BJP Kashmir Displaced District organized Mandal Working Committee meetings in different Mandals. Durga Mandal Working Committee meeting was presided over by District President, Chand Jee Bhat, while speaking on the occasion, assured the members of the working committee that the present coalition Govt. in the State and Modi-led Government at the centre could overcame all the designs of the negative forces. Besides M.L Bhat, Durga Mandal President, who participated in the meeting were Prof. G.L Bhat, Smt. Sheela Hardoo and D.N Kisoo, Bharat Bushan Bhat (General Secretary) and Chaman Lal Koul (Secretary).
Presiding over Pt. Tika Lal Taploo Mandal Working Committee. J.L Pandit, Distt. Vice-President BJP Kashmir Displaced District said that we all need to work relentlessly with dedication and devotion to mitigate and redress the problem being faced by inmates of Jagti township and at the same time we have to spread the ideology and view point of BJP among the masses. Besides Sunil Bhat Mandal President, BJP Kashmir Displaced District, Secretary C.L Pandita, a large number of inmates of Jagti Township participated in the meeting.
Kheer Bhawani Mandal Working Committee meeting was presided over by BJP State Vice President Moti Koul, in his address, recalled the activities and programme pursued by BJP Kashmir Displaced District, which augurs well for the future of BJP, KDD. He further said that the working committee members to get themselves acquainted with the philosophy of the party and share it with the masses. Koul also congratulated BJP KDD team headed by Chand Jee Bhat for organizing historical event of 13th Sept. as ‘Balidan Divas’ of Amar Shaheed Pt. Tika Lal Taploo in which a resolution was adopted and passed unanimously by the community. He further added that working committee meetings are necessary for achieving the objectives of the party.
These meetings are helpful to strengthen the party and activists to express their problems and try to find out the wings in solving the problems, Koul laid stress on the ensuring programmes in the month of October and November viz. Pt. Prem Nath Dogra Birth Anniversary on 24th October. Accession day on 26th October, Major Som Nath’s Martyrs Day on 3rd November.
Kheer Bhawani Mandal President Vijay Raina while speaking on the occasion, gave detailed report of the problems of the Displaced community. The programme itenary was framed and chalked out by P.L Dhar District General Secretary BJP KDD.
“Remaining silent for 90 days of turmoil in the valley, Farooq Abdullah is being seen as giving regular sermons, criticizing the actions of PDP-BJP government pleading for dialogue with the separatists and Pakistan and offering his services to facilitate dialogue for solving political issues of Kashmir”, Prof. Virender Gupta, BJP State Spokesperson termed this as merely a political gimmick, trying to reestablish the lost credential of National Conference.
He observed that on earlier occasions also, whenever there were critical situation in the state Farooq always preferred to skip from the scene Prof. Virender reminded the people of 1990 happenings when he ran away from the state and returned back when the situation started improving to claim the seat of power. Prof. Virender questioned Farooq, on whose brief or behest he is acting to issue regular statements in favour of holding dialogue with separatists and Pakistan and want to become mediator. He also questioned Farooq for criticizing the actions of the present government of making arrests of separatists and those indulging in anti-national and anti-social activities under PSA and asked him how many arrests were made when he got the rein of State in 1996 and how many people were killed during his Chief Ministership.
Prof. Virender Gupta appreciated the concern of Farooq Abdullah on the agony of the people residing near borders due to shelling from other side and asked him to use his personal influence to get stopped the shelling by Pakistan forces. He further said that talk of peace and dialogue at this juncture is irrelevant when the country is facing a proxy war thrusted on it and our jawans and common men are being killed every day and added that Farooq Abdullah should work for get political solution for those living in POJK and are facing atrocities of Pakistan government.
Jammu and Kashmir State Bharatiya Janata Party has taken strong exception to efforts to change the name and nomenclature of the regions and areas of the state from their historical names. The efforts are deliberate attempt to engineer divide between people in the basis of religion and region, which is not acceptable to BJP.
BJP State Chief Spokesperson Sunil Sethi, has taken strong exception to identifying state of Jammu province as Pir Panchal Region or Chenab Valley region to change demographic identity or its unity with Jammu region. The efforts to change names of region to create separate identity is a serious matter and exposes the designs to divide Jammu on religious and regional lines. More alarming is use of these names even by Ministers and politicians of Alliance Partners.
Sunil Sethi has called upon the alliance partner in government to address the regions of Jammu as existing and not to use distinct names to give rise to suspicion in the minds of people of Jammu region of efforts to divide the region. He said Jammu is one region only which has composite culture of which all Jammuites are proud of and any effort to divide Jammu region on artificial lines of region or religion will be opposed by people of Jammu region as well as Bharatiya Janata Party.
Sunil Sethi further asked the government to take appropriate action against persons who are trying to change names of historical places in Kashmir like Anantnag, Hari Parbhat, Shankaracharya etc. These places are of historical importance and change of their names hurts the religious sentiments of large segments of society.
Chief Spokesperson further said that Kashmiryat of which much is being talked and commented, is ideology of peaceful existence and mutual respect and no activity which intends to affect change in this should be tolerated by the government. Religious Tolerance and mutual respect is the key to lasting peaceful coexistence in the state, he added.
BJP State President & MLA Sat Sharma, while continuing development works in Jammu West Assembly Constituency, started the work for construction of lane in Ward No. 30 in Talab Tillo in presence of a large number of Local activists of the party and the JMC official.
Sat Sharma, while speaking on the occasion, said that developmental activities have been accelerated in entire Jammu West assembly constituency and record number of works undertaken covering every ward. He said that works like laying of new and replacement of old water pipes, construction of lanes and drain and fixing of tiles, installation of new transformers, covering of nallahs etc are some of the work which have been completed and many are in progress.
“It has happened for the first time that strict guideliness have been followed with regard to zero compromise on quality”, Sat said and added that the recently undertaken work of macadamization of roads itself speaks that quality work is visible.
Sat Sharma said that people also need educational and healthcare facilities and every effort is being to ensure that these amenities are easily available to the needy. He said that on one hand the BJP coalition in the state is working 24x7 to mitigate the sufferings of the people, the government at the Centre under PM Narendra Modi has been sanctioning one project after the other for the state of Jammu and Kashmir and the days are not far when J&K will come to be recognized as the most developed state.
JMC, AEE, JP Saraf, Junior Engineer B.K. Raina, BJP leaders Jugal Kishore Gupta, Ayodhya Gupta, Jeet Angral, Puneet Mahajan, Keshav Chopra, Ravi Salgotra, Radhey Krishan, Deepak Kumar, Atul Bakshi, Dr. Mohan Lal, Neelam Nargotra, Rahul, Krishan Lal, Rattan Hindu, Ankush Sharma were present on the occasion.
With the extension of date for filing annual Income Tax Returns (ITRs), now the hardships being faced by business community in the state has been mitigated to a large extent. This was claimed by BJP Professional Cell State Convener CA Deepak Kapahi while addressing media persons at party headquarters along with BJP State Spokespersons Brigadier Anil Gupta and Balbir Ram Rattan.
Deepak Kapahi said that due to the ongoing turmoil in the Valley the business community in particular was not in a position to file annual Income Tax Returns and keeping in view such a situation, the matter was raised by BJP at the highest level at the centre and in the state, which finally got node with the Govt. of India giving ample time to get the returns finalized of all the tax payers and file their ITRs by 31stDecember, 2016. If this would not have happened, the business community would have faced more hardships by way of penalties by Income Tax Department, he added.
Deepak Kapahi said that this could have happened only because of the timely intervention of BJP State President & MLA Sat Sharma, who understood the gravity of the situation and intervened in this matter by talking it with the Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and State Finance Minister Haseeb Drabu, appraised them of problems being faced by professionals and business community, who took the matter seriously and extended the date of filing ITRs to 31st December, 2016
“It is also pertinent to note that whenever this type of problem is faced, the BJP is the only party which takes the matter in hand and works to get the same resolved”, Deepak said and added that it has happened for the first time that seeing the plight of business community, any political party has intervened and got it resolved. He asked the people not to politicize this matter and cooperate business community in these days of turmoil in the Valley.
Expressing gratitude to Arun Jaitley, Sat Sharma and Haseeb Drabu for coming to the rescue of the businessmen of the state, Deepak Kapahi also urged upon for kind intervention in the matters of getting extension of filing of VAT Audit, Annual VAT returns and filing of revise returns of VAT for the financial year 2015-16
Not even a single day passes when the NC leadership is not making statements which are detrimental to peace and normalcy in valley and are thus adding fuel to the ongoing unrest, the statements are aimed at projecting separatists as key stakeholders in Kashmir. It is very unfortunate that NC is not concerned for the well being of Kashmiri masses and the development of the valley. The NC leadership did not even hesitate to play with career of the students while making repeated demand for postponement of JKBOSE examinations, when the students themselves are approaching the Chief Minister and the Education Minister for holding examinations in time and are against postponing the same.
In an official handout, BJP State President & MLA Sat Sharma (C.A) said that the government’s at the centre and in the state have been working hard to restore normalcy in the valley, is committed to early resumption of education across the valley and now even the students are defying the bandh calls and forming the classes but contrary to it NC is demanding postponement of exams. He said that the real face of NC is getting exposed after each statement of its leaders, including former Chief Minister and other senior leaders.
Sat Sharma said that the developments during last 100 days of unrest in Kashmir stand testimony to the fact that NC has never been sincere in safety and security of the people of Kashmir and wants continuation of the unrest. Not even a single appeal has emerged from any leader of NC to the youth to shed stone pelting. None of them have condemned killing of policemen or soldiers in attacks by terrorists. While the entire world community condemned the Uri Fidayeen attack, NC preferred to maintain stoic silence.
“What the NC has been doing during all these days of unrest in Kashmir is unhealthy politics”, Sat said and added that the NC leadership wants to promote Pak agenda by repeatedly demanding talks with Pakistan and involvement of separatists, which is highly unfortunate.
Referring to the desire expressed by the students before CM for conduct of regular classes and holding of annual exams as per schedule and assurance given by the CM of taking all effective steps in this regard so that the academic session of the students is not wasted, Sat Sharma said that the NC’s demand for postponement of exams is unjustified and for amounts to spoiling the career of students of the valley for petty political interests.
To conduct the scheduled programmes related to celebration of ‘Accession Day’ on October 26 successfully, BJP State General Secretary Pawan Khajuria chaired a meeting to finalize the arrangements as well as distribution of work among the party leaders. This meeting also discussed arrangements for programmes with regard to birth anniversary of Pt. Premnath Dogra and Martyr Days of Brig. Rajinder Singh and Major Somnath Sharma.
The Department of Policy Research of State BJP under its State Convenor & State Spokesperson Brig. Anil Gupta is organizing a seminar under the theme “Accession of J&K to India is full and final”, wherein prominent intellectuals from the state and outside will deliver on different sub themes with inauguration by State President & MLA Sat Sharma and concluding session to be addressed by Dy. Chief Minister Dr. Nirmal Singh.
Pawan Khajuria, while speaking in the meeting, said that besides organizing ‘seminar’ on Accession Day at Trikuta Nagar office, the BJP activists will illuminate all the rotaries and hoist tri-colour to mark the day. These programmes will not remain confirmed to Jammu but every Mandal and District team has been directed to hold colourful programmes to highlight the historic and legal facts related to the accession of the state with the Indian Union.
BJP State Secretary Ch. Vikram Randhawa, State Spokesperson Brig. Anil Gupta and Balbir Ram Rattan, Mahila Morcha State President Purnima Sharma, BJYM State President Dr. Suresh Ajay Magotra, IT & Social Media Department Incharge Jaidev Rajwal, District Presidents Baldev Singh Billawaria and Ayodhya Gupta, District General Secretaries Vinay Gupta and Sunil Sharma, Professional Cell Co-Convenor Vikul Gupta attended the meeting.
State BJP Spokesperson, Prof. Virender Gupta, said that Farooq Abdullah instead of blaming PDP-BJP alliance for the Kashmir unrest should introspect his and his party’s doings and the policies pursued by NC after 1975 Indira Gandhi and Sheikh Accord and asked that who was responsible for 1990, 2008 and 2010 turmoils? He added that before 1990 and in 2010 it was NC-Congress alliance governments in the state. Prof. Virender held NC mainly responsible for the present state of affairs which not only supported and nourished separatist tendencies in the valley but itself followed the agenda of separatism and did not allow the people of valley to become the part of National mainstream.
The Spokesperson said that the present situation is not conducive for any dialogue with Pakistan when there are continuous provocations and ceasefire violations by Pakistan army on borders by shelling heavy gun fires on Indian side of LoC and intruders from Pakistan side in Jammu & Kashmir are creating dangerous situation through their terrorist activities. He expressed surprise that Dr. Abdullah refrained from commenting on Uri attack and his demand for holding dialogue with Pakistan coincides with that of Hurriyat.
Prof. Virender told Farooq that BJP does not consider Hurriyat leaders as stakeholders in Jammu and Kashmir issue as they are guided by their master across the border, i.e. Pakistan and added that people of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh region, PoJK displaced persons, Kashmiri Pandits, Gujjars, Shia Muslims and people of the Indian nation by an large are the stakeholders in resolving the Jammu and Kashmir issue. He further said that India considers Pakistan as aggressor which has illegally occupied more than 50 per cent of J&K area which acceded to India in 1947 by virtue of Instrument of Accession signed by the then Maharaja Hari Singh.
Jugal Kishore Sharma Member of Parliament BJP (Lok Sabha) along with Ravinder Raina Mla Sunderbani Nowshera Constituency inaugurated community Hall constructed from MPLAD Scheme at village Dharpur Pyt Barnada in Sunderbani Nowshera Constituency.
Jugal Kishore Sharma Member of Parliament BJP (Lok Sabha) while addressing the public asked that the construction of community hall constructed from MPLAD Scheme in the premises of Shiv Temple at village Dharpur in block Sunderbani will benefit the inhabitants of the large number of people inhabited in the surrounding areas of the village as well as living in the surrounding areas of village Dharpur. While adding into his words further stated that this hall will also serve to the poor class of the society to for marriages of their daughters who cant arrange money to get shelter for marriages. Jugal Kishore Sharma Member of Parliament said that this hall will serve the society as the multipurpose hall and all the communities of the society should use it judiciously.
Jugal Kishore Sharma Member of Parliament further stated that the BJP-PDP Coalition Govt is committed to develop each and every corner of the society and no area will get neglected for the development.He also added that rural areas were down trodden by the previous govts and natives of the area had seen very hard times because of the neglection of the previous governments but the BJP-PDP govt will continue with the agenda of development and to uplift the society for their betterment.
Ravinder Raina Mla Sunderbani Nowshera also assured the public for equal development of all the parts in Sunderbani Nowshera Constituency i.e Darpur Barnada Makol Sadin Channi Prat Belt and others. The main agenda under which the govt is working is Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas.
People present on the occasions highly thanked both Member of Parliament and Mla for fulfilling their long pending demands.While praising Member of Parliament & Mla said Previous govt only had shown them green charms and didn't provide them adequate facilities but now the air of developments blowing in every area of Sunderbani Nowshera constituency.They said that two years of Bjp - Pdp alliance had proved like a golden time in the history of Sunderbani Nowshera Constituency.
Block Development Officer Sahil Jandial and other administrative staff of Rural development and Satpal Chalda,Bodhraj,Sanjay,Davinder
With an objective of having direct interaction with the Mahila Morcha activists and the women in general from the society as well as to get feedback related to the ongoing development works, listen to the grievances and share the women centric programmes and policies of the government, W.No 43, Nanak Nagar President Neelam Choudhary organized a meeting under Mandal President Rekha Chouhan.
BJP Jammu District President Baldev Singh Billawaria, who was the Chief Guest on the occasion, said that the BJP has always been concerned for the people and the cause of the nation in the state. The BJP has entered in government in the state for the first time and during the last one and half year, it is working on fulfilling the promises made to the public. “BJP had gone to the people to seek votes on the promises of giving corruption free good governance”, Baldev said and added that not even a single case of corruption has been noticed and a people-friendly governance is visible in the state. He said that a number of development activities have been initiated with numerous welfare schemes for the poor and needy. The opposition parties cannot digest the fact that an era of development has started in the state and are making repeated attempts to defame the BJP coalition government but the people are well educated and have themselves witnessed the role of opposition parties for decades.
Mandal President Rekha Chouhan asked the Mahila Morcha activists to highlight the welfare schemes launched by PM Narendra Modi government and state’s BJP coalition government for the benefit of women and also help them in availing the benefits of the same.
Ward President Neelam Choudhary discussed the local problems of the people and also gave the feedback related to the development works being undertaken in the ward.
Prominent among those who attended the meeting included Vinay Gupta, Distt General Secretary, Rekha Mahajan, Distt President Mahila Morcha, Pooja Chouhan, Distt Secretary Mahila Morcha, Ankush Gupta, Mandal President Gandhi Nagar, Harbans Choudhary, Mandal President Satwari, Tarsem Choudhary Disstt Vice president & Mahila Morcha team of Gandhi Nagar Mandal.
The vote of thanks was presented by Prerna Nanda, General Secretary Mahila Morcha Gandhi Nagar Mandal.
The meeting began with the lighting of the traditional lamp by the dignitaries on the occasion.
BJP State President and MLA Jammu West Sat Sharma (C.A) along with MLC & Former State President Ashok Khajuria, Morcha Parbhari Munish Sharma, State Secretary Sanjay Baru, District Parbhari Jugal Kishore Gupta, Org Secy Mohan Singh Rana, District President Ayodhya Gupta and Mandal President Jeet Angral and Senior Leader N.D Rajwal inaugurated one day working committee meeting of Talab Tillo Mandal at Baby Caterers.
Sat Sharma, while addressing the meeting, said these meetings provides a platform for the Party workers to interact with each other, these meetings help the party to strength at grass root level, Party men must realize the crucial importance of booth level workers as only on winning a booth is the success in election possible he further added.
Ashok Khajuria said that doing Mandal level meetings is the best practice to make aware the workers about the developments works done he also shared his political experience with party workers.
Munish Sharma highlighted the need of strengthening the party at booth level by highlighting the achievements of the BJP regime at the Centre as well as the State.
Sanjay Baru informed the party workers about the upcoming programmes of the party and asked the workers to take meetings at booth level.
Jugal Gupta said that the people get associated with BJP due to its clear policy of justice to all and appeasement to none.
Ayodhya Gupta while addressing the meeting, said that BJP is not only a political party but mission which works for promoting nationalism and uniting the people to defeat the nefarious designs of anti-social and anti-national elements.
Jeet Angral gave detailed report about the works done by Mandal team in last three months, and also inform about the programs which Mandal team is going to take up in the next three months.
The proceedings of the meeting were conducted by the Mandal General Secretaries Munish Gupta and Jatin Sethi.
Keshav Chopra Vice President managed the stage and delivered vote of thanks.
Veena Gupta, Dr Pardeep Mohtra, Satpal Karlupia, Ravi Kant, Ankush Malhotra, Ashish Sareen, Raj Kumar, Satpal Khajuria, Tarsem, Munish Rakwal, Deepak, Neelam Nargotra, Asha Sharma and others were also present.
Jammu, October 16 - Deputy Chief Minister, Dr. Nirmal Singh has expressed shock and grief over the fire incident in village Sukhnai of district Kishtwar in which large number of houses were gutted.
In his message, Deputy Chief Minister conveyed his sympathy with the affected families. He has also directed the district administration to provide immediate relief to the people.
BJP State President & MLA Sat Sharma, along with State General Secretary (Organization) Ashok Koul, State General Secretary Pawan Khajuria and IT & Social Media Department Incharge Jaidev Rajwal, officially launched State Unit’s Mobile App & Website in presence of a large number of party leaders.
The mobile app has been named as BJP4JNK and website named www.bjp4jnk.org.
BJP IT & Social Media Department Incharge Jaidev Rajwal explained the details related to operation of the App and also the technique to operate it.
Sat Sharma, on this occasion, said that since the day Narendra Modi took over as Prime Minister of the country, use of internet and social media has been promoted on massive scale and today large section of the society has adopted it.
He said that the App has been exclusively designed to act as a link between the public and the party which has the facility of seeking people’s requirements related to development works. He expressed hope that this new addition to the existing internet based facilities will obviously prove to be beneficial for the public.
Ashok Koul, while congratulating the IT & Social Media Department for adding one more feather in its cap, said that the objective of launching this App will only be fulfilled if party activists at the lowest level co-operate to familiarize it to the public. He said that regular monitoring of what people suggest as development work on this App required in their area is must and immediate forwarding to the concerned Ministers, MLAs and departments for follow up.
Jaidev Rajwal, while sharing the benefits of this App, said that it will serve to be time saver and an effective mean to make the government and the party aware of the genuine development related works to be taken on priority in any part of the state.
BJP State Vice-President Karan Singh and Moti Koul, Chief Spokesperson Sunil Sethi, State Secretaries Gulam Ali Khatana and Anuradha Charak, State Spokespersons Brigadier Anil Gupta, Balbir Ram Rattan and S.S. Bijral, State Publicity Secretary Naresh Dogra, Additional State Office Secretary Jugal Gupta, Media Secretary Suraj Singh, Additional Publicity Secretaries Pradum Singh and Rakesh Mahajan, District President Baldev Singh Billawaria, Hospitality & Protocol Department Incharge Sanjay Khanna, Trade & Industry Cell State Convenor K.B. Mohtra, District General Secretary Sunil Sharma, Kissan Morcha State President Rajinder Singh Chib, Mandal Presidents Ankush Gupta and Sat Pal Choudhary and others attended the launching programme.
Hon'ble MLC S. Charanjeet Singh Khalsa inaugurated Lane/Drain at Indira Nagar from his CDF. It was long time pending demand of Refugee Basti. There was no development of the inaugurated Lane since 1980.The cost of the work was 3.37 Lacs. Hon'ble MLC also assured the residents of the concerned area that BJP will continue the developmental works in future as per the motive of the BJP. Harjeet Singh, Dhara Singh Nirvair Singh, Bhola Nath Harbans Singh and others were also present there.
BJP State Vice-President Mamta Singh, during her scheduled weekly sitting at party headquarter, listened to the problems of the people from Jammu city as well as adjoining areas and assured to help them in solving the same. A large number of women also called on her.
Mamta Singh, while giving patience hearings to the people, said that although the BJP has been in the government for the last one and half year but during this small period record number of developmental activities have been undertaken and many welfare schemes stand launched in Jammu and Kashmir under this coalition. She said that the BJP led government at the center has launched exclusive schemes for different sections, the same pattern has been adopted in the state and whatever the government starts new is formulated keeping in view the needs of the youth, women, down-troddens, farmers, ex-servicemen etc.
Talking to women on this occasion, Mamta Singh said that almost half of the population of the country is of women and they have important role as builder of nation’s destiny. It is also indeed a matter of pride for them that Narendra Modi government has realized the need of their economics and social empowerment. One after the other milestone decision has been taken by the government at the center and an era of progress and prosperity in the lives of Indian women has started.
“The time has come when women cannot be kept confined to the kitchens as they have proved themselves, dynamic, vibrant and perfect in many fields”, said Mamta Singh and added that the empowerment of women by itself cannot place women on equal footing with men, the need of hour is the change of social attitudes towards women”. Many social evils, like dowry, illiteracy among women, infanticide of female child, elimination of girls foetus, are required to be fully rooted out. The crime against women are to be dealt with strongest hand though several measures.
On Saturday BJP MLA from Nowshera Constituency Ravinder visited the Bandari, Bhamakiya, Katali Una, Thangrote and Teryath areas of Sunderbani sub division and took stock of the ongoing developmental works and directed the departments to expedite the speed of all works. Addressing the public meeting at Katali after inagurating newly installed electric transform Raina said BJP is committed yo provide regular power supply in the state. He said under dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Modi, India will become the world's major power. Raina Union government is providing all assistance to the state government to solve the power crisis in J&K. He said concrete steps are being taken by the state government for sustenance growth in Power sector. He also made an appeal to the people to avoid the wastage of light and not to have illegal connection. During the tour MLA visited Higher Secondary School Trryath, High School Bamnliya & Kantha and interacted with the students and also listen their problems and assured them to resolve all the pending issues in near future. Xen PDD Thakur Dass, BDO, Xen PHE, and officials of R&B, Revenue & Education departm ent accompanied the MLA and noted the problem highlighted by the locals and assured their early redressel.
State BJP Spokesperson, Prof. Virender Gupta, while reacting to the statements issued by the leaders of the State opposition parties in a meeting chaired by National Conference President, Dr. Farooq Abdullah asking for holding dialogue between India and Pakistan in order to resolve Jammu and Kashmir issue, said that numerous dialogues were held between the two countries before 1971 and after that but no solution could be reached and added that even Prime Minister, Narendra Modi made number of attempts to have a cordial relations with Pakistan and initiate dialogue with Pakistan to resolve the pending issues between the two countries but his attempts remained fruitless because of Pakistan inner politics, where writ of the army runs.
He said that BJP is also deeply concerned about the prevailing situation in the Valley, the hardships those Kashmiri are suffering and added that governments, both at the centre and the state level are putting their best possible efforts to bring normalcy and peace in the Valley. He asked the opposition leaders to address Pakistan asking it to stop waging proxy war against India by indulging in sponsoring and supporting terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir. He said that prevailing situation in the Valley is not conducive for the dialogue when armies of both the countries are facing each other on the borders, there is continuous provocations by Pakistan army by shelling heavy gun fires from across the borders and its intruders in Jammu and Kashmir creating dangerous situation through their terrorist activities. He expressed his deep anguish that none of the leaders of the opposition parties tried to reach the people to bring normalcy but instead, some of them tried to instigate the Kashmiri masses to deteriorate the situation.
Prof. Virender expressed his surprise that Dr. Farooq Abdullah refrained from commenting on Uri attack and that the opposition demand of holding dialogue between India and Pakistan coincides with that of Hurriyat, which also made the similar demand on the same day.
The Spokesperson appealed the opposition leaders to work in unison with the state and centre to restore peace in the Valley and start the process of interacting with the people to put them on the right track.
Jammu and Kashmir State Bharatiya Janata Party has criticised the statement made by former Chief Minister of J&K Dr. Farooq Abdullah on need of talks with Pakistan for peace in region . Such like statements at this crucial juncture when India is engaged in fighting Pakistan backed militants and separatists, is highly objectionable and not in the Internet of nation .
While making statement in press release, Chief Spokesperson of State BJP Sunil Sethi said that these type of statements appearing periodically which are meant to create confusion and uncertainty are unfortunate and objectionable. He said that by making these statements the interest of Separatists and Pakistan sponsored elements are being feeded .
He further noted that while nationalistic forces are involved in countering onslaught of antinationals and Sepatists and are holding flag of country and nationalism high , makers of such statements are not standing with national mainstream and standing alone . These elements who have always taken benefits political or otherwise from the country are now trying to cross the line of nationalism.
Chief Spokesperson also said that it is high time for the people of State to understand the real motives of these elements and expose them completely so that only persons and parties with nationalistic attributes are given the opportunity to serve people. Public should show no tolerance to such persons electorally and should teach people lessons at appropriate times.
He further said that it is high time that all citizens of J&K should stand with resolve of the central govt to tackle Pakistan and its supporters appropriately by showing no relaxation at the cost of national interest. He welcomed the hard deeps being talent by central government and armed forces and said that the policy being adopted now will now ensure lasting peace in the region.
Fulfilling its resolve of providing financial assistance to the tune of rupees 5 lakh to each bereaved families of Subedar Karnail Singh of Shibuchak falling in Bishnah and Havaldar Ravi Pal of Saarba village of Samba Assembly Constituency, the State BJP leadership reached their native villages to handover individual cheques to the widows of these martyrs, who laid down their lives in Uri attack last month.
BJP State President & MLA Sat Sharma, Deputy Chief Minister Dr. Nirmal Singh, Lok Sabha MP Jugal Kishore Sharma, Minister of Industries & Commerce Chander Prakash Ganga, BJP State General Secretary (Organisation) Ashok Kaul, Samba MLA Dr. Davinder Manyal and Ex-MLA Ashwani Sharma, visited Shibuchak and Sarba villages to personally handover these cheques.
Sat Sharma, while expressing party’s sympathies with both the families said that the brave soldiers of army and para-military forces have been laying down their lives for the cause of motherland since 1947 but their sacrifices were never recognised in Jammu and Kashmir state. While the party on its own had passed a resolution in its working committee to provide rupees 5 lakh assistance to each family of the two jawans hailing from Jammu who lost their lives during Uri attack, it was stressing on the state government to provide ex-gratia compensation to these martyrs and the Deputy Chief Minister was following the same within the government and the same has been achieved.
Dr. Nirmal Singh, on these occasions, said that it has happened for the first time in the history of J&K that any government has honoured the sensitivity of its coalition partner, the BJP, and unanimously taken a cabinet decision to treat the martyrs of army and other central security forces at par with those of J&K Police and provide them ex-gratia of rupees 5 lakh and a job under SRO-43 to one of the member of the bereaved family. He said that although rupees 5 lakh cannot provide succor for long but a government job under SRO-43 will prove a lifelong assistance to the affected family.
Jugal Kishore Sharma, said that one of the major achievement of Narendra Modi led government is decision of rupees 5 lakh compensation to the civilians who lose their life as result of firing from across the border. How much concerned the Modi government has been towards the border people can be well judged from the fact that innovative and most beneficial schemes have been launched for the welfare and economic security of the farmers and border people.
Chander Prakash Ganga, Ashok Koul, Dr. Davinder Manyal and Ashwani Sharma also shared their sympathies with bereaved families and assured that every activist of the party is with the families who are victims of terrorism and proxy war.
Balbir Ram Rattan, Arvind Gupta, Keshav Dutt, Jangveer Singh, Brijshwar Rana, Kashmir Singh, Subash Bhagat, Santosh Bhagat, Shiv Lal Manyal, Narsingh Dayal, Bharati also accompanied the BJP leaders.
BJP State Spokesperson, Prof. Virender Gupta, welcomed the Union Cabinet decision of approving IIM for Jammu with its out-campus in Kashmir for which the academic session shall start from this year itself. He also hailed the decision of the Union Cabinet for approving Rs. 100 crore for the modernization of infrastructure in NIT–Srinagar and Rs. 50 crore project for seven hostels for girl students—three each in Jammu region and Kashmir valley and one in Leh. He said that with sanction of IIM, IIT, AIIMS, IIMC for Jammu region in addition to the existing Central University, Jammu region is going to become hub of educational activities and would provide great opportunities to the local talent and enhance the profile of Jammu region in rest of the country.
Prof. Virender could not understand the unhappiness and resentment of Omar Abdullah, who remained as Chief Minister of the State and is Working President of the so called mainstream State party on approval of IIM for Jammu region and calling the decision of the centre government as “blatant partisan-politics”.
The Spokesperson said that Omar Abdullah should concentrate his energy on bringing normalcy in the valley and ensure smooth and regular functioning of NIT in the valley. He reminded that in the previous governments which were most of the period run by National Conference including Congress too, Jammu region had always remained at the receiving end. The people of the region were discriminated in all walks of life during the last about seven decades.
He said that earlier all the prestigious institutions of the state were established in the Valley and Jammu region was pushed to struggle to get its due. He quoted that Regional Engineering College, Medical College, Dental College, Artificial Limb Centre, Post Graduate Sher-e-Kashmir Institution of Medical Sciences, Agriculture University, Physical College of Education etc. were setup in Valley long ago and added that even the Central University and the AIIMS, which were approved for Jammu region, were shifted to Valley with political manipulation. People of Jammu region have to struggle for getting these institutions established in the region also.
Prof. Virender Gupta asked Davinder Singh Rana and other Jammu based National Conference leaders to console their leader, Omar and asked him to refrain from such type of outburst against Jammu.
The entire nation is dismayed at the vocal slugfest going on between the political parties on the national media. The political discourse has reached its lowest ebb with the choice of language nothing less than deplorable. One had heard such phraseology and words at street level politics but expected much sober and mature terminology at the highest echelons of politics. Oratory is a skill and USP of a successful politician but it should never cross the ‘Laxman Rekha’ of morality and decency. In the yesteryears people eagerly awaited to listen to the national leaders and appreciated them for their vision and oratory skills. What has happened that has led to such dismal discourses that at times one wonders about the calibre of the modern day politicians. One possible cause could be a shift from “accommodative politics” of yesteryears to modern day “combative politics” with media acting as a force multiplier.
The Indian Armed Forces, Army in particular, are being unnecessarily being dragged into this political one-upmanship. At the eye of the storm is the successful ‘surgical strike’ carried out by the Army on the intervening night of 28th -29th September that shook the Pakistani Deep State and world-wide changed the image of India from being a ‘Soft State’ to a nation ready to fight terrorism and its perpetrators employing all elements of national power of which ‘political will’ is most critical. While the nation is celebrating and feeling proud of its Army, a few politicians have questioned the veracity of these strikes and demanded evidence, the line being towed by the Deep State. At times, one wonders if they are bidding at the behest of inimical forces! But they do not realise the harm they are doing to the morale and professional ethos of the Army. In order to score political brownies over the issue of ‘surgical strike’ they are doing irreparable damage by dragging Army in order to meet their political ends. The Army has successfully executed the assigned task and should be left free to train and prepare for the next task. At this stage one may not be very certain of the magnitude of the next task, but being a thoroughly professional organisation the Army would be busy preparing itself for any task that the nation may assign to it.
By trying to leverage Army’s successful counter terror operation to uplift their electoral fortunes the political class is doing a grave harm to our national interest of keeping the Armed Forces ‘apolitical’. It goes to the credit of the Indian Armed Forces that despite their counterparts in all the neighbouring countries in South Asia, at some time or the other attempted to overthrow the democratic governments through military coups, they have remained loyal to the Constitution of India and the government of the day. Their contribution to nation building is unquestionable. The Army is proud of being ‘apolitical’ and abhors being dragged into political controversies. The Army’s loyalty is to the nation and government of the day and not any political party. The Army has successfully responded to nation’s call on numerous occasions since independence in different domains ranging from war, counter insurgency, internal security, counter terrorism, proxy war, counter infiltration, out of area operations (Sri Lanka and Maldives), operations other than war (OOW), United Nations Peacekeeping Operations, disaster management and aid to civil authorities. It is rightly referred to as ‘last bastion’ of national security, when all other elements raise their hand the Army is called in. The military’s efficiency and professionalism flows out of it being “apolitical”. It is a national asset and do not downgrade it by politicising it or its achievements.
The Armed Forces do not wish to become “poster boys” on huge bill boards and neither do they need unnecessary publicity. The military is a silent force, desires to be left alone in order to prepare for the ultimate. Rather than playing politics over the military all political parties must concentrate to ensure its ‘capacity’ and ‘capability’ building so that the nation is assured. In a matured democracy, the ongoing vocal slugfest would have been replaced by learned and informed debates about the preparedness of the Armed Forces to meet any type of threat ranging from nuclear to hybrid warfare. Alas, our politicians are not bothered about that but only about their immediate political interests. No politician or political party has ever tried to gauge the morale of the armed forces personnel. Remember, it is the man behind the gun which matters in the ultimate analysis. No amount of modern gadgetry or sophisticated weaponry can be a substitute for a soldier’s morale. Dear politicians, the armed forces do not need your political bickering but they need your understanding and support to safeguard their ‘izzat’ and status. ‘Izzat’ to a soldier is like divine nectar or elixir and he can go to any extent to safeguard it.
“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it”, goes an old saying. It is time to recall what Chanakya had written to the all-powerful King of Magadha on the matters of defence. “The soldier does not enrich the Royal treasuries nor fills the Royal granaries. He does not carry out trade and commerce nor produce scholars, litterateurs, artisans, sculptors, architects, artistes, craftsmen, doctors and administrators. He does not build roads and ramparts nor dig wells and reservoirs. He does not do any of these directly. The soldier only and merely ensures the tax, tribute and revenue collectors travel forth and return safely; that the farmer tills, harvests, stores and markets his produce unafraid of pillage; that the trader, merchant and financier function and travel across the length and breadth of the realm unmolested, that ...Patliputra reposes each night in peaceful comfort, O King, secure in the belief that the distant borders of Magadha are inviolate and secure, thanks only to the Mauryan Army standing vigil with naked swords and eyes peeled for action, day and night, in weather fair and foul, all eight praharas, quiet unmindful of personal discomfort and hardship, all through the year, year after year. While the citizenry of the state contributes to see that the state prospers and flourishes, the soldier guarantees it continues to EXIST as a State! To this man, O Rajadhiraja, you owe a debt: please therefore, see to it, on your own, that the soldier continuously gets his dues in every form and respect, be they his needs or his wants for he is not likely to ask for them himself.” He also warned the King, “The day the soldier has to demand his dues will be a sad day for Magadha for then, on that day, you will have lost all moral sanction to be the King!”
The successive governments since Nehru have been responsible for systematic down gradation and deprivation of the Indian armed Forces. A lot has been written on the subject in the media and need not be repeated. What needs to be highlighted is the ongoing resentment that is brewing in the Armed Forces due to further deprivation due to the recommendations of the 7th CPC. It is a fact not to be ignored that the Armed Forces have yet to implement the recommendations of the 7th CPC while rest of the nation has done. The bottom line is that those who decide the pay, perks and allowances of the armed forces personnel have no clue about their peculiar service conditions and environment in which they operate. And those who have the requisite knowledge and experience are not involved in decision making. The Indian Armed Forces are faced with the challenges from ongoing societal changes in the country. The recruitment base in the army has shifted from rural, illiterate, and traditional to urban, educated and broad-based. The soldier today is more aware, demanding and comparative. He questions his entitlements and compares with others including the service conditions. The beauty of the Indian soldier is that despite the treatment meted to him by the nation he is ever willing to make the supreme sacrifice for the ‘izzat’ of his nation. In order to sensitise the readers a few instances of the down gradation and deprivation of the Armed Forces are being highlighted consequent to acceptance of 7th CPC recommendations.
The disability pension for the members of the armed forces has been reversed from the current percentage based system to slab based system only for them implying their civilian counterparts will continue to get percentage based disability pension. It is for the readers to judge whose service conditions are more injury prone a soldier or a civilian? Then why should a civilian get more disability pension compared to a soldier? A soldier is compulsorily retired early in organisational interest at an average age of 40 years while his civilian counterpart serves for 60 years. In order to cater for this discrepancy earlier a soldier was compensated by adding a ‘weightage’ to his service so that he is compensated for his less service at the time of retirement. 7th CPC has done away with the ‘weightage’ system leading to great pensionary losses for soldiers only. The armed forces are known for its strict pyramidal hierarchal structure of promotions. Only 2% officers attain the ‘general’ ranks. While it is different in the civil services with no supersession’s. The civilian officers enjoy what is known as non-functional upgrade (NFU) implying promotion to higher pay without actually performing the duty of that rank. This has resulted in skewed inter-se seniority between defence forces officers and their civilian counter parts in the organisations where they work together leading to functional crisis. The defence forces officers are being denied the same and has forced them to knock the doors of judiciary. The allowances recommended for a soldier serving in Siachen is much less compared to his counterpart serving in North East (cities and towns). These are only a few anomalies highlighted to sensitise the readers, there are many more. The political leadership in the country will do a yeoman’s service to the nation if they join together to ensure that the interests of the Armed Forces are not subverted and the India does not have to repent ever for ignoring the warning of Chanyakya.
(The writer is a Jammu-based political commentator, columnist, security and strategic analyst. He can be contacted at [email protected])
Stating that the present government at the Centre under Narendra Modi has launched a number of welfare schemes for the women in the country, BJP State Vice-President Rajni Sethi said that the women are grateful to Modi government for the concern shown in this regard.
Rajni Sethi, alongwith BJP State Secretary Anuradha Chark, was interacting with the gathering of women drawn from different areas of Jammu, who had reached party office during the public darbar to take up their grievances and problems and sought help in getting the same resolved.
Rajni Sethi said that both BJP and its government at the centre have displayed their concern for the welfare and social upliftment of the women. “While BJP has granted thirty three percent reservation to women in its organizational set up and made its stand clear that they should be given representation in decision making bodies like Parliament and Assemblies, BJP-led NDA government has shown its commitment by launching a number of welfare schemes exclusively for the benefit of the women”, Rajni said and added that Beti Bachao Beti Padao, Ujawala Yojana, Sukanya Smridhi Yojana are some of the most innovative, effective and welfare oriented programmes of the government headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Rajni Sethi further said that the BJP coalition in Jammu and Kashmir too has launched Ladli Beti and Marriage Assistance Scheme to help the poor girl besides hiking the widow pension, which proves the commitment for the welfare, social and economic upliftment of the women. She expressed hope that the genuinely deserving women will get the benefits of the schemes.
BJP Mahila Morcha State Secretary Shailja Gupta and Jammu District Mahila Morcha Secretary Pooja Chouhan assisted Rajni Sethi during her sitting at Trikuta Nagar office.
BJP State Secretary Sanjay Baru, alongwith local leaders of the party, kick started the work for black topping of lane in Vasant Vihar falling in W.No. 40 of Talab Tillo area in presence of a large number of people. This work is being undertaken by Jammu Municipal Corporation and the funds made available by Jammu West MLA Sat Sharma from his Constituency Development Fund (CDF).
Sanjay Baru, on this occasion, said that with each passing day new works related to development and providing basic amenities to the people are getting started as the local MLA Sat Sharma has been very much concerned to reach every nook and corner of the entire constituency of Jammu West Assembly and the people are highly applauding such an approach of their elected representative.
“Although Jammu West Constituency is spread over a large area with largest number of wards and population, still our MLA is concentrating that whatever is possible is done for the mitigation of the problems faced by the people”, Baru said and added that departments like JMC, PHE, PWD, ERA, PDD etc have been directed by the MLA to ensure that each one of them is functioning to the satisfaction of the people and has made very clear that no compromise on the quality of the work will be tolerated.
Puran Sharma, Raj Kumar, Neelam Nargotra, Viney Arora, Dr. Sham Gupta, JP Sharma, Parveen Ghai, Pardeep Mohtra, Kranti Sharma, Puneet Sharma, Dr. Parshotam Gupta, Datta ji were prominent among those present on the occasion.
To discuss and chalk out the forthcoming major programmes to be organized from October 24 to November 03, the BJP held a meeting of District and Morcha Presidents and their Prabharis. It was addressed by Lok Sabha Member of Parliament Jugal Kishore Sharma, State General Secretary (Org.) Ashok Kaul and State General Secretary Pawan Khajuria.
The District Presidents briefed about the modes of programmes to be organized in their respective districts.
Jugal Kishore Sharma, while speaking to media persons about the meeting, said that State BJP will celebrate ‘Accession “Day’ on October 26 in a big way across the state besides remembering Pt. Premnath Dogra, Brig. Rajinder Singh and Major Som Nath Sharma on their birth anniversaries falling on October 24, Oct. 27 and Nov. 03respectively. He said that some misunderstanding is being created among the people about the accession of the State with the Indian Union but the BJP is clear that it was complete and final, there cannot be any doubt on it. He said that the party will organise a seminar on this day at Jammu, wherein the speakers will clear the doubts on the finality of the accession. He said that the BJP has very high regards for the great martyrs and Brig. Rajinder Singh and Major Somnath Sharma will be remembered on their martyr days. The party will also celebrate the birth anniversary of Pt. Premnath Dogra as “Sports day”, wherein variety of sports and cultural events will be organized.Ashok Kaul, while stressing upon each President of District and Morcha to ensure the maximum participation of the public in the programmes chalked out so that the people get themselves acquainted with the struggle full life and contribution of Dogra leaders and martyrs in laying down their lives for the cause of the nation in the state. “Since Pt. Premnath Dogra was himself a good player of Football, the party will organize Football matches on his birthday falling on October 24 besides holding worker meetings to share the contribution of this great Dogra leader in strengthening the nationalist forces in the state”, Kaul said and added that the party will also highlight the supreme sacrifices of Brig. Rajinder Singh and Major Somnath Sharma by organizing variety of programmes with the participation of the people.
Deputy Chief Minister Dr. Nirmal Singh attended the Dussehra celebration at Mini Parade Ground Jammu which was organized by Sanatan Dharam Sabha.
Minister of State for Culture, Education and Tourism, Priya Sethi, Member Parliament Shamsher Singh Manhas, Legislators Sat Sharma and Rajesh Gupta, IGP Danish Rana, Senior BJP Leader Yudhvir Sethi, besides prominent citizens were present on the occasion.
“May the celebration bind the people in a true sense of brotherhood and motivate us to make renewed efforts for unity and progress of our country” the Deputy Chief Minister asserted.
Stressing on the importance of promoting and celebrating such religious events, the Deputy Chief Minister said that such occasions provide us an opportunity to introspect and further improve our attitude and behaviour to become a good human being.
Elaborating on significance of Dussehra, the Deputy Chief Minister said that this festival commemorates the victory of good over evil thus inspiring the whole mankind for creating a better world to live in. He said that this festival has great religious and historic significance as well.
The Deputy Chief Minister said that the consigning effigy of Ravana to flames will not end evil from the society but a crusade needs to be launched against the nefarious designs. Such rituals should encourage us to contain evil spirit within ourselves to make this world a peaceful place to live in, he added.
Nirmal Singh appreciated the efforts of Army, Security Forces, Police and other agencies for fighting tough against the anti national elements and providing us a safe atmosphere. He also expressed gratitude to the people for maintaining peace, communal harmony and brotherhood during hard times.
Priya Sethi, while speaking on the occasion, said that the festival reminds us that those who follow the path of virtue, goodness and honesty always emerge victorious. She greeted the people and said that Dussehra marks the victory of forces of good over evil and fills the people with the spirit of brotherhood and amity. She appreciated the Sanatan Dharam Sabha for organizing the function in such a grand way.
Earlier, Deputy Chief Minister and other dignitaries performed traditional pooja on the occasion.
Various Jhankies were also taken out on the occasion which culminated at Parade Ground where the effigy of Ravana was torched.
Under party’s scheduled programme of meeting the general public for one to one interaction and listen to their grievances, BJP State Vice-President Karan Singh and State Secretary Ch. Vikram Randhawa held day long sitting at party office. Various deputations from different areas of Jammu and a large number of party activists met the party leaders.
While the party activists stressed upon speedy completion of the ongoing developmental works in different wards of Jammu West and Jammu Districts, they also suggested that the party should device the means to ensure that the people get correct information related to various welfare schemes launched by PM Narendra Modi led NDA government at the Center as well as those by BJP coalition in the state of Jammu & Kashmir.
A deputation of senior citizens from Gandhi Nagar and other parts of Jammu city urged upon the BJP leaders to stress upon the government to extend the under construction flyover from Women College, Gandhi Nagar to Kunjwani and Airport. They also suggested that two more flyovers from Ambphalla to Shakuntla and Jewel to Canal Road are urgently needed so as to ease the traffic jams.
Similar deputations also took up the issues related to their respective wards and said that although the work for macadamization of main roads has been undertaken in the city and there has been appreciation in the public for the quality work but the inner roads should also be included as many of them are in dilapidated conditions and causing problems to the people.
Karan Singh and Ch. Vikram Randhawa agreed to the need for the construction of new flyovers in Jammu city keeping in view the frequent traffic jams at peak hours and in particular during the festivals and marriages, assured that the same will be taken up with the government. They said that it has become more urgent as new vehicles are getting added to the existing numbers and the present roads cannot cater to the need of the growing traffic rush. They also assured to take up the other genuine demands of the people with the concerned authorities to ensure that the people are not made to suffer any more and they enjoy the fruits of good governance under BJP coalition government in Jammu & Kashmir.
Announces Rs. 75000 for women wrestlers
Stressing the need for providing ample opportunities and conducive environment to the girls, Minister of State for Education, Technical Education, Culture, Tourism, Horticulture, Floriculture and Parks Priya Sethi said that they have the talent and capabilities which need to be nurtured so that they outshine and create a niche for themselves in the field of their choice.
"Women empowerment is pre-requisite for societal progress and prosperity for which the present government is determined", maintained the Minster.
The Minister was speaking at the women wrestling competition during the 12th Mission Dosti, Rustam-e-International Indian Style Dangal held as a part of the Navratra festival at Katra.
Minister of State for Finance and Planning, Information Technology, Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, CA&PD, Tribal affairs, Labour and Employment, Relief and Rehabilitation Ajay Nanda was the guest of honour on the occasion.
The wrestling Navratra Festival Committee in collaboration with Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board , J&K Tourism Department, J&K Bank , J&K Police, NHPC, LIC, SBI, J&K Sports Council and HDFC Bank today organized 12th Mission Dosti, Rustam-e-International Indian Style Dangal.
While appreciating the women wrestlers, Priya said that girls are showing their abilities in every field and bringing laurels for their family and country .
Reiterating the commitment of the government at the centre and state towards women empowerment, the Minister said that various women centric schemes being implemented in the country are ensuring socio economic emancipation of the women folk who are equal stakeholders in progress and development of the nation.
Stressing on 'Beti Bachao, Beti padhao and Beti khelao, Ms Sethi said that Women are excelling in every field, be it the education or sports'.
She further said that the present Government is committed to promote tourism in the state and concerted efforts are on in this direction to develop requisite infrastructure to optimally tap the tourism potential of all the regions.
Stating that Katra has a wide potential in religious tourism, she added that many new tourist ventures have been explored and developed for attracting more and more tourists at various tourist destinations at Reasi district. She further added that with an aim to promote and popularise the Navratra festival on a larger platform this year budget was enhanced from Rs thirty lakh to fifty lakh. She also exhorted upon the participating wrestlers from various countries to act as an ambassador for the state to dispel any misconception regarding the atmosphere in Jammu and Kashmir. She added that the government has put in place a strong mechanism to ensure a favorable environment in the state for the visitors who throng our state to enjoy the scenic splendour besides satiating their spiritual aspirations.
Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Guest announced Rs. 75000 for all the women wrestlers who had participated in the wrestling competition.
MoS Finance and Planning Ajay Nanda extended his greetings to the people of Katra on the occasion of Navratra festival and urged the people to cooperate in attracting more and more tourists to the base camp of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine board.
A total of 41 bouts for both men and women were organised.
Out of the total 9 bouts played by the Women wrestling competition, the first was won by Sonia from Punjab who defeated Shivani from Delhi. Similarly the second bout was won by Neha from Delhi. Harjeet from Punjab clinched the title of third bout while Simran from Punjab won the fourth bout. Jaspreet and Preeti both from Punjab were declared as the winners of fifth and sixth bout respectively whereas Varsha from Delhi defeated Jaspreet. The eighth and ninth bout were won by Raaj and Preeti respectively, both from Punjab respectively. The winners of different bouts were felicitated with the cash prize of Rs. 2700 while the runner ups were given Rs. 2300 as cash prize.
Among others, Vice President BJP Yudhvir Sethi,Ex MLA B.S.Mankotia,Distt President BJP,Kuldeep Raj Dubey,DDC Ravinder Kumar, ASP Sumir Kotwal, SDM Katra Neelam Khajuria, A.D Tourism Katra Dr. Umesh Shan,Tehsildar Katra Mohit Raina, DYSSO Reasi Dr. S.S Chib, SDPO Dr. Ashok Sharma and other district officers besides prominent citizens were present.
‘Dalals’ (the middlemen)! since buried and forgotten after takeover of country command by PM Narinder Modi, rejoice. Rahul Gandhi a ray of hope is there for you. What can one otherwise say when ‘dalals’, a foregone story, are being remembered by scion of Congress party.
Rahul Gandhi, scion of Congress party that thrived for six decades on middlemen (dalals) rung, alleging BJP in power was politicising surgical strikes as ‘khoon ki dalai’, serves only to assure a lease of life to ‘dalals’ his party nurtured as state policy for nourishment of both. S.S.Bijral former IGP and spokesperson of J&K BJP said Congress party led UPA allowed two terms from 2004 to 2014 to rule by electorate indulged in mass corruption, caring a hoot for country image (Common wealth Games scam), national security (Helicopter scam), 2G spectrum scam, Coal Mines scam, etc pocketing huge funds clandestinely breached the trust of voters. The result was it had to lick dust and shown the door with sweeping mandate for PM Narinder Modi led BJP.
Bijral said the barb ‘khoon ki dalai’ of Rahul Gandhii was just to hog lime light which turned him, the poor politically, poorer. Rahul acknowledged A.K.Anthony as his ‘guru’ who as Defence Minister in UPA was startled seeing China’s development on Arunachal border and had exclaimed “Oh what a sophistication. We are zero”. Refraining to say anything himself Bijral quoted media reports : 1) Kerala Minister and AICC member T.H.Mustafa had called Rahul Gandhi a ‘joker’ in the wake of party humiliating defeat in 2014 Lok Sabha election. He was suspended from party for six years; 2) Rahul Gandhi had told his party men 3 months before kerala Assembly elections that only the Congress can defeat itself in the state. Disastrous performance of party & UDF it headed proved him right.
Bijral concluded the party and the govt. need to just ignore Rahul Gandhi barbs to deny him life he earns through our responses. Recalling what Winston Churchill then British PM and WWII hero had said, “You will never reach your destination if you stop and throw stones at every dog that barks,” he declared the dire need was to stay focused on tougher challenges staring country in eyes, ignoring likes of Rahul Gandhi & others striving just to survive.
|Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha District President Reasi Vijay Rasyal in consultation with State President BJYM Dr. Suresh Ajay Magotra, Reasi District President BJP, Kuldeep Dubey and Prabhari BJYM Sanjay Baru announced District Office Bearers, and District Executives for Reasi District. Rakesh Singh, Vishal Sharma, Randeep Singh, Sohan Kumar, Suresh Kumar, Sunil Sharma, Ankush Baru and Vijay Kumar are vice-presidents, Anil Sharma and Arun Dev Singh are general secretaries, Reswant Singh, Shakoor Bhat, Ranjeet Singh, Raj Kumar, Rakesh Jamwal and Sahil Heera are secretaries, Subash Sharma is Cashier, Ganesh Kumar is Office Secretary, Ajay Singh is Publicity Secretary and Chaman Singh is Joint Publicity Secretary, Ashish Singh is Social Media Incharge and Chandan Kumar is Social Media Co-incharge. Vijay Rasyal also announced District Executives as Govind Singh, Manjeet Kumar, Sohan Singh, Mohinder Singh, Deepak Kumar, Suresh Raina, Shamboo Ram, Anil Kumar, Dhyan Singh, Sanjay Singh, Sahil Sharma, Dheeraj Sharma, Hunny Sethi, Vivek Raina, Biloo, Pritam Verma, Veeru, Karnail Singh, Sukhdev Singh, Anil Kumar, Om Verma, Ankush Sharma, Sunil Kumar, Akhil Sharma, Pardeep Singh, Ankit Sharma and Pardeep Jamwal.|
The State BJP has strongly refuted the statement of Congress State President GM Mir, that “Sabka Ka Saath, Sabka Vikas” is merely a political slogan and has nothing in practical terms in the politics of Modi government. The statement of Mir amounts to deliberately turning blind eyes to the realities and is part of Congress’ negative political agenda and its frustration.
To put the record straight, BJP State Spokesperson Balbir Ram Rattan said that Narendra Modi led government, ever since it came to power in the Centre, has launched seventy welfare schemes till now which is record in itself. These schemes are targeted towards all the sections of the society, including youth, women, farmers, ex-servicemen, border residents, weaker sections etc, irrespective of their caste, colour or creed. The Congress leader must realize that the economic philosophy of the BJP is based on the principle of “Antodaya”, which aims at targeting the poorest of the poor, irrespective of the region or religion he or she may belong.
Balbir said taht infact, it has been the Congress, which misled and exploited the poor and weaker sections for decades to seek votes on hollow slogan of “Congress lao, Gareebi Hatao” whereas poor became poorer and problem of unemployment in youth became more acute during its rule.
How much poverty was elevated during the Congress rule can be well judged from the fact that poor people and farmers committed suicides due to crop failures and resultant hunger. Food grains would be allowed to rot in godowns but poor and needy did not have any right on them during the Congress rule.
On the other hand, Narendra Modi government has launched Mudra Bank, PM Fasal Bima Yojna, formulated for economic upliftment of poor & farmers. Similarly, Beti Bachoo Beti Padao has been launched to confer dignity on female child birth and spread literacy among them. Construction of toilets in girl schools and rural areas, Ujawala Yojna are the milestone initiatives aimed at social and economic care of woman folk revealing the Modi’s empathy and feeling for the female folk of the country. Digital India, Skill India are for the benefit of unemployed, unskilled youth, the spokesperson said.
Balbir further said that the demand of One Rank One Pension (OROP) which was kept on hanging for 40 years during the previous governments was fulfilled by Modi government. ‘Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas’ may be a slogan for the Congress given its mind set of power being for enjoyment of perks and pelf but actually represents the ethos, ideal and dharma of the BJP. During Modi’s Prime Ministership the prestige and standing of the country has arisen phenomenally at International level. Not even a single scam or scandal has taken place during the two years rule of Narendra Modi government and contrary to it, two terms of UPA created history in scams and scandals. Corruption in corridors of power at Centre has been completely and firmly eliminated. This coupled with the schemes being launched and perused vigorously reveal the total commitment of BJP for the welfare of the country and its people and hence the slogan “Sabka Ka Saath, Sabka Vikas”.
Under BJP’s programme of providing an opportunity to the public to have a direct interaction with the party ministers in the state coalition and seek help in getting their problems solved, Minister of Forest, Ecology & Environment Ch. Lal Singh held public darbar at Trikuta Nagar office and attended to a large number of people belonging to different sections and professions.
The people took up their grievances related to their day to day life as well as regarding some pending and important works lying unattended in different departments of Jammu & Kashmir government.
A large number of people among those who met Ch. Lal Singh comprised of those who took up their cases related to Forest Department and the minister issued on the spot instructions to the concerned officials of the departments under him to immediately attend the genuine problems and do the needful so that the people are not made to suffer any more.
A large number of party activists from different areas of Jammu had also reached the party office and discussed the general problems of their respective areas.
Ch. Lal Singh, on this occasion, said that holding public darbar by BJP ministers is indeed a very appreciable initiative of the party and during the last few months many people have been helped in resolving their problems and a good message has gone in the public. He asked the people to take benefit of such public darbars of BJP and expressed hope more and more people will be benefitted in the coming days.
BJP State Spokesperson Prof. Virender Gupta and State Secretary Sanjay Baru assisted the minister during his sitting at party office.
Stating that the separatists in the valley are getting exposed with each passing day, BJP National Vice-President & J&K Prabhari Avinash Rai Khanna said that the recent protests against separatists are proof of the development that people have understood the game plan of a handful of these people and made up their mind to not get further misled.
Avinash Rai Khanna was addressing a meeting of BJP leaders who have been bestowed with the responsibilities of different departments & projects of the party.
The meeting was convened by BJP State President & MLA Sat Sharma to review the working of the recently constituted 19 departments and 10 projects by the party at the national level and their progress in the state.
Avinash Rai Khanna, said that it is indeed a good development that the people in Kashmir have realised the losses caused to the lives and economy of valley during all these years while they blindly followed the dictates of separatists but gained nothing. He said that the party applauds the people who have raised their voice against separatists and express hope that soon these elements working at the behest of Pakistan will be totally isolated and reduced to be ineffective. He also spoke on the displacement of the border people due to firing from across the borders and said that the morale of the people this time is very high and they are ready to stand with the army and security forces for defending their motherland.
Khanna also sought details related to the activities being undertaken so far by the said departments and projects.
Sat Sharma, while addressing the meeting, said that the BJP National President has planned to visit every state and the state unit has to prepare itself to present the progress it has achieved in implementation of party’s programmes being undertaken from time to time.
Sat Sharma also stressed upon the party leaders to get themselves equipped with the full information related to their departments and projects as the same will be helpful to them in presenting the details of Central and State governments achievements as well as evolve the strategy to effectively present the party’s policies and programmes at the lowest level.
BJP State General Secretaries Pawan Khajuria and Harinder Gupta also shared dais in the meeting.
In order to aware the people about the Prime Ministers initiative of Swachh Bharat Mission and to mark the 'Pakhwada' for yearly celebration of SBM, an awareness van was today flagged off to different parts of the district from border belt Doongi.
A programme in this regard was held by Block Development Officer Doongi in Government Higher Secondary School Sassalkote in which Member Legislative Council Vibodh Gupta was chief guest while District Panchayat Officer was guest of honour.
After flagging off the awareness van, MLC said that marking yearly celebration of SBM in the shape of Pakhwada is a great step of Rural Department Department as it will help public participation in the initiative.
He further stated that the golden part of the initiative is the participation of youth who are the real force for the society and nation and are showing immense interest in the Swachh Bharat Mission and working to realize the dream of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Addressing the event District Panchayat Officer Yar Ali Khan said that aim of Rural Development Department of flagging off this awareness van is to touch all the rural pockets of the district with this mission so that it can become successful in both rural and urban belts.
Principal of Government Higher Secondary School Sassalkote said that school administration had already started to aware student in morning assembly about this initiative as Swachh Bharat is important for one and all and will help in overall development of the national.
Later BDO Doongi gave vote of thanks with a pledge taken by all the participants
|Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha District President Poonch Parvinder Singh in consultation with State President BJYM Dr. Suresh Ajay Magotra and Poonch District President BJP Capt. Bansi Lal announced District Office Bearers, and Mandal Presidents for Poonch District. Kulyash Bali, Manmeet Singh, Gursagar Singh, Akhil Gupta, Abdul Majid, Mandeep Singh and Mohd.Irfan are vice-presidents, Rakesh Sudan and Abhinandan Sudan are general secretaries, Gaurav Sharma, Deepak Sharma, Amandeep Sharma, Rajit Bakshi, Saurav Sasan, Shubam Dutta and Ramandeep Singh are secretaries, Pardeep Kumar is Office Secretary, Paramjeet Singh is Media Secretary, Vishal Sharma is Publicity Secretary and Konark Sharma is Joint Publicity Secretary, Rashib Sasan is Social Media Incharge and Sahil Sharma is Social Media Co-incharge. Manjeet Bhagat also announced Mandal Presidents as Javed Iqbal for Mandi, Rameez Khan for Mendhar, Tariq Mehmood Khan for Balakote, Yasir Bhat for Bafliaz, Adal Pathan for Surankote, Sumit Sharma for Urban, and Abhinav Sharma for Rural.|
Member Parliament Rajya Sabha, Shamsher Singh Manhas called on Union Minister for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Ram Vilas Paswan here and projected various demands of Ration and Sugar.
Shamsher Singh Manhas said after the launch of NFSA in Jammu and Kashmir down trodden, deprived people are getting benefit of this scheme as per the required norms. He said topography of Jammu province is different from Kashmir region and major part is hilly terrain. Its difficult for the authorities to provide ration on time to these far flung areas. He asked the Union Minister to release the ration quota of sate on time so that it can be distributed timely.
Manhas also discussed the issue of fair price shops and highlighted the difficulties being faced by the city fair price shop ration dealers. Ration supplied through fair price shops are facing hardship due to nominal commission prescribed by the FCA & CA department of the state and their families facing threat to survival under present conditions.
He said govt. sale depot employees are being provided with salary, rent of the shop, electricity charges & all measures for weight etc. & the sale depot are getting free Ration from the depts.. & deposit the money after sales where these fair price show owners deposit in advance. As NFSA is implements in the State in Feb. 2016 thy have not received commission of the same till date. As in NFSA rule dealer commission is 143/quintals we demand release of commission that in favour of dealers up to date so that dealer meet their needs.He said timely supply of ration be provided to us in the interest of registered consumers so that we are not humiliated at the hands of consumers.
Surgical strike India carried out against terrorist training camps in Pak occupied Kasmir is too much in news for wrong reason. It was a means applied to devastate camps, and not an end itself.
Why is there hullabaloo over a striking accomplishment of valiant Indian army on Sept. 29 last, asked former IGP. Questioning its basis in Pak media denying Indian claim of deadly surgical strike struck, he said accustomed to lollipop handling by UPA regime,the baffled enemy is failing to comprehend what has happened. Asserting country had the fortune of being led by strong committed leadership, he said it was time it notched up favourably all smouldering issues with the hostile neighbour nurturing devious designs of religious propagation through boundary alterations.
Bijral BJP state spokesperson cautioned country about enemy trap to deflect our attention towards bogus issues, gain time for retaliation. He said the war hardened enemy, is time tested for no holds barred deception policy. Our end goal being regional peace and prosperity, we should be literally focussed on Machiavellian dictum: “Those who want peace, they should prepare for war”. Its first time, Bijral said the country led by PM Narinder Modi assiduously believes in Italian scholar mindset. Enemy designs are surely not to prevail.
Bijral said country is under no obligation to provide proof of action taken against enemy. It did what was required to be done. It would befittingly do to annihilate enemy when situation demands. When Arvind Kejrival salutes PM Narinder Modi for strikes undertaken, it speaks of his patriotism while his plea for affording evidence of strike to the enemy is his naivety.
Applauding Indian army known for its chivalry and devotion Bijral said earlier failings when ever and where ever were of the political leadership.He but felt ashamed of Congress leaders singing enemy song for proof of surgical strike inflicted by India on Sept 29, 2016 saying this party for power never hesitated in bartering away national interests.
State BJP Spokesperson, Prof. Virender Gupta while responding to the statement of Omar Abdullah, the Working President of National Conference said that either Omar Abdullah does not understand the gravity of the situation that is being witnessed in the valley and Pakistan’s continuous efforts to push militants into the valley and its engagement in heavy shelling with mortars from across LoC to the different locations in Indian side, or he is deliberately trying to politicize the issue to grind his vested interests and indirectly helping the enemy across the border. He said that no innocent person is being harassed and no repression of common people is being conducted. He added that only those who are involved in criminal acts like attacking police stations, burning public property, disturbing peace and communally harmony and becoming instrument in the hand of enemy to spread terrorism are being punished as per the law of the land and said that these are handful of the people.
Prof. Virender Gupta said that common masses in the valley are being terrorized and are fed up by the so called imposed curfew by terrorists and by these elements. He reminded Omar Abdullah of the similar actions taken against such elements after 1996 and in 2010 when National Conference government was in power.
“After the crackdown on such element the situation in the valley has started improving and becoming normal”, he said and added that no country in the world tolerates such type of lawlessness and anti-national activities. He further said that Omar should look towards the happenings in gulf countries, in Pakistan and even in China where even the voice of dissent is not tolerated and those speaking against the atrocities committed by authorities or by a particular sect are being massacred mercilessly. “Even the so called democratic countries of West do not allow such type of activities posing challenge to the integrity of the country and punish severely those indulging in such acts”, Prof. Virender said. He advised Omar Abdullah either to help the government in bringing peace and normalcy in the valley or follow his father who in turmoil of 1990, left the state silently rather than politicizing the situation and returned back when normalcy was restored.
BJP State President & MLA Sat Sharma, alongwith State Vice-President Parmodh Kapahi, State Secretaries Ch. Vikram Randhawa and Vijay Sharma and local MLAs Kuldeep Kumar and Dr. Davinder Manyal, visited Mawa, Ragal, Chack Sadda, Londi, Bobiya, Sadoh, Kangwala, Kullian, Suchetgarh, Pandhour villages of Hiranagar and Samba assembly constituencies. He met with the people, listened to their grievances and also sought details about the prevailing situation in these border touching villages.
The people, while putting forth their demand of constructing bunkers at safer places, provision of 5 marla plots, proper utilization of BADP funds, said that they have been living of zero line of International border and need to be given all such benefits which are being extended to their counterparts on Line of Control. They also demanded for making adequate arrangement for uninterrupted studies of their wards.
Sat Sharma, while addressing a number of public gatherings in border villages, assured that whatever genuine demands have been put by the border people will be taken up with the Narendra Modi government at the earliest and it will be stressed upon that the same are fulfilled. He said that after the Uri attack on our soldiers, Pakistan has been exposed and isolated at International level and it is the victory of the PM Narendra Modi’s diplomacy. He said that the surgical strikes on launching pads in PoK has frustrated Pakistan and is indulging in unprovoked firing on Indian side which is being taken very seriously. “Although the government has asked the people living in villages touching border with Pakistan to move to safer places, there are many villages whose residents have displayed valour to stay and face the Pakistan”, Sat said and added that the border people have always served as a second line defence during all the wars which worked to boost the morale of the army and security forces. He also stressed upon the local officers of administration to ensure availability of all the essential commodities in these villages.
OBC Board Vice-Chairperson Rashpal Verma, State Addl. Media Secretary Rakesh Mahajan, Mahila Morcha State President Purnima Sharma, EX-MLA Ashwani Sharma, District Presidents Jungveer Singh and Premnath Dogra, ACR Samba Parveen Kumar, Tehsildar Samba Rathore, Naib Tehsildar Rajinder Singh, AEE PDD Kewal Kumar, SDM Ghagwal Naryan Dutt, SDM Hiranagar Sohan Lal and Naib Tehsildar accompanied Sat Sharma.
Claiming that the BJP has not deviated from its agenda and core issues, Deputy Chief Minister Dr. Nirmal Singh said that both BJP and PDP has honoured the mandate of the people of Kashmir and Jammu and came together for governance. He was addressing the inaugural session of the Jammu District Working Committee on Thursday. It was organized under District President Baldev Singh Billawria.
Dr. Nirmal Singh said that the people of Jammu & Kashmir had voted overwhelming in favour of BJP and PDP respectively as they were fed up of the NC and Congress and brought in our coalition to fulfill their desire of good governance and corruption free administration.
Dr. Nirmal Singh said that Jammu city has always remained the epicenter of political activities since decades. “Right from 1947, Jammu city stands witness to historic agitations and developments and has the pride of being birth place of great Dogra leaders like Pt. Premnath Dogra and Vaid Vishnu Dutt”, Dr. Nirmal Singh said and added that the state government is working towards developing Jammu as a tourist hub so that trade and business do not suffer. Making an appeal to the people not to get misled by the false propaganda against BJP, Dr. Nirmal Singh said that comparison between the decades rules of Congress and that of Atal Behari Vajpayee and present Narendra Modi government itself speaks as to who has been pro-people, pro-development and concerned for the common masses.
Speaking on various ongoing development projects in Jammu city, Dr. Nirmal Singh said that Tawi River Front Beautification Project, Artificial Lake, Mubarak Mandi heritage development project, Gondola, multitier parking in Jammu city, are few such important projects which are aimed at making tourists stay here for 2-3 days, which will benefit the traders, daily earning people and give employment to youth.
Speaker & Gandhi Nagar MLA Kavinder Gupta spoke on various centrally sponsored schemes, while Jammu East MLA & Chief Whip Rajesh Gupta spoke on Antodaya and Ekatm Manavaad.
MLC Ashok Khajuria spoke on various welfare schemes of booth, centre and state governments and also the present situation in the state.
Similarly, State Vice-President Yudhvir Sethi spoke on party’s policies and State Vice-President Rajni Sethi spoke on working of different departments established by the party.
State Secretary Anuradha Charak spoke on various schemes exclusively launched for women.
Mahila Morcha State President Purnima Sharma applauded the women centric schemes of the Modi government as well as BJP coalition in the state.
District President Baldev Singh Billawaria, delivered the welcome address and also briefed about programmes undertaken during last 3 months.
Proceedings were conducted by District General Secretaries Vinay Gupta and Sunil Sharma and Pushotam Sharma recited Varg Geet.
The meeting also adopted a resolution on development of Jammu District and also the achievements Centre and State government.
Similar, Working Committee Meeting of Udhampur District was held at Ramnagar and addressed by State General Secretary Pawan Khajuria, MLA R.S Pathania, Senior leader Som Raj Khajuria, District President Rakesh Gupta, local leaders Master Gopal Dass, Adv. Mohan Lal and Puran Chand. Proceedings of this meeting were conducted by Ramneek Sharma.
One day Working Committee Meeting of Jammu Rural district was held at Dansal, which started with the inaugural ceremony of garlanding the portraits of BJP ideologues and lighting of traditional lamp by BJP State Vice-President Bharat Bhushan, State General Secretary Dr. Narinder Singh, State Secretary & District Prabhari Aseem Gupta, State Working Committee Member Nand Kishore, District President Omi Khajuria, Kissan Morcha State President Rajinder Singh Chib, BJYM State General Secretary Vikas Choudhary.
The daylong meeting had different sessions addressed by individual leaders besides reporting by the District and Mandal teams of BJP, BJYM, Kissan Morcha, Mahila Morcha and Anusuchit Jaati Morcha.
Bharat Bhushan spoke on the contribution of the BJP activists in rural areas in strengthening it by their commitment. He said that the people get associated with it due to its clear policy of justice to all and appeasement to none.
Dr. Narinder Singh spoke on the history of BJP and its achievements in just 36 years of coming into existence. He gave various instances when the party had to pass through hard times but did not compromise on basic ideology and principles.
Aseem Gupta, while addressing the meeting, said that BJP is not only a political party but mission which works for promoting nationalism and uniting the people to defeat the nefarious designs of anti-social and anti-national elements. He said that our cadre is real strength of the party and we feel pride of being member of such an organization.
Nand Kishore spoke on various welfare schemes launched by the Narendra Modi government at the centre and BJP coalition in the state.
Omi Khajuria presented details related to the political and organizational activities being undertaken during the last three months in the Jammu Rural District.
Rajinder Singh Chib briefed the meeting about the schemes which has been exclusively initiated for the economic upliftment of the farmers.
District General Secretaries Mukesh Sharma and Pawan Singh and Presidents of All Morchas also attended the meeting besides members of the district working committee.
Brig Anil Gupta, State Spokesperson of BJP and an Indian Army veteran, has strongly condemned the demand of certain self-seeking politicians led by Arvind Kejriwal that the proof of the surgical strikes carried out by the Indian Army on the intervening night of 28th /29th September should be released in the public domain. Brig Gupta also out rightly rejected the ludicrous charges leveled by a few Congress spokespersons and leaders like Sanjay Nirupam and Digvijay Singh. He urged the Congress leadership to rein in such loose cannons because they have not only questioned the veracity of the strikes they have also tried to damage the morale of the Armed Forces and hurt the pride of all patriotic Indians. These politicians are ignorant of national security matters and raise issues at the behest of inimical agencies with the purported aim of embarrassing the government but this time they have crossed the Laxman Rekha by involving the valiant Indian Army lamented Brig Gupta. “Having served the Indian Army for 37 years, I did not imagine such a scenario in the wildest of my dreams wherein for their own narrow political ends a few Indian politicians will cast aspersions and question the professional integrity of the Army that had time and again responded brilliantly to the nation’s call.”
Explaining as to why the videos should not be released, Brig Gupta said, “The nation’s response to Uri is not yet over, it is a continuous operation. The enemy is looking for clues and inputs to analyse the surgical strikes. Why should we assist the enemy by providing valuable inputs through release of the videos? These videos are recorded through drones/satellites for carrying out ‘post - strike damage assessment’ and contain valuable information. Moreover, we would be endangering the lives of valiant officers and soldiers who participated in the operations by exposing their identity. The release of videos would only assist the enemy and will not satiate the ‘Doubting Thomases’ within.” These politicians need to understand that when any operational team goes behind the enemy lines in the dead of a dark night it only focuses on successful execution of the assigned task and safe return to its own territory. It does not indulge in photography, videography or selfies for self-glorification, retorted Brig Gupta. War fighting is a serious business and it seriousness should be understood by these few self-seeking politicians advised Brig Gupta.
Jugal Kishore Sharma Member of Parliament BJP (Lok Sabha) along with Rajeev Sharma Mla Akhnoor inaugurated development works in the far flung areas of Akhnoor constituency visited Villages Potha Malley, Khuga, Chagyal, Phagal & Gangaal.
Jugal Kishore Sharma Member of Parliament Bjp while Leading the agenda of Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas started inaugurations from development work of link road of Potha Malley at village Potha(Jourian) in Akhnoor constituency. The total cost of the link is 1st 2km 60 lakh, 3rd and 4th km 64 lakh.While adressing to the people he added that the long pending demand of inhabitants of Village Potha is fulfilled and people will now get much benefits by the construction of this road in rural area.
Jugal Kishore Sharma Member of Parliament along with Rajeev sharma Mla Akhnoor inagurated the black top work in Akhnoor bus stand costing to Rs 46 lakh which pay high attitutes and helps in beautification of Akhnoor town. Rajeev Sharma MLa Akhnoor said that the bus stand is situated in the interior of the town and promotes all the segments for their development and easy mobilization. Also in addition to it they inaugurated black top work at Village Khuga worth of Rs 19.29 lakhs.
Jugal Kishore Sharma Member of Parliament and Rajeev sharma Mla Akhnoor moved towards the inauguration of Asharam road length is 2 km worth Rs 40 lakh. Further Jugal Kishore and Rajeev Sharma along with their team moved to the interior parts of Chowki Choura and inaugurated two major cause ways constructed on Road from Chowki Choura to Kathar via Keour at 3rd KM for Rs 60.65 lakh and at 5th Km for Rs. 76 lakh.
Jugal Kishore Sharma Member of Parliament along with Rajeev sharma Mla Akhnoor also inaugurated the construction of additional class rooms G+1 at govt high School, Gangaal costing to Rs 39.50.Jugal kishore sharma while addressing the gathering at Govt. high School,gangaal appealed the general mass that all the countrymen should avail the benefits of central sponsored schemes launched by Hon'ble Prime Minister of India Sh. Narendra Modi.Jugal Kishore Sharma Member of Parliament while addressing the students asked that the students are the future of upcoming society and they should taught about the Indian History.He reminded the students about the importance of Mahatma Gandhi and Sh Lal Bahadur Jayanti and appealed that every countrymen should take part in Swatch Bharat Mission launched by Prime Minister of India Sh Modi Ji. He also added that rural areas were down trodden by the previous govts and natives of the area had seen very hard times because of the neglection of the previous govts but the BJP-PDP govt will continue with the agenda of development and to uplift the society for their betterment.
Jugal Kishore Sharma Member of Parliament admired the Hon'ble Prime Minister Sh Narendra Modi and that pakistan was giving continues threats to the integrity of India to whom Prime Minister Sh Narendra Modi had given a hard answer.The revenge of the Uri attack had been taken on the ground .
Rajeev Sharma Mla Akhnoor also assured the public for equal development of all the parts in Akhnoor Constituency i.e Jourian, Bhalwal, Akhnoor town, Chowki Choura belt, Kathar and others. The main agenda under which the govt is working is Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas.
People present on the occasions highly thanked both Member of Parliament and Mla for fulfilling their long pending demands.While praising Member of Parliament & Mla said Previous govt only had shown them green charms and didn't provide them adequate facilities but now the air of developments blowing in every area of Akhnoor constituency.They said that two years of Bjp - Pdp alliance had proved like a golden time in the history of Akhnoor.
Executive Engineer PW(R&B) Deptt. Suresh Bhagat with team and Senior Bjp leader Sh Bharat Bhushan Gupta,Tara Mehta,Manmohan Singh,DS Pawar,Chandersheel,Rohit Sharma,Surinder Singh,Ravinder, Jeetu sharma, Abhishek,Kaku shah, sanjay sharma, amit gupta, ashu, vijay thapa,, BD sharma,Raka,Pawan and others were present in the events.
BJP Mahila Morcha (BJPMM) Jammu District team under its District President Rekha Mahajan organised a cleanliness drive in Trikuta Nagar area of Gandhi Nagar Assembly constituency on the completion of 2nd year of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.
On this occasion, Rekha Mahajan, said that ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’ is a campaign launched by our Prime Minister Narendra Modi especially on the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, who dreamt of an India which was not only free but also clean and developed. As Mahatma Gandhi secured freedom for Mother India and now it is our duty to ensure that our country also get freedom from dirt, pollution and unhygienic environment by adopting the habits of maintaining cleanliness.
Rekha Mahajan said that It is totally social, non-political campaign inspired by patriotism. It is launched as a responsibility of each and every citizen to make India neat and clean (Swachh) country. This campaign has also induced awareness among the people towards the cleanliness. It is a big challenge for all the citizens of India and can be successful only if each and every person living in India understands the importance and motive of the campaign and join hands to make it a mass movement. She said it is a most famous proverb that "Cleanliness is next to Godliness" and each one of us should also keep it in mind while undertake cleanliness drive or educate others about it.
On this occasion, Rekha Mahajan and other leaders of her District team declared to take pledge for cleanliness adding that "Na Gandagi karenge, Na Gandagi Karne Denge".
Neeru Anand, Morcha State Secretary, Savita Anand, District General Secretary, Inderjeet Kour and Veena Bakshi District Vice-Presidents, Surinder Kour, Geeta Basa, Saroj, Sharda, Surekha, Sanjana and other Morcha activistswere also present on the occasion.
JMC officials R.K.Koul and JE Satyam along with senior BJP leaders Daleep Gupta, Ramesh Sharma, Raj Kumar, Chandan Gupta, Vijay Mahajan, Kuldeep, Ashwani, Vageesh Bharti, Arun Sethi, Varun Malhotra, Subhash Gupta, Prem, Dinesh Varmani, Bodh Raj, Raju Khajuria, Prof Shyam, Ravi Singh, Gokul Koul, Chaman Lal, Rajesh Nischal, Amit and Vinay. The members of Raj Tilak Road Association Ramesh Gupta and Upper Moti Bazaar Association Krishan Kapoor and also Kaali Jani Traders Welfare Society members Sawhney Vikram, Shunkannav Abrol, Manjeet Singh, Kiki, Sunny Sehgal, Romesh Sharma and Shammi were present on the occasion to welcome the MLA. Rajesh Gupta while speaking on the occasion said that Jammu East is maintaining a systematic and regular developmental activity and there is not a single day when one or the other work of development is not undertaken.There is a further need to hasten the process of developmental works as the festival season is approaching and the areas damaged as a result of rains would be repaired fast.Moreover our party activists are always in the field to find out and report any deficiency existing in any area. Rajesh Gupta said that our style of functioning is so open and transparent that people visit us freely on a daily basis and share their problems and in maximum cases on the spot instructions are given to the authorities. In the days to come we are going to further improve our level of response to the people's problems.
7th CPC in its report had recommended that the revised pension of Defence Forces personnel who retired prior to 01.01.2016 will be calculated by multiplying the pension fixed at the time of implementation of 6th CPC by 2.57. If the government would have accepted this recommendation of the 7th CPC, it would have negated the benefit of One Rank One Pension (OROP) announced by the Modi government. The NDA government under the leadership of Prime Minister Modi had conceded a four decade old demand of the ex-servicemen by announcing the grant of OROP that had been widely welcome by the majority of the ex-servicemen across the country. OROP was implemented wef 01 Jul 2014 which had resulted in huge financial benefit to all sections of ex-servicemen. However, the recommendation of the 7th CPC came as a rude shock to the veterans said Brig Anil Gupta, ex-state convener of the ex-servicemen cell and currently the State Spokesperson of BJP.
According to Brig Gupta he was approached by large number of veterans to approach the government to resolve this anomaly because the recommendation of the Pay Commission if accepted by the government would result in huge financial loss to the ex-servicemen and the widows including Veer Naris. “The matter was brought to the notice of party leadership both at the state and central level. Dr.Jitendra Singh MOS, PMO was also approached. He promptly took upon himself the responsibility to have it resolved with the government. Dr Singh referred the matter to the RakshaMantri Manohar Parrikar. Meanwhile, our state President Sat Sharma, CA and General Secretary (org) Ashok Kaul raised the issue with the national president Amit Shah Ji. The combined effort of all the leaders was successful in convincing the government about the retrograde effect of the 7th CPC recommendation. Prime Minister issued the orders for modifying the recommendation of the 7th CPC and accept the plea of the veterans to fix the revise pension by multiplying the pension as on 31.12.2015 by 2.57. With this decision the ex-servicemen will not be deprived of the benefits accrued due to OROP.”
Speaking on the occasion, Ayodhya Gupta, Jammu West District President put light on the life and the works of Amar Shaheed. Born in 1907 he belonged to a family of persons who lived for the country. So he got the values in his blood. His father and uncles were in jail at the time of his birth. He was greatly influenced by the non- cooperation movement first but later he was disillusioned by the non-violence and joined the ranks with the likes of Shaheed Chander Shekhar Azad and others. Ayodhya Gupta explained how he threw bomb in the Assembly to only scare the Britishers but not to kill anyone. His sole aim was to ready the country-men for the great cause. How he used the platform to air his views. And the Britishers how mercilessly hanged him even before due time after sunset. Bhagat Singh struggled for the freedom of Mother India day and night throughout his life. He stood as a beacon of light for the fellow Indians in the time of distress. He gave the young population a new sense of valour and pride to do and die for the Nation. Even Mahatma Gandhi, Neta ji and other great leaders of the time admired his dedication for the cause. Ayodhya Gupta added that Nation has to see him as an Icon and asked the youth to follow his footsteps.
Mohan Singh Rana, Prem Gupta, Sanjeev Sharma, Dr. Pardeep Mahotra, Kulbhushan Vohra, Dr. Akshay Sharma, Puneet Mahajan, Vinod Gupta, Balwan Singh, Parveen Ghai, Rajesh Gupta, Asad, Satish, Veena Gupta, Kusum, Lata, Neelam Nargotra, Asha, Sat Pal Karlupia, Dinesh Mahajan, Jeet Angral, Vijay Sharma, Radhey Sharma, Suresh Gupta, Atul Bakshi, Rajinder Verma, Rahul Kumar, Vipan Sharma, Ashish Sharma and others were also present on the occasion.
|BJP takes a pledge today to observe the centennial year of Pt Deendayal Upadhyaya’s birth as Year for Welfare of the Poor: Amit Shah We must ensure in the centennial year of Pt Deendayal Upadhyaya’s birth that every poor citizen of the country enjoys an equal right to improve his lot and nobody starves in the country — this will be a true tribute to Deendayal Upadhyaya ji: Amit Shah The ideals of welfare for the last man in the queue and Integral Humanism will keep guiding India and the world in the coming decades: Amit Shah The BJP governments at the Centre and the States are constantly working towards the realisation of Pt Deendayal Upadhyaya’s ideal of empowering the last man and bettering the economy of the poor: Amit Shah Jammu & Kashmir is an integral part of India and no one can separate it from India. We are ready to talk to anybody for peace, provided that entity believes in the Indian Constitution: Amit Shah The BJP strongly condemns the cowardly attack sponsored by Pakistan in Uri; the party and all its workers stand in solidarity with the families of our soldiers and brave martyrs in this hour of grief: Amit Shah The BJP has had a policy of “zero tolerance” towards terrorism right from its inception: Amit Shah We will fight terrorism on all fronts decisively — there should be no doubt about that. Uri is not a consequence; it is an interregnum. Our war against terrorism is on, and we will emerge victorious in the war: Amit Shah We have laid emphasis on the politics of performance and our State governments have come to power time and again because of our performance: Amit Shah The BJP has given to the country a government that is corruption-free, transparent and decisive — led by Shri Narendra Modi ji: Amit Shah The situation in Uttar Pradesh is worrisome. The land of nobody is safe; the province is reeling under corruption; women are being harassed and oppressed in Uttar Pradesh: Amit Shah The BJP is ready to form governments in Uttarakhand and Punjab along with Uttar Pradesh and Manipur: Amit Shah |
BJP State Secretary Rajinder Sharma and BJYM State Vice-President Ajay Vaid, kick started the work for fixing of tiles in Tali Morh area of Jammu West Assembly Constituency in presence of local residents and JMC officials. The work has been initiated on the directions of Jammu West MLA Sat Sharma.
Rajinder Sharma, on this occasion, said that during the last over one and half year, a number of development works have been started and completed in every ward of the assembly constituency and many more are in streamline. He said that whatever work has been initiated during the rule of BJP coalition government in the state are completed in time and the public itself is witness to it.
Ajay Vaid said that it has happened for the first time that the macadamization of roads is being done with complete check on quality and under the laid down parameters. He said that an era of development has started in the state and every region in getting due share. It is not only the development works but a number of welfare schemes have also been launched by the BJP led NDA government at the Centre and the BJP coalition in the state. He also expressed gratitude to the local MLA for taking keep interest in the development of every ward of the constituency.
O.N. Koul, Krishan Lal, Kaka Mehra, Sanjay Baigra and others were prominent among those who were present on the occasion.