A Joining programme was also organised at Thannamandi under the leadership of Dr. Magotra by State Executive Member Mohd. Shakeel where youth in large strength join BJYM. During the tour Dr. Magotra discussesed achievements of Modi-led Government and said that various schemes & initiatives are being started by the central govt. for the youth. He further said that BJYM is working to make a blue print on how to make these schemes & policies familiar among the people in general and youth in particular, so that they can take maximum benefits from these schemes. He further said that BJYM will target to boost “Make in India” as well as Human Resource Development. Our target is to improve skills of our force work which cannot just meet needs of India but also of the world. Our govt. wants to improve the quality of life of common man by providing electricity, water, road, healthcare, education, & affordable housing. Dr. Magotra further expressed his concern about the 3D Culture (Drug, Drink & Dance) among the youth and said that we need to look into the “Chemical Drug Culture” which is spreading like a fire among the youth thus putting the future of youths into darkness.

Bali reviews medicare facilities for Shri Amarnath pilgrims on Pahalgam route

13507209_1034803416601356_5745186195075296935_nMinister for Health and Medical Education, Bali Bhagat today reviewed the status of medicare facilities at different medical camps set up on Pahalgam route for the ensuing annual Shri Amarnath Yatra. The Minister visited SubDistrict Hospital, Seer Hamdan in Mattan block, Yatra Base Camp at Nunwan and Pahalgam Hospital and took stock of the facilities put in place for meeting the huge rush of pilgrims during the entire period of yatra. He obtained details regarding the availability of medicines, equipments, oxygen cylinders and other things made available particularly at main Yatra camps Chandanwari, Sheshnag, Panjtarni, Holy Cave and other identified locations enroute to meet the requirements as per the rush of pilgrims. The Minister expressed satisfaction on the arrangements made by the department to facilitate the yatra and called for a well-knit and coordinated approach with the administration, SASB authorities, NGOs and other volunteers and service providers, especially those supplementing the medical services during the yatra for achieving the tangible results. He directed the Chief Medical Officer, Anantnag to personally supervise the activities on ground and fulfill the requirements wherever needed. He directed for ensuring adequate stock of essential drugs, oxygen cylinders/ portable oxygen cylinders at vulnerable areas to handle the emergencies. He also directed for making optimum utilization of available manpower by deploying them as per the quantum of work. During the inspection of Nunwan Base Camp and Pahalgam Hospital, the Minister directed the Chief Medical Officer to deploy additional manpower and buffer stock of medicines and other diagnostic facilities in view of the crowd and prolonged stay of pilgrims and tourists. He suggested drawing up a contingent plan to meet day-to-day requirements during the entire yatra period. Giving details about the facilities made available on this traditional Yatra route, the Chief Medical Officer, Anantnag, Dr. Fazil Ali informed the Minister that right from Banihal to Holy Cave, as many as 21 Medical Camps, including three main base camps at Chandanwari, Sheshnag and Panjtarni have been set up to facilitate the pilgrims. He further informed that adequate stock of medicines, oxygen cylinders/ portable cylinders with appropriate number of doctors and paramedics have been made available in the camps to meet any kind of situation. The department has taken all preventive measures to deal with any exigency taking into account the previous years' experience. He said the main feeding hospital Pahalgam is also fully equipped with diagnostic facilities with adequate manpower to meet the anticipated requirements.

Lal Singh flags off first batch of Shri Amarnathji Yatra from Lakhanpur

13516346_1034796019935429_5571820288384327445_nMinister for Forest, Ecology and Environment, Ch. Lal Singh today flagged off the first batch of pilgrims of Shri Amarnath Yatra from Lakhanpur, the entry point of the state. Speaking on the occasion Ch. Lal Singh said that Government has made adequate arrangements for smooth conduct of the Yatra. "Entire State administration is fully geared up to provide adequate facilities like, drinking water, medicare, and security to the Yatris from base camps to the holy cave", the Minister said. He appealed the people to undertake the yatra only after proper medical checkup and registration. Ch Lal Singh said that adequate steps are being taken for environment protection and exhorted upon the people to avoid use of polythene during the yatra to help achieve the objective of polythene free J&K. District Development Commissioner Kathua, Ramesh Kumar in his welcome address said that district administration has made elaborate arrangements for the yatra. Deputy Commissioner Excise, Additional District Development Commissioner, CEO LSDA, ASP Kathua, besides other senior officers of civil and police were present on the occasion.

Speaker, DyCM inaugurate transformer at Gangyal

13439096_1034795613268803_4817094697019181469_nSpeaker, Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly, Kavinder Gupta and Deputy Chief Minister Dr Nirmal Singh today inaugurated a 20 MVA, 132/33 KV transformer at Grid Station, Gangyal. The renovation, installation and allied works have been completed at the cost of Rs 25 lakh. The installation of additional transformer has upgraded the Grid Station, Gangyal from 50 MVA to 70 MVA. The installation of transformer will benefit residents of Trikuta Nagar, Gangyal, Kunjwani, Greater Jammu, Marble Market, Greater Kailash and other adjoining areas. Speaking on the occasion, the Deputy CM said that the State Government is committed to provide uninterrupted power supply to the people of the State and concerted efforts are being taken to ensure the same. The Deputy CM called upon the people to take benefits of the State and Centrally sponsored schemes and asked them to pay their electricity bills on time so that the Government can properly implement these schemes for the welfare of the common masses. The cooperation of general public is necessary for the Government to take forward the developmental activities in the State, he added. Chief Engineer, PDD Ravi Chanyal, Chief Engineer (Maintenance) Ashwani Gupta and other officers of Power Development Department were present on the occasion.

BJP State Kissan Morcha team meet with Hon’ble Deputy Chief Minister Dr. Nirmal Singh

13533227_1034733479941683_7757775933992392882_nBJP State Kissan Morcha team meet with Hon'ble Deputy Chief Minister Dr. Nirmal Singh for farmer's problems in the meeting Rajinder Singh Chib (BJP State President Kissan Morcha) Sunil Sharma (BJP Gen. Sectretary Kissan Morcha) Ch. Nazir Hussain (BJP State Sectretary Kissan Morcha) Sahil Seth (BJP State media Incharge Kissan Morcha) & others were also present.

PDP-BJP alliance saved with a whisker

Lotus Logo copyMuch-talked-of amendment in Land Laws, transfer of property act and land alienation act, was pushed to the back-burner and a faux pas for the government also deferred with the referral of the said Bill to a Select Committee of Assembly on a motion moved by BJP MLA from Ramnagar, Ranbir Singh Pathania. Pathania was at the best of his wits and elocution in challenging the constitutionality and political steadfastness of the proposed amendment. While citing constitutional provisions, civil law and legal jurisprudence, Pathania called for an informed, comprehensive debate and not to go along in a huddle. He further said that certain non-issues, half-baked facts and legal infirmities are there in the proposed amendment law. Before going ahead with the law, threadbare discussion needs to be rolled out on the matter in issue. He also pooh-poohed the legal advisors of the government for leading the government into such a misadventure. He also stated that the bill should be referred to Select Committee as the bill if passed will have serious legal, political repercussions. He said that before passing this bill the house needs to discuss the implication this law will have on the central govt. offices, banks, private telecom operators, industrial houses and others concerned like housing colonies. He said that there have been several instances where the laws which are inconsistent to the 'Basic Structure of Constitution" have been declared null and void 'abinitio' and this august house must not rush the passage of this bill as the various clauses of this proposed bill are in violation of the basic structure of the constitution. He further emphasized that laws and bills passed by this house must pass the test of 'legal jurisprudence' and 'justice, equity and good conscience'. Accordingly all amendments in respect of the Jammu and Kashmir Alienation of Land Act and Transfer of property Act, aimed at preventing transfer of land to non-state subjects, were today referred to Select Committee after the Revenue, Relief & Rehabilitation Basharat Bukhari moved the motion in this regard. On this move of govt. to refer the bill to a select committee, opposition members referred this move as an attempt to subvert the bill and staged a walkout. However, Consumer Affairs & Public Distribution (CA&DP) Chowdhary Zulfkar said that everyone has a right to express his or her view in the House. “Let us discuss the bill in the House. It doesn’t matter if he or she is from ruling or Opposition, everyone should be allowed to express his views.

Dr. Gagan Bhagat raises issue of delay in macadamization in R.S Pura

13501974_1034395503308814_5825328437515104627_nIn the ongoing budget session of the Jammu & Kashmir Legislative Assembly at Srinagar. M.L.A from R.S.Pura Dr. Gagan Bhagat strongly raised the issue of delay in the Macadamization of roads in the R.S Pura Constituency by serving “Calling Attention Notice”, in which he stressed that the link roads are in very dilapidated condition ,and for saving the time people try to use these link roads, and it is very unfortunate that the department has turned nelson eye towards such roads. While giving reply to the calling attention notice of Dr.Gagan Bhagat the Minister for Public Works ( R&B) A.R Veeri replied that total five roads of R.S Pura have been taken under the Macadamization of City and Town roads (75mm) covering a total distance of approximately 24 Kilometers and out of Rs. 646 lacs an amount of Rs. 530 have been released for these five roads, Dr.Gagan Bhagat raised the issue of link road of Banota village which the legislator said that it was one of the most important link roads of R.S Pura which is almost 1.90 Kms in length and out of which 1.05 Kms have been macadamized under the City & Town Plan ,and only 0.85 Kms stretch has been left , he demanded that this should be completed early as possible, the Minister assured the M.L.A R.S Pura that he will direct the concerned officer to take the matter on priority.The answer of the minister did not satisfied the M.L.A R.S Pura , who wanted assurance from the government that when the said left out stretch of the Banota link road will be started , the Minister assured that it will be completed in a shortest possible time as the monsoon season is near and any time we could expect it so it is very difficult to complete the macadamization in the rainy season , and if it is not taken before the monsoon , we will complete it as soon as the rainy season is over.Dr.Gagan Bhagat also demanded that the government should also take necessary steps to complete the balance work of the P.V.C Bana Singh Stadium at R.S Pura, in which the earth filling in the stadium was the most important issue, besides the completion of the pavilion.

Rajesh Gupta said that the employees of the J&K govt be also given the benefit of the 7th pay commission

13528693_1034278379987193_1081526738352909792_nRajesh Gupta while speaking in the assembly said that the employees of the J&K govt be also given the benefit of the 7th pay commission on the lines of the central govt. Rajesh Gupta said that the employees of the J&K govt need to be given the benefits of the 7th pay commission at an earliest so as to allow them to live their lives in a comfortable manner and also to keep them in a high level of motivation. Rajesh Gupta said that Narendra Modi is outstanding leadership has galvanized the whole country and in the days to come we shall be witnessing 8 percent growth in the economy and it's benefits would percolate to all sections of the society. Narendra Modi's model of Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas has been recognized worldwide as the only solution to take the countries and societies forward on the path of peace and development.

Sanskrit Language Near Extinction in J&K : Vibodh

13529040_1034271466654551_3471319322980349658_nParticipating in the calling attention motion in the upper house today, BJP senior leader and MLC Vibodh Gupta expressed his serious concern over the deteriorating condition of Sanskrit language in the state of Jammu & Kashmir. He said that the way the Sanskrit language is being treated in J&K the day is not far off when this language will go extinct like any other endangered bird or a mammal. He highlighted the fact that currently there is hardly any initiative to promote this language in Jammu region in general and Rajouri district in particular. Giving facts and figures in support of his arguments Vibodh informed the house that currently the post of lecturer Sanskrit is Govt. Boys Higher Secondary School Rajouri is lying vacant. The severity of the situation can also be judged from the fact that at Govt. Girls Higher Secondary School in Rajouri, a Arabic Lecturer has been adjusted and she is teaching Sanskrit to the students. Due to this the number of students opting for Sanskrit language is declining day by day. He further added that Sanskrit language should never be attached with any religion but this is our ancient heritage which must be preserved at all costs. This is the world number one ancient language and all the valuable ancient literature is in Sanskrit. He said that we can not become a modern progressive society if we forget our culture and our heritage. The languages like Sanskrit has tremendous potential to contribute towards the development of modern society. Therefore all efforts must be made to ensure that this language does not go extinct from J&K. He said that J&K being a Muslim majority state has much more responsibility to take additional efforts to promote this language. This he said will ensure the preservation of our valuable ancient scientific literature and modern society can made best use of such a literature. Moreover, this can act as a torch for leading present society to progress. Replying to the motion Hon’ble Education Minister, Govt. of J&K assured the house that Government is making all efforts to promote Sanskrit language in the state of Jammu & Kashmir. He further added that all the vacant posts of lecturers Sanskrit will be advertised soon.

Arora meets Hon’ble Governor to discuss arrangements of Shri Amarnath Yatra

13533009_1034183873329977_5113955761999417178_nRamesh Arora MLC today met with Hon’ble Governor Shri. N.N. Vohra and discussed various issues regarding forth coming Amarnath Yatra and other issues relating the problems faced by the Public and arrangements of various institutions including the contribution of Shrine Board. Arora raised an issue in Legislative council regarding the supply of sub standard medicines in hospital worth 84 lakh which were spent in purchase of sub standard tablet and capsules and regarding bogus purchase of instruments by Director Health services in Jammu and Srinagar. Arora said in the house that it is a matter of concern because CAG (Comptroller and Auditor General of India) has highlighted the scam in their report and demanded that house committee be constituted. On the direction of the Chairman he produced all the papers made reporting about CAG and Chairman today in the just start of the house proceedings on a question of order by Ramesh Arora regarding the decision of house committee as requested yesterday by Arora. The Chairman assured that after going through the material and record produced we have considered the request of Ramesh Arora as genuine and a house committee will be formed to look into the whole matter because everyone is concern over the sub standard medicine as reported by CAG and reproduced in different papers.

Langeh tours various villages, lays foundation stone of Yatra Shed

13522028_1034153946666303_7015547529671903358_nMember of Legislative Assembly (MLA) Ramban, Neelam Kumar Langeh, today conducted an extensive tour of various villages including Rajgarh, Galladhar. The MLA laid foundation stone of yatra shed, which came up at an expenditure of Rs 5 lakh. He also announced Rs 5 lakh from his CDF for the development of Galladhar. Addressing the people at Chamound Mata Temple, where a gathering of 15 thousand people were present, Langeh assured the people that water facility will definitely be provided at the temple up to next year. He also visited the Government Higher Secondary School Rajgarh, where he announced Rs 2 lakh for repair of school building. He also agreed to provide 50 desks, a computer and a projector to school. During his tour, he visited GMS Rajgarh and BDO Office Rajgarh and took stock of ongoing projection work and crates along with nallah towards school side. He also met gathering at Top Neel besides Principal of Government Higher Secondary School, Top Neel and listenend to their grievances. He asked people to join hands for development of their areas.

Pathania takes up the cause of Blanket-Weavers, Stone-Sculptors and Comb-makers on the floor of the Assembly

13532859_1032616263486738_4714825402879216960_nSteps being taken to delink electric supply of Battal Ballian from Ramnagar line Setting up a benchmark on taking up the causes of the 'Aam Admi' to the powers-that-be, Ranbir Singh Pathania BJP legislator from Ramnagar today asked the government to spell out steps being taken up to boost and tap the blanket weaving, comb making and stone sculpture activities in the Dudu-Basantgarh area of his constituency. In a written reply to this Govt. however could not spell out any specific scheme for boosting up these trades except that five units have been provided assistance by Khadi and Village Industries Board under PMEGP. Further reply from the govt. revealed the official apathy towards this sector as none of the weavers of Ramnagar Constituency have been provided modern looms and state of the art training, which can go a long way in providing employment and improving the economic lot. In a further reply regarding action plan to set up Industrial Estates at District, Sub-Division and Tehsil level it states that Govt. envisions to create a land bank of 20000 kanals for creation of industrial estates across state and Dy. Commissioner Udhampur has earmarked the state land for this purpose. Pathania further asked the government to share achievements under PMEGP from 2008-09 to 2015-16 in respect of the state and with particular reference to Udhampur District and Ramnagar constituency. The reply from the govt. further strengthen the notion of poor implementation and discrimination such that out of 12338 units sanctioned across state 335 units have been set up in Udhampur District and only 55 have been set up in Ramnagar Constituency. The total subsidy to the tune of Rs.180.92 crores has been released in favour of these units out of which Ramnagar constituency has received meagre Rs. 1.29 crores. Pathania further questioned the govt. on the steps being taken to delink the electricity of Battal ballian Industrial estate from the Ramnagar and providing it a different line so that power scenario in Ramnagar can be improved. On this govt. reply revealed that work on augmentation of Battal ballian, Udhampur receiving station has been completed and a detailed DPR estimated at cost of Rs.2.39 crores have been sent to planning department for release of funds for delinking the Battal Ballian industrial estate supply.

Dr. Gagan Bhagat raises issue of refugees in the assembly

13567206_1034131793335185_3126210852320043717_nOn Wednesday in the ongoing budget session of the Jammu & Kashmir Legislative Assembly at Srinagar. M.L.A from R.S.Pura Dr. Gagan Bhagat raised the issue of refugees during the question hour and asked from the Government that what rehabilitation measures is the govt. taking and has taken for them, in the reply the Govt. replied that the a rehabilitation package under the Prime Minister Reconstruction Plan (PMRP)-2015 has been included for One Time Settlement (OTS) for the Displaced Persons (DP) families of PoJK and WPRs ,and Rs. 2000/- Crores have been earmarked under the said plan, the govt. also told that there are total 5764 WPR families and 31619 PoJK families and among these 26319 of PoJK families are settled within the State of Jammu & Kashmir and 5300 outside the State of Jammu & Kashmir. The Minister for Relief and Rehabilitation replied that the total 36384 families will get the assistance over and above any other benefit or assistance to the families in the past, and will be credited into the accounts of these DPs though Direct Benefit transfer(DBT) on the question of creating advisory Board for Refugees of POJK and WPR, the Government said that till date there is no such proposed Dr. Gagan Bhagat demanded that the said package should be released to the beneficiaries as early as possible because these people have been struggling for their rights for the past several years and they have been betrayed by the previous successive govt. in the state and in the centre. He also appealed to the Govt. to provide special quota for the Refugee community in the raising of 5 IRP Battalions in Jammu & Kashmir. On the matter of “Individual Intekaal” .He also appealed to the Govt. to consider the issue on priority basis, which will certainly benefit such families. Dr.Gagan Bhagat urged that WPRs are mainly concentrated in the Jammu Province hence their issue have been taken very lightly by the political parties who remained in power for the last several years.

BJP’s own office in Kashmir soon: Kapahi

13502068_1033713613377003_7496757306339694812_nBJP State Vice-President Pramodh Kapahi, who is also “Bhawan Nirmaan” Incharge, chaired a meeting of Kashmir’s leaders at Srinagar and discussed the process for constructing party’s own office building in the valley. He also took stock of the ongoing party programmes being undertaken at different levels across Kashmir and was briefed about the overwhelming response of the people. The leaders attending the party told Kapahi that more and more people are getting associated with the BJP in entire length and breadth of Kashmir valley as they are convinced that it is only the party which has real concern for the common masses. Moreover, the people of Kashmir have realized that the Narendra Modi led government at the Centre is paying more attention to the development of Jammu & Kashmir. Parmodh Kapahi, while addressing the meeting, said that the BJP, at the national level has decided to have its own office in each district besides a state office. The party in Jammu & Kashmir has already constructed its own state office with all modern facilities and latest means of communication in Jammu city. The process of establishing offices in various districts is in progress. As far Kashmir, the party is working in the direction of constructing its own office in valley for the convenience of the party activists and the public, Kapahi said and added that the party will have its own office in Kashmir. The meeting was attended by Dr. Drakhshan Andrabi, G.M Mir, Dr. Ali Mohd., Fayaz Ahmed Bhat, Arif Raja and Altaf Thakur attended the meeting.

Conduct enquiry into colonies on forest land: Prof. Virender

Lotus Logo copyBJP State Spokesperson, Prof. Virender Gupta expressed his surprise on the revelation by Deputy Chief Minister in the state assembly that 57468 kanals of forest land is under ten residential colonies in Jammu. The reason forwarded by the Minister are increasing population in and around Jammu city, inadequate forest land record, emerging land mafia, poor and damaged revenue records and absence of demarcation on field. The spokesperson said that if the forest land records are inadequate, revenue records are damaged and there was no demarcation on the field, then how the concerned department prepared the details of the forest land under occupation of the residential colonies, which was tabled in the assembly by the minister. The basic reason for the emergence of these colonies on the forest land is the corrupt practices adopted by the previous ministers, concerned officers and other people having political connections. The colonies cannot be regularized as these have come up on the forest land and no permission was granted from the Government for the construction of these colonies. Prof. Virender demanded that an enquiry be conducted into the whole matter of grabbing the forest land and the people involved in the crime needs to be prosecuted. He also said that these colonies be declared as illegal and unauthorized and other necessary action be taken that includes stopping of power supply, water supply etc. The Dy. Chief Minister should also take serious note of the matter and take the appropriate action. Prof. Virender also said that proper computerized records be maintained for the forest land and revenue land and strict action be taken against those who are in possession of forest/revenue land.

Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha State President Dr. Suresh Ajay Magotra reached Bakori(Kotranka) in District Rajouri

13501982_1033655350049496_4308169702798893412_nBharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha State President Dr. Suresh Ajay Magotra reached Bakori(Kotranka) in District Rajouri and constituency Darhal (Budhal) where he received warm welcome at Govt Guest house Bakori. Programme was organized by Adv Gurdev Thakur state secy BJYM and senior leader Dev Raj Sharma. Speaking on the occasion Dr. Magotra highlighted the various initiative of Modi led Govt. at centre for youth. Magotra further said that youth have high hopes from BJP government at centre. He emphasized that youth of this remote area too have options to seek assistance from startup, Make in India, and Mudra Bank. Magotra further said that its our responsibility to reach every youth of the state. Dev Raj Sharma senior BJP leader further said that its first time in history of Sub-division Bakori, that State President of BJYM visited in this remote area. Adv Gurdev Singh Thakur BJYM state secy said that successive governments had deliberately neglected our area of sub-division Kotranka which includes Budhal, Bakori, Khawas and Khajamola which is rich in vast scope of tourism. He appealed to the state govt. to open doors to our place. Others who was accompanying BJYM State President includes BJYM State General secy. Tarun Sharma and state secy. Sunny Sangotra.

BJP State President forms volunteers’ team for Amarnath Yatra

Lotus Logo copyTo ensure smooth flow of Amarnath Yatra from both the routes- Pehalgam as well as Baltal (Sonmarg), Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) State President Sat Sharma has formed a team of volunteers to provide assistance to the Yatris immediately after entering into the Kashmir Valley. The people assigned with the job would remain 24*7 available from 7th of July- the first day of the holy pilgrimage to the Amarnath Cave. “These party workers will work 24 hours during the Yatra time and for any kind of assistance or help Yatris as well as people associated with the Yatra can call these numbers,” Altaf Thakur, BJP Media In charge Kashmir said. Since Yatra to holy cave is decade’s old tradition, Thakur said, the party workers from Kashmir would maintain the spirit of brotherhood that Kashmiris are practicing since decades. “These workers have voluntarily registered their names to help Yatris,” Thakur added. The party has formed five groups to provide hassle free assistance to the Yatris. Below is the list of BJP workers, who volunteered themselves to serve the yatris during their visit to the holy cave. Kulgam Jawahar Tunnel to Khanabal Gh. Nabi Dar 9469688374 Manzoor Ahmad Kulgami 9797725695 Mohd. Yousuf Malik 9906676520 Arif Ahmad Dar 9622623171 Alovera Ahmad 9622958333 Anantnag Khanabal to Holy Cave- via Pahalgam Rafiq Ahmad Wani 9419097755 P.N Pandita 7298062224 Manzoor Ahamad Rather 9797181380 Mohd. Rafiq Ganie 9797926433 Mohd. Yousuf Sofi 9419475168 Pulwama Sangam To Pampore Manzoor Ahmad Ganie 9797282510 Shabir Ahmad Bhat 7298663612 Fayaz Ahmad Bhat 9419878537 Gh. Mohd.Bhat 9906509465 Tawseef 9469423205 Srinagar Pampore to Shadipora (Ganderbal) Arif Raja 9419868635 Ashok Bhat 9419013286 Molvi Tariq 9906453550 Hilal Ahmad Jan 9906470504 Nazir Ahmad Gilkar 9419025823 Bandipora Shadipora to Kangan Mohammad Ashraf Reshi 9419978889 Sheikh Waseem Bari 959601523 Arun Nehru 7838970003 Tariq Ahmad 9797416376 Nazir Ah Khan 9622476598 Ganderbal Ganderbal to Holy Cave Bashir Ahmad Bhat 9858527293 Peer Farooq 9906834907 Gh Hassan Rather 9797701211 Zahoor Ahmad Ganie 9596252789 Gh. Qadir Rather 9906080576

Dorjay reviews functioning of Cooperative Department

13566982_1033623136719384_5858510925878428419_nGovernment is determined to revive and revitalize cooperative movement in the State with focus on holding elections for different cooperative societies from primary to secondary level at the earliest. This was stated by the Minister for Cooperative, Chering Dorjay while chairing a review meeting convened to take stock of functioning of the department. The Minister said that Cooperative Movement has played a vital role in economic development of the State. He reiterated the commitment of the present dispensation to boost the cooperative movement in view of its huge potential to generate employment opportunity. He stressed on generating awareness regarding the modern techniques and new developments in the cooperative sector among the youth to deal with the challenge of unemployment in the state. While expressing serious concern over shortage of manpower in the department, the Minister asked for referring all vacant posts to the concerned recruiting agencies. While speaking on the occasion, Additional Registrar Jammu, Anjana Tickoo highlighted the progress of department under various sectors like issuance of Kissan Credit Cards (KCCs), audit position of the societies, revival of PACs, revival of 28 societies etc. Officers who attended the meeting include Joint Registrar Special Jammu, Trishla Kumari, Joint Registrar Accounts Jammu, R.K. Thapa, General Manager, Viqar Ahmed Giri, Joint Registrars Cooperative Societies, Deputy Registrars Cooperative Societies and District Audit Officers.

State BJP Kissan Morcha organised Public Darbar at Makar Kot Banihal

13528735_1033531856728512_7334043986117414705_nState BJP Kissan Morcha organised Public Darbar at Makar Kot Banihal in the presence of State BJP Kissan Morcha President Rajinder Singh Chib,BJP Kissan Morcha State General Secretary Sunil Dutt sharma (Raka),State Secretary Kissan Morcha Nazir, Sahil Seth and others also present.

Prime Minister of India working like Chandragupta Maurya

13566913_1033528690062162_374540486511311610_nMLA from R.S.Pura Constituency has compared the P.M of India Narendra Modi to the one of the great emperors in the history of India Chandra Gupta Maurya, while inaugurating series of developmental works in R.S.Pura Constituency during the last couple of days, he said in a large public rally at Village Rathana ,while describing his period, he elaborated that only in the Mauryan period our country was in reality developed as one state in the history, and this was achieved with the knowledgeable, diplomatic and strategic advisors like “Chanakya the great”, he build a strong administration and developed people friendly policies. During his era he had conquered maximum area of Alexander the great. In the same way P.M Narendra Modi is uniting the whole country, during the rule of U.P.A-I & II, the country was drastically divided and many regions have been demanding a separate administration and their differences with the union of India was widened, which led a drastic downfall in the development and economy of the whole country. But as the P.M Narendra Modi came to power in New Delhi he foccused on reducing the gap between the Union of India and States, and in the same way as Chandra Gupta Maurya had Chanakya as his advisor, P.M Narender Modi has a team of dedicated Ministers at the centre who are working tirelessly day and night in making and working on people friendly policies, and mainly focusing on a common citizen, who was ignored for the last several years, it is a very good sign for the whole country and as the Chandragupta Maurya captured the area of Alexander the great in the same way P.M Narender Modi is touring and building good relations with the foreign countries. During this period of Narender Modi’s rule the foreign countries are attracted towards India and are keen to work and invest in India. Dr. Gagan Bhagat started Macadamization work at village Rathana, which was very long pending demand , he also inaugurated developmental work in ward No.9 Chohala Morh at the Vishvakarma Community Hall, Lane & Drain work at Village Dhindey Kalan for an estimated cost of Rs. 6 Lacs ,besides he also inaugurated Lane & Drain at Village Bhalesar. Dr. Gagan Bhagat also announced up gradation of Electric Sub- Station of 100 KVA to 250 KVA at Village Rattian , Salehar & Kothey and Creation of 100 KVA Electric Sub- Station at Ward No. 2 Village Rathana ,Dhindey Kalan, Indra Nagar, Gagian, Tutrey, Ward No.8 R.S Pura, Ward No.12 Shiv Nagar and Village Kirpind, the locals appreciated the development works started in R.S.Pura constituency and thanked Dr. Gagan Bhagat for it. Dr. Gagan also announced up gradation of the Gandhi Park at R.S.Pura. Prominent among those who were present including Tehsildar R.S.Pura ,XEN (PDD), AEE (PWD), B.D.O Miraqn Sahib, SHO Miran Sahib SHO Arnia ,BJP Mandal Pradhan R.S.Pura Natharam , BJP Mandal Pradhan Miran Sahib Devender Sharma ,Om Parkash, Ashok Salaria, Charanjeet ,Gurdeep Saini ,Ashwani Panch , Manohar Panch, Darshan Bamotra , Rajesh Kumar, Anil Kumar Sunil Kumar and others.

BJP condoles demise of its Ex-Corporator

Lotus Logo copyThe State Unit of Bharatiya Janata Party has condoled the sad demise of Ex-Corporator from Reasi and its leader Naresh Kumar, who expired due to heart attack. In his message, BJP State President & MLA Sat Sharma (C.A.), said that in the demise of Naresh Kumar, the BJP has lost a dynamic activist of the party. He also conveyed heartfelt sympathies to the bereaved family and prayed Almighty God to give strength to the family to bear the loss. Deputy Chief Minister Dr. Nirmal Singh, Lok Sabha MP Jugal Kishore Sharma, Rajya Sabha MP Shamsher Singh Manhas, State Office bearers and party legislatures also condoled the sad demise of Naresh Kumar

Rajesh Gupta raised the question of the scaricity of ration in the Jammu city

In the assembly today MLA Jammu east Rajesh Gupta raised the question of the scaricity of ration in the Jammu city. While speaking in the zero hour Rajesh Gupta said that there is scaricity of ration in the city and also the distribution of ration is not proper. Rajesh Gupta pointed towards the deficiencies in the supply of ration in the city and said that for the last two months only 40% ration has been given from the quota. Rajesh Gupta urged the government to take necessary measures so as to enable the people to receive the balance quantity of ration. Rajesh Gupta also pointed out the faults in the distribution channel of CAPD department as only 1.25 Kg of Atta is being supplied to the public instead of the sanctioned 3 Kg. Rajesh Gupta pointed out that in the case of sugar only 500 grams is being given to the public whereas earlier the quantity used to be 700 grams.Moreover the sugar is being supplied after a gap of 6 months. Rajesh Gupta urged the govt to take all the necessary measures so that the consumers get the ration items in the right quantity and within the stipulated time frame from all the ration depots in the Jammu city without any botheration.

Sat Sharma (CA) raised a starred question regarding identified source of funding of separatists for spreading terrorist activities

Sat Paul Sharma (CA)During the ongoing session of the Legislative Assembly, State President BJP and MLA Jammu West Sat Sharma (CA) raised a starred question regarding identified source of funding of separatists for spreading terrorist activities, the particulars of the separatist leaders found receving Hawala money and the arm recoveries from the Ultras in the State to which the Government replied that foreign funds in J&K are routed through various channels including Hawala and Foreign Indian Currency Network (FICN) and also gave detail of the cases registered, person arrested and recoveries made during the last three years . He also enquired about the cases pertaining to Narcotics and Drugs. The State Government stated that recoveries to the tune of Rupees 91 lakhs have been made in the last three years from the cases related to Hawala and forged currency notes. A total of 2200 persons have been arrested in the cases related to Narcotics and Drugs in the last three years. However, the State Government stated that no separatist leader has been found to be receiving foreign funding. The State Government also gave details of militants including foreign Ultras arrested in the last three years and the arms recovered from them. Sharma also raised an unstarred question in the Assembly regarding the utilization of funds by each Member of Parliament from their CDF (Constituency Development Fund) during the period from 2009-2014 and also the amount of CDF utilized by each MLA/MLC during 2008-2014. While answering to the question the State Government replied that all MP’s during the said period were unable to exhaust their CDF which includes Former Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah who could only spend an amount of Rupees 17 crores 46 lakhs from his CDF. The Government also replied that no MLA / MLC were able to exhaust their CDF which included Former CM Omar Abdullah and the Cabinet Ministers of the former State Government.

Issues taken by MLC Ramesh Arora today at Legislative Council

13521864_1033098363438528_8626802128999886161_n1 question regarding distribution of ration was, and policy of giving ration after three months was challenged on the ground that Atta will be spoiled and ration supplied in 2 to 3 days was not of good quality hon'ble min CAPD Zulfkar Ali assured that concern of the member Ramesh arora will be taken care of and will instruct the director to enquire into the complaints of bad quality of Atta. Amendment to the Srinagar and Jammu cluster universities was sought by Ramesh Arora 1 that section 15 says in sub section 3 that register will also control inferior staff Arora said inferior is a bad word it should have been subordinate staff Naeem Akhtar while replying has admitted this fact but said that amendment may cause delay and question mark on the reputation of the govt The other point was about substituting word governor in place of Chief Minister in section 3 and Arora said that autonomous institution will be interfered by Government 3 Arora raised regarding check on delegation of powers of vice chancellor. On the insurance of leader of the house that they will bring appropriate amendment Arora withdrew the amendments Call attention motion regarding converting wild life sanctuary at wazir point into two artificial parks was challenged concerned Minister Lal Singh replied that no such change was made but if any he will take action against the concern on this assurance and also vice chairman directed Lal Singh that reply is not proper and the member is rightly concern look into the matter personally Arora produced downloaded photo from website American parents where by children's of Kashmir was having artificial AK 47 and other weapons in their hands me Arora further suggested that throughout cutting videos of ISIS and Afghanistan terrorist should be stopped and action be taken against such websites Naeem Akhtar min for education agreed to it in his reply cont page 6.

BJP constitutes Weavers & Artisans cell

Lotus Logo copyBJP Weavers & Artisans Cell State Convenor Bal Krishan Koul, in consultations with BJP State President & MLA Sat Sharma (C.A.) and Cells State Incharge S. Varinderjeet Singh, has constituted the state team of the Cell. This Cell has Ramesh Verma, Veena K. Bakshi, Pawan Bhat, Kuldeep Bhan, Mukhtiyar Ahmed Gama, R.L. Choudhary, Duni Chand, Fayaz Ahmed, Shaban Bhat, Yaseen Dar and S. Tejinder Singh as its members.

Inaguration of Hand pump in a village near Jaganoo

13516666_1033080866773611_3267523013647983221_nInaguration of Hand pump in a village near Jaganoo,Udhampur large number of people were also gathered.

Dorjey holds darbar, listens public grievances

13501781_1033072250107806_3844265251647788236_nMinister of Cooperatives Tsering Dorjey, during his sitting at BJP office at Kachi Chawni, listened to the grievances of the people drawn from different walks of life, mostly concerned with the Cooperative Societies and the Cooperative department. Most of their complaints related to non-functioning of cooperative societies and entities. They also pointed out non-serious attitude towards care & maintenance of properties of various cooperative societies like Super Bazar, Federations etc. A deputation from Tawi Inderwal Marketing Society, Phallain Mandaal, expressed their grave concern over the poor state of the super bazaars and other concerned cooperative organizations in their area. Tsering Dorjey, while giving patient hearing to the deputations and the individuals, said that the previous governments in the state had neglected the Cooperative Societies which, once were pride of the cooperative movement in the state and had allowed them to become defunct. He further said that the cooperative movement was originally meant to eliminate the middle man between producers like agriculturists and the consumers thereby ensuring fair return to the producers for their labour and efforts. The previous governments lost the sight of these lofty considerations and allowed the cooperative movement to become dead. Tsering Dorjey said that present government is committed for the revival and rejuvenation of the cooperative movement and make it vehicle for the social progress. He said that various litigations in the court of law are also being pursued, mostly sorted out and it is hoped that the whole system in the Cooperatives is stream lined soon. BJP State Secretary Sanjay Baru, District General Secretary Vinay Gupta and Cells Incharge S. Varinderjeet Singh assisted the minister.

District Working Committee meeting held at Rajouri

13521832_1032933796788318_4450051384127220239_nDistrict Working Committee meeting held at Rajouri.

Demand of upgradation of Electricity Transformer of Tann village

13439167_1032638563484508_4452778132369987391_nA deputation for longtime pending demand of upgradation of Electricity Transformer of Tann village with our District Vice President Chaman Lal Bhagat, Pt. Shiv Jamwal, Ashwani Khajuria and Panch of said village met with AEE PDD Katra Rahul Gupta, where AEE assured us to do the needful at the earliest.

District Working Committee meeting held at Poonch

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Pathania moves Bill for Creation of Shrine Board for Shri Mata Pingla & Chountra Devi Shrines

13532859_1032616263486738_4714825402879216960_nFor giving boost to the religious tourism, employment and development in and around Ramnagar and fulfilling the long pending aspiration of the Civil Society of Ramnagar/Majalta, a Private Member Bill on Setting up of Shrine Board for Shri Mata Pingla And Chauntra Devi Ji Shrine was tabled in the lower House of Legislature by Ranbir Singh Pathania BJP law maker from Ramnagar Assembly Constituency. Pertinent to mention here that during the Winter Session of Legislature the bill was moved by Pathania but the assembly did not pass it. The Shrine OF Mata Shri Pingla Devi Ji located at Village Pinger in a picturesque landscape, 25 kms from Ramnagar town and at equidistant another Shrine of Mata Chountra Devi Ji located at Dhar Chountra. The place is worth visiting, The Natural surroundings and the picturesque scenery gives a relief from the complexities of life.However road connectivity to both the shrines is not in a very healthy condition. A PMGSY road to the Shrine Of Shri Mata Pingla Devi Ji from Ramnagar side is in under construction and from Manwal Side the road connectivity to Holy Shrine is being funded through NABARD. A 26 crore package under CRF will be providing the circular connectivity to the Shrine of Shri Mata Chountra Devi Ji from Dhar Road (Thial) to Shrine and Ramnagar is in offing, Citing the objectives for Setting up of Shrine Board for these twin religious bodies, Pathania said that pilgrims in thousand numbers visit the Shrines to pay their obeisance on all days especially every Tuesday and Sunday and particularly during Navartaras with the result the Yatra becomes unmanageable due to the reason that the basic infrastructure has not been developed there for providing facilities to the pilgrims. Therefore, lot of inconvenience is faced by the pilgrims. The pilgrimage to the Shine is increasing every year and offerings of the Shrine are not being effectively utilized. It is expected that after the Board is constituted the avenues of employment will generate forthe local population. In view of the fast growing popularity of the Shrines and increase in the number of pilgrims in thousands, a need has been felt to constitute a Statutory Authority on the pattern of the Board Shri Shiv Khori Shrine, Shri Mata Sukrala Devi Ji and Shri Mata Sundari Shrine for better management, administration and governance of Shri Pingla Devi Ji Shrine and Shri Chountra Mata Ji Shrine and their endowments including the land and structures attached to the Shrines. Responding on the behalf of Government, Naeem Akhter Hon’ble Minister for Education, said that the Govt. will request the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board to manage the day today affairs and pilgrimage to these Shrines till the Shrine Board for these twin Shrines is being established. Apparently satisfied by the Government response, the bill was later drawn by the legislator. Expressing satisfaction over the response of Government, the Civil Society of Ramnagar was in full praise for the young legislator who untiringly took up this issue seriously in the legislative assembly as these Shrines are held in strong belief by local populace. The civil Society expressed further hoped that with this step the Pilgrimage to these Shrines will increase manifold which will not only increase the religious tourism in the area but also provide ample employment and business opportunities to the local populace. The civil society also said they were fed up with the petty politics, fake and hollow promises by the politicians on this issue and have lost hope, but finally their present legislator has make it possible that Govt. has to give assurance on the floor of the House that it will request the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Boa

District Working Committee meeting held at Ramban

13524417_1032526190162412_6222651100286165056_nOne day meeting of BJP Working Committee of District Ramban was held at Community Hall Ramban under the Chairmanship of Incharge BJP Distt. Ramban Kr. Rajeev Charak and Co-Incharge Arun Chhibber, in which all the members of different units of BJP of Ramban District were present. On the occasion, addressing to the gathering, Rajeev Charak focused on the pro people policies of the Central and the State Government and put light upon the different people oriented schemes so that members of BJP unit play a vital role in changing and uplifting the social, economical conditions of the people and all around development of the area through availing the benefits of different schemes of the Government. On the occasion Kr. Rajeev Charak also focused on rooting the ideal pillar of democracy at Panchyat level and to strengthen the cadre at ground level . While remembering the period of National Emergency that was imposed by Congress on 26 June 1975 as Black Day, Charak stated the Congress even not hesitated in curtailing the basic rights of the people and committing atrocities upon the people in lust of power. Charak emphasized on implementation of policies and making proper communication with the party leaders so that the basic membership be increased by many folds. MLA Ramban Neelam Kumar Langeh also attended the meeting and highlighted the report card of his work for the overall development of Ramban during his tenure. On the occasion District President BJP Ramban Ramesh Sharma, Sr. Leader & Ex. District District President Sham Singh Katoch, District General Secretary BJP Suraj Singh Parihar and others also spoken on the occasion and vehemently stressed upon strengthening the party so that the performance of the party will be improved in the forthcoming Panchayat and ULB election.

Govt. should adopt pro-active policy to curb militancy: Prof. Virender

13532885_1032477346833963_4575571806300032769_nBJP State Spokesperson Prof. Virender Gupta strongly condemned the deadly attack on CRPF and massacre of 8 CRPF personnel by the militants and asked the Govt. of India and the state government to adopt decisive and pro-active policy and formulate the action plan to flush out and eliminate all the terrorists, instead of adopting a soft approach towards the them. He said that enough is enough and a time has come when our forces should be asked to attack and destroy the militant training camps across the border. He also paid his tributes to the martyrs and expressed his deep condolences to the members of the bereaved families and appealed to the centre as well as the state governments to provide substantial ad sustainable help to the families as was done to the martyrs of Kargil War. Prof. Virender Gupta also expressed his great concern on training of the educated youth in the militant activities and increase in the local over ground supporters of militancy, who are providing all type of assistance to the militants and separatists. There is a general perception that Kashmiri youth is being groomed and motivated to join the militancy by some of the school, college and university teachers and by some religious preachers. Therefore, it is essential for the state government and the Central government security agencies to identify such elements and take them to task. Prof. Virender said that it is also a time when the separatist leaders be shown their way and the security provided to them be withdrawn. There is no justification in providing security to such persons, who dance on the tune of outside agencies and work to destroy the country. Providing security to these unscrupulous elements is a burden on the national exchequre and against the interests of the nation. He called upon the Govt. of India to relook its policy towards Pakistan and China. Govt. of India should put forward its claim on the areas of Jammu and Kashmir under the occupation of Pakistan and provide support to the cause of POJK residents, including those of Gilgit and Baltistan in their struggle against Pakistani Government.

Development work started in Janki Vihar

13566978_1032476973500667_2663476437831176478_nBJP State Additional Publicity Secretary Praduman Singh, kick started the development work related to construction of lane in Janki Vihar in Janipur alongwith Janipur Mandal President Vijay Sharma and other activists of the party. Praduman Singh, while speaking to the local residents of the ward, said that the construction of lane has been started at the insistence of Jammu west MLA Sat Sharma, who has provided funds from his Constituency Development Fund (CDF) and we all are highly thankful to him. Praduman Singh said that a number of development works have been initiated in entire constituency and the people are appreciating the sincere efforts of the party to ensure that each and every area gets due attention and share in matters related to development and extending the benefits of various welfare schemes. Besides, Jammu Municipal Corporation JE Satish Malla, party leaders and activists including Om Prakash, Kewal Mahajan, Parshottam Dogra, Amar Singh, Vijay Singh, Paras Ram, Sham Lal Bhagat, Bansi Lal Warikoo, Shadi Lal Koul, Mohit Singh, Sat Pal Singh and Raju Kundal were also present on the occasion.

BJYM LEADER ISHANT GUPTA WARM WELCOMED AT JAMMU AIRPORT

13566945_1032441410170890_3837433039172680930_nBharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha State Secretary Ishant Gupta warm welcomed at Jammu Airport on returning to India after attended 9 days Youth Exchange Programme at China. Ishant thanked Party High Command, Government of India & BJYM National President Sh. Anurag Thakur for giving him the opportunity to be a part of this delegation. He thanked B JP Young Leaders Ajay Pargal, Parimoksh Seth, Ajay Chalotra resident’s varun gupta, Arun Gupta, Sunny Gupta and especially to his grandfather Sat Pal Gupta, father Rajinder Gupta, Uncle Rakesh Gupta for giving blessings on returning back to Jammu. Ishant also thanked his brothers Raghav Mahajn, and & Rahul Gupta. On briefing Ishant Gupta said that it was a great experience of this youth exchange programme between India & China. Gupta added that one of the main objectives of this programme is to create an International perspective in the youth and to involve them in promoting peace and understanding through International Exchange of Youth Delegations. Ishant Gupta further added that under this programme, there is an opportunity to exchange of idea, values and culture amongst the youth of countries and also to develop international understanding. Ishant Gupta said we visited Beijing, Chengdu, Guilin & Guangzhou, and during visit got an opportunity to know see museums, universities, industries, and historical places. Gupta added that it was good to see infrastructure, plantation, and technology, their culture and also to teach Chinese friends about our art & culture, & other developing areas. Chinese friends appreciated the working of Our Honb’le Prime Minister Sh. Narendra Modi Ji. Gupta at last once again thanked Government of India & Republican of China for organizing and manage these 9 days Youth Exchange Programme at China.

जम्मू-कश्मीर विधानसभा में लगे पकिस्तान मुर्दाबाद के नारे

13439118_1032402496841448_3923024391668336564_nजम्मू-कश्मीर विधानसभा में लगे पकिस्तान मुर्दाबाद के नारे। श्रीनगर मे सी.आर.पी.एफ के जवानों पर हुए आतंकवादी हमले के विरोध में भाजपा विधायकों का विधानसभा में जवरदस्त हंगामा, भाजपा विधायक रविंद्र रैना ने कहा कि भारतीय वायुसेना को निर्देश दिये जायें की पी.ओ.के में आतंकवादी ठिकानों पर हमला कर, उन्हें ध्वस्त किया जाए ।

District Working Committee meeting held at BJP office, Udhampur

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District Working Committee meeting held at BJP office, Udhampur.

BJP holds working committee meetings in 14 districts

13466227_1032029163545448_610530182183716069_nThe BJP created history on Sunday by holding the meetings of District Working Committees in 14 Districts, wherein party senior leaders and office bearers had been deputed to address these meetings and respective District Presidents had convened meetings in their respective districts. Each meeting started with party’s tradition of lighting of lamp, garlanding the portraits of its ideologues and Bharat Mata, besides reciting of National Anthem/Sangathan Geet. Lok Sabha MP Jugal Kishore Sharma, alongwith State Secretary Sanjay Baru, Additional Office Secretary Jugal Gupta and District President Ayodhya Gupta, addressed meeting of Jammu West District. He said that the party has a healthy tradition of holding such meetings after at an interval. It not only provides a platform to the functionaries at the district level to meet the seniors in the party but also gives an opportunity to share views on political and organizational activities besides getting updated with the prevailing situation and the functioning of the governments at the centre and state levels. State General Secretary Ashok Koul, while addressing the meeting of Jammu District along with State Vice-President Rajni Sethi, State Secretary Anuradha Charak, Jammu East MLA Rajesh Gupta and Jammu District President Baldev Singh Billawaria, said that these meetings may also be called as ‘Review Meetings’ in which the working at different levels is discussed and future course of action to further strengthen the organization is discussed and strategy finalized in order to be more associated with the masses and work for the amelioration of their problems. Similarly, State Vice-President Parmodh Kapahi alongwith State Additional Treasurer Arvind Gupta addressed working committee meeting of Kathua District, State Vice-President Karan Singh and State Working Committee Member Nand Kishore of Jammu Rural District, State General Secretary at Dr. Narinder Singh addressed meeting of Samba District, State General Secretary Pawan Khajuria alongwith State Secretary Anil Parihar addressed meeting of Udhampur District, State Secretary Rajinder Sharma, alongwith MoS Revenue Ajay Nanda addressed meeting of Reasi District, State Secretary Sunil Gupta of Poonch District, Morchas Incharge Munish Shrma addressed meeting of Kishtwar District, Cells Incharge S. Varinderjeet Singh, alongwith State Addl. Office Secretary Rajinder Gupta addressed meeting of Rajouri District, Training Department Incharge Rajiv Charak addressed meeting of Ramban District and State Working Committee Member T.N. Bhat addressed working committee meeting of Kashmir Displaced District.

BJP Kashmir Displaced District Prashikshan Varg concluded on 26-06-2016 after three days at Raghav Resort Jammu

13466241_1032027083545656_3478480345827542788_nBJP Kashmir Displaced District Prashikshan Varg concluded  on 26-06-2016 after three days at Raghav Resort Jammu. A large number of activists who participated in the varg were from different parts of the state. Sh Ashok Koul General Secretary (Org) inaugurated the varg. The different speakers in the varg were Ashok Koul, Rajeev charak, Om Ji, Jaidev rajwal, Chander Mohan Sharma, Arun Gupta, S S Bijral, Prof Virender Gupta, Moti Koul, T N Bhat, Chand Ji Bhat, Shardanandan Bhat and Sweety Koul. P L Dhar General Secretary (KDD) compared the Varg. The guest speakers were introduced by J L Pandit, Pradeep Pandita, Vijay Raina, Raja Ji Tickoo.The varg successfully concluded under the supervision of Varg Pramukh Ravinder Razdan. Among other who were present in the varg include Moti Koul State Vice President, Prof. M K Raina, Bhart Bushan Gosani,Veena Grutoo, Shokey Lidhoo, Gurupurab Singh, Bansi Bhat, Sunil Bhat, Ashok Bhat and unit Presidents , booth presidents ,Executive members of Displaced District and of different mandals.

Jammu and Kashmir State Bharatiya Janata Party has congratulated voters of Anantnag assembly constituency

13533037_1032023653545999_3575488363726294571_nJammu and Kashmir State Bharatiya Janata Party has congratulated voters of Anantnag assembly constituency on the landslide electoral victory of Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti in bye elections which has reasserted the faith of people of Kashmir in electoral process and constitution of Jammu and Kashmir . Chief Spokesperson JK BJP Sunil Sethi while extends thanks to the voters of Anantnag constituency for ensuring victory of Chief Minister by huge margin, also noted that voters have rejected all efforts of separatists to dissuade people from exercising their right of vote and voters have also shown rightful place to the leaders and political parties who are engaged in the campaign of creating rift between people of different regions within state . Sunil Sethi further said that this was first test of alliance between BJP and PDP after formation of coalition government and the people have voted for alliance and approval of alliance by masses is very clear and sound . He recalled that similar approval of alliance was reflected by voters of Leh Ladhakh in autonomous Hill council elections despite negative campaigning by opposition . He asserted that people are fed up with divisive politics of Congress and National Conference and has accepted with love and grace the reality that people of both regions have to live and progress together . Politics of fear and misinformation campaign by opposition has failed to the will of the masses . The people have rejected the ill efforts of tweeter king of National Conference who had been trying to incite passion of voters by trying build negative campaign by trying to use name of nationalistic organisation like RSS but voters could see through his trick and have shown place to its candidates . The efforts of Congress to divide the peace loving voters of Anantnag constituency for pity political gains has also failed to give any electoral benefit to dying Congress in the state . He further said that the same results will come in the coming elections of local bodies and Panchayats as people are with the alliance govt and are approving the good works done by govt on the ground for equitable development of all regions and for providing Corruption Free government to the state .

Jugal, Koul address training workshops

13522066_1032022530212778_1682039632519900077_nMember of Parliament Jugal Kishore Sharma and BJP State General Secretary (Org.) Ashok Kaul inaugurated and the party’s training workshops of Sudnerbani District and Kashmir Displaced District. Both these workshops began with the traditional lighting of lamps and reciting of Vande Matram. Jugal Kishore Sharma, while addressing the activists of Nowshera- Sunderbani District at Sunderbani, said that the motive behind organizing such training workshops is to educate and prepare the party cadre about BJP’s ideology, principles and policies. Imparting training to party cadre would make them confident in going to public and present the real picture about the party, which will obviously clear many misconceptions as created by opposition parties, who cannot digest the growing popularity of BJP. Ashok Kaul, while addressing Kashmir Displaced District activists at Raghav Palace, Bohri, said that under party’s organizational activity, BJP at the national level has decided to organize training workshops at different levels and acquaint the party cadre about its people friendly, nation-centric programmes and policies. He said that the exercise at the Mandal level has been completed, where the duration of the workshop had been 24 hours and from today training workshop at district level has been started with a duration of 48 hours and finally it will culminate into 72 hours workshop at the state level. Ashok Kaul further said that it is the BJP only which works in a well organized manner and keep organizing workshops, public programmes etc. so that the party cadre is updated, who in return can mobilize the public in more effective way. Adv. Chander Mohan Sharma spoke on “Cultural Nationalism”. Incharge BJP Training Department Rajiv Charak spoke in length on party’s working system, workers and its development. T.N. Bhat, Varg Prabhari, spoke on history of BJP and its journey. Chand Ji Bhat, President Kashmir Displaced District also spoke on the occasion, wherein he educated on importance of Prashikshan Varg and introduced party workers. IT & Social Media Incharge Jaidev Rajwal imparted training to activists on IT & Social Media. The vote of thanks for last session was presented by P. L Dhar. Prominent among those who attended the training workshop included BJP State Vice-President Moti Koul, Bhart Bushan, Omji Khajuria, Ravinder Razdan, Rajaji Tikoo, JL Pandit, Sharda Nandan,Veena Grurtoo and Sweety Koul .

BJP has not compromised its ideology while as a part of coalition government in the state said Dr. Jitendra Singh

13524529_1032010703547294_6640438493041609338_nBJP has not compromised its ideology while as a part of coalition government in the state said Dr. Jitendra Singh Union Minister while addressing a large gathering of the people who were jailed during emergency including those who were detained under MISA and other draconian laws, and also who offered Satyagraha and also who worked under ground. He explained the reason of observing this day which he described as black day of democracy. He said that any attempt to this regard will always prove to be counter-productive as it was done during emergency by late Smt. Indira Gandhi. She had changed the preambles of Indian constitutions, extended the tenures of assemblies and parliament and also snatched the fundamental rights of freedom of expression, right to property etc. Earlier, Chander Mohan Sharma the convener of the programme gave detailed account and reason which compelled Smt. Indira Gandhi the then Prime Minister of India under advice from S.S. Ray clamped emergency in the country. It was her dictatorial attitude, after her defect in Allahabad High Court, and simmering discontent amongst the people in the country towards her governance. Sharma further said that under the leadership of Late Jai Prakash Narayan the youth of the country and opposition parties launched nationwide agitation. Whole country stood up against the Congress government. To suppress this agitation Smt. Indira Gandhi imposed emergency, fundamental rights were withdrawn, censorship was imposed on press. Thousand of political workers and also innocent citizens were thrown behind the bars. The leaders like Jai Prakash Narayan, Nana Deshmukh, Atal Behari Vajpayee, L.K. Advani, Narendra Modi and many others were detained under MISA. Similarly in J&K State leaders like Chaman Lal Gupta, Dr. Om Parkash Mengi, Master Dhain Singh, Thakur Surjeet Singh, Devinder Shastri, Satpal Grower, Vaid Vishnu Dutt, Yash Bhasin, Ashok Khajuria, Vijay Bharati, Parkasho Devi, Upender Bhat, Chander Parkash Gupta, Rajinder Gupta, Satish Mahajan, Dharampal, Tikka Lal Taploo, Kuldeep Kotwal, Pushpinder Gupta and others. Kavinder Gupta speaker dwelt at length who along with others were tortured and jailed in Gurdasspur, Punjab.

Indira Gandhi’s 1975 emergency a black day on country’s democracy

13516403_1032010640213967_1102430147262640311_n‘CRPF killing at Pampore unfortunate, PoK part of India, Withdraw security of Seperatist leaders’
Terming this day as black day in India’s history after the then Prime Minister, Indira Gandhi misued her official position and imposed emergency in 1975 in the country, BJP senior leader and MLC Ramesh Arora said in this day all the rights of civil liberties and fundamental rights were snatched by declaring emergency in the country. “It was an attempt to curtail rights of Judiciary including Supreme Court, Press sencership was imposed and all rights of public were suspended indefinetely,” Arora told a media gathering here, adding, countiry’s tall leaders including – Atal Behari Vajpayee, Lal Krishan Advani, Chander Shekhar , Jai Prakash Narayan, Murarji Desai and many others were arrested. The BJP leader said that in the state of Jammu and Kashmir Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah was in the power and MISA (Maintenance of Internal Security Act) was misused and number of persons were arrested in this state also including Ramesh Arora, Dr Om Prakash Mengi, Master Dyanchad, Ramesh Papa, Devinder Shasri, Balnel Dev, Chaman Lal Gupta, Ashok Khajuria, Chander Mohan Sharma and many others. “ It was darconic chapter of the history and no one was allowed to say anything against the government Police was given power to arrest any body without any warrant,” he said. Terming yesterday incident painful incident in which as many as 10 CRPF persons were killed and 20 injured at pampore town. “We appeal the government to withdraw security of CRPF and other local forces from the separatist leaders those who have boycotted election in Anantnag where Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti got victory,” he added. Arora also said:“It is historical fact that J&K people have suffered a lot at the hands of successive governments and Pakistan occupied Kashmir,

Three days prashikshan varg of BJP Kashmir Displaced District was inaugurated by Rajiv Charak

13494824_1032007256880972_3640787044291147300_nThree days prashikshan varg of BJP Kashmir Displaced District was inaugurated by Rajiv Charak State Prashikshan varg Incharge at Raghav Resorts Bohri Jammu. During the inaugural speech he said that our party is with difference believing in nationalism and humanism. He laid stress in attending with full participation to learn more about our great leaders. Chand Ji Bhat ,president Kashmir displaced district spoke on the importance of this varg, gave brief description of Pt Deen dayal Upadhaya and his concept of activism. Varg Prabhari T N Bhat gave earlier history of the BJP its evolution . The stage was shared by Moti Koul BJP State Vice President. Among others who also were present J D Singh, Ravinder Razdan, Raja Ji Tikoo. The proceedings were compared by P.L. Dhar General Secretary.

JUGAL HELD PUBLIC DARBAR AT VILLAGE MATHYANI IN KALAKOTE CONSTITUENCY

13501609_1031352390279792_1980265615249697916_nMember of Parliament (BJP) Lok Sabha Jammu Poonch Jugal Kishore Sharma held public darbar at vilage mathyani in kalakote constituency along with Sub District Magistrate Kalakote Khalid Wafa,Tehsildar Taryath,Executive Engineers Power Development Department,PMGSY,Asst Director CA&PD,Block Development officer Moghla and other Administrative Staff in which he took stock of works by the various departments.He also visisted village Una in Sunderbani constituency. Jugal Kishore said that Hon'ble Prime Minister Sh. Narendra Modi has displayed extraordinary commitment for betterment of rural people by adopting various schemes and people should be aware properly by the departments so that the development would be done in keen benefits of the whole area.He added that the rural area was lacking behind of modern amenities but now the entire surrounding area would be developed by the centrally sponsored schemes.Many problems enlisted in front of the Member of Parliament which are being faced by the inhabitants and he assured that the entire area get inspired by the development and various schemes.He directed the administrative staff to come between the general masses and commit them to sort out their problems with their kind deeds.Senior BJP leaders Ashok Sharma,Sarpanches,Panches & others joined him on the same occasion.

BJP Kashmir congratulates Mehbooba Mufti over Anantnag Victory

Altaf ThakurOverwhelmed over her victory with massive margin, BJP Kashmir unit congratulates the Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti in Anantnag by-election. BJP Media Incharge Kashmir Altaf Thakur in his congratulation message said that along with coalition partner, credit for the victory goes to Mehbooba Mufti’s dynamic leadership and her commitment for the welfare of people. “It was only possible because of the good governance, development and corruption free atmosphere which creates the present coalition govt. in Jammu and Kashmir,” he said. Thakur said that the people of the state need services of Mehbooba ji for the betterment of state. “State need her services for the betterment and for that this was a much needed victory,” he said, adding, people have strong faith on her that was why she won with a huge margin.

Mehbooba’s victory endorsement of coalition policies: BJP

balbirThe splendid victory of Chief Minister & PDP President Mehbooba Mufti in Ananatnag bi-election is the reflection of the people’s total rejection of divisive politics of National Conference and Congress as well as endorsement of the decision of the PDP and BJP to enter into alliance to form the government, taken for the development of the state and welfare of the masses. The state unit of BJP terms this victory as also the public’s stamp of approval and appreciation of the one year old rule of the coalition, which has been providing people-friendly and corruption free governance in the state. This was stated by BJP State Spokesperson Balbir Ram Rattan while declaring the day of the victory as a milestone in the history of state’s coalition. “The most important aspect of the victory of Mehbooba Mufti is that the people have seen through the falsehood and guile of those parties, who had unleashed a barrage of propaganda that vote for PDP would be vote for RSS”, Balbir said and added that in this era of fast means of communication, people have access to various sources of information and are hence fully aware about the ideology and policies of BJP as well as RSS. Balbir further said that the sheer margin of victory of Mehbooba Mufti gives the idea of total disillusionment and rejection of Congress and NC and for all that they stand for. The voters did not fall prey to the falsehood of NC and Congress in this election. This victory is people’s affirmation that development, peace and progress matters and whatever this coalition did in one year was visible on ground and not remained confined to files, as had been the practice during the past regimes. Balbir also expressed appreciation to Kashmir migrant voters for having overwhelmingly voted for Mehbooba Mufti in this election. The Kashmiri migrants have realized that the policies and steps taken by coalition government for them are sincere and genuinely in their welfare. Balbir said that the ties between BJP and PDP have got stamp of approval from the voters of Anantnag and this will strengthen and boost the morale of the coalition government, which will infuse more vigor in the people friendly governance.

‘Arms to Farms’ scheme envisaged in BJP’s vision document is a reality now: Brig Gupta

Anil Gupta copyBharatiya Janata Party, Jammu & Kashmir in its vision document for the planned development of the state issued prior to the 2014 assembly elections had envisaged a scheme ‘Arms to Farms’ in which soft loans were to be provided to ex-servicemen for herbal cultivation to include Lavender Farms. Brig Anil Gupta, a senior leader of the ex-servicemen and state spokesperson of Bharatiya Janata Party in a letter to Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar had requested the Ministry of Defence to facilitate launching of the scheme. Mr Parrikar has informed Brig Gupta in writing that the scheme is being promoted through “Self-Employment for Ex-Servicemen Scheme II (SEMFEX II).” The scheme is being promoted with the assistance of NABARD. Agro/food processing units can be set up irrespective of location in rural and urban areas. There is no upper limit for loan in respect of projects under farm sector. NABARD provides interest free soft loan assistance to banks to meet the margin money requirement. The primary lending institutions are Commercial Banks, Regional Rural Banks, and State Co-operative Banks etc. The National Medicinal Plant Board will provide subsidy under various components, such as nursery, cultivation, storage, processing units, quality testing labs and marketing of Herbal and Medicinal plants. 20-75% subsidy will be provided for cultivation of various medicinal plants based on demand and supply in National and International market. In response to the request to include goods sold through CSD canteens under exempt list in the GST regime, the Defence Minister has informed that once GST Bill is passed an amendment to the Constitution is made a GST council will be formed which will take final decision regarding various tax exemptions to be given, and in what form. In order to overcome the problem of supply of medicines in ECHS polyclinics, Mr Parrikar has written that Authorised Local Chemist as in case of Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) is under consideration. “In order to reduce the burden of multifarious cards an ex-serviceman is required to carry, a multi-purpose digital card encompassing all cards (canteen, ECHS, PPO, Dependent Card issued by three services) is under consideration as informed by the Defence Minister,” according to Brig Gupta. Brig Anil Gupta thanked the Defence Minister for the personal interest being taken by him for the welfare of ex-servicemen and hoped that under the present Modi government maximum issues related to the welfare of veterans including establishment of Sainik Colonies would be resolved favourably.

BJP Talab Tillo mandal holds meeting

jeet angralIn a meeting of BJP Talab Tillo Mandal, organized by Mandal President Jeet Angral and held at Kachi Chawni Office, the Mandal team and the party activists drawn from different wards of the mandal were asked to work at a bridge between the public and the party so that a better understanding is developed in the society. This meeting was graced by BJP State Secretary Sanjay Baru, State Addl. Office Secretary & District Prabhari Jugal Kishore Gupta, District General Secretary Mohan Singh Rana and BJYM State Vice-President Karan Sharma. Jugal Kishore Gupta, while addressing the meeting, said that the BJP is sharing power as coalition partner in the state and during one year of coalition’s rule, a number of developmental works and welfare schemes have been launched. To ensure that the benefits of the welfare schemes reach the deserving people, each one of us has to help and guide them about the formalities and procedure to be followed. Jeet Angral, while speaking on various activities undertaken during the past few weeks in the mandal, said that the party activists are working in their respective areas and a better coordination is being developed at the grass roots level between the party and the public. He also announced that Keshav Chopra has been nominated as Mandal Vice-President and Sumreena Chib has been nominated as Mandal Secretary. Both these new nominees were garlanded and greeted by the party activists. Keshav Chopra, who has served as District General Secretary in BJYM in the past, said that BJP is an organization which works for strengthening nationalist forces and believes in the policy of “justice to all and appeasement to none” and we too have to follow the principle. He assured to work whole heartedly with the new assignment in the Mandal team. Mandal General Secretaries Jatin Sethi and Munish Gupta also greeted new nominees. A number of youth activists also joined BJP. They included Arjun Khajuria, Abhishek Gupta, Kuldeep Sharma, Karan Gupta, Rishab Arora, Karun Gupta, Anil Kumar, Sahil Raina, Mohid Sharma, Nitin Kumar, Pranav Sharma, Varun Gupta and Ashish Khanna.

Praduman kich starts development work

Lotus Logo copyBJP State Additional Publicity Secretary Praduman Singh, kick started the development work related to construction of lane in Ward No. 34 in Janipur alongwith Janipur Mandal President Vijay Sharma and other activists of the party. Praduman Singh, while speaking to the local residents of the ward, said that the construction of lane has been started at the insistence of Jammu west MLA Sat Sharma, who has provided funds from his Constituency Development Fund (CDF) and we all are highly thankful to him. Bradman Singh said that a number of development works have been initiated in entire constituency and the people are appreciating the sincere efforts of the party to ensure that each and every area gets due attention and share in matters related to development and extending the benefits of various welfare schemes. Besides, Jammu Municipal Corporation JE Satish Malla, party leaders and activists including Om Prakash, Kewal Mahajan, Parshottam Dogra, Amar Singh, Vijay Singh, Paras Ram, Sham Lal Bhagat, Bansi Lal Warikoo, Shadi Lal Koul, Mohit Singh, Sat Pal Singh and Raju Kundal were also present on the occasion.

“POK is Part of Indian Territory”

Ramesh AroraWe cannot make J&K as Seria Kashmir issue was made complicated by politicians and delay in signing instrument of accession further complicated the matter. The divergent and unmatchable culture, lifestyle, values, outlook, commitment and way of life in Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh has contributed a lot to this issue.Infact it is settled fact that Jammu and Kashmir is an integral part of India as Instrument of accession signed by Maharaja Hari Singh was same instrument, which was signed by other states. Jammu and Kashmir is strategically important state and its boundaries are connected with Tibet and thereafter with china on one hand and with Pakistan occupied territory and Pakistan on the other side. High mountains and hilly terrain of Himalayan range remains important for other countries also. To some extent it remained point of focus and political issue for Pakistan ,India and China thus acquired attraction of international community . there are certain forces within and outside who talk of separate status , few are inclined towards Pakistan but the number is on decrease and can be counted on fingers. Religious sentiments of majority community in Pakistan could not attract the masses on this side, as the way of life and values are different because religious fundamentalism is less in Kashmir and appeal of total fundamentalism in Pakistan could not over power the sentiments of this region, especially Kashmir. And, few says in Kashmir that accession is there but merger have not taken place. Omar Abdullah also said so, when he was in Power. Powers of Constituent assembly were not challenged by any one and constituent assembly has endorsed the accession and there by merger. Hence the issue is raised only to justify political aspirations. The agenda of separatist is also contradictory and maximum do not have sincere and serious approach but they are continuing their agenda without having match with their lifestyle. India is a country with democratic set up, while Pakistan have witnessed many interference by Army in Civil Administration and Governance of the State Matter about J&K problem was referred by Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru to United Nations organization although Sardar Patel was in disagreement. But Congress tried to cover up this mistake during Shimla Agreement. It was agreed that the dispute will be settled by both the countries and no third party intervention is required. This state was empowered by a separate constitution under the provision of Indian Constitution section 4 of the Constitution of Jammu and Kashmir define Territory of the state says “Territories which on the fifteenth day of August 1947, were under the Sovereignty or Suzerainty of the Ruler of the State”. Everybody, known that POK i.e. Pakistan Occupied Kashmir was part of the territory of state. Some use to say Pakistan administrative Kashmir, which is not correct. In fact it is Pakistan occupied Kashmir. It is also admitted fact that relation exist on this side and other side of territory these are not only human relation but blood relation also. Hence people wants to see each other, meet each other and wants to share their feeling. In present Cabinet, one Minster was married to that part of territory and his father-in-law was supporter of Independence i.e. Amman-Ulla Khan. We may disagree with thought process but the fact remains that relation of territory and human being cannot be left at the will of Pakistan or International community. In fact Parliament of India make the things more clear, when passed unanimous resolution saying that only dispute with Pakistan is to get back POK,1994 Resolution. Section 47 of our State Constitution define composition of Legislative Assembly and says “The Legislative Assembly shall consist of [One hundred and Eleven] members chosen by direct Election from territorial constituencies in the state”. To this section another section 48 is added which says [Twenty Four seats in the legislative assembly shall remain vacant and shall not be taken into account for reckoning the total membership of the assembly and Constitution of Jammu and Kashmir do not talk of 87 assembly seats but talk of 111 seats]. It means we have to wait for the time, when we will get back that part of our territory. Issue of displaced from POK is pending, with issue of other refugees. Both may have different back ground but humanity says, we have to settle both issues. Although centre Government has taken few steps on the request of state Government over these problems. Our action and thought should be reflected in our way of working. Few those who talk of Pakistan are aware that all civil and other rights are curbed, curtailed and crushed in that part of our territory (POK). We have lost many lives in Kashmir due to wrong policies of separatist and successive governments failed to settle the issue and it is fact that healing touch is required. Mufti Mohd. Sayeed was of the opinion that Jammu- Kashmir and Ladakh should come close to each other and this closeness will be in the larger interest of the nation. We have fought Elections for Jammu and for Kashmir and there were only little deliberation over common issues . Jammu talk of discrimination and Kashmir use to talk about its own problems and issues including political empowerment. Ladakh talk of Union territory status. There are 27% Kashmiri speaking and wants to rule the state of J&K.It is possible only when (Pot of terrorism) will remain boiling because democracy is the rule of majority. I fail to understand why resolution on the presence of Chinese Army at Gilgit and Baltistan stand omitted by the Upper House. In fact when POK is part of our territory and it is not justified to say that it is a foreign affair which is factually incorrect. BJP have not compromised the issues of Ideology and even PDP has not. It is working Government on development agenda. But the fact remains that in case this Government continues for a longer period. People will start understanding the issues and sentiments of each religion and region. We have to stop competition, with each other and as Hindu being big brother cannot ignore the younger brother. We cannot make J&K as Syria, where Gun battle continue, forever. We have to live in peace and level of understanding with Pakistan and china is to be increased . But this cannot be a unilateral Act and both sides have to respond to it. Democracy involves participation of people and J&K Government have to work on it. In fact Economic democracy is must. We have to build up infrastructure and we have to work day and night for our Independent Economic Structure. We as a state cannot always depend upon centre aid or aid from World Bank and other sources. We have to create infrastructure and attain our Economic Independence. We have to create an atmosphere of peace and shun violence. Corruption prevailing in Police, society, and all other format of corruption are to be buried forever. We as public have to pledge to work for others, we have to stop saying that our state is a disputed territory.Let’s start new chapter of progress.

Jammu East MLA Rajesh Gupta started the blacktopping work at Ware House Vikram Chowk in Ward No 19 today

rajesh guptaThe cost of the project is is rupees 35 lakhs. Rajesh Gupta while speaking on the ocassion said that in the current session of the assembly the issues related to the welfare of the people of the Jammu and in particular the east constituency have been taken up in a forceful manner. All the projects associated with Jammu east like the Mubarak Mandi Heritage Project,Rope Way Project,Multi Story Parking Project,Tawi River Front Development Project and many others were discussed in the house and whatever was needed for fast pacing these projects has been requisitioned from the concerned ministries. Rajesh Gupta also made a mention of the recently signed landmark agreement between the JDA and Sabarmati Riverfront Development Corporation Ahmedabad for the development of the Tawi river front. Rajesh Gupta said that once this project is commissioned it would completely change the profile of the Jammu city.Rajesh Gupta thanked the Deputy CM Dr.Nirmal Singh Ji for having played a key role in bringing the project to Jammu. MLA Rajesh Gupta was also accompanied by JDA Vice Chairman Mubarak Singh, SE Kapoor,Xen Anugarana and also by Ware House Gen.Secretary Deepak Gupta,Naresh Pradhan,Ashwani Sharma,Rahul and Munish Gupta. The prominent who accompanied the MLA included Ramesh sharma, Sunil Sharna, Kuldeep, Girdhari lal, Wagesh Bharti, Chaman lal, Ashok lamber, Rajesh Gupta, Vinay, Amit, Bhushan, Gritish, Robin, Charanjeet Singh, Sunil Gupta and Opinder singh.

Sunil listened public grievances in public darbar

Sunil-SharmaMinister of State for Transport & Revenue Sunil Sharma, during his public darbar at Kachi Chawni Office of BJP, after listening to the deputations of the three wheeler Unions, issued on the spot instructions to the senior officials of the Transport Department for constituting a committee to look into their grievances related to replacement of the old meters in their vehicles. As it was brought into his notice that the three wheeler drivers are being forced to fix new meters and the department is not renewing their old vehicles on this pretext, Sunil Sharma assured them that a committee is being constituted to address their common problem. Even majority of the other people, who called on the minister, had their grievances related to Transport and Revenue Departments. Sunil Sharma took up one by one problem and most of them were solved as immediate directions were issued to the concerned officials. Sunil Sharma, while talking to media on the occasion, said that the BJP as well as its ministers in the coalition government are concerned for the mitigation of the problems of the people and every effort is made to ensure whatever hardships and grievances people have, are redressed at the earliest. He said that the people of Jammu had rejected other parties and brought in BJP and it is our duty to come up to their expectations and party stands on its commitment to work for their welfare and development. He announced that anyone having any problem related to any department is welcomed to directly meet the ministers at party office during their sittings there. BJP State Secretary Sanjay Baru, BJP senior leader Munish Sharma, District President Ayodhya Gupta and BJP Cells Incharge S. Varinderjeet Singh assisted the minister during his public darbar.

JUGAL TOURS KALAKOTE AND DHARAL CONSTITUENCY

jugal sharmaBharatiya Janata Party MP (Lok Sabha) Jugal Kishore Sharma inaugurated passenger shed at village Sada Mandi in Dharal constituency from MPLAD Scheme.He also visited village Brown, Tatapani, Kalakot, Khargala, Dangyote & Gharat. Later, Jugal Kishore Sharma, while addressing the gathering at village Sada Mandi said that during the past two years, the nation has witnessed massive development and record number of welfare schemes stoodlaunched by the BJP led NDA government under the stewardship of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He said that the people had been yearning for a change and they brought in BJP at the Centre as well as in maximum states, including Jammu & Kashmir. He said that the demand of the road from Kalakote to village Sada Mandi put froth by the inhabitants and it would be fulfilled on first priority. The Center Government is providing battle rail and road connectivity, means of communication, modern facilities of health care and ensuring social and economic upliftment of the general in masses. Dangal was also performed at the village where he also encourage the players and advised youth to take part in games to make themselves physically fit and games should be played by the true sportsmanship. He said that the chain of development has been started by the central Govt. and all the parts of Jammu will get share of development in quality as well as in quantity. State Executive Member BJP Rajinder Gupta also present on the occasion added that the development of the whole area would be done and the rest previous demands which led on the priority would be fulfilled by the state coalition Govt. Senior Leaders of BJP Dev Raj,Vinod,Ashok,Sunil,Vikram Sarpanch Chain Singh & others were also present on the same ocassion.

Omar playing Communal Politics: Prof. Virender

Prof.-Virender-GuptaBJP State Spokesperson, Prof. Virender Gupta strongly criticized the statement of Omar Abdullah in the state assembly on June 22, 2016 and said that Omar by his parochial, anti-Jammu and anti-national stand in the Assembly has lost the moral right to call himself as the leader of Jammu & Kashmir state and all the sections of the society. He said that the alliance between BJP and PDP is an alliance between the people of Jammu region and that of Kashmir region and it is in no way an alliance on communal basis. He warned Omar for playing the communal card by stating that had there been no alliance, the Hindus of Jammu would have killed the Muslims as in 1947. He added that 1947 was an tragic travesty. If Muslims were killed in Jammu region, the Hindus and Sikhs too were massacred in Muzfrabad, Mirpur and Poonch districts and even in Uri and Baramullah and they have to leave their houses forever. Their womenfolk had to face humiliation, dishonor and separation from their male family members. Prof. Virender Gupta was also critical for Omar’s support to separatists and raising the issue of arrest of 800 youth, without making any introspection of his own period as Chief Minister, when about 150 youth were killed and hundreds were arrested. He ridiculed former Chief Minsiter’s statement against 22 Jammu youth who were released overnight as no FIR was registered against them and his favouring of the police officer, who was suspended for dereliction of his duties and his connivance in the sacrilegious act. Omar complained that the Kashmiri youth who raised ISIS flags and pelted stones were booked and called them as our youth, as if their action was instigated by him, and as if he does not own the Jammu youth inspite being remained Chief Minister of the State. Prof.Virender reminded Omar of his association and alliance with BJP as being the Union Minister of State in Vajpayee’s Cabinet and said that at that time BJP was not communal Jammu Hindus killed the Muslims were secular.

Finally Panthers sees greatness of Dr. Mookherjee: Dr. Narinder

Dr.-Narinder-Singh-copyIt is intriguing that after so many years of its formation and having been out of power for more than a decade the Panthers Party, has finally discovered that Dr. Shyama Prasad Mookherjee was a great nationalist leader of the country and had laid down his life for the complete integration of the state with the country. It is a matter of satisfaction that Panthers Party members have paid tributes to the great leader on his death anniversary and endorsed the Praja Parishad’s struggle of 1953 of “Ek Nishan, Ek Vidhan, Ek Pradhan” and what it stood for since then. The BJP had been, since 1952 paying respects to Dr. Shyama Prasad Mookherjee and holds him in great reverence. His legacy forms the part of BJP’s hoary historical struggle for the integrity and strong India. This was stated by BJP State General Secretary Dr. Narinder Singh while commenting on the reported paying of homage to Dr. Mookherjee at Lakhanpur by Panthers Party men. He said that though by publically and belatedly recognizing the imminence of Dr. Shyama Prasad Mookherjee, the Panthers Party and its leadership cannot become the champions of cause of nationalist forces of the state. Since the time the Panthers Party came into existence, till this year Dr. Mookherjee did not exist for it and his sacrifice during his incarceration in jail held no significance for it and now suddenly discovering his greatness only exposes the facile nature of their tributes to him. The Supremo of JKNPP Prof. Bhim Singh remained the President of NSUI and had long association with the Congress and NC parties, who never endorsed the philosophy of Dr. Mookherjee nor recognized his sacrifice and now suddenly paying homage to him only reveal the duplicity of their conduct and is meant merely to remain in media radar. Harsh Dev Singh also had remained a Cabinet Minister in the state when the party had entered into coalition with Congress and PDP and at that time Harshdev Singh had forgotten Panthers Party’s demand of reorganization of Jammu and Kashmir state. He never raised any of the issues in the cabinet and the government on which his party had fought the elections. Dr. Narinder Singh further added that apart from holding ‘Balidaan Divas’ programmes at state, district and mandal levels, the BJP MLAs for the first time brought the sacrifice of Dr. Mookherjee in the notice of legislative assembly and paid rich tributes to him there. The BJP does not need certificate of approval and recognition from outfits like Panthers Party which has always been rank opportunist motivated by power considerations. He also said that by pretending to be the admirers of Dr. Mookherjee the Panthers Party cannot join the ranks of those forces which had been for the full and complete integration of the state with the rest of the country.

BJP to observe “Save Democracy day” on June 26: Sharma

13466177_1030651027016595_2521623462562026699_nBharatiya Janata Party has decided to observe June 26 as “Save Democracy day” as on this day 41 years ago, the then Congress government had clamped emergency to gauge the freedom of expression, snatching fundamental rights and civil liberty of the people and the country. This was announced by BJP Senior leader Adv. Chander Mohan Sharma, while addressing media persons at Trikuta Nagar office on Friday. Sharma said that many leaders like Jai Parkash Naryan, Atal Behari Vajpayee, L.K. Advani, Narender Modi and other National leaders across the country have detained in MISA and other draconian laws. Strick censorship was imposed and trouble sterilization and other such human measure were unleashed on the country men. In J&K also the leader and local activist. Trade unionists were thrown behind the bar beside torture and inflicting injuries were inflected on innocent people. He called upon all those victims of emergency who were jailed and worked under for restoration of democracy to join the programme on 26 June at 11:00 a.m. and Dr. Shyama Prashad Mookherjee Bhawan, sector-3, Trikute Nagar, Jammu. They are requested to register themselves through Phone No. 9419188088, 9419143252, 8803171070, 9622170211.

उधमपुर भारतीय जनता पार्टी कार्यालय में डॉ श्यामा प्रसाद मुखर्जी के वलिदान दिवस पर श्रदांजली दी

13502016_1030616313686733_4111853210154869885_nउधमपुर भारतीय जनता पार्टी कार्यालय में डॉ श्यामा प्रसाद मुखर्जी के वलिदान दिवस पर श्रदांजली दी गयी।इस श्रदांजली समारोह में संसद जुगल किशोर शर्मा जी और प्रदेश महामंत्री पवन खजुरिया जी,ज़िला अद्य्क्षय राकेश गुप्ता जी,सोमराज खजुरिया सहित सैंकड़ो कार्यकर्ता उपस्थित रहे।सांसद जुगल किशोर जी ने डॉ श्यामा प्रसाद मुखर्जी के जीवन पर प्रकाश डालते हुए कहा की उनका जन्म 6 जुलाई 1901 को कलकत्ता में हुआ था और उन्होंने अपनी अंतिम सांस संदिग्ध परिस्थितियों में 23 जून 1953 को श्रीनगर में ली,जहां उन्हें नजरबन्द रखा गया था।प्रदेश महामंत्री पवन खजुरिया जी ने डॉ श्यामा प्रसाद मुखर्जी के जीवन पर बताया की डॉ श्यामा प्रसाद मुखर्जी और उनके सबसे प्रिय सहयोगी पंडित दीनदयाल जी,दोनों का जीवनकाल बहुत छोटा था।उन दोनों के निधन में भी दुःखद समानता थी।इन दोनों महापुरुषों की मृत्यु रहस्मय परिस्थियों में हुई थी और मात्र 52 वर्ष की अल्प आयु में वे दोनों संसार को छोड़ गए थे।पवन खजुरिया जी ने वताया की डॉ श्यामा प्रसाद मुखर्जी जी एक साहसी और निड़र नेता थे।लोगों के लिए उनका आखिरी संदेश था मैने जम्मू और कश्मीर में परमिट प्रणाली को चुनोती देते हुए प्रवेश कर लिया है।वे पहले व्यक्ति थे,जो भारत की एकता तथा एकीकरण के लिए शहीद हुए।उनका व्यक्तित्व,उनकी तर्क श्रमता,उनकी राजनितिक दृढ़ता तथा सबसे बढ़कर उनका मानवतावाद आने वाली पीढ़ियों को हमेशा प्रेरित और मार्गदर्शन करता रहेगा।इस मौके पर नीलम नरगोत्रा,गीता देवी,सुभाष गुप्ता,सतपाल सलन,रोमेश,विकास कोंग्रा, वीर सिंह,जगदीश,लाल हुसैन,तनवीर,पवित्र सिंह,संजय,दीपक वर्मा,संजय वर्मा,मोहन लाल द्राहि, अक्षयबंटी, अशोक महरा,सुनील,कमला, नीलम शर्मा,रमणीक,भारती शर्मा आदि ने भी श्रदांजली दी।

“Balidan Diwas” of Dr. Shyama Prasad Mookherjee organised by Satwari Mandal

13510902_1030585483689816_267949699575543456_n"Balidan Diwas" of Dr. Shyama Prasad Mookherjee organised by Satwari Mandal in presence of BJP District President Jammu Baldev Singh Billawaria, Gen. Secy Sh. Vinay Gupta and Mandal President Harbans Choudhary and ward President Vivek Gupta.

Arnia Mandal of RS Pura District pays tribute to Dr. Shyama Prasad Mookherjee on Balidan Diwas

13508974_1030583463690018_2098515665160816368_nArnia Mandal of RS Pura District pays tribute to Dr. Shyama Prasad Mookherjee on Balidan Diwas

Bharatiya Janata Party Darhal Budhal Paid Rich Tribute to Dr. Shyama Prasad Mookherjee on Balidaan Diwas

13466470_1030581733690191_6529296815473628026_nOn Balidaan Diwas a programme was organized at Party Office Kotranka under the chairmanship of BJP Senior Leader and State Executive Member Dev Raj Sharma. On the occasion Sharma gives a brief review about the life history of Dr. Shyama Prasad and tell the party workers how Dr. Shyama Prasad Mookherjee works to unite the whole nation and he also tell the party workers how Dr. Shyama Prasad finish the permit system in J&K Which plays a important role to connect J&K with the rest of country. All the party workers pay rich tribute to Dr. Shyama Prasad Mookherjee by enlightening the Diya and tributing by the petals of roses. And at last all the party workers also pledge to works hard for the party and nation. Other prominent present on the occasion Pervaiz Ahmed Malik (Mandal President Kotranka ), Mushtaq Inqulabi (State Vice President ST Morcha), Chamail Sharma (Mandal Secratery Kotranka ), Rohit Bhalla (City President Kotranka), Mohd Baksh (Mandal Treasrur Kotranka ), Wazir Mohd (Mandal Vice President Kotranka ), Shair-Ud-Din(Mandal President ST Morcha Kotranka), Choudhary Shokit (Mandal Vice President ST Morcha Kotranka), Amit Sharma (Yuva Leader).

Killing of noted Sufi singer Amzad Sabri by terrorists in Pakistan is highly condemnable

13532754_1030564800358551_1477477700224258556_nKilling of noted Sufi singer Amzad Sabri by terrorists in Pakistan is highly condemnable and exposes the failure of Pakistan to protect the society based on democratic norms. This killing is more serious and has direct impact on the state of J&K and exposes the Pak friendly elements in Kashmir valley, as the singer was killed because he was predominantly singing Sufi songs, which was taken by hardliners in Pakistan to be anti Islam and as such the killing of sufi singer was sought to be justified . Kashmir is land of Sufi culture where people show utter respect and regards to sufi saints . There are number of Dargahs of sufi saints which are visited by thousands of Kashmiris every year with faith and devotion . Intolerance to Sufi culture by hardliners in Pakistan should be eye opener for the Hurriyat leadership and likes who always try to look to Pakistan and they should realise the inherent malice in their approach as it intends to expose peace loving Kashmiris to the same fate as met by Amzad Sabri . This was stated by J&K Bharatiya Janata Party Chief Spokesperson Sunil Sethi. Sunil Sethi further said that Kashmir is an integral part of India and will remain so for all times to come . The future of Kashmiris is secure and safe with Tolerant India and propagators of separatism at the behest and support of Pakistan are trying to play with the lives of innocent Kashmiri population by misleading them . He further said that a common citizen in the militancy affected areas of state has realised the game plans of separatists and militants and the fact that they can only bring destruction and devastation to the state and there is no public support to militancy or separatism in the state, which is being sustained to little extent by enemies of India sitting across the border. In near future, the state will revert back to the same position, which existed before militancy, where all communities and cultures were living peacefully. The time is coming for return of complete normalcy in the state, which will lead to unprecedented growth and development in the state, where economy is majorly based on tourism. State is getting all infrastructural and economical support from Narendra Modi government and more will be given to state for the betterment of its people.

Vibodh Demands ST Status for Paharis Based on Recommendation of the Government Committee

vibodhIn the ongoing assembly session BJP senior leader and MLC Vibodh Gupta today made various interventions related to injustice to the Pahari community in the Upper House. He said that from a long time injustice is being done to this community besides assurances for various Governments in the state. Vibodh asked for information on the status of report of the committee constituted by Government to ascertain facts about the socio-economic status of the Pahari community in the state. To this MLC was informed that the Government of Jammu & Kashmir has constituted a committee headed by Dr. Peerzada Mohd Amin, vide Govt. Order No. 66-SW of 2013 dated 09-03-2013 to conduct the detailed study of the Socio-economic status and common ethnic characteristics of the Pahari Speaking people in Jammu and Kashmir. The said committee has submitted its report and has recommended ST status for the Pahari speaking people of Jammu & Kashmir based on their socio-economic status. On this Vibodh very strongly recommended that there is urgent need that as per the agenda of the alliance the state Government must immediately recommend ST Status in favour of Pahari Speaking people of J&K to the central Government. Vidodh further made enquiries related to already sanctioned Pahari Research and Culture Centre to be setup at the University of Jammu. On this Vibodh was informed that so far this center has not been started but the posts for this center have already been advertised. This received very sharp reactions from the other members of the house including Zafar Manhas, Javaid Mirchal and Shanaz Ghnai. These members raised in one voice the long pending demand for the grant of ST Status to the Pahari Speaking people of Jammu & Kashmir. This calls for immediate action from the Government as the committee constituted for the same has already submitted its report. During the discussion many other issues related to promotion of Pahari culture and welfare of Pahari People in Jammu & Kashmir. Vibodh also demanded a Pahari House at Jammu in line with Ladakh and Kargil House.

Improve facilities for Inmates of “Nari Niketan” and “Balashram” at R.S Pura

fce9ea22-d01b-4ec0-85cb-3e24c7de49f6While speaking in the ZERO hour of the Legislative Assembly on Thursday M.L.Afrom R.S Pura constituency Dr.Gagan Bhagat strongly raised the issue of prevailing conditions and facilities provided to them by the government at the Nari Niketan and Bal Ashram , both of them which are situated in the R.S Pura constituency. He demanded assurance from the government and said that it should immediately take important and urgent steps to renovate the said shelter homes and rectify the anomalies and problems which the inmates are passing through.He further said that the said Nari Niketan and Bal Ashram are the only Shelter homes for the Females and Children in the Jammu Province, and that too are neglected, in times when are talking about the equal rights and position for women in the society and the system, banning the child labour Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao and Swachh Bharat Abhiyan then these type of places where the most deserving cases from the society are residing it become a collective responsibility of the society, representative and the government to provide the basic and needed facilities to these deserving inmates.The previous government had done nothing for the betterment of these shelter homes for consecutively twelve years, and it is a fact the previous representative and the then Minister in the Congress led coalition government was herself a female , and that time too the condition of these shelter homes remained unchanged. Dr. Gagan Bhagat demanded from the government that a House Committee be set up to look into this important matter,he also informed the house that few days ago the supply of ration to the said shelter home was not proper and he purchased one quintal of “Atta” from the open market and gave to the inmates, which also figured in all the leading newspapers and the authorities did only thing they replaced the superintendent of Nari Niketan and no action was taken on the said official , he demanded action on these officials who are involved in the mismanagement of the Shelter homes.Dr. Gagan also raise issue of Macadamization of roads in R.S Pura Constituency under the City and town roads project and demanded that the link road from BSNL Exchjange to KKK Road, Railway Line Kotli Shah Doula to Gagian, and Main Road Malikpur to Simbal Tekri via Sujjadpur ,on which the Minister for Public Works, and Horticluture A.R Veeri assured the legislator that he has directed the Chief Engineer PWD Jammu to do the needful at the earliest.Later on Dr.Gagan Bhagat also met Minister for Social Welfare Sajad lone and apprised the whole issue who assured the legislator that he will take stern action on those employees who are responsible for it, and will soon visit Nari Niketan and Balashram along with the Legislator and will listen to the grievances of the inmates.

Vibodh walks out of Upper House on Issue of Minority Status for Hindus of J&K

vibodhDemands Constitution of Minority Commission in J&K BJP senior leader and MLC Vibodh Gupta today very strongly raised the issue of minority status for the Hindus of J&K in the upper house. During the proceedings of the house Vibodh asked the information related to the current population status of various communities in the state. He demanded information on which community in the state of Jammu & Kashmir is a minority. To this MLC was informed that at present in the state of Jammu & Kashmir the total percentage of Muslim population is 68.31% and Hindus constitute about 31%. Whereas the Sikhs, Christians, Buddhists and Jains constitute 1.87%, 0.28%, 0.90% and 0.02% of the total population respectively. MLC was further informed that as per the national minorities data Muslims fall under the minority status. Reacting to this MLC Vibodh said that as per these figures within the state of J&K Hindus should also be given the minority status. He said that based on these facts and figures it is important that justice should be provided to all the communities of the state and called for bringing whole population of J&K state under minority status. This he said will ensure equitable distribution of various central and state schemes being implemented for the welfare of minorities. Making further interventions on the subject Vibodh asked weather there is any minority commission in the state and accordingly house was informed that currently there is no minority commission in the state. On this Vibodh demanded that a minority commission in the state of Jammu & Kashmir should immediately be constituted. Latter other members of the house namely Charanjeet Singh Khalsa, Ramesh Arora and Ajatshatru Singh also supported MLC Vibodh and demanded a debate in the house on such a important issue. Not satisfied with the response MLC Vibodh Gupta walked out of the house in protest for not getting attention of the house towards such a issue which it deserves.

Sat Sharma remembers “Dr. Shyama Prasad Mookerjee” in Legislative Assembly

13466277_1029967873751577_2083953876753772814_nBJP State President and MLA from Jammu West Sat Sharma (CA) on Thursday paid tributes to Late Dr Shyama Prasad Mookerjee, founder President of Bharatiya Jana Sangh, who was arrested at the Punjab–J&K Border at Madhopur and was jailed in Kashmir, and under mysterious circumstances he died. The tributes were paid during the ongoing session of Legislative Assembly in Srinagar. Sat Sharma further said that BJP, who is a coalition partner in the State Government, today has reached this place due to the sacrifices made by great leaders like Mookerjee and other leaders of the party who have been continuously fighting for the rights of the people for more than six decades. Sharma was supported by all the legislators of the party. He also demanded a judicial probe into the death of veteran Jan Sangh leader so that mystery which has not been unfolded for years be brought in front of the people. Pertinent to mention, it is for the first time in the history of Jammu and Kashmir that tributes are being paid to the great leader of Bharatiya Jana Sangh in Legislative Assembly of Jammu and Kashmir. There are total of 25 elected MLAs of BJP and some of them are Ministers in the present coalition Government of the State.

BJP remembers Dr. Shyama Prasad Mookherjee

13466171_1029967487084949_3615469545945098894_nOn the occasion of the “Balidaan Divas” of Dr. Shyama Prasad Mookherjee, BJP leaders paid rich tributes to him in different programmes held at District, Mandal and Booth levels across the state. In this series, Jammu District BJP organized programme at its Trikuta Nagar Office, wherein State General Secretary (Org.) Ashok Kaul, State Spokesperson Prof. Virender Gupta, District President Baldev Singh Billawaria, District General Secretary Vinay Gupta, Cells Incharge S. Varinderjeet Singh and Mandal Presidents Ankush Gupta and Harban Choudhary garlanded the statue of Dr. Mookherjee and paid their tributes. Ashok Kaul, while paying tributes, said that the sacrifice of Dr. Shyama Prasad Mookherjee for the integrity and sovereignty of the country and for making J&K state integral part of the country constitutes a milestone event in the history of the J&K and the country. His detention for having entered the state without having obtained infamous ‘entry permit’ with tricolor flag in his hand and thereafter his death in jail due in mysterious circumstances. Dr. Mookherjee had a brilliant academic career and joined politics with the sole aim of serving public and the nation. He did not hanker after the power as he resigned from the Nehru’s cabinet on account of differences and became the founder member of Bharatiya Jana Sangh, the precursor of BJP. The movement of nationalist forces in the state to abolish the entry permit system and introduce free hoisting of national tricolor flag was initiated by Dr. Mookherjee and paid the ultimate price of his life for the same. Dr. Shyama Prasad Mookherjee has set an example of total and complete dedication for the strong nation and its integral development. He, after completion of his education, had been appointed as Vice-Chancellor of the University of Calcutta and strove hard for improving the educational system and make it more utilitarian for the students. He was true nationalist who was born and brought up in Bengal, functioned as a Minister in the Union government and became a martyr in the state of J&K. Prof. Virender Gupta, in his address at Balidaan Divas programme, said that Dr. Shyama Prasad Mookherjee’s sacrifice was the start of the process of the nationalist forces of the state of resisting and struggling against the anti-national and fissiparous forces within and outside the state. This struggle for the strong and integral nation always finds inspiration from the life and the sacrifice of this great son of the country. Prof. Gupta added that the seed sown by him by founding Bharatiya Jana Sangh has grown into the largest political party in the world and is leading the country towards progress and international respectability. Baldev Singh Billawaria also paid rich tributes to Dr. Mookherjee and said that he was a brilliant scholar and academician and became Vice-Chancellor of University of Calcutta at a very young age. His legacy has become and inspiration for the future generations S. Varinderjeet Singh said that different developments and positions in the life of Dr. Mookherjee indicate at that the will to struggle finally pays and that he did set the path for the coming generations. Vinay Gupta conducted the proceedings. Similar programme was organized by Jammu West District of BJP under District President Ayodhya Gupta at Kachi Chawni office. BJP State Treasurer Chander Mohan Gupta, District Prabhari Jugal Kishore Gupta and other leaders paid tributes to Dr. Shyama Prasad Mookherjee.

Baru kick starts tiling work in Lane No 10

13510841_1029967113751653_8416675970379501499_nBJP State Secretary Sanjay Baru, alongwith President Ravi Dass Sabha Kabir Nagar Puran Chand, Ward President Parveen Ghai, BJP worker Smt. Neelam Nargotra in presence of large number of local residents kick started the tiling work and improvement of the Lane No. 10 of Ward No. 40 today. The drains are also being repaired and reconstructed as per the requirement. Sanjay Baru said that the improvement work in other lanes of the W.No. 40 would be undertaken phase wise and efforts are on to speed up this process. He added that BJP is committed for improving the civic facilities in Jammu city and elsewhere. He also solicited the details of the problems that may be confronting the local residents so that the same are taken care of. The renovation and improvement work was started by JMC staff and their Asstt. Engineer Mr. Arora was also present on the occasion. This work had been got sanctioned from the JMC authorities by Sanjay Baru and local people were thankful to him.

BJP constitutes state team of Senior Citizens Cell

Lotus Logo copyBJP Senior Citizens Cell State Convenor V.K. Sethi, in consultation with BJP State President & MLA Sat Sharma (C.A) and Cells Incharge S. Varinderjeet Singh, has constituted the state team of Senior Citizens Cell. The state team has Nagar Singh Choudhary, Suraj Prakash Sharma, R.C. Gupta, Raj Kumar Gupta, Jagan Nath, Smt. Sushma Misri, Smt. Girija Kaw Gupta, K.L. Sharma, Ramesh Vaid, Hardev Singh, Pappu Dogra and Vikas Arora as Members. Similarly, Ajay Grover has been nominated as Jammu District Convenor, K.R. Padha has been nominated as Kathua District Convenor and Smt. Kusam Dutt is Jammu West District Convenor of BJP Senior Citizens Cell.

BJP pays rich tribute to Dr Syama Prasad Mukherjee in Kashmir

13533295_1029966630418368_2930561226934470522_nBharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today paid rich tribute to Dr Shyama Prasad Mukherjee, founder of the Bharatiya Jana Sangh, which later evolved into BJP, at its party office here. BJP State President, Sat Sharma (CA), while paying rich tribute to the Jana Sangh founder member said that the great leader has sacrificed his life for the cause of the country. “His martyrdom is a reminder to the commitment to serve the country and its unity,” Sharma said. Terming him a visionary leader, Sharma said that at the age of 33, he became the world's youngest Vice-Chancellor of the Calcutta University and held the office till 1938. During his tenure, he introduced a number of constructive reforms and was active in Asiatic Society of Calcutta as well as was a member of the Court and the Council of the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and Chairman of the Inter-University of Board. Sharma also said that it was first in the history of Jammu and Kashmir that rich tribute was paid to Dr Shyama Prasad Mukherjee in the state Assembly. Expressing pleasure and gratitude to people of Kashmir, Sharma said the objective of the function was to reach out to the youth of Kashmir. “Things have improved here and we have come with the message of peace for them,” he added. BJP Chief whip and MLA Rajesh Gupta also termed Mukherjee as a veteran politician, saying he was respected by his friends and foes alike for his knowledge and forthrightness. “India lost a great son at a very early stage of Independence,” Gupta added. Pertinently, Mukherjee died under mysterious circumstances in the Jammu and Kashmir. Present on the occasion were state Publicity Secretary Dr. Ali Mohd Mir, Ex- State vice Present G.M Mir, Dist. President Srinagar Fayaz Ahmad Bhat, District Vice Presidents Molvi Tariq , Dr.Farooq and Ashok Bhat, District Gen. Secretaries Arif Raja and Zubair Nazir, State Working Committee member Sheikh Bashir, office Incharge Kashmir Mohd Tahir Mir, dist. Media Secretary Srinagar Manzoor Ahmad Bhat, Constituency Presidents Mohd Ashraf Reshi and Mohd Younis, State Vice President Youva Morcha Aijaz Hussain and others.

Sham Lal Chaudhary said that Government would fulfill its responsibility of providing safe drinking water to people

13465969_1029957043752660_541023267861702207_nMinister for PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control Sham Lal Chaudhary said that Government would fulfill its responsibility of providing safe drinking water to people besides ensuring irrigation facilities to their agricultural lands. The Minister was speaking during discussion in the Upper House on working of PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control Ministry. Government is making every possible effort to ensure people across the State get safe drinking water, for which various schemes have been undertaken in hand, he added. Earlier, Qaiser Jamsheed Lone taking part in discussion said that PHE is an important department, as it has a direct impact on public health. Contaminated water is the root cause of various diseases, he added and urged the Government to expedite works on various drinking water schemes taken in hand. Saif-ud-Din Bhat demanded cleaning of water tanks and fixing of leakage of pipelines at various places. Dharmbir Singh Oberia said that the Government should ensure water supply schemes properly formulated and implemented on ground. Showkat Ahmad Ganaie asked for establishing water testing labs at Tehsils as well as at District level and reviving of defunct centrally sponsored schemes. Vibodh Gupta stressed the need to provide safe drinking water to people, especially in Rajouri and Poonch districts. Ghulam Nabi Monga urged for reviewing defunct filtration plants operational. He also suggested that Government should consult concerned elected representative while indentifying a place for construction of a Tube well in any area. Besides asking for early release of money to flood victims and he also asked to expedite drudging work across the State. Jughal Kishore demanded that Katra water supply scheme should be made operational at an earliest. He demanded recruitment policy for hiring qualified manpower to run various schemes across the State. Ajat Shatru Singh said that the Government should pay attention for providing potable water to State's tribal population. He suggested that initiatives like Water Harvesting, removing of encroachments from flood channels, raising awareness about the need to save water would go a long way in proper management of water. Yashpal Sharma urged the Government should take steps to mitigate flood threat in Poonch district. He said banks of nallahs in the district should be strengthened and defunct water pumps and Gravity Schemes should be made operational. Shehnaz Ganaie highlighted the need that Mendhar in Poonch district should be provided with a water filtration plant. Besides, formulization of recruitment policy where ITI holders should be considered during the recruitment by District Level Recruitment Board. Naresh Gupta urged that the Government should change old water pipes. He demanded for more transparency in procurement and distribution of water pipes. Surinder Choudhary said that steps should be taken to ensure portable water reaches to those villages that are deprived of the facility. He said jobs should be provided to people who give their land to PHE for laying their pipes as land compensation. Sofi Yusuf said that the Government should release payment of contractors who have worked during September 2014 floods. He also asked for regularization of casual laborers across the state.

BJP Mahila Morcha Kathua pays tribute to Dr. Shyama Prasad Mookherjee on Balidan Diwas

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Priya reviews Amarnath Yatra arrangements

13507237_1029955033752861_2190967792400284519_nMinister of State for Culture, Tourism, Floriculture and Parks, Priya Sethi today convened a meeting with the officers of district administration to review the arrangements for ensuing Shri Amarnath Yatra, which will commence on July 2. Various issues related to registration, accommodation, medicare facilities, transportation, boarding and lodging, supply of drinking water, sanitation, cleanliness and security were discussed in the meeting. The Minister directed Director, Tourism to prepare and ensure distribution of pamphlets including Yatra itinerary, local tourist destinations, helpline numbers, designated lodging sites, registration counters and other essential information regarding the yatra at Lakhanpur check post, airport, railway stations and bus stands. She directed the authorities for ensuring that two buses are made available for local site seeing of the visiting Yatris, adding that arrangements should be made for Jammu Darshan and Yatris should be encouraged to visit local sites such as Raghunath Temple, Balidan Stambh, Bahu Fort and other tourist destinations. The opportunity should be utilized to showcase rich Dogra culture and heritage to the visiting pilgrims, she stressed. Priya stressed upon the officers to evolve an effective mechanism for smooth and peaceful conduct of the Yatra and maintain close coordination with security agencies to achieve better results. CCTV cameras must be installed at vital locations to keep an eye on the miscreants and foil any untoward incident, she added. The Minister said that sanitation and cleanliness of Yatri Niwas must be ensured by Jammu Municipal Corporation, besides installing mobile toilet vans at appropriate sites. The Fire and Emergency Department was directed to put in place fire tenders at all accommodation sites. The Minister directed the officers of Traffic Department & RTO, Jammu to check overcharging of fare by private transporters, auto rickshaws and other passenger vehicles. She asked the officers of BSNL to provide telephone connections at Yatri Niwas to facilitate the yatris and issue SIM cards with 7 days validity. Divisional Commissioner, Jammu Dr Pawan Kotwal, DIG, Jammu Ashkoor Wani, Deputy Commissioner, Jammu Simarandeep Singh, Director Tourism Sushma Chauhan, civil society members, representatives of trade union including CCI president Rakesh Gupta & Jammu Hotels Association president Rajesh Gupta and other senior officers of the concerned departments were present in the meeting.

Muthi Paloura and Raipur Domana Mandal team pays tribute to Dr. Shyama Prasad Mookherjee on Balidan Diwas

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B.J.P paid tributes to Shyama Prasad Mukherjee at R.S Pura

13510930_1029946660420365_5566040272564508422_nBharatiya Janta Party Mandal R.S Pura , and Mandal Miran Sahib organized a function at the B.J.P Office R.S Pura in which rich tributes were paid to the founder president of Bharatiya Jan Sangh Shyama Prasad Mukherji on his Martyrdom day . Speaking on the occasion Karan Bhagat Senior B.J.P leader said that due to the sacrifice of Late Shyama Prasad Mukherji we are able to form a popular government in Jammu & Kashmir and the people who knew Shyam Prasad Mukherji also knew that how dedicated and committed he was towards the country and his people , and we should learn from his life, his life is an inspiration for all of us , the B.J.P which is able to fight for the people of Jammu & Kashmir is all due to the sacrifice of the noble soul.Other workers and office bearers also paid tributes to him and narrated the work done and his contribution in removing the passport system in Jammu & Kashmir.Late Shyama Prasad Mukherji died in Kashmir under mysterious circumstances , when he was jailed in Kashmir for protesting against the Jammu & Kashmir government on Punjab & Jammu, Kashmir border on a place Madhopur.His huge statue and Shyama Prasad memorial park is being constructed at Madhopur Punjab in the memory of the great leader.And in the ongoing budget session of the Jammu & Kashmir Legislative Assembly at Srinagar , the members from the Bharatiya Janta Party paid tributes to Shayama Prasad Mukherji and demanded an probe into his mysterious death, it is for the first time that tributes were paid in the State Assembly to Shyama Prasad Mukherji by the members of Bharatiya Janta Party.Other person who were present in the function organised by the Bharatiya Janta Party at R.S Pura included Mandal Pradhan R.S Pura Natharam, Mandal Pradhan Miran Sahib Devender Sharma,City BJP President Inder Sudan,District President Mahila Morcha Nirmal Kumari,BJYM R.S Pura and Miran Sahib Presidents, Kundan Lal Sharma,Charanjeet Kumar,Bodhraj,Sunil Kumar,and other prominent workers of Bharatiya Janta Party.

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BJP Kissan Morcha pays glowing tributes to Dr Shyama Prasad Mukherjee on 63rd Balidan Divas at barnai

13524508_1029927297088968_3864275155381750354_n (1)Rich tributes were paid to former President of Bharatiya Jana Singh (BJS), Dr Shyama Prasad Mukherjee by the State BJP leaders on his 63nd Balidan Divas here today. Speaking on the occasion ,BJP Kissan Morcha State President Rajinder Singh Chib said Dr Mukherjee sacrificed his life while fighting to end the permit system under which any one leaving or entering the J&K State had to obtain a permit and this practice did not exist in any other state of the country. “It was the sacrifices of Dr Mukherjee that Jammu and Kashmir became totally integral part of the country and it was considered as one of the great steps in the national interest”, said Sunil Dutt(raka) state BJP Kissan Morcha general secretary ,adding Dr Mukherjee never compromised on principles and questioned the provision of separate symbols for this State”. person like Mukherjee are very rare and their life serves a source of inspiration for generations to come and as far as BJP is concerned Dr Mukherjee is a source of inspiration for entire BJP cadre”. the sacrifice made by the patriot for the integration of Jammu and Kashmir with the nation. He said that Mukherjee laid down his life opposing the system of having two sets of laws for Jammu and Kashmir and the rest of the country. Sunil Sharma said this great leader sacrificed his life for the total integration of J&K with rest of India clearing all doubts about the accession of the State by making it full and final. He said Dr Mukherjee sacrificed his life while agitating to end the permit system. He said this is not an auspicious day for the Party and people of the State but for the entire nation. Terming Dr Mukherjee a tallest leader of the country who never compromised on his principles, he said the late leader continued his fight against separate symbol for State. On occasion BJP Kissan Morcha K.L. Sharma, Ravi Sharma, Sahil Seth, Surha Padha and other dignitaries also present.

Ladakh to be developed on modern lines: DyCM

13528841_1029917630423268_1492673506143016397_nDeputy Chief Minister, Dr. Nirmal Singh today said that the Government has already undertaken a holistic developmental programme for the Ladakh region. The Deputy Chief Minister was interacting with various deputations during his extensive tour of Leh city where he took stock of various developmental works being undertaken by the Government. Minister for Cooperatives and Ladakh Affairs, Tsering Dorjay, Chief Executive Councilor, LAHDC, Dr. Sonam Dawa, DC Leh, Executive Councilors and senior officers of the local administration accompanied the Deputy Chief Minister. The Deputy Chief Minister while referring to various developmental initiatives and schemes undertaken in this area said that special focus has been given to develop the historic Leh town and it has already been undertaken under the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) under which every facet of urban development would be addressed. Dr. Singh while directing the officers to ensure that the town gets requisite supply of electric power said that it is essential for the tourist season as well as for the local populace living there. He said that the State has already undertaken a comprehensive programme for upgrading and augmenting the electric infra, transmitting facilities so that the more electric power can be transmitted to different un-electrified areas of the region. While referring to the Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY), the Dy CM said that under this scheme every un-electrified habitation of the State would be covered by 2019. He said, similarly, under "Power for All" un-interrupted supply of electric power would be provided to consumers of the State at affordable prices. The Deputy Chief Minister also asked the Executive Councilors to make need based and area specific development programmes for which the Government would readily provide requisite funds under various State and centrally sponsored schemes. He said they should also involve the people at the grass root level in the implementation of these welfare programmes, which would ensure decentralization of powers which is the basis of democratic setup. Dr. Singh also directed various sectoral officers to speed up the pace of various developmental initiatives being undertaken in different sectors and ensure their time bound completion. He said that the purpose of various schemes gets defeated if it is not completed within the stipulated time frame. The Deputy Chief Minister directed the officers to undertake the beautification of the Leh market, keeping in view the local architectural patterns and tastes. He also inspected the Indoor Stadium Leh and directed the officers to undertake necessary upgradation viz-a-viz infrastructure and the facilities being provided to the aspiring sports persons and the youth of the area.

Rajouri Rural Mandal pays tribute to Dr. Shyama Prasad Mookherjee on Balidan Diwas

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BJP fully committed towards the Article 370:- Dr.Gagan Bhagat

13516555_1029866920428339_7401669140680017893_nMLA from RS Pura Constituency Dr. Gagan Bhagat while speaking in the debate for Grants on Home, Tourism,GAD, Planning,Tribal Affairs and other departments which are with the Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti said that Bharatiya Janata Party is fully committed towards the Article 370 and has not forgotten its core issues for which the party has been fighting for more than five decades. Dr. Gagan is the first BJP MLA from the Coalition Govt. who has openly spoken in the Assembly in favour of Article 370 since its Coalition with the P.D.P. The matter was raised by one of the P.D.P member in the debate, that Article 370 is very strong and even BJP does not talk on it since its Coalition have been formed with the PDP ,on this statement the opposition members from the National Conference and Congress said that P.D.P has made B.J.P speechless and now they cant talk about 370 on which they secured votes from the people of Jammu. While taking a strong exception to the statement of the P.D.P member Dr. Gagan said that it should be crystal clear to everyone in this house and outside that B.J.P is fully committed towards Article 370, but we have certain developmental issues which we have to accomplish for the welfare of the people of Jammu & Kashmir, and we entered in coalition with the PDP, the issues for which our leaders have sacrificed their lives and it also includes article 370, which we cant ever forget. He advised the coalition partner to focus only about the development issues which is the basis of coalition govt. While talking on the home department, he suggested rectifying the women police official’s percentage which is 3.5%, in the police force ,and mere opening of women Police Stations will not solve the problem ,for this there is need of creating women cells inside every police stations and J&K should also go for 33% reservation for women’s in the police force , which the certain states have already adopted it, he gave examples of Gujrat, Mizoram, Madhya Pradesh, Andaman Nicobar and other states.He also talked about the Cadre disparity of K.P.S, Modernizing Police Force, and upgrading the Police Post Kullian,increasing staff strength of Miran Sahib Police Station, while talking on the JKP officials, he said that they do not get proper family quarters, funds should to be given in this budget for renovating and construction of family quarters for the police officials. While speaking on tourism he said that Suchetgarh must be developed on the pattern of wagah border and the road from Satwari to R.S.Pura should be immediately upgraded to four lane, besides beautification of the said road .He also demanded dedicated feeder for the Agricultural transformers especially during the Basmati Cultivation Season at R.S Pura . Regarding Youths he said that the Tulip garden at Indiranagar should be converted to International Sports Stadium and PVC Bana Singh Stadium should be completed which is incomplete for several years, he stressed that govt. should focus to control drug abuse and trafficking which is badly affecting youths of the State , he urged that the civil society, NGO’S,Police and the Govt. should work in Co-ordination to fight with this,and we should take it seriously. He demanded more funds for the cancer patients and it should be distributed constituency wise . Regarding the Border residents he said that special recruitment drive for the youths should be held and the Border firing victims should be treated at per with the militancy affected people and while speaking on the P.M package he demanded that Rs 2000 Crore package mean for the refugee population should be immediately distributed.

Tikalal Taploo Mandal organised a meeting at Community Hall, Lane 21, Jagti

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MLA Ramnagar agitates issue of Lightning strike at Dudu

13450965_1029451657136532_3161757260730631789_nGovt assures adequate relief and rehabilitation The issue of Lightning strike at Village Dudu-Kirchi was raised in Assembly by Ranbir Singh Pathania MLA Ramnagar once the House re-assembled at 2:00 P.M., Pathania sought immediate intervention of Govt. in this matter in which five houses and a school building have been damaged and a few cattle have also perished. Some female folk have fainted due to shock. Pathania further elaborated that Dudu is one of the far-flung area of his constituency and people living there are living in extremely miserable conditions. He called upon the govt. to provide adequate compensation immediately to the victims who have suffered losses. It was a directive from the side of Speaker, Kavinder Gupta, that on behalf of Govt., Abdul Haq Khan, Hon'ble Minister for Panchayati Raj and Rural Development assured of all possible help and adequate relief and rehabilitation from Govt. side. He also told that district Administration of Udhampur has been directed to keenly monitoring the situation and initiate adequate and immediate relief measures into the matter.

Dr. Nirmala Sitharaman & Sh. Dushyant Kumar Gautam at a press conference at Jammu

13506992_1029448647136833_4269712878005601442_nUnion Minister of Commerce & Industries Dr. Nirmala Sitharaman, BJP SC Morcha National President Sh. Dushyant Kumar Gautam, Rajya Sabha MP Sh. Shamsher Singh Manhas, BJP State General Secretaries Dr. Narinder Singh, Sh. Pawan Khajuria and Sh. Harinder Gupta and BJP Mahila Morcha State President Smt. Purnima Sharma at a press conference at Jammu on 22-06-2016.

BJP committed to dignified and permanent resettlement of KPs—Moti Kaul

13501932_1029447130470318_1562822529931425248_nOn 18th June IEKF in association with the Hindu Council UK, organised a well attended conference at the Brent Indian Association ,Wembley in London, to welcome Shri Moti Kaul, Vice President-BJP Jammu &Kashmir as the chief guest of the conference. The prominent and distinguished participants of the conference were Bob Blackman MP, Virendra Sharma MP, Councillors, Human Rights Lawyers, members of Kashmiri Pandit/Hindu community and members of various other key Hindu Organizations. While welcoming Moti Kaul and the audience , Krishna Bhan, President IEKF, gave appreciation and thanks to Moti Kaul for taking time to address the audience regarding the issues and concerns of displaced Kashmiri Pandits/Hindus. Shri Chuni Chavda , the IEKF Executive Member, gave a detailed introduction of Shri Moti Kaul to the audience and highlighted his tireless hard work for his community .Shri Sanjay Jagatia, General Secretary HCUK/Executive Member IEKF, appraised the meeting about the work that IEKF has done and continues to do. He made reference to MP, David Ward’s adjournment debate for the Jammu and Kashmir Self Determination Movement in Europe in Parliament 18 months ago. Further, he said that the IEKF had prepared a Briefing document that was sent to all British MPs to give the viewpoint of the Kashmiri Pandit/Hindu Community. He gave an update on the forthcoming UK delegation’s visit to Delhi and Jammu & Kashmir in September, 2016. Shri Moti Kaul in his address gave the audience a detailed expose of the community’s tragic and traumatic 26 years in exile. He stated it was complete ethnic cleansing and the destruction of 5000 years of history. Successive Governments and Administrative Set –ups have played havoc with the lives of this miniscule ethnic minority. Overnight, Pandits were made homeless and refugees in our own country. Our homes, properties, lands, businesses and possessions were destroyed and illegally grabbed. Even the Temples and Shrines and the associated properties were not spared. This unprecedented and tragic exodus having happened in an Independent India was shameful. Moti Kaul made it emphatically clear that as part of the BJP Manifesto, and action on the ground, BJP is committed to a dignified and permanent resettlement of Kashmiri Pandits in the Valley, as per their collective aspirations. The Community is grateful to BJP and in particular to Shri Narendra Modi and his leadership for taking up our issues and concerns. No one has the right and no one can dictate to the Pandits, the original inhabitants of Kashmir and State Subjects, as to where , when and how they would like to get resettled in the Valley. In his concluding address Mr Kaul conveyed his gratitude to IEKF for organising this conference with the representatives from various socio-cultural organizations. Mr Bob Blackman, MP, explained that India always loses the propaganda battle whereas Pakistan wins it, and gets worldwide sympathy and support, even though it supports terrorist organizations. He said that there is a need to engage in a long term programme with British MPs about the truth and justice for Kashmiri Pandits/Hindus. The illegally occupied areas of Jammu and Kashmir by Pakistan should be returned to India. Mr.Blackman gave a detailed account of his visits to India and to the State of Jammu and Kashmir in the recent months and his interaction with the Government Officials and the local people. He also mentioned that a Jammu and Kashmir Festival is being planned for this Autumn in the UK. Mr.Virendra Sharma MP pledged his full support to the displaced Kashmiri Pandit/Hindu community and to their dream of resettlement back to their homeland. He sated he is happy to work in collaboration with Mr. Bob Blackman MP to support the Kashmiri Pandits/Hindus. Mr.Sharma also offered to work closely with our organizations to address the concerns and issues of the displaced community. The conference was followed by an interactive questions and answers session .The questions included :-• Article 370 and its impact on the resettlement of the Kashmiri Hindus • The status of Internally Displaced Persons for the displaced community • Establishment of smart townships for displaced Kashmiri Pandits The money allocated from the Government of India for the displaced community doesn’t go to the grass root organizations but it ends up from one government to another. These questions generated very interesting and lively discussions for an hour. The conference was closed after the refreshments and the individual discussions with Shri Moti Kaul. Mr.Satya Minhas ,the Co- Chair of HCUK ,thanked Shri Moti Kaul ,Mr.Blackman MP,Mr.Sharma MP and the distinguished guests for their contribution and attendance. Mr.Minhas also thanked Krishna Bhan for organizing the event. Editors Notes Indo-European Kashmir Forum is the voice of the displaced Kashmiri Hindus in India and in the Kashmir Valley. The Organization was founded in the late eighties with the support of the wider Indian communities. The Forum highlights the plight of Kashmiri Hindus who have become victims of terrorism. It also investigates violations of human rights of Kashmiri Hindus at the hands of terrorist organizations. Hindu Council UK is one of the largest umbrella organisation representing the Hindu community in the UK. It was founded in 1994 for all Hindus domiciled in the United Kingdom, combining all the Hindu faith denominations, whilst representing various Hindu communities and Hindus from different parts of the world settled in the United Kingdom. Its main purpose was to give the UK Hindus an effective voice on policy matters with the Government and Political Parties, whilst enhancing mutual understanding among the major faiths predominant in the UK. Hindu Council UK is itself a non-partisan faith organisation.

Revival of J&K’s economy is our priority: Dr. Sitharaman

13450057_1029349633813401_4583903039683955794_nNirmala Sitharaman, Dushyant Gautam highlight achievement of Modi govt. In continuation of party’s ongoing “Vikas Parv” programmes across the country, BJP organized a similar programme at Jammu, wherein Union Minister of Commerce & Industries Dr. Nirmala Sitharaman, BJP SC Morcha National President Dushyant Kumar Gautam, Lok Sabha MP Jugal Kishore Sharma and Rajya Sabha MP Shamsher Singh Manhas addressed the gathering to highlight the achievements of PM Narendra Modi led NDA government. Dr. Nirmala Sitharaman, while addressing the gathering, said that the country witnessed total policy paralysis during UPA-II as there was no merit in taking decisions and the nation had to suffer. After taking over as PM, Narendra Modi brought the system on rails, introduced work culture and India entered into a new era. She said that although Modi was given mandate for five years but our government and the party has been going to public with report card of the NDA to brief the people about various programmes and welfare schemes being undertaken as well as fulfilling the promises of the election manifesto. She said that during previous government there was no check on infiltration but NDA brought it down, Modi’s efforts earned honour and pride for the country at International level and a corruption free dispensation has been provided. Nirmala Sitharaman said that the Congress had launched MNREGA with a slogan of Gareebi Hatao but unfortunately it was misused and the poor people were exploited and Modi government wants the economic empowerment of the next generations of poor people. She said that the government at the Centre has fixed target of providing five crore of new gas connections to poor urban women within next two years. She also held the UPA government responsible for frauds and mismanagement of Public Distribution System (PDS) and claimed that Rs. 36,000 crores have been saved by deleting the fake cards by the NDA government. She also spoke in details on schemes like “Beti Bachao Beti Padao”, “Mudra Bank”, “PM Fasal Bima Yojana”, “Atal Pension Scheme”, etc. and added that the nation is heading towards ‘Congress Mukt Bharat’. The Union Minister, while claiming to check the price rise, said that the previous UPA-II was responsible for the same and expressed commitment of Modi government towards the displaced people including refugees. She said that the Modi government keeps check on the developmental projects right from planning to execution and it has resulted into a corruption free government at the Centre. Referring to revival of sick units and promoting Industry in the state, she assured to take positive steps after going through the industrial policy of Jammu & Kashmir and said that the revival of economy in the state is our priority. BJP SC Morcha National President Dushyant Kumar Gautam said that Modi government is the first such dispensation which is going to public with its report card. Organizing “Vikas Parv” on completion of two years is not just for publicity but we want to reach masses and educate them about various development schemes. We do not indulge in politics based on caste or religion but work on the principle of ‘Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas’. Today PM visits a foreign land and when he is accorded warm reception, it makes every India feel pride and it is the honour of the nation. Jugal Kishore Sharma said that today mega projects are in progress and an era of developments, which will not stop now. Narendra Modi government is working on economic upliftment of the poor and weaker sections besides taking various welfare schemes aimed at the welfare of women, youth, farmers, border people, senior citizens etc. Minister in Modi government are working as a team and the days of insecurity, uncertainty and corruption are gone now. Shamsher Singh Manhas said that on the Call of PM, 1 crore 13 thousand people across the country has surrendered their subsidy on gas, which is itself a great achievement. He said that a glance at the situation in India during UPA-I and UPA-II will make everyone feel that the Congress was more concerned for the welfare of a handful of people rather than thinking of 125 crore citizens of the country.

Govt admits misappropriation of 115.68 Cr by Police DDOs; inquiry report still awaited

Lotus WebsiteThe state government today on the floor admitted that irregularities and misappropriations were committed by certain DDO's (9 sampled DDOs) of Police department in the carriage of constabulary and hiring of vehicles during the Parliamentary and Assembly election 2014. And, maintained that DGP has referred the matter to the Crime Branch to initiate a time bound inquiry into the matter. However, govt failed to disclose the exact time period to complete the inquiry and punish the erring officials. This question was raised by MLA Ramnagar Ranbir Singh Pathania. He asked the government about the amount of funds received by the State from Centre and spent under the Security Related Expenditure during the last five years. Minister Incharge Home replied that Government of India provides financial assistance to various states including Jammu and Kashmir who are suffering from militancy/naxalism, on 100 percent reimbursement basis, in respect of specific objects of expenditure approved by the government of India. The Internal Audit wing of MHA conducts audit of SRE on quarterly basis and the claims for reimbursement are forwarded to the MHA, government of India through the state finance department on monthly basis and on receipt of these claims the MHA considers reimbursement of only 60 percent of the claim and remaining 40 percent of the claim is reimbursed, after the due audit, the reply said. The Minister Incharge Home informed that 100 percent claim has been reimbursed for the period from 01-10-2014 to 31-3-2015 and 01-04-2015 to 30-09-2015 amounting to Rs 280.50 crore. MLA Ramnagar further asked about the punitive action taken/being taken in the light of CAG report regarding misappropriation of SRE to the tune of Rs. 115.68 crore meant for "carriage of constabulary and hiring of vehicles" during 2014 parliament and assembly elections. The Minister Incharge replied that the Accountant General (Audit) vide his report dated 28 march 2016 addressed to DGP, has, inter-alia, pointed out certain irregularities and suspected misappropriation committed by certain DDO's (9 sampled DDOs) of Police department in the carriage of constabulary and hiring of vehicles during the parliamentary and assembly election 2014. The DGP has referred the matter to the Crime Branch to initiate a time bound inquiry in the matter. While the aforesaid enquiry report is awaited, a proposal to undertake a detailed audit through finance department in respect of expenditure incurred by all DDOs on carriage of Constabulary during Parliament/ Assembly elections 2014 is under consideration, reply further said.

New Arrival Complex of Jammu Airport inaugurated by MP Jugal Kishore Sharma

13497987_1029283750486656_5489177962805920924_oNew Arrival Complex of Jammu Airport inaugurated by MP Jugal Kishore Sharma in the presence of State Secretary Vikram Randhawa, State President Mahilla Morcha Purnima Sharma, BJP District President Jammu Baldev Singh Billawaria, BJP District General Secretary Jammu Vinay Gupta.

Choudhary Lal Singh today chaired 5th Board of Governors (BOG) meeting of Jammu and Kashmir State Forest Research Institute (SFRI) at Civil Secretariat

13466281_1029259930489038_3243890035876806926_nMinister for Forest, Environment and Ecology, Choudhary Lal Singh today chaired 5th Board of Governors (BOG) meeting of Jammu and Kashmir State Forest Research Institute (SFRI) at Civil Secretariat here. The Minister took a detailed appraisal of activities of SFRI and called upon the functionaries to adopt a pro-active and coordinated approach in strengthening the areas of research in department. As the meeting was organised after three-year gap, the Minister directed officials that a high-end mechanism should be adopted to deal with issues pertaining to research areas and also emphasised on widening their research areas across the State forests. The meeting was attended by Vice-Chancellor, Shere-i-Kashmir University of Agriculture Science and Tech-nology-Jammu (SKUAST-J) Pradeep K Sharma, Principal Secretary Forests, R K Gupta, Principal Chief Conservator, Forests, A K Singh, Chief Wildlife Warden, Kashmir, Deepak Khanna, Director Social Forestry, Suresh Chugh, Director State Forest Research Institute (SFRI) Suresh Gupta, representatives from SKUAST-K and other allied departments. Mr Singh called for devising a comprehensive plan to develop adequate number of green pastures across the State. He directed SFRI officials to upgrade their nurseries and set a target of planting one crore saplings which would help Jammu and Kashmir to turn greener. The Minister assured SFRI officials that additional staff would be provided to achieve the target. He further said that among these one crore saplings, the SFRI should plant 20 per cent fruit nurseries. Mr Singh also stressed on developing barren lands, preferably near populated localities, for producing fodder based plants and special species of grasses suiting the climate, which are useful for catering to local needs. He directed digitalisation of Forest land and asked for regular patrolling by FPF guards. The Minister called for upgrading the seed testing laboratories, nurseries, germination units, green houses. He said that scientific methods should be adopted to carry out functions of the department. The Minister was further informed by Director SFRI, Suresh Gupta that over 16 lakh seedlings and plants of conifer and other forest spices were provided to people and other allied wings of the Forest Department in last couple of months. He further apprised the Minister that the department has retrieved 911 kanals of land in 2013-14 from encroachers, 451 kanals in 2014-15 and 4233 kanals in 2015-16 respectively.

Rajesh Gupta while speaking in the assembly asked the government regarding the number of militants active in the state

13501918_1028865230528508_3329456429125867080_nMLA Rajesh Gupta while speaking in the assembly asked the government regarding the number of militants active in the state and out of those how many are foreigners . To this the reply was that there were 145 militants active in the state and out of those 91 are local and 45 are of foreign origin. Rajesh Gupta also asked the government as to how many militants crossed over to POK to obtain arms training and are holed up there. To this the government replied that there are 4587 militants who have crossed over to Pakistan for arms training. Rajesh Gupta also asked the government as to how many ultras have come back to the state from various routes along with their wives and children and what is the status of their citizenship. To this the govt replied that till data 489 youth along with their wives and children have returned via Nepal from 2003 to 2016. Rajesh Gupta also asked a supplimentry guestion what is the citizenship status of the wives and children of these ultras who have married in POK/Pak and what measures the government is taking to deal with militancy.

BJP Phalagam organized a massive public rally at Seer Hamdan

13516651_1028783213870043_7742713659655603797_nBJP Phalagam organized a massive public rally at Seer Hamdan in which thousands of people participate. The main purpose of this public rally was long pending demand of people the removal of Municipal Commitee status of Seer. The public rally was addresed by Hon'ble MLC Ramesh Arora and Hon'ble MLC sofi Yusuf. Both Hon'ble MLC's commited that order for removal of Municipal Committee status issue within couple of days. Other leaders who were present are Muzafar Ahmed Katoo, Mohd Sidiq Khan, Mohd Rafiq Wani, Fayaz Ahmed Bhat, Ashiq Dar, Nisar Ahmed Khan, Mohd Yusuf, Gh Hussain Bhat, Avtar Singh, P.N. Pandita, Mohd Maqbool, Wajahat Ahmed, Pinka Malik and M.Y. Batana.

Yog helps to maintain mind body balance: Yudhvir

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Highlighting role of Yoga in maintaining fine balance between body and mind, Vice-President, BJP Yudhvir Sethi today said that the age old Indian technique of Yoga is not merely a physical exercise but is helps in maintaining a fine balance between human body and mind. He said that on the second international yoga day special sessions are being held across the nation and state and people are joining the movement of Yoga launched by Prime Minister Narinder Modi. Yudhvir was speaking at the special Yoga day camp organised as part of International Yoga day celebrations by Aaradhaya Yog Trust at Peer kho Park Jammu. Over 300 yoga enthusiasts participated in the camp. Yudhvir was chief guest on the occasion and Ajay Vaid State Vice President B.J.Y.M J&K was guest of honour. The Yoga camp was organised under the patronage of Mahant Ravi Dass Ji. While encouraging people at large to practice yoga, Ajay Vaid called for making Yoga an everyday activity and highlighted the positive impact Yog makes on the life, adding that the role of Yoga in healing body has been recognised all over the world. Among others the camp was attended by Vipan Nischal, Chairman Aaradhaya Yog Trust, Chetan Sharma President Aaradhaya Yog Trust, Satish Sharma and Rinku.

Charanjeet Singh Khalsa attended Smagam on the Prakash Purab of Shri Guru Hargobind Ji at Gurudwara Chatti Patshahi Baramulla

13442229_1028774610537570_3906882483822577545_nHon'ble MLC Charanjeet Singh Khalsa attended Smagam on the Prakash Purab of Shri Guru Hargobind Ji at Gurudwara Chatti Patshahi Baramulla and Gurudwara Chatti Patshahi Srinagar Where he got honoured by Sikh Sangat of Kashmir.

International YOGA Diwas Celebrated at Budgam.

13482836_1028769560538075_3020922174062527635_oInternational YOGA Diwas Celebrated at Budgam.

BJP review preparations for “Vikas Parv” rally

13516417_1028734250541606_8739935961162208995_nTo take stock of the preparations made so far with regard to successful conduct of the scheduled “Vikas Parv” rally to be organized on June 22, Jammu West District of BJP held a meeting at Kachi Chawni Office under Jammu West District President Ayodhya Gupta. The District Office bearers and Mandal Presidents briefed about the ongoing preparations in their respective areas. BJP State Treasurer Chander Mohan Gupta, State Spokesperson Balbir Ram Rattan, District General Secretaries Mohan Singh Rana and Sanjeev Sharma also shared the dias. Ayodhya Gupta, while speaking in the meeting, said that on the completion of the two years of Prime Minister Narendra Modi led NDA government at the Centre, Union Ministers and a national leader have been visiting different areas of the country to address the public gatherings as they have been assigned the task of highlighting the achievements of the Modi government. He said that it is in this series that “Vikas Parv” rally is being organized here in Jammu and the party activists have to reach the masses to ensure their participation in the rally. State Additional Office Secretary & Jammu West District Prabhari Jugal Kishore Gupta stressed upon the district office bearers and the Mandal Presidents that they should fan out in small groups and reach every ward of the district to personally meet the people and appeal them to reach K.K. Resorts and listen to Union Commerce & Industry Nirmala Sitharaman, Union MoS Home Haribhai Parthibhai Choudhary and SC Morcha National President Dushyant Kumar Gautam.

100% FDI in Defence Sector is in National Interest: Brig Gupta

Brig. Anil GuptaHailing the decision of Modi government to permit 100% Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Defence sector, Brig Anil Gupta, State Spokesperson of Bharatiya Janata Party said that the increase from 49% to 100% has been necessitated due to poor response of foreign investors so far. It will give boost to the domestic defence industry, which is highly capital intensive, and save valuable foreign exchange since India imports 70% of its defence equipment. India is the largest importer of arms, ammunition and other defence equipment. In the new policy, FDI limit for defence sector has also been made applicable to manufacturing of small arms and am munitions. Drawing a parallel with China, Brig Gupta said that just a decade ago China was similarly placed as India when it decided to set up domestic defence industry with foreign participation. Today, the Chinese Armed Forces are equipped with the most modern weapon systems produced domestically and China is also one of the major exporters of defence equipment. Reacting to the statement of former Defence Minister AK Antony, Brig Anil Gupta said, “The contention of Mr. Antony that the increase in FDI is not in national interest is not only wrong but faulty as well. Unfortunately, Mr Antony is speaking like a Congressman and not a former Defence Minister. Opposing each and every decision of Modi government is a political compulsion of Congress and not based on logic. I have only one question for those who term it against national interest. Is dependence on imported equipment in national interest or reliance on indigenous production? The decision is not only in national interest but a major step towards making the Indian Armed Forces self-reliant.” It will give a big boost to Make in India and result in rejuvenation of domestic defence industry. The availability of latest and modern technology will give a fillip to in-house research and development. Foreign investment beyond 49% (and upto 100%) has been permitted through the government approval route, in cases resulting in access to modern technology in the country. Brig Gupta also hailed the decision to remove the condition of access to “state of the art” technology as the condition was vague and discouraged foreign investors due to ambiguity. The government has also put in place many regulatory mechanisms to ensure that the equipment is manufactured in India rather than just assembling the equipment in India. This will also create jobs and address the problem of unemployment in the country remarked Brig Gupta.

BJP District President Jammu Baldev singh Billawaria tour in Jammu District

13516510_1028707540544277_7129595565196943958_nBJP District President Jammu Baldev singh Billawaria tour in ward no.22 & 23 alongwith District General Secretary Vinay Gupta, District. Vice-President Sat Paul Choudhary, Sandeep Chib (Lucky) and Officials of J.M.C , P.H.E, PDD and U.E.E.D Departments and Listened the problems of inhabitants of the concerened areas. Peoples demands regarding improvement of water supply and unscheduled cut of electricity in different areas and also the proper sanitation system of municipal corporations. The inhabitants of ward 22 & 23 thanks the B.J.P and Hon’ble Speaker Kavinder Gupta to take serious note regarding flood victims and construction of barsaati nallahs which causes damages of their houses and the property in the rainy seasons which are under progress and works being done with a very good quality and for the long pending demand of peoples. Baldev Singh Billawaria listened the problems of the people paiteincely and asked the concerned departments to solve their problems on priority basis and said that B.J.P is committed to serve the peoples of jammu and to implement the schemes of Central Govt. on ground level so that people can get the benefits of Centre and State govt. and said that state government is very serious to solve the problems of the people and our worker are approaching to the doorsteps of the peoples to implement the schemes of the state and the center government.

Lal Singh inaugurates Yoga Camp, reviews progress on fencing of forest patches

13435439_1028602153888149_170395742468604527_nThe Minister for Forests, Ecology and Environment Choudhary Lal Singh today inaugurated Yoga Camp here at MAM stadium organised in connection with International Yoga Day. Hundreds of people from across the city participated in the yoga class. In his inaugural address, the Minister highlighted the importance of Yoga in day-to-day life, observing that it contributes to balanced mental and physical health. He said that the importance of Yoga has been noted world-wide and at its December 2014 Session, United Nations General Assembly declared June 21 as the International Yoga Day on the initiative of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Further highlighting its importance, Choudhary Lal Singh asked the Sports Department to promote the practice of Yoga amongst the sportspersons and general public. Calling upon the youth of Jammu and Kashmir to develop Yoga skills, he said they can create a niche for them at national and international level in this field. Later, the Minister also chaired a meeting of Forest Officers of Jammu, Reasi, Udhampur, Kathua districts and reviewed the progress of chain link fencing of Sanasar, Nuglta, Mandar Dusala, Batote Ramnagar, Mahanpur, Sarthal, Bani and Basohli forest closures areas and plantation of saplings in degraded areas of the forests in these areas. Chief Conservator of Forests Roshan Jaggi, Chief Conservator of Forest Ecotourism and Wildlife A K Singh, Conservator East Circle Brij Mohan Sharma besides divisional Forest Officers of Reasi, Udhampur and Kathua districts were present in the meeting. Choudhary Lal Singh directed for achieving 100 percent targets under plantation drive in coming monsoon especially on degraded and vacant forest land. He stressed that work in this regard should be visible on ground and directed for third party monitoring and inspection. He asked the officers to install sprinkle irrigation system and develop ponds and boulies in the nurseries and forest closures. To avoid soil erosion on Forest Land due to flash floods in rainy season, the Minister directed for construction of crate bunds at the vulnerable sites. The Minister also directed to float tenders for purchase of poles for chain link fencing including wires for their respective districts to prevent encroachment on the forest land. Taking serious note of recent fire in forests of Trikuta hills of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Jee, Choudhary Lal Singh said that Government was taking the forest fires very seriously and remedial measures have been taken to save the green gold and public assets in adjoining areas.

Modi’s achievements, recognition unpalatable for opposition: Balbir

Balbir SinghAs the entire world is hailing and acknowledging the policies of Prime Minister Narender Modi, this recognition and endorsement widely across the country has not gone well with the opposition parties for obvious reasons. This was stated by State Spokesperson of BJP Balbir Ram Rattan, lamenting that these parties are making noises and criticizing things for the sake of criticism, rather than coming forth with any disapproval on a rationale and valid reason. Recognition of PM on popularizing ‘Yoga’ at the international level has become unpalatable for the opposition political parties and leaders, he said. Making fervent appeal to the people of Jammu and Kashmir to adopt and practice “Yoga” to lead a zestful, vibrant and healthy life, Balbir said that recognition of India’s ancient way of therapeutic and curative practice of ‘Yoga’ at the International level is one of the greatest achievement of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. “While the UNO has adopted Yoga’ and declared June 21 as International Yoga Day at the initiative of Narendra Modi, this recognition has not gone well with the opposition parties, Congress in particular, just for the sake of politics” Balbir said and added that this achievement has earned respect and admiration for the country from the comity of nations. He said that consistent-efforts on part of Narendra Modi to make the world community realize the importance and benefits of the one of the ancient practice of mediation and healing through certain exercises and regulated breathing pattern as per one’s comfortable and that too without spending any money has earned respect for the country and its cultural heritage. Even though there is no politics nor is BJP indulging in any such move on the issue, this is not being appreciated by political leaders, he said. Balbir Ram Rattan said that various welfare schemes and development projects has been initiated by BJP-led NDA government under the stewardship of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and not even a single case of corruption or scams has taken place during the last two years. This fact has totally unnerved the opposition parties, who now do not appreciate even the achievement like International recognition of ‘Yoga’. He said that another major achievement at International level that under the Prime Ministership of Narendra Modi is that today India has become the most suitable market for investment with complete control on inflation and this all has been possible due to the fact that today India’s image has changed from corrupt to honest state. Instead of appreciating this fact also, the opposition is playing it down, the BJP leader said.

Gagan demands Municipal Council for R.S Pura & Committee for Miran Sahib

13434962_1028215560593475_7853151598675658423_nDr.Gagan Bhagat M.L.A from R.S Pura while speaking on the demands for grants of the Power Development Department and Urban Development Department demanded Municipal Committee for Miran Sahib and upgrading status of the Municipal Committee of R.S Pura comprising 13 wards to Municipal Council comprising 17 wards , besides this he also demanded modernizing of the local Bus Stand at R.S Pura, which is in a very worst condition and there is no waiting place for the passengers to sit ,he also demanded Bus Stop along the R.S Pura-Satwari bus route , which is one of the busiest bus route, he particularly demanded establishing Bus Stop with the facilities of Toilet for females especially and Water for drinking as there are hundreds of passengers seen waiting at the Satwari chowk near the canal in the prickling heat ,the females are seen sitting on the road side, he specially mentioned Speaker Legislative Assembly Kavinder Gupta, that it is also the concern of the Gandhinagar Constituency too, as the place comes under the Speaker of the Assembly who also happens to the concerned Legislator of that Constituency. While appreciating the efforts of the officers of the Urban Development department he thanked Dy.C.M Dr. Nirmal Singh for providing Rs. 42 lakhs for improving the Drainage system of R.S Pura municipal wards,which was demanded by Dr. Gagan Bhagat in the recently held D.D.B meeting at Jammu, so that the years long problem of the local residents of water logging during the monsoons be solved. He further appreciated Dr. Nirmal Singh , M.P from Jammu-Poonch Jugal Kishore and officials of the department for selecting R.S Pura under the “Housing for All” which will benefit many people who are living in very shabby conditions particularly it is focussed at the Urban poor people, who demanding a house for the past several years , and they got nothing except assurances and fake promises made by the previous coalition governments in the state. Now the dream of own house of a common man will come true , he added.He also thanked for providing J.C.B and special L.E.D lights for R.S Pura besides renovating the Childrens park at R.S Pura.While speaking on the Power Department he demanded up gradation of Miran Sahib, Sunderpur, Salehar and Kullian receiving stations which is very important and Dr.Nirmal Singh assured that he will soon upgrade the Miran Sahib and Kullian Station very soon as committed at the Public Darbar organised by the District Administration at Maralia, R.S Pura, he said that the Amnesty Scheme should be extended to the Commercial segment too, and for the farmer community he said that it is very important that during the cultivation season the power supply to the Agricultural transformers is not continuous due to which the fields at the tail end is not properly irrigated and ultimately the farmer suffers, he demanded dedicated feeder for the Agricultural areas to the Irrigation tube wells transformers especially the Basmati belt in the R.S Pura, and many of the said tube wells are not serving the purpose due to the damaged transformers or the said station is not getting the proper power from the department from the last two months.He futher thanked the department for starting the RAPDRP works in the R.S Pura Town and which will directly benefit and will improve the power infrastructure in the R.S Pura town, which was in the worst condition for the past several years, while suggesting Dr,Gagan Bhagat said that the department should seriously think on the staff as many among them will soon retire and rest of them are either contractual, need basis and other since many years and the department runs on the technical persons like lineman,foreman,he also suggested that on the pattern of Model Villages there should be “LED Villages” so that the people should be encouraged to use LED bulbs in place incandescent bulbs which consumes almost ten times more power as compared to the LED bulbs, which will surely give the overloaded transformers a sigh of relief and will avoid frequent damaging of the transformers which increase in the summers.He also demanded compensation of Rs. 5 Lakhs for the victims of the accidents due to conductors breakage or some other accident related to the power for the cases 8 to 10 years old , and their families are in worst condition.

MLA Rajesh Gupta thanked the Deputy CM Dr.Nirmal Singh

13435565_1028163283932036_1561890642344079721_nWhile speaking on the grants of PDD and Urban Development Jammu east MLA Rajesh Gupta thanked the Deputy CM Dr.Nirmal Singh Ji for bringing two smart cities to the J&K at Jammu and Srinagar. Rajesh Gupta thanked the Deputy CM Dr Nirmal Singh for the development of Tawi river front and the recently signed MOU with the Sabarmati Riverfront Development Corporation of Ahmedabad. Rajesh Gupta also asked the govt for early completion of NBCC sewerage project which has remained pending and for release of funds for early completion of project. Rajesh Gupta also demanded that the parking projects at circular road near Bawa Lal Jee Chowk and another at Sabzi Mandi Chowk be taken up immediately. The parking project at Panjtirthi also needs to be started immediately as it is delayed already. Rajesh Gupta also sought the benefit of home for all scheme for the custodian property holders. Rajesh Gupta also asked for the deployment of New safai karamcharis and also the engineering staff in the JMC as sanitation is the back bone of any municipal corporation. There has been no deployment of new safai karamcharis since 2002. Rajesh Gupta also demanded that the solid waste management projects be taken up as early as possible. Rajesh Gupta also demanded that a Pallika Bazaar like market should be developed at Parade that should also have an underground parking facility. While speaking on the PDD department MLA Rajesh Gupta thaked the honourable Deputy CM for the amnesty scheme meant for the commercial and agricultural sector. Rajesh Gupta said that the amnesty scheme be also extended to the industry and also demanded that the transformers in the city be upgraded as they are overloaded and the Jammu city needs whole new infrastructure to be in place.

BJP asks Er. Rashid to quit, join separatist camp

13442128_1028126203935744_9089013787386410776_nJK is an integral part of India: Khalid Jahangir Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday said that people who don’t consider Jammu and Kashmir as an integral part of India have no right to stay here and they should migrate to Pakistan. Reacting sharply to the statement of MLA Langate Er. Rashid in the Legislative Assembly that “J&K is not India’s integral part and he won’t change his stand even if he is hanged” the BJP spokesman Khalid Jahangir in a statement here said, “It seems Er Rashid has forgotten he as a MLA is under oath to protect the sovereignty and integrity of India.” Jahangir said, “If Er Rashid believes that JK is not an integral part of India, he should tender his resignation from the Legislative Assembly and join the separatist camp or migrate to Pakistan.” The BJP spokesman said, “It’s unfortunate that Er Rashid despite enjoying all the privileges and drawing hefty salary as a MLA is questioning JK’s merger with India. Such people have no right to be the part of mainstream politics.” Jahangir said, “Er Rashid has developed a habit of poking his nose in all the matters and keeps on creating nuisance every now and then. He should be disqualified from the assembly and debarred from contesting any elections in the near future. Jammu and Kashmir belongs to India and the people who challenge JK’s accession with India are welcome to migrate to Pakistan.”

Kavinder Gupta inaugurates development works worth 90 lakhs:

13450881_1028113823936982_241848900810378194_nSpeaker J&K Assembly and MLA Gandhi Nagar, Kavinder Gupta toured various areas of Gandhi Nagar and took on spot assessment of the ongoing works and kick started various developmental works. He was accompanied by the X-En, PWD(R&B) Mohammad Abdullah; X-En, JMC, Joginder Kumar; AEE PWD(R&B) Manoj Kumar; AEE, JMC, Gurcharan Singh and officers of Rural development & Revenue department. The Speaker inaugurated Macadamization of road from Military Hospital to Satwari Chowk, the work will be executed by the PWD(R&B) department at an estimated amount of around 60 lacs. Later he visited Nanak Nagar, Dishmesh Nagar, Digiana, Nai Basti and inaugurated various works for construction of lanes and drains in these areas. These works are undertaken by the JMC department and will be executed at an estimated amount of around 30 lacs. While undertaking the tour of the area, various deputations met the Speaker and expressed their gratitude for fulfilling these long pending demands of the people of these areas and projected some more demands pertaining to development; they also demanded the immediate removal of encroachment over the Nallahs at Sanjay Nagar, Nai basti and Nanak Nagar. The speaker gave a patient hearing and assured the locals that all their genuine demands will be fulfilled in a phased manner; he further said that the instructions have already been passed to the concerned for removal of such encroachments which causes devastation during rainy season. He said that it is his priority to fulfill the needs of the residents of Gandhi Nagar and every requirement related to development is taken up on priority and the works pertaining to improvement of power and water supply, construction of lanes & drains and enhancing other civic amenities have already been taken up and are in full swing throughout the Gandhi Nagar constituency.

PoK is an intergral part of India:- Ravinder Raina

13501678_1028081677273530_7118953103874737503_n20th of June, On Monday rucks created in J&K assembly over the issue of Pakistan Occupied Kashmir. Independent MLA Er. Rashid during the debate on the grants of Power said some people say that PoK is a part of India but I don't agree on this point that PoK is a part of India. on this all the BJP MLA's stood up and protested strongly against the anti national remarks if independent MLA. During the the Uproar BJP MLA Ravinder Raina Said " Entire State of Jammu and Kashmir is an integral part of India including PoK and China occupied Ladakh and no power on this can separate J&K from India. He said PoK and China occupied Ladakh needs to be reunited as the locals are protesting against Pakistan and China over there illegal occupation. Raina said a day will come when we will through out Pakistan from PoK which is illegally occupied by that country.

Sat Sharma starts works for laying new PHE water pipes in Old Rehari and New Rehari

13502073_1028043277277370_2687860050517627042_nIn a major push concerning basic amenities for the residents of Jammu West, State President BJP and MLA Jammu West Sat Sharma (CA) inaugurated the works of laying fresh water pipes at Old Rehari and New Rehari areas of Ward Number 8. Accompanied by a large number of people, Sharma started the works in the presence of PHE officials, local residents and political activists of the area. The works will be done under the supervision of PHE department at an estimated cost of around Rupees 35 lakhs and a stretch of 2 kilometres will be covered under the same where fresh water pipes will be laid down. The works were started from lane opposite Astha Nursing Home. Speaking on the occasion, Sat Sharma said that it was a long pending demand of the residents of the areas which was under process for decades and keeping in view the summer season and shortage of water in these areas, the works had to be taken up in order to provide adequate water supply to the residents. He also appreciated the efforts of PHE Minister and officials of the concerned department for sanctioning the works and stated that the present government in the State will do anything to provide every basic necessity to each and every resident of the Constituency. He also stated that areas where problems including shortage of water supply, breakage of pipes and other problems persist will also be dealt on priority so that the problems concerning water supply in Jammu West do not occur in future. He also briefed about construction of Tube Wells and Over Head Tanks in various areas of Jammu West in order to end the problem of low water supply in summer season. Ex En Vijay Kundal, AEE Sanjeev Gupta, JE Anil Sharma, State BJP IT Cell Convenor Jai Dev Rajwal, District President BJP Ayodhya Gupta, ND Rajwal, Dr. Akshay Sharma, Suresh Kumar Salgotra, Ajay Singh, Raman Kumar, Pawan Singh, Sohan Lal, Munish Raja, Atul Bakshi, Arvind Khajuria, Tarsem Singh, Shiv Kumar, Markes Gill, Rajinder, Sham Lal, Rajesh Kapoor and several others were also present on the occasion.

J&K State BJP All Morchas Incharge Munish Sharma visited Kargil and interacts with the Yuva Morcha of Kargil

13450193_1028042367277461_8261905361984613440_nJ&K State BJP All Moracha Incharge Munish Sharma visited Kargil and Joint Social Media Incharge J&K BJYM Mohd Hassan Pasha along with Executive members BJYM Kargil ( Ladakh) met with the J&K BJP state morcha incharge at TFC Bemathang Kargil, in which the BJYM Kargil Youths raised various issues regarding the upliftment of the Kargil Development and make the party strong in District Kargil. The issues were thoroughly discussed with the J&K State All Morchas Incharge. District Kargil BJYM General Secretary Mohd Javid and Ahmad Hussain felicitated and welcomed Shri Munish Sharma with Khataks. Addressing the gathering, Munish Sharma lauded the role of BJYM in leading Youth of the state towards the formation of a better society. He appealed to the youth of kargil to join BJYM to strengthen the party in this border district. He further discussed, important topics regarding making stronghold of the party in kargil, especially focusing on the youth. He also assured of implementing and taking various center and state schemes to the root levels of the district and at the end he said youth is the backbone of the party and BJYM is a good platform to learn the ideology and work culture of the organization and the Modi led Govt. At centre committed to work for youth of state. The Govt. started schemes like start up India, skill india, make in india, mudra bank to empower india’s young treasure. At the end Joint Social Media Incharge J&K BJYM Mohd Hassan Pasha and Executive Members of BJYM Kargil thanked on the behalf of people of kargil and appreciate the tireless efforts made by Modi Govt. for sanctioning the Zojila tunnel and considering Kargil Town in AMRUT Urban schemes which was promised to the people of Ladakh.

Bali Bhagat paid a surprise visit to Government Medical College Hospital, Jammu

13445306_1028024060612625_7526245678911763723_nMinister for Health & Medical Education, Bali Bhagat paid a surprise visit to Government Medical College Hospital, Jammu this evening to take stock of the functioning of the institution. The Minister went round several units of the institution, including emergency, general wards, toilets, parking place and obtained first hand appraisal of the activities. He also reviewed the status of instructions which he had issued immediately after taking over as Health Minister to the management for creating various facilities for the patients/attendants in the premises of the hospital. During the course of his visit, the Minister interacted with the patients, attendants and inquired about the facilities being extended to them in the hospital. He reiterated his earlier instructions and directed the hospital administration to pay focused attention to the overall welfare of the patients and provide them all possible facilities during their stay in the hospital. He directed for regularly monitoring the functioning of the emergency ward, inquiry counter set of for the facilitation of patients, sanitation activities in and around the hospital premises, particularly in and toilets, regular supply of water and electricity. He directed the Principal and Medical Superintendents of GMC and Super Specialty Hospital to personally monitor the essential services like adequate supply of water and electricity, especially during the summer months, and make necessary arrangements for meeting the exigency so that the patient care does not suffer.

Pathania kickstarts macadamization work of roads in Majalta

Lotus Logo copyFulfilling the long pending demand of residents of Majalta and the promise of unleashing an era of development, Ranbir Singh Pathania MLA Ramnagar, today kick started macadamization work of various roads and lanes in and around Majalta. Pathania said that it was a long pending demand and keeping in view the needs and requirements of the masses, the macadamization work is taken up in order to provide services to the public. The major roads where macadamization and tar coal laying has been taken up are Majalta to Majalta-More, Manwal-Shiv Temple, MajaltaPlater road. Speaking on the occasion, Pathania said quality and durability will be the hall mark of this work and stressed upon the concerned contractor and department not compromise on the quality of the work. He further informed that 3-inch Bitumen laying work will be taken up which will have repair/replacement guarantee of three years. Among those present on the occasion were the officers and functionaries of Public Works Department and various other departments and local public of the Majalta who hailed these initiatives taken up by their young and vibrant legislator.

Priya Sethi today convened a meeting with officers of the department

13512201_1028022680612763_2521307732207487812_nIn order to review the functioning of Education Department, Minister of State for Education Priya Sethi today convened a meeting with officers of the department. Stressing on utilizing IT tools for effective management in the department, she directed for establishing online communication channels between different functionaries and also called for making the biometric attendance compulsory, besides linking Aadhar data of the employees. She said that online communication reduces time gaps and ensures prompt decisions. "To fine tune the department with modern day expectations of students as well as employees we need to promote use of IT based tools in our system," she added. She also called upon the authorities to start Smart Classes in the schools and the same should be put to other uses such as language labs, adding that vocational training under Skill India needs to be promoted at school level. Underlining commitment of the Government to provide better education facilities to students, the Minister said that the Government run schools have best human resources and committed teachers clubbed with modern education infrastructure would definitely ensure positive change in the education scenario. During the meeting, deliberations were held related to delay in uploading of data into the Mid-Day Meal web portal, reconstitution of monitoring committees at zonal levels for proper monitoring of MDM scheme, submission of tour diaries by the CEOs on regular basis and staff statement of all cadres. CEOs were also directed to personally monitor litigations in their respective jurisdictions. CEOs were further directed to hold discussions with the Principals of the schools where the result is below 20 percent so that the reasons behind the poor performance of the schools can be ascertained and appropriate measures taken to improve the results in future. The Minister also directed them to check that the private schools affiliated with State Board of School Education provide 25 percent seats to poor and needy students. She asked the CEOs to submit monthly progress reports of various physical and financial achievements under Sarv Shiksha Abhiyaan (SSA), Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyaan (RMSA), Swachh Bharat Swachh Vidyalaya, status of temporary toilets in schools, requisition of text books for free supply to children under SSA and feasibility report of opening of new primary schools under the scheme. In the meeting, Priya Sethi also enquired about the progress in conducting screening test of ReTs and regularization of those who have obtained degrees through distance mode from Jammu University, Kashmir University, IGNOU and MANNU. Among others, Director School Education Jammu Smita Sethi, all CEOs of Jammu Division, concerned officers were present in the meeting.

BJP State President & MLA Sat Sharma,BJP State Incharge IT & Social Media Jaidev Rajwal attended special Bhajan Sandhya programme

13423819_1027690333979331_4852506505556057197_nBJP State President & MLA Sat Sharma,BJP State Incharge IT & Social Media Jaidev Rajwal attended special Bhajan Sandhya programme organised by Tawi Andolan on the completion of its 2 years at Tawi Aarti Ghat,Bikram Chowk Jammu. Sat Sharma appreciated the efforts of BJP Senior Leader & State Convenor Tawi Andolan Adv. Chander Mohan Sharma.

Yoga has received international recognition: Khanna

13432235_1027688243979540_811808270997412983_nAddressing the concluding session of the State Working Committee Meeting of the party, BJP National Vice-President & J&K Prabhari Avinash Rai Khanna said that perseverance and whole hearted effort in executing an assignment by the party worker is of elemental importance. He said that whatever is undertaken must be taken to its logical conclusion. Highlighting the achievements of Narendra Modi government, he said that up till now 54 schemes for ameliorating the hardships of the poor people have been launched. To educate the people about these schemes, the party at the national level has constituted 33 teams comprising of Union Ministers and BJP National Leaders, to visit 200 cities in the country. Khanna said that Modi’s appeal to well off families to give up gas subsidy evoked tremendous response and one crore 13 lakh families voluntarily gave up this concession resulting in the saving of 36 thousand crores. On the efforts of Narender Modi, Yoga has received international recognition, which is the honour of Indian culture and ethos. The long pending demand related to One Rank One Pension by ex-servicemen stands fulfilled by Narendra Modi government, he said. “Last year’s Amarnath yatra was exceptionally successful and incident free because of the efforts of the Union government as well as BJP coalition government”, said Khanna and appealed the party activists to render assistance where every needed to the yatris coming this year on Amarnath yatra. Earlier, BJP State President & MLA Sat Sharma CA, in his presidential address said that it is indeed a matter of pride for every activist that our party has become largest political party in the world with 11 crore members and in J&K it has registered 6 lakh members. BJP led NDA has completed 2 years and BJP coalition in J&K has completed 1 year and according to a survey almost half of the country’s population is somehow connected with PM Narender Modi through one or the other welfare scheme launched during this period. Sat Sharma quoted Amit Shah having said that party activists and workers must change themselves for ensuring party activities reach every nook and corner of the country or the people will change them. During the meeting a political resolution was moved by Rajya Sabha MP Shamsher Singh Manhas which was seconded by BJP National Secretary Farooq Khan. The meeting also observed two minutes silence for the peace of the departed souls of the family members of the BJP activist. The party ministers presented the details of the special steps and contribution made by them through their ministries for the benefits of the public. The district presidents presented the reports of their respective districts related to programmes being held during the last three months and also brief about the future course of action for reaching the masses. At the meeting BJP State General Secretary (Organization) Ashok Koul, spoke about the organizational programmes to be organized at different levels in the coming days. He also announced that the next State Working Committee meeting will be held at Srinagar on 28th of September this year. MLC Ashok Khajuria also shared the dais with the party leaders.

MLA Rajesh Gupta started the blacktopping work of the roads of Gujjar Nagar area and bazaar Kasaban road

13450125_1027555577326140_7428151676805972677_nJammu East MLA Rajesh Gupta started the blacktopping work of the roads of Gujjar Nagar area and bazaar Kasaban road in ward no.6 in the Jammu east constituency. The estimated cost of the blacktopping of the roads is around rupees 18 crores. The official's of the PWD Yasir Kitchloo AEE, Rakesh Khajuria JE and Jagdish Singh JE accompanied the MLA Rajesh Gupta. Rajesh Gupta while speaking on the ocassion said that BJP and PDP govt. is working on the agenda of development and our honourable Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti Ji and honourable Deputy CM Dr.Nirmal Singh Ji are working day and night for the wefare of the general public. Rajesh Gupta said that J&K is touching new heights under the dynamic leadership of Dr.Nirmal Singh Ji and all three regions of the state are developing equally and people can feel that a responsive govt is in place. MLA Rajesh Gupta was also accompanied by BJP leaders Prof.Shyam,Kuldeep,Girdhari Lal,Vijay Mahajan,Chaman Lal,Rajinder Gupta,Vinod,Suraj Prakash,Girdhari Lal,Rajesh Nischal,Ashok,Irfan,Amit,Hari Om and Kartar. The prominent who accompanied the MLA included Jammu east mandal President of Mahila Morcha Vinita Arora and Sudesh Kanotra.

BJP remembers Rani Lakshmibai

Lotus Logo copy158th martyrdom day of Rani Lakshmibai of Jhansi was today observed by Bharatiya Janta Party at its State Office Trikuta Nagar, Jammu with feeling and fervor. The programme with huge participation from the womenfolk, was organized by the State Convenor Freedom Fighter’s & Martyrs Cell Bharat Bhushan Sharma. The event started with the lighting of traditional lamp and paying floral tributes to the portrait of Rani Lakshmibai by State General Secretary (Org.) Ashok Kaul, State Vice-President Yudhvir Sethi, State Secretary Ch. Vikram Randhawa, District President Baldev Singh Billawaria, Cells Incharge S. Varinderjeet Singh and others who were occupying the chairs on the dias. Speaking on the occasion, Ashok Kaul said that the martyrdom of Rani Lakshmibai in 1857 and others in the first war of freedom waged against the oppressive foreign rulers and East India Company represents a watershed in the history of India. Rani Lakshmibai by her valor and dedication to the mother land has inspired not only the future generations of the daughters but the entire populace of the country. Her contribution in making the first freedom war of 1857 a very decisive event was seminal and was the precursor to the freedom struggle that lasted more than eight decades. Yudhvir Sethi, in his address, said that Rani Lakshmibai had fought the war with utmost bravery and fiercely which had instilled awe and respect in the mind of the Britishers who were fighting her. The fact a lady from royalty fought like a general revealed the status of the females in the Indian society in those days. The ladies had been participating in the public affairs of the society as equals with the men. Modi’s Ladli Beti and Beti Bachao Beti Padao welfare schemes are meant to enable the ladies to achieve the same status in the Indian society which it had in the past. Vikram Randhawa also paid rich tributes to the brave royal lady who fought the war against foreign rulers to rid the country from them. Prominent among those who participated in the programme included Prof. Virender Gupta, Bansi Lal Bharti, SS Bijral, Naresh Dogra, Anil Masoom, Anju Dogra, Govind Sareen, Vishal Kohli, Dr. Pardeep, Vinay Gupta, Indu Bhushan Sharma, Kuldeep Magotra, Vineeta Arora, Reva Masum Bala, Sangeeta Dogra, Surinder Kour, Neelam Sharma, Kiran Aggrawal and others. Bharat Bhushan Sharma presented the vote of thanks to the participants.

BJP dedicates Auditorium to Vaid Vishnu Dutt

13466136_1027068030708228_4843965341519606073_nThe State unit of BJP today dedicated its newly constructed Auditorium in the premises of Trikuta Nagar Office to former State President & Ex-MP Late Vaid Vishnu Dutt. In an official programme, this Auditorium named as Late Vaid Vishnu Dutt Sabhaghar, was inaugurated by Smt. Geeta Devi, the widow of Vaid ji, along with BJP State president Sat Sharma, National Secretary Farooq Khan, MPs- Jugal Kishore Sharma and Shamsher Singh Manhas, State General Secretary (organization) Ashok Kaul and MLC Ashok Khajuria, in presence of State office bearers and Morcha Presidents. Sat Sharma, while speaking on the occasion, said that Late Vaid Vishnu Dutt was one of the tallest leaders of the BJP. He was a staunch activist of RSS but after joing BJP, Vaid ji, served it in different positions and assumed the post of State President besides being elected as MLA and then MP. Sat Sharma said that the whole life of Vaid Vishnu Dutt itself provides inspiration to the ground level workers of the party and the Auditorium dedicated to him will always remind the party activists and the next generations of BJP about the simplicity and leadership qualities of a social and political figure like Late Vishnu Dutt ji. MLC Ashok Khajuria spoke in length about the struggleful life of Vaid Vishnu Dutt and asked the party activists to take pledge to follow the path shown by Vaid ji. Vaid Vishnu Dutt’s son and daughter-in-law were also present on the occasion. Later, a meeting of BJP State Office Bearers was held in the Auditorium, which discussed the tomorrow’s meeting of State Working Committee arrangements.

Rajesh Gupta inaugurated two transformers of 250 KV at Chand Nagar

13427804_1027008987380799_4125270322910173990_nMLA Jammu East Rajesh Gupta inaugurated two transformers of 250 KV at Chand Nagar Ward no.19 at an estimated cost of rupees 16 lakhs. The two new transformers inaugurated today are going to benefit 170 families who would be drawing power as domestic consumers. The two transformers are going to qualitatively improve the power situation in the area. MLA Rajesh Gupta was accompanied by PDD officials XEN Ashok Gupta, AEE Ritnesh Puri, AEE Vijay Kumar and JE Ajay Anand. The hotel association president Inderjeet Khajuria,General Secretary Pawan Gupta and senior leader of Kranti Dal Preetam Ji were present on the ocassion. Rajesh Gupta while speaking on the ocassion gave special thanks to the Hon'ble Deputy CM Dr. Nirmal Singh in providing his valuable assistance for developing Jammu East as a model constituency. Rajesh Gupta said that in the leadership of Dr. Nirmal Singh J&K is on the path of development and progress. The prominent who participated in the function included the President Swamy Vivekanand Traders Association Mohan Lal Gupta,Senior BJP leaders Sunil Sharma, Ramesh Sharma, Prof. Shyam, Kuldeep, Girdhari Lal, Adv. Vageesh Bharti, Raj Kumar, Vinod, Lally, Brij Lal, Charanjeet, Rajesh Nischal, Rajinder Gupta, Amit, Sardari Lal, Chaman Lal and Virender Gupta.

Appoint SIT to probe financial irregularities and corruption cases: Prof. Virender

Prof.-Virender-GuptaJ&K State BJP Spokesperson Prof. Virender Gupta in a statement asked the J&K Government to constitute a Special Investigating Team (SIT) to probe into the assets, both moveable and unmoveable, acquired by the ex-ministers and MLAs and their respective families of Congress, National Conference and JKNPP parties, disproportionate to their sources of Income. The SIT should also investigate into the assets of bureaucreats and other administrative functionaries. This step is essential to introduce transparency in the political system, make it corruption free and to provide deterrent to the present MLAs and Minister and others who shall follow them in the subsequent elections in the future. He further said that it is obligatory on the part of present incumbments to declare their moveable and unmoveable assets in public to build confidence of the people in their credibility and ensure the public about their efforts for cleaning the political and administrative system of the state. He said that in the last about 70 years, all the political leaders, bureaucrats and other government functionaries, with a few exceptions, looted the state exchequer and drained out the money allocated for various development works and as result, in spite of enormous financial assistance (much more other states) received by the state government from Government of India, the Jammu and Kashmir state remained developed under as compared to other neighboring states, likes Himachal Pradesh, Haryana and Punjab. He further added that if the state is to progress in line with other developed states the psyche and working culture of the people of J&K need to be changed. Those at the helm of affairs and those who hold responsible positions must have to dedicate themselves to the national as well as that of the state cause without giving preference to their self interests. Prof. Virender also appealed to the vigilance organization and State Accountable Commission to speed up the matters of corruption and financial irregularities which are under consideration.

BJP welcomes decision of govt to not to disband VDCs

Brig. Anil GuptaThe decision of the government, to not to disband Village Defence Committees (VDCs), announced on the floor of the House is praiseworthy and highly welcome said Brig Anil Gupta, State Spokesperson of Bharatiya Janata Party. “The government’s unambiguous announcement has set to rest many rumours being spread by the vested interests about the future of the VDCs and will bring cheers to the thousands of the volunteers who aremembers of these committees. The VDCs did yeoman’s service at the peak of militancy in the far flung areas. Even now when the separatist and fundamentalist forces are raising their ugly head again they have a very important role to play,” said Brig Gupta. Brig Anil Gupta said, “Certain forces inimical to the VDCs have been spreading a canard against them by blaming them for human rights violations and misuse of allotted weapons by their members. These forces are working at the behest of separatist and anti-national forces to further the cause of militancy and in order to demoralise the members of the VDCs. By doing so they want to assist the terrorists in having a free run to spread their reign of terror in far flung places leading to migration and demographic changes. Rather than appreciating the role of VDCs they are hell bent to defame them.” Brig Gupta also appreciated the government for issuing clear cut instructions to deal with the erratic VDC members. He also appealed to the government to immediately enhance the salary of the VDC members to Rs. 6000 as agreed and the funds for which have also been sanctioned as part of Prime Minister’s package.

Khanna, Ram Lal, Ram Madhav expected in meeting

13419051_1026893077392390_8471041115250082628_nBJP State Working Committee Meeting on Sunday:Balbir BJP State Spokesperson Balbir Ram Rattan, through an official handout, informed that one day meeting of Jammu and Kashmir Bharatiya Janata Party is going to be held on Sunday, the June 19, at party’s new State Office in Trikuta Nagar. He said that the day long meeting which will be spread over a number of sessions, is going to be attended by the members of the State Working Committee from all the three regions of the state.
Balbir Ram Rattan said that the meeting is going to be held under the leadership of State President & MLA Sat Sharma CA and it is expected that BJP National Vice-President Avinash Rai Khanna, National General Secretary (organization) Ram Lal and National General Secretary Ram Madhav will be reaching Jammu to address different sessions of this meeting. “The party has a healthy tradition of holding meeting of State Working Committee every three months, which is held after the similar meeting at national level and it is then followed by meetings of District and Mandal Working Committees”, Balbir said and added that assembling together after a fixed period not only provides an opportunity to meet each other but more importantly it gives a chance to discuss political scenario at a plate form besides receiving ground feedback about public response towards the party’s programmes and policies. The party also chalks out its future strategy in such meetings to further strengthen the organization and get more associated with the public, he said.

BJYM State President Dr. Suresh Ajay Magotra completed 7 days tour of Erstwhile Doda District

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Dr. Magotra along with State General Secretary BJYM Vikas Choudhary and Joint Office Secretary Er. Lalit Raina completed 7 days tour of District Kishtwar, Doda and Ramban. Dr. Magotra visited various mandal and areas in kishtwar including nagseeni, Dool, Palmar, Kishtwar city, Chatroo and thathri in kishtwar in which State Vice-President BJYM Ashish Sharma also accompanied State President. Mohd Tariq keen also accompanied BJYM team at Chatroo and Thathri. Dr. Magotra elaborated various schemes like Skill India, Startup India, Make In India and Mudra Bank which are historic for youth of nation. Dr. Magotra also held meetings of BJYM at Bhaderwah where large no of youth under the leadership of Adv Varun Kotwal and Adv Manik Wazir welcomed newly appointed BJYM President at udarana. Similar meeting was organized at Guest House Doda under the leadership of State Joint Office Secretary Er. Lalit Raina where Advocates and youths from Doda join BJYM under the leadership of Dr. Suresh Ajay Magotra. Prominent who join BJYM are Adv Sanjay Singh Rana Adv Surjeet Singh Thakur, Adv Suneet Singh Thakur, Dheeraj Raina, koshal Sharma, Bharat Singh and many others. Magotra welcomed newly entrant to work for BJP to strengthen BJYM at grass root level. On last day visit a mamonth gathering was organized at community hall, Neera , Ramban. Large number of youth welcomed Dr. Magotra with enthusasim. This tour was purely organizational as new District units are to be constituted at District Levels all over the state. Dr. Magotra further said that achievements of Modi led Govt. must reach to the grass root level and BJYM is connected to reach people of the state with benefits of new schemes launched by Narinder Modi. People have high expectations from our govt. in the state as successive governments in J&K didn’t done much for the youth. PDP-BJP coalition is committed for employement to unemployed youth of the state. Dr. Magotra also warned the dire consequences of “Chemical Drug” culture among youths in the state as some planned conspiracy is working to destroy “Young Treasurer” of our state he stressed.

Yudhvir highlight achievement of NDA government

13418928_1026383310776700_6889205681450284359_nTo celebrate completion of two years of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi lead NDA government, the Jammu East Constituency unit of BJP today organized a special function of Vikas Parv, here. BJP State Vice-President Yudhvir Sethi, Jammu District Prabhari Rajni Sethi, Baldev Baloria Jammu District President BJP and Smt. Anuradha Charak State Secretary were key speakers on the occasion. The function was organised by the President, East Mandal BJP Prof. Sham Lal. While addressing the gathering, Yudhvir highlighted the 52 schemes which have been initiated by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the last two years. He said that the completion of two years of the government is being celebrated all over the country and functions are being organised to ensure that the benefit of initiatives taken by the government in different fields reaches every nook and corner of the country. He said that under the guidance of Narinder Modi various schemes which been launched which include, Pradhan Mantri Koushal Vikas Yojana would facilitate necessary arrangements so that the younger lot of workforce in India is provided with world class training as far as technical expertise is concerned. The skill training would be in line with latest technologies coupled with personality development and management skills that would ensure that our youth compete well with their international counterparts. MUDRA Bank is a new institution being set up by Government of India for development and refinancing activities relating to micro units. Under the scheme three categories of interventions has been named which includes Shishu (Loan up to Rs.50,000) Kishore (Loan ranging from Rs.50,000 to Rs 5 lakh) and Tarun (Loan above Rs.5 lakh below Rs.10 lakh), Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, Make in India, Bima Yojnas, 100 Smart Cities, Pahal and other such schemes for the benefit of all sections of the society. Listing the achievements of the union government, Baldev said that exemplary social security schemes have been launched by the Prime Minister and it is duty of all the party workers to ensure that the benefits of these schemes reach to maximum number of beneficiaries. Digital India Program was launched in August 2014 to change the face of India digitally and electronically it would reduce paperwork to a significant level. In her address, Rajni detailed about the initiatives taken by the NDA government for the welfare and benefit of the women. She said that womenfolk have got special attention during the present regime and Beti Padao Beti Bachao, Sukanya Samriddhi and other such initiatives have been launched. Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana is primarily a welfare housing scheme launched by the central government. The houses would be distributed to the needy section of the society and subsidy @6.5 on loan would be provided by the central government, thereby making housing an affordable thing for the economical people of the society. Prominent among others who were present on the occasion include, Rajnish Jain, Vinay Gupta District General Secretary, Sunil Dogra District General Secretary, Rajesh Gupta Mandal General Secretary, Arun Sethi Mandal General Secretary, Rajesh Dogra Vice President Mandal, Anil Masoom, Romesh Kumar, Govind Sareen, Sanjay Mahey, Gulshan Mahajan and Kuldeep Kandhari.

Speed up the process of computerizing the land records : Prof. Virender Gupta

J&K BJP State spokesperson Prof. Virender Gupta in a statement asked the Jammu and Kashmir government to speed up the process of computerizing the land records and make them available to the public in English language along with Hindi and Urdu. This is essential in the light of the fact the students of Jammu and Kashmir, have now are encouraged to learn their mother tongue, and particularly Kashmiri and Dogri written in Persian and Devnagri scripts. Making available the computerized land records in English, Dogri and Kashmiri shall avoid the harassment of public that they generally face in the revenue department in the identification and demarcation of the land owned by them. It shall also avoid the litigations on account of land disputes giving relief to the public who are generally victimized and harassed by the revenue authorities for years together. The cases of land grabbing both of public and government shall be minimized. Prof. Virender further said that Urdu language, though it is accepted as a State official language, but it is not the mother tongue of any of the sections/groups of the society who are permanent state subjects of Jammu and Kashmir. Therefore, he said that Urdu language in Persian script cannot be thrust upon the people of the state who have varied culture and speak different languages as their mother tongue. He further added that it shall ease out the problems of the people who use Devnagri script provided if Urdu language be written in Devnagri script along with Persian script. The step shall also help in popularizing the Urdu language among the masses. Even Munshi Prem Chand and Krishan Chandra, renowned Hindi writers, shifted from Persian script to Devnagri script for reaching to the public. Most of the Urdu writers in the country too have been using Devnagri script in order to popularize their literary works.

BJYM LEADER ISHANT GUPTA SELECTED FOR YOUTH EXCHANGE PROGRAMME AT CHINA

13450213_1026207640794267_821991640189223204_nBharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha State Secretary Ishant Gupta is selected for Delegation to China “Youth Exchange Programme” from the State of Jammu & Kashmir. Ishant Gupta thanked Party High Command and specially thanked Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha All India President Sh. Anurag Thakur for giving the opportunity to be a part of this delegation. Ishant Gupta in a press statement, given information that the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports has proposed to Indian Youth Delegation to China from 17th to 24th June, 2016 & on 25TH June we returned back to Delhi. The main purpose of the visit is to promote mutual understanding of values and culture among the youth and to develop better relations between India and Peoples Republic of China. Ishant Gupta added that delegation was divided into two groups A & B. Group A will visit Beijing, Guilin, Chengdu, Donguan and Group B will visit Beijing, Xian, Nanjing and Shanghai.

Rajesh Gupta while speaking in the house there should be no power cuts

Lotus Logo copyMLA Jammu east Rajesh Gupta while speaking on the grants in the house on PHE said that there should be no power cuts and the power supply should be for 24 hours at the dedicated feeders so that water supply to the concerned areas is not disturbed. There should also be spare motors at the PHE stations so that when one is damaged another can be made functional. Rajesh Gupta while speaking in the assembly said that the department lacks work culture. There is leakage of water at different places and it needs to be stopped. Rajesh Gupta while speaking on the grants said that we can save at least 40% water by plugging leakage. MLA Jammu east further said that even un hygienic water is also supplied at different places and it is the duty of turn cockers to inform about the leakage of pipes to the concerned JE and in turn he should inform about the same to the concerned XEN MLA while speaking on the grants said that PHE, PDD and Urban Development Department are providing essential services and as such they must have a provision that e tendering should not be applicable on works costing under 5 lakhs because the developmental works suffer as a result of that. PHE department is having the largest number of daily wagers and a policy should be made for their regularization. Rajesh Gupta while speaking on the grants said that the Tawi Filtration Plant at Dhontly is 120 years old and needs to be upgraded. Rajesh Gupta said that the water supply in Jammu east is divided into two parts i.e Company Bagh and Tawi Filtration Plant Sitli. The quality of water supplied is not up to the mark on many occasions and water supply also gets affected whenever there is flood.There is a need to have a battery of tube wells at Tawi Filtration Plant at river Tawi. The demand not to have e tendering below 5 lakhs is supported by the entire house especially MLA Jammu West Sat Sharma, MLA Kathua Rajeev Jasrotia, MLA Bhaderwah Daleep Singh Parihar,MLA Ram Nagar R.S.Pathania, MLA Bani Jeevan Lal,MLA Ramban Neelam Langeh, MLA Nowshera Ravinder Raina, MLA Akhnoor Rajeev Sharma and MLA Samba D.K Manyal. On this point Deputy Speaker Gurezi also agreed that e tendering should be above rupees 5 lakhs as there are many remote areas in our state where there is no connectivity and as such e tendering may not be possible.

Dr.Gagan Bhagat apprised C.M regarding the problems faced by youths

13435371_1026194717462226_6950563507120897786_nDr.Gagan Bhagat M.L.A from R.S Pura met Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Thursday at Srinagar and discussed various issues of R.S Pura Constituency .He apprised the Chief Minister regarding the burning problem of “Drug Addiction” among the youth community in R.S Pura, he advocated to uplift the R.S Pura Sub-Division in Sports and in this regard he appealed to the C.M to initiate the process for establishing an International Cricket Stadium at Indiranagar at R.S Pura,and Bhour Camp in Chatha area of Gandhinagar Constituency, which was previously known as Tulip Garden, he said that since the said Tulip Garden was not feasible at that place and the previous coalition Govt. had tried to gain political mileage from the said garden and misutilized the funds, at present the said garden is abandoned and is completely destroyed in the Flash Floods which caused great damage in R.S Pura in the year 2014.Dr.Gagan told Mehbooba mufti that he had discussed the issue of International Cricket Stadium at R.S Pura last year with the late Chief Minister M.M Sayeed, who was very positive about the project ,he agreed for the same and assured his full cooperation in the project. Dr.Gagan Bhagat said that with this Stadium the State will have first International Cricket Stadium and the people can watch in reality the magic of International Cricket Stars , and above all it will also inspire the youth community to participate in sports and different games including Cricket .He appealed to the C.M to direct the concerned officials and department to prepare Detailed Project Report ( D.P.R ) so that it can be submitted to the Union Government for early and appropriate action, Dr.Bhagat also told the C.M that Dy.C.M Dr.Nirmal Singh ,M.P Jugal Kishore Sharma , MoS for Youth Services & Sports Sunil Sharma had also taken keen interest in the said project. As soon as the report is complete the matter will be taken up with Anurag Thakur, MP who happens to the President of the B.C.C.I. Dr.Gagan Bhagat also told the C.M that the farmer community is facing very hardships who are dealing with Basmati , as R.S Pura is known for Basmati Rice all over the world it is very unfortunate that now the farmer is hesitating from cultivating Basmati , which is not good for the R.S Pura, on this the C.M assured that she will soon take up the issue with the Agriculture department and will direct the officials to promote the Basmati cultivation ,harvesting and its sale to benefit the farmers, Dr.Gagan also appealed to shift the existing Fruit and Vegetable Mandi from main bazaar to some place outside the bazaar , so that the problem of traffic jam could be tackled and more and more farmers from surrounding Bishnah, Arnia, Treva ,Suchetgarh come to the R.S Pura Mandi, which will happen only when it is shifted outside main bazaar. Lastly Dr.Gagan Bhagat also appealed the C.M to give R.S Pura priority in the developmental works, and in the Police recruitment rallies which should be held at R.S Pura , he further added that his constituency was ignored for consecutively Eighteen straight years in the previous Coalition regime in which NC & Congress had played a vital anti-R.S Pura role, and due to that the people especially youths have to suffer a lot. Dr.Gagan thanked chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti for giving time for the important issues of R.S Pura.

Modi Govt’s maximum policies meant for upliftment & empowerment of women: Rekha Mahajan

13419148_1025708400844191_6412238412061425727_nMaking a fervent appeal to the women activists of the party to serve as a bridge between the public and the government, BJP Mahila Morcha District Jammu President Rekha Mahajan today said that it was their duty to reach the masses and educate them about various schemes launched by the Narendra Modi government for the welfare and social security of the women folk. To felicitate their newly elected President, District Unit of Bharatiya Janata Mahila Morcha organized an impressive program where hundreds of female activists of party participated and showed their enthusiasm after their newly elected President Rekha Mahajan was felicitated by Senior Leaders of BJP. Addressing the gathering, District President Jammu Baldev Billoria congratulated Mrs Mahajan on his election as Mahila Morcha District President and said that the ladies wing of the party played a very crucial role in winning both Parliamentary and Assembly election in the State. He further added that that any organizational work which the high command bestowed on Mahila Morcha was completed by the female activists and he expected that the new President will also work in a well designed way where the cadre should not be ignored and every activist of the party should be taken together by the President in order to strengthen the organization in the coming days. District General Secretary while congratulating BJPMM District President said that he is proud to say that whatever responsibility is given to women be it at home, office or any political party, they have always come out with flying colours and Mrs Mahajan is no exception. With her dedicated efforts she will definitely strethen district unit of women wing, he expressed confidence. ''During the last two years, Modi government has paid special attention towards the women of the country,’’ Mrs Mahajan said while addressing a meeting of BJP Mahila Morcha District Unit on Thursday. Now, you can get to know about the achievements of the Narendra Modi government at the click of a mouse as the NDA government has launched a special website, transformingindia.mygov.in to highlight its achievements. Apart from the progress report of the government's schemes, people can also share their views on the platform. "The main purpose is to show that how the government schemes are transforming lives across the country, she added. Rekha Mahajan while addressing the gathering said that PDP-BJP Coalition Government in the State has commenced many public welfare schemes and projects. She said that in this Information Technology age, there are fast and reliable means of communication and the works done by the Modi led government at the Centre are reaching every nook and corner of the country and the people are applauding its pro- people, pro-youth and pro-women policies and programmes. Addressing the meeting she urged the party activists to work with more dedication to strengthen the party at grass root level. She highlighted the two years achievements of Modi Government and said that this Government’s maximum policies are meant for upliftment and empowerment of women so women should work whole heartedly in taking these policies to common masses so that they are benefitted and also the propaganda of opposition parties is countered. Prominent among those who spoke on the occasion include Saroj Ji, Sharda Ji, Shalija Gupta, Veena Bakshi, Neelam Mahajan, Vinita beside others. The programme was organized by Savita Anand.She thanked the Central and State leadership of the party and assured them that Mahila Morcha has always been a source of inspiration for women across the nation and the legacy which she has gained from past District presidents of Mahila Morcha will be continued in the best possible way so that the organization could be benefitted in the future and every assignment of the party will be done by women activists in a well coordinated way.

Sat stresses upon completion of Salal project, construction of Tube Wells and Over Head Tanks in Jammu

Sat Paul Sharma (CA)During the proceedings of the Legislative Assembly, BJP State President & MLA Jammu West Sat Sharma (CA) greeted the people of Jammu and Kashmir on the holy occasion of “Nirjala Ekadashi” and stressed upon saving one of the most valuable things in human life i.e water. Sharma raised the problems concerning water during the grants session of PHE department. He said that water is a necessity in daily life of a human being and no doubt that next world war on our planet will be on the issue of water and taking in view all the major facts concerning water supply, many areas of Jammu city have been facing the shortfall of water supply in their areas in this scorching heat. Giving details about the shortfall of water supply, he stated that a total of 47.5 million gallons is the total requirement of Jammu city in terms of consumption of water and 45.5 million gallons is available from the side of the department, which makes a shortfall of 2 million gallons per day. Moreover, there are several areas in the city which are facing the problems of breakage & leakage of water pipes, contamination of water in several areas and power cuts in the city also affect their supply, to which residents of Jammu are facing lots of problems. He appealed the Minister for PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control Sham Choudhary to look into the matter and stressed upon speedily expedition of construction of 19 Tube Wells and 10 Over Head Tanks in the city before the end of this year in order to overcome the problem in the coming times so that residents of Jammu city do not face any problem concerning water in their areas. He also stated that the DPR (Detailed Project Report) for Salal water supply scheme has been prepared by the department and Central Government has found it technically feasible as well to implement the scheme and a total estimate of Rupees 800 crores has been prepared for the same as well, which will be financed under JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency). He also requested the Minister to focus on construction of Check Dams in Kandi areas as well in order to increase the water level. Sharma also briefed about his initiative of saving water under the banner of “Save Water Save Life” and appealed every member in the house and the residents of the State as well, to work on such type of things in order to protect one of the precious resources in human lives.

Union Ministers to address public at Jammu on June 22: Kaul

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Under party’s month long programmes under “Vikas Parv” being organized across the country, Union Ministers in Narendra Modi government and a national leader of BJP will be coming to Jammu on June 22 to address public gathering. This was informed by BJP State General Secretary (Org.) Ashok Kaul while chairing a meeting alongwith State General Secretaries Pawan Khajuria and Harinder Gupta, in connection with preparations to be made for the successful conduct of the “Vikas Parv” rally. Ashok Kaul said that the Prime Minister Narendra Modi had launched the country wide programmes on May 26 last month on the completion of two years of BJP led NDA government with addressing a massive public rally at Saharanpur and this was to be followed by public rallies in different parts of the country, including Jammu and Kashmir. While Union Ministers and national leaders of BJP have already addressed “Vikas Parv” rallies in Leh and Srinagar, it is going to be held on June 22, wherein Union Minister of Commerce Nirmala Sitharaman, Union MoS, Home, Haribhai Parthibhai Choudhary and BJP SC Morcha National President Dushyant Gautam will visit Jammu to address a massive public gathering. He said that the motive to organize such programmes/public rallies is to reach the masses and educate them about the pro-people and development centric programmes and policies of the NDA government and achievement of two years rule of Narendra Modi as Prime Minister. Ashok Kaul said that various welfare schemes too have been launched during these two years, which have been initiated for the welfare and economic upliftment of the youth, women, weaker sections, farmers, ex-servicemen and our party activists have to devote time to ensure that every citizens is made aware of the same. He also asked the district and morcha presidents to gear up their respective teams The meeting was attended by State Secretary Sanjay Baru, District Presidents Omi Khajuria, Baldev Singh Ballawria, Ayodhya Gupta, Brijeshwar Rana, Chandji Bhat, Kashmir Displaced District Ex-President T.N. Bhat, Morcha presidents Purnima Sharma, Dr. Suresh Ajay Magotra, Rajinder Singh Chib and District General Secretaries Jagdish Bhagat and Pawan Gupta at Trikuta Nagar Office of the BJP.

BJP Kashmir to celebrate Yoga Day in Kashmir on 21st June

13432287_1025657004182664_8049158978448632535_nBharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Kashmir is going to organize the International Yoga Day in all the districts of Valley on 21th of this month. Preparations are going on to ensure smooth conduct and a meeting was held today at its Jawahar Nagar office, where BJP leaders highlighted the benefits of Yoga. The party has decided the venue at Ram Munshi Bagh near Sher e Kashmir stadium in which senior BJP leader will also participate. “BJP believes Yoga is an invaluable gift of India's ancient tradition. It embodies unity of mind and body thought and action, restraint and fulfillment harmony between man and nature a holistic approach to health and well-being,” said, Ashok Bhatt, District Vice-President Srinagar. “It is not only about exercise, but to discover the sense of oneness within you,” he added. Yoga is a physical, mental and spiritual practice having its origin over 6000 years ago in India, aims to integrate the body and the mind. “21st June was declared as the International Yoga Day by the United Nations General Assembly on December 11th, 2014,” said Altaf Thakur, Media In Charge Kashmir. The meeting was attended by Dr Ali Mohd Mir, Arif Raja, Mohammad Tahir Mir, Sheikh Bashir, Hakeem Masood, Molvi Tariq, Hilal Jan and Bilal Parray. Constituency Presidents of District Srinagar were also present in the meeting.

Priya Sethi attends public at BJP Office

13432256_1025525607529137_7745322916043046361_nMinister of State for Education, Technical Education, Culture, Tourism, Horticulture, Floriculture and Parks, Priya Sethi, during her sitting at BJP Office on Wednesday, took stock of the problems being faced by the people and assured that the same will be solved at the earliest. She also took up some cases with the concerned departments, which could be sorted out on the spot. She said that the BJP has always been at the service of thepeople of Jammu and every minister has been directed to regularly meet the people and ensure that no one is made to suffer. A large number of women had also reached the party office, who wanted to know about various welfare schemes related to them. Briefing the people about various projects of her ministry, Priya Sethi said that the present dispensation is committed to ensure growth and progress of tourism industry in Jammu be it in the field of eco tourism, border tourism adventure sports or health tourism. She also shared the progress related to work of Gandola project in Jammu. Talking about Shivkhori, to be brought up as major tourist destination, she said that many projects, keeping in view the topography and religious places of the area ,are in pipeline and modalities for the same will be worked upon. She reiterated that DPRs are being prepared and the case for light and sound show at Bagh-e- Bahu and Katra is being pursued. The Minister said that special packages are being developed by the department to promote golf as a sport in Jammu. Discussing Mubarak Mandi as a heritage site Priya categorically said that CM herself is chairing the committee for preservation of Mubark Mandi and this itself is an indicator to show that the present government is quiet serious in its promise to have Jammu as an attractive and all encompassing tourist site. BJP District Presidents-Ayodhya Gupta and Baldev Singh Billawaria, Mahila Morcha State General Secretary Sanjita Dogra assisted the Minister during her sitting.

Basohli Paintings workshop concludes

13442241_1025050154243349_1821196675793893923_nThe 15 days summer workshop on Basohli Paintings conducted by Indian Art Centre under its Chief Organizer & renowned artist M.K. Wadera concluded today at Presentation Convent School, Gandhi Nagar, with the distribution of medals as encouragement prizes, certificates of participation for trainees and artist awards for the experts who imparted training. BJP State Spokesperson Balbir Ram Rattan and BJP senior leader Ajay Pargal were the chief guests, while Pollution Control Board Inspector Kulsoma Akhtar was the guest of honour, who distributed the certificates and prizes. Ninety students of different age groups and drawn from various educational institutions of Jammu district were imparted training related to Basohli pattern of painting for 15 days in the summer workshop in the premises of Presentation Convent School . Balbir Ram Rattan, while congratulating the trainees, said extracurricular activities not only sharpen the brains of the young students but it also adds an extra qualification. He said that of Indian Art Centre deserves appreciation for its efforts in preparing young artists. Ajay Pargal also congratulated the trainees and said that during the summer holidays, the young students have utilized their time in learning additional subject and the parents cooperation in this ward has been splendid. M.K. Wadera, while briefing about the workshop, said that Indian Art Centre has been imparting training to promote Basohli paintings as well as prepare artists in this line. He said that thousands of students have been trained by Indian Art Culture during the last over 20 years of its operations and its students have occupied very respectable and high positions in different fields, which is indeed as matter of pride. Indian Art Centre Teacher Anju Bala conducted the proceedings of the closing ceremony while another Ritu Wadera presented vote of thanks.

Dr.Gagan Bhagat raises issue of Industrial Estate at R.S Pura in Assembly

13412912_1025048757576822_5804984803033645279_nDr.Gagan Bhagat M.L.A from R.S Pura while speaking in the Legislative Assembly at the ongoing Budget session at Srinagar, on the Demand for grants in the Industries and Commerce department. He strongly raised the issue of Unemployment in R.S Pura, and said that due to this the youths are going into the clutches of Drug Mafia and the day is not far when we will have a Punjab like situation. He said that there is abundant talent in R.S Pura, and the need of the hour is that to nurture that talent and convert it into self employment through Skill Development initiative of the P.M, and it will create an atmosphere of a secure future, and more and more you will follow the same.While speaking on the issue of Industrial Estate he strongly advocated and raised the voice of setting up of Industrial estate or Cyber city at the Miran Sahib in place where the Turpentine factory commonly known in the area as “Brozaa” factory and has abundant land to establish as Industrial Estate , which will directly help in tackling the problem pf unemployment and on the other hand will also boost the business in the locality, he also said that in doing so the youths and people from the four border constituencies of R.S Pura, Bishnah, Suchetgarh and Marh will be benefitted. He also advocated that in the Industrial estates at Gangyal, Badi Brahmna, and Samba job opportunities should be provided to the local youth, it is seen that the companies, and the business houses who set up their units in these estates prefer youths and the workers from outside the state, which is not in the favour of pour youth community, on this demand the concerned minister assured that the preference will be given to the local youths. Dr.Gagan also demanded hassle free loans for the youths to establish their own units, as of now they are facing very hardships to start their own enterprises, he appreciated the announcement of setting of two Entrepreuners Development Centres for Womens at Jammu and Srinagar respectively, as it will help the females to come forward and become self dependent. Lastly he demanded for promoting small scale industries in R.S Pura Constituency, earlier before the question hour Dr.Gagan along with MLA Sukhnandan Choudhary, MLA Shakti Parihar, MLA Jeewan Lal, MLA Ravinder Raina asked the government to clear its stand regarding the issue of “Aap Shambhu” temple at Jammu and the atmosphere after that,later the house unanimously appealed to maintain communal harmony and brotherhood among the residents of Jammu & Kashmir ,the people who are responsible for the act will not be spared at any cost, the Minister for Rural Development Department Law & Justice Abdul Haq Khan maintained.

Jasrotia calls on Shripad Naik

13445773_1025046554243709_8063475387681345023_nBJP state leader Bhanu Singh Jasrotia called on Union Minister for AYUSH Shripad Naik at New Delhi, While discussing the importance of Indian traditional means of curing diseases, he referred on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s statement regarding untouched Himalayan herbs for promoting Ayruvedic medicines to cure the needy patients on affordable rates. He stressed upon to grow medicinal and Aromatic plants in the state of J&K on higher reaches through formers to enhance their income. Bhanu Singh also appealed to the minister for growing lavender, lemon grass, rosemary, etc. Shripad Naik gave patient hearing and he promised that he will instruct to concern authority for boosting the rulers economic of the formers and industrialist to take up the task on large scale.

JDA MoU, Jatwal Grid station will change Jammu’s development face

13434714_1025045527577145_8720280168803561401_nMore feathers in coalition’s cap soon: Balbir Signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and dedication of Grid station at Jatwal to public besides inauguration of evacuation line in a single day by the State Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister on Tuesday, speaks volumes about the concern and commitment of PDP-BJP coalition government towards accelerating developmental works promoting tourism in Jammu province.BJP State Spokesperson Balbir Ram Rattan, termed the dedication of 400/220 KV Grid station to the public and inauguration of 220 KV evacuation line as most timely step and said that this will ensure more reliable power distribution infrastructure in Jammu region and provide corresponding respite to the public on power supply front. Initiative to develop Jammu Tawi on the pattern of Sabarmati river by signing and exchange of MoU between Jammu Development Authority and Sabarmati River Front Development Corporation of Ahmedabad for management consultancy for technical assistance, is the most imaginative and productive measure that will enhance image of Jammu in terms of province’s development and progress, added Balbir. He further said that it will provide attractive and eye-catching tourist facility, resulting in increase in influx of tourists, which will further create employment opportunities. He said that during the last one year of PDP-BJP coalition, a number of development projects have been taken in hand, which on completion will take the state of Jammu and Kashmir into an era of progress and prosperity. Balbir Ram Rattan said that dedication of Grid Station and signing MoU for River Tawi also reflects the commitment of the state government to treat all the three regions equitably, unlike previous governments of NC and Congress, which always gave preferential treatment to Kashmir in all matters and at all levels. The Congress ministers in successive governments did not bother themselves vis-a-vis problems and development of Jammu nor did they bother to ensure that it gets its due share in matters related to development. “BJP has always stood for ending discrimination with Jammu and now while sharing power with PDP, our party has been ensuring that its ministers do not surrender or compromise the interests of Jammu”, Balbir said and expressed hope that more projects will be started in Jammu province aimed at developing tourists spots and in giving boost to development and infrastructural related activities. This is just the beginning as may more such projects are on anvil, the BJP leader asserted, adding that these steps will be seen as feathers in the cap of PDP-BJP coalition government.

Jammu region deserves more funds: Prof. Virender

13445357_1024545410960490_747793200773140042_nBJP State Spokesperson Prof. Virender Gupta while referring the data appeared in a daily newspaper with regard to the tax collection from Jammu province and Kashmir province said that it is unreasonable that Jammu region that is contributing 75 per cent to the state exchequer is being discriminated in the allocation of development funds in all sectors vis-a-vis Kashmir Valley. The data reveals that in the year 2014 Jammu contributed 3592.15 crore of rupees (75.4%) as tax collection in the state exchequer out of total tax collected 4760.77 crore, whereas the contribution of the valley was merely 1168.62 which stands as (24.5%). Similarly, in the year 2015-16 the contribution of Jammu was 4126.89 crore i.e. 74.8% of the total amount of 5515.96 crore against merely 25.2% (Rs. 1389.07 crore) input in the state exchequer. In the last year of 2016-17 again put in Rs. 2690 (71.86%) and the Valley contribution was 1054.36 i.e. 28.14% in the state exchequer when the total amount deposited in this year was 3744.93 crore. Even in the matter of property tax collected Jammu province contribution stands far high vis-à-vis the Kashmir province. In 2015-16 the total amount gathered as property tax was Rs. 976.90 crore, out of which Jammu contributed Rs. 749.40 crore (76.7%) whereas, the amount paid by the Kashmir province was Rs. 227.41 crore, which is 23.3%. Again in 2016-17 the amount collected from the Kashmir province was merely Rs. 4.16 crore, i.e. 32.7% of the total Rs. 12.74 crore whereas the contribution from the Jammu province was Rs. 8.58 crore (67.3%). Prof. Virender Gupta further said that “it is true that in Jammu province contribution towards the state exchequer has also some component of Kashmir Valley that is collected at Lakhanpur but overall the Jammu province contribution lies at much higher level vis-a-vis the Valley” and added that there is no justification in discriminating Jammu in the allocation of funds when the Union government sanctions funds as per the state contribution to the central pool of taxes.

Various deputations meet Dy CM

13432169_1024544597627238_4998419625612997814_nDuring his sitting at Kachi Chawni office of BJP on Tuesday, over 40 deputations met Deputy Chief Minister Dr. Nirmal Singh and apprised him about the problems related to different departments of the state government. Even many people also conveyed their individual problems and sought his kind intervention into getting them solved. A deputation of Hotel Association apprised Dy. CM of their problem related to closure certificate as being demanded by Pollution Control Board. Tawi Andolan Association led by Chander Mohan Sharma urged upon the Deputy CM to issue directions for speeding up the work for beautification of Tawi River. Auto Rickshaw Drivers Union raised the issue of allowing them to ply with old meters. Rehri Wala Union expressed their unhappiness for being shifted to new places, where they are not in a position to earn livelihood. Dr. Nirmal Singh gave patient hearings to each deputation and assured that whatever has been brought into his notice will be taken up with the concerned departments and it will be ensured that every genuine problem is looked into seriously and solved as per the aspirations of the people. He further said that meeting of secretaries of different department may also be convened if it is needed. He said that those who could not meet him personally are advised to forward their representations to the personal section. Taking serious note of the complaint of over 50 students of Sanskrit Sansthan at Jammu that their institution is recognized by Union Ministry of HRD but the J&K state is not entertaining their degrees, the Dy. CM immediately rang the Commissioner Secretary and directed to immediately look into the matter and do the needful. Dr. Nirmal Singh said that the BJP has taken very people friendly initiative to facilitate direct interaction of general public with the ministers so that any one suffering on account of any problem can directly take up the matter with the minister. He said that although the assembly session is in progress and the ministers are busy with the assembly business but keeping in view the concerns of the people of Jammu, every minister is coming to Jammu for direct interaction with them so that no one is made to suffer. He said that the coalition government is also doing its best to mitigate the problems of the people and the administration at all levels has been geared up with directions to adopt people friendly approach while dealing with the public. The Dy CM was assisted by BJP State Secretary Sanjay Baru, BJP State Spokesperson Brig. Anil Gupta and Jammu District President Baldev Singh Billawaria .

MLA Rajesh Gupta inaugurated 3 water coolers on the eve of tamdeah

13419260_1024543200960711_6078158631861444269_nThe three water coolers were fixed at Hari Market near Vatika,Ashoka Market near Raghunath Bazaar and Residency Road near J&K SRTC office. The total cost of the three coolers is estimated at 3.50 lakhs. Leaders of the market associations were all praise for the develoental efforts of Rajesh Gupta. The members of the Lower Hari Market Association led by its President Rajesh Dewan,Rajesh Raina,Rajeev Gupta, Ravi Gupta,Gulshan Mahajan and Rajesh Gupta were present on the occasion. Veer Marg Traders Association members including Sanjay Jain,Ravinder Mittal,Sham and Atul welcomed the MLA on the occasion. Raghunath Bazaar Traders Association members Surinder Mahajan,Sardar Manmohan Singh,Jugal Mahajan,Baldev Khullar,K.K.Dhar,Varinder Puri,Gautam and Rain were also present on the occasion. Rajesh Gupta while speaking on the ocassion laid emphasis on the rapid development of his constituency. He said that we must take benefit of the landmark schemes launched by the government of Shri Narinder Bhai Modi. The BJP leaders who accompanied the MLA included Sunil Dogra,Kuldeep,Naveen Anand, Pradeep Sharma, Sanjay Mahey,Girdhari Lal,Adv.Vagesh Bharti,Raj Kumar Gupta,Surinder Anand, Anita Gupta, Vijay,Gobind Sareen,Kuldeep, Charanjeet, Balbir, Rajinder Gupta,Kartar,Chaman Lal,Ajesh Gupta, Hari Om, Rajesh Nischal and Amit.

Jugal tours Raipur Domana constituency during Vikas Parv

13412949_1024013874346977_1685537021606929758_nBJP Member of Parliament Jugal Kishore Sharma tours to Raipur Domana constituency during celebration of Vikas on being completion of two years by BJP central Govt. Inaugurated Bathing Ghats at Lower Gharota and at Tersa Talla in Pyt Amb in Raipur Domana constituency from MPLAD Scheme.Jugal paid visits at chabbel village purkhoo and paid tributes holy Gurudwara at Mishriwala. He addressed public rally in which he uncounted various centrally sponsored schemes launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during span of two years of formation of Govt. He further added that these schemes are meant for each and every citizen of India and everyone should avail the benefits of centrally sponsored Schemes. BJP State General Secretary Harinder Gupta also joined Jugal Kishore and put vote of thanks to the great deeds of Prime Minister. District President Jammu Rural Omi Khajuria with team, BDO Bhalwal Dr. Neha Sharma, Sarpach Gharota Narinder Singh, Shri Kerni and Mahant Annirudh, Ashok, Dev Raj and others were also present on the same occasion.

Several Developmental works inaugurated at R.S Pura by Dr.Gagan Bhagat

13423851_1023975331017498_3933127901903225267_nM.L.A R.S Pura Dr. Gagan Bhagat on Monday kick-started several developmental works in R.S Pura Constituency .At Village Banota black-topping work was started ,a function was organized at Basti Banota ,after the function Dr.Gagan Bhagat started the blacktopping near BSNL Exchange Gurdeep Vihar R.S Pura, .The Black Topping work of the said road was the longest pending demand of the locals ,the said road was an important connecting link between the R.S Pura and border ,it was n dilapidated condition for past several years, and the previous legislators did nothing except assurances. Dr.Gagan Bhagat while addressing the gathering said that , he will surely keep his poll promises ,the total length of the Macadamization of road stretch is about 2 Kilometers ,but was very vital , and in the rainy season it was virtually impossibly to pass through the village , on the demand of other roads of the area Dr.Bhagat said that he will try to get sanctioned thopse roads from the department and the concerned Minister in the coming days as this time the session is going at Srinagar .HJe further added that the developmental works which received a small brake , as the state was under the governor rule since January 9th to 4th April this year .The locals and the prominent persons thanked Dr.Gagan for his efforts , as the said developmental works has been ignored for the last several years, the issue was raised by the local residents of the Village Banota, few months ago with Dr.Gagan, when he was attending a workers meeting of the Bhartiya Janta Party ,and there he assured that he will complete the said work ,and now the work has been started within few months of his assurance this positive change is worth appreciating said Master Parasram, a prominent social worker of the area. While addressing the gathering at CHC R.S Pura , in an another function organized by the Health department, where Dr.Gagan provided Ambulance under the B.A.D.P fund ,while addressing the Doctors, and the paramedics M.L.A Dr.Gagan said that the Union Government under the leadership of Prime Minister Sh.Narender Modi is committed to provide all basic amenities to the people especially to the people of the rural area including Health,drinking water, road connectivity, electricity, better drainage system and education, and the Union government has been providing liberal funding which is separate from the Rs.80,000 Crores Special P.M Package to the State. Later on he also assured the gathering of Refugees at Railway Line Gagian, and with the West Pakistaan Refugees at Village Jindlehar, he assured them that the Union government will surely look into the their matter sympathetically and for the P{oJK Refugees he said soon they will get the money as assured them by out Union govt.. He sought cooperation from the people in implementing the development programs on ground level. Later on Dr.Gagan Bhagat also visited Village Salehar and inaugurated a Lane & Drain , which was constructed at an estimated cost of Rs. 8.00 Lakhs. Responding to demands and problems of the local residents , Dr.Bhagat assured them that all their issues would be addressed in a phased manner, and the issue on the top priority which was the construction of a Indoor Sports Hall at Village Level, so that the youths who are caught in the net of Drugs ,may be motivated, and this Indoor sports Hall at the village level will solve this purpose. He also assured the gathering that during the execution of works special emphasis will be laid on the quality of the work and while talking to the villagers he assured that replacement of wires and damaged poles under the Deen Dayal Upadhyay Grameen Jyoti Yojna will be soon taken up.The prominent persons who accompanied the Legislator included X.E.N(P.W.D) R.S Pura,BJP Distt.President Brijesh Rana,Mandal R.S Pura President Natharam, City President Inder Sudan ,BJP Youth President Akash Chopra,Chranjeet,Dr.P.P Singh,S.Onkar Singh Rajesh Babbu,& others .

Listen people voice, act unless it is too late: Prof. Virender

BJP State Spokesperson, Prof. Virender Gupta in a statement called upon the state government to honour the commitment given by Late Mufti Mohd. Sayeed and later on by the present Chief Minister, Mahbooba Mufti that equitable development of all the regions of the state shall be insured and the differences and the alienation existing between the people of Jammu region and those of Kashmir valley would be eliminated. “However, the facts of matter is that the people of Jammu region are still feeling neglected and discriminated against in the present regime”, he said. The main issues, he raised that are agitating the people are :- a) There is no effort being made in the matter of delimitation of Legislative constituencies.
b) The renovation work of Mubarak Mandi complex as Dogra Heritage is going with very slow pace and the rope way project linking Mubark Mandi with Mohmaya/Bahu Fort is in still in limbo. c) In the tourism sector, Jammu got merely 20-25 per cent funds allocation. Out of 13 tourist spots newly identified for development, only four belongs to Jammu region whereas a are in Kashmir province. d) Jammu district, which has 11 constituencies have been allotted 200 crore rupees whereas some of the district having one or two assembly constituencies have been provided almost the same amount for the development. This act is highly unjustified with no reasonable explanation. e) The tawi lake project which was scheduled to be completed in March 2016 has been further extended for further two years. f) No serious effort is being made about the diversion of four nallahs carrying the city garbage in the tawi river. g) Even in the matter of indoor stadium out of 12 indoor stadiums envisaged, only 3 are allocated to Jammu region and 9 to the Kashmir province (with 2 in Ladakh). This is creating great heart burning among the people of Jammu region. h) Discrimination is also being faced by the people of Jammu region in the matter of development of roads, infrastructure, irrigation, agriculture and horticulture sectors. Number of sanctioned projects, in particular pertaining to development tourism in Jammu region is moving with very slow pace. Prof. Virender cautioned the government and the people representatives that there is great resentment brewing among the people of Jammu province and therefore, immediate steps need to be taken for the redressal of the grievances of the people.

Munish kick starts tile work in Resham Ghar Colony

13407035_1023884467693251_3438812130375745192_nBJP former State General Secretary & Morchas Incharge Munish Sharma, kick started developmental activities in Resham Ghar Colony under the directions of the Jammu West MLA Sat Sharma (C.A.). The work for fixing of tiles was taken at the first stage on Monday alongwith BJP Talab Tillo Mandal President Jeet Angral and in presence of a large number of people of Ward No. 13. Munish Sharma, while speaking on the occasion, said that the present PDP-BJP coalition government has been working towards mitigating the sufferings of the people besides launching various welfare schemes and initiating developmental works. He said that the local MLA of the constituency has been very much concerned for extending the development related works to every nook and corner and Resham Ghar colony too has been getting due attention. Munish Sharma said that during the last one year work culture has been introduced, corruption wiped out and the people are provided good governance. He said that the BJP is also keeping vigil on the needs and problems of the people and its ministers are interacting with the public on daily basis. He asked the people not to get misled by the false and baseless propaganda unleashed by NC, Congress and JKNPP, who did nothing during their own governments and are now shedding crocodile tears for the people for the sake of the their political survivals.

BJP will train 15 lakh activists: Charak

13442124_1023883701026661_7583169741907965538_nThe State Unit of BJP has further geared up its training department, which has started to train party activists at different levels about the basic principles and ideology of the party besides teaching them to handle print, electronic and social media. The one day training workshop commenced with the recitation of Varg Geet. In this series, BJP activists presently holding the posts at district level as Incharges of Media, IT, District Training Incharges and Co-Incharges, who had been invited at one day workshop at Jammu, were briefed about the importance and managing these important means of communication. These training workshop/Varg are being organized under Pt. Deen Dayal Upadhayay Prakshikshan Mahaabhiyan. BJP Training Department State Incharge Rajeev Charak, while speaking on the motive of imparting training to party activists, said that by doing so the party plans to reach the people with complete information related to BJP ideology and achievements of Narendra Modi led government. The party at the national level has set a target of training 15 lakh activists across the country, who will be serving as bridge between the party and the people in their respective areas. He said that in Jammu and Kashmir 7,565 activists at Mandals level have been imparted training and the number at district level has been 2500 till date and 350 activists at state level have gone through this training. To complete this exercise, by June 30 district level Varg will be completed and by July 1st exercise at state level will be completed, which falls on the birth anniversary of Pt. Deen Dayal Upadhayay. The final exercise in this regard will be completed by August 10 at national level. BJP State Spokesperson Balbir Ram Rattan shared his experience of handling media related activities of the party, drafting press releases and communicating the same to the newspapers through e-mails etc. IT& Social Media Department Incharge Jaidev Rajwal spoke on modern and easily accessible means of social media to reach the people and make them aware of the programme and policies of the party. Training Cell State Members Ajay Pargal, Purshotam Sharma, Monika Khosla, Jagdev Singh, Dheeraj Singh, Prithvi Singh, Gajay Singh, Inderjeet Sharma, Hardesh Khokhar, Ayodhya Gupta, Capt. Som Raj, Premnath Dogra, Kailash Kumar, Jaideep Sambyal, Dr. Narinder Singh, Swami Raj were prominent from different districts who attended the workshop.

The Festival of Mela Kheer Bhawani is being celebrated allover jammu and Kashmir

13407060_1023859447695753_130697269801551744_nThe Festival of Mela Kheer Bhawani is being celebrated allover jammu and Kashmir by Pandits especially. In this regard BJP District President Aanantnag Mohd Rafiq Wani alongwith BJP Constituency President Bijbehara P.N. Pandita greet all the kashmiri pandits and wish them a happy Kheer Bhawani festival. Mohd Rafiq Wani accompanied by P.N. Pandita visited holy places Kheer Bhawani Astapan Logripora Mattan Pahalgam and Kheer Bhawani Khanbarn Devser (Qazigund ). In Logripora both the leaders met the Pandits and observed the facilties provided by the Government on this occasion. They shared their problems with the leaders. The main problem being faced by them was observed by the leaders Chanaling fencing of Astapan Logripora and the retaing walls of the area. The BJP District President Anantnag Mohd Rafiq Wani assured them that the work of the same will be taken in the hands by Government after 22nd of this month because of the Code of conduct in District Anantnag. After that the leaders visited Meela Kheer Bhawani Khanbarn Devser and met the Pandith Baradari there. The BJP District President Anantnag Mohd Rafiq Wani observed keenly the different types of facilities like Medical, Drinking Water, Livestock are available there .He found all these facilities are provided by the Govt very nicely on the occasion. At the end BJP District President Anantnag alongwith BJP Constituency President Bijbehara requested the District Administration Anantnag and Kulgam to keep each and every facility available to the Pandits on the occasion of Mela Kheer Bhawani.

Vikas Parav was Celebrated at Hiranagar mandal of kathua District

13418717_1023807854367579_1606621085959213393_nVikas Parav was Celebrated at Hiranagar mandal of kathua District under the leadership of District President Prem Nath Dogra,State Vice President & Prabhari Distt. Kathua Parmodh Kapahi was the chief guest. BJP State Treasurer & Seh Prabhari Arvind Gupta,BJP State Vice President Mahila Morcha Updesh Andotra,Distt President Mahila Morcha Indu Rekha, District General Secretary Renu Andotra, Mandal President Mohan Sharma and others dignitaries of Hiranagar and Gaghwal Mandal were also present.

Eidgah Constituency Srinagar Celebrates “Vikas Parv”

13418723_1023807557700942_3714944380277240850_nBharatiya Janata Party District Srinagar celebrates the completion of 2 years of Narendra Modi Led NDA Govt. at centre as well as state govt. as “Vikas Parv” (Development festival) at Eidgah constituency, Srinagar, Where the workers of Eidgah constituency assembled and aware general public about the various pro people work done and dozens of schemes launched by BJP two years of rule at centre and more than a year rule in the state. The function was presided by constituency president Eidgah Riyaz Ahmad Bhat protocol incharge Kashmir and District General secretary Srinagar Arif Raja was chief guest and District vice president Molvi Tariq was the Guest of honor. Arif Raja Speaking on the occasion and said that the soon after forming the govt. displayed the commitments take all along and work towards social and economic of liftment of the people across the country without any favour or discrimination on the basis of region or faith. Prime Minister has adopted the slogan of “ Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas” in true sense and the same is visible on the ground he said. District Vice president Srinagar Molvi Tariq released party’s pamphlet containing various welfare schemes launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi led NDA government at the centre. “The pamphlet has mentioned 52 such schemes, which have been launched by this government during the last two years for the welfare of youth, women, farmers, border people, weaker sections etc,” Molvi Tariq said. Other who were present in the function including Bilal Ahmad Constituency vice president, Basher Ahmad Constituency Gen. Secretary, Javid Ahmad Constituency Vice President.

Lal Singh inspects four laning construction works

13450245_1023803157701382_1393531261505849051_nMinister for Forest, Ecology and Environment, Choudhary Lal Singh, today inspected various National Highway four laning construction works in Banihal, Ramban and Batote. Principal Chief Conservator of Forest, A.K Singh, District Development Commissioner Ramban Mohammad Aijaz, Senior Superintendent of Police Randeep Kumar and HoDs of Forests and its allied wings accompanied the Minister. The Minister exhorted upon the officers to ensure that the scenic splendor and natural resources are taken care of while executing such projects. He also stressed upon them to avoid dumping of muck in forest land, water bodies and other areas that may disturb the eco-system. The Minister also convened a meeting at Batote to review the status of implementation of directions issued by him during his last visit to the area. Senior officers of district administration, Forest Department and representatives of construction agencies attended the meeting. The Minister expressed serious concern over lackadaisical attitude of officers in following his directions regarding proper dumping of muck and upkeep of natural resources. He asked the executing agencies to strictly adhere to the terms and conditions of the contract adding that no violation will be tolerated in this regard. The Minister directed the executing agencies to construct retaining walls on both sides of Nallas where construction work is going on so that no more damage is caused. He directed the DFO Ramban and Batote to launch a special plantation drive to cover open mountains and hills in their respective areas. Later, the Minister attended the annual Sarv Dharam Sant Sammelan during his Batote visit. The event was organised by Shree Shree 108 Swami Bhuvneshwari Devi in the memory of her Guru 1008 Swami Rameshvranand ji Maharaj. Lal Singh also addressed a gathering at the Sammelan and exhorted upon them the urgent need to preserve the environment, adding that the Government is making all possible efforts to develop every open space as green gold across the State. He said the department is contemplating to promote eco-tourism in the potential areas. Several deputations and individuals also met the Minister during his visit at Banihal and projected their issues seeking an early redressal to the same.

Former Minister and MLA Marh Ch Sukhnandan Kumar

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Inaugurating lanes at Nai Basti of Marh constituency, completed at a cost of Rs 20 lakh under BADP. He also inaugurated a small Community hall at the same village which was constructed at a cost of Rs 3 lakh under MPLAD. Others present on the occasion included Sarpanch Nai Basti Om Parkash, Sarpanch Sham Lal, Sarpanch Harjeet Singh and a large number of people of the area.

JUGAL TOURS RAIPUR DOMANA CONSTITUENCY DURING VIKAS PARV

13419075_1023801741034857_6539251662934307361_nJugal Kishore Sharma Member of Parliament tours to Raipur Domana constituency during celebration of Vikas Parav on being completion of two years by BJP Central Govt. Inaugurated Bathing Ghats at Lower Gharota and at Tersa Talla in Panchayat Amb in Raipur Domana Constituency from MPLAD Scheme.Jugal paid visits at chabbel village purkhoo and paid tributes at holy Gurudwara at Mishriwala.He addressed public rally in whichhe uncounted various centrally sponsored schemes launched by Hon'ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi ji during span of two years of formation of Govt..He further added that these schemes are meant for each and every citizen of India and everyone should avail the benefits of centrally sponsored Schemes. Harindar Gupta State General Sectretary BJP also joined Jugal and put vote of thanks to the great deeds of Hon'ble Prime Minister. District President Jammu Rural Omi Khajuria with team,BDO Bhalwal Dr Neha Sharma,Sarpach Gharota Narinder Singh,Shri Kerni and Mahant Annirudh,Ashok,Dev Raj and others were also present on the same occasion.

Jammu East MLA Rajesh Gupta inaugurate the count Fitness A New Fitness Club With Spa Like Services is Now Open

13442206_1023790807702617_2806415912543681568_nIn his address he said it's the only one type of gym which has imported and new technology machinery. and the coach here is well trained and asked the youths to join these type of activities and stay away from bad practices like drugs etc …Let Your Fitness Define You
Bringing revolution in the Fitness Industry, Count Fitness is an upcoming Brand In the Fitness Industry in Jammu. planning to open new Fitness Clubs with SPA like services in Tier I and II cities in 2017. "Count fitness" gym and spa Is coming up With a belief that a fit and a healthy body leads to a good quality life. Mr. Sukhjinder Singh said ,” He is on a mission to raise the level of fitness and wellness of people by uprooting their misconception regarding health exercises and fitness through dissemination of scientific research done in this field and creates a major additional change in their lifestyle”. Mr. Neeraj Sharma said that there are a few mantras of fitness ,”live life well” and “ believe , sweat & inspire “ which keeps one motivated and help him channel his thoughts in a positive way. SERVICES PROVIDED BY COUNT FITNESS GYM & SPA • Steam & Shower • Recumbent Techniques • Body building Machines • Power Yoga • Medicine Ball • Aerobics • Body Sculpting • Massage • Kettle Bell • Bhangra • Documentation • Treadmills • Cross Trainers • Cross Trainer • Group Classes • Upright Bikes • Body Analysis • Swiss Ball • Sauna • Shortcodes • Jacuzzi • Lockers • Traditional Yoga • Zumba and it's all the blessings of Smt. Satwant kour The prominent who accompanied the MLA included Puran Sharma, Pardhuman Singh, Rakesh ji, Bawa sharma, Ramesh Sharma, P C Gupta, Rajinder Gupta, Amit, Rajesh nischal. Praveen ghai and Arvind Sharma.

BJP Unit Udhampur organized a Janta Darbar at Garhi

13419153_1023768401038191_4696292717625020977_nThe meeting was governed under the leadership of Forest Minister Choudhary Lal Singh, BJP State General Secretary Pawan Khajuria and others. These problems were related to land compensation/final payment, electricity, water, ration in rural areas. He instructed to District Administation Udhampur to solve the problems of people with immediate effect. The Minister, while taking the narrated problems one by one, took them with the heads of the concerned departments and issued on the spot instructions to do the needful so that the people are not made to suffer. Sarpanch Om Prakash Sudan, Bodh Raj, Mohan lal, Som Raj, Asha Nand Khajuria, Chuni Lal, Sanjay kumar, Ajay kumar, Bishva Nath, Romal Singh, Vachas Pati, Bansi lal Gupta, Rajeev Gupta, Vikas, Amit , Raj Singh, Roop Chand were also present on the occasion.

Large number of people met Kohli, apprised about their problems

13450937_1023364664411898_7695008458228050121_nUnder BJP’s schedule of daily sitting of a minister at Jammu, a large number of people belonging to different areas of Jammu and adjoining towns, met Minister for Animal, Sheep Husbandry & Fisheries Abdul Ghani Kohli at Kachi Chawni Office, apprised him of their day to day problems and sought his intervention for solving the same. These problems were related to electricity, water, ration, setting up of veterinary hospitals in rural areas. The Minister, while taking the narrated problems one by one, took them with the heads of the concerned departments and issued on the spot instructions to do the needful so that the people are not made to suffer. As far opening of veterinary hospitals, Kohli assured that the matter will be raised by his ministry with the government. Abdul Ghani Kohli, while speaking on the occasion, said that as per the party decision, every minister is sitting at Kachi Chawni every day because it is easily accessible centrally located place, where people can reach without any hesitation or hindrance, who otherwise may be reluctant to go to the residences or offices of the ministers. Kohli said that the party is very concerned towards the problems of the people as well as their welfare and the coalition government too is working round the clock to ensure that the people are provided required basic amenities for which every department has been directed to adopt people friendly approach, listen to them and immediately take effective measures to mitigate the sufferings of the public. He also appealed the people of Jammu not to get misled by the false and baseless propaganda unleashed by opposition parties and some elements, who can not digest the fact that PDP-BJP coalition government has wiped out corruption and there is good governance in the state. Speaking on the departments under him, Kohli said that many schemes, even centrally sponsored Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojna are being given practical shape. Every effort is being made to increase the production of eggs for which some hatcheries are also going to be set up and it will also give employment to youth. For fisheries enhancement also, some steps are being taken that too by ways of hatcheries. The minister was assisted by party State Spokespersons-Prof. Virender Gupta and Balbir Ram Rattan and IT & Social Media Department State Incharge Jaidev Rajwal.

Kavinder undertakes extensive tour of Gandhi Nagar, inaugurates various developmental works

13434876_1023363654411999_3542703621338397720_n (1)Speaker J&K Assembly and MLA, Gandhi Nagar, Kavinder Gupta today undertook extensive tour of various areas of Gandhi Nagar Constituency and reviewed the progress of ongoing works. He was accompanied by the officers of the PWD(R&B), Rural Development Department (RDD), PHE, PDD, Irrigation and Flood Control (I&FC), Revenue, forest department and local social activist. The Speaker inaugurated upgraded transformers at Sector 6, 9 & 11 of Nanak Nagar, Dharap Kothey and Bhour Camp. He also inaugurated the construction work for lane and drain at Channi Himmat, Trikuta Nagar, Shankar Nagar and Gorkha Nagar. Locals appreciated the efforts put in by the Speaker for redressing their problems in a time bound manner; they also expressed their gratitude for upgrading the transformers which will give them a respite from the frequent power breakdowns. The Speaker held various public darbars and listened to the grievances of the people; where they projected some demands which include stadium at Gadhigarh, Bus service in Preet Nagar, Jeevan Nagar upto Maraliyan, Library for civil services and other competitive exam aspirants and also came forward with some suggestions pertaining to development of the area. While interacting with the people, the speaker said maximum of their demands have already been taken up with the concerned departments and the transport facility will be provided to each and every corner of this constituency; the construction of stadium at Gadhigarh have been taken with the union minister for sports & youth services and the same will come up very soon here, providing a better platform for the youth to explore its caliber, he added. Stating that the state government is committed to give every possible service to the masses, he said that it will be seen that no area of not only his constituency but the whole state is left behind in terms of development. Making a appeal to the locals and the party activists in particular, he said that it is also their responsibility to propagate the achievements of the state as well as centre government and also to aware the masses about various welfare schemes launched by the government so that maximum benefit can be availed by needy person.

BJP KISSAN MORCHA CELEBRATE VIKAS PARV AT NUD (SAMBA)

13428400_1022737184474646_5236896323627500094_n (1)BJP Kissan Morcha celebrates Vikas Parv on completion of successful 2 years of Hon'ble PM Shri Narendra Modi ji at Nud (Samba) On this occasion BJP Kissan Morcha state president Rajinder singh chib and gen secretary sunil dutt (raka) congratulates all the active working member of BJP and appeals to work for the welfare of people of their state. They also educate the people of the town with the new schemes launched by our honourable PM for the welfare of Kissan like Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana, crop insurance scheme (fasal bima), Kissan smart card etc. Asserting that the government's first aim was to win the trust of the farmers, by integrating new technology in the agriculture sector for the farmers' welfare. Kissan Morcha president repeats the words of hon'ble Prime Minister Modi as he said, "The age old wisdom and technology must meet. When we talk about technology and a digital India, we see the welfare of the farmers at the core. Our start up India movement is not restricted to IT. There is scope for this in agriculture sector also." On this occasion various other dignitaries were present sahil seth, chunni lal, Ch Nazir husain gujjar , vicky mehra(lali) etc. who take pledge to make the efforts and schemes of PM to every door step so that common people get joined with this schemes and get benefited.

Ajatshatru inspects KheerBhawani Mela arrangements

13442230_1022726001142431_4794170603489916272_nSTP plant to be made fully functional soon Senior BJP leader and Member Legislative Council, M K Ajatshatru Singh today visited Kheer bhawani Temple Tulla Mulla to take stock of the arrangements for the Kheerbhawani Mela that is expected to have thousands of devotees tomorrow. Ajatshatru Singh is also the Trustee of Shri Dharmarth Trust, Jammu & Kashmir that owns and manages this important shrine along with hundreds of temples across the state. Ajatshatru Singh visited the shrine to look into last minute details of the elaborate arrangements made by the government departments, socio-religious organizations, political parties, and the Dharmarth Trust to make the annual Mela a grand success. Accompanied by his wife kunwarani Ritu Singh, Ajatshatru Singh offered prayers at the shrine and interacted with the large number of devotees present there. He visited various stalls and langars organized by different organizations and individuals. He lauded the efforts of all the government departments, local residents of the area, and 5 Rashtriya Rifles for looking after the devotees with love and warmth. He also met local BJP leaders and workers who were involved in looking after the devotees and ensuring smooth conduct of the Mela. While interacting with various community representatives he assured them of best possible facilities for the devotees. He expressed anguish over non-functioning of the STP plant at the site thus resulting in inconvenience to the devotees. He assured the devotees that he will take up the matter with the concerned department and ensure that the STP plant is made fully functional at the earliest. He also wished that under the coalition government the atmosphere of distrust, fear, and uncertainty will be replaced by much happier times so that those migrated from the valley are welcomed back with full dignity and honour.

Yatra to Kheer Bawani flagged off

13450704_1022703841144647_7950272174249947989_nChand Ji Bhat President BJP Displaced District along with his team participated the occasion when Divisional Commissioner and DC relief organization waived off 80 buses from Nagrota in which thousands of yatris went to Kashmir to have darshan of Mata Kheer Bawani, Tripursundri Devsar, Manzgam, tikkar and holy dip at shadipura Ghandarbal. Chand Ji Bhat president ensured arrangement of buses till left over yatris boarded the bus and went for their destination. President paid gratitude to state administration & Relief and Rehabililation authorities for their smooth Co-operation.

VIKAS PARAV programme organised at Panchyat Kolwalta of Purmandal Mandal falling in District Samba

13413638_1022702184478146_1892283782295654604_nVirender Jeet Singh BJP All Cells State Incharge spoke on the occasion. He highlighted BJP achievements under Centre & State Government sponsored schemes and stressed on Karyakartas to motivate the people and go door to door to implement these schemes. Mandal President and Mandal Prabhari also spoken on the occasion.

Jammu east MLA Rajesh Gupta raised the issue of custodian property holders

13394211_1022696857812012_3775747503675662509_nWhile speaking in the house on grants of revenue department Rajesh Gupta asked the house to support the cause of the Evacuee Property Tenants. Rajesh Gupta while speaking in the assembly said that the evacuee property holders are living in horrible conditions for the last 68 years. He further said that if these properties are maintained in habitable condition it is only due to the contribution of these people whose fourth generation is now living in these properties. Rajesh Gupta while speaking in the assembly said that even our heritage buildings have turned into ruins as there is no one to take care of these buildings but the custodian properties are in good condition due to these tenants. Rajesh Gupta said that the tenants of custodian department have to approach the concerned offices for seeking permission to undertake repair and maintenance and they get very poor response. MLA thanked ex-minister Javed Mustafa Mir for ordering that any tenant who gives rupee 1 as rent the Deptt.is liable to provide him maintenance. He also said that those of the tenants who construct two rooms, kitchen and bathroom from their own pocket the Deptt. charges them a premium of 15% which is a wrong practice. Rajesh Gupta demanded that ownership rights be given to evacuee property tenants or as an alternative give them a lease of 40 years as these people have suffered all along due to an uncertain future.

Bhanu Singh Jasrotia, State BJP Leader, met with Kishan Pal Gujjar, Union MoS, Social Justice & Empowerment, at New Delhi

13413703_1022692577812440_8601608070261970481_nBhanu Singh Jasrotia, State BJP Leader, met with Kishan Pal Gujjar, Union MoS, Social Justice & Empowerment, at New Delhi and discussed in brief issues related to economic upliftment of the poor people for improvement in their living conditions. He urged upon the MoS to launch some special schemes for the people belonging to down troddens and those belonging to Below Poverty Line category. He told the minister that aged people, who do not have any independent source of income for survival, are not being looked after and cared by the families and as a result they are left with no option but to move to Old Age Homes. These old aged people need proper care and hence it is the urgent need that various schemes launched by the union government are extended to the needy people and the concerned departments are also directed to ensure that the schemes reach to each and every nook and corner. He made a fervent appeal to the MoS to adopt a human approach towards these people. Kishan Pal Gujjar appreciated the concern and pain displayed by Bhanu Singh and expressed hope that today’s youth get inspiration from him and devote their time towards some social work like helping the old aged people in whatever possible way to make them feel that atleast some one is there to think about them. The MoS also assured that he will pay attention towards implementing of all schemes in leter and spirit and that the needy ones are not deprived of such schemes.

Pammy meets cooperative minister

Lotus Logo copyBJP Co-operative Cell State Convenor H.S. Pammy tour the various district of Kashmir valley along with Kashmir Minority Cell Convenor Dr. Rafi Ahmed to gear of the State and Central government of Cooperative sector previous government did nothings in the section. People hoped from present coalition PDP-BJP government. It is foremost daily to gear the people for this movement. Notwithstanding the fact cooperative movement is vast sector under which particularly the youths of the state involves in this movement in start their micro and macro level business to improve their standard of living and per capita income of state must be increase. With starling their business they also generate employment opportunities for their other youth also. In this regard Pammy also meet cooperative minister Tsering Dorjey at Srinagar in his office and also discuss various matters regarding cooperative sector. Minister give assurance from his office for full support for gear the people regarding cooperative movement. Pammy a knowledge the minister a sent awareness programme. Pammy say in coming days cooperative cell going to organize workshop at District level to aware the people about cooperative schemes. Pammy also nominate Firdose Ahmed Bhatt, Distt. Convenor for Baramulla district and Naseer Lone for Bandipora district rest of district well be cover coming few days.

प्रदेश महामंत्री श्री पवन खजुरिया जी ने बलि गाँव का दौरा किया

13346642_1022588637822834_5578645927141709716_nउधमपुर भाजपा प्रदेश महामंत्री श्री पवन खजुरिया जी ने बलि गाँव का दौरा किया।उनके साथ भाजपा क्रिमची वलि मंडल के प्रधान वीर सिंह सैंकड़ो कार्यकर्ताओं के साथ मौजूद थे।उन्होंने पवन खजुरिया जी को समस्याओं का एक ज्ञापन भी सौंपा।वीर सिंह ने वताया की बनी गांव की सड़क की हालात दिन प्रतिदिन खराब होती जा रही है व् यहाँ सड़क कम और गड्ढे ज्यादा है।लोगों को यातायात व्यवस्था ठीक न होने की वजह से कई किलोमीटर पैदल चलना पड़ता है।बच्चों को स्कूल जाने में भी दिक्कतों का सामना करना पड़ता है।अगर कोई वीमार हो जाएं तो मरीज को हस्पताल तक पहुचाना काफी मुश्किल हो जाता है मुलभुत सेवाएं जैसे बिजली पानी की भी काफी कमी है।इस पर पवन खजुरिया जी ने कहा कि बह सम्बन्धित विभाग के अधिकारियो से मिल कर समस्याओं का समाधान करवाएंगे।उन्होंने लोगों से केंद्र और राज्य सरकार द्वारा चलाई जा रही योजनाओं का ज्यादा से ज्यादा लाभ लेने को कहा।इस मौके पर ज़िला अद्य्क्षय राकेश गुप्ता,विकास कोंग्रा, अमित,सुभाष,अविनाश,करनैल सिंह,मोहमद शफी,लाल दीन, चतर राम,शोंकु,दीनानाथ,रशपाल सिंह,मुलखराज और भारती शर्मा उपस्थित थे।

Bali Bhagat interacts with public, announces free medicines in government hospitals

13432305_1022561664492198_3214436990383435367_nMinister for Health and Medical Education Bali Bhagat held a public interaction session at Bharatiya Janata Party office at Kachi Chawni, Jammu and gave a patient hearing to their grievances, difficulties and suggestions. More than 200 people from different areas in and around Jammu interacted with the Minister. A large number of women also interacted with the Minister and apprised him of health care problems being faced in different parts of the city. Minister gave on the spot instructions to the satisfaction of the people. One lady complained to the minister that about a couple of days back she was taken to a city hospital for treatment after meeting with an accident. However, she was asked by the doctor to get the X-ray done from the civil market while the hospital had three functional machines. Later she was also asked to purchase the material needed for plastering her fractured hand. Minister took a very serious note of it and ordered Director Health Services to institute an enquiry and give him a detailed report so that the defaulter doctor can be taken to task. He informed the public that w.e.f 01 July this year free medicines will be provided at all district hospitals and below. He also informed that all medical employees who have been posted at a particular place only continuously for unduly long periods are being posted out immediately. The minister also listened to problems related to non-availability of doctors in some hospitals. Bali Bhagat said that action is in hand to post specialist doctors as per authorization to all hospitals especially those in remote areas. The minister was also apprised about difficulties being faced in the newly established Oncology Department. He instructed Principal GMC to ensure that all cancer patients are provided free medicines with immediate effect. He mentioned that government has recently sanctioned Rs. One crore for the purpose. Two large deputations from the constituency of the minister had also come to interact with the minister. Apart from these a delegation of volunteers also met the minister in connection with the celebration of International Blood Donation Day on 14th June and International Yoga Day on 21st June. Minister assured them of full cooperation from his ministry.

Opposing Abhinavgupt Yatra is most unfortunate: Harinder

13434932_1022095297872168_3658839101897023399_nBJP State General Secretary Harinder Gupta, while reacting to the statements of some elements in the valley for opposing / showing their reservations on Abhinavgupt Yatra, termed it most unfortunate and said that such elements should not poke their nose in each and every matter just to remain in public. He said that the Kashmiri people irrespective of their religion, caste and creed are proud of their heritage and culture whose existence nourished in the valley thousand years back but few elements are working to create confusions. Harinder Gupta said that the Yatra is not going to disturb the peaceful environment in the state anyway as it is meant to reaffirm the faith and belief in the multifaceted cultural and religious philosophical history of Kashmir valley. It is an attempt to focus and reiterate the composite culture of the valley. The opposition voiced by Sayed Ali Shah Geelani and others to the yatra betrays the lack of faith in Kashmiriyat as well as thousands of years old intellectual and cultural developments. This reaffirmation in the composite Kashmiriyat by undertaking the Yatra named after the most illustrious son of the soil, who was a philosopher, mystic, aesthetician, poet and polymathic personality, who influenced not only Kashmir valley but the Indian intellectual and cultural thought processes as well, will spread the message of brotherhood and respect for other faiths. Harinder Gupta said that the yatra is being undertaken not to undermine the Muslim majority character of the valley but to highlight the glorious cultural and intellectual movement of the valley and which has been internationally recognized. The opposition being voiced against the Yatra is indicative of narrow and biased mindset of certain elements in the valley.

People express gratitude to Dr. Jitendra Singh

13417409_1022095041205527_1351073660474721951_nDhar Gadhian will be most developed village : Pawan BJP State General Secretary Pawan Khajuria, while addressing a gathering of the inhabitants of Dhar Gadhian, said that their village has been adopted by the Union MoS & the local MP Dr. Jitendra Singh during the current year. Congratulating these people of Dhar Gadhian, falling in Panchayat Pakhlai of Udhampur assembly constituency, Pawan Khajuria said that Narendra Modi led government at the Centre has directed every MP to adopt at least one village every year in their respective constituencies, to be developed on the modern pattern. He said that Dr. Jitendra Singh, being the Member of Parliament from Udhampur-Doda-Kathua constituency, opted to adopt Dhar Gadhian and has expressed his deep concern towards making this most backward and underdeveloped village as most developed one. Pawan Khajuria said that Dhar Gadhian has hundred percent population of the Schedule Tribes, who are poor and do not have access to even basic amenities and source of earning for survival. He said that with the adoption of this village, the people should now feel happy that their days of poverty and sorrows will be over soon and each family in the village will enjoy all the facilities which are available to the model villages. Khajuria, while discussing the modalities of initial task for undertaking the mega project of development, appealed the local people to cooperate the concerned agencies so that the work is completed in time and they enter a new era of development and prosperity. The local people asked Pawan Khajuria to convey their heartfelt thanks to Dr. Jitendra Singh for taking keen interest towards developing their village. Rakesh Gupta, Vikas Kongra, Jagdish Raj, Mohan Lal Drahi, Shamsher Singh, Hans Raj, Ludhermani, Baldev Singh, Mohar Singh, Roop Chand, Nand Lal, Sadhu Ram, Subash Atri, Chaman Lal and others accompanied Pawan Khajuria during his visit to the village.

BJP ministers to meet public daily

13344497_1022094647872233_6847756540702642822_nAll the ministers of BJP have been directed by the party to be available at Kachi Chawni Office, Jammu, for maximum time to meet the public and address their grievances. According to BJP State General Secretary Dr. Narinder Singh, although assembly session is in progress and the ministers in particular may be busy with assembly business at summer capital but keeping in view the hardships being faced by Jammuites in these summers, every minister of the party has been asked to spare time for meeting the people at Jammu so that their problems are listened and immediate instructions passed for the solution of the same. Dr. Narinder Singh said that the schedule for the month of June has been prepared and conveyed to every minister, which is being followed from today when Health Minister Bali Bhagat met the people and will also be available on June 11. According to the party’s schedule, Sheep & Animal Husbandry Minister Abdul Ghani Kohli will be in Jammu to meet public on June 12. Deputy Chief Minister Dr. Nirmal Singh will be available at party office on June 14. On June 15 and 16, MoS Education Smt. Priya Sethi will listen to the grievances of the public. PHE, Irrigation & Flood Control Minister Sham Choudhary will be attending the public on 17 and 18 June. Industries & Commerce Minister Chander Prakash Ganga will meet the public June 19 and June 20. Ch. Lal Singh, Forest Minister, will be sitting at party office on June 21 & 22 June. MoS Transport Sunil Sharma will be available on 24th & 25th June. Similarly, MoS Finance Ajay Nanda will meet public on June 26. Cooperative Minister Tsering Dorjey will be available on June 27 & 28. PHE Minister Sham Choudhary will again be available on June 29 and 30. Dr. Narinder Singh said that barring two or three days, almost a minister will be sitting at Jammu everyday for the convenience of the public.

MLA Rajesh Gupta asked the government regarding the construction of two AIIMS in Jammu and Kashmir

13307260_1015342021880829_2417281353796355732_nIn the state assembly MLA Rajesh Gupta asked the government regarding the present status of the identification of land and construction of two AIIMS infrastructure in Jammu and Kashmir provinces of the state. Rajesh Gupta also asked the government regarding the funds alloted and released by the Govt.Of India in this regard.Rajesh Gupta also asked the government the date when the construction work on the institutions will be started and completed.In reply to the question no 619 of Shri Rajesh Gupta the Minister incharge Health and Medical Education Department replied that the land has been identified at Samba in Jammu division and at Awantipora in Kashmir division for the establishment of two AIIMS.The Minister in charge further said that the projects are to be executed by govt of India and the necessary details in this regard are to be intimated by the Govt Of India.Minister further said that funds amounting to rupees 2000 crores each (Total rupees 4000 crores )has been earmarked under PMs package for setting up of two AIIMS one each at Kashmir and Jammu.The minister further said that the projects are to be executed by the Govt Of India and necessary details in this regard are to be intimated by the Govt Of India.Rajesh Gupta while responding to the minister asked as to how the government will address the chronic shortage of doctors in these institutions like AIIMS and five other medical colleges that are going to be constructed in the future. Rajesh Gupta said that there is already shortage of doctors and teaching faculty in Super Specialty Hospital Jammu and in the Medical Colleges at Jammu and also at Srinagar.

Decentralization of power needed for the overall development: Prof. Virender

Prof.-Virender-GuptaBJP State Spokesperson Prof. Virender Gupta, advocated for the creation of district councils pleaded for decentralization of political, administrative and financial powers among the district council so created. He said that this step is essential for the equitable development of all the districts. The respective MLAs, representatives of local bodies shall have their reasonable say in the management of the districts and the administration shall reach up to the grass root level with the participation of the people at the local level. The districts located in the hilly terrain of the state shall be mostly benefited. The hilly areas of Kishtwar Ramban, Reasi, Rajouri and Poonch districts are most neglected parts of the state. There is lack of communication and other facilities, including education, medical, administrative infrastructure in the far flung areas of these districts in particular, and others too. Prof. Virender said that the District Councils shall go in a long way to develop communication network, tourist spots and other essential infrastructure, urgently needed by the people of the area. “The projects initiated by the PM Narendra Modi at Centre and those by the State government shall be speedly implemented and the state as a whole shall reach its heights in development and progress, if the district councils are constituted”, Prof. Virender said and added that decentralization of power should be extended up to the block and village level in order to involve the people at the micro state.He also suggested that separate allocation of funds be made to each district and also to each region. He also mooted the idea that State Financial Commission which should have due representation from each province needs to be revive.

Lal Singh for enhanced monitoring in forest areas

Lotus Logo copyMinister for Forests, Ecology and Environment, Choudhary Lal Singh today said that Government has prepared a detailed project report for demarcation and fencing of forest land across the State to ensure protection of forests. The Minister said this while addressing the gathering after inspecting Forest Nursery at Nomain village in Katra. Taking serious note of the recent incidents of forest fire in Trikuta hills of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi, Choudhary Lal Singh asked the concerned officers to take adequate measures to combat forest fire. Divisional Forest Officers have been directed for regular patrolling of forests in their respective areas to identify mischievous elements so that action can be taken against them under the Forest Protection Act. He directed the officers to plant saplings on open chunk of forest land and along Domail Katra road. He said that protection of forests and wildlife should be priority of the department and concerted efforts should be made to save this green treasure . Principal Secretary to Forests Rakesh Kumar Gupta, Prinicipal Chief Conservator of Forests AK Singh besides Divisional Forest Officers of Forests and its allied departments of Reasi and Udhampur districts accompanied the Minister.

Today Jammu East Mahila Morcha announces its team of convenors and co-convenors. The team is follows:

Lotus Logo copyward no.1 Anuradha sharma convenor& sunita wazir co convenor Ward no.2.anju dogra convenor, suman kapoor co.convenor Ward no.3 Anita convenor, disha co convenor Ward no.4 sunita convenor, mamta anand co.convenor Ward no.5 geetu gupta convenor, santosh co.convenor Ward no.6 sudesh kanotra convenor, rekha sharma co.convenor Ward no. 10Devi convenor, shanti co.convenor Ward no.07 neelma convenor, parul co.convenor Ward no.11 usha sharma convenor, neelam co.convenor Ward no.15 Rimple gupta convenor, Ranju co.convenor Ward no.19 Rekha devi convenor, Rajinder kour ..co.convenor Smt.vanita arora nominated as mandal president east and anita gupta & pooja as gen secy east.with the consent of state president mahila morcha Purnima sharma& distt president rekha mahajan.

Koul reaches Drass, address party activists meeting

Lotus Logo copyOn the last leg of his extensive tour of Ladakh region, BJP State General Secretary (organisation) Ashok Koul, addressed a meeting of party activists at Drass Mandal of Kargil District, along with State Working Committee Member Nazir Ahmed and Mandal President Bilal Ahmed. This meeting was organized under party’s ongoing nationwide “Vikas Parv” programmes. The meeting was also briefed about the political activities and organizational set up in Drass. Ashok Koul appreciated the office bearers and party activists for their commitment towards the responsibilities showered on them and the efforts being made by them even in harsh weather conditions to continuously remain in touch with the public and serve as a bridge between the party and the masses. He said that the party leadership is aware of the problems faced by the people of Drass and same is being conveyed to the government for their redressal. Ashok Koul, while highlighting the programmes and policies of the Narendra Modi –led NDA government at the centre, said that the entire world is today applauding the leadership of Modi, who has not only earned honour for the country among world community but also started a new era of development coupled with numerous welfare schemes launched across the country. “Today a female child is not considered as a burden and is not murdered in the womb”, Koul said and added that this change in the mindset of the poor families in particular has developed due the welfare schemes launched for the social and economic empowerment of the women. He said that the farmers, youth, border people, remote and far flung areas, have been given priority in matters related to road connectivity, providing better healthcare and education facilities besides commitment to extend electricity to every remote village by 2018. He also spoke on the people friendly works done by the state’s PDP-BJP coalition government. He asked the party activists to get themselves acquainted with the achievements of Modi government and educate the public in their respective areas about them so that the needy and deserving people can avail the benefits.

Govt devoted to work for each & every section of society: Rekha Mahajan

13419271_1021645704583794_5981288216577398152_nHighlighting the performance of the Narendra Modi government in the past two years, BJP Mahila Morcha Jammu District President Rekha Mahajan today said the government is moving on the right track with its pro people policies and programmes."This government is committed to work for each and every section of society and is working day and night for the uplift of poor farmers, downtrodden, dalits, backwards, women and common people," She said while addressing party workers in an awareness programme organized as part of the celebrations of Vikas Purv at Nai Basti today. She exhorted party activists to make aware all about Narendra Modi government’s schemes. She asked party workers to take the welfare schemes of the Modi government such as Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, and Beti Bachao Beti Padhao to each doorstep. PMSBY is a renewable one-year accidental death-cum-disability insurance scheme of `2 lakh for partial or permanent disability to all savings bank account holders in the age group of 18-70 years for a premium of `12 per annum per subscriber, she added. PMJJBY offers a renewable one-year life cover of `2 lakh to all savings account holders in the age group of 18-50 years covering death due to any reason for a premium of `330 per annum per subscriber. Speaking on the occasion, she said that this scheme is yet another step by PM aimed to working for the upliftment of the society, especially the poor and the needy. Expressing confidence and hope she maintained that such types of initiatives will definitely improve prospect of livelihood of the people of our country. She appealed the gathering to take benefits of other schemes like Jan Dhan Yojna, Atal Bima Yojna, Atal Pension Yojna and Beti Bachao Beti Padao which have been proved beneficial for people across the nation. BJP is committed on its words of ” Sabka Sath Sabka Vikas as this is in continuation with Government’s commitment of providing security covers in the event of any unforeseen circumstance and is one of the women oriented schemes launched by the Prime Minister. The programme was based on various flagship programmes of Government of India with a view to aware the masses in general and the young generation in particular about benefits and salient features of various centrally sponsored schemes.

MLC Ramesh Arora raised a Question regarding providing one more MRI Machine in JMC

13407226_1021474957934202_7764611488125511057_nMLC Ramesh Arora raised a Question regarding providing one more MRI Machine in JMC (Jammu Medical Collage) and also point was raised that Renal Transplantation equipment are not available in the department and further it was asked that new endoscopic machine be provided in response to above Government said that new endoscopic machine worth 90 Lakh was provided on 19-2-2016but in reply to MRI machine MR. Arora raised supplementary question and asked MOS Health that reply is improper as you have said that we will review the requirement and further Mr. Arora said that Renal Transplantation Equipment are not provided in the hospital in spite of department exist in the hospital and the reply amounts to an eye wash only. After zero hour call attention motion of Ramesh Arora was taken up for reply in which Mr. Arora has raised the point of bad condition of Tulip Garden at Bhour Camp Jammu for which 583 Kanal land was acquired and further about the pity condition of Hari Singh Park inaugurated by Ghulan Nabi Azad then Chief Minister . Mr Arora welcomed the steps taken regarding Tulip Garden at Bhour Camp Jammu but said regarding second part instead of replying Hari Singh Park Government has replied about Zanana Park which is unfortunate as Zanana Park exist since long. Mr. Arora also raised point of information regarding matter of urgent public importance and said that he has received information from Morning walker association that all three ponds ment for wild animals and birds are totally dry at Ram Nagar Wild Life Sanctuary Manda Jammu. Association of Morning Walker approached PHE Department X-En for supply of water as monkey and birds are dying for want of water but all in vain. Mr. Arora has moved a motion signed by two more members asking the Government to have half an hour discussion over improper replies filed in the house and it is matter of concern of all members.

VK Sethi shares achievements of Modi govt.

13406794_1021474247934273_4719041781926381714_nBJP Senior Citizens Cell State Convenor V.K. Sethi, during his touring of Rampura, Nai Basti areas of Gandhi Nagar Assembly Constituency, interacted with a large number of party activists as well as general public. He also distributed pamphlets containing the details of various welfare schemes launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. V.K. Sethi, while briefing about the path breaking and innovative schemes launched by Narendra Modi government, said that in a short period of just two years, 52 schemes have been initiated by the union government for the social and economic upliftment of the women, youth, farmers, weaker sections, senior citizens etc. He said that the Prime Minister Narendra Modi is of the belief that a nation cannot progress and prosper if its villages remain undeveloped and lack access to better means of communication and travel. “The Modi government has laid stress on the development of villages and it is in this regard that various projects have been taken into hand with a sole motive of bridging the gap between rural and Urban areas by providing better infrastructure”, Sethi said and added that PM has set a target of taking electricity to every village by the year 2018. Not only this, the NDA government has launched PM Fasal Beema Yojana, which will go a long way in ensuring security and the poor farmers will not have to commit suicide in case of loss of crops due to natural calamity Sethi further said that Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana, has been launched by the Modi government, which aims to provide 24x7 power supply to all homes in rural India and it need to be highlighted. Prominent among those interacted with V.K. Sethi included Ravinder Gupta, Kishore Bhagat, Suresh Sharma, Rajinder Sharma, Kulvinder Singh, Baldev Raj and Manty Choudhary.

BJP doesn’t need advice from Congressmen: Brig Gupta

13427940_1021472977934400_5031687348597203722_nReacting sharply to the unsolicited advice given by a senior Congress leader while addressing a public meeting at Akhnoor, Brig Anil Gupta, State Spokesperson of Bharatiya Janata Party retorted, “There is no need to give advice to our legislators. At least they are committed to their people and have the moral courage to question even the government when the interest of a common man is affected. These self-styled advisors need to tell the public as to what they did for the cause of Jammu when in power other than surrendering meekly in order to enjoy the benefits of power? It is due to the policies of successive Congress and NC governments that the people of Jammu are feeling discriminated and are suffering for basic amenities. Regional discrimination is a gift of Congress and NC governments. The disparity is to such an extent that there is hardly any representation of the people belonging to the other two regions of the state in the civil secretariat as well as in other departments”. BJP-PDP coalition government is committed to end the regional discrimination and ensure holistic and inclusive development of all the three regions, said Brig Gupta. Brig Anil Gupta also objected to the statement of the Congress leader that BJP made false promises to the people and has failed them. Refuting the allegation, Brig Gupta said that BJP, unlike Congress, does not believe in divide and rule instead believes in inclusive politics. We have not joined the government merely for sake of power but for nation building. People have given us mandate for six years and we will deliver on our promises. As far as the border residents are concerned, the opposition is misleading them. A sum of Rs. 15.50 crore has been released by the centre for farmers whose land falls within the border fencing. The money is being distributed to the affected farmers. The decision to construct community bunkers in the rear instead of 5 marla plots has been taken in national interest since the security forces feared thinning out from the border belt. All other demands of the border residents are in the pipeline and being addressed, said Brig Gupta.Taking a dig at the narrow-mindedness of the opposition leaders who are questioning the BJP for supporting Ms Mehbooba Mufti in the Anantnag bye-election, Brig Gupta said that it is a normal courtesy extended to the head of our coalition government.

A Bhandara was organised in Moti Bazaar Gurdwara on the ocassion of Shahidi Diwas of Guru Arjun Dev Ji Mahraj

13413172_1021407607940937_3588817081180868466_nSenior BJP leader Raj Kumar Sharma was the chief guest on the occasion.Raj Kumar Sharma opened the langar in which large number of devotees participated. People showed overwhelming response for the langar and partook the Prasad with great enthusiasm.The prominent who participated in the function included P.C.Gupta, Rajinder Gupta and Deep Singh.Chief Guest while addressing the function said that the sacrifices of Gurus inspire us to walk on the path of righteousness.

Ashok Koul chairs series of meeting in Leh, Kargil

Ashok KoulBJP State General Secretary (organisation) Ashok Koul, chaired a series of workers meetings at Basgo, Saspol and Khaltse Blocks, Bodh Kharboo of Chiktan Blocks of Leh District, Shargol Block of Kargil, alongwith local leaders of the party. These meetings were organized under party’s nation wide “Vikas Parv” programmes. Threadbare discussions were held on party’s political and organizational activities besides taking stock of the problems related to electricity, water, irrigation etc and suggestions were sought to further strengthen the party and helping the government in streamline the working of the departments like PHE, CAPD and PDD. Ashok Koul, while addressing these meetings, said that different areas of Leh and Kargil have different problems and needs and the party after compiling them, will take up the same with the government so that the people are not made to suffer any more. Ashok Koul, while stressing upon the party activists to reach the masses and educate them about various welfare schemes launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi led NDA government at the centre, said that PM has taken care of all the sections including youth, women, down troddens, farmers, ex-servicemen, border people and the welfare schemes launched during two years are proving to be beneficial to the large population of the county, including the state of Jammu and Kashmir. He said that Jammu and Kashmir state has been fortunate enough in getting huge package of eighty thousand crores, besides number of projects related to widening of roads, construction of bridges, setting up of new battalions of IRP, enhancement in the emoluments of SPOs, sanctioning of national highways, setting up of AIIMS, IIT, IIM etc are few gifts in this series. BJP leaders including State Executive Member Nazir Ahmed, LAHDC Councillor Mr. Morup, Lama Nawang Palzor, Mr. Dorjey, Mr. Lakpa accompanied the State General Secretary in these meetings.

BJP State President launches ‘Modi Mobile App’ at Kashmir

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Bharatiya Janata Party State President Sat Sharma launched Narendra Modi Mobile App, on Wednesday here to keep public updated about the Modi’s functioning and listening to the grievances of common masses. The App was launched under BJP’s Information technology and Social Media Department in presence of its State Incharge Jaidev Rajwal and other senior members. Rajwal said the App through visuals using projector and people can use it to contribute ideas and suggestions directly to PM Modi on a variety of issues; watch PM Modi's speeches anywhere and anytime; hear "Mann Ki Baat" in the language of one's choice; know and share infographics highlighting the government's initiatives and achievements and check out what stalwarts from various fields are saying about the NDA government. He asked workers, to download Narendra Modi Mobile App, one can go to his or her respective App store and search for Narendra Modi App, which will be easily downloaded. Besides Narendra Modi Mobile App, Sharma also launched Caller Tune and Ring Tone "Mera Desh Badal Raha Hai" and asked people to set it as mobile ring tone. Other present on the occasion were State Vice president Dr. Darakshan Andrabi, State Spokesperson Khalid Jehangir, Media Incharge Kashmir Altaf Thakur, State Publicity Secretary Dr. Ali Mir, State Vice President Mahila Morcha Haleema Begum, Protocol Incharge Kashmir Arif Raja, District Presidents, Srinagar Fayaz Bhat, Budgam G.H. Khan, Ganderbal B.A. Bhat, Anantnag Mohammad Rafiq Wani, Kulgam Master Abdul Gani. Senior Leader and Incharge District Pulwama Ashraf Azad, Baramulla D.D. Singh and Constituency Presidents.were also present.

पवन खजुरिया जी से जनसाल का एक शिष्टमंडल हंसराज सरपंच की अगुमाई में मिला

13419078_1020984677983230_4990507101812670266_nउधमपुर भारतीय जनता पार्टी कार्यालय में प्रदेश महामंत्री श्री पवन खजुरिया जी से जनसाल का एक शिष्टमंडल हंसराज सरपंच की अगुमाई में मिला।इस शिष्टमंडल ने अपने इलाके की समस्याओं को अजागर करते हुए राशन कार्डो में हुई धांधली के बारे में भी वताया और कहा की BPL राशन कार्ड उन लोगो के वनाए गए जो सम्पन्न परिवारों से है और गरीव परिवारों को APL श्रेणी में रखा गया है जो सरासर वे इंसाफी है और लोग इन धांदलीयो के चलते काफी परेशान है तथा वह निराश होकर भाजपा के प्रदेश महामंत्री पवन खजुरिया जी से मिलने आए है।पवन खजरिया जी ने उनकी वातो को गौर से सुनने के वाद ADC अंग्रेज सिंह राना जी से मुलाकात कर लोगों की परेशानियों के वारे में बताया और ADC अंग्रेज़ सिंह राना जी ने कार्रवाई करते हुए TSO को लोगों की समस्याओं को जल्द से जल्द हल करवाने को कहा।इस शिष्टमंडल में जोगिंदर कुमार पंच, विश्वनाथ पंच, पूरनचंद,नरेश,देवराज,जलाराम,शोभाराम,रोमेश चन्द मौजूद थे

BJP TRAINING DEPARTMENT MEET TO DISCUSS MAHA PARSHIKSHAN ABHIYAN

13335951_1020984127983285_8742637936973321737_nBharatiya Janata Party Training Department today held its meet at BJP Headquarters Trikuta Nagar regarding Maha Parshikshan Abhiyan. The meeting was chaired by Convener BJP Training Department Kr. Rajeev Charak. ALL Morcha’s State Incharge BJP Munish Sharma, State Secretary BJP Anuradha Charak, BJP State President Mahilla Morcha Purnima Sharma, Co-convener Training Department Subash Bhagat, Parshotam Kumar, Ajay Pargal, Ishant Gupta, Sushma Gupta & Veenu Khanna were prominent attended the meeting. Speaking on the occasion Rajeev Charak Said that as per informed by centre training programs at all district level will be complete in the month of June & in July & August Training programs will held at State and Centre Level. Charak told Munish Sharma who was incharge of all Morchas of BJP that to depute one office bearer from every morcha for this purpose within few days. Charak informed that in meeting it was decided that on 13th June 2016 at BJP Headquarters Trikuta Nagar Jammu ( Shyama Parshad Mukherjee Bhawan) BJP Training Department will interact with its State Team and also all BJP District Presidents & General Secretaries to discuss and decide the dates of Parshikshan Verg to be held in their respective Districts. Charak added that Parshikshan verg will also held at districts in Kashmir valley. Munish Sharma also spoke and said that list of office bearers from every morcha will soon be hand over to training department for making Maha Parshikshan Abhiyan a great success in the whole state.

Vibodh Raises Issues of Jammu Migrants and Auqaf Properties

13344645_1020982331316798_7194171343129679093_nIn the ongoing assembly session today BJP Senior leader and MLC Vibodh Gupta raised various important issues in the upper house. He used all the opportunities during Question Hour, Zero Hour and Calling Attention Motion. He very strongly raised the concern that there should be the fresh registration for all the migrants of Jammu region. This he said will help in better understanding the scale of problem and will help in early redressal of the various genuine demands of the migrants of Jammu region. During the calling attention motion of the legislative council Vibod raised an important issue with respect to the basic facilities for the lawyers of Rajouri. He said that there is no proper working atmosphere for the lawyers of Rajouri and demanded that working Chambers should be constructed for the lawyers in the Rajouri court complex so that this community can properly discharge their duties. Latter during the day Vibodh raised the issue related to the Auqaf properties in Jammu region. He said that in Jammu region there are many properties of Waqaf Board and these properties should not be allotted to the people on the basis of religion. He proposed that Auqaf properties should be allotted to citizens of Jammu irrespective of the religion and this will also help in creating a good communal harmony atmosphere. This will also help in creating more job opportunities for the youth of Jammu region. Vibodh also raised another very important issue related to the damaged school building of the old Government Girls Higher Secondary School Rajouri. He very strongly informed the house that at present the building of this school is in a very bad shape and this can also cause a accident in the near future. He said that in this damaged school there is a huge risk to the life of students and teachers. He called for immediate repair of this damaged building so that students can get a secure atmosphere. Calling the attention of house towards these vital issues Vibodh hoped that these will get the attention of the concerned ministries of the Government on priority.

8-days visit to valley by State Convener Co-operative Cell (BJP) J&K

13346573_1020920757989622_2740203888482574244_nMr. Harbajan Singh (Pammy), State Convener Co-operative Cell, visited valley to ascertain the ground level progress and the ongoing efforts to uplift the Co-operation Culture in Kashmir Valley.During his visit to the valley which started from 2nd June 2016 by the State Convener, convened the meetings with the party workers and office bearers and discussed the issues related with the Co-operative Culture in this valley. In this regard he along with Dr.Rafi, Incharge Grievance and Monitoring Cell Kashmir had meetings with the officials of the Co-operative Department followed by a special meeting with the Hon’ble Minister for Co-operatives Mr.Chering Dorjay in his office chamber, Civil-Secretariat, Srinagar.It was a very cordial and fruitful meeting and a number of issues were discussed at length with the Hon’ble Minister. The Hon’ble Minister for not only appreciated the initiative taken by the party but assured every possible support and assistance with regard to the upliftment of the Co-operative Culture in J&K.During the 8 long days visit to valley the State Convener Mr. Harbajan Singh along with Dr.Rafi, visited a number of Districts to study the facts and realities with regard to the Co-operative Culture to make it more vibrant in the valley. A team of the Co-operative Cell shall be announced very soon headed by a Co-Convener in the valley who will work under the leadership of State Convener Co-operative Cell J&K MR.H.S.Pammy and look after the affairs with regard to the upliftment of Co-operative Culture in the valley.

Jugal, Shamsher discuss problems of Jammu people

13339559_1020911674657197_7702916785252339154_nBJP Lok Sabha MP, Jugal Kishore Sharma and Rajya Sabha MP Shamsher Singh Manhas, alongwith State Vice-Presidents Bharat Bhushan and Karan Singh, State General Secretaries Dr. Narinder Singh and Harinder Gupta, chaired a meeting of the State office bearers from Jammu district, District Presidents and District General Secretaries of Jammu, Samba, R.S. Pura, Akhnoor and Jammu Rural at Trikuta Nagar office for an interaction with the party activists and take feedback about the issues confronting the common masses particularly related to supply of water, electricity and ration. The office bearers brought it into the notice of the leaders that certain government officials are not paying heed to the repeated requests from general public for the rederssal of their grievances, which is sending wrong signals.Jugal Kishore Sharma, while speaking in the meeting, said that the party as well as its ministers and MLAs are very much concerned towards the issues related to ration, water and electricity and that every effort is being made to ensure that people are not made to suffer in these days of scorching summers. He asked the party activists to be in touch with the people and take up their problems at the local level with the concerned departments.”As the temperature goes up in summer months, the requirement of the quantity of water and electricity goes up and the BJP Ministers have directed the senior officials of PHE and PDD to remain vigilant round the clock to provide respite to the people. He made it clear that no leniency will be tolerated towards the government officials who are in league with opposition parties and working with an objective to tarnish the image of the PDP-BJP alliance government. He assured that the problems related to water and electricity will be resolved within next few days.Shamsher Singh Manhas said that repeated complaints against some government officials of creating obstacles is being taken seriously and will be highlighted at the appropriate level. He said that the parties like NC, Congress and JKNPP have been only misleading and provoking the people on one pretext or the other as none of their leaders can digest the smooth functioning of the coalition, which is providing corruption free administration. The people cannot be misled by these parties, as they have tested them for decades together. “Allegations by opposition that BJP Ministers are enjoying in Srinagar, are false because the ministers are attending the assembly session and not there on picnic”, Shamsher said and added that infact majority of the leaders of opposition have fled Jammu but entire leadership of State BJP is in winter capital. Jugal Kishore Sharma and Shamsher Singh Manhas also gave the account of their visits to different areas of Jammu province to enlighten the people of the various programmes launched by Government of India and the achievement of Narendra Modi government during last two years of governance.

Ved Parkash Sharma Nominated Madan Lal and Vishal Sharma as Panchayat President

13331105_1020802441334787_5191446032244054263_nBJP Block President Raipur Domana Ved Parkash Sharma Nominated Madan Lal as Panchayat President of Pyt Pouni Chack and Vishal Sharma President of Panchayat Bardhore. In the Presence of BJP District President Jammu Rural BJP Omi Khajuria.

BJP Mahila Morcha constitutes distt. body

Lotus Logo copyBJP Mahila Morcha president Purnima Sharma announced the team of Jammu district and also that of Jammu West district in consultation with senior Party leaders. Rekha Mahajan was nominated as president Jammu District while Sangeeta Anand and Meenu Gupta were nominated as general secretaries. Raksha, Shub Lata Sharma, Mansha Bi, Veena Bakshi, Swaran Arora and Vidya Devi were nominated as vice presidents of the district. Neelam, Swaran Kailash Suresh Rani Jamwal, Getanjali and Pushpa Gandotra were nominated as secretaries, Jyoti Gupta as media incharge, Pooja Chawan as social media, Lalita Tapasvi and Anuradha as publicity incharge and cashier respectively. Meanwhile Advocate Ronik Sharma has been nominated as State convenor BJP Sharnarthi Cell by the Party president, Sat Sharma.

BJYM Leader Keshav Chopra, who met with DIG Jammu Kathua Range

13344803_1020742384674126_3929222642796149572_nSeeking cooperation from the people, DIG Jammu Kathua Range Ashkoor Ahmad Wani today said that the people should come forward if they find any kind of lacunae on part of police in dealing with crime and other sensitive cases. He promised prompt action on the complaints of the people against police personnel. He was interacting with BJYM Leader Keshav Chopra, who met with DIG Jammu Kathua Range Jenab Ashkoor Ahmad Wani to wished him Ramadan mubarak. Keshav Chopra with team of young leaders presented memorandum to DIG sahib in which they discussed the issue of Drugs, Traffic Problem. "DIG Jenab Wani told the BJYM Team that he and his police team already working strictly against the drug menance. DIG Jammu also assured that traffic related problems will be resolved shortly as District Police has been directed to assist the Traffic Police during the peak hours. Keshav Chopra also congratulated DIG Sahib and whole Police department for their vision towards this sensitive issue and assured them to give all the support to make our region drug free or to minimize it and reduce the crime rate also. The senior police officer further urged upon the people to maintain communal harmony, so that the people of Jammu and Kashmir must live in a peaceful atmosphere and prosper like the people living in the other states of country. Other Prominent Leaders present on the occassion were Vishavdeep Sharma, Sourav Gupta, Manoj Tandan, Abhishek Gupta, Karun Gupta, Sahil verma, Ashish and several others.

Govt should revise its policy towards separatists: Prof. Virender

13417700_1020689051346126_5980906070958700287_nBJP State Spokesperson Prof. Virender Gupta expressed his great anguish on the repeated incidence of protests, violence, hoisting of Pakistan and ISIS flags and stone throwing on police and security persons and added that this all happens on the instigation of the separatists who have been provided state security and special privileges allowing them to vomit anti-India and pro-Pakistan propaganda. In particular. Prof. Virender quoted the recent instance where Yasin Malik along with supporters slapped the policemen discharging their duties. Prof. Virender asked to withdraw the security given to the separatists and put them behind bars under Public Safety Act for indulging anti-social activities and for disturbing peace, tried under 151 RPC for spreading hatred among the various communities, and under sedition act for their treacherous and anti-India activities. Prof. Virender said that the soft policy towards separatists is on one hand is encouraging anti-India forces and anti-social elements and on the other hand demoralizing the common masses of J&K state and security forces who are fighting to curb the militancy and are sacrificing their lives. These leaders are continuously disturbing the peace in the Valley putting valley ransom, thereby affecting the business and the tourist industry of the valley adversely. He cautioned the government that if strong actions are not taken against the so called leaders of terrorists and the separatists, the situation in the valley shall worsen to the extent that it would become difficult to tackle. He also asked the government to take concrete steps in the direction so that the youth of the valley are not lured by the separatists and terrorist groups.

Kanak Mandi Association launch the project Clean India Greeen India

13407303_1020275421387489_6978814169866375015_nIn its endeavour to provide a clean atmosphere to the people of Jammu,the Rotary Club Jammu under the Presidentship of Rotarian Rakesh Gupta and with the coordination of Kanak Mandi Association launch the project Clean India Greeen India by donating Dustbins to the health officer of the JMC Dr.Zafar Iqbal. MLA Rajesh Gupta was the chief guest on the occasion and the handing over of the dust bins for installation in Kanak Mandi was done in his presence. Rajesh Gupta while speaking on the ocassion said that Rotary Club Jammu has undertaken a noble project for the benefit of the society. The importance of clean atmosphere for the society is very essential for the healthy growth of an individual. That is the reason our Prime Minister has taken it as a mission to keep our nation and society clean. Rajesh Gupta said that Swach Bharat Mission is a big step in this direction. The President of the Rotary Club Jammu Rakesh Gupta said that in the days to come more dust bins would be handed over to the JMC Jammu for installation in various localities of the city and thanked MLA Rajesh Gupta for sparing his valuable time for the noble cause. The other Rotarians who participated in the function included R.K Chowhan,Sanjay Sethi,Vipin Gupta, Rakesh Malhotra,Sanjeev Varma and others. On the ocassion the MLA was also welcomed by Kanak Mandi Traders Association President Vijay Gupta and General Secretary Anoop Mittal.The prominent who participated in the function included Sanjay Mahay,Prof Sham,P.C.Gupta,Parshottam,Pardeep Sharma, Gulshan Mahajan,Girdhari Lal,Ashwani,Praveen Kerni,Dwarka Nath,Gopal,Amit and Rajesh Sharma.

BJYM launches official social media platform

indexBharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) organised an impressive function at BJP State Headquarter Dr. Shyama Prasad Mookherjee Bhawan, Trikuta Nagar in which State President Bharatiya Janata Party Sat Sharma CA & MLA Jammu West was chief guest along with State General Secretary BJP Harinder Gupta, State President Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha Dr. Suresh Ajay Magotra, , All Morchas Parbhari Munish Sharma. Addressing the gathering Sat Sharma congratulated BJYM Jammu Kashmir on launching Social Media Platforms and said that Media is the 4th Pillar of Democracy and social media is an important part of Democratic system. He said that if somewhere media doesn’t reach to give coverage, social media play an important role to give platform to the masses for rising their issues. He further said that in the coming local bodies and panchayat elections Social media can play an important role.Our govt is visible on ground and Congress and National confrence led successive govt.had blocked the development of State he Said.BJP is committed to undertake important Developmental inicative in the interest of people of three region . On the occasion Harinder Gupta said that Yuva Morcha is an important part of BJP and Yuva Morcha should work for making organization strong at grass root level. He Further said that, in the previous election Yuva morcha play an important role in government formation, he also lauded importance of social media . Speaking on the occasion Dr. Magotra said that, today’s era is era of youth and social media is playing an important role in the life of youths. Youth should use social media to transform their life towards different technical advancements but at the same time they should not fall prey to the negative side of this technology. He said that using social media platform, government is promoting public participation in decision and policy making. Almost 19 lakh people interact daily with the Prime Minister through online portal mygov.in. The Prime Minister is also available on mobile App Narendra Modi. All minister of the union government are available 24*7 on social media to interact with general public. He further said that governments come and go. Elections happen. But a government is formed to serve the masses. In the last two years, people have seen our work. Our government is dedicated to the poor of the country . The country is changing but the mindset of some of the people are not changing. From Nehru to Sonia they fooled the people with the slogan of “Garibi Hatao”. The socio economic philosophy of our party is based on “reaching the unreached”. Our government’s thrust areas of socio-economic development are; Gaon, Garib, Kisan, Mahila, and Yuva. On the occasion Munish Sharma said that almost 70 percent of population is connected through social media and Yuva Morcha should use its benefits in spreading policies, schemes and ideology of our government among masses. Official social media Platforms of Yuva Morcha J&K launched wereinstagram.com/jkbjym, twitter.com/bjym_jk , Whatsaap No.9070654321,Youtube.com/channel/bjym-jammu-kashmir, facebook.com/bharatiya-janata-yuva-morcha-jammu-kashmir,Jkb…. Rohit Verma State Social Media Incharge Yuva Morcha give presentation on different merits of social media and present some live demo of using these different platforms.BJYM will be available in social media as ...whatsaap no. ! Fb name , all info. Proceedings of the stage is managed by State General Secretaries of Yuva Morcha Tarun Sharma and Vikas choudhary. Other who present on the occasion were Adv. Ramneek Singh, Munish Khajuria, Adv. Anu Behnal Ghai, Ishant Gupta, Adv. Gurdev Thakur, Rahul Heera, Sunny Sangotra, Vikas Sambyal, Ajay Manhas, Rahul Vaid, Abhishek Slathia, Er. Lalit Raina, Anshul Gupta CA, Narender Singh , Saurabh Jain, Sunil Luthra, Adv. Rohit Bhagat, Ashish Sharma, Sidhant Singh & Rohit Verma.

MLA Doda convenes public ‘Darbar’ at Goha

13407076_1020148944733470_3395457638747390909_nWith an aim to redress the problems of the people living in far-flung areas, MLA Doda Shakti Raj Parihar (BJP) along with Additional District Development Commissioner Doda Narinder Singh Bali today convened a public Darbar, grievance redressal camp under MGNREGA at Goha village of Marmat block of Doda district. BDO Marmat Yasir Hussain Wani, Tehsildar Marmat, XEn PDD, Principals of various schools, Sectoral Officers, Sarpanches, Panches, prominent citizens besides large number of people were present in the camp. During the interaction with general public the MLA was apprised of the issues pertaining to agriculture, power, fisheries, health, education etc. MLA gave patient hearing to the demands of the people and directed the concerned officers to take adequate steps to mitigate the problem of the people. Taking serious note of poor condition of health facilities in the area, MLA announced an ambulance for Primary Health Centre Goha out of his constituency Development Fund (CDF). MLA further said that the State Government is committed to provide basic amenities to the people adding that much needed steps are underway to improve water and power supply to the people and road connectivity to masses in remote areas. Mr. Parihar directed the PDD authorities to ensure uninterrupted power supply especially during the holy month of Ramzan besides asking PHE officers to ensure regular drinking water supply in the area. ADDC assured the people that their genuine demands and grievances will be redressed on priority. Later, Mr Bali inspected the Government Higher Secondary School Goha and directed the BDO Goha to hand our the newly constructed building to school authorities for use. He also conducted a meeting with Anganwadi workers, helpers, ASHA workers and directed them provide healthy and unhygienic food to the children and ensure better healthcare at their doorstep.

Priya inspects facilities at Zanana Park

13346794_1020136658068032_6392806409938774167_nMinister of State for Education, Technical Education, Culture, Tourism, Horticulture, Floriculture and Parks Priya Sethi today visited the famous Zanana Park and inspected the facilities available in the park for ladies. While inquiring about the status of installations, Priya enjoined upon the authorities to make the fountain in the park working at the earliest and directed for proper upkeep of the park and other facilities which have been created for the convenience of ladies. She said that the park is one of the oldest and famous ladies parks and provides lung space to females in the otherwise crowded old city. She directed for re-modification of the restroom facility as well as provision for additional gardener in the park. The Minister also directed for installation of water cooler at the earliest and to maintain proper cleanliness sufficient number of dustbins should be provided in the park. Further the issue of women security was also taken up by the Minister. Underlining commitment of the Government towards women welfare, the Minister said that the Chief Minister has launched number of special initiatives like women bus service, incentives for women entrepreneurs, additional women police stations, 10% reservation of space for women in industrial estates, subsidy on two wheelers and other such schemes. She said that on the similar lines the Government would also explore options for developing parks for women with modern facilities, adding that the existing facilities in the Zanana park would be upgraded for the benefit of women. Earlier, Priya also inaugurated a Yoga camp in the park.

In an impressive function Jammu East Mahila Morcha Mandal held a programme at Kanji House ward no.7, on the theme of Beti Bachao Beti Padao

13330896_1019649588116739_7516358741198505223_nIn the function many parents of two girl children were awarded with prizes. The programme was organised by Jammu East Mandal President Vinita Arora and State Secretary Praveen Arora who is also the Prabhari of Jammu District Mahila Morcha. In the function about 150 women participated and gifts were distributed among children. In the function participants were told about the Beti Bachao Beti Padao programme of the government.Girl children are a gift to all the parents and they must take great care to educate them and make them self sufficient. The participants in the function said that women are fifty percent of the entire mankind and unless they progress and prosper no country can achieve greatness. The other prominent women members who participated in the function included Distt. General Secretary Sangeeta Anand,Vice President Vidya Devi and General Secretary Anita Gupta.

President BJP Kheerbawani Mandal organized a meeting at Raghav Resorts Tomal Anandnagar Jammu

13335866_1019620221453009_5173690515581985671_nPresident BJP Kheerbawani Mandal organized a meeting at Raghav Resorts Tomal Anandnagar Jammu in which Mandal Executive Members and Booth Presidents participated. The meeting was presided over by Chand Ji Bhat President BJP Kashmir Displaced District. The other District team members who attended the meeting were Sharda Nandan Bhat Vice President, Jawahir Lal Pandit Vice President, Bharat Bushan Bhat Gosani General Secretary and Ravinder Razdan. Vijay Raina President BJP Kheerbawani Mandal introduced all the activists with the District team and gave importance of the meeting. Further, he raised demand to pursue RTO Jammu for increasing the frequency of Matadors and he should order drivers to ply their Matadors upto Santara Mode instead of Swarsati Vihar for facilitating the people. In the meeting deliberations were made for solving problems which migrants face in Jammu. Some of the members’ demanded that voter cards should be prepared in Jammu instead of Kashmir because in Kashmir deliberate mistakes are committed and wrong names, parentage etc. are recorded on the cards. Chand Ji Bhat President during his speech said that whenever, Kashmiri Migrants need help he would be at their beck and call. He asked activists to organize the people for strengthen the BJP party at all levels. He assured that he would try to solve the problems of people at his level best. Sharda Nandan Bhat gave information to activists that BJP Displaced District is going to open a Grievances Cell, which will redress the Grievance of people. He also asked people to remain united. Bharat Bushan Gosani also addressed the meeting. At last Jawahir Lal Pandit thanked the activists and informed about future line of action.

BJP Sharnarthi Cell state body constituted

Lotus Logo copyBJP Sharnarthi Cell State Convener Pt. Ashok Kumar Khajuria, in consultations with BJP State President & MLA Sat Sharma (C.A.) and Cells Incharge S. Varinderjeet Singh, constituted the state body. Advocate Ronik Sharma has been nominated as State Co-Convener of BJP Sharnarthi Cell. The BJP Sharnarthi Cell has Khem Raj Sharma, Darshan Lal Raina, Rakesh Khajuria, S. Surjeet Singh, Om Parkash Ishar, Paras Ram Raina, Surinder Sudan, Parveen Sharma, Ramneek Singh and Manoj Sharma as Members. Pt. Ashok Kumar Khajuria expressed hope that the new nominees will work towards strengthening the party and also highlight the problems of the displaced people.

Azad should play positive politics: Prof. Virender

Prof.-Virender-GuptaBJP State Spokesperson, Prof. Virender Gupta, strongly condemned the statement of Gulam Nabi Azad that RSS policies are threat to the secular fabric of the nation and the principle of unity and diversity and said that it is the Congress party which always pursued divisive, communal and parochial politics to serve its political ends. He further said that present state of affair in the country, where it is divided on communal, caste, creed and sectarian basis, is the contribution of the Congress party that ruled the country most of the time. It always followed the policy of appeasing one section of the society against the other for the vote bank politics. The leaders of the party always remained engaged in selfish interests and adopted corrupts practices, thereby destroyed the concept of nationalism from the country. Prof. Virender Gupta said that the R.S.S is a nationalist organization, whose loyalty towards the country is beyond any shadow of doubt. It always tried to unite the society on the plank of service of down trodden countrymen, national ethos, traditions, culture and above all nationalism. He further added that on every occasion of national crisis, tragedy, natural clarities and foreign evasions, the R.S.S volunteers stood to the time. During and after Chinese aggression in 1962 and Pakistan attack in 1965, then Congress government asked for RSS contribution to boost the morale of the army and the public in general. “Is it not a fact that RSS volunteers helped the victims of national calamities without any communal and caste considerations”, Prof. Virender asked and told that the educational institutions run by RSS provide enrolment to all sections of Indian society, beyond the religious consideration. “Is Azad aware that a Muslim boy, student of RSS run educational institution, got first position in 10+2 examination in Assam”, the Spokesperson raised the question. Prof. Virender advised Azad to play positive politics and try to save the sinking ship of Congress party on which he himself is riding, instead of trying to get popularity by indulging in negative criticism.

NC leaders misleading people: Sanjay Baru

13346658_1019609494787415_2547135107586288239_nBJP State Secretary Sanjay Baru, while terming the utterances of NC leader that “crackdown on separatist leaders has exposed PDP”, as mere reflection of frustration and attempt to mislead the people of Kashmir, said that these leaders are struggling hard for their survival and looking towards separatists as a ray of hope to get breathe. Sanjay Baru said that National Conference has been in power in Jammu & Kashmir for maximum period after independence and it always played the politics of provoking and misleading the people of the valley to remain in chair rather than working towards taking action against anti-national elements and separatists, who have been dividing the people on communal lines and acting on the dictates from across the borders. Sanjay Baru said that the allegation of NC leaders on PDP are also indicator of their mindset, which have been soft towards separatists and never speak against them, who do not ever condemn the incidents of killings of innocent Kashmiri people and destruction caused in militancy related activities. Sanjay Baru said it is most unfortunate that the NC leaders are opposing action on separatist leaders just to appease a section of people in Kashmir despite the fact that the credentials of separatist leaders are well known and any action against them may be the need of the prevailing situation. “NC, as political party, claims to be the voice of the people of valley, has to make it clear if it want that separatist leaders should be allowed to indulge in anti-national activities and no action should be taken against them”, said Baru and added that the valley has suffered a lot due to repeated bandhs and protests during last so many years, which have become a tool for survival of separatists.

Jammu east MLA Rajesh Gupta inaugurated the completion of Wall and Floor Tiles work at Hanuman Mandir, Moti Bazaar

13343067_1019608748120823_2110730485040816943_nJammu east MLA Rajesh Gupta inaugurated the completion of Wall and Floor Tiles work at Hanuman Mandir, Moti Bazaar today. BJP Mahila Morcha Secretary Anu Mahajan accompanied the MLA alongwith Senior BJP Leaders Dalip Gupta and Prof. Sham. Rajesh Gupta while speaking on the occasion said that issues of Jammu are being taken up with great force and we will ensure that all the people friendly legislations are passed in the assembly without any hindrance. Rajesh Gupta said that the problem of unemployment among the Jammu youth needs to be tackled on a war footing. The schemes like the “Make In India” and “Start Up India" have the potential to generate large scale employment amongst our youth. The prominent who participated in the function are Kuldeep, Ashwani, Girdhari Lal, Vageesh Bharti, Ram Prasad, Raj Kumar, Chandan Gupta, P.C. Gupta, Ravi Singh, Arun Sethi, Deep Singh, Ajay, Subhash Gupta, Shashi Sapolia, Sunny Sehgal, Sudesh Bharti, Chaman Lal, Naresh Abrol, Prem, Tarsem Jain,Sanjeev Jain,Amit,Vinay,Naveen Anand, Hari Om, Balkrishan, Ramesh and Shammi.

उधमपुर चक,चोपड़ा शॉप में एक दंगल का आयोजन जिसमें भाजपा के प्रदेश महामंत्री श्री पवन खजुरिया जी मुख्य अतिथि के रूप में उपस्थित रहे

13344766_1019544538127244_4021190912111321908_nउधमपुर चक,चोपड़ा शॉप में एक दंगल का आयोजन चक केसरी दंगल की तरफ से किया गया जिसमें भाजपा के प्रदेश महामंत्री श्री पवन खजुरिया जी मुख्य अतिथि के रूप में उपस्थित रहे।इस दंगल में कई राज़्यों के पहलवानों ने हिस्सा लेकर अपनी अपनी विरता का प्रमाण दिया।बड़ी माली का मुकाबला रोहतक के पहलवान सोमवीर और लुधियाना के पहलवान गोपी के विच हुआ और सोमवीर इस दंगल के विजेता रहे।

Youth icons to replace Ministers, bureaucrats in leading delegations abroad: Dr Jitendra

13346618_1019532084795156_8463855112133899636_nGone are the days when ministers and senior bureaucrats used to be leading the youth delegations abroad as the Union Ministry of Youth Services and Sports has taken a policy decision of replacing them with youth icons of the country. “A policy decision in this regard has been taken and my Department is in the process of preparing a list of national youth icons for leading the sportspersons and youth delegations to abroad,” disclosed Dr Jitendra Singh, Union Minister of State for Youth Services and Sports (Independent Charge), while interacting with the officials of Sports Authority of India (SAI) and Sports Council of the J&K State, here today. He made it clear that the minister has no business to be in sports for availing photo opportunities by putting batting pads and hitting inaugural ball. “As Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that the Government has no business to be in business, the minister and officers should act as facilitators and policy makers to encourage the sports activities instead of promoting themselves or their own wards,” he said. Dr Singh, who is also Minister of State in PMO and holds the Independent Charge of North Eastern States, mentioned that soon after taking over the charge of Union Ministry of Youth Services and Sports last month, the first thing he did was deleting his own name from leading a youth delegation to China from June 16 to June 19. “I asked the officers that youth delegations to abroad would be no more led by Minister or the Secretary who were earlier availing such opportunities on Government expenditure without any definite objective,” he said and added that a similar order was issued by him earlier while holding the charge of the Ministry of Science and Technology. Stressing the need for adopting revolutionary ideas instead of visualizing the things through the prism of 1947 when India had just attained freedom and priorities were altogether different, Dr Jitendra Singh explained that the issues have changed and we have to look ahead of others. “The Department of Youth Services and Sports does not mean limiting our activities to a generation only. Our approach has to be inclusive to carry forward the entire society by exploiting the youth potential and this is the responsibility of entire nation,” he said and added that Sports Council does not mean only to confine itself to stadium. The Union Minister told the SAI and Sport Council officials to make best use of the Department and be more objective as well as more impartial. “We have to see sports as medium to move forward and have the best for which officials need to be impartial and look beyond their own wards,” he said while referring to the allegations of favouritism in selection of players. In response to the demand for Central funds for modernization of the swimming pool at MAStadium and making it indoor, Dr Jitendra Singh assured to get the project through. He asked the Sport Council and concerned officials to identify the stadium projects for proper utilization of already sanctioned funds for the same and also assured to look into other demands of the Sport Council and SAI officials. Earlier, MLA Jammu East, Rajesh Gupta personally handed over the file for modernization project of MA Stadium swimming pool to the Union Minister and also apprised the later about some other issues and demands. Joint Secretary J&K Sport Council, Shiv Kumar Sharma, Sports Officer, Jammu, Rajan Sharma, Member Sports Council and BCCI, Ranjit Kalra and officials of SAI were present on the occasion and apprised the Union Minister about their issues and demands.

Dr. Jitendra Singh on his visit of Bhaderwah

13321840_1019531281461903_7604121168738757811_nCharter of demands projected before our Hon’ble MP and Union Minister Dr. Jitendra Singh MoS (Independent Charge) Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region, Sports and youth Welfare, Department of AtomicEnergy and Space and PMO, on his visit of Bhaderwah on June 04, 2016.

Choudhary Lal Singh, Charanjeet Singh Khalsa celebrated World Environment Day at Zabarwan Park

13394096_1019522144796150_5715504438157575250_nHon'ble Minister for Forest, Ecology and Environment Choudhary Lal Singh, Hon'ble Minister of State for Forest, Ecology and Environment Zahoor Ahmad Mir, Hon'ble MLC Charanjeet Singh Khalsa and other dignitaries celebrated World Environment Day at Zabarwan Park, Boulevard Srinagar, Kashmir and planted Trees.

सूरज पाधा ने वार्ड no.67 मे दस लाख की लागत से बनने वाली गलियो, नालियो का काम शुरू करवाया

13310414_1019519874796377_958812898454490749_nभारतीय जनता पार्टी जम्मू ग्रामीण के पूर्व जिला अध्यक्ष सूरज पाधा ने वार्ड no.67 मे दस लाख की लागत से बनने वाली गलियो, नालियो का काम शुरू करवाया इस अवसर पे जिला महामन्त्री पवन सिंह, मुकेश शर्मा, मुठी पलोरा के मंडल अध्यक्ष कुलदीप चिब, नरेंद्र वर्मा व भाजपा के कई नेता मौजूद थे

BJP Mahila Morcha Kathua Celebrated Vikas Parv at village Khrodh Lakhanpur Mandal

13330961_1019515514796813_1118145036398121979_nBJP Mahila Morcha Kathua Celebrated Vikas Parv at village Khrodh Lakhanpur Mandal in which State President BJP Mahila Morcha Adv. Purnima Sharma was the Chief Guest along with State General Secretary Anju Dogra, State Vice President Updesh Andotra, State Advisory Board Member Pushpa Devi addressing the gathering n highlighted the schemes of Central government launched by our Prime minister Narinder Modi. She further said that Modi led Govt. achieved various milestones in two years which was a dream for other regimes. She said that BJPMM is best platform to get oneself educated about the ideology n principles. She also felicilates Indu Rekha District President BJP Mahila Morcha Kathua alongwith District General Secretary Renu Andotra, City Mandal President Bindu Bhargav. Others are also present on the occasion Vice President Shoba Sharma, State Working Committee Member Chanchal Devi, Amriti Sharma, Darshana Devi.

BJYM District R S Pura organised an function at Devi Dwara Temple

13327450_1019123528169345_2272379829323771575_nBharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha District R S Pura organised an function at Devi Dwara Temple R S Pura in esteemed presence of Member of Parliament Jugal Kishore Sharma,Minister for PHE Irrigation & flood control Sham Choudhary ,State General Secretary Dr. Narinder Singh, State President Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha Dr. Suresh Ajay Magotra, MLA RS Pura Gagan Bhagat, District President R S Pura Brijeshwar Singh Rana. Addresing the gathering Jugal Kishore Sharma congratulated newly appointed District President RS Pura Akash Chopra and said that youth is backbone of party and BJYM is good platform to learn the ideology and work culture of the organization. He appreciated the working of Yuva Morcha in the state and said that, the way Yuva Marcha is working under the leadership of its State President Dr. Magotra is highly appreciable and surely the day will come when BJYM will reach each and every corner of the state. Speaking on the occasion Sham Choudhary congratulated newly appointed District President and said that Yuva Morcha is important part of BJP and BJYM is working dedicately to reach youth of the state. He further said that BJP is the only party where youth can comfortably work to lead society towards prosperity. BJYM activist welcomed State President BJYM Dr. Suresh Ajay Magotra by presenting shawl and later Dr.Magotra congratulated newly appointed Disrtrict President BJYM R S Pura. Addressing the gathering Dr. Magotra said that youth is the career of our nation and youth should know their responsibility and should work for the betterment of society . He further said that governments come and go. Elections happen. But a government is formed to serve the masses. In the last two years, people have seen our work. Our government is dedicated to the poor of the country . The country is changing but the mindset of some of the people are not changing. From Nehru to Sonia they fooled the people with the slogan of “Garibi Hatao”. The socio economic philosophy of our party is based on “reaching the unreached”. Our government’s thrust areas of socio-economic development are; Gaon, Garib, Kisan, Mahila, and Yuva. Speaking on the occasion Dr. Gagan Bhagat said that youth in our district had done tremendous job in last elections and further said that our government had larger plans for the youth in the state and youth should take benefits from our government policies. He also assured his full support to newly appointed District President of BJYM R S Pura. Other who present on the occasion were State General Secretary BJYM Tarun Sharma, State Executive BJP Sat Paul Puppi , State Executive BJP Jasbir lucky, State Joint Media Secy Sunil Luthra, District General Secy Vijay Saini, & Ahuti Sharma, Omparkash Chahu, Parveen Singh, Mandal President R S Pura Natha Ram, Swarn Singh, Narayan Dutt Sharma,Parth Sharma, Inder Sudan and Kapil Mahajan .

Jugal tours Marh Constituency

13315316_1019118524836512_7472697579783654752_nBharatiya Janata Party MP (Lok Sabha) Jugal Kishore Sharma, alongwith MLA Sukhnandan Kumar laid foundation stone of Community Hall at village Alora in presence of SDM & senior officials of the administration which costs Rs 14.50 lacs from MPLADS. They also visited village Mandal Phallian & Marh. Later, Jugal Kishore Sharma, while addressing the gathering at Alora said that during the past two years, the nation has witnessed massive development and record number of welfare schemes stood launched by the BJP led NDA government under the stewardship of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He said that the people had been yearning for a change and they brought in BJP at the Centre as well as in maximum states, including Jammu & Kashmir. He said that providing battle rail and road connectivity, means of communication, modern facilities of health care and ensuring social and economic upliftment of women, farmers and youth has been the hallmark of this government. He said that the chain of development has been started by the central Govt. and all the parts of Jammu will get share of development in quality as well as in quantity. MLA Sukhnandan Kumar that the rural areas have been getting extra attention in the programmes and policies of Narendra Modi led government and the same is clear from the farmers will get great benefits. SDM South Sonu Pargal,Tehsildar Marh and other administrative staff of PHE,PWD,RD were present and Senior Leaders of Kissan Morcha,Mandal Presidents and senior leaders were also present on same occasion.

Work done by Modi Govt. in 2 years Historic: Vibodh

13342924_1019116344836730_5562308576793773065_nVIBODH ADDRESSED “VIKAS PARV” AT DOONGI To carry forward the celebrations of “VIKAS PARV” (Developmental Festival), Advocate Vibodh Gupta, Member Legislative Council, today reached to Doongi Block of District Rajouri with an aim to make people aware regarding the prestigious schemes launched by the Prime Minister of India Narinder Modi on the successful completion of two years of BJP government at the centre. Gupta was welcomed by a large public of the area with the party slogans and drum beating. Gupta while addressing in an impressive function organized to celebrate the “Vikas Parv” and to acknowledge the initiatives of the BJP-led government said that nation has witnessed massive development and record number of welfare schemes stood launched by the BJP led NDA government under the stewardship of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Gupta asked the people, that its public’s continuous support, which leads the nation from developing country to a developed country. He said the country achieved name and fame in the last two years around the Globe, that is just because of Policies of Modi Government. One of the biggest success made is setting up of "scam free" government. He said, “just look at central level, this govt. has lived up to its commitment of No corruption. To overcome the corruption in the prevailing system, Direct Benefit Transfer or DBT mechanism of transferring subsidies directly to the people through their bank accounts has been adopted, which shall definitely reduce leakages, & delays and shall are also being adopted in the state. Gupta stated that Release of Rs. 80000/ crores package for J&K state, can only be a dream of people, but Narinader Bhai Modi made it true. Many roads have been taken up as National Highways including Rajouir-Poonch road and Mughal road, which shall raise the economy of the district to many folds and business for the downtrodden people shall also be generated. Many Tourist destinations have been selected for their development and megs projects are being launched for the welfare of people. Gupta reiterated that our Prime Minister along with the State leadership wants to bring the J&K on International Tourist Map. He said that during the last meeting with Comm. Secretary Tourism, he highlighted various destinations of Rajouri District which need to be developed to make the district a Tourist hub. To empower the women all over the India, “LADLI BETI” AND BETI PADHAO, BETI BACHAO schemes have been launched which shall benefit to common masses and those who used to take daughters as burden shall happily provide all the facilities to their daughters for their overall grooming. Kamal Bakshi Vice-President District Unit BJP patted the Gupta for his tireless efforts being done in the development of District Rajouri. He said that Gupta is very keen to develop Rajouri a Model Town. Later Gupta listened grievances of the public and assured them early redressal and asked the people to take the full benefits of the schemes. Prominent among others who were present there Mandal President Sanjay Sharma,Sarpanch Yash Pal, Sat Sharma, Sardar Raj Singh, Gurdev Singh & Pishori Lal.

Industries & Commerce Minister meets public at BJP office

13321673_1019114744836890_5184653494941585789_nA large number of people, including women and senior citizens, drawn from different areas of Jammu, as well as party activists, met Industries & Commerce Minister Chander Prakash Ganga at Kachi Chawni Office of BJP and apprised him of the problems being faced by them concerning various departments and particularly related to supply of ration, drinking water and electricity. The Minister was assisted by BJP State Secretary Sanjay Baru, Grievances Cell Chairman Brig. Anil Gupta, Jammu West District President Ayodhya Gupta, Distt Vice-President Prem Gupta and Mahila Morcha State General Secretary Sangita Dogra. Chander Prakash Ganga listened to them and in many cases, immediately rang the Deputy Commissioner and other Heads of Departments and issued on the spot instructions to do the needful so that the people are not made to suffer. Chander Prakash Ganga, while talking to the people, told them that as for inconvenience caused to the ration card holders, it has been made clear that no consumer will have to take rounds of DC office and that CAPD Assistant Director has to deal the public and solve whatever is being brought into his notice. He said that the CAPD Department has been directed to streamline the system and no leniency will be tolerated if any consumer comes up with complaint from today onwards. Ganga further said that the PHE and PDD are working round the clock to ensure that the people get regular supply of electricity and drinking water and the people should also make judicious use of these essential commodities. He said that the PDP-BJP government is working on various projects for the benefit of the unemployment youth and welfare of the poor and weaker sections. “During one year, our coalition has provided corruption free and people friendly government and a new era of development has started in the state”, Ganga said and added that the people should not get misled by the false and misleading propaganda of the opposition parties and their leaders as they are in deep frustration and struggling for survival. State Secretary Sanjay Baru said that the party has directed its ministers to be in regular touch with the public and it is in this regard that every Sunday a minister will be available at Jammu and meet the people at Kachi Chawni Office to take stock of the problems and immediately take up the same with concerning departments to get them solved.

Sat Sharma kick starts construction works at Ward 30

13325654_1019113498170348_4287913423462810001_nState President BJP and MLA Sat Sharma (CA) kick started the construction works at Talab Tillo area of Ward Number 30 which will be done at an estimated cost of around Rupees 10 lakhs. The works pertaining to new construction and repair of lanes and drains in the whole ward will be covered under the same amount and the works were started from Lane 1A of the area. Sharma was also accompanied by a large number of people including Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC) officials, local residents and political activists of the area. Speaking on the occasion, Sat Sharma said that the amount of Rupees Ten lakhs has been sanctioned individually for each and every ward of the Constituency and it will be seen that all 26 wards of Jammu West are covered under the scope of the same so that basic amenities could be provided to the masses at their doorsteps in the coming days. He said that crores of Rupees of JMC has been spent in Jammu West in order to give best infra to the masses and that day is not far when Jammu West will be bloomed into a model Constituency and its example will be given everywhere. He stated that in coming days works pertaining to construction of Public Toilets, Sanitation Drives and areas where development is to be done will be on priority. He also appealed the masses to promote the vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to build a clean and green nation and asked everyone to come forward and contribute in the noble cause. AEE Joginder Saraf, Ayodhya Gupta, Jeet Angral, Parneesh Mahajan, Ashok Gupta, Darshna Dogra, Abhishek, Jyoti Verma, Dr Rajinder Gupta, Puneet Gupta, Chanchla Verma, Dr Pardeep, Gurpreet Singh, Chaman Lal, Lovekesh Gondi, Puran Chand Verma, Hari Krishan Abrol, Purshotam Lal Gupta, Keshav Chopra, Atul Bakshi and several others were also present on the occasion.

Dr. Gagan Bhagat opens Bana Singh Indoor Stadium for youth at R.S. Pura

13394170_1019012438180454_7459155803188061495_nDr. Gagan Bhagat MLA from R.S. Pura on Sunday opened the much awaited Param Vir Chakra Bana Singh Indoor Stadium in the presence of several youths and prominent persons of R.S. Pura along with Sub-District Administration, while addressing the gathering Dr.Gagan Bhagat said that this Indoor Stadium was the need of the hour, since the youth of R.S. Pura is multitalented, it is very unfortunate that the stadium started four years back was not complete, and since the day he has been elected as an Legislator, and being a youth he took keen interest in the project and after completing all the hurdles in its completion, the said stadium was waiting for its inauguration and despite fixing date after date for its opening for the local youths. The District Development Board meeting which was held few days ago I raised the issue of Indoor stadium of R.S. Pura, and the directions were issue by the Chairman of the Board regarding of the issue of the Indoor Stadium. Dr. Gagan Bhagat added that being a MLA its his duty towards the residents particularly the youths of the R.S. Pura Constituency and opening this stadium will benefit them, as during the summers the students can avail the full benefit of their vacations, and nurture their talent. Divisional Sports officer told that the stadium will have various sports facilities like Judo, Table tennis, Wrestling, Carrom, Chess, and many more will be added in the future as per the requirement of the sportspersons. Dr. Gagan Bhagat also gave directions to the officials regarding water cooler along with water filter, fencing with barbered wire behind the stadium complex, power inverter, and shed in front of the Indoor stadium along with benches which can be used as waiting area, resting area, Dr. Bhagat also directed to complete the work of earth filling the main stadium, as there is a very big problem of water logging in the whole stadium and its adjoining areas. The people who were present on the spot also appreciated the move by the MLA R.S. Pura, as this was the very long and much needed demand of the youths who had no place for the sports activities, and above all the youths were indulging in the drug trafficking and addiction due to absence of these type of facilities and we are very thankful to Dr. Gagan Bhagat. Later on the Legislator R.S. Pura visited the Tanda-Kotli Shah Doula Road to access the status of the Macadamization work which was being done and met with the local inhabitants and discussed the problems with them.On the occasion E.O. R.S. Pura Jodhraj, Tehsildaar R.S. Pura, SDPO R.S. Pura, Divisional Sports Officer Rajan Sharma, SHO R.S. Pura Harish Dayama IPS, XEN (Sports Council), AEE (Sports Council), BDO R.S. Pura, Manager Bana Singh Stadium Baljinder Singh, Mandal Pradhan Natharam, BJP City President Inder Sudan, Charanjeet, Avtar Singh, Bodh Raj, Sarpanch Vinod Sharma, Sarpanch Bahadur, Vinod Choudhary, Rajesh Babbu and others were also present.

MLA Rajesh Gupta kick starts the blacktopping work of the roads at Karan Market and Kanji House Mohalla today

13336010_1019007561514275_8227018812957224605_nOn arrival at Karan Market Rajesh Gupta was welcomed by Karan Market Traders Association President Naresh Gandotra and other office bearers are Narinder Kumar Jain, Keemti Lal Jain, Subhash Sharma, Gagan Jain, Rakesh Jain and Jandyal. The leaders of lower Ranbir Market Association President Ramesh Chander Arora and vice president Ramesh Gupta also joined in felicitating the MLA on the ocassion. Rajesh Gupta was accompanied by PWD officials Yasir Kitchloo, Sanjay Kapoor and Jagdish. Rajesh Gupta while speaking on the ocassion said that he is thankful to the honourable Deputy CM Nirmal Singh who is his mentor and guide. Rajesh Gupta said that all the developmetal work in Jammu east has become possible due to the support and encouragement of our leader Dr. Nirmal Singh. Rajesh Gupta further said that the scholarly guidance of Dr.Nirmal Singh is vital in raising the issues concerning Jammu in the assembly. The leaders who accompanied with MLA Bansi Lal Bharti,Pradeep Sharma, Gulshan Mahajan,Naresh Pradhan, Raj Kumar Gupta, Anita Gupta,Vinay Gupta, Raju Dethi,Sharan Dayal Gupta, Vicky Gupta, Harjang Singh, Gourav Gupta, Bushan Grover, Prof. Sham, Ravi Singh, Surinder Anand, Raj Kumar, Chaman Lal, Charanjeet, Rajinder Gupta, Gopal and Amit.

Baldev Singh Billawaria alongwith Vinay Gupta inaugrated the laying out the water pipes

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On the direction of Hon'ble Speaker & MLA Gandhi Nagar Kavinder Gupta, BJP District President Jammu Baldev Singh Billawaria alongwith BJP District General Secretary Jammu Vinay Gupta inaugrated the laying out the water pipes at Ekta Vihar in Gandhi Nagar Consistency.

MLA Jammu east Rajesh Gupta inaugurated the lane of Mohalla Jatkatian Lakhdata Bazaar in ward no.5.

13312763_1018431358238562_2123379356699240120_nThe work of the lane is being undertaken by JMC and is estimated to cost rupees 4.11 lakhs.The officials who accompanied the MLA included Xen Joginder Singh and JE R.K.Koul. Rajesh Gupta who has also been entrusted the responsibility of the Chief Whip of the party in the assembly said on the ocassion that all issues related to the welfare of the people are being taken up in the assembly in a vigorous manner. Rajesh Gupta while speaking on the ocassion said that the issues of Jammu and in particular that of Jammu east would be taken up in the coming days. Rajesh Gupta said that I have raised the issues of daily wagers who have been on strike for the last so many days. The issues related to the development of Mubarak Mandi heritage project and also the development of Parks and Gardens have also been raised in the assembly in a forceful manner to attract the attention of the government. In the days to come the issues related to large scale un employment amongst the youth of Jammu region would be raised in the assembly. MLA Rajesh Gupta was accompanied bysenior BJP leaders Kuldeep, Shiv KumarGupta,Prof.Shyam,P.C.Gupta, Parshottam Gupta, Ramesh Sharma, Rajesh Gupta ,Bodh Raj, Arun Sethi, Chaman Lal, Surinder Anand, Rajinder Gupta, Naveen Anand, Girdhari Lal, Gulshan mahajan, Gopal and Pradeep Sharma. The prominent who participated in the function included Hari Om,Ashok Dafara,AjeshGupta, JiaLal,Prince,Vijay ,Roshan and Suraj Prakash.

Jugal, PHE Minister address public at Suchetgarh

13325687_1018418338239864_1514585177449874384_nBharatiya Janata Party MP (Lok Sabha) Jugal Kishore Sharma, alongwith PHE Minister Sham Choudhary inaugurated a bridge at village Chak Hansa in presence of senior officials of the administration it has been constructed at the cost of 1.25 lakh. They also visited Choga, Flora, Badyal Kazia and Chakroi villages. Later, Jugal Kishore Sharma, while addressing the gathering at Baspur Bangla, said that during the past two years, the nation has witnessed massive development and record number of welfare schemes stood launched by the BJP led NDA government under the stewardship of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He said that the people had been yearning for a change and they brought in BJP at the Centre as well as in maximum states, including Jammu & Kashmir. He said that providing battle rail and road connectivity, means of communication, modern facilities of health care and ensuring social and economic upliftment of women, farmers and youth has been the hallmark of this government. He said that gone are the days when corruption prevailed at all levels but now it has been totally rooted out, which is itself a testimony of the fact that Modi government do not tolerate corruption. PHE Minister Sham Choudhary said that the rural areas have been getting extra attention in the programmes and policies of Narendra Modi led government and the same is clear from the fact that PM Fasal Bima Yojana has been launched besides keeping large percentage of vacancies in IRP for border youth. He said that the state government is also working towards the progress and prosperity in the villages and various projects have been in the pipe line to ensure that the farmers do not suffer due to lack of irrigation water, electricity and other basic amenities. BJP State General Secretary Narinder Singh said that the BJP cadre has to gear up their activities and reach the masses to educate them about various welfare schemes launched exclusively for farmers and border people. He said that direct interaction with the people can bridge the gap of communication and present the real picture of the good governance. State Secretary & Distt. Prabhari Vikram Randhawa, State Spokesperson Brig. Anil Gupta, Distt. President Brijeshwar Rana, Ex-Distt. President Sat Pal Pappi, Mandal Presidents and District office bearers attended the public rally.

Government should win confidence of Jammu region: Prof. Virender

Prof.-Virender-GuptaJ&K BJP state spokesperson has called upon the state Government to address the issues concerning the people of Jammu region, including those which forms the part of the PDP-BJP agenda of the alliance. The issues raised by the spokesperson, that forms the part of the agenda are: Delimitation of legislative assembly constituencies, one time settlement of POJK refugees of 1947, 1965 and 1971, providing sustenance and livelihood to West Pakistan refugees, extending benefits accruing to the people living on the LOC to the those living on the International Border, providing benefits of SRO-43 to the families of victims in cross border firing, giving ST status to Kollis, Chopans and Paharis, and creating Scheduled Tribe Ministry. He said that though an amount of 2000 crore has been sanctioned by the Government of India for POJK refugees, the State Govt. should immediately forward the case for release of this amount by the Union government. Prof. Virender said that people of Jammu region suffered worst kind of discrimination in all fields of developments by the previous governments of NC and Congress and therefore, some steps need to be initiated to neutralize the effects of the discrimination to which the people were subjected to in the last more than 68 years. While illustrating, he added that extra funds should be allocated in tourism, agriculture, horticulture, irrigation and road conductivity. He said that representation of Jammu region in state services including in civil secretariat is far low vis-a-vis Kashmir Valley. He also said that the selection of students in professional institutes is discriminatory. Prof. Virender said that after 1996 the percentage of students admitted in the state medical colleges had drastically fallen and it remained between 22 to 26 percent and added that a three member committee under the chairmanship of R.P Singhal, was constituted by the state government after two months’ of long agitation by the students and general public of Jammu region in 1998. He said that the recommendations of the committee was that the students be admitted in the institutions located in their respective province as being done in the P.G. courses of University of Jammu and that of University of Kashmir. The recommendations of the committee have so far not been accepted and the students of Jammu region are still suffering on this account.

BJP constitutes more cells, nominates convenors

Lotus Logo copyBJP Cells State In charge S. Varinderjeet Singh, in consultation with State President & MLA Sat Sharma (C.A), nominated S. Darshan Singh Sudan as State Convenor of BJP Transport Cell. Vijay Sharma (Sarpanch) has been nominated as State Convenor of BJP Panchayati Raj Cell and Pt. Vipan Shastri has been nominated as State Convenor of BJP Art & Culture Cell. Dr. Tahir Choudhary has been nominated as BJP Human Rights Cell State Convenor while Vijender Singh Dutta has been nominated as Co-Convenor of BJP Human Rights Cell. Meanwhile, BJP Employees’ Cell State Convenor Om Parkash Gupta, in consultations with State President & MLA Sat Sharma (C.A.) and Cells State Incharge S. Varinderjeet Singh has nominated Raj Kumar Sharma and Inderjeet Sawhney as Co-Convenors. JP Chadha, Rajeev Luthra, Sham Lal Sharma, Subash Chander Gupta, Natha Ram, Sham Lal Sharma, Vijay Gupta and Suresh Gupta have been nominated as Members of Employees’ Cell. S. Varinderjeet expressed hope that the new nominees will work whole heartedly to further strengthen BJP in their respective fields and also help to the deserving people in getting the benefits of various welfare schemes launched by PM Narendra Modi.

Journalist Welfare Fund would instill sense of security among media fraternity: Balbir

13335857_1018414621573569_555996376049345190_nBJP vouching for Press Colonies in twin capital cities Provision of rupees two crores as Journalist Welfare Fund in the current budget is one more step, first by any government in the state, which will go a long way in offering succor to media persons in the hour of need. Lauding the move taken by PDP-BJP alliance government, BJP State Spokesperson Balbir Ram Rattan said that it will meet a long felt need and prove to be immensely beneficial to the media fraternity of Jammu and Kashmir. He said that the BJP MLA & State President Sat Sharma had raised the issue and demanded to provide Rs. 5 crore for the said fund but it was lessened to Rs. 2 crores and expressed hope the same will be hiked in the future. Balbir said that it goes without saying media is the fourth pillar of democracy and the persons/journalists associated with this noble profession too need some financial security for themselves as also for their families. Undeniably, they work under challenging and difficult situations and if any untoward happens to them in their line of duty, this help from the earmarked fund shall be of huge help to them. The BJP leader said that there have been instances of physical assault on the media persons while working as watch dogs of the rights and welfare of the society and serving in unfavourable and risky situations round the clock. J&K being a conflict zone, many a times, the media persons have suffered fatalities while covering the news events, involving operations against armed terrorists. Media persons have also been targeted for fair reporting and have paid the ultimate price while pursuing their noble calling, especially in the valley. It has been seen that under such circumstances their families have been left high and dry to fend for themselves. The need for a welfare fund for the media persons has been long felt, was overdue and would instil a sense of security in them, he added. Balbir Ram Rattan said that the PDP-BJP coalition government has displayed its concern for the media fraternity by making a provision of rupees two crores as Journalist Welfare Fund and it is hoped in future too this important pillar of democracy will be further strengthened and taken care by the government.Balbir said that the BJP has always stood for the welfare and security of hundreds of people working in different newspapers and electronic media, as healthy and vibrant media is essential for democracy. “Our MLAs had even submitted questions in the Assembly in the past related to setting up of Press Colonies in Jammu and Srinagar”, Balbir said and expressed hope that the present coalition government will soon announce setting up of these colonies, another milestone for the media fraternity.

Sat condemns militant attack

13321823_1018413591573672_3769574390798824743_nWhile condemning the cowardly and dastardly act of militants in which two brave jawans of the security forces sacrificed their lives, BJP State President & MLA Sat Sharma (C.A.) said that this should be taken as their sign of deep sense of frustration on the significantly improved conditions in the valley. He praised the security forces and state government for ensuring peace and tranquility in the valley, which had resulted in unprecedented tourist flow there and the trade and commerce also flourishing. The across the LoC trained and supported anti-national elements have always been hell bent on disturbing the law & order conditions in the valley and thereby ensure suffering of the common people. These elements justify their existence at the expense and suffering of the common people. Sat Sharma said that on one hand the annual holy yatra of Shri Amarnath is going to commence shortly and the process of rehabilitation of Kashmir Pandits in the valley is being initiated and this has totally unnerved the anti-national elements and their masters across the LoC. The Latest incident of militancy only reveals this fact of the thinking of the elements, who are working towards creating law & order problem and unperil the livelihood of the large number of the common Kashmiris, who depend on tourists and pilgrims.

MLC GUPTA INAUGURATED THE CONSTRUCTION OF PATH AT GOVT. PG COLLEGE, RAJOURI

13339518_1018412541573777_4686152688948087652_nMLC GUPTA INAUGURATED THE CONSTRUCTION OF PATH AT GOVT. PG COLLEGE, RAJOURI Member Legislative Council, Advocate Vibodh Gupta, today inaugurated the Construction of Path from main ground Degree College to Auditorium worth Rs 5 lakh, which was long pending demand of students of Govt. Post Graduate Degree College Rajouri, who were suffering a lot due to its dilapidated condition. Prof. Shabir Ahmed Shah, Principal Govt. PG College, Rajouri along with Teachers and Students welcomed MLC in the College premises with garlands. Mr. Shah in his welcome address, said that providing funds out of CDF Gupta, is being acknowledged with deep heart and students of the college now comfortably move within the campus. He thanked MLC in his speech for fulfilling his announcement made in the inaugural function of Workshop held in Auditorium of the College. Gupta while addressing the gathering said that promotion of Education sector is the top priority of the coalition Govt in general and of Education Minister in particular. He said that development must be such that it positively transforms the lives of the common people and youth of the Nation as well. Gupta said that he shall always extend all possible help to the Educational Institutions of the District and will try to resolve their pending issues, as he is here to work for the welfare of public, among which Students shall always be preferred. There was a time when politicians just visit for the votes, but I used to visit Educational institutions happily, to encourage the out shining students of the District and also try to address the grievances of the Students and Teachers. He also congratulated the teaching community for outshining results of the students studying in Govt. schools. Speaking on the occasion, Gupta also quoted that he want complete development of Rajouri district and in the first phase, face lifting of Rajouri Town has been taken up, where streets and foot roads were in ramshackle and there was no development visible on ground in the town for the last 10 years. He said that various developmental works are in progress worth in crores in the town. He said that this will provide big relief to the people of the town and commuters who used to visit Rajouri market. He said that Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and Deputy C.M. Dr.Nirmal Singh also believes in the development and both State and Centre are moving forward towards new era of development during Modi-Mufti regimes at Centre and in the State. Later on the request of warden of Girls Hostel, Mr. Gupta also inspected the functioning of Girls Hostel. The warden of the hostel, also requested for the Construction of Compound Wall around the Hostel to ensure the security. Gupta on spot issued directions to the AWEE, PWD (R&B) Division Rajouri for the preparation of DPR and assured the Principal that he shall take up the matter for the release of funds at the earliest. Prominent among others who were present there were kamal Bakshi,Rajinder Gupta,Dinesh Sharma,Atam Gupta,Ranjeet Tara,Talib Mir.

H.S. Pammy visited Kashmir valley to aware the masses about the various Schemes of Cooperative Department

13327378_1018336018248096_764090154990602731_nH.S. Pammy State Convenor Cooperative Cell BJP Jammu and Kashmir visited the Kashmir valley to aware the masses about the various Schemes of Cooperative Department to help valley unemployment youth to avail the opportunities of various schemes of Cooperative. He also nominated Naseer Ahmad Lone as District Convenor Bandipora. Ferdous Ahmad Bhat District Convenor Baramulla. He visited the various parts of the valley and work for strengthening the party as incharge of the cooperative cell of BJP Jammu and Kashmir. He along with District Convenor will visit every District to boost Cooperative movement in the valley.

Baldev Singh Billawaria with Vinay Gupta Started the boundary wall of Shishu Samadhi

13321710_1018307488250949_9003888699700765741_nOn the direction of Hon'ble Speaker J&K Assembly and MLA Gandhi Nagar Kavinder Gupta, BJP District President Jammu Baldev Singh Billawaria along with District General Secretary Vinay Gupta Started the boundary wall of Shishu Samadhi at Shastri Nagar Ward no. 22 in Gandhi Nagar Constituency.

Opposition to Sainik Colony in Valley is unjustified and motivated: Brig Gupta

13319796_1018285768253121_8832639618590091607_nCondemning the call given by Geelani and other Hurriyat leaders for a shutdown in Valley today, Brigadier Anil Gupta, BJP state Spokesperson said that a soldier while defending his motherland or fellow countrymen does not differentiate between any region/ religion. Similarly, the cause of the soldiers should be supported by all irrespective of their individual beliefs. The soldiers deserve to have a piece of land for building a shelter for their families, said Brig Gupta. Unfortunately, rather than supporting the cause of the soldiers, separatists and valley-centric politicians are playing divisive politics at their cost which has adverse impact on their morale. Justifying the need for Sainik Colonies in the state, Brig Gupta explained, “A soldier remains away from his home during his service due to the constraints of the service. Most of the times he has to stay separated from his family either due to non-availability of family accommodation or due to being posted in a non-family station. He, however, desires to provide good education to his children and medical facilities to his family. He prefers to keep his family in a nearby urban town with good educational and medical facilities. Since, the salary is his only source of income he cannot afford to buy property at the existing market rates. He, therefore looks forward to the government to provide him subsidised housing/land. Most of the state governments used to provide subsidised housing/ land for Sainik/Defence Colonies. In fact, a Sainik Colony was also established in Jammu in 1974 with the help of the state government. Later, in order to cater to this peculiar need of soldiers, the Armed Forces started The Army Welfare Housing Organisation (AWHO) and Naval and Air Force Welfare Housing Organisation. Since, J&K enjoyed a special status, the schemes could not be launched in the state. Hence, the soldiers belonging to J&K were deprived of a major welfare project launched by the Armed Forces.” J&K today has large population of soldiers both serving and retired. There is only one Sainik Colony in the state. With JAK LI becoming a regular regiment of the Indian Army with 100 % recruitment from the state, number of soldiers and their families has increased considerably in the Valley itself. Keeping these facts in mind the previous governments led by NC patron Farooq Abdullah and President Omar Abdullah had agreed to the idea of exclusive colonies for the soldiers with land to be provided by the government at subsidised rates. JKESL started construction of two such colonies around Jammu named Rajinder Vihar and Kargil Vihar. It has been almost two decades but the land has yet not been allotted by the administration for these colonies, despite the fact that poor soldiers have deposited their hard earned money with JKESL in the hope that they would own a house one day. “A Sainik Colony in the valley is needed keeping in view the welfare of the soldiers belonging to the state. Those playing politics with the sentiments of the soldiers will have to pay a heavy price for the same because if soldiers decide to come to streets for their cause, it would be disastrous,” warned Brig Gupta.

Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha District Kathua organised an impressive function at Kathua

13335759_1017905974957767_8816856665090494842_nBharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha District Kathua organised an impressive function today at Kathua in which BJYM State President Dr. Suresh Ajay Magotra was Chief Guest along with State Secretary BJP Adv Vijay Sharma, District President BJP Kathua Prem Nath Dogra, BJP State Executive Member Gopal Mahajan, Distt General Secretary Romesh Gupta, City President Kathua Vidyasagar Sharma, Marheen Mandal President Bhanu Partap Gupta, Grameen Mandal President Narinder Kala. Addressing the gathering Adv Vijay Sharma appreciated the working of Yuva Morcha in the state and said that BJP is the only party where youth can comfortably work to lead society towards prosperity. BJYM activist welcomed State President BJYM Dr. Suresh Ajay Magotra by presented flower bouquet and later Dr. Magotra congratulated newly appointed District President BJYM Adv Vikaskant Gupta Speaking on the occasion Dr. Magotra said that Prime Minister gave a vision to the country to make it one of the economic power houses in the world. He further said that Modi led government achieved various milestones in two years which was a dream for other regimes. He also said several initiatives have been undertaken which would ensured that the economic profile of the country gets a boost beside the avenues of the employability have also been created for the millions of youth through the “Skill India Initiative”. He further said that youth is the backbone of the party and BJYM is best platform to get one self educated about the ideology, principles and work culture of the organization. He also said that the present Young Generation is now a days envolved in “Chemical Drug Culture” and we have to fight against this planned conspiracy of antinational elements who are hell bent to spoil our young treasure. Speaking on the occasion Premnath Dogra said that youth have to take various schemes of state and central government to the masses so that each and every citizen can take benefits from these schemes and also appealed to youth for strengthening the Party at grass root level. Other who present on the occasion were State Vice-President BJYM Adv. Ramneek Singh, State Secy BJYM Vikas Sambyal, State Executive BJYM Keshav Khajuria, Pankaj Raja, Rajesh Mehta, Anirudh Sharma, Suresh Kohli, Tarun Gupta, Pankaj Verma,Vishav Jasrotia, Gulshan Kumar, Bhanu partap ,Arpan pangotra and many others.

Yudhvir Sethi restores sanctity of ancient temple

13346925_1017904841624547_6793266692376592506_nOn the pressing demand of people of Pacci Dhakki locality of old Jammu city with regard to encroachment in an ancient temple in the area, Vice-President BJP Yudhvir Sethi today visited the Radha-Krishan temple and took the initiative of getting the unauthorized construction stopped. The people of the area brought to the notice of Yudhvir Sethi that the temple which was managed by the Dharmarth Trust manages the temple but from the last some time unauthorized constructions were going on in the temple complex. Certain unscrupulous elements were indulging in encroachment in the temple. However with the timely intervention of the senior leader the situation was saved and hundreds of supporters and local people managed to demolish the lintel that had been laid over the rooms. Yudhvir Sethi was furious over the activities of the Trust allowing unlawful activities in the complex and questioned the local administration for giving permission to such illegal activities. He not only demolished the lintel but also installed a new Murti of Mata kali in the room and warned the trust and authorities from allowing any misuse of the temple and its property in future. He said that this was an ancient temple of Radha Krishna in the area and also a heritage temple which should have been preserved by the trust. Meanwhile people have hailed the efforts of Yudhvir Sethi for saving the ancient temple from going into the hands of land grabbers and gamblers and reposed faith in him for coming to peoples rescue from time to time.

Dr Andrabi distributes daily commodities and blankets among poor residents

13321894_1017839651631066_3103872408660965261_nChairman Education & Women Welfare Committee of Ministry of Minority Affairs of Govt of India and Bharatiya Janata Party State Vice President Dr Darakhshan Andrabi today organised a public rally at Faqir Gujri in Harwan area of Srinagar where she held a Public Darbar and heard the grievances of the locals. She also toured some areas of the locality. She was accompanied by BJP District President Srinagar Fayaz Ahmad Bhat and party leaders Ali Mohamad Malik and Ajay Sharma. Dr Darakhshan Andrabi distributed blankets and other utility objects among the economically weak residents of the area. Later speaking on the occasion Dr Darakhshan said that it was painful to see this part of Srinagar looking like a backward remote hamlet. “Those who have represented this area for so many years have only ignored these poor residents and have given them nothing after taking their votes after every five years,” said Darakhshan. She said that these innocent residents have many demands which need to be fulfilled. She said that she has only begun her resolve to help these people come out of misery. In her address she announced that she will soon be recommending the cases of many youth and young women of this area for benefits and scholarships of the Union Ministry of Minority Affairs for education and women welfare so that a feeling of hope is generated among the people of this deprived locality. BJP District President for Srinagar Fayaz Ahmad Bhat thanked the people of the locality for associating themselves with BJP through Dr Darakhshan and assured them that the party as a whole will stand by the people in their mission of development and acquiring of basic facilities in the area. Ali Mohamad Malik thanked Dr Andrabi for extending her helping hand to these deserving people.

Jugal kick starts developmental works

13346544_1017801114968253_7912303307872793083_nContinuing with his developmental activities and interacting with the people in various parts of R.S. Pura and Bishnah assembly constituencies, BJP Member of Parliament Jugal Kishore Sharma reached Rehal, Suhagpur and Allah villages of Bishnah and inspected the ongoing works of construction of a pond near Government Higher Secondary school and also the progress made so far in construction of a bridge in village Rehal over Aik Nallah. At the bridge inspection site, Jugal was accompanied by Ex-MLA Ashwani Sharma, PWD Executive Engineer Mohd. Abdullah and other staff of PWD. He issued on the spot direction for speed up the work of approaching roads to the village before the rainy season. He also stressed on completing the bridge work at the earliest so that the public is not made to suffer anymore. Jugal Kishore Sharma also inaugurated lane / drain at village Salehar falling in R.S. Pura assembly constituency and Rs. 5 lakh had been made available through MPLAD scheme. Later, the MP also address public meeting at Raja Mandleek Hall. Jugal Kishore Sharma, while addressing the meeting said that a number of developmental activities have been started in Bishnah and R.S. Pura and various Centrally sponsored schemes too have been extended to these constituencies. He said that the Narendra Modi led NDA government has completed two years and the achievements during this period have been countless and highly appreciated. He asked the public to get informed about the welfare schemes and avail the benefits of the same. Ashwani Sharma expressed gratitude to the MP for paying extra attention to Bishnah and said that whatever is being brought into the notice of Jugal Kishore Sharma is taken very seriously and as a result many developmental activities have been started here. BJP State Secretary & Distt. Prabhari Ch. Vikram Randhawa, District President Brijeshwar Rana and other office bearers of district and Mandal presidents also accompanied Jugal.

Shamsher takes extensive tour of Tirshi, Narore

13339559_1017799538301744_6783354280442241944_nRajya Sabha Member of Parliament & BJP former State President Shamsher Singh Manhas, accompanied by State General Secretary Pawan Khajuria and senior leader Som Raj, undertook extensive tour of Panchayat Tirshi, Narore, wherein he held series of nukkad meetings besides addressing public. Shamsher Singh Manhas, while addressing the public at Narore said that the remote and far flung areas have remained ignored and neglected by the successive governments in the state and the union governments which were of Congress for maximum period, could not mitigate the sufferings of the people nor any developmental activity was initiated in such areas. “Today even after 68 years of independence, many villages do not have electricity, people do not get drinking water and there are no facilities of health care, quality education and means of communication”, Shamsher said and added that PM Narendra Modi has taken a pledge to take electricity to every village by 2018 and displayed his concern for the development of villages as he is of the view that the progress and prosperity of the nation depends on villages, which need more development and infrastructure. Manhas said that various welfare schemes have been launched by Modi led NDA government and the people must avail the benefits of these people friendly initiatives. Pawan Khajuria said that the present PDP-BJP coalition in Jammu and Kashmir is seriously working in the direction of providing good governance and the corruption has been completely rooted out, which itself is a major achievement during one year rule in the state. Rakesh Gupta, Vikas Kongra, Veer Singh, Ramesh Sharma, Avinash, Sanjay Verma, Mohan Lal Drahi, Subash Atri, Ram Dass, Sanjay, Dr. Lalit, Sarpanch Rattan Lal, Jagdish Lal, Paviter Singh, Karnail Singh, Sham Singh, Falail Singh and others were present in the public meeting.

BJP launches Narendra Modi Mobile App

13312895_1017798234968541_1542662752850226935_nIT & Social Media Department of Jammu & Kashmir BJP, under its State Incharge Jaidev Rajwal, launched Narendra Modi Mobile App, in presence of party State Spokespersons Prof. Virender Gupta, Brig. Anil Gupta and Balbir Ram Rattan and State Secretary Sanjay Baru at Trikuta Nagar office of the party. Jaidev Rajwal briefed about the App through visuals using projector. He said that the people can use this App to contribute ideas and suggestions directly to PM Modi on a variety of issues; watch PM Modi’s speeches anywhere and anytime; hear “Maan Ki Baat” in the language of one’s choice; know and share infographics highlighting the government’s initiatives & achievements and check out what stalwarts from various fields are saying about the NDA government. To download Narendra Modi Mobile App, one can go to his or her respective App store and search for Narendra Modi App, which will be easily downloaded. Rajwal further said that besides Narendra Modi Mobile App, the IT & Social Media Department has also launched Caller Tune and Ring Tone “Mera Desh Badal Raha Hai”. For Caller Tune, one has to give call at 5787809 for Airtel users, 56789 for Vodafone users, 56789790 for Idea users, 57600 for BSNL users, 5650030 for Aircel users. Similarly, Reliance users can SMS by typing CT 6567294 and sent to 51234, while Aircel subscribers can write 926362 and sent to 53000 Jaidev Rajwal said that anyone interested getting Ring Tone, can download the same from official links i.e. Facebook.com/jkbjp and Twitter.com/jkbjp1. In addition to it, the said facility can be availed from party’s whatsapp No. by sending request on 9018890185.

BJP KISSAN MORCHA CELEBRATE VIKAS PARV AT NOWESHRA

13331130_1017759004972464_5227655804427802383_nToday BJP Kissan Morcha celebrates Vikas Parv on competition of successful 2 years of our Honorable PM Narendra Modi at Noweshra and Pambala. On this occasion BJP Kissan Morcha State President Rajinder Singh Chib and General Secretary Sunil Dutt congratulates all the active working member of BJP and appeals to work for the welfare of people of their state. They also educate the people of the town with the new schemes launched by our honourable PM for the welfare of Kissan like Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana, Crop Insurance scheme (Fasal Bima), Kissan Smart Card and others. Asserting that the government's first aim was to win the trust of the farmers, by integrating new technology in the agriculture sector for the farmers' welfare. Kissan Morcha president repeats the words of Honorable Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he said, "The age old wisdom and technology must meet. When we talk about technology and a digital India, we see the welfare of the farmers at the core. Our start up India movement is not restricted to IT. There is scope for this in agriculture sector also". On this occasion various other dignitaries were present Kustri Lal, Sahil Seth, Daya Ram and others who take pledge to make the efforts and schemes of PM to every door step so that common people get joined with this schemes and get benefited.

भारतीय जनता पार्टी जम्मू ग्रामीण जिला के अध्यक्ष ओमी खाजुरीय ने वार्ड no 63 केरन बनतालाब मे दस लाख की लागत से गलियो नालियो का काम शुरू करवाया

13319858_1017699428311755_6764876894657292286_nभारतीय जनता पार्टी जम्मू ग्रामीण जिला के अध्यक्ष ओमी खाजुरीय ने वार्ड no 63 केरन बनतालाब मे दस लाख की लागत से गलियो नालियो का काम शुरू करवाया पवन सलाथिया,कुलदीप चिब व वेद प्रकाश के साथ केरन के लोग उपस्थित थे इस अवसर पर ओमि खजुरिया ने कहा के भारतीय जनता पार्टी ने सब का साथ ,सब का विकास का नारा दिया था ओर उसी पर आगे बड़ रहे है.

Under the instructions of MOS Ajay Nanda, inaugurates the construction of the bridge at Reasi

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Under the instructions of MOS Ajay Nanda Local BJP unit Reasi along with the local residents of two villages of Padhoo and Arli, a girl inaugurates the construction of the bridge of length 30 mtrs which will join the both of villages. This process started only after the villagers submitted a memorandum to Mandal President Ajay Baru last month for the black topping of the road and the construction of bridge. Then Baru took the deportation to PWD office and were assured to start work within a month, so as promised to the residents the construction work started on its first phase. People heartily thanked the president for making the history for the two villages as they had to cross the uneven Khadd to enter the other village. People present during the inauguration were Shashi Gupta, Pt. Sham Lal, Shiv Jamwal, Govind Sharma, Bunty Kumar, Paras Ram, Kewal Krishan, Bharat Bushan, Sukhdev Singh Others.

Bring transparency and accountability in the system:- Ravinder Raina

13332768_1017310338350664_3420519274479656242_nSpeaking on the budget in J&K assembly, BJP MLA Ravinder Raina hits out at Finance minister nd demanded immediate roll back of the hikes in VAT and the toll tax at Lakhanpur and said that this would badly affect the small traders and the common masses so it should immediately withdrawn. He said in all cases regional balance needs to be maintained and all the three region of the Stae Jammu, Kashmir & Ladakh should be given the equal shares. He stressed upon bringing more transparency and accountability in the system so that the schemes launched by the government may befit the common people otherwise the poor will more poor and the rich will go richer. He said Corruption is deeply rooted in the system and effective steps needs to be taken to uproot the Corruption otherwise government’s developmental vision will remain only in papers. Raina asked the Finance Minister to plan a comprehensive plan to develop the tourism in the State. He said there are many historical religious places in in Sunderbani and Nowshera such as Channi-Prat Mandir, Gandeh Pandev Mandir, Meenka Maha-Dev Mandir, Mangla Devi Fort, Mangla Mata, Shaheed Garh Gurdwara, Baba Birm Shaha Shrina & Veer Badrashware Mandir those have tremendous potential to attract the religious devotees those visit Mata Vaishno Devi and Shiv Khori but it requires proper infrastructure like road connectivity and the developmental of the spots and hoped that government will look into this sector with top propriety. Raina also highlighted the issue of daily wagers and asked the minister to frame a policy for them and release their salary at once so that they may get some relief.Taking a dig at Social welfare department Raina said there is no welfare in Social welfare as the announcements made by the Minister in last budget speech remained limited in papers. He said whether it is Old age pension, widow pension, Family benefit Scheme or other scholarship schemes, there is no progress is made in the department because of non availability of funds and said that the poor people are repeatedly roaming in the offices. He also raised the issue of Salary of the ReT teachers and demanded that government should release the long pending salary of ReT teachers and also demanded that the SRO-43 cases are put in dust bins and asked the government to address all the pending cases of SRO-43 without any further delay. Raina asked the finance minister to fallow the “ Modi’s model of Governance” in J&K to make J&K a paradise in real sense. Raina said Finance Minister's approach in tackling the sorry state in the Power Sector should be admired. He said the national average aggregate technical and commercial (AT&C) loss levels was 27 per cent in 2013 but it shocked me to hear that it is 59% in the State, and said that this is because of power theft in its many forms and theft was the hallmark of the previous government. Raina said it is wise that one good thing that the State did during Governor's rule was to join the Central Government's 'Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana' or UDAY and the mess created by the previous government will be cleared. He further said that 65% of Jammu's connections are metered as compared to 45% for Kashmir and it is important because if government want to reduce the power deficit by increasing tariffs then the burden will fall unfairly on metered consumers and regionally Jammu will bear more. He said “ I request the Finance Minister to ensure full metering across the state otherwise politically power reforms will become very difficult and this can be done if we have a innovative tariff policy where there is a stepwise increase in tariffs as consumers increase their power consumption, nominal rates for the first 200 units and then escalation beyond this. Raina further said that “we understand the Government's decision to defer the 7th Pay Commission recommendations but I don't think this is the way to go about it” he advised the Finance Minister to call a meeting of economists and stakeholders who can be asked to think of a way without compromising government finances and invite opinions from all on how to tackle this problem.

Jammu to be developed into a smart city: Yudhvir Sethi

13315384_1017306368351061_6442081935769935485_nAssuring people of time bound redressal of genuine demands, Vice-President BJP Yudhvir Sethi today said that the coalition government is working to address development aspirations of the people and all out efforts are afoot to provide modern infrastructure in the winter capital city. He said that the historic town of Jammu would be taken up under the central government Smart city project and most modern urban infrastructure would be put in place for the city inhabitants. “We have seen that the coalition partners are working to revive the projects which were important for the overall development of the city and no stone would be left unturned to change the city into a modern city,” he stressed. Yudhvir said this while addressing a gathering of people of Ward No 1, here. He toured the old city areas and listened to the demands put forth by the people. While visiting the Panjtirthi area, the locals demanded for establishing and proper maintenance of rotary and creation of a view point for the senior citizens of the locality. The people also demanded widening of the road and construction of a park in front of the Chintpurani Mata Ji Mandir. Local people also projected demand for maintenance of park, Crate wall, Danga and equipment of gym in the area. Giving patient hearing to the people, Yudhvir said that the genuine demands would be projected to the concerned heads of the departments and assured time bound redressal of the demands. He said that the capital city is being developed on modern lines and central government has assured liberal funding for developing the city into a independent tourist destination. Prominent among others who were present included, Anil Masoom (Distt. Vice President), Ramesh Gupta (Distt. Secretary), Arun Sethi (East Mandal General Secretary), Shatrugan Jamwal, Naresh Abrol, Ashwani Gupta, Pardeep Baru, Sahil Kesar, Puran Kumar, Sudheer Jamwal, Akshay Bahl and Pawan Kumar.

Sham Chowdery PHE & FI Minister inaugurates BJP office at Ganderbal

13335689_1017221725026192_6855789712285690137_nTo strengthen party cadre and remain in touch with the people, BJP today thrown open the party office for public at Ganderbal. The office was inaugurated by Sham Chowdary, PHE and Flood Control Minister along with MLA Akhnoor Rajiv Sharma; MLA Samba, Dr Maniyal; Vice Chairman Kisan Board, Daljeet Singh Chib; Khalid Jehangir State Spokesperson; Dr Ali Publicity Secretary; Arif Raja Protocol incharge, Bashir Ahmad Bhat District President Ganderbal. Speaking on the occasion, minister asked party workers to work hard for ensuring strong party base in the district. He also asked local workers of the district to reach to the common people of the area and ensure their support for the party.

BJP’s Munish Sharma holds meeting with Mahila Morcha, BJYM

13343081_1017217755026589_2761710524518931987_nBharatiya Janata Party (BJP) senior leader and State All Morchas In-Charge, Munish Sharma held meeting with the Mahila Morcha and BJYM (Youth wing) at party office here, on Thursday. Sharma while speaking on the occasion asked women and youth workers to highlight the BJP led Narendra Modi’s schemes and ensure it to reach to the gross root level in the state. He said BJP launched many skill development initiatives in the state for the welfare of women and youth. “Our people need to ensure the same to reach to the beneficiaries in the state,” he said, adding, BJP has taken special initiatives to cater the needs and aspirations of women and youth of the state. Sharma also asked the gathering to ensure party activities to continue in all the regions of the state and listen to the grievances of the general public. Present on the occasion were District President Srinagar Fayaz Ahmad Bhat, State President ,Minority Morcha Mohd Sidiq Khan, State Vice President BJYM Aijaz Hussain, State Secretary BJYM Bilal Ahmad Parray.

BJP district Jammu holds meeting

13344779_1017203928361305_7999759484163270448_nBJP Jammu Distt. organised a meeting of Distt. Office bearers, Mandal President & Mandal General Secretaries under its Distt. President Baldev Singh Billowaria at Kachi Chawni office. BJP State Vice- President & Distt. Prabhari Rajni Sethi, State Secretary & Seh Prabhari Anuradha Charak also graced the occasion. Baldev Singh Billawaria announced the setting up of committees for further taking programmes like “Beti Bachao Beti Phadao” and “Swacch Bharat Abhayan” to every nook and corner of the district besides educating the people about the achievements of Narendra Modi government. Addressing the meeting, Rajni Sethi said that a number of schemes for the economic and social upliftment of the women have been initiated and the same need to be highlighted. She said that the women activists of the party should help the genuinely deserving females to avail the benefits of various welfare schemes. Anuradha Charak said that women constitute over about 50 per cent population of the society and hence they need to be empowered so that they too contribute in nation building as well as extending help to the womenfolk to rise and progress in life. Baldev Singh said that the party has been organising programmes at different-levels under “Vikas Parv” to high Modi Government’s two years splendid governance at the Centre. He asked the Presidents of Mandals to convene meetings of their teams and deputes them to different-wards and booths to mobilize the public opinion in favour of BJP. Distt. General Secretary Vinay Gupta, who conduct the proceeding of the meeting, said that Jammu Distt. Team has started gearing up its activities and every effort is being made to ensure that more and more programmes are organized under “Vikas Parv”. Anil Masoom, Parsho Sharma, Sat Pal Choudhary, Vikas Sharma, Shallu Gupta, Sheela Devi, Rekha Mahajan, Ankush Gupta, Ch. Harbans Lal, Prof Sham Lal, Ramesh Gupta and others attended the meeting.

Jugal address public, lay foundation stone for community hall

13332739_1017200591694972_3894605241977811470_nMember of Parliament & BJP former State President Jugal Kishore Sharma, along with State General Secretary Dr. Narinder Singh, State Secretary & District Prabhari Ch. Vikram Randhawa, Ex-MLA Ashwani Sharma, toured Bishnah, Arnia, Rehal and Suhagpur areas of Bishnah assembly constituency. He interacted with the local people, took stock of their day to day problems and assured that the same will be mitigated at the earliest. The MP also laid foundation stone for the construction of community hall in the premises of Radha Krishan temple at village Chorli and provided Rs. 5 lakh from his MPLAD for the same. Juhgal Kishore Sharma, while addressing a massive gathering at Rehal, said that on completion of two years of Prime Minister Narendra Modi government at the Centre, the state unit of BJP has chalked out programmes and deputed its senior leaders, including Ministers, MPs, MLAs, MLCs and office bearers to visit areas falling in every District to highlight the achievements of this government under “Vikas Parv”. He said that dozens of schemes have been launched during two years, which have been exclusively carved for the welfare and upliftment of youth, women, weaker sections, border people, farmers etc. He said that the people are appreciating the Centrally sponsored schemes and the opposition parties have been turned issueless, directionless and in frustration. He said that the two years of Modi government have been splendid with not even a single case of corruption and achieved the distinction of giving most efficient governance. He also spoke in details about the developmental projects sanctioned for different areas in Jammu-Poonch Parliamentary constituency. Dr. Narinder Singh, in his address, said that for the first time in the history of India, record 52 innovative welfare schemes have been launched in a short span of just 24 months, which itself speak about the gravity of concern and pain of Narendra Modi for every section of the society. Vikram Randhawa assured the MP that the entire team of R.S. Pura district is devoting maximum time in visiting different areas to highlight the achievements of Narendra Modi led NDA government. Besides District President Brijeshwar Rana, local Sarpanches and Panches also addressed the gathering.

BJP committed for the cause of traders: Harinder

13315560_1017196938362004_7927928299017997387_nThe State unit of Jammu & Kashmir BJP expresses satisfaction over the stand taken by its MLAs to force the government to rollback 16 new SROs related to the implementation of different provisions of the recently tabled annual budget and that the party will never allow hasty and unilateral decisions to be taken and implemented at the cost of the interests of different sections of the industry and trade. According to an official handout, BJP State General Secretary Harinder Gupta, while reiterating party’s principle stand for the cause of the traders, said that every activists of the party stand united against the decision of state government to issue sixteen SROs within two days and our MLAs opposed the same tooth and nail. He said that the united voice of our MLAs against these SROs left the government with no option but to rollback, which is indeed a splendid show of strength as well. He said that BJP is the only political party which has all along stood for the cause of every section, particularly the trade and industry sector. He said that the new precedent which was started by the government soon after tabling of the budget, cannot be justified by any yardstick and hence the party openly raised voice against it through its MLAs on the floor of the house, which resulted into rollback of all the sixteen SROs. Harinder Gupta also criticized the NC senior leader & MLA Davinder Rana for his stand on GST and said that it is most unfortunate and worst kind of political opportunism, which has exposed leaders like him. He said that people are well aware about the past conduct of the MLA and cannot be misled by making false statements. It was the than Finance Minister Abdul Rahim Rather, a senior NC leader, who remained head of the committee which was constituted to evolve consensus on the same and did not utter a single word of opposition on various provision of GST. It is a clear example of how the NC leaders behave and issue statements while outside the government.

Maha Kumb to be celebrated after 75 years in Ganderbal

13322105_1017191301695901_252847150625123236_nBharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Kashmir Displaced District headed by senior leader T.N Bhat along with the team asked district administration Ganderbal to make sufficient arrangements for the celebration of ‘Dashhar Maha Kumb festival’. The displaced Kashmiri Pandit unit will be celebrating the holy festival at Shadipur in central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district after 75 years. “BJP senior leader T.N Bhat along with the team met the state President of J&K BJP Shri Sat Shrma and Hon'ble Minister of State for Finance and Planning, Information Technology, Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, CAPD, Tribal Affairs, Relief & Rehabilitation and L& Emp Ajay Nanda and apprised about the arrangements made for Dashhar Maha Kumb,” the unit said in a statement. The festival is to be celebrated on 12th, 13th and 14th of June 2016. “This Mahakumb has arrived after the gap of 75 year. Previously this Kumb was celebrated in the year of 1941,” Bhat said. Bhat appealed the State govt. to mitigate the problems during the Dashhar Mahakumb festival. Shri Sat Sharma and Shri Ajay Nanda assured the delegation that all steps will be taken to ensure smooth conduct of festival. “The delegation also met District Development Commissioner Ganderbal and appealed him to make sufficient arrangements for Dashhar Mahakumb festival including electricity, transport facilities, blankets and Health facilities at the venue,” Bhat added. The concern authorities assured them to availability of hygienic stocks and other facilities at the venue. BJP District unit Ganderbal and Bandipora are also collaborating with this team. A team of Kashmir temple caring committee of Shadipur, president Shri Bharat Raina and Kashmir Dashhar Mahakumb celebration committee convener Shri Dr. A.K.Kaul and co-convener Shri S.K. Kalle here facilitate the yatra.

Development works are being continuously monitored: Kavinder Gupta

13321809_1017190338362664_1141598795570011164_nSpeaker J&K Assembly and MLA, Gandhi Nagar, Kavinder Gupta, in a press statement issued here today said that working for the people of Gandhi Nagar is his first priority and he is continuously monitoring the developmental works of his constituency. The Speaker informed that his team which includes his Special Assistant, Vinod Malhotra; Public Relation Officer, Er. Ashwani Khosla and other staff of his office are available in his GandhiNagar office and are moreover paying visits at different locations of the constituency and keeping a contact with the officers of various departments and the public. Today on his direction, both the Spl. Assistant & his PRO visited Qasim Nagar, Rajiv Nagar, Bahu Fort and Gorkha Nagar area and interacted with the people on his direction and listened to their grievances. Field staff of PHE, PDD, JMC and PWD(R&B) was also present on the occasion. Locals put forth few demands pertaining to De silting of Nallah at Rajiv Nagar and Qasim Nagar, requirement of new water pipes at Baazigar Basti and Kacha Talab, Bahu fort, up gradation of existing transformer and Black topping of internal roads of Qasim Nagar, Gorkha Nagar, Main Parking of Bahu Fort Temple. All these issues were immediately taken with the Speaker by their staff and necessary directions were issued by the Speaker to the department concerned for taking up these works and completing them within best possible time. Sharda Devi, Dalbir Singh, Vivek Patyal, Subash Kumar, Vikram Singh, Suraj Rana along with prominent citizens and social activists were also present there.

Hon’ble MLC Charanjeet Singh Khalsa inaugurated fully computerised Charitable Clinical Laboratory

13335944_1017182168363481_5899657962395819546_nHon'ble MLC Charanjeet Singh Khalsa inaugurated fully computerised Charitable Clinical Laboratory opened by Helping Hand A Society at Sector 11 Guru Nanak Nagar,Jammu for the convenience of the people. He appreciated this initiative by adding words in favour of the common people who sometime cannot afford expensive lab tests.

Vibodh Demands Development of Tourist Circuit Along Mughal Road

13346509_1017180248363673_77427269807138340_nBJP Senior leader and MLC Vibodh Gupta today had a meeting with commissioner Secretary Tourism Farooq Ahmed Shah and discussed various proposals for the development of Tourism in Pir Panjal area. During the meeting Vibodh informed that there is a large number of historic forts and other structures linked to the Mughal history in Rajouri and Poonch all along the Mughal Road. These monuments needs to be properly protected and restored so that a Mougal Tourism Circuit from Chingus to Pir Ki Gali can be developed. This he said will go a long way in promoting this region for tourism at national and international level. Gupta also proposed to the tourism commissioner that since a large number of people visit Shadra Shrief and in order to further develop this area a Gandola project should be started between Shardra Shrief and DKG. This Gandola service can act as a huge attraction for the tourists as this area has immense scenic and natural beauty. MLC Vibodh further proposed that since Rajouri town is centrally located between Jammu and Srinagar so a ultra modern and high tech tourism complex with state of art facilities needs to be developed in Rajouri. This facility can act as a tourism facilitation center for the Pir Panjal area. During the meeting Vibodh also informed the commissioner secretary that as per the agenda of the alliance of the Government it is proposed that seven lakes of Rajouri will be promoted as major tourism destination in the Pir Panjal area. He said that this process needs to be expedited and road connectivity should be provided to these remotely located lakes. All these proposals once implemented will go a long way in exploiting the tourism potential of the region. This will also boost the economy of the region and will create tremendous employment opportunities for the local youth. Commissioner secretary tourism informed MLC Vibodh that all these proposals are very good proposals and tourism department will make all efforts to ensure that these very important proposals are properly implemented on the ground.

Sheesh Mahal, Moti Mahal, Bagh Deodi yet to be declared as SPM: Priya

Lotus Logo copyMinister of State for Culture and Tourism Priya Sethi, while replying to a Calling Attention Notice of Dr. Shehnaz Ganai, today informed the House that Sheesh Mahal Palace in Poonch is presently used by the Education Department and Girls Higher Secondary School is functioning in the premises of the Palace. The Minister said that the Detailed Project Report (DPR) for conservation and restoration will be taken up physically once the palace under question is declared as State Protected Monument (SPM) under the J&K Ancient Monument Preservation Act 1920, Amendment Act 2010 and J&K Heritage Conservation and Preservation Act-2010. The Minister further informed the House that Moti Mahal Palace is used by the Army and the Army authorities have not given permission for its survey and documentation with the result the department is unable to take up the process of its declaration as a State Protected Monument/ Heritage Building. Regarding the Bagh Deodi, the Minister informed the House that the process of declaring it as State Protected Monument under J&K Ancient Monument Preservation Act 1920 (Amendment, 2010) has been initiated and is under process.She said that Revenue authorities have been requested to furnish revenue record. Once the revenue documents are received, case will be further processed and notification will be issued accordingly", she said and added that the process of its restoration and conservation can be taken up only after issuance of notification. The Minister also informed that the repairs and renovation work on Poonch Fort are in full swing and its beautification will attract tourists in future to a large extent.

Mohd Hassan Pasha Called upon Priya Sethi, Hon’ble Minister

13322121_1016969451718086_3735470353848680602_nMohd Hassan Pasha Called upon Priya Sethi, Hon’ble Minister of State for Education, Technical Education, Culture, Tourism, Horticulture, Floriculture and Park J&K Gov’t. President BJYM KARGIL (LADAKH) Mohd Hassan Pasha met with the Honorable Priya Sethi, at her Civil Secretariat office in Srinagar. Where President BJYM discussed and de-briefed about issues of District Kargil with the Honorable Minister of State. Matters which were debriefed are as follows: 1: Filling up of the vacancies Under SSA. There are lot of vacancies lying in the Education Department in Kargil District which should be filled at the earliest so that the unemployment Youths gets benefited. With the result the Education Department is facing lot of problems in running of the schools smoothly and the same is effecting the students who are pursuing studies.
2: JKPSC Examination Centre in Kargil Establishment of Jammu and Kashmir Public Service Commission (JKPSC) Examination Centre in Kargil for conduct of written examination to various posts of Jammu and Kashmir is urgently required, and as recently JKPSC centre has been established at Leh district but unfortunately Kargil district is still devoid of the centre. 3: IGNOU Regional Centre for Kargil Up-Gradation of IGNOU Study Centre Kargil to IGNOU Regional Centre Kargil and Zanska, as per the survey it is found that large no of students are pursuing their course from IGNOU in Kargil is very needful and important. 4: Increase in the Number of Seats in JNV Kargil. The number of students enrolled in JNV Kargil ( Ladakh) for 6th class is only 30, but the capacity is nearly double of that as the infrastructure is far better to accommodate more students. On the contrary in Leh District 80 students are enrolled every year despite having the same infrastructure. In her reply, Priya Sethi considered every issue with a great and open-minded vision and was thus to help in every way possible to provide help to the region and its people, especially the youth sector. The Minister also assured us that the Govt. will try its best to resolve the above said problems at the earliest. At the end she assured the President of BJYM she will take the matter to the concerned Departments and soon the demands and issues will be resolved at any cost.

Dr. Gagan Bhagat MLA from R.S Pura succeeded in getting much awaited Critical Care Ambulance and Automatic Blood Analyser for Community Health Centre R.S Pura

13315628_1016642675084097_5093366005675195332_nThe local health institution has witnessed several positive developments since Dr.Gagan Bhagat had been elected as Legislator from R.S Pura, it is pertinent to mention here that Dr. Gagan Bhagat was a Medical Officer in the same institution and knows very well the shortcomings of the CHC R.S Pura, dedicated power feeder (24 hours light),and sanctioning Blood bank are the previous important developmental achievements of MLA R.S Pura.Various social, religious organization, heads of various business establishments, prominent citizens and several political parties cutting across party lines have appreciated the sincere efforts of Dr.Gagan Bhagat.While talking to the Media persons Dr.Gagan Bhagat said that the Critical Care Ambulance and the Automatic Blood Analyser will help the serious patients in this border hospital, the ambulance will save many life as there are many cases in which the patient died on the way to G.M.C Jammu due to lack of critical care ambulance facility, the ambulance will cost between 10 to 12 lakhs and the Blood testing Analyser between 6 to 8 lakhs, and the same has been sanctioned under the B.A.D.P , the previous govt. had used the B.A.D.P funds for maximum construction of lanes and drains in which there is a chance of corruption, now the funds which are provided by the Union Govt. for the betterment of the people living in the border area will be utilized in a better and efficient way so that these people living on border get the basic facilities especially in the health sector. Dr. Gagan Bhagat further said that the medicines and other diagnostic facility at the C.H.C R.S Pura hospital will be available to the general people and has asked to contact him or his office if the staff refused for the same, he added that the govt. is very soon bringing the Free Drug Policy for the people of Jammu & Kashmir, which will be a historical gift especially to the poor people.Talking abouty the 50 bedded hospital Dr.Gagan Bhagat said that the hospital will be opened for the general public before 31st December this year, and he has been continuously monitoring the pace of work in the said hospital himself.

Health condition in State reached at “bleeding point”:- Ravinder Raina

13339730_1016641375084227_3824567542202168762_nBJP MLA from Nowshera-Sunderbani highlighted the health related issues in Assembly. Taking part in the discussion during the question hour, Raina said there is severe shortage of doctors in the State and particular in Sub district hospital Nowshera and Sunderbani. He said both the hospitals not only serves the patients of his constituency but the patients from the adjoining areas of the neighbouring Constituencies like Kalakote, Rajouri, Chamb, Akhnoor and Reasi usually get treatment these two hospital since long as the people have very high trust on SDH Nowshera and SDH Sunderbani but at present due to the shortage of the doctors against the sanction posts; both the hospitals are in miserable condition. Discussing his starred question, AQ No:-531 in Assembly Raina said the doctors posted in rural areas of Jammu and Kashmir are leaving their rural posting through deputations for government medical colleges based in J&K cities due to which the situation in rural health centres (PHC’s) and Sub-district hospitals in towns like Sunderbani and Nowshera has reached at a "bleeding point" and asked the government to take all necessary measures to get out of this crisis. He asked the minister to ensure the early release of the proposed cost for SDH Nowshera which is Rs.15 Crore 78 lacs and for SDH Sunderbani Rs. 16 Crore 99 Lacs so that the upgradation of both the hospitals may be completed at the earliest. Raina further said the PHC’’s such as in Lamberi Siot, Seri, Laroka, Langer are in dying condition, he accuses the previous NC-Congress government for the present mess in the Health & The Medical Education department and said its now our responsibility to bring the department out mess and deliver. Raina also put the demand of “Truma Hospital” in Sunderbani which was sanctioned earlier but shifted from Sunderbani by the political bosses of the previous government. Replying to Ravinder Raina, Minister for Health and Medical Sciences Bali Bhagat said there is severe shortage of doctors in the department which created problems across the state, he further said the vacant posts of doctors have been referred to the recruiting agencies for making selections and shall be filled up as soon as the selection list is received. However, additional man power has been provided under NHM AT Sunderbani and Nowshera Hospitals. He assured the MLA that all funds shall be released for the upgradation of SDH Sunderbani and SDH Nowshera. Speaking on “Truma Hospital” Minister said the proposal for establishment of Truma Hospital at Sunderbani is submitted to the Ministry of Health & Family welfare, Government of India for approval and shall consider Sunderbani on priority. Raising the supplementary question in the house after the minister reply, Raina said “in the health department, 10 per cent deputation is allowed to serve as registers, PGs and assistant surgeons in Medical Colleges based in Srinagar and Jammu, however, there is a long list of doctors of the health department who are in government medical colleges, leaving the Sub-district hospitals and primary health centres in rural areas without doctors. He said against sanctioned strength of Incidentally, those among the doctors, who have gone for deputation for higher education, have not returned to the health department even after completing their PGs. "After getting selected as assistant surgeon in the health department to serve in rural areas, doctors usually apply for PG courses and move to the medical colleges. It is their right,but when they pursue courses like MCh, DM, etc, they should either declare their post in rural areas vacant or they should give in writing they will serve in rural areas once they complete the degree and accuse that they don't do anything, leaving rural areas without doctors for long and also blocking the post in the rural areas, which is the root cause of all the problems, he said. Raina appreciated the working of the Health Minister and said that e have full faith in Bali Bhagat Ji, who will surely improve the condition of dying health department. Minister at the end assured him that he take all appropriate steps to check such types of practices.

Baldev Singh Billawaria toured Rajiv Nagar, Kasim Nagar

13343141_1016595945088770_3126451472243873861_nBJP District President Jammu Baldev Singh Billawaria along with Mandal President toured Rajiv Nagar, Kasim Nagar and listens the problems of people.

Today different leaders in upper house i.e legislative council spoke on the budget

13331059_1016567518424946_4120948497527820730_nFinance Minister Haseeb A Drabu was present in the house while addressing the house Mr. Ramesh Arora spoke in support of budget touching various issues and also made some suggestion regarding budget. Mr Arora Said although efforts were made to expose the corruption in the system and way out were also suggested to rectify the same. Mode of plan and non plan was also changed. In this budget fund was misused and liability has been created with respect to provident fund and in similar manner employee state insurance scheme amount has also created an extra liability due to wrong policies ot previous govt. Mr. Arora welcomed the reform and budget provision made in favour ot police and additional amount is kept for Journalist. He also welcomed that a critical analysis was made about field working of R&B, PDD, SRTC and congratulated Mr. Drabu for his commitment and boldness towards eradication of corruption. Mr. Arora suggested that VAT on canteen items should be removed and all items be exempted as every third person in our state is an ex- serviceman. He also suggested that toll-Tax increased will effect the common man it should not be done. He also suggested that hike in the tax of air-fuel from 20 to 25% will effect the fare. Mr. Arora also suggested that no tax be imposed on eatable items and mobile and laptop because these are not luxury items but necessity. Mr. Arora also asked finance Minster not to charge Rs.50 per connection of cable as entertainment duty with these suggestion Mr Arora said that welfare of the women were taken care rightly and welcomed the provision made for them. Mr. Arora spoke for 20 minutes on various issues of budget. Mr. Ramesh Arora has donated Rs. 10 Lakh for construction of Memorial complex at Kishtwar in memory of Late. Satish Bhandari who laid down his life in fighting militancy. A release order of the amount was handed over to Sunil Sharma MOS and MLA from Kishtwar in presence of Deleep Parihar MLA, Gangan bhagat MLA and Munish Sharma Incharge all Morcha’s .Mr. Arora said it is a tribute to Satish Bhandari who was Gen. Secretary of Hindu Raksha Samiti and good friend of mine.

BJP Kashmir celebrates ‘Vikas Parv’ to showcase developmental agenda

13342941_1016566081758423_5597746755271898816_nBharatiya Janata Party (BJP) celebrated the completion of two years of the Narendra Modi led NDA government at the Centre as well as State government as 'Vikas Parv' (development festival) at south Kashmir’s Pulwama district, on Wednesday. The party workers of Pulwama district have assembled at newly opened office, where general public were informed about the various pro-people work done and dozens of schemes launched by BJP during their two-years of rule at central and more than a year rule in the state. The function was presided by District President Pulwama, Master Abdul Gani, Vice President Avtar Singh, Constituency President Pulwama, Shabir Ahmad; Constituency President Tral, Manzoor Ahmad. Munish Sharma Incharge Morchas, speaking on the occasion said that the inclusive development, job creation for youth, social initiatives such as “Beti Bachao Beti Padhao”, One Rank One Pension for retired defence personnel, and increase in FDI are some of the highlights of Modi’s two years in power. “No corruption cases were reported during the BJP rule in the country,” he said. Sharma also inaugurated the party office for Pulwama workers in presence of District Office Bearers and Constituency Presidents. BJP Media Incharge Kashmir, Altaf Thakur released party’s pamphlet containing various welfare schemes launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi led NDA government at the centre. “The pamphlet has mentioned 52 such schemes, which have been launched by this government during the last two years for the welfare of youth, women, farmers, border people, weaker sections etc,” Thakur said. BJP State Youth Vice President on the occasion said that soon after forming the government displayed the commitment to take all along and work towards social and economic upliftment of the people across the country without any favour or discrimination on the basis region or faith. “Prime Minister has adopted the slogan of “Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas” in true sense and the same is visible on ground,” he said. Many people joined the BJP on the occasion which includes three Sarpanchs from Congress. Nisar Ahmad Ganie, Bopinder Singh and Sandeep Singh from Tral joined the party.

J&K State BJP Spokesperson, Prof. Virender Gupta welcomed the budget proposals

Prof.-Virender-GuptaJ&K State BJP Spokesperson, Prof. Virender Gupta welcomed the budget proposals in particular waiving off the fee for girl students in State owned educational institutions up to 10+2 level, reserving 10 percent area in all industrial estates of the State for women entrepreneur, establishing four women police stations, creating a corpus fund of Rs 2 crore for the welfare of the journalists, 30 units free power for BPL families, 80 crore for distributing 5 LED lamps to each registered consumer, investing in small hydroelectric projects and streamlining the power distribution system. He was critical of the Congress and NC leaders criticizing the budget proposals and terming it as vision less and directionless, whereas during their rein they made the State bankrupt and looted the State exchequer with open hands, thereby hampered the development activities in the state. However, Prof. Virender asked the State government to roll back the anti-people provisions in the budget like imposing monthly tax of Rs 50 on each cable network connection, increasing VAT from 13.5 to 14.5 percent on eatable product of common masses like Lassi, Butter Milk, Separated Milk, Flavoured Milk, Rusks, packed frozen food, juices and ready to serve food; Mobile phones, readymade garments and hosiery goods. Prof. Virender also asked the government to address the sensitive issue while revoking the tax on helicopter service to Vaishno Devi Yatries to respect the religions sentiments of Hindu population. The spokesperson demanded that issues of business community as projected by Chamber of Commerce & Industries, Jammu, like Rationalization of taxes, simplification of Tax structure and making comprehensive industrial policy need to be incorporated in the State Budget. He also asked for making the compensation to people of Jammu region, who had suffered during 2014 floods.

In the state assembly today at the very start of the house BJP

13335615_1016550068426691_3640551396135860083_nPresident and MLA Jammu west Sat Sharma and party chief whip and MLA Jammu east Rajesh Gupta asked the government to withdraw the SROs without the budget being passed by the government. The speaker of the J&K legislative assembly Kavinder Gupta on Wednesday asked the government to withdraw all the SROs issued by the finance ministry in the budget presented on May 30th. Rajesh Gupta while speaking in the assembly said that imposition of VAT on hosiery goods and readymade garments from 5% to 14.5% is unethical. MLA Jammu west and president BJP Sat Sharma in his reply to the finance ministry said that in the centre the excise duty and custom duty is imposed from the date of the budget but in our state the SRO issued after the budget is passed in the house. Sat Sharma and Rajesh Gupta asked the government to roll back the imposition of all those taxes that are unethical. Attachments area.

BJP Mandal Bhaderwah organizes ‘Punya Tithi’ of Swami Raj Katal

13346877_1016430475105317_5553542194534430810_nBJP Mandal Bhaderwah organized a meeting at Village Monda (Sartingal) on Punya Tithi of veteran BJP leader late Swami Raj Katal who was assassinated by militants on May 30, 1994 when he was on his way to the town to attend his official work. The meeting which was presided by veteran party leader Bhumi Prakash Chohan was attended by a large number of party activists and social workers of the Mandal and his family.While briefing the gathering about the concept of organizing suchfunctions the Mandal president Ramneek Singh Manhas said that sincepeople had forgotten about the sacrifices rendered for the unity ofthe country it had become necessary to organize such functions wherethe martyrs could be remembered, their sacrifices galvanized and theirsuccessors introduced. “This will also educate the new generationabout the struggle that their ancestors had done to make Jammu andKashmir part of India which otherwise would have been part of Pakistanby now”, added the Mandal President. He also asked the new generation to draw inspiration from the sacrifices of their forefathers to do everything possible in the service of their mother land. While thanking the Mandal President for taking initiative of organizing ‘Punya Tithi’ of his father, Naresh Katal said that as long as his father was alive he was part of his family, but once he was martyred he became property of the nation for which he had laid down his life. “I am happy that this fact is being realized now”, he said. Prominent among others who spoke on the occasion include Manmohan Nath Razdan, Balkrishan Kotwal, Raj Singh Charak, Raj Singh Kotwal, Lekh Raj Katal, Mahtama Ram Katal and Others.

भारतीय जनता पार्टी के प्रदेश महामंत्री श्री पवन खजुरिया जी ने ज़िला प्रधान राकेश गुप्ता जी के साथ टिकरी लेहनु का दौरा किया

13307356_1016420051773026_2226823606598260083_nभारतीय जनता पार्टी के प्रदेश महामंत्री श्री पवन खजुरिया जी ने ज़िला प्रधान राकेश गुप्ता जी के साथ टिकरी लेहनु का दौरा किया और लोगो की समस्याओं को सुना।लोगों ने वताया की उनको पानी की काफी किल्लत आ रही है और साथ ही बिजली की भी काफी परेशानी है और उन्होंने और भी कई समस्याओं को भाजपा प्रदेश महामन्त्री पवन खजुरिया जी के स्मक्ष्य रखा।इसी पर पवन खजुरिया जी ने कई समस्याओं का समाधान सम्बंदित आलादिकारियो से बात कर मोके पर ही हल करवाया और जल्द ही बाकि समस्याओं को जल्द से जल्द हल करबाने को कहा।उनके साथ ज़िला प्रधान राकेश गुप्ता,विकास कोंग्रा, जगदीश, रोमेश, मोहन लाल द्राहि आदि उपस्थित थे।

Raina demands special package for Nowshera & Sunderbani

13327460_1016053568476341_2100177092986912347_nBJP MLA from Nowshera Ravinder Raina, during the question hour in J&K Assembly,highlighted the problems of Nowshera and Sunderbani towns and demanded the special package the the development of twin towns of his constituency. On Tuesday, Speaking on his starred question, AQ No:-530 , Raina said the lanes and the drains of Nowshera and Sunderbani towns are in shamble condition and needs immediate assistance from the government for the development and the maintance. He during the visit of Deputy Chief minister Rs.1crore for Nowshera and Rs.1 Crore separately for Sunderbani were announced for the development of these two towns, but no progress s made so far. He said for the de-congestion of Sunderbani market a proposal for the construction of alternative by-pass road from Old bus stand Sunderbani to Hospital Connecting Kathanu was submitted but tenders not floated yet and also demanded that the various works proposed under Nowshera MC and Sunderbani MC should immediately be started including the construction of lane by laying NTC interlocking tiles from Mukhergi Chowk to Dusheera ground via Quarter mohalla-Nowshera. Raina showed the serious concern for Darshan Nagar area of Nowshera town which is kept out of the jurisdiction of municipal committee and said that inspite of repeated requests in Assembly and DDB’s meeting, no action is taken in this regard and asked the speaker to issue necessary directions to the concerned authorities to incorporate Darshan Nagar in Nowshera MC. Replying to the questions of MLA Nowshera, Deputy Chief Minister Dr. Nirmal said director ULB-Jammu personally visited the Sunderbani and Nowshera and submitted the reports regarding the developmental works to the department. He said both towns are historically very significant towns and the the heritage of our State, he said during his tour to both the towns he announced Rs.1 Crore each for both the towns and have received the DPR and very soon works will be started. He assured the MLA that the proposal for the Construction of by-pass road in Sunderbai town and Construction of road/ lane from Mukhergi Chowk to Dusshera ground via Quarter mohalla shall be taken up shortely, he said DPR of Snderbani by-paas road is already prepared and very soon tender will be floated and gave instructions to the departmentto frame the DPR of the road from Mukhergi Chowk to Dusshera ground and subsequently tender the work as early as possible. On the issue of Darshan Nagar, Dr. Nirmal Singh assured the member that he will look into this matter personally and sought it out very shortly, Dr Singh assured the member that after the assembly session he will visit Nowshera and Sunderbani and will review the ongoing works and will prepare comprehensive developmental plan for the area.

Sidant Manhas nominated BJYM District President Jammu

13346776_1015915531823478_8262417224223209860_nSidant Manhas nominated BJYM District President Jammu. In the presence of Hon'ble Speaker Kavinder Gupta, BJP District President Jammu Baldev Singh Billawaria, BJYM State President Dr. Ajay Magotra, All Morcha Prabharies Munish Sharma and District General Secretary Vinay Gupta.

MLC Charanjeet Singh Khalsa inaugurated protection wall

13315814_1015895511825480_6336090937358127154_nMLC Charanjeet Singh Khalsa inaugurated protection wall at Azad Nagar Upper Gadigarh near Govt. Primary School for the welfare of the residents residing there. After that Charanjeet Singh Khalsa looked out the grievances of the inhabitants and assured them that this is the startup to improve the living standard of the people, adding to this he also said that this is our prime duty to satisfy the public. It was the great initiative by him to assure the people that BJP and PDP will alwayz be there for the welfare of the people of the State.

Modi puts India on fast track growth: Manhas

13339548_1015880945160270_8211547557647442635_nDuring the two years of NDA government under Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, the country has scaled new heights of development in all the fields putting it on high fast track growth and the despondency that had crept into the psyche of the masses due to the scam laced mis-governance of the UPA’s ten years rule is a thing of the past, claimed BJP Member of Parliament Shamsher Singh Manhas while addressing media persons at Trikuta Nagar office. The sole endeavour of NDA has been to provide corruption free, transparent governance committed to remove poverty, unemployment, industrial stagnation, inflation and stimulate the economy, work for the welfare of farmers, youth, women and downtrodden communities and raise the stature of the country in the comity of nations, he said.. Shamsher Singh Manhas said that the NDA’s good and clean governance has resulted in India becoming one of the fastest developing country in the world, with GDP rate having grown from 5 to 7.6 percent and tremendous increase in the foreign investment and accretion in the foreign currency reserves. The reputation and credit rating of India has significantly improved throughout the world. Manhas said that the thrust areas of development has been on creating the infrastructure like highways, which were earlier being constructed at low pace of 4 km per day, now being constructed at the rate of 20 km per day. The railway network and the conditions of rails and platforms have under gone drastic improvements. In Jammu and Kashmir, through free LPG connection scheme, 2910 connections have been provided and benefits of Mudra Bank Yojna have been availed by 713 youth. Skill Development Centre in each district of the state with an objective of providing skill and job to 2000 youth per year are in the pipeline. Manhas said that the Union Health Minister recently laid foundation stones for three medical colleges at district levels in the state and two more such colleges have been sanctioned. The Union government has also sanctioned two AIIMS, IIT, IIM and Institute of Mass Communication, work on which have been already commenced. About 52 new schemes have been initiated including Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, Beti Bacho- Beti Padoo Yojna, Dhan Jan Yojna, Make in India, Skill India, Start up India, Jeevan Jyoti, Beema, Jeevan Surakhya Beema, Atal Pension Yojna, Kissan Fasal Beema Yojna etc. BJP State General Secretary Harinder Gupta, State Spokespersons Prof. Virender Gupta & Balbir Ram Rattan and State Secretary Sanjay Baru were also present in the press conference.

Budget includes many points from our Vision Document: Brig Gupta

13332851_1015880265160338_6274733948262015971_nThe annual budget presented by the Finance Minister is path-breaking and will lead the state to an unprecedented era of development, said Brig Anil Gupta State Spokesperson of BJP. The budget includes many points from the Vision Document released by the party before the elections. It validates the commitment of the alliance government to work in unison for the welfare of the people of the state and usher an era of holistic development to fulfil our vision for the planned development of the state. In order to conserve electricity, use of LED bulbs had been proposed in the document. In this budget, the Finance Minister has announced that street lights in two Municipal Corporations of Jammu and Srinagar and other municipalities across the state will be replaced in a phased manner with energy efficient smart LED lights. He has also made a provision of 64 crore for providing subsidised LED lamps to each registered consumer and also announced energy audit of government offices for implementing LED lighting, explained Brig Gupta. Referring to the announcements regarding promotion of IT industry, debt waiver scheme for the house boat owners, bringing all genuinely affected families under the ambit of BPL, efficient functioning of police stations, empowerment of women and exemption of fee for all girl students in government run Institutions up to higher secondary level, Brig Gupta said that that all these issues had been included in the party’s Vision Document. Gupta exhorted the Finance Minister to waive off the tuition fee for girl students in the government Colleges as well. Brig Gupta profusely thanked the Finance Minister for reducing the tax to 5% from 13.5% on automobiles sold through CSD canteens to the members of the Armed Forces having Canteen Smart Cards. Brig Gupta saidthat with this gesture the PDP-BJP government has met the long pending demand of the soldiers both serving and retired while all previous governments only made false promises but failed to deliver. “ Dr. Drabu should take one more magnanimous step and extend this benefit to all goods sold through CSD Canteens to the entitled persons” urged Brig Gupta.

Issue of PHE daily wagers strike rocks assembly

13327357_1015344178547280_3222062000543057485_nThe issue of impending strike of PHE daily wagers and non-payment of their dues since the past thirty-five months, was raised by R. S. Pathania, MLA Ramnagar in Zero Hour of Legislative Assembly and he was supported by Rajesh Gupta, MLA Jammu East, Daleep Parihar, MLA Bhadarwah and Ravinder Raina, MLA Nowshera, who were on their feet seeking an early indulgence from the government in this behalf. Pathania was pretty vocal and ebullient enough to demand a commitment from the Government, 'Within what period of time these daily wagers shall be paid their wages and steps be taken to cut short their strike by negotiations' What is the wage policy of the government with respect to daily rated/ contractual/casual workers' Whereas as per Minimum Wages Act, the government has itself put a bar as to nobody – may be a person or an organization or limited concern - can employ anybody on wages less than Rs. 157.00 per day. And section 22 of Minimum Wages Act specifies that paying less than minimum wages shall be a penal offence. But, on seeing the monthly wages of SPOs, ReTs, ReZs, casual labourers working on Rs. 500.00 per month, it comes to light that State itself is violating the Minimum Wages Act. Similar is the tell-tale of drivers/sweepers in state Health Deptt., Rets, ReZs, night-chowkidars in CAPD, Chowkidars in Panchayat Ghars, PTS appointed @ Rs. 100 p.m. by Health Deptt., AW Workers and AW Helpers and lambardars and chowkidars too whose appointment is a result of statute passed by this Assembly, and the total countdown is exhaustive. The protesting MLAs were also supported and vindicated by CPI (m) MLA Mohd Yuusf Tarigami. Whereas ‘right to decent living wage’ is itself a fundamental right flowing out of Article 21 as such its upholding, respect and dignity is most primordial essence and edifice of a democratically elected set-up.

Dr. Gagan Bhagat lays foundation stone of Shopping complex at Bus Stand R.S Pura

13321904_1015343521880679_3733977502419935160_nDr. Gagan Bhagat MLA from R.S Pura yesterday laid foundation stone of Shopping complex at R.S Pura Bus Stand, where large number of people from the R.S Pura market, presidents of various business and commercial organization, people from social, religious and all walks of life were present to witness the occasion.While addressing the gathering Dr.Gagan Bhagat said that this project was the need of the hour and since the Bus Stand of R.S Pura is one of the most busiest Bus Stand in Jammu and Kashmir, but the previous successive governments and the public representatives did not paid attention towards the Bus Stand of R.S Pura.The said project will be completed within one year and around 13 shops will be taken up in the first phase and an amount of 40 Lacs approx. Will be spent on this project, besides this there will be all the modern and essential facilities for the passengers which will include Air Conditioned waiting hall ,Modern Sulabh Shauchalya, special bay for the old and disabled persons, in which twenty buses can be parked at a time, blacktopping of the whole bus stand.Dr Gagan Bhagat laid stress on the LED lightning of the whole Bus Stand along with beautification with flowering plants, and he focussed on the security of the passengers and also directed the concerned authorities to install CCTVs in and around the Bus Stand along with Food Court for the refreshment of the passengers. The locals thanked the legislator and said that it is the largest investment at the Bus Stand for the last 40 years and they in voice appreciated the efforts and developmental works started by Dr.Gagan Bhagat in the R.S Pura Constituency, and this face lift and renovation to the Bus Stand and special facilities will certainly benefit the passengers who had no facility at all at the R.S Pura Bus Stand. While addressing the gathering Director Urban Local Bodies Soujanya Sharma said that the demands were put forward by the M.L.S R.S Pura in the recently concluded District Development Board meeting at Jammu and in a record time the department had initiated the process, he futher informed the gathering that Dr.Gagan Bhagat had desired to beautify the main road especially from S.K.U.A.S.T main gate to the Suchetgarh Road Chowk and in this regard directions have been issued to the concerned technical experts who will submit a detailed report within a fortnight. Dr Gagan Bhagat while talking to the media said that this Shopping Complex will create job opportunity and a platform to start their own ventures by the youths in particular, besides the essential facilities will benefit the passengers and he has also asked the agency to also construct a resting room for the drivers and conductors at R.S Pura Bus Stand.One work project will be taken up under the Convergence scheme and a Green Belt and Walkway will be built from the PVC Bana Singh Stadium to the Veterinary research Laboratory, besides construction of a Rotary in front of the SKUAST R.S Pura ,which would give a face lift to the entrance point of the R.S Pura town.There is also a proposal sent to the department for construction of modern Passenger Sheds on the prominent stops at the R.S Pura to Jammu road. At present there are no sheds for the passengers on the Jammu-R.S Pura route, and the passengers have to stand in the hot sun and in the rain, soon they will get those much needed sheds on the main waiting points on the road side.Dr.Gagan Bhagat further asked the youths in particular to share their experiences on Social Networking sites regarding the Union and their Coalition Govt. in the State, and can contact him for the feedback and important suggestions, as he want to involve everyone in the process of development of the R.S Pura.Later on Dr.Gagan Bhagat along with the other officers took a round at the Daljeet chowk and Bus Stand market and interacted with the shopkeepers .On the occasion E.O R.S Pura Jodhraj, Tehsildaar R.S Pura, S.D.P.O R.S Pura, S.H.O R.S Pura Harish Dayama I.P.S,A.E.E (U.L.B), A.E.E (R.N.B) ,B.D.O R.S Pura , Mandal Pradhan Natharam, BJP City President Inder Sudan,Charanjeet, Avtar Singh ,Bodh Raj, Sachin Chopra,Sunny Mahajan,Ranjeet Singh, Hazoori Singh,Sushil Sharma,Sarpanch Vinod Sharma, Sarpanch Bahadur ,Sarpanch Satvinder Sodhi,Surkhi Kumar,and others were present.

BJP Kashmir celebrates two-years of Modi Led govt. at Srinagar

13307260_1015342021880829_2417281353796355732_n‘Party leaders highlights Modi- led govt’s achievement in the country’ To mark the completion of two years of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government at the Centre, the party has organized an event at Nageen- Hazratbal, Srinagar, which was headed by state president Sat Sharma (CA) and attended by hundreds of party workers. Union minister for minority affairs, Dr Najma Haptullah, Minister of State for AYUSH and Family Welfare, Shripad Yesso Naik, and National General Secretary Arun Singh attended the function. Speaking on the occasion, Sat Sharma said that there are visible signs of development on the ground after BJP ruled the country. “The situation is completely different today. We have a prime minister who is strong, decisive and always available to the masses. He has a professional work style and has invigorated a new work culture in the government,” he said, adding, he routinely conducts review meetings with ministers, top bureaucrats, and interacts with officials across the country via video conferences. He talks to people through ‘Mann Ki Baat’, his monthly programme on radio. Sharma added that BJP also used these opportunities to launch massive campaigns such as the ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’ and has been successful in evoking a sense of patriotism in the youth. Whether it is an earthquake in Nepal, or Indians stranded in Yemen, floods in Kashmir, or a fire in a Kerala temple, the Modi government has always reached out to the people with relief and rescue measures. Dr Najma Haptullah, speaking to the workers said that BJP has taken much needed initiatives by launching a national campaign for saving the girl child and educating her- Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao. “Women’s welfare and development will be accorded a high priority at all levels within the government, and BJP is committed to 33% reservation in parliamentary and state assemblies through a constitutional amendment,” She said. She added, Education: Public spending on education to be raised to 6% of GDP. NDA's flagship programme 'Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan' to remove illiteracy. “Dozens of people friendly schemes were introduced to benefit the common masses in the country,” she said. Shripad Yesso Naik also said that BJP government has taken many measures to introduce many schemes in the health sector. National AYUSH Mission was introduced to connect more and more hospital and dispensaries to provide quality health care to the general public. “This service has not only helped patients, but help people to grow medicine plants,” he said. He added that BJP’s immediate task was to rein in inflation by several steps, such as put in place strict measures and special courts to stop hoarding black marketing, setting up price stabilisation fund. BJP National General Secretary Arun Singh also spoke on the occasion said BJP believe in harmonious Centre-state relations. “BJP has ensured cordial Centre-State relations. Our government will be an enabler and facilitator in the rapid progress of states,” he said. He said BJP has introduced High Speed Train network (bullet train), strategic rail networks to connect to Kashmir and ensure high priority to the growth of manufacturing to create enough jobs. The speakers said that BJP government has the biggest achievement to curb widespread corruption in the system. “Since it took over in May 2014, the government has not faced a single corruption charge. At the same time, it has brought in one of the toughest legislation in the world to deal with the black money menace,” they said. They further said that Modi has a vision to make strong foreign policy. “Modi has personal equations with heads of state of all major countries and has established a good rapport with all nations, big or small. He has visited countries where significant numbers of the Indian diaspora reside, and has invited them to invest in their motherland,” they said.

Jammu east MLA Rajesh Gupta raised the issue of the regularisation of daily wagers in the house today

13325645_1015303548551343_603994252218877492_nIn his address to the house Rajesh Gupta said that 61000 daily wagers are on strike for the last 80 days and nobody is asking about their welfare. Rajesh Gupta informed the house that these daily wagers have not got their salaries for the last 40 months. MLA Jammu east said in the house just think how these people must be running their houses and managing their kitchens. Rajesh Gupta said that the past governments just played with their livelihood and only used them as their vote banks. Rajesh Gupta urged the government to consider their case for regularisation. The case of daily wagers has the support of the entire BJP especially MLAs Ravinder Raina, R.S.Pathania,Shakti Parihar,Daleep Parihar,Jeevan Lal,Kuldeep Raj,Rajeev Jasrotia and Neelam Langeh.

BJP will monitor welfare schemes: Dr. Narinder

13307452_1015285298553168_5148265371918491163_nBJP State General Secretary Dr. Narinder Singh, along with BJP Publication Department State Incharge Rajnish Jain, IT & Social Media State Incharge Jaidev Rajwal, BJP Cells Incharge S. Virenderjeet Singh and District Presidents- Baldev Singh Billawaria and Ayodhya Gupta, released party’s pamphlet containing various welfare schemes launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi led NDA government at the centre. This pamphlet has mentioned 52 such schemes, which have been launched by Narendra Modi government during the last two years for the welfare of youth, women, farmers, border people, weaker sections etc. Dr. Narinder Singh, while briefing the media persons about the details of these schemes, said that the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, soon after assuming the chair, displayed the commitment to take all along and work towards social and economic upliftment of the people across the country without any favour or discrimination on the basis region or faith. “Prime Minister has adopted the slogan of “Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas” in true sense and the same is visible on ground”,said Dr. Narinder Singh and added that the State unit of BJP has educated its cadre to follow the same. Dr. Narinder Singh said that about 52 welfare schemes have been launched by Modi government but may be the benefit of any scheme is not reaching the genuinely deserving people and hence the BJP has decided to monitor the implementation of every scheme which stands extended to the State of Jammu and Kashmir . He said that every State government has an official as a Nodal Officer to oversee these schemes and the BJP will be in regular touch with these officials and help in getting these schemes taken to every area and ensure that no one is deprived of availing these schemes on account of any delay tactic of certain departments. Dr. Singh expressed hope that more and more people will be benefited by these schemes in coming days and a new era of progress and prosperity starts in the lives of the people.

RAINA HIGHLIGHTED THE POWER ISSUES OF NOWSHERA-SUNDERBANI

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On Saturday, during the question hour in Assembly, BJP MLA from Nowshera Ravinder Raina raised the Power related issues in Assembly and demanded the immediate redressal of the Power related problems being faced by the people of Nowshera & Sunderbani. Highlighting the issues such as Completion of 132/33 KVA grid Station at Siot, Raina said during the last assembly session, the Power Minister Who himself visited the site twice, assured the early start of this project but no concrete steps taken in this regard. He further demanded the upgradation of 6.3 MVA receiving Stations at Sunderbani Town and Nowshera Town where people are suffering by virtue of Low Voltage. Raina also said that there is long pending demand for the establishment of a "Electric Transformers Workshop" in Nowshera-Sunderbani area and during the last DDB's meeting it was decided to establish a Transformers Workshop but till date nothing is done.He asked the deputy Chief Minister to release Rs 1 Crore each for Nowshera & 1 Crore for Sunderbani for electric poles as the areas need very large number of electric poles as after 1992 no electric poles are given to needy ones.Replying to the questions raised by Ravinder Raina, deputy Chief Minister Dr. Nirmal Singh said the work on the grid Station at Siot will be started soon after the pre check report by Director finance and assuredthat he is personally monitering this project, he further assured the MLA that both the 6.3MVA receiving Stations each for Nowshera & Sunderbani Towns will be upgraded soon. On the issue of Electric Transformers Workshop at Nowshera / Sunderbani, Dr Nirmal Singh said proposal regarding establishment of Workshop in Nowshera Constituency is under process & he asked the Commissioner Secretary PDD to expidite the process. Later Raina thanked Deputy Minister for his kind heart for Nowshera & Sunderbani.

Sat Sharma raises the question of regularization of unauthorized colonies in Jammu

Lotus Logo copyRaising the utmost important issue of regularization of unauthorized colonies in the Legislative Assembly session, State President BJP and MLA Jammu West Sat Sharma (CA) has asked the concerned Minister for fixing the time limit within which the regularization of the colonies are to be done. Sharma asked for the names of authorized and unauthorized colonies in Jammu city and its outskirts and also the colonies which are under the due process of regularization. In a reply made by Deputy Chief Minister and Minister In charge for Housing and Urban Development Dr Nirmal Singh, he responded that a total of 21 unauthorized colonies are there in jusrisdiction of JDA/JMC and soon a viable solution will be brought to the issue so that the colonies could be regularized. Sat Sharma also asked for the time frame to be set up for regularization of colonies in Jammu West Assembly segment including areas of Rehari Colony, New Plot, Subash Nagar, Patoli, Sarwal, Janipur and other areas where the colonies are not regularized. The BJP MLA also stated that concerned department did not mention anything about the regularization of the colonies in Jammu West to which he responded sharply and said that the names and wards mentioned in his question were not depicted in the answer and the unauthorized colonies in Jammu West should be regularized at the same rate as was done previously. He also demanded for speedy solution to the problem faced by residents of Jammu West.

Vishav Mein Bharat Ka Samman, Seemayon Ki Suraksha, Gareebon Ka Kalyan”- Modi Sarkar Ki Teen Badi Uplabhdhiyan: Rajwal

AA  In connection with Party’s nation wide programmes on completion of two years of Narendra Modi led NDA government at the centre, BJP organized “Vikas Parv” programmes at District levels, where Party senior leaders, Office Bearers and Prabharis had been deputed to address public gathering. In a similar programme organised by Suchetgarh Mandal at R.S. Pura under its Mandal President Swaran Singh Chib, BJP State Incharge IT and Social Media Jaidev Rajwal was the Chief Guest and the main speaker, who highlighted the achievements of Narendra Modi Government. He spoke on various welfare schemes and developmental projects initiated by the Union government during these two years, which include Mudra Bank Yojana, PM Fasal Beema Yojana, Atal Pension Scheme, Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, Make in India, Start up, Stand up, Skill India, Jan Dhan Yojana, Digital India, Soil Health Card Scheme etc. Jaidev Rajwal said that one after the other welfare schemes have been launched for the Welfare of youth, women, ex-servicemen, weaker sections, border peoples and the party activists must devote more time to educate the people so that the genuinely deserving people are benefitted. He said that Honour of Bharat at world fora security of borders and welfare of poor are three main achievements apart from dozens of other ones. R.S. Pura District President Brijeshwar Singh Rana, State Executive Members Sat Pal Pappi and Jasbir Lucky, District General Secretary Ahuti Sharma, Mandal President Swarn Singh Chib, Kissan Morcha District President Parveen Singh, Capt. Darshan Lal, Onkar Singh, Ashok Chopra also addressed the gathering and highlighted Modi Government Achievements. Proceedings of the programme were conducted by State Kissan Morcha Executive Member Jasbir Singh Samotra. Tilak Raj Bhagat, Tirath Ram Sharma, Usha Kumari, Capt. Karnal Singh, Ashok Choudhary and others were present in the meeting.

Arora donates Rs 20 lakh to Bar Association

13256336_1014212661993765_8429186943906796610_nHigh Court Bar Association felicitated MLC Ramesh Arora (Adv) at High Court Bar Association complex. He expressed pleasure that one of their colleague was appointed / nominated as MLC and assured full cooperation. BAJ President Abhinav Sharma advocate appreciated role of MLC Ramesh Arora during Bar Association agitation regarding AIIMS. He further said that we cannot forget his contribution in the agitation and he defended our case at government level where divergent views were existing about our agitation. MLC Ramesh Arora thanked the President High Court Bar Association Abhinav Sharma and his team and senior advocates A.V Gupta, Onkar Seth, Radhay Sham, Surinder Kour, Rupinder Singh and all lawyers present on the occasion. Arora said I am one among you and I am contributing what I have learned in my life from your active cooperation. Arora contributed Rs. 20 lakh (twenty lakh) for library or any other project and assured that he will contribute more because being part and parcel of Bar Association he will extend full support. Arora assured that all possible help for adjustment of young lawyers in government institution will be made so that their services are availed for the benefit of the state.

BJP ministers to hold public darbar in Jammu

13321646_1014212258660472_6561238958984674098_nBeing fully concerned and cognizant of the hardships of the common people during summer in Jammu region, few ministers of BJP will be holding public darbar in different districts of Jammu province simultaneously on Sunday to interact with the people, hear them, take stock of their problems and pass appropriate orders on the spot. In a party handout, BJP State General Secretary Dr. Narinder Singh said that four ministers of the party BJP will hold public darbar in R.S. Pura, Kathua, Kishtwar and Samba on Sunday. The General Secretary disclosed that Deputy Chief Minister Dr. Nirmal Singh will hold public darbar at Muralian Dak Banglow in R.S. Pura, PHE Minister Sham Choudhary will hold public darbar in Govt. Guest House, Kathua, MoS Education Priya Sethi will hold similar darbar at Govt. Guest House Samba and MoS Revenue Sunil Sharma will hold public darbar at Dak Banglow, Kishtwar. Dr. Narinder Singh said that this is inspite of the fact that these ministers are completely busy and occupied with the business of the current assembly session and could hardly spare any time away from Srinagar but as the BJP is committed to provide good governance and succor to the common people and hence its ministers will be coming Jammu and holding these public darbars when the capital of the state is at Srinagar and the assembly session is on.

Cong, NC spreading concocted stories: Prof Virender

Prof.-Virender-GuptaBJP State Spokesperson Prof. Virender Gupta strongly rebutted the statement of JKPCC Chief G.A. Mir criticizing the working of PDP-BJP government and claiming that Congress shall make the present government accountable and answerable to the people. He asked him “how much the Congress government was accountable and answerable to the people in the last 12 years of its rein in the state” and added that the Congress party during its rule has always ignored the interests of the people and by its actions promoted the separatism and terrorism in the state. The party in particular, deceived the people of Jammu region, who always supported and voted in its favour. He said that the people of Jammu region suffered worst kind of discrimination in all walks of life, when it was in power and it always befooled the people of Jammu region by making false promises which were never fulfilled. He added that the Congress ministers and party leaders served their own interests, indulged in corruption, malpractices, minted huge money and built palatial palaces. He asked the Congress leaders to give the account of public money they looted and property they acquired during the period of Congress rule in the state and observed that it is because of their misdoings that the people rejected Congress party and dethroned it from the power. Prof. Virender added that on the other hand there is no case of corruption so far raised against any of the ministers of PDP-BJP alliance, whereas number of ex-minister of the Congress party who are facing corruption cases in the State Accountability Commission. He also charged the Congress and NC for playing divisive and destructive politics, dividing the people on communal and regional lines and said that this is obvious from the stand that these parties took in NIT episode, on the issues of Sainik Colony, NEET and re-settlement of Kashmiri Pandits in the Valley. The Spokesperson also slamed Omar Abdullah for his allegation that PDP-BJP government lacks the vision and it has nothing to its credit and has wasted 16 months of governance. He said that the fact is NC-Congress alliance government was completely directionless and non-performing, and that during their period there was nothing worth mentioning achievement. Prof. Virender narrated that present PDP-BJP alliance government is honestly working on the agenda of development and for the welfare of the people of Jammu and Kashmir. He said that the people who were affected by the floods in the Valley as well as in Jammu and Ladakh regions, have been compensated for the losses they suffered and got reestablished. He illustrated that new Development projects have been initiated and targets for their time bound completion have been set and added that all the three regions are being developed on equitable basis. Prof Virender added that the institutions like AIIMS, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Indian Institute of Mass Communication were sanctioned for the state, by the Government of India during small span of PDP-BJP government.

Modi Govt has brought down inflation to 4.91%: Brig Gupta

13266106_1014196261995405_8169086309433567898_nIn a press conference held at the party headquarters at Trikuta Nagar, BJP State Spokesperson Brig. Anil Gupta lambasted Congress and other opposition parties for misguiding the public by making false allegations against the Modi Government. “Rather than appreciating the good work done by the government in short span of two years, the opposition parties are criticizing the government. While we appreciate healthy criticism, we cannot tolerate the falsehood being spread against the Modi Govt”, said Brig. Gupta. Brig Gupta made point by point rebuttal of the various allegations leveled by a central leader of the so called national party in a press conference held at Jammu couple of days back. “They blame that the economy is not doing well under the present govt. but I leave it to the judgment of the people because the statistics speak differently. When UPA Govt was voted out in June 2014, nation’s GDP was at 4% and today it stands at 7.6 %. Inflation during UPA Regime was 11-12 % while today under the Modi Govt. it is just 4.91 %. FDI in the last two years has increased by 42%. Foreign exchange reserve stands at US $ 362 billion as on May 2016. PSUs like BSNL, Air India and Shipping Corporation of India which were constantly showing huge losses are now running in profit,” said Brig Gupta. Ridiculing the opposition’s claim that Modi Govt is working for big Corporate Houses and not for poor people, youth and farmers, Brig Gupta gave detailed figures of the beneficiaries under the various pro-poor, pro-youth,pro-women,pro-farmer and pro-labourer welfare policies launched by the Govt. since it came to power in May 2014. He also gave the details of how the scams in the previous Govt have been converted into the success stories by the present Govt. Referring to 2G Scam, Gupta said that through transparent auction the government has earned Rs 1,09,874 crore. Similarly, the estimated profit from auction of 73 coal mines is Rs 3.44 lakh crore. Brig Gupta also set the record straight with reference to criticism of Make in India and Digital India. Giving details, he said that mobile phone manufacturing has almost doubled in one year from six crore in 2014-15 to 12 crore in 2015-16. Investment in Electronic Manufacturing that stood at 11 thousand crore in June 14 has now risen to 1.20 lakh crore upto April 2016 . FDI in telecom sector has risen from $1.6 billion in March 2014 to $4.09 billion in February 2016. “Let the people of India judge as to who is telling lies,” challenged Brig Gupta. BJP State Spokespersons Prof. Virender Gupta and Balbir Ram Rattan were also present in the press conference.

J&K to get first ever Seed Certification Unit: Dr Jitendra

13321750_1014083742006657_6476972369190833506_nOn the completion of Modi Government’s two years in office, the J&K has been gifted with first ever Seed Certification Unit on the constant persuasion of Minister of State in PMO, with Independent charge of North Eastern States, Youth Services and Sports, Dr Jitendra Singh. The unit will be most beneficial for the farming community in the State who otherwise had to be dependent on import of quality seeds from outside the State. The Union Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare has written a letter to Chairman and Managing Director Seed Corporation of India in this regard giving reference to Dr Jitendra Singh’s letter addressed to Agriculture Ministry on April 5 this year. The Agriculture Ministry has urged NSC to furnish its comments immediately in this regard. However, talking to Excelsior Dr Jitendra Singh said that the Ministry of Agriculture in Principle has agreed to establish the seed production facility in Jammu region of the State of J&K and the State Government has been asked to identify land at a centrally located place either in Udhampur or Kathua district. The Seed Certification Unit will not only provide quality seed and suitable to local climatic conditions of the State but will also provide employment to over 2000 people directly or indirectly including farmers and farm labourers. The farmers of the State will get seed at cheaper rates after establishment of the unit in the State as the transportation charges will be reduced. Moreover the seed produced locally will also give more yield than that purchased from outside the State as it will be grown under local climatic conditions. In his letter to Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh, Dr Jitendra Singh has said that agriculture plays a very important role in the State of J&K and over 70 percent of people are directly or indirectly dependent on it or its allied sectors. Thus it is crucial that this sector gets due support from the Government so that the large section of population which is dependent on this sector can sustain and prosper. The letter said “I am writing to you about an important issue relating to certified seeds availability in Jammu region for food grain production. Jammu region has a distinct agro climatic condition which consists of Sub tropical zone (Kathua, Samba, Jammu, part of Udhampur and Rajouri, intermediate zone parts of Rajouri, Udhampur, Poonch, Ramban and Kathua and temperate zone like parts of Poonch, Rajouri, Doda, Kathua, Ramban and Kishtwar’’. The letter further said a large part of the area is hilly terrain with fragile soil in hilly areas susceptible to soil erosion which limits the use of mechanized farming and puts constraint on irrigation of cultivated land. In view of this, the area specifically requires certified seeds appropriate for soil and climatic conditions so as to sustain continuous growth in productivity for which management is vital. Dr Singh in his letter said “ I understand that presently almost all the requirement of the seed for food grain production in this region is met by supplies form outside the State., There has been a long felt need to establish a certified seed production facility in Kathua/Udhampur under the aegis of Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agriculture and Technology (SKUAST) of Jammu’’. The letter further said “ I would be grateful if Ministry of Agriculture can through the National Seed Corporation Ltd or any such appropriate agency, take this issue forward so that this area can prosper further’’. Meanwhile, senior BJP leader and Samparak Adhikari of Dr Jitendra Singh, Sanjeev Sharma termed it a gift for the people of the State on the completion of two years of Modi Government. Talking to reporters here, today along with the Smparak Adhikari and National Executive Member BJYM, Bharat Sharma and another Seh-Samparak Ahikari Devinder Singh Wazir said that this will prove a big step towards welfare of farmers of the region in particular and State in general.

Aseem Gupta BJP State Secretary and Prabhari District Jammu Rural today was warmly welcomed by District

13321683_1014083212006710_2826514114507573878_nPresident Jammu Rural Omi Khajuria and other members of District on becoming Prabhari of Constituency. Omi Khajuria said Aseem Gupta is very hard working person and related at ground level with party workers and he has proved himself in MLA elections when he was Prabhari of Samba constituency. Aseem Gupta also said that he is lucky that he visited first time this rural constituency when the Centre BJP Govt. is celebrating its 2 years. Aseem Gupta counted works done by Centre Govt. like Jan Dhan Yojana, Beti Bacho Beti Padhao, 50 lacs LPG cylinders distributed to Ladies, NCERT books Available on line, National Highway Work of 10000 Crore already started, 61000 Crores subsidy directly diverted to people's account,15000 Crores Gas subsidy.

BJP Mandal Bhaderwah meets on completion of Modi Government’s two years

13254240_1013724808709217_2691530306941978208_nAs a nationwide program BJP Mandal Bhaderwah also held a meeting today wherein workers from across the Mandal participated. The meeting which was organized by Mandal president Ramneek Singh Manhas was presided by senior party leader Kotwal Balkrishan and addressed among others by District president Advocate Manjeet Razdan, Raj Singh Charak besides Ramneek Singh Manhas. The speakers gave an account of the developmental works and schemes launched in the State for the welfare of people here. In this connection a mention was made of IIMs, IITs, AIIMS, two smart cities etc. As far Bhaderwah the speakers informed that survey of Chattergalla tunnel, Railway link and host of steps have been initiated for development of tourism infrastructure. Prominent among the participants include City president Raju Charak, Yuva Morcha President Sourav Gupta, Distt. Secy Sanjay Saraf, Kuljeet Katal, Subhash Chander, Ajay Kumar, Suman Bala, Meenakshi Goswami, Pooja Devi, Pijnki Devi, Bittu Ram, Ushna Devi and others.

Sat Sharma and Munish Sharma nominated District Presidents of BJYM for Kathua, Basohli, Reasi, Poonch and Udhampur

Lotus Logo copyBharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) State President Dr. Suresh Ajay Magotra, in consultation with BJP State President & MLA Sat Sharma (C.A) and Morcha Incharge Munish Sharma, nominated District Presidents of BJYM for Kathua, Basohli, Reasi, Poonch and Udhampur. Advocate Vikaskant Gupta has been nominated as District President for Kathua, Vikramaditya Singh Sumbria for Basohli district, Rinku Rasyal for Reasi district, Parvinder Singh for Poonch district and Akhil Prashar for Udhampur district. Dr. Suresh Ajay Magotra expressed hope that the morcha will get further strengthened in these districts and said that District Presidents for Districts in Kashmir and Ladakh will be announced soon.

A function was held in BJP Office Udhampur

13256386_1013703112044720_2231580817255592425_nA function was held in BJP Office Udhampur on the eve of 2 years completion of Modi Govt.,under the leadership of State General Secretary Pawan Khajuria and higlighted the schemes and word done by the Modi Government.

Female child is no burden in Modi era: Jugal

13322074_1013601802054851_98484890088622077_nBJP Member of Parliament Jugal Kishore Sharma, while addressing massive gatherings under “Vikas Parv” programmes organized by Jammu West and Jammu District at Kachi Chawni and Gangyal respectively, said that the two years rule of Narendra Modi led NDA government has proved to be a golden period in post independent India. He said that not even a single case of corruption has taken place and more than 52 schemes have been launched during this period, with focus on women, youth, farmers, weaker sections, border people, senior citizens, besides initiating a large number of developmental projects. “Narendra Modi government has taken initiatives to ensure the social and economic upliftment of females by launching exclusive welfare schemes for them and today a female child is not considered burden on parents”, Jugal said and added that Beti Bachao Beti Padao, Sukanya Smridhi Yojana, Ujwala, construction of toilets for girl students in schools are central schmes for females while PDP-BJP coalition has launched Ladli Beti, Hunar, Himayat, Skill Development for self employment of females. “Modi government has launched Mudra Bank Yojana, PM Fasal Beema Yojana, Atal Pension Scheme, Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, Make in India, Start up, Stand up, Skill India, Jan Dhan Yojana, Digital India, Soil Health Card Scheme etc. are schemes which are being extended across the country. Jugal said that in Jammu & Kashmir construction of new bridges, expansion & modernization of Jammu Railway station, extending rail link to Rajouri and Poonch districts, four laning of Jammu-Akhnoor road, inclusion of Jammu to Poonch road under National Highway, setting up of Medical Colleges in districts etc. are the gifts of Modi government”. He expressed hope that the welfare schemes and development projects will bring progress and prosperity. BJP State Secretary Sanjay Baru stressed upon the party activists to devote more time and reach the public to make them familiar with the achievements of Modi government. BJP State Spokesperson Brig. Anil Gupta spoke in details on welfare schemes. Jammu West District Prabhari Jugal Kishore Gupta, District Presidents Ayodhya Gupta and Baldev Singh Billowria also addressed the gathering. District General Secretaries Vinay Gupta and Sanjeev Sharma conducted the proceedings. Meanwhile, State General Secretary Dr. Narinder Singh addressed similar programme at Samba and State General Secretary Pawan Khajuria addressed at Udhampur. The party leaders and activists organized ‘Vikas Parv’ programme in their respective districts in Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh.

Mamta Singh undertakes tour of Billawar

13260015_1013602092054822_2082126653385510963_nBJP State Vice-President Mamta Singh, alongwith State Secretary Anuradha Charak, chaired a meeting of women activists of the party at Billawar Dewal and discussed various welfare schemes launched by Narendra Modi government at the Centre and PDP-BJP coalition in J&K for the social & economic upliftment of the women folk. Mamta Singh, while speaking on the occasion, said that BJP in the organization as well as in the governments at the centre and in the state, has been continuously working towards the social and economic empowerment of women. While the party has granted 33 per cent reservation to women in its organizational setup and at the same time the BJP led NDA and its coalition with PDP in Jammu & Kashmir have launched number of schemes exclusively for the benefit of womenfolk. She said that these governments have also initiated various projects for the development of each and every area and the same will soon be visible and result in the form of progress and prosperity. She said that the women activists should reach the masses and educate them about the schemes and help them in availing the benefits of the same. Mamta Singh was also introduced to the newly nominated District President of Basohli Reva Devi, who was garlanded and congratulated in presence of local women activists. BJP Distt. Vice-President Surinder Billowria, Mandal President Capt. Om Parkash, BJYM Mandal President Lukesh Sumbaria, Darshana Devi, Babli Devi, Rajnikanta, Chanchla Devi, Kamla Rani, Nisha and Neelam were prominent among those who were present in the meeting.

PM gave new vision to India: DyCM

Nirmal SinghHighlighting the achievements in various fields by Prime Minister, Narendra Modi led Government at the Centre, the Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Nirmal Singh today said the path-breaking initiatives taken by the NDA Government at the Centre are going to catapult India as one of the influential powers globally. He said Prime Minister gave a vision to the country to make it one of the economic power houses in the world. The Deputy Chief Minister was speaking at a function 'Mera Desh Badal Raha Hai, Aage Bad Raha Hai,' organized by Songs and Drama Division of the Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting in collaboration with the Directorate of Field Publicity and Exhibition Wing at Government Higher Secondary School Kothibagh on the eve of completion of two years of the Narendra Modi-led Government. Legislators, Sat Sharma and Surinder Amarbadar, Ashok Koul, Yudveer Sethi, Additional Director General, PIB, Bharti Vaid, were also present on the occasion. Dr Singh said the Modi-led Government has achieved various milestones in two years, which was a dream for other regimes. He said several initiatives have been undertaken which would ensure that the economic profile of the country gets a boost besides the avenues of the employability have also been created for the millions of youth though the 'Skill India Initiative.' "Schemes like MUDRA, have also been introduced which would provide the much needed soft loans to the skilled youth so that entrepreneurship avenues, besides several landmark schemes like Jan Dan Yojna, Kissan Bima Yojna, Atal Bima Yojna, Beti Bachoa Beti Padao, Prime Minister's Employment Generation Programme PMEGP have also been undertaken which would be having far reaching impact on all aspects of life," he said. The Deputy Chief Minister asked the people, especially the youth of Jammu and Kashmir to come forward and avail benefits of various schemes for their betterment. He said such programs should be organized across the State, so that the requisite awareness is created among the people about the good work done by the central Government besides also creating awareness about various historic programs.

Koul, Sethi ask workers to strengthen party in Kashmir

Lotus Logo copyBharatiya Janata Party State general. secretary Ashok Koul organized a meeting today with district office bearers Budgam, Bandipora, Baramulla and Kupwara at party office Jawahar Nagar here to take the stock of the situation in the State with party activities. Mr Koul asked the district members of the party to intensify activities to ensure that BJP is strengthened here too. He said ``our workers need to work hard on ground to ensure party’s strength’’. While inviting new entrants in the party fold, Koul asked the party workers to work hard with firm dedication. He asked the party men to invite more youth into the party fold. BJP has pro youth policies and to attract them, he added. District teams assured Mr Koul that they will work whole heartedly to strengthen the party in the Kashmir Addressing the workers BJP’s State vice president Yudvhir Sethi asked them to dedicate themselves for the welfare of the people of Kashmir. Sethi stressed them to move far-off places to listen grievances of people. BJP Govt. at Centre and state has launched scores of public friendly schemes for the welfare of the people and workers must spread awareness about these schemes so that common masses are benefited, he added. He said people must feel change with installation of BJP government in the State and urged the workers to highlight the grievances of their respective areas before the party leadership so that the problems can be addressed in time. He also appealed workers to involve themselves in highlighting the policies and programmes of Government. BJP spokesperson Khalid Jehangir, district president Baramulla D.K Nehru , district president Kupwara Mohd. Jamal Bhat, district president Bandipora Wasim Bari, district president Budgam Gh. Hassan Khan, State Working Committee members G.M.Mir, Mohd. Iqbal Jan, Mohd Maqbool war, district prabharies Mohd. Ashraf Reshi, Gh. Nabi Namthali, DD.Singh and other district body members attended the meeting.

The Legal & Legislative Cell of BJP has indicted the Congress and National Conference for their ‘Halla Gulla’

Lotus Logo copyThe Legal & Legislative Cell of BJP has indicted the Congress and National Conference for their ‘Halla Gulla’ during the address of the Governor to joint session and observed that such disruptions do not show Political maturity on behalf the party like Congress and NC on the occasion of the address of the Constitutional head. State Convenor of the Cell, Onkar Seth pointed out issues being raked up by the two fellow travelers were creation of their own, whether it was AFSPA or NFSA. The question is that why they did not abolish AFSPA, when both of them were in power. The matter of AFSPA is quite sensitive as it relates to security of the State. It sound intriguing that matter was raked up only a day after when the terrorists had martyred three policemen in Srinagar city itself, he added and questioned the intelligence behind such a behavior. Onkar Seth further said that the National Food Security Act was adopted by Congress in 2013. He said that why not the leaders of Congress and NC not visualized the problem for which they are being agitating now and added that the new dispensation is taking note of it. Onkar Seth called upon leaders of both the parties to do away with the security provided to them, before raising the issue of removal of AFSPA.

NC is befooling people on Autonomy: Prof. Virender

Prof.-Virender-GuptaBJP State Spokesperson Prof. Virender Gupta, while reacting to the statement of Ali Mohd. Sagar that National Conference shall bring a resolution to restore autonomy of J&K State in the state assembly said that National Conference whenever it is in peril, by its habit always sing the tune of autonomy. He said that on the earlier occasion also it constituted two committees one on the state autonomy and other on regional autonomy and added that though, it placed the recommendations of State Autonomy Committee in the legislature and accordingly passed the resolution which was forwarded to the government of India, it did not show any concern to the regional autonomy report. He said that the fate of the State Autonomy Report is well known to the public. He opined that government at the Centre can afford to give so called Greater Autonomy to the state as it has serious repercussions on the safety and integrity of the country. However, he said that it was under the jurisdiction of state government to give regional autonomy to all the regions of the state as was promised by the Late Sheikh Mohd. Abdullah in 1953 and added that on this issue NC may get support of all the people of the state as well as the national leadership of the country. Prof. Virender said that the Kashmir Muslims cannot be befooled all the time on slogan of great autonomy and the demand cannot get the people mandate on the issue, as NC is expecting. He further said that the majority of the people of Jammu & Kashmir and even the separatists to whom it wants to woo to get their sympathy do not endorse the autonomy demand as the slogan of autonomy only serve the interests of elite class of Kashmiri Muslims. Prof. Virender said that the people of Jammu region, Ladakh region and a good number of Muslim population of Kashmir do not support the demand of autonomy. Prof. Virender further said that demanding autonomy shall be betrayal of the founder father of NC, Sheikh Mohd. Abdullah, who on taking the rein of the state in 1975 under 1975 accord with Indira Gandhi expressed his agreement to the report of DD Thakur, then Dy. Chief Minister of the state, that all amendments made in the state constitution and thereby introduction of central laws in the state are for the benefit of the people of the state. He further reminded to NC leaders that during NC rule after 1975 about 25 new amendments are made in the state constitution to give way for the applicability of the Central laws in the state. Prof. Virender said that lot of water has flown throw River Jhelum, Ravi and Tawi since accession of J&K state with India; what has been done cannot be reversed. He stated that the only path to be followed is to complete the left over work of full integration of state with India and to provide equal status to all the regions of the state in the matter of legislation, administration and development.

Jammu heading to be education hub: Dr Narinder

Dr.-Narinder-Singh-copyBJP State General Secretary Dr. Narinder Singh, while terming the recent approval of an Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) for Jammu by the Union Cabinet as one more milestone in the upgradation of Education Sector in winter capital, said that it indicates the concern of Narendra Modi-led NDA government for the youth of Jammu & Kashmir. He said that it is indeed the reflection of Modi government’s seriousness towards providing best educational institution for technical & professional courses to the students of this border state so that the state is firmly put on the path of industrialization and technological progress. Out of total six sanctioned IITs, Jammu has been chosen for setting up of one IIT, which is indeed a great blessing by Modi government for the entire state. Dr. Narinder Singh said that the NDA government under the stewardship of Narendra Modi at the Centre has sanctioned a number of prestigious institutions for Jammu, including AIIMS, within a short period of two years, which it has completed today. He said that Jammu has not been only bestowed with world class educational institutions but the Union government has sanctioned a number of other projects for expansion of road connectivity, upgradation and modernization of Railway station, extending rail link to far flung areas, recruitment for IRP battalion with provision of reservation for border youth and so on. As for the PDP-BJP coalition in Jammu & Kashmir, various developmental projects and welfare schemes have been launched in Jammu on the instance of BJP. “Development of River Tawi on the pattern of Sabarmati will boost tourism besides creating means of employment for youth”, Narinder said and added that the phenomenal improvement in quality of macadamization of roads under the present coalition government itself stand testimony to the fact that BJP wants Jammu to be modern and live able city. The past practice of putting just a veneer of macadamization on the city roads which would not stand one monsoon has been totally done away with. Dr. Narinder Singh further added that moves are afoot to make Jammu Smart City having quality roads, being educational and sports hub and a high class tourist destination on the pattern of Sabarmati city. The recent announcement of Prime Minister Narendra Modi of economic package of Rs. 80,000 crore for J&K state coupled with the various specially sanctioned educational institutions and other largesses are indicative of the fact that BJP is committed for the progress and prosperity of the Jammu and of the entire state

BJP workers meeting held at Booth No 35 of Bhadarwah Mandal

bjp bA meeting of BJP workers of Booth No. 35 was held at Sungli of Bhadarwah Mandal under the chairmanship of Booth President Bhanu Pratap. The meeting was organized on the call of Mandal President Ramneek Singh Manhas and the purpose of the meeting was to activate workers for welcoming Dr. Jitendra Singh Honorable Union Minister on his proposed visit of Bhaderwah on June 03, 04 and 05. Another purpose of the meeting was to make grassroots level party workers about the performance of the Central and State Government and the MLA Shri Dileep Singh Parihar. While informing the workers about the promises made during poll campaign the Mandal President gave a detailed account of some promises that have so far been fulfilled. He said that the DPR of Chattergalla tunnel is under process and work on it will commence soon. He also informed that a development project of Bhaderwah Township worth Rs 8.50 crores has also been sanctioned, Court Bridge has been almost completed and salary of SPO’s increased from 15 hundred to six thousand Rupees. The Booth President Bhanu Pratap placed before the meeting some local problems. The Mandal President took note of them and promised to get them solved with the intervention of Honorable MLA. Prominent among those who attended the meeting include Balkrishan Kotwal, Raj Singh Charak, Om Prakash Sharma, Satya Manhas, Sourav Gupta, Pooja Sharma, Pinki Sharma, Bodh Raj Parihar, Kuldeep Singh, Pawan Kotwal, Vishal Sharma, Darshan Kumar, Kuljeet Katal, Bhushan Singh, Meenakshi Gowswami, Arti Devi and others.

JKMSCL to be made more vibrant, autonomous: Bali

Lotus Logo copyMinister for Health & Medical Education, Bali Bhagat has called for making the functioning of J&K Medical Supplies Corporation Limited (JKMSCL) more vibrant and transparent so that it becomes a complete autonomous institution in the years to come. He said JKMSCL has an important mandate of procuring quality medicines and other diagnostic gadgets for the Government health institutions across the State, for which the Government will take every possible step to strengthen it. While reviewing the functioning of the Corporation at a highlevel meeting held here today, the Minister called upon the MD, JKMSCL and heads of Kashmir based health institutions to maintain close coordination to clear various bottlenecks in ensuring the timely procurement and supply of medicines and diagnostic equipments to the health institutions to make the patient care more efficient on ground. He urged the heads of the institutions to put in timely requisitions for the medicines and equipments and funds to the Corporation enabling it to make purchases accordingly. He urged them to make sufficient gap in the requisition and supply keeping in view the process of procurement viz-aviz tender and testing in the designated laboratories. Minister of State for Health & Medical Education, Asiea Naqash was also present in the meeting. In order to meet the emergencies regarding urgent requirement of essential drugs by the health institutions, the Minister directed for constituting a committee of concerned to decide the mechanism for purchasing particular drugs or other life saving diagnostic materials from the market till the Corporation makes permanent arrangements for the requirements. He said every institution is having adequate funds under Hospital Development Funds (HDFs) and they are at their discretion to utilize them for the patient care. While reviewing the status of Free Drug Policy to be made applicable in the Government health institutions (from SubCentre to District Hospitals) from June 1, the Minister called upon all concerned to take all necessary steps relating to the procurements and sensitizing the doctors and para-medics about the scheme to achieve its objective. The heads of the institutions put forth their view points and difficulties on the mechanism of procurement of drugs and equipments by the newly set up Corporation and sought clarifications on certain issues which were addressed appropriately. Managing Director, JKMSCL, Dr. Yashpal Sharma gave a detailed account of activities of the Corporation. He apprised that entire procurement process is being followed in a total transparent manner through e-tendering with special focus on quality control. He requested the Heads of the Departments to put in their timely and specific requirements so that the same are made available to them within the stipulated time schedule. Secretary Health & Medical Education, Dr. M.K. Bhandari, Principals of Govt Medical and Dental Colleges, Srinagar, Principal Government Medical College, Srinagar, Director Family Welfare, Mission Director, NHM, Director Health Services, Kashmir, Controller Drugs & Food Control Organization, J&K, Director Finance, Health & Medical Education and Medical Superintendents of various health institutions were present in the meeting.

Lal Singh for sustainable development of forests

13256365_1012882978793400_2618947134893394455_nMinister for Forests, Ecology & Environment Choudhary Lal Singh today called for strengthening the State Forest Corporation (SFC) that would ensure sustainable development of huge natural resources of the State. The Minister said that the development of forests needs holistic approach from the concerned department and the Government is working overtime in this regard. Chairing a high-level review meeting of DFOs of the Kashmir region, Singh said development of forests would ensure prosper and secure Jammu and Kashmir. The meeting was attended by Principal Chief Conservator of Forests, AK Khanna, Chief Conservator of Forests, Kashmir, Nissar Ahmad Darzi, Managing Director, State Forest Corporation, Arun Tikku, Chief General Manager (Planning) SFC, Ishtiyaq Ahmad, Chief General Manager (North) SFC, Wajahat Jeelani Koul, Chief General Manager (South) SFC, Muneer Ahmad among all DFOs and other senior officers of the Forest and SFC Departments. Lal Singh said that strengthening of State Forest Corporation (SFC) would revamp the Forest Department of the State. "We should make sure that SFC gets its life back," Singh told officials during twohour long meeting. He said that innovative methods should be adopted for the hassle free distribution of timber to people.He said that cooperation between various wings of the Forest Department is vital for better results. The Minister said that revamping of the Corporation was the highest priority of Government as the same would not only improve the overall functioning of the forest department but it would also generate huge profit too. He said that modern nurseries should be developed on priority and plant material be made available in both private and government sector. Lal Singh said that the department should ensure single-window redressal system for the grievances rec