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जम्मू-कश्मीर विधानसभा में लगे पकिस्तान मुर्दाबाद के नारे

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

District Working Committee meeting held at BJP office, Udhampur

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District Working Committee meeting held at BJP office, Udhampur.

BJP holds working committee meetings in 14 districts

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

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

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

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

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

Jugal, Koul address training workshops

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

JUGAL HELD PUBLIC DARBAR AT VILLAGE MATHYANI IN KALAKOTE CONSTITUENCY

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

BJP Kashmir congratulates Mehbooba Mufti over Anantnag Victory

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

Mehbooba’s victory endorsement of coalition policies: BJP

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

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

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

BJP Talab Tillo mandal holds meeting

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

Praduman kich starts development work

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

“POK is Part of Indian Territory”

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

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

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

Sunil listened public grievances in public darbar

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

JUGAL TOURS KALAKOTE AND DHARAL CONSTITUENCY

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

Omar playing Communal Politics: Prof. Virender

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

BJP remembers Dr. Shyama Prasad Mookherjee

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

Baru kick starts tiling work in Lane No 10

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

BJP constitutes state team of Senior Citizens Cell

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

BJP pays rich tribute to Dr Syama Prasad Mukherjee in Kashmir

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

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

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

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

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Priya reviews Amarnath Yatra arrangements

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

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

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

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

जिला अखनूर के जोउरियन मंडल ने डॉ॰ श्यामाप्रसाद मुखर्जी को बलिदान दिवस पर श्रद्धांजलि अर्पित की

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

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

Ladakh to be developed on modern lines: DyCM

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

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

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

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

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

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MLA Ramnagar agitates issue of Lightning strike at Dudu

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

BJP Phalagam organized a massive public rally at Seer Hamdan

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

Yog helps to maintain mind body balance: Yudhvir

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

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

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

International YOGA Diwas Celebrated at Budgam.

13482836_1028769560538075_3020922174062527635_oInternational YOGA Diwas Celebrated at Budgam.

BJP review preparations for “Vikas Parv” rally

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

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

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

BJP District President Jammu Baldev singh Billawaria tour in Jammu District

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

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

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

Modi’s achievements, recognition unpalatable for opposition: Balbir

13442242_1028216917260006_1424588740933006609_nAs the entire world is hailing and acknowledging the policies of Prime Minister Narender Modi, this recognition and endorsement widely across the country has not gone well with the opposition parties for obvious reasons. This was stated by State Spokesperson of BJP Balbir Ram Rattan, lamenting that these parties are making noises and criticizing things for the sake of criticism, rather than coming forth with any disapproval on a rationale and valid reason. Recognition of PM on popularizing ‘Yoga’ at the international level has become unpalatable for the opposition political parties and leaders, he said. Making fervent appeal to the people of Jammu and Kashmir to adopt and practice “Yoga” to lead a zestful, vibrant and healthy life, Balbir said that recognition of India’s ancient way of therapeutic and curative practice of ‘Yoga’ at the International level is one of the greatest achievement of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. “While the UNO has adopted Yoga’ and declared June 21 as International Yoga Day at the initiative of Narendra Modi, this recognition has not gone well with the opposition parties, Congress in particular, just for the sake of politics” Balbir said and added that this achievement has earned respect and admiration for the country from the comity of nations. He said that consistent-efforts on part of Narendra Modi to make the world community realize the importance and benefits of the one of the ancient practice of mediation and healing through certain exercises and regulated breathing pattern as per one’s comfortable and that too without spending any money has earned respect for the country and its cultural heritage. Even though there is no politics nor is BJP indulging in any such move on the issue, this is not being appreciated by political leaders, he said. Balbir Ram Rattan said that various welfare schemes and development projects has been initiated by BJP-led NDA government under the stewardship of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and not even a single case of corruption or scams has taken place during the last two years. This fact has totally unnerved the opposition parties, who now do not appreciate even the achievement like International recognition of ‘Yoga’. He said that another major achievement at International level that under the Prime Ministership of Narendra Modi is that today India has become the most suitable market for investment with complete control on inflation and this all has been possible due to the fact that today India’s image has changed from corrupt to honest state. Instead of appreciating this fact also, the opposition is playing it down, the BJP leader said.

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

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

MLA Rajesh Gupta thanked the Deputy CM Dr.Nirmal Singh

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

BJP asks Er. Rashid to quit, join separatist camp

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

Kavinder Gupta inaugurates development works worth 90 lakhs:

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

PoK is an intergral part of India:- Ravinder Raina

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pathania kickstarts macadamization work of roads in Majalta

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

Priya Sethi today convened a meeting with officers of the department

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

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

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

Yoga has received international recognition: Khanna

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

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

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

BJP remembers Rani Lakshmibai

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

BJP dedicates Auditorium to Vaid Vishnu Dutt

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

Rajesh Gupta inaugurated two transformers of 250 KV at Chand Nagar

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

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

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

BJP welcomes decision of govt to not to disband VDCs

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

Khanna, Ram Lal, Ram Madhav expected in meeting

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

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

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

Yudhvir highlight achievement of NDA government

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

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

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

BJYM LEADER ISHANT GUPTA SELECTED FOR YOUTH EXCHANGE PROGRAMME AT CHINA

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Priya Sethi attends public at BJP Office

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

Basohli Paintings workshop concludes

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

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

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

Jasrotia calls on Shripad Naik

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

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

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

Jammu region deserves more funds: Prof. Virender

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

Various deputations meet Dy CM

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

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

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

Jugal tours Raipur Domana constituency during Vikas Parv

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

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

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

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

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

Munish kick starts tile work in Resham Ghar Colony

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

BJP will train 15 lakh activists: Charak

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

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

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

Vikas Parav was Celebrated at Hiranagar mandal of kathua District

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

Eidgah Constituency Srinagar Celebrates “Vikas Parv”

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

Lal Singh inspects four laning construction works

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

Former Minister and MLA Marh Ch Sukhnandan Kumar

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

JUGAL TOURS RAIPUR DOMANA CONSTITUENCY DURING VIKAS PARV

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

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

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

BJP Unit Udhampur organized a Janta Darbar at Garhi

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

Large number of people met Kohli, apprised about their problems

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

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

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

BJP KISSAN MORCHA CELEBRATE VIKAS PARV AT NUD (SAMBA)

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

Ajatshatru inspects KheerBhawani Mela arrangements

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

Yatra to Kheer Bawani flagged off

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pammy meets cooperative minister

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

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

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

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

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

Opposing Abhinavgupt Yatra is most unfortunate: Harinder

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

People express gratitude to Dr. Jitendra Singh

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

BJP ministers to meet public daily

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

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

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

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

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

Lal Singh for enhanced monitoring in forest areas

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

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

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

Koul reaches Drass, address party activists meeting

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

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

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

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

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

VK Sethi shares achievements of Modi govt.

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

BJP doesn’t need advice from Congressmen: Brig Gupta

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

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

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

Ashok Koul chairs series of meeting in Leh, Kargil

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

BJP State President launches ‘Modi Mobile App’ at Kashmir

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

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

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

BJP TRAINING DEPARTMENT MEET TO DISCUSS MAHA PARSHIKSHAN ABHIYAN

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

Vibodh Raises Issues of Jammu Migrants and Auqaf Properties

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

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

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

Jugal, Shamsher discuss problems of Jammu people

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

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

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

BJP Mahila Morcha constitutes distt. body

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

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

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

Govt should revise its policy towards separatists: Prof. Virender

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

Kanak Mandi Association launch the project Clean India Greeen India

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

BJYM launches official social media platform

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

MLA Doda convenes public ‘Darbar’ at Goha

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

Priya inspects facilities at Zanana Park

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

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

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

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

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

BJP Sharnarthi Cell state body constituted

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

Azad should play positive politics: Prof. Virender

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

NC leaders misleading people: Sanjay Baru

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dr. Jitendra Singh on his visit of Bhaderwah

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jugal tours Marh Constituency

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

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

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

Industries & Commerce Minister meets public at BJP office

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

Sat Sharma kick starts construction works at Ward 30

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jugal, PHE Minister address public at Suchetgarh

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

Government should win confidence of Jammu region: Prof. Virender

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

BJP constitutes more cells, nominates convenors

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

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

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

Sat condemns militant attack

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Yudhvir Sethi restores sanctity of ancient temple

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

Dr Andrabi distributes daily commodities and blankets among poor residents

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

Jugal kick starts developmental works

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

Shamsher takes extensive tour of Tirshi, Narore

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

BJP launches Narendra Modi Mobile App

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

BJP KISSAN MORCHA CELEBRATE VIKAS PARV AT NOWESHRA

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

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

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

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

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

Bring transparency and accountability in the system:- Ravinder Raina

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

Jammu to be developed into a smart city: Yudhvir Sethi

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

Sham Chowdery PHE & FI Minister inaugurates BJP office at Ganderbal

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

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

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

BJP district Jammu holds meeting

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

Jugal address public, lay foundation stone for community hall

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

BJP committed for the cause of traders: Harinder

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

Maha Kumb to be celebrated after 75 years in Ganderbal

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

Development works are being continuously monitored: Kavinder Gupta

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

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

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

Vibodh Demands Development of Tourist Circuit Along Mughal Road

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Baldev Singh Billawaria toured Rajiv Nagar, Kasim Nagar

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

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

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

BJP Kashmir celebrates ‘Vikas Parv’ to showcase developmental agenda

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Raina demands special package for Nowshera & Sunderbani

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

Sidant Manhas nominated BJYM District President Jammu

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

MLC Charanjeet Singh Khalsa inaugurated protection wall

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

Modi puts India on fast track growth: Manhas

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

Budget includes many points from our Vision Document: Brig Gupta

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

Issue of PHE daily wagers strike rocks assembly

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

BJP will monitor welfare schemes: Dr. Narinder

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

RAINA HIGHLIGHTED THE POWER ISSUES OF NOWSHERA-SUNDERBANI

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

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

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

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

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

Arora donates Rs 20 lakh to Bar Association

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

BJP ministers to hold public darbar in Jammu

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

Cong, NC spreading concocted stories: Prof Virender

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A function was held in BJP Office Udhampur

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

Female child is no burden in Modi era: Jugal

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

Mamta Singh undertakes tour of Billawar

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

PM gave new vision to India: DyCM

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

Koul, Sethi ask workers to strengthen party in Kashmir

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

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

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

NC is befooling people on Autonomy: Prof. Virender

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

Jammu heading to be education hub: Dr Narinder

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

BJP workers meeting held at Booth No 35 of Bhadarwah Mandal

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

JKMSCL to be made more vibrant, autonomous: Bali

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

Lal Singh for sustainable development of forests

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

BJP Displaced District nominates office bearers

Lotus Logo copyBJP Displaced Unit (District) president Chandji Bhat in consultation with senior Party leaders and Party State chief Sat Sharma and general secretary (Org), Ashok Kaul has nominated team of office bearers.They included Jawaharlal Pandita, Shardha Nandan Bhat,Ram Krishan Koul and Sweety Koul (I/C Mahila Morcha) shall perform the duty of vice presidents of Kashmir Displaced Unit.The general secretaries are Bharat Bhushan Bhat Gosani and Piyare Lal Dhar. Master Chaman Lal, Chaman Lal Koul, K K Daftari, Ravinder Razdan and Shokey Liddu (I/C Mahila Morcha).The press secretaries are M K Bangroo and Pradeep Pandita. Sardar Gurpurav Singh shall perform the duty for the welfare Sikh Samaj.

PM holds PRAGATI video conference with Chief Secretaries

13254111_1012881678793530_2504947815981315663_nPrime Minister, Narendra Modi today held his 12th monthly video conference under his Pro-active Governance and Timely Implementation (PRAGATI) initiative, with Union Secretaries of various Ministries and Chief Secretaries of States. Chief Secretary J&K, B R Sharma also participated in the video conference. During the conference, the Prime Minister reviewed progress of various ongoing schemes and programmes of the Union Government. Prime Minister while reviewing the progress of scholarship schemes for College and University students directed the Union Higher Education Secretary, to ensure that scholarships extended to the students are integrated with Aadhaar under Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) and any scholarship related grievance be disposed quickly so that students avail all the intended benefits in time. On the progress of Swachh Bharat Mission 'Waste to Wealth Programme', the Prime Minister urged focus on converting waste to compost and converting waste to energy. He said States should identify and adopt appropriate methods to process and dispose waste. He also advocated use of plastic waste in road construction. Prime Minister also reviewed the status of Revised National TB Control Programme (RNTCP) and progress achieved in reducing MMR and IMR in the country. India accounts for one fourth of the global TB burden and has the highest estimated number of TB patients. An estimated 2.2 lakh people die due to TB annually. On the occasion, Prime Minister asked the Union Health & Family Welfare Secretary to identify districts with higher prevalence of TB cases so that proper attention is given to them.

Mahajan highlights achievements of Modi Govt.

page7-15To highlight the Central schemes launched by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and to create awareness among the people at grass root level, BJP State Media Secretary Management (Addl), Samba District and Seh-Prabhari, State Incharge Department of President Office Programme & Meetings, Rakesh Mahajan, today held a series of meetings at Vijaypur and Samba. On the occasion, District president, Jangvir Singh, district office bearers and mandal office bearers were also present. Speaking on the occasion, Rakesh Mahajan said that the State's PDP-BJP coalition Government has initiated a number of developmental activities and welfare schemes for the development of the State. He said that the problems narrated by the people are being taken seriously and every effort will be made that no one is deprived of basic amenities. He also discussed the achievements of the Narendra Modi-led NDA Government and added that providing electricity to every village by 2018 is the mission of Prime Minister. He listed out the insurance schemes, opening of bank accounts, pace of development of highways, fast processing of projects at approval level, Ganga cleaning project, Swachh Bharat and Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao, Jan Dhan Yogna and others. Mahajan said that although two years period is less for bringing a change but still PM Modi has worked round the clock to ensure that more and more schemes and projects are launched for bringing progress and prosperity and it is visible that an era of development has started across the country. He further asked the party workers to reach the masses and highlight various developmental and welfare schemes launched by PM Modi. He said corruption has been wiped out and total transparency in maintained in the governance, which itself is a major achievement.

Ajay Baru and his whole team of Kundrorrian got inspection

13245237_1012499172165114_4656300093278517453_nGot inspection done by Assistant Commissioner Development Suram Chand Sharma and Block Development Officer in Village Kundrorrian for the development works which were pending since decades under Rural Development under the instructions of MoS Ajay Nanda. Ajay Baru and his whole team of Kundrorrian headed by Bjp general secretary Pt. Shiv Jamwal and Office Sec. Rakesh Sharma. Arun kumar, Shanker Dass, Ram Sarran and Rohit sharma were also present.

Separatists are going to perish: Prof. Virender

Prof. Virender GuptaBJP State Spokesperson Prof. Virender Gupta strongly ridiculed the statement of Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Hurriyat Conference (M) Chairman, asking for unity among the separatist leadership and Kashmiri Muslims to protect Kashmiri nationalism, freedom movement and Muslim majority character of Jammu and Kashmir. Prof. Virender also strongly criticized his utterance that efforts are being made to grab the land of the people of J&K, change the religious identity and demography in the name of setting up a Sainik Colonies, separate colonies for displaced Kashmiri Pandits, refugee colonies and new industrial policy. Prof. Virender Gupta said that the above statement clearly reflects the mindset of the Kashmiri Muslim separatist leader and added that they pretend to be secular but in the heart of heart they are extremely communal and thrust their Kashmiri Muslim identity on Dogras of Jammu and on the people of Ladakh and they are apprised to any attempt to settle the non-Kashmiri Muslims and those who favours the Indian nationalism and the secular ethos of the country. He further added that the separatists want to enjoy all the benefits that are made available to them by the secular democratic India but always conspire against the interests of the country on the behest of the enemies of the country. Prof. Virender told the separatist leaders that their game plan to separate Kashmir from India is not going to succeed and they are losing their support above day by day as Kashmiri masses have become aware of their mischievous designs and warn them that they are going to perish along with their ill thoughts.

Pawan tours villages in Karimchi mandal

13237649_1012426148839083_1379935076581379760_nBJP State General Secretary Pawan Khajuria, during his two days extensive tour of Karimchi Mandal of Udhampur assembly constituency, visited different villages, interacted with the local people and took stock of the problems being faced by them. During his visit to Tirshi and Narore villages, Pawan Khajuria was apprised of the problems related to water, electricity, ration and installation of transformers. The villagers told that during the last one and half year, ration was supplied just two times and wanted regular supply of ration, electricity and drinking water. They also briefed the leader about the problem related to irrigation. Pawan Khajuria immediately took up the grievances of the people with the senior officials of PHE, PDD and CAPD and sought early redressal of the same Meanwhile, Pawan Khajuria took up the matter related to installation of new transformers with the Rajya Sabha MP Shamsher Singh Manhas, who assured to provide funds from MPLAD for transformers for the convenience of the people. Pawan Khajuria, while speaking with the people, said that the state’s PDP-BJP coalition government has initiated a number of developmental activities and welfare schemes and the party activists have been reaching the masses to educate them to avail the benefits of the same. He said that the problems narrated by the people are being taken seriously and every effort will be made that no one is deprived of basic amenities. He also discussed the achievements of the Narendra Modi-led NDA government and added that providing electricity to every village by 2018 is the mission of Prime Minister.

BJP nominates Mahila, Kissan Morcha District Presidents

Lotus Logo copyBJP Mahila Morcha State President Purnima Sharma, in consultations with respective district presidents and after the approval of State President & MLA Sat Sharma (C.A), nominated District Presidents of Mahila Morcha. Darshna Sharma has been nominated as BJP Mahila Morcha District President for Jammu Rural, Veena Gupta for Jammu West District, Rekha Mahajan for Jammu District, Taro Devi for Akhnoor district, Anju Khullarfor Rajouri district, Murti Sharma for Poonch district, Tripta Dubey for Reasi district, Neelam Sharma for R.S. Pura district, Reva Sambyal for Samba district, Indu Rekha for Kathua district, Reva Khajuria for Basohli, Geeta Devi for Udhampur district, Sunita Thakur for Ramban district, Vipna Manhas for Doda district, Surekha Sain for Kishtwar district, Babu Gumbal for Nowshera district and Sweety Koul for Displaced Unit district. Similarly, BJP Kissan Morcha State President Rajinder Singh Chib, in consultations with respective district presidents and after the approval of State President & MLA Sat Sharma (C.A), nominated District Presidents of BJP Kissan Morcha. Ravi Sharma has been nominated as Kissan Morcha District President for Jammu Rural, Arvind Sharma for Jammu West district, Lidharmani Sharma for Jammu district, Krishan Dutt Sharma for Akhnoor district, Rakesh Raina for Rajouri district, Capt. Bashir for Poonch district, Shamsher Singh for Reasi district, Parveen Singh Chib for R.S. Pura district, Ravi Singh for Samba district, Kaka Singh for Kathua district, Ravinder Singh for Basohli district, Sansar Singh Jamwal for Udhampur district, Mohan Lal for Ramban, Raj Singh Charu for Doda, Lekh Raj Kotwal for Kishtwar and Mohan Lal Sharma for Nowshera district.

Shri Ashok Koul organized a meeting today with District office bearers Budgam, Bandipora, Baramulla and Kupwara at party office Jawahaarnagar

13254215_1012425338839164_7012177597195250457_nBharatiya Janata Party State Gen. Secretary (Org.) Shri Ashok Koul organized a meeting today with District office bearers Budgam, Bandipora, Baramulla and Kupwara at party office Jawahaarnagar Srinagar, took stock of the situation and party activities, Koul asked the party District Members to intensify party activities to ensure party strength here, Koul said our workers need to work hard on ground to ensure party strength while inviting new entrants in the party fold, Koul asked the party workers to work hard with firm dedication for the development and strength of party in Kashmir. He asked the party men to invite more youth into the party fold. BJP has pro youth policies and to attract them. District teams assured the Koul to strengthening party cadre in the Kashmir Meanwhile BJP’s State vice president Yudvhir Sethi asked party workers to work hard for the welfare of the people here in Kashmir, he was addressed party leaders at BJP office Srinagar. Sethi stressed them to move far-off places to listen grievance of people. BJP Govt. in centre and state has launched scores of public friendly schemes for the welfare of the people BJP workers must spread awareness about these schemes so that common masses are benefitted. He said, adding people must feel change in BJP govt. He also told the party workers to highlight the grievances of your areas to the party high command so that the problems can be addressed in time he also appealed workers to involve in good governance steps rather than unnecessary issues in the state. Present on the occasion were state spokesperson Khalid Jehangir, District President Baramulla D.K Nehru , District President Kupwara Mohd. Jamal Bhat, District President Bandipora Wasim Bari, District President Budgam Gh. Hassan Khan, State Working committee members G.M.Mir, Mohd. Iqbal Jan, Mohd Maqbool war, District Prabharies Mohd. Ashraf Reshi, Gh. Nabi Namthali, DD.Singh and other District Body members.

Transforming India: Two Years of Modi Government; Brig Anil Gupta

Anil Gupta copyUhashered dawn of a new political era in India. The people of India voted for change as they were fed up with the ten year rule of Congress led UPA. Defying all predictions and prophecies of political pundits and analysts the people of India gave two-third mandate to BJP led NDA coalition under the dynamic leadership of Narendra Modi. Modi led government was sworn on 26 May 2014 with people of India hoping for a transformation. Modi set the agenda of government to include stability, transparency, sense of confidence in government, new direction of development (pace of development, monitoring and accountability) to eradicate poverty, focussed foreign policy to enhance India’s international image including cordial relations with neighbours and pride in the armed forces. “Duniya mein Desh ka Samman, Seemaon ki Suraksha aur Garibon ka Kalyan” was set as the mantra for the government. The decade of Congress rule was characterised by bad & corrupt governance, directionless and poor leadership and declining economy. In fact, the wrong economic policies of the Congress which ruled the country for nearly six decades had widened the rich-poor gap exponentially leading to increased poverty. From Nehru to Sonia they fooled the people with the slogan of “Garibi Hatao”. On the contrary the socio-economic philosophy of the BJP is based on the principle of Antyoday, enunciated by great thinker and philosopher Late Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya. Antyoday means “Reaching the Unreached,” the dividend of development and governance should reach the last man in the last row. Bharatiya Janata Party’s ideology is of inclusive development and is best described as Sab Ka Saath Sab ka Vikas. The government’s thrust areas of socio-economic development are; Gaon (village), Garib (poor), Kisan (farmer), Mahila (Women), Mazdoor (labourer) and Yuva (youth). In its pursuit to transform India, Modi government has many firsts to its credit. For the first time, smoke-free life to the poor by universalising LPG connection under Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana. For the first time the poor will get a health insurance cover under the New Health Protection Scheme. More than 21 crore people have access to financial services for the first time under Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana, a scheme to ensure banking for the unbanked. For the first time, more than 12 Crore people have social security cover under the three social security schemes meant to secure the unsecured. For the first time ever, subsidies worth more than Rs. 61,822 Crore directly transferred to beneficiaries’ bank accounts in a short time under the Direct Benefit Transfer Scheme. More than 3 Crore small entrepreneurs were disbursed loans for the first time by nationalised banks under Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana. For the first time, 2.07 Crore toilets have been constructed in rural and urban households in India in such a short time under Swachh Bharat Yojana. Despite irrigation being a state subject Modi Government for the first time has provided for Rs 80,000 Crore in the annual budget 2016-17 for irrigation.In order to bring light to every un-electrified village the government for the first time has undertaken a project to electrify 18,500 villages in 1000 days, with this initiative of the government every village in India will get this basic facility. 7779 villages have been electrified so far.In another first the government is promoting public participation in decision and policy making. Almost 19 lakh people interact daily with the Prime Minister through online portal mygov.in. The Prime Minister is also available on mobile App Narendra Modi. All ministers of the Union Government are available 24x7 on social media to interact with general public. Unfinished projects worth Rs 15 lakh crore have been revitalised under Pro-Active Government and Timely Implementation (PRAGATI). PRAGATI is a multi-purpose and multi-modal platform aimed at addressing grievances of common man. It also aims at simultaneously monitoring and reviewing Union Government programmes and projects flagged by state governments. The government intends to achieve the democratic goal of “Jan Bhagidhari” in governance. The introduction of self-attestation and doing away with interviews for lower rung government jobs are the other landmark pioneer decisions of Modi Government. The government can be termed as “Saral Sarkar Sidhi Sarkar.” The government has also taken initiative in solving long term pending issues which needed bold decisions. Land Boundary Agreement with Bangladesh that was pending for four decades has been implemented resulting in transfer of enclaves between the two neighbours and ending uncertainty over nationality of 51,000 people in 162 enclaves. One Rank One Pension- OROP demand of the ex-servicemen that was pending since 1973 has been addressed. Revised rates of pensions have been notified and the first instalment of arrears amounting to 1465 Crore has been paid toover18 lakh veterans and families. The government has also taken decisive multi-pronged actions against the menace of black money. Special Investigation Team chaired by ex- Supreme Court Judge was constituted within first week of government installation. A new Black Money Act with strict penalty provisions has been enacted. Enhanced enforcement measures have resulted in unearthing of tax evasion of approximately Rs 50000 Crore of Indirect taxes and undisclosed income of Rs 21,000 Crore. The value of goods seized on account of smuggling activities has increased to Rs 3,963 Crore in the last two years. Prosecution against 1466 cases has been launched. Inquiry into Panama leaks has also been initiated. Under Swachh Bharat Swachh Vidyalaya Campaign announced by Narendra Modi from the ramparts of Red Fort on 14th August 2014, 4,17,796 toilets were added to 2,61,400 government elementary and secondary schools by 15th August 2015. Thus within one year 100 % targetof providing separate toilets for girls and boys in all government schools was achieved. In another major move towards settling long pending issues the first set of 100 declassified files regarding Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose were released on Netaji’s 119th Birth Anniversary on 23rd January 2016. The signing of tripartite agreement with Iran and Afghanistan for development of Chabahar port in Iran’s Baluchistan will be a strategic game changer in the region. With the introduction of Geospatial Information Regulation Bill 2016, that forbids wrong depiction, dissemination or publication of India’s geospatial information the government has made its intentions clear that India would not tolerate wrong or incomplete description of her maps on social media/internet. The violators would invite a seven year jail term and a fine of Rs 100 crore. Google has already amended the maps it displays and now shows entire J&K and Arunachal Pradesh within the Indian boundary. Ever since this government came to power it has promulgated more than 50 schemes intended to benefit the deprived and neglected sections of the society. Empowering the poor, youth, women, farmers and development of rural areas in order to achieve the goal of Antyoday have been the major thrust areas of the government and a number of schemes have been launched by the government to this end. Apart from the government machinery the party cadre is also being used to ensure that benefits of the schemes reach the intended beneficiaries at their door step. According to Prime Minister Modi, “Government has only one religion – India First, Government has only one holy book – the Constitution, The government must be immersed in only one Bhakti – Bharat Bhakti, The government’s only strength is – Jan Shakti, The government’s only ritual is – wellbeing of 125 Crore Indians, The only code of conduct of the government is – Sabka Saath Saka Vikas.” (The author is Jammu based political commentator and columnist. He is also the state spokesperson of Bharatiya Janata Party. He can be contacted at [email protected])

Kohli stresses on active public participation in developmental process

506cac8c-a814-426a-b92f-f8796f0b60b0Plan of Rs 119.96 cr approved for Ramban The District Development Board that met under the chairmanship of Minister for Animal, Sheep Husbandry and Fisheries, Abdul Ghani Kohli approved a district plan of Rs 119. 96 crore for the year 2016-17 Vice Chairman Kissan Advisory Board Daljeet Singh, Vice Chairperson, Advisory Board for Development of Scheduled Castes Bhushan Lal Dogra, legislators Aijaz Ahmed Khan, Vikar Rasool Wani, Neelam Langeh, Sham Lal Bhagat, HoDs of various departments, DIG Ramban-Doda besides other officers were present in the meeting. The Minister directed the officers to submit UCs under CSS on time so that funds are released without any delay. He stressed on complete transparency while implementing various schemes of public importance while ensuring proper monitoring of works on ground. The Minister called for active public participation in the developmental process and said that the synergy between administration and public is vital to ensure that the benefits of developmental programmes and welfare schemes reach grassroot level. He also stressed on taking up projects under convergence plan so that tangible assets are created on the ground . Expressing concern over the slow pace of work on Water Filtration Plant at Ramban, construction work of Dak Banglow, power receiving stations at Ukhral, Khari and Chanderkote, ANM school, college buildings at Gool and Ramban , the minister directed the departments concerned to work in tandem and remove bottlenecks if any. Stressing on the need to focus on sheep and animal husbandry and fisheries sectors the Minister asked the officers concerned to project the requirement of funds in these sectors so that requisite steps are taken to make them financially viable. Mr. Kohli also impressed upon the concerned officers to ensure implementation of all the DDB decisions in letter and spirit. He also asked them to consult concerned legislators before formulating any projects or schemes to ascertain and fulfill the area specific developmental needs . Underscoring the importance of improving the road network for development of rural masses, the minister directed the Works Department to ensure that the projects are completed in time with strict adherence to quality norms. He maintained that there will be regular review of the physical and financial progress in all the sectors and no laxity in this regard will be tolerated. The legislatures also raised different issues of their respective constituencies like land compensation, shortage of staff in schools and health institutions, upgradation of roads , expansion of power and water supply schemes to uncovered habitations, employment under MGNREGA, identification of new tourist sites, development of infrastructure, clearance of pending liabilities, rehabilitation of flood affected people who are residing in tents, etc. Earlier, the District Development Commissioner Ramban, Mohammad Aijaz while apprising about the physical and financial achievements registered in the last fiscal said that against available funds of Rs. 55.52 crore a total expenditure of Rs. 55.37 crore was made in various sectors registering an achievement of 99%.

Congress struggling for survival, people have lost faith in party: Balbir

Balbir Ram RattanAsks leaders to introspect instead of day dreaming Ridiculing the claim of Congress leader & MLA from Inderwal G.M. Saroori that “people are again looking towards Congress”, BJP State Spokesperson Balbir Ram Rattan said that this vague statement far from the reality is only reflective of pathetic and pitiful frame of mind of the Congress leaders, who tend to mislead the people even now when the party stands decimated politically at the center and across the country.
Balbir Ram Rattan said even more sad is the fact that Saroori despite being a seasoned leader, is day dreaming as the entire leadership of the Congress party, both at the centre as well as in J&K, is in a state of utter confusion, directionless and indecisive about its future. The fact that stands brazenly on the face of the party is that Congress during its 10 years rule at the Centre in UPA-1 and UPA-2, miserably failed to address the grievances of people and instead remained engaged in scam after scam, which tumbled out of its ‘cupboard’ of hollow governance. In J&K too, the Congress party is responsible for the present state of affairs, where the party despite being partner in two successive ruling regimes flawed on every front. Instead of day dreaming, the Congress leader should know that his party owes an explanation to the public for its wrong doings, the BJP leader said. Balbir said that gone are the days when people used to get carried away by self-centric policies of the Congress. Now they have found much reliable and committed alternate in BJP and the NDA government at centre led by dynamic leader Narender Modi, who has a vision for the J&K state. Moreover, humiliating defeat of the Congress in 2014 Lok Sabha elections and later in 2015 Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir, are self explanatory proofs that the people no longer trust it and do not endorse its policies and programmes. It seems funny and ironical as to why the Congress leaders in J&K cannot read the writing on the wall and are making hollow claims just to remain in lime light.

Rajesh Gupta is BJP Chief Whip

Rajesh GuptaBharatiya Janata Party MLA from Jammu East Assembly Constituency Rajesh Gupta has been nominated as Chief Whip of the BJP Legislative Party. A decision to this effect has been taken in the light of the fact that previous Chief Whip Ajay Nanda has been inducted in the cabinet as Minister of State. The nomination of Rajesh Gupta to replace Ajay Nanda was approved by BJP State President & MLA Sat Sharma (C.A) in consultations with senior functionaries and legislators of the party.

BJP Kashmir (Youth wing) celebrates Anurag Thakur as becoming BCCI Chief

13217176_1011927182222313_1885639852839703438_oBharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Kashmir youth wing celebrated the appointment of Anurag Thakur, the party’s national youth president, as Board for Cricket Control in India (BCCI) Chief. The youth workers of BJP assembled here at party office and distributed sweets among them to observe the occasion, under the leadership of Sat Sharma, BJP State President. “There was a mass jubilation as youth of BJP considered it as their victory,” said Sat Sharma. “The three timers MP from Hamirpur on BJP ticket, Anurag Thakur is born cricketer and has vast experience of playing cricket. We congratulate Anurag Thakur and expect his special attention towards Jammu and Kashmir for promoting sporting activities,” he said. Dr. Suresh said BJP state unit is hopeful that state would benefit much under his leadership in the game of cricket. “His cricketing journey began at the age of 14 as a young player and soon he led the Punjab U-16 team that won the all India Vijay Merchant Trophy. Later he captained the Punjab U-19 and North Zone U-19 team that won the All India Championship,” he told jubilant youth workers. He hoped that under the visionary leadership of Anurag Thakur, special focus would be given to build sports infrastructure in J&K. “Under Anurag Thakur’s leadership BCCI will usher reforms and push forward the agenda of good governance. His commitment to professionalism led to key appointments and firm belief in openness and transparency resulted in greater information sharing and constructive engagement with fans and other stakeholders,” he said. Speaking on the occasion, Ashok Koul, BJP General Secretary (Org) the party will celebrate the second year rule and its achievement in the state, on 27th of this month. “Najma Heptulla, Union Minister of minority affairs will also visit here,” Koul informed. Meanwhile, the party organized the district office bearers meeting of Ganderbal district and District Prabharies of all the district and senior workers in the office, in which they were asked to strength party cadre. Khalid Jehangir, BJP State spokesperson and Incharge Ganderbal was present on the occasion. Sofi Yusuf, MLC BJP was also present on the occasion said that sanctioning of gas cylinders for the people living in far flung areas is a good step from the BJP led government in the centre and hoped the same would be distributed to the deserving families here too. Others present were State Publicity Secretary Dr. Ali, State President Minority Morcha Mohd. Sidiq Khan, Protocol Incharge Arif Raja District President Anantnag Mohd Rafiq Wani, District President Kulgam G.N. Dar, Senior Leader Veergi Saraf and Master Ab. Gani Pulwama, Javaid Qadri Shopian.

BJP inaugurates displaced distt office

Lotus Logo copyBJP State president, Sat Sharma along with Party MLC, Surinder Ambardar today inaugurated the office of Kashmir Displaced District at Kachi Chawni here. The Kashmiri displaced district of the party has been allotted full fledged office to raise the issues of displaced people. Addressing the meeting, Sharma exhorted the new team to work hard for nation building and strengthening the party and added that Centre as well as State Government is committed for welfare of the displaced people. Virender Kuchroo senior party leader, outgoing president, T N Bhat and others also addressed the function. Newly elected president Chand Ji Bhat said that his party will never let Pandits down as it is committed to honourable and dignified return as per the aspirations of the community. Meanwhile BJP displaced district office has postponed today's protest demonstration in front of the Relief Organization for denial of three months ration to Kashmiri migrants on the intervention of Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Nirmal Singh. This was stated by the president of Displaced District unit Chand Ji Bhat here today. He said a delegation of the Party unit called on Dr Singh who took up the issue with Consumer Affairs Minister, Ch Zulfkar and urged him to ensure the supply of ration to migrants immediately. Chand Ji said that CAPD Minister had assured Dr Singh that the ration will be supplied within days as the instructions were already passed on by him to concerned officers.

Lal Singh supervises fire control operations in Raika, Bathindi

13233070_1011788855569479_3666670549344867214_nMinister for Forests, Ecology and Environment Choudhary Lal Singh today visited different areas in Raika and Bathindi areas and personally supervised the overnight operations launched in the areas to control wildfire. Director Soil Conservation Ravi Kessar, Director Social Forestry Suresh Chugh, Chief Conservator of Forests Roshan Jaggi, Joint Director Forest Prtotection Force Kh. Qamarud-Din besides other senior officers of Forest and its allied departments accompanied the Minister. The Minister appealed the public to cooperate and render all assistance to the Forest Department for preventing the forest fires. He said the Forest Department has registered cases under different sections of the Forest Act against some of the suspected persons who have been found involved in kindling fire to the forests deliberately. The Minister said that the department has been taking assistance and support from the Fire Services Department and local people as well. He informed that the fire control teams comprising of Territorial Forest Department, Forest Protection and various other allied wings of the Forest Department have been making all out efforts round the clock to prevent and control the incident of fires. Minister said he was personally reviewing the situation on daily basis from the concerned headquarters and directions have been issued to field staff for regular patrolling to avoid fire incidents besides timber and firewood thefts. He also issued strict instructions to the DFOs as well as to the field staff to remain vigilant to control the situation and directed to identify those elements who have been indulging in setting the forests on fire for ulterior motives. It was informed to the Minister that in last 2 months, around 121 fire incidents took place in various forests of Jammu, Kathua, Udhampur, Reasi and Rajouri districts of Jammu region and that the department has been successful in controlling most of these fires in a time period ranging between 2 hours to 10 hours and no major damage has been caused to the forests.

200 buses, 300 trucks to be added shortly to Corporation fleet: Sunil

13263874_1011782858903412_4843496105605189576_nMinister of State for Transport, Sunil Sharma today said that for the revival of Jammu and Kashmir Road Transport Corporation 200 luxury buses and 300 trucks would be added to the Corporation shortly. Addressing delegates conference of JKSRTC Workers Union, the Transport Minister said that these buses would be procured on Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode, adding that 100 buses in 1st phase would be added to the Corporation fleet soon for providing hassle free transport facility to the commuters of the State. The Minister said that Government is committed to provide better transport facility through JKSRTC to the people, adding that in this regard several innovative steps are being taken to revitalize the Corporation assets for making them more vibrant and commercial. The Minister said that welfare of the Corporation employees is also priority of the Government. He announced several sops in favour of the employees. He said that Rs. 6000 per month upto 5 years besides lump-sum amount of Rs. 50000 would be provided by the Corporation to the next of kin of deceased employee. He said a financial assistance of Rs. One lakh would be given to the employee for treatment who has chronic disease while as Rs. 50,000 to the Corporation employee who is injured in an accident. He said the Corporation would also provide a financial assistance of Rs. 1.50 lakh to the employees for construction and renovation of residential houses. The Minister said that enhancement of DA in favour of Corporation employees is under active consideration of the Government, adding that the consolidated employees of the Corporation would be regularized shortly. The Minister said that the Corporation would also introduce welfare scheme for workers under which an employee would get Rs. 10 lakh in case of any mishap. The Minister called upon the employees of the Corporation to work with zeal and dedication for making the Corporation profitable and people-friendly. On the occasion, the Minister also unveiled the flag and annual activity report and Identity Card of the JKSRTC Union. Secretary Transport, R. K. Bhagat, Special Secretary Transport, Itrat Hussain Rafaqee and Managing Director JKSRTC, G. A. Sofi also addressed the conference and highlighted the measures taken by the Corporation for making it more profitable. The Chairman, JKSRTC Workers Union in his welcome address assured the Minister of full cooperation of the employees for making the organization more vibrant and commercial. He also presented mementos to the Minister and other dignitaries on the occasion.

BJP will address issues of youth: Dr.Magotra

13244852_1011773528904345_6643145910204488278_nToday a impressive function was organised by BJYM District Anantnaag to felicitate newly appointed BJYM State President Dr.Suresh Ajay Magotra in which MLC sofi yousaf was present along with district President BJP Mohammed Rafeeq Wani . Addressing the gathering Sofi Yousuf said that youth is back bone of our party and bjp is the only party where youth can work comfortably as compared to other parties .He further said that karyakartas of BJP are working day and night to strengthen the party at grass root level in Kashmir.Coalition Govt. in state is very much concerned about the issues pertaining to the masses as development is our only agenda across the state which we will prove in our regime.He also congratulated the newly appointed BJYM president . Dr.Suresh Ajay Magotra while addressing in Programme said that BJP at centre and state is very much clear to work for people of state as successive govt.s in state is responsible for present turmoil in state as people was far from actual development .He further said that youth of Kashmir have to take this responsibility to make this land peaceful by participating in social building which will only be possible when they make BJP strong, Magotra further informed that in the coming days District units of BJYM will be constituted for smooth functioning of the party. BJYM will be visible in good strength at every booth in days to come he maintained. District President Anantnag Mohd.Rafeeq Wani congratulated newly appointed president of BJYM and maintained that youth had seen ups and down in past time but they are having expectations from BJP .He added youth is responsibility of govt. And our party is working for their welfare in state and country under the leadership of Narendra Modi.He assured his full support to youth of Anantnag. Others who spoke on the occasion includes State vice president BJYM Er.Aijaz, Bilal parray state secy., State President of Muslim morcha , General secy . Anantnaag Ashiq Hussain Dar, Tawheed Bajaj , Dr.Amin

BJP MLA Performed Pooja At Bawe Mata Mandir; Before leaving to Kashmr

13226634_1011769078904790_8267268059430592203_nBJP MLA from Nowshera visited the holy temple of Mahakali 'Bawe Wali Mata' and performed pooja before leaving Srinagar to attend the upcoming Assembly Session. Raina accompanied by Bjp leaders Including Rajeev Charak, Ajay pargal, Ajay Vaid, Ishant Gupta, Ankit Gupta, Ankush Khajuria, Vivek Patyal, Hardesh Khokher, Yash Nargotra. Large number of local people also attended the pooja performed by the MLA and others. He spent about an hour in the temple premises and later met the locals and visiting devotees. It is pertinent to mention that the BJP MLA Ravinder Raina is a hardcore nationalist and ultra rightist legislature who always stood for strengthening the nationalism in J&K and is deadly against Indo-Pak talks and dialogue with Kashmiri sepratist leaders. During the last assembly session held at Srinagar, Raina beaten Er. Rashid in assembly hall an independent Mla after the episode of beef party. This time after the formatin of new government all eyes are again set on Raina as it is expected that he will left no stone unturned in the upcoming assembly session.

BJP to organize ‘Vikas Parv’ on two years of Modi govt: Khanna

13260276_1011768418904856_5321932755501752401_nIn a meeting of BJP State Office Bearers, District Presidents, District General Secretaries and Morcha Presidents held at Trikuta Nagar Office, party National Vice-President & J&K Prabhari (Incharge) Avinash Rai Khanna apprised that Bharatiya Janata Party is going to celebrate the two years of Narendra Modi government as “Vikas Parv”. Under this programme, a Union Cabinet Minister, accompanied by Union MoS, one National leader will be visiting different parts of the country from May 27 to June 25 apprising the public the major programmes initiated during the last two years by Modi government and achievements made under these programmes. One State Office bearer or senior leader will be joining them in respective states. He said during a period of two years about 52 programmes were launched for the benefit of common masses of the country which covers all the sections of the society, including SCs, STs, down trodden, women, youth, farmers, border people, Ex-servicemen, senior citizens etc. Some of the programmes initiated are ‘Jan Dhan Yojana’, ‘Beti Bahao Beti Padao’, ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan’, ‘Samajik Smrasta’, ‘Skill India’, ‘Digital India’, Start up Stand up, ‘Mudra Yojana’, ‘Atal Pension Yojana’, ‘PM Fasal Beema Yojana’, ‘Deen Dayal Upadhayay Vidyut Yojana’, ‘Ujwala Pahal’, etc. He further said that the similar programmes are to be organized at District, Mandal and booth level and the local leaders be involved to highlight Union government’s achievements as well as those of the state’s PDP-BJP coalition. Jugal Kishore Sharma, MP Jammu-Poonch, while addressing meeting, gave record of the proceedings of the meeting of BJP MPs addressed by the Prime Minister, wherein the PM set the targets for each MP of visiting different places of his respective constituency, meeting the people of different sections of the society and making them aware about the achievement of the Union government. He said that under ‘Vikas Parv’ various programmes will be organized in his Parliamentary constituency and the BJP activists are making arrangements in their respective areas to ensure that the objective of the same is achieved. State General Secretary Dr. Narinder Singh also spoke on the agenda and stressed for organizing such programmes at State, District, Mandal and Booth level. State Vice-President Bharat Bhushan presided over the meeting and State General Secretary Pawan Khajuria conducted the proceedings. The dais was also shared by State General Secretary Harinder Gupta.

BJP State President asks party men to gear up party activities in Srinagar

13256385_1011767028904995_5549925757786250195_nBharatiya Janata Party (BJP) State President Sat Sharma on Monday afternoon organized a meeting with party’s office bearers of Srinagar District and took stock of the situation and party activities in the summer capital, Srinagar. Sat Sharma asked the party’s district body members to intensify party activities to ensure party strength here. “Our workers need to work hard on ground to ensure party strength while inviting new entrants into the party fold,” he said. BJP General Secretary (Org), Ashok Kaul also asked the workers to work hard with firm dedication for the development and strength of party in this summer capital. He asked its party men to invite more youth and women folk into the party fold. “BJP has pro-youth and pro- women policies and to attract them, party members have to invite them by working on ground,” Kaul said. Party District President Srinagar Fayaz Bhat assured the party top leaders to strengthen party cadre in the district. Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) State President Sat Sharma condemned the two militant strikes in Srinagar in which three policemen were killed on Monday. “Militants today carried out two strikes in the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, killing three policemen, including an officer, and decamping with service rifle of one of the slain cops. We condemn the attack,” Sat Sharma said. These major attacks in the city come after nearly three years. The last such attack took place on June 22, 2013 when two policemen were shot dead at Hari Singh High Street. “My condolences to the families whose beloved were killed in the attack," Sharma said. The party leaders also observed two minutes silence for the departed souls. State vice president and incharge Srinagar Dr. Darakshan Andrabi, State Spokesperson Khalid Jehangir, District vice presidents Ashok Bhat, Hakim Masood, Prof. Posha Singh, Asif Masood, Dr. Farooq, District Gen Sec. and Protocol incharge kashmir Arif Raja, District Secretary Hilal Jan, District spokesperson Wajahat Hussain, District Media Secretary Manzoor Bhat were present in the meeting.

They deserve clean water: Ajay Baru

13254686_1011748075573557_2301560077384717713_oResidents of Jij Chowk and Kun Drorian complained Ajay Baru about the quality of the drinking water which was supplied to them by PHE , Ajay Baru inspected the place of supply with AEE Ajay Sharma and his team and requested him to take immediate action .

Foundation stone of a new tube well was laid by the Hon’ble Cabinet Minister Sham Chowdhary

13247878_1011311548950543_432483489143020421_oIn a good development for the people of old Jammu the foundation stone of a new tube well was laid by the Hon'ble Cabinet Minister Sham Chowdhary. The foundation stone of the tube well was laid in the presence of the MLA Jammu east Rajesh Gupta, Senior BJP leader and MLC Ashok Khajuria and MOS Priya Sethi. The tube well is estimated to cost rupees 300 lacs and would benefit the people of old city in Jammu east. While speaking on the occasion minister Sham Chowdhary said that he is working hard to provide better facility to the people of J&K and this project is a step in that direction. Minister Sham Chowdhary praised the efforts of MLA Rajesh Gupta in the launch of the tube well project. Minister said that Rajesh Gupta worked hard for the tube well and the land for the project has also been allocated due to his efforts. Minister further said that Jammu east is the back bone of the party and told the gathering that they have a kohinoor in the shape of MLA Rajesh Gupta who is a real sewak of the people of Jammu east constituency. Senior leader and MLC Ashok Khajuria while speaking on the ocassion said that Rajesh Gupta is a true soldier of the party and is working day and night and this tube well is the result of his hard work. In the end MLA Rajesh Gupta thanked Deputy CM Dr. Nirmal Singh for helping him in the project and also thanked him for providing space. Rajesh Gupta also thanked minister Sham Chowdhary for taking keen interest in the project and sanctioning its construction in a day. Rajesh Gupta said that this project would fulfill the long pending demand of the people of the area by augmenting the water supply and getting rid of the water scarcity. The prominent who participated in the function included senior leader Yudhveer Sethi, Bansi Lal Bharti, Sunil Dogra, Prof. Sham, Ramesh Sharma, Girdhari Lal, Gokul Koul, Chaman Lal, Ravi Singh, P.C. Gupta, Rajeev Bhardwaj, Raj Kumar, Subhash Sangra, Anita Gupta, Rajesh, Gopal, Amit, Ashwani, Shashi Sapolia, Rajinder Gupta, Rajesh Nischal, Hari Om, Surinder Anand, Praveen Kerni, Kamal Jain, Raj Kumar Gupta, Subedar Gurcharan Singh, Charanjeet. The officials who participated in the function included Sunil Gupta SE mechanical urban circle, R.K. Gupta SE Mechanical Rural, Sanjeev Chadha Project Manager ERA, Varinder Khajuria Xen JDA, Mohit Mahajan and Sunil Ganjoo Deputy Project Manager, Sanjeev Gupta AEE, Deep Khajuria AEE, O.P. Bakshi AE, Sunil Sharma JE incharge and Ajay Talwar AEE.

DyCM for early completion of power transmission network

Lotus Logo copyDeputy Chief Minister, Dr Nirmal Singh today called for timely completion of the upgradation work of power transmission network to augment the electricity supply in the State. The Deputy Chief Minister was addressing officers during a review meeting convened to discuss the status of new transmission line being laid from Samba to Amargarh. Earlier, the DyCM inspected the grid station at Jatwal in Samba district of Jammu division. Member Parliament, Jugal Kishore, MLA, Dr Devinder Kumar Manyal, Chief Engineer PDD and senior officers of PDD and Power Grid Corporation of India were present on the occasion. The Deputy Chief Minister while asking for synergizing efforts for early completion of the transmission line said that by doing so PDD would be able to supply additional 100 MWs of electricity to different parts of the Jammu division. He asked the officers of the Power Grid Corporation of India to hold regular meetings with PDD so that the bottlenecks, if any, are removed and the project is completed within the stipulated timeframe. Dr Singh said that necessary instructions would be also passed to the concerned Deputy Commissioners so that the land acquisition cases and other related issues are speeded up. He said the timely completion of this prestigious project is essential for the power sector of the State as it would increase the transmission capability to a large extent. He also directed for immediate completion of the Line-InLine-Out (LILO) as it would also increase transmission capacity of Samba Power Grid Station which would in turn provide additional electricity to different parts of Jammu. Dr Singh also directed the officers to explore the possibility of taking the transmission lines through the various tunnels like Zojila, Nashri etc and prepare the requisite Detailed Project Reports (DPRs). He said that he would take up the issue with the concerned Ministries at the Central level. The Power Grid Corporation of India also made a power point presentation about the status of transmission lines being constructed by it and other projects. The Deputy Chief Minister also inspected the Samba 400/220 KVA Sub-Station and directed the officers to ensure that it is augmented properly by providing the requisite material as may be needed.

1st Biodiversity Mela held at Basohli

13267898_1011180365630328_7761207101814561798_nLal Singh for people's participation in protection of forests Minister for Forests, Ecology and Environment, Choudhary Lal Singh today said that protection of forests will ensure conservation of biodiversity and environment, adding that in this regard people's participation are vital for this noble cause. This was stated by the Minister while addressing a huge gathering after inaugurating Ist Biodiversity Mela at village Purthu in Basohli of district Kathua, here today. The Mela was organized by the Jammu and Kashmir State Biodiversity Board wherein 25 stalls of various departments and locals products of Kathua district were displayed. Pr. Chief Conservator of Forests, A.K. Singh, Director State Forest Research Institute and Member Secretary State Biodiversity Board Suresh Kumar Gupta, Director, Environment and Ecology O.P. Sharma, Chief Conservator of Forests, Jammu, Roshan Jaggi, Deputy Commissioner Udhampur Shahid Iqbal Choudhary, Deputy Commissioner, Kathua Ramesh Kumar, Head of Department Botany, Prof. Yash Paul, University of Jammu and besides heads of the department of forests and its allied department, district officers of Kathua district were present on the occasion. The Minister said that God has gifted the State with natural beauty, adding that our responsibility is to work collectively for its preservation. He said the first thing is to make people aware about the importance of forests and biodiversity in our life followed by their practical participation in its conservation. Underlining need for expanding the ambit of the activities of State Diversity Board, the Minister asked the Members of the Board to work wholeheartedly so that the purposes for which it was constituted are accrued. While appreciating District Administration's mission to improve the sex ratio in the district, the Minister termed sex determination as menace against the rich tradition of Indian value system and appealed people to come forward and contribute their part for the success of initiative. Deputy Commissioner Kathua Ramesh Kumar while addressing the gathering said that Kathua district has hosted first biodiversity mela, one of its kind in the state which will help in long way to educate people and improve the forest wealth. Director, Forest Protection Force and SFRI, Suresh Gupta highlighted the importance of the biodiversity and the steps taken by the State Diversity Board (SDB) for conservation of forests and environment. Earlier, the artists of Cultural Wing, Jammu included Jeevan Sharma, Vijay Anand, Kamal Kumar, Ajay Sharma, Bodh Raj, Ajay Kumar, Mohinder Kumar, Bunty Kumar, Sunil Sharma, Monika Sharma and Vikram Charbathia presented colourful cultural items in Dogri, Punjabi, Kashmiri and Bhajans under the supervision of cultural officer Raman Joshi. Later, the Minister distributed cash prize to the ASHA worker and mother of fully immunized girl child. Prizes were also given to the outstanding Anganwadi Worker, winners of debate and painting competition on bio diversity were also felicitated besides uniforms and school bags were also distributed among poor girls child under BBBP initiatives of the district administration to motive and improve female literacy.

Bali launches developmental works

Lotus Logo copyMinister for Health & Medical Education, Bali Bhagat launched development work of bathing ghat worth Rs. 3 lakh under MLA's CDF scheme at village Pandorian in Bhalwal Block of Raipur Domana and also sanctioned a protection wall for Cremation Ground at Panchayat Rajpora in Marh block to be constructed at an estimated cost of Rs. 7.50 lakh . Besides, the Minister also distributed cheques worth Rs. 5.76 lakh among 48 beneficiaries under Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) for construction of toilet units. Addressing a sizeable gathering of locals, the Minister said that the present BJP-PDP Government has only a one point agenda, that is the all round development of all three regions of the State without any kind of discrimination. He said the BJP had made several promises of development with the people before the election and all these will be implemented on ground in a phased manner. He said the Government has identified the priority areas and would pay a focused attention to address these. The Minister said that the Government during its previous 10-month stint had done a spade work and formulated a comprehensive programme to upgrade the basic services like drinking water, road network, health sector, electricity and these sectors will receive the utmost attention and people will get the improved services soon. He said the tender process for upgradation of all internal roads in the Raipur-Domana constituency has been completed and work for their black-topping is underway and completed in a shortest possible time. Urging the people to become partner in the development process, the Minister said that people must come forward and monitor the activities on ground so that the quality assets could be ensured. Regarding the supply of drinking water during the scorching months in the Kandi belt, the Minister directed the engineers to formulate a well thought out strategy to meet the additional requirement. He directed for pressing adequate number of water tankers in the vulnerable areas to meet the demand.

DDB approves Rs 200 cr CAPEX budget for Jammu

1936239_1011173292297702_1446899123292915686_n (1)The District Development Board Jammu that met under the chairmanship of Deputy Chief Minister Dr. Nirmal Singh today gave nod to an annual CAPEX budget of Rs.200 crore for Jammu district. The meeting also reviewed the action taken report on the decisions of the last board meeting and took stock of physical and financial achievements registered in the District Plan during 2015-16. The meeting was attended by Minister for Health and Medical education Bali Bhagat, Minister for PHE Sham Choudhary, Minister of State for Tourism and Culture Priya Sethi, Vice Chairman State Advisory Board for development of Paharis, Kuldeep Raj, Vice Chairman State Advisory Board for development of Scheduled Castes, Bhushan Lal Dogra, Vice Chairman Kissan Development Board D.S.Chib Member Parliament Jugal Kishore Sharma, legislators Sukhnandan Kumar, Sat Pal Sharma, Devender Singh Rana, Dr. Gagan Bhagat, Rajesh Gupta, Kamal Arora, Rajeev Sharma, Dr. Krishan Lal, Dr. D.K Manyal, MLC's, Ashok Khajuria, Noor Hussain, Charanjeet Singh Khalsa, Sham Lal Bhagat, Ramesh Arora, Surinder M. Ambardar, Vikramaditya Singh and Surinder Choudhary. While pushing for area specific planning and rationalization of developmental funds keeping in view the area population and topography of a particular region the Deputy Chief Minister said the proposal mooted by the Chief Minister for having separate development plans for the capital cities of Srinagar and Jammu will be a major step in this direction giving fillip to the developmental scenario of these two cities. He stressed that a comprehensive view of all vital parameters should be taken for ensuring optimal utilization of funds aiming at sustainable development. He also called for chalking out the developmental plans in consultation with the concerned legislators. Referring to the various steps taken by the Government for streamlining and strengthening of public distribution system in the State, Dr. Singh called for increased synergy between district administration and CAPD Department for reaching out to the people besides taking adequate steps to ensure that no genuine beneficiary is left out from the purview of the NFSA and benefits under the scheme reach last man in the queue. Underscoring the importance of 100% utilization of funds, the DyCM maintained that every single penny should be expended judiciously, adding that strict adherence to the fixed timelines for completion of the vital developmental projects should remain priority of the executing agencies while ensuring quality of works on ground. Dr Singh also directed the concerned officers to ensure that utilization certificates required under various schemes are submitted on time for timely release of funds and effective implementation of these schemes. While projecting the demands and issues of their respective constituencies, the legislators raised several issues pertaining to basic services like upgradation of power, education and health infrastructure, strengthening of of PHE distribution network, improved irrigation and marketing facilities for the farmers and strict adherence to fixed timelines for completion of vital developmental projects especially those related to tourism sector. Responding to the demands of various legislators regarding improvement in water and power supply Dy. CM directed the concerned officers of PHE and PDD Department to take immediate requisite measures to augment water and power supply in view of the summer season so that people of the region don't face any inconvenience. He also directed for pressing into service more water tankers to supplement water supply especially in Kandi areas. While reviewing the action taken report of previous DDB decisions Dr. Nirmal Singh appreciated the achievements registered in the district in the last fiscal and exhorted upon the officers to ensure implementation of these decisions in letter and spirit. Earlier, District Development Commissioner Jammu Simrandeep Singh while apprising the board about physical and financial achievements registered during last fiscal said that against an availability of Rs. 189 crore an expenditure of Rs. 187 crore was made which works out be 98.02%. DDC informed the Board that 128 hectare potential was created and 32 hectare was stabilized as far as minor irrigation facilities are concerned. He further said that under PHE sector, 22 schemes were completed benefitting 28 habitations comprising population of 6426 souls while as 292 power transformers were repaired during the year. He said that administration has set up model laboratories and libraries with internet facilities in 8 model schools at HSS Mubarak Mandi (Jammu East), Rehari (Jammu West), Nagrota, Domana (Raipur Domana), Pallanwala (Khour), Akhnoor, Chakroi (Suchetgarh), Arnia (Bishnah) as part of Model School Initiative. Under convergence of various schemes with MGNREGA, he said that due to this initiative capacity of 11 nurseries of Horticulture Department was enhanced; three tube wells of Irrigation Department commissioned and provided protection to different assets of R&B Department, constructed 15 Panchayat Ghars, seven Anganwari Centres, 7 water bodies (ponds), boundary walls in 19 schools, play grounds in 6 schools and common facility centre. Also present in the meeting were Chief Secretary, B.R Sharma, Financial Commissioner Planning, B.B Vyas, Principal Secretary PDD, Dheeraj Gupta, Divisional Commissioner Jammu Dr. Pawan Kotwal, IGP Jammu Zone Danish Rana, Commissioner Secretary School Education, Shaleen Kabra, Commissioner Secretary R&B, Rohit Kansal, Commissioner Secretary H&UDD, Hirdesh Kumar, Secretary H&ME, Dr. M.K Bhandari, Secretary PHE, I&FC, Sanjeev Verma, HoD's and officers of district administration were also present in the meeting.

BJP celebrates Anurag’s new assignment

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Led by BJP State President & MLA Sat Sharma CA, party leaders and activists celebrated the new assignment of its national leader Anurag Thakur as new President of Board for Control of Cricket in India (BCCI). They distributed sweets and greeted each other amid the slogans like “Anurag Thakur is great”. Sat Sharma, while extending congratulations to Anurag Thakur on behalf of the state BJP, said that Thakur has the distinction of serving the party and BCCI in different capacities and always proved his worth by the dint of his work. He expressed hope that cricket will further bring laurels and honour to the country under the able and tested leadership of Anurag Thakur. BJP leaders Parmod Kapahi, Pawan Khajuria, Sanjay Baru, Bharat Sharma, Rekha Mahajan, Ankush Gupta, Sunita Kapahi were present on the occasion.
 

Rajesh Gupta inaugurated a sulabh shochalaya at Nehru Market

13217527_1010817592333272_8122576514071471221_oMLA Rajesh Gupta inaugurated a sulabh shochalaya at Nehru Market near Lambarh Dhabha in ward no.19 today. The total cost of the works is estimated to 10.12 lakhs. MLA also inaugurated the installation of a water cooler at Nehru Market costing rupees 1.20 lakhs. Rajesh Gupta while speaking on the ocassion said that the construction of sulabh shochalaya or any other place of public convenience is critical to the campaign of swatch bharat abhiyan. Rajesh Gupta said that creating a clean India and the construction of toilets in schools particularly for the girls would go a long way towards eradication of dropouts amongst the girl students. The president of the ware house traders association Deepak Gupta thanked the MLA for providing a water cooler particularly in hot summer conditions. Social activists Dr. Manjeet Singh and Kamal Chowdhry lauded the people oriented efforts of the MLA Rajesh Gupta. MLA was accompanied by JDA officials SE Ashok Kapoor and R.K. Angurana. Chairman Sulabh International A.K.Singh and Mishra Ji were present on the ocassion. The senior BJP leaders Chowdhry Pyara Singh, Ramesh Sharma, Sunil Dogra, Girdhari Lal, Naresh Pradhan, Ashwani, Prof. Shyam, P.C. Gupta, Ashok Lambarh, Opinder Singh, Subedar Gurcharan Singh, Vinod, Swaran Singh, Hari Om, Chaman Lal, Rakesh Bhalla, Robin Mehra and Shakti Kumar.

BJP Youth President Dr Suresh Ajay Addresses BJYM (Youth) Convention in Srinagar

13239166_1010788639002834_8742866704881687206_nBharatiya Janata Party (BJP) newly appointed BJYM president (youth Wing} Dr Suresh Ajay Magotra today addressed the youth convention here in which a huge number of youth from different parts of Kashmir participated. While addressing the huge gathering, Dr Suresh congratulated the youth for joining the main stream politics for the betterment of society and said that it was the pro-youth policies of the party that youth are joining it. “I am overwhelmed to see youth here actively participating in mainstream politics, which indicates the pro-youth policies of Narendra Modi led BJP,” he said, adding, what mainstream parties like National Conference and Indian National Congress has failed to achieve here in last 60 years, BJP is doing it from last few years. He said BJP wants to become voice of youth in the state, as they have been exploited one or the other pretext from decades. “BJP’s pro-youth policies attracted youth to join the mainstream politics,” he said. Dr Suresh also said that the rest of the states have been keenly observing the BJP’s rule here, but it was the personal efforts of Narendra Modi to look after the development aspects and other issues of the state. “Our straight forward politics of development is the main reason that youth are joining the party,” he said. He also appealed BJP BJYM workers to work for the development and welfare of the society with dedication, which will ensure BJP’s people friendly policies will reach to common people. “Youth are tired here due to the atmosphere created around them, we want to rescue them and bring them on to the developmental path,” he added. BJP district president, Srinagar Fayaz Ahmad Bhat speaking on the occasion said that Modi led BJP government in centre introduced many skill development initiatives to empower youth. “India has majority of youth population and to cater their needs and channelize their talent, BJP introduced many youth friendly initiatives,” Bhat said. Speaking on the occasion, Er Aijaz Hussain, State Vice – President BJYM( youth wing) said that the successive regimes have only exploited the youth for their vested interests, while as, they did nothing in return. “NC, Congress and PDP has only exploited the youth, but BJP is committed for their welfare,” he said, adding, youth need to go beyond Bijli, Pani and Sadak politics. Bilal Parray, State Secretary, BJYM ((youth wing) also spoke on the occasion and highlighted the policies of BJP for the welfare of youth and state.Present on this occasion was Dr.Ali Mohammad Mir State Publicity Secretary Ex State ice President BJYM Ashiq Hussain Dar Rabiya Bhat and others.

Justice to all is the objective of BJP : Pawan

13254071_1010714752343556_4693812717404862974_nReiterating that the BJP works on the principle of justice to all and appeasement to none, BJP State General Secretary Pawan Khajuira said that the Prime Minister Narendra modi has chalked the road map under the slogan of “Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas” to take along everyone in nation building and work for his or her welfare and every activist of the party is committed to follow this mantra. Addressing a massive gathering of the BJP activists from Udhampur District and its Mandals at party’s Saila Talab Office, Pawan Khajuria, alongwith senior leader Som Raj Khajuria, State Secretary & District Prabhari Anil Parihar and District President Rakesh Gupta, said that achieving the distinction of being world’s largest political party is the endorsement of the basic principle that ours is the only party which believes and works in involving all the regions and sections of the society. It is also so because BJP do not indulge in politics of communalism or appeasement of a particular faith or a section. Pawan Khajuria said that the BJP is sharing power in the state and our ministers and leaders are working round the clock to ensure that the developmental activities and welfare schemes are extended to each and every area without any discrimination. “As far Udhampur, Ministers have been visiting this district regularly besides party senior leaders reviewing development and welfare projects in their organisational meetings as well”, Pawan said and added that we have approached Rajya Sabha MP Shamsher Singh Manhas and he has assured of providing help for development related matters and the party has also nominated MLC Ajatshatru Singh to contribute for similar purpose in Udhampur District. Anil Parihar said that BJP is a cadre based party, it is our real strength which makes it a party with a difference as its basic principles and ideology is based on the belief that each one is important and that no one is big or small for us. Rakesh Gupta briefed the meeting about the ongoing political and organizational activities currently going on in the district. Prominent among those who attended the meeting included Satpal Salan, Neelam Nargotra, Geeta Devi, Jyoti Paba, Vikas Kangra, Sunny Gupta, Kulshetar singh, Jagdish Kumar, Kaka Gupta, Subhash Atri, Mohan Lal Darai, Ramesh Sharma, Adv. Amit Kumar, Sonu Kumar, Rakesh Verma, Mohd. Sadiq, Anwar Ali, Kartar Chand Salathia, Bishamber Gupta, Roshan Deen, Chanchla Devi and Babli Devi.

Dr. Jitendra Singh facilitated by BJP Gandhi Nagar Mandal on historical victory in Assam

13230212_1010633022351729_5746269938071391251_nDr. Jitendra Singh Hon'ble Union MOS, PMO facilitated by BJP Gandhi Nagar Mandal on historical victory in Assam in the presence of District President Baldev Singh Billawaria and Mandal President Ankush Gupta.

Yudhvir Sethi calls for judicious use of water

13254520_1010562092358822_1866174203244375498_nS.M. Shishu Niketan organises Inter School Symposium S. M. Shishu Niketan Hr. Sec. School, Anand Nagar, Bohri organized an Inter School symposium competition on the topic “ROLE OF YOUTH IN BRINGING AWARENESS FOR WATER MANAGEMENT FOR COMMON PEOPLE”. Sh. Yudhvir Sethi, State Vice President, J&K BJP was the Chief Guest on the occasion. The programme initiated with the lighting of the lamp which was followed by welcome address by the Secretary NSM group of Colleges and Schools. Mrs. Manikarnika Bhasin, Principal of S.M. Shishu Niketan Hr. Sec. School paid a tribute to Late Sh. T.R. Mahajan and described him as a great visionary and educationist. She said that he was a role model and inspiration to many but specially to the members of NSM Educational Society. Stressing on judicious use of water, Yudhvir Sethi said that world over the water management has been marked as a major concern and countywide awareness programs are underway to ensure better water management. He said the youth have a decisive role to play in motivating the society towards water management and ensuring that common people efficiently utilize the precious water available to them. He observed that this Scenario poses a sense of responsibility amongst the youth in the developed as well as developing country for managing the water resources towards the goals of sustainability and self reliance . He appreciated the management for choosing such a relevant subject and providing the students an appropriate platform to express their views. He further said that we do not realize that water is the scarcest natural endowment in the world. He should use it wisely. While speaking on the occasion Chairman SM College of Education called upon the students to play an active role in spreading awareness in the society on Water Management and encouraging younger generation to efficiently utilize each and every drop of water. He said that Rain Water harvesting should be promoted and efforts should be made to replenish the ground water table. Students from S.M. Shishu Niketan Hr. Sec. School, Anand Nagar Bohri, Tiny Tots School Sainik Colony, Luthra Public School Talab Tillo, Govt. Migrant School Bohri, Govt. Boys School Nawabad, Co-operative School Talab Tillo, DBN School Camp Road were participated in the symposium and expressed their views. The competition was judged by Dr. O.P. Gupta, Retd. Doctor, S. Gurcharan Singh, Retd. Chief Education Officer, and Sh. G.C. Sanhotra Retd. Engineering Geologist. The symposium was organized in the loving memory of Late Sh. T.R. Mahajan, the fouder, Chairman of N.S.M Group of Colleges and Schools. Ms. Surbhi Bandral from S.M. Shishu Niketan Higher Secondary School, Bohri secured Ist rank, Ms.Gurpreet Kour from Co-operative School, Talab Tillo secured second rank and Ms.Shruti Padroo of Govt. Migrant School. Bohri was adjudged as third. Mrs. Meenakshi Koul was the anchor for the Programme. Vote of thanks was presented by Mrs. Kawaljeet kour.

A deputation of Sikhs of Kashmir came to Charanjeet Singh Khalsa regarding the problems faced by the Sikhs of the Valley

13221593_1010544945693870_5435306404921993899_nA deputation of Sikhs of Kashmir came to Hon'ble MLC Charanjeet Singh Khalsa regarding the problems faced by the Sikhs of the Valley in the present time as Sikh girls who are in schools and colleges are diverted by some disturbing agents and Hon'ble MLC supervise the depution and went to Hon'ble Deputy CM where Hon'ble Deputy CM listened all the problems and assures the early redressal also assured that he will meet Home Minister soon for this matter then Hon'ble MLC personally met Hon'ble CM and shared all the problems and also shared that Sikhs of kashmir valley are fed up from this disturbance it is very sure that in the coming time Sikhs of Kashmir will migrate from the Valley which will result bad for the State and Nation, it should be redressed on priority basis, where Hon'ble CM assures them that all the problems will be solved as Sikhs are one of the main part of our State Govt. and will never ignore the problems of Sikh Community.

Yudhvir Sethi inaugurates two-day ‘Education Expo’

13240740_1010541175694247_4909158937687580170_nBJP State Vice-President Yudhvir Sethi today inaugurated “Edunius Expo-2016”, a two-day-long Education Fair, at Jhelum Resorts here. The Education Expo has been organised by Satyam Exhibitors. Yudhvir Sethi, who was the chief guest in the event, went around all the stalls set up by various colleges and educational institutes from all parts of the country and held an interaction with the representatives of these colleges. Speaking on the occasion, Sethi appreciated the efforts of organizers for holding such an important event and said it would serve as a single window for guiding the recently passed students of higher secondary schools, besides others, who earlier had to visit all different colleges of the country and take the details of the courses. “The students will be able to have a one-on-one interaction with the colleges. What is more important is that they will get the information at one place,” Sethi said while expressing his satisfaction over the event. He urged the students to come and visit the expo so that they save time and take good and make fast decisions about their career. “Such events will definitely give a chance to students to become more aware and focused about their future. It is a great opportunity for students to meet several representatives from various institutions offering multiple courses in a single window mode under single roof,” Seth said. He also asked the organisers to conduct such events in other parts of the state so that maximum youth are benefited. Around 50 colleges and institutes of higher learning have participated in the Education Expo which has received overwhelming response as record footfall of students was witnessed on the first day of the event. Parents along with children thronged the venue in large numbers. Along with guidance on courses, the colleges and institutes of higher learning at the expo would also make the students aware of basic career guidance to enable them to make proper decisions. At the Expo, every stall is equipped with guides and experts from the colleges and other institutes offering courses in medical, engineering, management and other various undergraduate and postgraduate streams.

Sat addresses “Karyakarta Sammelan”at Sunderbani

13260045_1010244902390541_4172355602996266311_nBJP State President & MLA Sat Sharma CA, while addressing “Karyakarta Sammelan” of Sunderbani District and its Mandals, exhorted the party activists to gear up for the elections of ULBs and Panchayats. He said that the BJP has been writing one chapter after the other and the recent poll results in Assam are the clear indicators that the people are rejecting Congress in particular. He said that the wave in favour of BJP is also visible in Jammu and Kashmir as it won 3 Lok Sabha seats followed by victory in 25 seats in the assembly and the moral of our party activists is very high. “ BJP will again repeat history in the elections of ULBS and Panchayats and to achieve this everyone has to gear up political activists without wasting a minute”, Sat said and added that the achievements of two years rule of Narendra Modi government at the centre and those of PDP-BJP coalition in the state have induced a senses of stability among the masses. Sat Sharma said that Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan, Jan-Dhan Yojna, PM Fasal Beema Yojna, Atal Pension Yojna, Mudra Bank, Beti Bachao Beti Padao, Sukanya Smridhi Yojna, PM Ujawala Project, PM Awaas Yojna, Make in India, Digital India, Start Up-Stand Up India, Udaan Scheme, are some of the pioneering projects and schemes, which have been launched during the two years by Narendra Modi government and our party activists should educate the masses about them and help in getting the benefits of the same. Similarly, our party activists should also highlight the developmental projects and welfare schemes of the state’s coalition government. As it was the first visit of Sat Sharma after taking over as State President, he was given warm reception on his arrival to the sammelan venue. Vice-Chairman of Board for Development of Pahari Speaking People, Kuldeep Raj Gupta, spoke on various path breaking initiatives taken by the Board, wherein record number of scholarships and other benefits have been provided to the students. BJP State Vice-President & Prabhari Sunderbani Nowshera District Yudhvir Sethi said that the party has a very strong hold in entire length and breadth of the district and the party activists have to further strengthen it. State Secretary Sanjay Baru said that the enthusiasm among the party activists in the district has to be utilized for achieving more success in future elections and the local leadership should encourage activists at Booth, Mandal and District level. Local MLA Ravinder Raina said that the constituency remained ignored and discriminated in matters related to development but during last over one year every effort is being to ensure that each area is treated equal and the people get the required basic facilities. He assured to continue to work for the people as they have posed faith in him and rejected other parties and their candidates. District President Capt. Som Dutt and senior leader Capt Ramesh Lal also addressed the sammelan.

As per directions of Sat Pal Sharma construction of Lane of Elaquai Dehati Bank at ward no 16, Prem Nagar has been started

13248566_1010240129057685_1582324473087222858_oAs per directions of Hon'ble MLA of Jammu West & State President BJP Sat Pal Sharma construction of Lane of Elaquai Dehati Bank at ward no 16, Prem Nagar has been started. Work was started by the inhabitants of Prem Nagar in the presence of State Secretary and Parbhari Reasi District Rajinder Sharma, Mandal President Vijay Sharma and various party workers. On the occasion Rajinder Sharma said Hon'ble MLA will soon convert Jammu West as Model Assembly Constituency of the State and he will inaugurate this lane on its completion.

Modi govt is concerned for youth: Dr Suresh

13256430_1010211835727181_7971427361527014526_nToday an impressive programme was organized by District Jammu rural of BJP under District President Omi Khajuria, in which state President BJYM Dr. Suresh Ajay Magotra was prominently present. Dr. Suresh Ajay Magotra announced the nomination of Rohit Verma as BJYM District President Jammu Rural in consultation with BJP State President & MLA Sat Sharma (C.A.). Speaking on the occasion, Omi Khajuria said that Jammu rural has the strong base of BJP, and it is represented by Party MLAs, who have been working round the clock to mitigate the sufferings of the people. He said that the youth associated with the party is doing splendid job to provide their services to mobilize the young faces. Dr. Suresh Ajay Magotra, while speaking on the occasion, congratulated newly appointed District President of BJYM. He said that BJP is only choice of youth of the nation, as our Prime Minister Narendra Modi has displayed concern for youth and taken various historic initiatives like Skill India, Start Up India, Mudra Bank Yojana, Make in India, Stand Up India, which are youth oriented and job oriented schemes. Magotra further appealed to the youth to organize awareness cum-guidance–camps for youth to avail the benefits of these schemes. Prominent leaders of the party who was present on the occasion includes Vikas Choudhary, Madhu Sudan, Pawan Slathia and Mukesh Sharma, Nand Kishore Sharma, Ved Parkash Sharma, Kuldeep Singh Chib, Satish Sharma, Darshana Devi, Vaishno Devi, Rahul Vaid and Raman Sharma.

Rajesh Gupta inaugurated a very important work of the laying of 8 inch water pipe

13087680_1010197052395326_82394684037833832_nHon'ble MLA Jammu East Rajesh Gupta inaugurated a very important work of the laying of 8 inch water pipe from Dhontli Bazar to Julaka Mohalla. The work is estimated to cost rupees 9 lakhs and would be completed in 15 days time. People of the area heaved a sigh of relief as the old pipe was worn out and in a highly dilapidated condition. Jammu East has witnessed a lot of development in so far as the water supply is concerned ever since Rajesh Gupta has taken over as the MLA .Only recently another important water pipe was laid from Peer Kho to Julaka Mohalla. Rajesh Gupta while speaking on the ocassion said that on Monday a new tube well would be inaugurated in Jammu east.This tube well is estimated to cost rupees 1 to 1.5 crores and the work on the project would begin on coming Monday. Land for the tube well project is already selected . Rajesh Gupta said that once this project is installed Jammu east would be free from any water problem. The officials who accompanied the MLA included the Xen PHE Virender Khajuria and AEE Sanjeev Gupta and senior BJP leaders Sanjay Mahey,Sanjeev Gupta and Sunil Sharma. The prominent who participated in the function included Prof. Shyam,Ashwani Sharma, Anil Masoom,Rajesh,Ram Prashad,Lalit,Shashi Sapolia,Langeh,Rajinder, Gokul Koul,Ajay,Vipan,Krishan Kapoor,Ramesh,Chaman Lal, Raj Kumar, Ravi Singh and Nischal.

Dr. Gagan kick starts work on Kullian-Laswara road in R.S Pura

DSC_0095 MailM.L.A R.S Pura Dr. Gagan Bhagat on friday kick-started laying of Wet Mix work at Village Kalis Kullian  on the Kullian-Laswara Road ,a function was organized near the famous Kulliyan Peer Baba where large number of villagers, B.J.P workers and people from all walks of life were present.The said road was among the most used road in the R.S Pura Constituency and it was very unfortunate that the previous Congress led govt. ignored R.S Pura Constituency for one or another reasons, and the road infrastructure was completely paralyzed here. During the 2014 assembly elections he had promised the people that the Road connectivity in R.S Pura will be his prime focus once he got a chance to represent R.S Pura, and now when he is there for the people of R.S Pura there is no question that R.S Pura will be ignored in any sector, the total length of the blacktopping of town road stretch is about six kilometers. While addressing the Media persons Dr.Gagan Bhagat said that the other political parties and the persons from the opposition had been misguiding the villagers regarding this road, but at last when the people realized that only Bhartiya Janta Party and M.L.A R.S Pura Dr.Gagan Bhagat can fulfill their longest pending demand ,they all met me in the form of deputation from all the concerned villagers two weeks ago, and I assured them that he will soon start the work on the said road soon , and today he was very happy that he was able to keep his promise .He further said that the Coalition Government is committed to provide all basic amenities to the people of three regions of the State including drinking water, road connectivity, electricity, health services, drainage system and education. He said that the Union government headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been providing liberal funding to the State for accelerating developmental and economic activities adding that state is being developed in all respects to showcase it as a major attraction for the tourists visiting the state, especially the Amarnath yatris who will be here in the state for the Annual Amarnath Yatra . He apprised the people that there was no constraint of funds for completing the ongoing projects in a time bound manner. He also informed that a comprehensive plan has been formulated for up-gradation and expansion of basic facilities to provide all infrastructural facilities to the people of R.S Pura constituency. He sought cooperation of the people in implementing the development programme on ground level. Dr.Gagan Bhagat assured them that all their issues would be addressed in a phased manner. He assured the gathering that quality of work will not be compromised and special care will be taken in the execution of works.Yet another announcement was made by Dr. Gagan Bhagat that the Road from Badyal Morh to Banota Village and road from Main road Kotli Shah Doula to Tanda village will be soon started.The prominent persons who were present on the occasion included Mandal Pradhan R.S Pura Natha Ram, Mandal Pradhan Miran Sahib Devendra Sharma ,Inder Sudan, Omprakash, Charanjeet, Ashok Salaria, S. Amir Singh, Shakti Singh, Sarpanch Bahadur Lal, Sachin Sharma, Hardev Singh, Mohan Singh, Dalbir Singh, Gagandeep Singh,

Priya reviews functioning of Development Authorities

13226639_1803305179898000_2411157002975352016_nStressing upon Development Authorities to work on self sustaining basis, Minister of State for Tourism, Education, Technical Education, Culture, Horticulture, Floriculture and Parks Priya Sethi said that the government has created the development authorities to harness the tourist potential of specific areas to the optimum. The authorities should focus on increasing tourist inflow so that enough revenue can be generated for creating better tourist facilities, she added. She said the Jammu province has vast potential for adventure tourism, pilgrim tourism, scenic tourism and culture tourism and Development Authorities should work on exploiting the potential to its fullest. The Minister said this while chairing a high level review meeting of the Tourism Development Authorities of Jammu province, here today. Joint Director Tourism, CEOs of Tourism Development Authority Kishtwar, Bhaderwah, Surinsar-Mansar, Rajouri, Poonch and Lakhanpur- Sarthal attended the meeting. Calling for utilizing modern IT tools for attracting tourists, Priya said that easy availability of information with regard to the tourist destinations goes a long way in promoting the destination and the development authorities should develop and upgrade websites, adding that updated information with regard to all the tourist spots including facilities available, has to be updated on these websites. She called upon the Chief Executive Officers of the authorities to expedite the process of finalising Master Plans of the authorities and instructed that holistic development plan needs to be formulated for overall development of the areas. She also directed for exploring possibilities of offsite campus of Food Craft Institute at Bhaderwah besides organising short term courses at different tourist destinations so as to ensure that local people can be trained in cooking and other tourist related activities. Underscoring on developing innovative tourism projects, the Minister said that sports tourism, border tourism, pilgrim tourism are key areas in which the province has major advantage and involvement of private corporate players by public private partnerships can take the tourism to new heights in the State. She said that special tourist packages need to be announced and hoteliers should be involved to extend such offers. She directed the concerned officers to organise special festivals and events at different locations in the province so as to highlight the tourist destinations as well as rich cultural heritage of the State, adding that a calendar of events should be prepared in advance and events like Jammu Festival, Shiv Khori Mela, Lohri Festival, Baisakhi Festivals and other such events in Bhaderwah, Basohli as well as other locations should be organised with pomp and show. While giving patient hearing to the issues raised by the CEOs, Priya ensured that the genuine demands put forth for the overall development of the areas would be actively considered and the issues would be taken up for ensuring time bound redressal.

Rs 139.83 cr annual plan for Reasi approved

13230304_1010047935743571_4275644989243050998_nDorjey for area specific development, blacktopping of roads Minister for Co-operatives, Chering Dorjay, who is also Chairman of District Development Board (DDB) Reasi, today approved Rs. 139.83 crore annual plan for the district. This year's plan envisages prioritization of blacktopping on several link and major roads, coverage of all un-electrified hamlets besides expansion of a sustainable and viable network of enhanced basic amenities to the people with emphasis to underprivileged areas. Speaking at the meeting, the Minister said that the possibility for additional funds for strengthening the road network in the district, construction and blacktopping would be explored. He called for need based and area specific development in every part of the district and stressed on timely and judicious utilization of funds. He exhorted upon the officers to make sure that the decisions taken in the Board meetings are implemented in letter and spirit so that the objective of present dispensation of developing the State is realized. The Chairman took a comprehensive review of implementation of last year's district plan and was apprised that against an approved outlay of Rs 141.18 crore for the year 2015-16, Rs 77.26 crore were released and a total expenditure of Rs 75.32 crore was incurred hence recording 97.48 per cent expenditure. Minister of State for Finance, Law and Parliamentary Affairs ,CAPD, Tribal Affairs, Ajay Nanda, Vice-Chairman, J&K State Kissan Welfare Advisory Board, Daljeet Singh Chib, Vice Chairperson , J&K State Advisory Board for Welfare and development of Schedule Castes, Bhushan Lal Dogra, MLA Gool Arnas Ajaz Ahmed Khan, MLA Gulabgarh, Mumtaz Ahmad Khan, MLCs Jugal Kishore & Sham Lal Bhagat, District Development Commissioner, Ravinder Kumar, heads of various departments and district officers were present in the meeting. The Minister asked the district administration to ensure that an effective mechanism is evolved for proper execution and monitoring of all projects so that quality of works is maintained at all levels. He underscored the need for paying focused attention on improvement of road connectivity, drinking water, power supply, and education and healthcare facilities equally across the district. Speaking on the occasion, Ajay Nanda said that basic aim of the board meeting is to review the performance of last year's achievements and prepare a road map for implementation of different schemes in the current year. He asked the concerned department to ensure speedy distribution of land compensation among the beneficiaries under PMGSY scheme. Likewise, Members of Legislative Assembly, highlighted the demands and problems being faced by the people of their respective constituencies like electrification of uncovered areas within the district, construction of health centres and maternity hospitals besides improvement in several basic necessities. MLA, Gool-Arnas, expressed concern over dilapidated condition of Gool-Budhal road and other roads connecting far flung areas, adding that connectivity is essential to establish access to basic public amenities for the people especially those residing in such remote pockets. MLC, Jugal Kishore, raised the issue of shortage of staff in Katra Development Authority which badly hampers the main purpose of constituting these vital units. He stressed upon the need of conducting field visits and public grievances redressal camps in rural and far flung areas so that the basic issues of these unattended people are taken into consideration.

Assam people punished Cong for its misgovernance: Dr Nirmal

13240111_1007797515968613_3857309405294020689_nCongratulating the BJP leadership of the Centre and the Assam State for party’s splendid electoral victory, Deputy Chief Minister & Leader of BJP Legislative Party Dr. Nirmal Singh said that it is one more feather in BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s cap. He said that what BJP has achieved in Assam is the result of sincere and hard efforts of the BJP activists and innovative, creative and inspiring Central leadership. The Congress’ corruption laced mis-governance contributed to its decimation. The electoral results are also the endorsement of the programmes and policies of Narendra Modi led government. The people of Assam had got fed up with the Congress misrule and wanted to teach it a lesson for their miseries and suffering as also backwardness of their state. Dr. Nirmal Singh further said that the BJP has also significantly improved its vote percentage in other states like West Bengal, Kerala, Pondicherry etc. which is also an indicator that the people there too want to strengthen BJP and the day is not far when it will be winning enough seats in these states to govern. Dr. Nirmal Singh said that BJP has emerged very effective and progressive replacement of the Congress party, whose rule had been marked by scams of astronomical proportions, regressive and anti-people policies. The country is vigorously and effectively heading towards “Congress Mukt Bharat”, which is the mission of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, necessitated because of the depredations and loot of the public exchequer by Congress for decades.

Sat inspects developmental works

13240708_1009665665781798_6724806622725360792_nBJP State President & MLA Sat Sharma (C.A.), alongwith Jammu East MLA Rajesh Gupta and senior officials of Jammu Municipal Corporation, visited Shanti Ghat cremation ground in Shakti Nagar and inspected various developmental works which are in progress there. Sat Sharma, as MLA of the area, has initiated works like construction of water tank, erecting pre-fabricated sheds, construction of sitting steps of Kota stone, interlocking paved tiles on the passage and courtyard, up gradation of the park by way of spreading wood earth and small gates for entrance in the park for the convenience of the people in the cremation ground. Funds to the time of rupees 22 lakh has already been made available to the JMC for these works. Sat Sharma, while stressing on early completion of the works, directed the executing agency authorities to strictly ensure quality work and regular inspection of each work. He said that since a cremation ground is a place to be used for the public, it need to have all the required facilities in its premises. He said that the funds should not come any obstacle in providing facilities and if needed more funds will be released. JMC Executive Engineer Parbodh Sharma, AEE JP Saraf, JE V.K. Raina, BJP State Treasurer Chander Mohan Gupta, District President Ayodhya Gupta, Distt. General Secretary Sanjeev Sharma, Surinder Choudhary, Mandal President Jeet Angral, Rakesh Mishra, Sanjay Bhan, Puneet Gupta accompanied the State President.

BJP Co-Operative Cell team constituted

Lotus Logo copyBJP Co-Operative Cell State Convenor H.S. Pammy, in consultation with BJP State President & MLA Sat Sharma (C.A.) and Cells Incharge S. Virenderjit Singh, has nominated members of the state team. Those nominated as members of Cooperative Cell include Om Parkash, Nirmal Singh, Manmohan, Krishan Lal Bhagat, Balbir Kumar, Rakesh Choudhary, M.M. Bhargav, Balbir Singh and Smt. Soma Sharma. Sat Sharma expressed hope that the new team will interact with the people associated with Cooperative sector and utilize their experience in further strengthening the party.

Rajesh Gupta inaugurated the laying of deep drain at Gali Daal Wali

13263874_1009658469115851_2660460279409701494_nMLA Jammu East Rajesh Gupta inaugurated the laying of deep drain at Gali Daal Wali at Kanak Mandi in ward no.11 at an estimated cost of rupees 5 lakhs. Rajesh Gupta also inaugurated a langar organized by City Chowk Auto Union President Rakesh Sharma. Rajesh Gupta while speaking on the occasion said that BJP is now a pan India party with footprints in every zone of the country. This speaks of the trust and confidence that the people of this country repose in our party to take the nation forward. Rajesh Gupta said that Jammu will also witness rapid growth and development in all spheres and we all should take advantage of the landmark projects and schemes launched by the Modi Govt. Rajesh Gupta was accompanied by JMC officials R.K.Kohl JE and Senior BJP leaders Amar Nathan Gupta, Sunil Dogra,Girdhari Lal,Prof. Shyam,Rajesh, Raj Kumar,Ashwani,Chaman Lal,Praveen Kerni,Dwarkanath Gupta, Kamal Jain,Sham Gupta, Sanjeev Gupta, Prateek,Sudhir Anand,Amit Gupta and Ajesh Gupta. Chairman of the Gali Gujjaran Association Yash Paul Arora and social activists Vijay Kumar,Suresh,Ram Rattan,Madan Lal,Ajay Gupta,Nakul Chowdhry,Sanjay Gupta,Raman Gupta, Bushan,Sanjeev,Surinder Mahajan,Bharat Sharma, Barest Varmani,Fetish Varmani and Vijay Gupta also accompanied the MLA. The prominent who participated in the function included Ravi Singh,Gopal,Rajesh Nischal,Vinay,Rinku,Kerni,Neeraj Abrol , Dheeraj,Ashwani,Isher Dads,Pic Anand and Senior leader Parshotam Gupta.

DDB approves plan outlay of Rs 161.48 cr for Kathua

13226722_1009479429133755_989141455517272449_nMinister for PHE, Sham Lal Choudhary chairing DDB meeting at Kathua DDB approves plan outlay of Rs 161.48 cr for Kathua District Development Board (DDB) Kathua which met here under the chairmanship of Minister for PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control Sham Lal Choudhary approved Rs.161.48 crore for the year 2016-17 for Kathua district. Deputy Chief Minister Dr. Nirmal Singh, Minister for Forest, Ecology and Environment Choudhary Lal Singh, Member Parliament Shamsher Singh Manhas, Vice Chairman Schedule Caste Advisory Board Bhushan Dogra, Vice chairman Kissan Advisory Board D S Chib, MLA Kathua Rajeev Jasrotia, MLA Hiranagar Kuldeep Raj, MLA Bani Jeevan Lal, District Development Commissioner Romesh Kumar, Member Gujjar and Bakerwal Advisory Board besides heads of various departments were present in the meeting. Choudhary, who is also chairman of the DDB Kathua, took comprehensive review of the achievements registered under last year district plan. The Chairman while reviewing the performance of various departments directed the officers to ensure that the funds earmarked for different schemes are judiciously utilized. He said different departments should work in close coordination and synergy so that the bottlenecks, if any, can be removed and the schemes are implemented within the shortest possible time. Sham Choudhary also stressed on the conservation and preservation of water bodies so as to contain the falling water table and said that our main focus in this regard should be the preservation of ponds as water conservation holds the key for the development of any area. He called for identifying land for check dams in catchment areas so that flood water can be utilized for irrigation purpose. He also exhorted upon the officers to consult the concerned MLAs while planning the development projects/ schemes of their respective departments. During the meeting, Sham Choudhary stressed for improvement of PHE and irrigation facility in the Kathua district, particularly in Kandi, hilly and water stressed areas. He directed concerned engineers to conceive WSS and irrigation projects in the district in consultation with public representatives. He further directed the officers to fix targets as per the proposed outlay in the Annual Plan, so that the targets are achieved in full, adding that area specific planning and implementation of schemes is vital for development. Asking the officers to put in extra dedicated efforts to ensure the targets are achieved within the time frame, the Deputy Chief Minister Dr. Nirmal Singh said that adequate funds under PDD sector have already been provided for installation of street lights, poles and wires in the uncovered areas of the district. The Deputy Chief Minister said that Government has already issued directions for immediate up-gradation of all roads in Kathua in particular Kathua-Basohli-Billawar road to improve access to Ranjit Sagar Dam, which the Government is promoting as an independent water-sports destination.

Dr Singh lays foundation of Tourist Hut at Kranwara

13256331_1009471815801183_797729317119569592_nMeasures afoot to boost tourism: DyCM Deputy Chief Minister, Dr. Nirmal Singh laid foundation of tourist hut at Kranwara in district Kathua today. CEO Lakhanpur-Sarthal Development Authority Dr Bharat Bushan and other senior officers were present on the occasion. The tourist hut would be having three rooms equipped with all the modern facilities and is a step towards augmenting tourist infrastructure in the area. Speaking on the occasion, the Deputy Chief Minister said that the Government is committed to boost tourism infrastructure in the State by augmenting the tourist facilities and other related things. He said that several historic initiatives have already been undertaken and many more are on the anvil. Dr Singh said that Bani Basohli areas of the Kathua district are having huge potential of tourism, adventure sports and related activities and steps are underway to bring the area on the tourist map of the country. He said measures are underway to upgrade the existing infra and create new assets to provide every facility to the tourists visiting the areas. He further said that in near future a community hall would also be constructed in Kranwara area which would be replete with all the modern facilities for community and other related functions. He said that the Government has already put in place a mechanism for ensuring the accelerated development of rural and far flung areas of the State. Dr Singh also reviewed the functioning of various departments like PDD, PHE, R&B and directed the officers to ensure that people get the proper delivery of all the essentials. He said that officers should maintain a close liaison with the people of the area so that the day to day problems are redressed within the shortest possible time besides the pace of developmental activities also get speeded up. The Deputy Chief Minister also reviewed the pace of his ancestral school being upgraded on the model basis with an estimated cost of Rs 10 lakh which were provided by MP Shamsher Singh Manhas out of MPLAD funds. He directed for the early completion of the school, which would ensure that quality educational facilities are provided to the students of the area.

Rahul Heera organised a impressive Programme for felicitating newly appointed State President of BJYM Dr. Suresh Ajay Magotra

13241117_1009094855838879_5497165328038745060_nState Secretary of Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) Rahul Heera organised a impressive Programme for felicitating newly appointed State President of Yuva Morcha Dr. Suresh Ajay Magotra today at katra in presence of BJP State Convenor Swachh Bharat Bhupinder singh jamwal, State executive member Shashi Gupta, District Vice President Rakesh Heera and Katra Mandal President Ajay Baru. Addressing the gathering State Secretary Yuva Morcha Rahul Heera congratulated Dr. Suresh Ajay Magotra on being appointed as State President of BJYM J&K and said that Dr. Magotra has burnt his midnight oil to put forth the policies and ideology of party. He also presented bouquet and Idol of Mata Vaishno Devi to him. Bhupinder singh jamwal, Ajay Baru, Shashi Gupta, Rakesh Heera and Chain Singh congratulated newly appointed State President of BJYM Dr. Magotra and presented Shawl and Holy Chunri of Mata Vaishno Devi and thanked the party leadership for appointed a deserving person on this important position. They further said that we will always support the leadership of BJYM in future. Speaking on the occasion Dr. Magotra thanked the Yuva Morcha of Katra for felicitating him. He also said society have vast expectations from party especially from Yuva Morcha and me on behalf of party want to ensure youth that their issues will be addressed in the future. Dr. Magotra further said that youth apart from party line constitute a major chunk of population and BJYM apart caste, creed, region and religion will work for the welfare of youth. He also appealed to the present young generation not to get attracted towards present 3D culture i.e (Drug, Dance, and Drink). BJYM Katra also felicitated newly appointed State General Secretary of Yuva Morcha Vikas Choudhary and Tarun Sharma, State Secretary BJYM Rahul Vaid and Presented Holy chunri and Idol of Mata Vaishno Devi to them. Others who were present on the occasion were Sohan Chand, Sanjay Sharma, Pritam Chand, B.K Raj, Jaspal Singh, Karan Sharma, Opinder Sharma, Abhi Singh and many others.

Assam also adds to Cong Mukt Bharat: Sat

13256281_1009094129172285_6865304589632570948_nThe State BJP today celebrated the party’s victory in Assam amid distribution of sweets and dancing to the beat of drums by party activists led by State President & MLA Sat Sharma (C.A.) and other senior leaders. Congratulating the exultant and jubilant party activists on BJP’s historic victory in Assam, BJP State President & MLA Sat Sharma (C.A.) said that the goal of Congress Mukt Bharat set by Prime Minister Narendra Modi is fast approaching towards its realization and the day is not far when Congress will be totally wiped out from the country and would stand consigned to the history. He said that the victory in Assam reflects the resolve and confidence of the people in the programmes and policies of BJP-led NDA government at the Centre. He said that the BJP has also significantly increased its vote percentage resulting in capturing many constituencies in other states, where our party had no presence earlier.
Sat Sharma further said that the victory of BJP is also the outburst of the anger of the people against Congress, which had been winning on false promises and could not now mislead the voters, who taught it lesson and stood by BJP. Party leaders who took part in the celebrations included Karan Singh, Yudhvir Sethi, Pawan Khajuria, Dr. Narinder Singh, Harinder Gupta, Sanjay Baru, Aseem Gupta, Vikram Randhawa, Rajinder Sharma, Chander Mohan Gupta, Ramesh Arora (MLC), Balbir Ram Rattan, Bansi Lal Bharti, Suresh Jamwal, N.D. Rajwal, Lalit Moza, Rachhpal Singh, Arvind Gupta, S. Varinderjit Singh, Baldev Singh Billawaria, Ayodhya Gupta, Vinay Gupta, Parshotam Sharma, Jaidev Rajwal, Sunil Dogra, Sheela Handoo, Neeru Anand, Veenu Khanna, Anju Dogra, Ashwani Sharma, Sanjita Dogra, Indu Bhushan, Ajay Vaid, Bawa Sharma, Rakesh Mishra, T.N. Bhat, Chandji Bhat, Rekha Mahajan, Jaideep Samyal, Govind Sareen, Harbans Choudhary, Jeet Angral, Ludharmani, Kulwant Singh Bhatti, Ankush Gupta, Sat Pal Choudhary, Shallu Gupta, Veena Gupta and Sushma Gupta.

BJP Mahila Morcha convenes introductory meet

13260131_1009093485839016_8623201761693561107_nIn order to facilitate one to one interaction and develop mutual relationships for felicitation of party work, a meeting of the newly nominated State Office Bearers of BJP Mahila Morcha, under the aegis of its State President Purnima Sharma was held at Trikuta Nagar office. BJP State President & MLA Sat Sharma (C.A.), alongwith State General Secretary (Org.) Ashok Kaul, State General Secretaries Pawan Khajuria and Harinder Gupta, Mahila Morcha State President Purnima Sharma and Morcha Incharge Munish Sharma, chaired this meeting. Purnima Sharma introduced the newly nominated office bearers and other prominent leaders of the morcha and highlighted the party’s line of social action for their future guidance. Sat Sharma, while congratulating and welcoming these Mahila Morcha Office Bearers exhorted them to work dedicatedly for the party and reach every household, especially the womenfolk in their area of responsibility and apprise them of the PM Narendra Modi’s various schemes for their upliftment. They should lay down special stress on “Beti Bachao Beti Padao” abhiyan launched by the Central government. The efforts of the Morcha activists should inspire others to contribute their mite in this sacred social crusade. Womenfolk constitute half of the population of the country and their economic social and psychological state would determine the state of the entire society. In the given peculiar social conditions we must pay special attention to the problems and prosperity of the womenfolk. Ashok Kaul, in his address, said that it has been scientifically established the women are not inferior to men in any manner. The women have excelled and outdone men in many fields given the opportunity and the felicitation. These days girls have invariably outshined the boys in the 10th and 12th class examinations results. The morcha activists should not in any manner entertain the notion that they are lesser then the men. He advised the activists to take the party’s message and ideology to the remotest corner of the state and should ensure that there are party workers active up to the level of Polling booth, Ward, Mandal, District and State. Purnima Sharma assured that the Mahila Morcha will work wholeheartedly to reach the womenfolk in particular and educate them about the various welfare schemes launched exclusively for women and help them in availing the benefits of such schemes.

BJP Kashmir congratulates Modi, Shah and Madhav for Assam victory

download (1)Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Kashmir unit congratulated the party’s top leaders for making historic victory in Assam and ending 15 years of Congress rule in the north east state. “After counting began, the BJP alliance sprinted past the halfway mark and continued on their lead in more than 70 constituencies to emerge victories,” Media In-Charge Kashmir, Altaf Thakur said in his congratulatory message. He said BJP is all set to form government in Assam, along with poll partners and the credit for the victory goes to Narendra Modi, Party president Amit Shah and Ram Madhav. “It was only possible because of the efforts of Narendra Modi Ji, Amit Shah, Ram Madhav and Assam’s party leaders; and workers,” Thakur said. Thakur also congratulated its Chief Ministerial candidate Sarbananda Sonowal- who has won in Majuli- for this victory. “The state of Assam is a very important state of India when it comes to the politics, and governance of the country. Assam had an impact on the politics of the country, and BJP leadership is committed to usher new phase of development in the state,” Thakur added.

MLA Jammu east Rajesh Gupta takes a historic step by inaugurating a series of developmental works.

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MLA Jammu east inaugurates 21 water coolers at different places in different wards of the constituency. The move is being hailed by the people as water coolers would provide the much needed relief in the scorch heat as the summer is at its peak. Rajesh Gupta while speaking on the occasion said that he is thankful to the Hon’ble DyCM Dr. Nirmal Singh for his help and support in the developmental works undertaken by him. Rajesh Gupta assured the general public that he would install water purifier in each and every cooler so that people can enjoy cool and pure water at all times. The officials of JMC who accompanied the MLA included Health Officer JMC Dr. Zafar Iqbal, JE R.K.Koul and Tej Krishan Tangroo. The important personalities of the areas including the Principal of New Era Environmental School Maitri Jain, President Moti Bazaar Association Chandan Gupta, President Raj Tilak Road Romesh Gupta and President Lower Hari Market Association Ramesh Arora accompanied during the tour. Senior BJP leaders who accompanied the MLA included State Vice President Pramod Kapahi, Distt. President Baldev Singh Billawaria, General Secretary Sunil Dogra, Dalip Gupta, Girdhari Lal and Ashwani. The prominents who accompanied the MLA included Shashi Sapolia, Yash Abrol, Narottam, Vijay mehra, kuldeep, Prof. Sham, Rajinder ,Rajkumar, Chaman Lal, Varun Malhotra, Arun, Krishan Kapoor, Anita, Surinder Annand, Charanjeet, Sunil Gupta, Brijlal, Samson, Laali, Rakesh Bhalla, Ved Parkash Padha, Vidya Devi, Dhansaroop, Gopal, P.C. Gupta, Vinod, Swaran Singh, Gouri Shankar, Ravi Gupta, Amit, Ajesh Gupta, Rajesh Gupta, Nischal and Hardeep. The places where the water coolers were installed at an estimated cost of rupees 24.50 lacs are as follows. 1. Baba Lal Ji Chowk Circular Road. 2. New Era Environmental School, Circular Road. 3. Jullaka Mohalla Gov't.School. 4. Radha Krishna Mandir Pakki Dhakki. 5. Moni Baba Ashram. 6. Moti Bazaar, Gurudawara. 7. Meat Market, Moti Bazaar 8. Sabji Mandi. 9. Kaali Jaani Raj Tilak Road. 10. Sarajjan Dhakki. 11. Gali Gujjaran. 12. Raghunath Pura Mohalla 13. Indra Chowk. 14. Kaanji House 15. Upper Kaanji House. 16. Shaheed Bhagat Singh Chowk. 17. Partap Garh Mohalla 18. Paharian Mohalla. 19. Bazar Kasaban Govt School Gujjar Nagar 20. Press Club 21. Vikram Chowk.
 

Lal Singh for bringing accessible wildlife areas under eco-tourism

lalaMinister for Forests, Ecology and Environment Choudhary Lal Singh today chaired 10th meeting of the Standing Committee of State Board for Wildlife at Civil Secretariat here. The meeting was attended by all the senior officers from the Department of Wildlife, Department of Forests, Department of Revenue, BRO among other officials of concerned department. The meeting discussed threadbare various issues pertaining to the Wildlife Department of Jammu and Kashmir. The officials informed the Minister about the proposal for the construction of road from Chusmule-Dungti-FukcheDamchock by BRO using 161.76 hectares land in Changthang Cold Desert Wildlife Sanctuary. The Minister recommended the proposal, which would be now listed in the National Board for Wildlife. Another agenda discussed in the meeting was Optical Fiber Cables by the Network for Spectrum (NFS) Cell, Directorate General of Signals, Ministry of Defence. The Minister recommended that the officials should jointly survey the sites and come up with a detailed report over allowing the user agency for carrying out their work. In a supplementary agenda of National Large Solar Telescope, the Minister expressed happiness over setting up of such mega projects in the State. According to officials the project which is to be installed at world famous Pangyong Lake in Ladakh would help in research and attracting tourists. The Minister later told officials that there won’t be any compromise on the wildlife and forest areas. He directed officials to work in close tandem for protection of wildlife and forests across the State. The Minister directed the officers to immediately start fencing of the land and plant saplings of fruit plants, mulberry, Sisso, Tun, Amla, Guava, Jamun etc across the forest areas. He directed the concerned forest officers to develop view points in the land so that the locals could enjoy their spare time there. He issued instructions to bring reachable wildlife areas under eco-tourism sector and make a comprehensive plan to attract tourists to the State. He directed the officials to upgrade the existing facilities for the visitors and make these places more attractive. The Minister also called for creating special recreational facilities for the school children, who visit these parks for excursions etc, but without causing any harm to the natural topography.

Synchronization among all stakeholders pre-requisite for effective Master Plan: Kavinder

kavinderSpeaker Legislative Assembly, Kavinder Gupta, today convened an officers meeting to held detailed deliberation on Draft Master Plan-2032 of Jammu city. Minister for Industries and Commerce Chander Parkash Ganga, MLA Jammu West Sat Sharma, MLA Bishnah Kamal Arora, MLA Samba Dr. Devinder Kumar Manyal, MLC Ramesh Arora, Divisional Commissioner Jammu Dr. Pawan Kotwal, Deputy Commissioner Jammu Simrandeep Singh, Deputy Commissioner Samba Sheetal Nanda, Vice Chairman JDA Mubarak Singh and officers of various concerned departments were present in the meeting. VC JDA briefed the meeting about the broad contours of the draft Master Plan and highlighted various important issues envisaging further streamlining of this ambitious plan. On the occasion, Kavinder Gupta stressed for synchronized action from all stakeholders so that a perfect propeople plan comes out with enhanced basic services. He exhorted upon the concerned departments that all major changes which are to be incorporated in the new Master Plan should be properly re-examined strictly in accordance with the law. It was given out that the present revised Master Plan for Jammu city has been conceived to underline the vision of developing Jammu as a planned metropolis focusing on planned development, preservation of historic city, rejuvenation of urban environment, eradication of problems of transportation, housing, adaptive mixed use policy and appropriate provision of social and physical infrastructure. The meeting decided that adequate roads and flyovers, sewerage system, setting up of effluent treatment plants, waste management, construction of same-sized buildings, markets and institutions and proper use of detailed area plan be ensured in draft. Referring to centre’s keenness of preparation of all master plans with no shortcomings, the Speaker asked for framing GIS based master plan so that an accurate and updated Base Map of the planning area is ensured. Speaking on the occasion, the Industries and Commerce Minister Chander Prakash emphasized for involvement of expert consultants for proper survey of all aspects to be considered in the master plan. He asked to give special attention to inputs coming from all stakeholders so that the plan covers all emerging needs of present times besides meeting people’s aspirations.

CEC LAHDC Leh calls on DyCM

dcmDeputy Chief Minister, Dr Nirmal Singh today said various measures are underway to expedite development of Ladakh, its adjoining areas and several projects have been undertaken in this regard. The Deputy Chief Minister was interacting with a deputation of Executive Councilors of LAHDC (Leh) led by Chief Executive Councilor, Dr Sonam Dava. Commissioner Secretary PDD, Dheeraj Gupta, Councilors Tsering Wangdus, Dorjey Mutup and Tsering Sangdup were present on the occasion. Dr Singh said several flagship initiatives have been undertaken in housing and urban development sector to boost the development of the historic Leh region which would ensure that the people get the requisite amenities and the region comes up as a model area. He said necessary instructions have already been passed to the concerned executing agencies to ensure time bound completion of the ongoing projects. The Deputy Chief Minister further directed the Commissioner Secretary PDD to speed up the execution of various Power Development Corporation projects and also ensure that the already existing ones are functioning in a smooth manner. He said by time bound completion of these projects we would be providing the consumers adequate supply of power supply besides creating new job opportunities. Dr Singh also asked for speedy completion of the RAPDRP project maintaining that it would go a long way in augmenting the electric infrastructure in the Leh town besides strengthening the electric transmission system. He also called for replacement of the old wooden electric polls with the new ones. The Deputy Chief Minister further maintained that the Government is committed for the overall and holistic development of the State with special thrust on hilly and far flung areas. He said that ever since the PDP-BJP coalition took over special focus has been on time-bound completion of the ongoing projects in various sectors and also undertaking new ones and formulating detailed project reports for the other initiatives to be undertaken in the near future.

Yuva Morcha organised introductory meet of newly appointed State Office Bearers of BJYM Jammu Kashmir

13240055_1008577322557299_2379419716260997385_nBharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha organised introductory meet of newly appointed State Office Bearers of BJYM Jammu Kashmir, programme was organised under the leadership of BJYM State President Dr Suresh Ajay Magotra. BJP State General Secretary (Org.) Ashok Koul and Morchas Prabhari Munish Sharma graced the occasion. About 34 State Office Bearers from 3 Regions of the State participated in the day long meeting. Speaking on the occasion, Ashok Koul stressed upon to deeply understand the basic ideology of BJP and aim to reach last man in the society who is devoid of basic facilities in country. Ashok Koul further said that BJYM is backbone of organisation as youth work on forefront. He directed the newly appointed office bearers to reach to young community as Panchayat and urban local bodies elections are coming nearer and we have to work day night for success of party. Koul lauded that BJP is the only party which provides platform for young generation to contribute and work for nation. In assembly elections of Jammu and Kashmir which held year back we projected young faces as well as in LAHDC Elections out of 18 contestants 8 are from BJYM which is historic he added.
Addressing the office bearers, Dr Suresh Ajay Magotra said that we must be thankful to the party high command who provide us this opportunity work in BJYM. Magotra asked all the office bearers to reach masses regarding new policies launched by the Centre and state govts. Magotra also said that to save our young brothers and sisters getting involved in 3D culture (drink, dance and drugs), BJYM will initiate a state wide campaign to aware youngsters and parents regarding chemical drug menance. He further said that in the coming week onwards District units of BJYM will be constituted for smooth functioning of Morcha. Munish Sharma congratulated all the office bearers in new team and hoped that BJYM will work according to the expectation of the party and party is keeping vigil on every worker and its problems. Later mementos and tree saplings of Medicinal Plant Neem was gifted to all the new office bearers of BJYM and asked them to plant this saplings as contribution towards save trees campaign of PM Narendra Modi. BJYM State General Secretaries Vikas Choudhary and Tarun Sharma managed proceedings and arrangements of sessions.

Baldev Singh Billawaria, tour ward no.55 and ward no.52

13221701_1008575185890846_4146743375869059353_nDistrict President Jammu BJP Baldev Singh Billawaria, tour ward no.55 and ward no.52 along with PHE, PDD & JMC officials for listen the problems of people.

Cong responsible for plight of farmers: Tomar

BJP pc-iStating that the Congress ruled the country for maximum time after independence, BJP Kissan Morcha National President Vijay Pal Singh Tomar held it responsible for the present plight of the farmers. Addressing media persons at party headquarters at Trikuta Nagar, Vijay Pal Singh Tomar said that the Congress remained in power on its own or in alliance at the Centre for decades but unfortunately its anti-farmer programmes and policies forced the migration of the farmers to towns and cities for earning livelihood. Tomar said that the farmers, who earlier constituted 82 per cent of the country’s population has reduced to merely 62 per cent. The migration of the farmers to cities, because of lack of infrastructure, irrigation facilities and quite reduced income agriculture were posing great challenges. The agriculture had become unprofitable job because of the wrong policies, which were anti-farmer during the Congress rule for most of the period after independence. Thus the farmers were being compelled to commit suicide because of unimaginable loan burden on their heads. He narrated that the NDA government led by Atal Behari Vajpayee had initiated the job of connecting the rivers not only to curtail the floods but also to provide sufficient water for irrigation purpose throughout the country. But the scheme was abandoned during the Congress rule of past 10 years. Terming the present BJP-led NDA government as pro-farmers, Tomar said that many decisions have been taken with the objective of ensuing early and maximum compensation of crop losses caused by natural calamities. He further added that looking at the poor conditions of the farmers and with a view to raise their income and standard of living a number of pro-farmer steps have been initiated by the present NDA government led by Narendra Modi. The steps taken includes Deen Dayal Gramin Vidyut Yojana, PM Fasal Beena Yojana, Kissan Credit Card, drive to dig new ponds and tube wells, construction of toilets in the village, providing free gas connection to the poor villagers etc. Vijay Pal Singh Tomar said that Narendra Modi has assured electricity in every village by 2018, which would be a great achievement. Morcha State President Rajinder Singh Chib, Vice-President Pavinder Gupta, Morcha General Secretaries Capt. Kasturi Lal Sharma and Sunil Dutt Sharma were also present in the press conference.

Pre-1953 is an imaginary proposition: Prof. Virender

Prof. Virender GuptaJ&K BJP State Spokesperson, Prof. Virender Gupta, strongly criticized the repeated statements of Farooq Abdullah, Omar Abdullah and other leaders of NC that the government at the centre in connivance with the PDP leadership is eroding the J&K autonomy as granted under Article 370 and added that the statements are misconceived, against the facts and being issued to mislead and provoke the Muslim community of the Valley with an only objective to recapture the politically lost space in the Valley. He said that National Food Security Act (NFSA) and National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) are the examples being enhanced to prove their point. He said that the state government is not bound to accept NFSA, in fact, N.N. Vohra, the Governor of the state, during the Governor’s rule, modified the same while looking at the demands and requirements of the people of the state and the Chief Minister immediately after taking over further enhanced the quantum of ration that was to be delivered to each family. Prof. Virender said that ”Do Farooq and Omar want that none of the students of J&K should appear in the examinations conducted by the central agencies, like IAS, Banking examinations, Railways recruitment examinations, examinations conducted for recruitment in army and other para-military forces, for recruitment in universities and research centres and in such like other examinations of Government of India outside the state?” and further questioned that are these leaders against the Kashmiri students appearing in CAT/ MAT examinations to earn eligibility for MBA courses within the state and outside the state. He added that they had objected to the Sainik Colony, which was proposed to be constructed for the Sainiks who hold the state subject. Prof. Virender said that it is foolish to consider that these steps would erode the Autonomy of J&K state granted under Article 370. He stated that the demands of greater autonomy and pre-1953 position as demanded by NC leaders have become irrelevant after J&K adopted its Constitution in 1957 and in particular, after 1975 accord between tall leader of National Conference, Sheikh Mohamed Abdullah and Mrs. Indira Gandhi, the then Prime Minister of India. He said that It is ridiculous to talk about the erosion of Article 370 by the NC leaders in the light of fact that Sheikh Abdullah in his second term of power agreed to the findings of D.D. Thakur (the Deputy Chief Minister in Sheikh’s cabinet), who in his one man committee report had stated that the central laws and institutions, which were extended to J&K after 1953 were beneficial for state and its people and needles of the clock cannot be turned back. Prof. Virender reminded the NC leaders that out of about 45 Amendments in State Constitution, about 14 were made after 1975, when NC was in power. The leaders must know that the people of Jammu region, Ladakh region and about 50 percent population of the Valley, which includes Gujjar, Bakarwal, Shias and the minority communities, do not endorse the demand of greater autonomy and in fact they are against the demand and want abrogation of Article 370. The leaders must also realize that the Kashmir region constitutes merely about 16 percent of the area of Indian part of J&K state. Prof. Virender advised the National Conference leaders to understand the realities of the day and do not nurture hypothetical presumptions and adopt the policy of bringing the Kashmiri people in the national mainstream, instead of indulging in activities that strengthen the separatists and anti-India forces.

Kavinder rescues casual labour from sealed shop at Govindpura

20160518_140418Speaker J&K Legislative Assembly and MLA, Gandhi Nagar, Kavinder Gupta on Wednesday came to the rescue of a poor chap at Govindpura area of his constituency. Local shopkeepers of the Chatha went on strike due to the imprudent attitude of the administration, the shopkeepers reported that the Tehsildar South in violation of the powers vested in him behaved like a dictator. The Tehsildar behaved in such a manner that there is no one above him in the department, he called the JCB and directed to remove all the shops of main road without any prior notice which are there for the last more than 40 years describing that the actual width of the road is 100 feet . The matter was brought to the notice of the Speaker and he immediately visited the area along with the SDM, South and took cognizance of the issue, Gupta was informed that Tehsildar along with the concerned Patwari and Naib-Tehsildar came there and started threatening the shop keepers that all their shops are illegally constructed and he is going to dismantle them. After getting stiff resistance from the locals, the Tehsildar started sealing the shops in a haphazard manner and during this whole episode one casual worker got locked in the sweet shop which was sealed by the Tehsildar. The Speaker in the presence of SDM got the labour person rescued from the shop and directed him to initiate enquiry as how this all thing happened; without any prior notice to the shopkeepers under whose influence the revenue officers acted in such slapdash way. Gupta assured the people that there is nothing to worry about and the whole thing will be investigated in a fair manner and strict action will be taken against the guilty. Later on the assurance of the speaker the shopkeepers lifted their protest dharna and also expressed their gratitude to him for his timely intervention.

Daljit Singh Chib undertook the extensive tour of Asar

13256078_1008435152571516_1147971209322147628_nDaljit Singh Chib Minister of State, Vice Chairman J&K State Advisory Board for Development of Kisans along with Dr. S.S. Jamwal, Director Agriculture Jammu, undertook the extensive tour of Asar, Bagar of District Doda and Mansar, Batote of District Ramban to assess the damages of crops namely Maize, Beans tomatoes, Bitter guard and other crops due to the Cloud burst. The Vice Chairman personally visited the fields where crops got damaged due to cloud burst in twin Districts. He further added that he will press for the compensation to the farmers whose crops got damaged. The Vice Chairman advised the farmers that they should take benefit of Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana which has been recently launched by the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India. While addressing he said that farmers are the real force behind the scene of the State’s economy. He said that Government has initiated numerous measures for welfare of the farmers. He said that the Board has been set up to function as a bridge between the Government and the farmers to address their issues expeditiously. He said that Government was giving due attention towards the problems of farmers by taking up various activities to improve their economic conditions. The Vice Chairman assured the farmers that Union Ministry of Agriculture is keen to see J&K as the self sufficient in the field of Agriculture and Central Government is providing sufficient funds to boost the Agricultural economy of the State. Prominent among those who accompanied the Hon’ble Vice Chairman Daljit Singh Chib were Shashi Paul Goswami State Executive Member BJP, Govind Ram Sharma, Raj Kumar Sharma, Hushar Singh Mandal President Asar, Amit Kumar Sharma Gen. Sec. Mandal Asar, Shaliander Singh Secretary Asar, Kuldeep Singh Numberdar and others.

J&K: Pragmatism is the Need of the Hour, Brig Anil Gupta

Anil Gupta copyThe issues like NFSA, NEET, Establishment of Sainik Colonies in Srinagar, honourable return of Kashmiri Pandits to Valley and settlement of West Pakistan refugees and the positions taken by various political parties and the separatists has brought to fore a very important question. Do the people of Jammu & Kashmir want to join the rest of the nation on the path of growth & development, enjoy dividends of peace and live a dignified life or they want to continue to remain in the era of backwardness, poverty, lawlessness, terror and lead a life full of fear and uncertainties? I for one and am sanguine majority of my fellow citizens are interested in the former. I can understand and accept the position taken by the separatists on these issues because they have no ideology of their own. They only speak the language of their masters sitting across the border and hence have no choice but to repeat what their akas want them to say? Pakistan is no friend or well -wisher of the people of Jammu & Kashmir. Its intentions viz a viz Jammu & Kashmir are aptly clear, “If you can’t get it, destroy it.” Pakistan having failed miserably to annex the state through four wars and tree decade old proxy war backed by state sponsored terrorism, it is now embarked on the path of destruction. Having successfully destroyed the cultural identity of the state based on diversity, tolerance and mutual love and respect for each other, it now wants the state to remain underdeveloped and plunge it into the dark era of medieval thinking. This strategy also suits Pakistan to supress the voice of the people of POJK (so called Azad Kashmir) and Gilgit-Baltistan and legitimises the loot of its natural resources and exploitation of their poverty stricken population. Pakistan furthers its interest in our state through the Hurriyat and hence rhetoric of its leaders of all hues and shades do not surprise me at all and can be dismissed. What are baffling are the statements of the leaders of so called mainstream political parties who owe allegiance to the Constitution of India and its unity and integrity. Why are they becoming a party to Pakistan’s strategy; is it to please Pakistan or for their narrow selfish political ends? Either way it is not in the interest of the majority of the people of the state who want to restore the state to its pristine glory and enjoy the dividends of peace. These politicians have mastered the fine art of making issues out of “non-issues” to remain in limelight lest they are forgotten by the people. Jammu & Kashmir known as the “heaven on earth” is rich in natural resources and has numerous tourist destinations but is unable to generate financial resources adequate enough to run the affairs of the state. It has vast potential but is unable to exploit the same because it woefully lacks adequate infrastructure. The mutual distrust between the three regions of the state also hampers its development. The vast reservoir of youth wants jobs which are very few in numbers. The misguided youth of the valley wants to shun violence but do not find a worthwhile alternative. The government of the day is grappling with these problems. The Central Government has announced a massive, unprecedented financial package. Is this the panacea? In my view the answer is “NO”. The state needs to develop self-sustaining economy. It needs to create jobs. It needs to develop the state into a major tourist hub for Recreational/Pleasure, Pilgrimage, Heritage, Adventure, Border, Health, Handicraft, Horticulture, Rural and Wildlife tourism both for international and national tourists. Tourism being a labour intensive industry provides a very vast scope for employment opportunities which would facilitate in overcoming the problem of unemployment in the State. Tourism is regarded as multi-segmental industry; therefore it provides different types of jobs like hotel managers, receptionists, accountants, clerks, guides, travel agents, drivers, chefs, transport operators etc. It also encourages private entrepreneurship. It will not only contribute to state’s domestic income generation but generate foreign exchange as well. However, the state does not have the wherewithal to directly involve itself in running the tourism industry. The participation of the private sector both from the within and outside the state is a pre-requisite for achieving the desired aims. The government jobs are limited and hence cannot satisfy the aspirations of the unemployed youth of the state. There is a need to create jobs. As mentioned earlier tourism sector is one of the major sources of employment generation but that by it would not be sufficient to create the adequate number of desired jobs. As per an estimate there are about six lakh unemployed youth in the state and it tops in unemployment rate among the North Indian states. Suffice to deduce that other sources of employment generation need to be tapped. While industry is a known source of employment generation, jobs are also created as a by- product of infrastructure development. Software industry and a few start-ups as part of “Start Up India” need to come up in the state. For promoting health tourism, we need to create medical institutions of excellence with renowned doctors and Para-medical staff so that coupled with the salubrious climate of the state these institutions become a major attraction for the cash-rich foreigners. Another sector in which the state can excel is the education sector. There are numerous places in the state that are suitable for opening public schools and higher centres of learning with boarding and hostel facilities on the pattern of popular boarding schools in Himachal, Uttarakhand, Maharashtra and Tamilnadu. But why is J&K lacking in these assets and facilities. Why is it that despite fervent appeals made by all the Chief Ministers the big business houses/ software industry are chary of investing in the state? Despite huge amount of financial support from the central government why the infrastructure (both economic and social) continues to be in shambles and state’s tourism potential has not been harnessed to its full capability? Many would blame poor governance and rampant corruption for the same. While these may be contributory factors but are not solely responsible. Let us accept the fact that we lack in-house resources both capital & talent. We may be able to raise buildings but our hospitals and educational institutions would not be able to deliver without qualified super specialists and renowned educationists. There is no denying the fact that we do not have adequate in-house talent and there has to be enough motivation for talent from outside the state to make the all- important decision of re-location. The main cause is Article 370 and Article 35A of the Constitution of India. In fact these Articles have become raison d’etre for some of the valley- centric political parties. These temporary provisions of the constitution are acting as a hindrance to the economic growth of the state. The time and situation as it prevailed when these acts were enacted have changed. The need of the hour is to be more pragmatic in the larger interest of the state rather than being narrow minded and exploit the provisions for petty political gains. The argument that any sort of relaxation would result in demographic reversal of the state is flawed, motivated and intended to promote separatism. Rules will have to be relaxed to provide incentives for investors and professionals to attract them to the state. To promote investment in industrial sector land on long term lease will have to be provided to the industrialists. I appeal fervently to the political leadership of the state to face the reality and be more open & practical for the holistic development of the state. Otherwise, the future generations would hold them responsible for all their woes. (The author is a Jammu-based political commentator, columnist, strategic and security analyst. He can be contacted at [email protected])

Black Topping work was started by Aseem Gupta State Secretary BJP in Trikuta Nagar Sector-2

13260162_1008425975905767_3265423051770674360_nBlack Topping work was started by Aseem Gupta State Secretary BJP in Trikuta Nagar Sector-2. He said that MLA Kavinder Gupta is committed for development of his Gandhi Nagar constituency. He want to make this constituency to be best developed constituency in J&K. Aseem Gupta said that this constituency from last 12 years was developed in name plates and not in ground and people were fooled in the name of development of this constituency by previous MLA. Ward President Vijay, District President Baldev Singh Billawaria and District Gen. Sec. Vinay Gupta along with prominent people of area was present. Prominent people were Bunty Singh, Ranbir Singh, Amrik Singh, Baldev Gupta, Sham Lal, Puran, Harmeet, Manmeet and Ajay.

MLA starts tourism related works at Sarthal, Bani

baniJeevan Lal, MLA Bani accompanied by Dr. Bharat Bhushan, Chief Executive Officer, Lakhanpur Sarthal Development Authority, Executive Engineer, Lakhanpur Sarthal Development Authority, Tehsildar Bani & other officials today visited beautiful Sarthal Valley and laid the foundation stone of a tourist hut at Sarthal meadow which has captivity beauty. Dr. Bharat Bhushan, Chief Executive Officer, Lakhanpur Sarthal Development Authority apprised that the Department of Tourism has taken up this work in tune with the resolve of the State Government to develop tourism infrastructure in lesser known & virgin areas. To be constructed with an estimated cost of Rs.37 lakhs, the three bed room Tourist Hut with attached bathrooms & provision for a living room & care-taker’s room will provide facility to the tourists visiting the area from mid April to mid November every year when the climate at Sarthal is pleasant. Besides it will provide facility of stay to the devotees visiting Kailash Kund Yatra which is organised every year in August, September. Jeevan Lal MLA Bani while speaking on the occasion thanked the Tourism Department for raising infrastructure in the area which was very much required. He asked the officials of Lakhanpur Sarthal Development Authority to ensure quality work in a time bound manner. He hoped that Department will take steps to develop more tourism infrastructure in Bani & Sarthal areas. A large number of locals and officials were present on the occasion.

Deputation of Kathua Industries Association calls on DyCM

13239328_1008309195917445_3784401613155249697_nVarious measures underway to boost industrial sector: Dr Singh A deputation of Industries Association Kathua called on Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Nirmal Singh here today and projected several demands related to the Kathua Industrial Estate and overall industrial scenario in the State. The Minister for Industries and Commerce, Chander Parkash Ganga, Commissioner Secretary, PDD, Dheeraj Gupta and other senior officers and office bearers of the association were present in the meeting. The deputation highlighted several demands including the shortage of power at Industries, New Industrial Estate at Ghatti, Railway Bridge over Hatli Road, convening of Development Commissioner Power's meeting regarding the clearance fortnightly and also the connectivity issues of the BSNL. Deputy Chief Minister assured the deputation that all their genuine demands would be taken up at an earliest. He said that Government is committed to boost industrial scenario in the State and in this regard several schemes have also been undertaken besides the concept of single window clearance has also been introduced so that the aspiring entrepreneurs do not face any inconvenience and get the requisite NOCs in a hassle free manner. Dr Singh further said that 24X7 supply of electricity is being given to the industrial estates and the necessary instructions have already been passed to the concerned officers of the PDD to ensure that adequate amount of electric power is provided to these units. He said besides this several other industry friendly measures have also been undertaken.

Sat Sharma starts developmental works at Shant Nagar area of Ward 35

13239214_1007873899294308_1877209053350970458_nPutting his level best to provide basic amenities to residents of Jammu West Assembly segment, State President BJP and MLA Sat Sharma (CA) started construction works of Lanes and Drains at Shant Nagar area of Ward Number 35. Accompanied by a large number of people including officials of JMC (Jammu Municipal Corporation), Sharma started the works in the presence of local residents and political activists of the area as well. The works will be done under the supervision of JMC at an estimated cost of around Rupees 19 lakhs where MLA has contributed 9 lakhs from his CDF (Constituency Development Fund) scheme and rest is covered under the plan of municipal corporation. The lanes which will be covered under the same are Tower Lane, Mast Kalandar Lane and repairs of adjoining Lanes as well. Speaking on the occasion, Sat Sharma said that development is running in all spheres of Jammu West and that day is not far enough when whole Assembly segment will be bloomed into a model Constituency of the State and for that the cooperation of the masses is necessary. He said that all 26 Wards of the Constituency have been kept on priority and developmental works are in progress in all wards of Jammu West. He stated that it is his prime duty to serve the masses and it will be seen that no area of Jammu West is ignored and development will reach every nook and corner of the Constituency. Sharma also toured the adjoining lanes of the area as well and he directed the officials of JMC to jot down the works to be taken up in the area.The residents also thanked the MLA for solving their grievances. Ex En Central Division JMC Prabodh Sharma, AEE Rajeev Pandoh, JE Satish Malla, Kuldeep Magotra, Ayodhya Gupta,Vijay Sharma, Yash Pal Mantoo, Ashish Sharma, Sunita Gupta, Sahil Gupta, Balwan Singh, Purshottam Khajuria, Brij Mohan, Jai Singh Chib, Rajeev Dubey, Sanjay Gupta, Balbir Gupta, Ram Ji, Asad Malik, Satbir Singh, Romesh Chander, Kishore Kumar, Bahadur Singh, Atul, Ankush and several others were also present.

Manyal takes over as SC Morcha President

13254127_1007873089294389_6673906096803439749_nIn a programme held at party headquarter at Trikuta Nagar, Jammu, Bharatiya Jananta Party MLA from Samba Dr. Davinder Manyal took charge as State President of BJP Anusuchit Jaati Morcha in presence of BJP State President & MLA Sat Sharma, State General Secretary (Org.) Ashok Koul, State General Secretary Dr. Narinder Singh, Senior leaders Bansi Lal Bharti and N.D. Rajwal. Sat Sharma, while speaking on the occasion, said that the BJP has set up Anusuchit Jaati Morcha with an objective to provide a platform within the party which has direct liaison with the people belonging to Scheduled Caste community and work for the redressal of their grievances. He said that the community has posed faith in BJP by returning seven MLAs to the State assembly and the party is well aware of this contribution. Ashok Koul said that only such political party is successful which takes along all the sections of the society. BJP has constituted Morcha and Cells within the party in order to get more closer to people belonging to different communities and associated with different professions in life. He said that BJP is a party which is “Sarv Sparshi” in real sense. He expressed hope that the Morcha will further mobilize the members of SC community to strengthen BJP. Dr. Davinder Manyal, while expressing gratitude to the party for showering new responsibility, assured to work whole heartedly for the down trodden and marginalized people. He said that various centrally sponsored schemes have been launched by Narendra Modi government, many of which are meant for economic upliftment of the SCs, which displays concern of Central government for these sections. Bansi Lal Bharti spoke on the discrimination meted out to Schedule Caste people by the Congress and NC for decades in the state. N.D. Rajwal said that BJP is the only party that takes keen interest in the development and progress of weaker sections under the banner “Sabka Saath Sabka Vikaas”.

Sat Sharma (C.A) has nominated Chand ji Bhat as President of Kashmir Displaced District

Lotus Logo copyBJP State President & MLA Sat Sharma (C.A) has nominated Chand ji Bhat as President of Kashmir Displaced District Unit of the party. Kashmir Displaced District has been constituted by the party with the objective to cater to the requirements of addressing the various issues confronting the displaced people from valley. Sat Sharma expressed the hope that the new incumbent will further enhance the utility of the District for the displaced people as well as party. Chand ji Bhat assured the party to put his best efforts to work for the displaced people and strengthen the organization while heading the district.

Reach the beneficiaries of welfare schemes: Sat

13221482_1007872152627816_1334244333896948426_nSome Prabhari, Seh Prabhari for districts nominated BJP State President & MLA Sat Sharma (C.A.), alongwith Member of Parliament Shamsher Singh Manhas, State General Secretary (Org.) Ashok Kaul and State General Secretary Dr. Narinder Singh, while chairing a meeting of State office bearers, discussed various developmental projects and welfare schemes launched by PM Narendra Modi led government. He asked the district Prahbaris and Seh Prabharis to visit their respective districts and highlight these achievements in the public adding that the government at the Centre is completing two years on May 26 and programmes at different levels should be planned across the state. Sat Sharma said that main focus in these programmes will be to highlight the achievements of the Union government and meeting with the beneficiaries of various welfare schemes to get feedback and the experiences of the people during the two years governance of Narendra Modi. Shamsher Singh Manhas said that the Centrally sponsored schemes have been extended to every nook and corner of the state of Jammu & Kashmir like other states and the party activists has to educate the masses about the people friendly programmes and policies of the Narendra Modi led NDA government. Sat Sharma also announced the nomination of some state office bearers as Prabhari and Seh Prabhari. Rajni Sethi has been nominated Prabhari for Jammu District, Aseem Gupta for Jammu Rural district, Anil Parihar for Udhampur district, Rajeev Charak for Ramban district, Jugal Kishore Gupta for Jammu West district, Som Raj Khajuria for Doda district. Similarly, Anuradha Charak has been nominated as Seh Prabhari for Jammu District, Rakesh Gupta as Seh Prabhari for Samba, Praduman Singh as Seh Prabhari for Akhnoor and Rajinder Gupta as Seh Prabhari for Rajouri.

BLACK TOPPING OF LONG PENDING SIOT – KALAKOTE ROAD : RAVINDER RAINA

13239231_1007871439294554_2841682491519090811_nA long pending demand of Kalakote residents since 20 years ago about blacktopping of Siot-Kalakote road was today soved by Honb’le MLA Noweshera Sh. Ravinder Raina. Raina kick started black topping of Siot-Kalakote Road in presence of XeN PWD S.Vikram Singh, and other officers of the department including AEE PWD Shokat Ali & JE PWD Rajiv Suri. Ravinder Raina, while taking a dig on the previous regime of NC-Congress, said that the previous government always thought of their personal benefits and gave a hard blow on the face of common man by indulging in corrupt practices and doing low quality work which made the life of common man miserable. Raina added that this time no compromise will be done with the quality of work and special care will be taken in its execution. The life of the roads is also going to increase and it is not going to break down easily, he added. Raina also added that this road will be very helpful for the people living far away villages and local residents. Raina said that BJP is committed to develop each and every sector of every nook & corner so that we can fulfill the dream of our Honb’le Prime Minister Sh. Narender Modi “SABKA SAATH, SABKA VIKAS”. Raina said that in upcoming days we will develop Nowshera Constituency in all spheres whether PHE, PDD, PWD, R&B or any other. Raina also thanked Modi Ji for releasing efficient funds & resources for J&K so that developmental projects will take place.

Vibodh Announces Support From CDF for Community Hall at Dassal Shiv Gufa

13240655_1007857725962592_606925079303840364_nBJP Senior Leader and MLC Vibodh Gupta conducted a extensive tour of Dassal area in Rajouri and had a interaction with local people there. During this tour MLC accompanied by senior party leaders met various deputations and heard the problems of the local people of various border villages in the area. During this tour MLC also visited the famous and historic Shiv Parivar Gufa where he has accorded a rousing reception by the members of the Gufa Management Committee and locals. Addressing the gathering there, Vibodh announced a support of Rs. 5 lakh from his CDF for a community hall for the Dassal Shiv Parivar Gufa. He said that this shrine is a historic shrine and a large number of people visit this shrine. He further added that if proper attention will be given to the development of this shrine then this shrine has to potential to become a major tourist attraction for the tourists visiting the Pir Panjal area. He called upon the tourism department to give seriousness towards the development of this shrine as this deserves to become a iconic tourist spot. Vibodh further said that past two years of Modi Government has strongly positioned the country on the development path and border villages of Pir Panjal are also becoming part of this developmental movement led by Hon’ble PM Sh. Narinder Modi. He further added that he will put all his efforts and energy to ensure that such historic places get the recognition which they deserve and this will become possible when these pces are properly developed with good facilities. Dr. Gopal Sharma, President of the Dassal Shiv Gufa Management Committee thanked MLC for his visit and hoped that his visit will bring a new hope for the development of this famous shrine. During this visit Kewal Sharma, Sarpanch Dassal, Atam Gupta, Kamal Bakshi and Bashir Bhat accompanied the MLC.

Cooperative Cell meeting held at Bishnah

13233102_1007824399299258_8291446088497456143_nCooperative Cell meeting held at Bishnah. The Meeting was chaired by Varinderjeet Singh BJP State Cells Incharge,H.S. Pummy BJP State Convenor Cooperative Cell and Sushil Sharma had been appointed as Cooperative Cell District Incharge R.S Pura.

MLA distributes cheques among cloudburst hit people

Lotus Logo copyMLA Chenani Dina Nath Bhagat today visted cloudburst affected area at Kud and talked to the people who were affected in this natural calamity and assured them that all help would be given to them by the Government. Thereafter he distributed cheques to the people who were affected in this natural disaster. MLA Bhagat also announced C.D.F. amounting to Rs. 10 lakh for victims of the cloudburst. Bhagat was accompanied by District Administrative officer and B.J.P. Mandal President Deepak Gupta and other party leaders.

Bali stresses on quality of works, optimal utilization of funds

13263739_1007683745979990_4075592210862099714_nRs 135.12 cr annual plan approved for Kishtwar The District Development Board Kishtwar which met under the chairmanship of Bali Bhagat, Minister for Health and Medical Education today approved a plan outlay of Rs 135.12 crore for the year 2016-17. Minister of State for Transport (Independent Charge) and Science and Technology Sunil Sharma, Member Legislative Assembly G M Saroori, Members of Legislative Council, Sajjad Ahmed Kichloo, Firdous Ahmed Tak, Naresh Kumar Gupta, Sham Lal Bhagat, Vice-Chairman State Advisory Board for the Development of Scheduled Castes, Bhushan Lal Dogra, VC State Advisory Board for the development of Kissans, Daljeet Singh, Vice-Chairman , State Advisory Board for the Development of Gujjar and Bakerwal, Ch Zaffar Ali, Secretary Health and Medical Education Dr. Mandeep K Bhandari, District Development Commissioner G N Balwan besides various HoDs also attended the meeting. The Minister exhorted upon the officers to put in their sincere and dedicated efforts for effective implementation of various Government sponsored schemes so that benefits of the same could be percolated down to the targeted population. He also directed the officers to ensure that proper monitoring mechanism is put in place within their respective jurisdictions so that desired results are achieved on ground . Mr. Bhagat called upon the officers to adopt proactive approach and remain at beck and call of the people so that their grievances are redressed promptly. Reiterating the commitment of the present Coalition Government to provide improved and better amenities to the people of the state, the Minister said that adequate funding will be provided under various sectors like PHE, PDD, RDD, Health, R&B and Education. Stressing on the need to ensure judicious and optimal utilization of funds, the Minister directed the officers to adhere to the fixed timelines for completion of the various developmental projects .He further directed the officers to conduct frequent visits to remote and far flung areas of the district for ensuring quality of works on ground. For providing best medicare facilities to the people, the Minister said that the District Hospital would be equipped with latest diagnostic machines, adding that adequate medical and para-medical staff will also be provided so that the people of the district could get best healthcare facilities at district hospital. For easing traffic congestion in the city, the Minister directed the district administration to identify suitable land for establishment of bus stand so that people do not face any inconvenience. While reviewing the progress of Naigad Water Supply Scheme the minister directed the Chief Engineer PHE to gear up its men and machinery for completing the Water Supply Scheme within stipulated time frame so that adequate drinking water facilities could be provided to the people of the district. Minister for Transport (Independent Charge), Science and Technology, Revenue, R&B Sports, Sunil Sharma directed the officers for 100 percent utilization of funds provided under the district plan, State plan and other Centrally sponsored schemes. He impressed upon all the heads of the departments and sectoral officers to ensure implementation of all the DDB decisions in letter and spirit. Legislators also spoke on the occasion and highlighted various demands and issues related to public during the meeting. Earlier, District Development Commissioner Kishtwar, G N Balwan briefed the meeting about the physical and financial achievements made by different departments during the previous financial year.

Jugal inaugurates new ticketing counter block at Jammu Airport

13255933_1007680449313653_2138435771661926890_nNew Airlines ticketing counter complex at the Jammu Airport was inaugurated today by Member of Parliament, Jugal Kishore Sharma. These newly constructed counters at the entry gate of Jammu Airport shall provide the much needed ticket booking facilities to the public without going through the hassles of security checks. In addition to the ticket booking, other facilities such as ticket printing, entry tickets, facility of post office and Airport Pass Section shall also be available at the main entry gate of the Airport. Speaking on the occasion, Jugal Kishore Sharma said that these ticketing counters are a welcome change at the airport and shall alleviate some of the passenger woes. Airport Director Jammu, D K Gautam said that the new ticketing counter complex is the first achieved milestone of the Jammu Airport Terminal Building Expansion Project and shall make the facilities like ticket booking, Airport entry pass section, post office etc more accessible to the people of Jammu. He also said that the new Arrival hall of the expanded Terminal Building is going to be commissioned shortly.

MLA Rajiv Jasrotia attended a public meeting at Shivpuri, Kathua

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A Public Meeting was attended by MLA Rajiv Jasrotia at Shivpuri, Kathua. In the meeting Party Workers and Local Residents were also present.

BJP Mandal President Ajay Baru to resolve the dispute of the allocation of medical dispensary and other problems

13245208_1007388302676201_998710515593513101_nOnkar singh Sarpanch of Lattorry Dhanori Panchayat along with local residents invited BJP Mandal President Ajay Baru and the local unit in which State Executive Member Shashi Gupta , District Vice President Rakesh Heera and Mandal General Secretary Pt. Shiv Jamwal and Secretary Rakesh Sharma to resolve the dispute of the allocation of medical dispensary and other problems like transformer and water supply . Addressing their Baru called on AEE PDD and inform people that new upgraded transformer from 25 kv to 100 kv will be installed within 24 hrs and for dispensary he will update MoS Ajay Nanda and will place it accordingly where it is suitable for public at large . Pt Shiv Jamwal also educated the panchayat about new Centre Govt. schemes like Scholarship , Kissan Bhima Yojana Sulabh Shouchalya Scheme etc. Master Hans Raj,nArun kumar, Sanjay Sharma, Sonu Sharma, Sukhdev Singh and many prominent citizens were present in meeting.

State BJP constitute 19 departments

BJP Meeting at Trikuta NagarA meeting of State BJP office bearers was held in state office at Trikuta Nagar under the chairmanship of the State President & MLA Sat Sharma (C.A). The State General Secretary (Org.) Ashok Kaul also shared the dias. In the meeting the Incharge of various programmes initiated by the party apprised the members about the various functions conducted and actions taken for the achievements for the issues respective programmes. The office bearers were told about the 19 departments that have to make functional by each state by providing the appropriate persons as Incharge of each department as per the directions of the BJP National President Amit Shah. The departments so identified are Department of Good Governance & Central State Coordination, Department for Policy Research, Media Department, Media Relations Department, Training Department, Department for Political Feedback, Department for Political Programme and Meeting, Library & Documentation Department, Department for Disaster Relief & Assistance, President’s Office Tour & Programme, Department for Development of Publicity Literature, Department for Coordination of Trusts, Department for Election Management, Department for Coordination with Election Commission, Department of Law & Legal Affairs, Department for Party Journal & Publications, Department for Coordination of IT, Website & Social Media Activities, Department for International Relations and Department of Ajeevan Sehyog Nidhi.
Rajni Sethi, Vikram Randhawa, Er. Ghulam Ali Khatana, Rajinder Sharma, Chander Mohan Gupta, Prof. Virender Gupta, Brig. (Retd.) Anil Gupta, Balbir Ram Rattan, Arun Gupta, Jai Dev Rajwal, Rajeev Charak, Mohan Singh Chouhan, Narotam Sharma, V.K. Sethi, Onkar Seth, Rajneesh Jain and Rakesh Mahajan have been assigned the responsibility to ensure the functioning of each department as Incharge. Sat Sharma and Ashok Kaul asked the concerned persons, who have been made Incharge of different departments, to prepare the report on the departments allotted to them specifying the targets. They said that the efficient functioning of each department shall go in a long way to strengthen the party at organizational level as well as at the ground level. Therefore, each Incharge owes an obligation to deliver up to the best of his/her capability and efforts.

Sat, Jugal inaugurates BJP district office

BJP office InaugurationBJP State President & MLA Sat Sharma (C.A) alongwith State General Secretary (Org.) Ashok Kaul, Member of Parliament Jugal Kishore Sharma and District President Ayodhya Gupta inaugurated the office of Jammu West District in the premises of Pt. Premnath Dogra Bhawan, Kachi Chawni, Jammu. Sat Sharma, while speaking on the occasion, said that an office of a political party is the place where programmes and politics are discussed and various activities are operated. It also serves as a bridge between the party and the people and redress their problems besides creating favourable opinion of the party in the public. He asked the workers and the office bearers, in particular to make the regular schedule of their availability in the office in order to attend the grievances of the public. He said the party workers are the messengers and face of the party in the public. Therefore, they have to be conscious of their actions in the public life and set a good example before the society. Ashok Kaul said that provision of an independent office equipped with modern facilities is the need of the time and the party at national level has decided to setup such offices in each district for the convenience of the workers and the public.Jugal Kishore Sharma that Pt. Premnath Dogra Bhawan is an historic building with which is attached the long and colourful past of the party. It is also witness to various agitations, protests and achievements. He asked the district team to maintain the sanctity of this place, which is the temple of faith for crores of party activists and the people, throughout the country. The proceedings of the inaugural function were conducted by District General Secretary Sanjeev Sharma.

Jammu East Mandal held a felicitation programme to honor the newly elected convener and Co-Convenor today

1 (1)MLA Jammu East Rajesh Gupta was the chief guest on the occasion and Distt. President Baldev Singh Billawaria, General Secretary Sunil Dogra and senior leader Vijay Gupta were mainly present. Rajesh Gupta while speaking on the occasion said that, in1998 I was elected as ward president and today I am elected as MLA from Jammu east due to the trust and confidence reposed in me by the people of this constituency. Rajesh Gupta said that the only way to win the trust of the people is by working hard with sincerity and dedication. Some more announcements were made in the occasion. Rajinder Gupta was appointed as the Secretary Jammu east Mandal ,Vijay Mahajan as Vice President East Mandal, Dwarka Nath Gupta as Publicity Secretary East Mandal and Sunny Sehgal as Secretary East Mandal. On the ocassion the senior BJP leaders who attended the function included Shiv Kumar Gupta, Ashwani, Sanjay Mahajan, Prof. Shyam, Pradeep Sharma, Arun Sethi, Rajesh, P.C.Gupta, Gokul Kohl, Chaman Lal, Praveen Kerni, Yash Abrol, Chandan Gupta, Vijay Mahajan, Ramesh Sharma, Surinder Anand, Suresh Bharti, Ravi Singh, Ved Prakash, Padha, Rajesh Nischal, Hari Om, Rajinder Gupta, Sunny Sehgal, Charanjeet, Balbir, Bodh Raj, Gopal and Ashwani Gupta.

Priya calls for improving facilities for tourists at Gulmarg

13165883_1801198640108654_3169042672146212910_nInspects various Tangmarg schools Minister of State for Education, Tourism, Horticulture, Floriculture and Parks, Priya Sethi today visited State's prominent tourist spot Gulmarg and took stock of the infrastructural and other facilities for the tourists. During her visit, the Minister met various delegations including locals, visitors, hoteliers and others and said that the Government will take all necessary steps to develop this Valley's important tourist spot as one of world's best tourist destinations. She instructed the concerned authorities to establish a trauma centre for addressing medical needs of the visiting tourists. The world famous Ski resort should have a full fledged medical trauma centre so as to cater to emergency needs, she added. She said Government will upgrade infrastructure and other facilities to attract high end tourists to Gulmarg and to make their prolonged stay here. The Minister also held a review meeting with MLA Gulmarg Abaas Wani, MD JK Cable Car Corporation Nazir Mir, Asst. Director tourism Dr.Alyas and other officers and obtained the feedback about the activities of this important tourist destination. She issued instructions to the concerned to install message boards at various locations conveying important information to the tourists regarding their turn for Gondola ride and availability of essential services. She also directed for developing fabricated shelters for the visitors at Gandola sites (Phase-I and Phase-II) to make their use during the rain and bad weather. She also directed for creating more recreational and public utility facilities for the tourists at these sites. She called for setting up of WiFi facilities and customer care numbers for the visiting tourists, adding that pony rate lists should be placed at different locations in the resort. She stressed on ensuring cleanliness and hygiene and directed for proper waste disposal. Later, Priya Sethi visited several Government schools in Tangmarg and inspected infrastructure and academic facilities available to the students. On the recommendation of the MLA Gulmarg, Priya directed the concerned officers to work out a plan for clubbing schools so that the students get better teaching facilities and improved infrastructure is made available to all the students. Interacting with the people, the Minister said that all the Government schools would be equipped with infrastructure like computer labs and smart classes to enable the students of these schools get academic facilities at par with some of the best private educational institutions in Kashmir.

Lal Singh stresses on development, beautification of Mantalai

9650db01-02ce-4cf5-b361-34eae3757b4fMinister of Forest, Ecology and Environment, Ch. Lal Singh conducted an extensive tour of Mantalai and Udhampur areas. Principal Chief conservator of Forest, A.K Singh, Conservator East Circle, B M Sharma, General Manager State Forest Corporation A.K Tickoo, Director Environment O.P Sharma and Joint Director FPF and others officers of different departments were present on the occasion. During his tour, the minister listened to the grievances and problems of the people of Narsoo, Basht and Gouri Kund villages and issued on the spot directions to the concerned officers for the redressal of the same. Addressing the gathering, the Minister emphasized the need of strong coordination between the administration and the people for effective implementation of various welfare and development programmes which, he said is pre-requisite for growth and progress of an area. He asked the officers of Forest Department to launch plantation drive along the road side and also directed for the proper fencing of forest land. He asked them to take necessary steps to stop unauthorized dumping in the forest area. He further directed the concerned authorities for the development and beautification of Mantalai by planting different ornamental and fruit plants. The Minister stressed upon the wild life officials for proper maintenance of Mantalai Deer Park and prepare DPRs for the construction of helipad, guest house and SFRI at Mantalai. In order to attract more tourists, the Minister directed the concerned officers to provide better transport facilities and road connectivity.

Sham kick starts blacktopping of road, lays foundation of model village

32ff8098-ada6-4d51-8187-7f3507e654e3Minister for PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control, Sham Lal Choudhary today asserted that the Government is committed to ensure enhanced facilities to the people in every nook and corner of the State with emphasis on border and rural pockets of the three regions. The Minister stated this after inaugurating Rs 1.50 crore blacktopping work on 3.5 km length road from Badyal to Kotli Arjun Singh to Katyal Gate. Later, the Minister laid foundation stone of model village at Sai Kalan which will be developed at an estimated cost of Rs 15 crore. The panchayats including Sai Kalan, Talhar, Chak Mulla, Baispur/Parlah, Magowah and Dewan Garh would be developed on modern lines in a phased manner. He also started the construction work of 150 feet lane and drain at Sai Kalan. Addressing a huge gathering after launching the development works, Sham said that Government has taken several initiatives for the up-liftment of farmers and rural economy through a series of State and Central sponsored schemes. He said that Central Government is generous in providing funds to carry forward flagship programmes and enhancing the livelihood of the poor masses. He called upon the local administration as well as PRIs to ensure greater public participation in every developmental endeavor initiated in line with the broader policies of the Coalition Government. The public of the area put forth various problems and demands including up-gradation of roads, enhancing discharge capacity of lift irrigation schemes, release of wages of daily rated workers, new ration card and school up-gradation. The Minister assured the public that the macadamization and blacktopping work on Sai Kalan road will be started within a week's time and the other demands will also be fulfilled in a phased manner. He asked the people to maintain close coordination with the officers as well as public representatives to ensure better development of their areas. He also directed the officers to attend people's problems on priority and achieve the targets within time frame. He said that the Government was tirelessly working for the development of far-flung areas by providing better civic amenities and other social infrastructure. Earlier, the Minister chaired a senior officers meeting to review the water supply position of Jammu city. He stressed on the concerned officers to launch a mass awareness to educate the people about the judicious use of water and its shortfall due to extreme hot weather conditions across the State. He directed the concerned engineers to mobilize the field staff to check illegal connections and plug the leakages, if any to save the water for public usages. He asked the engineers to monitor and check up the water tankers service through GPRS system to avoid misuse of the tankers. The Minister was informed that presently the construction work on 19 tube-wells in Jammu city is under progress and some of them are nearing completion. He directed the executing agency ERA to complete all the tube-wells in time bound manners. He hoped that after commissioning of new tube-wells, the shortfall in water supply will be improved. He stressed upon the concerned officers to work with more dedication and honesty and also sought cooperation from people for proper maintenance of water supply schemes. Among others, Chief Engineer, PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control, R.K. Gandotra, Superintending Engineer Urban, Sunil Kumar Gupta, Executive Engineers City-I and II, Executive Engineer ERA and other officers and engineers of concerned department were present in the meeting.

Media’s healthy role will ensure good-governance: DyCM

page323Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Nirmal Singh today said media should discharge healthy role in ensuring good-governance across the country. The Deputy Chief Minister was speaking at MahanayakSharda Samman organized by Clean Media Foundation, Mayuri Auditorium, CMPDI, Ranchi. He said that the onus lies on the media fraternity to discharge their duties in a healthy manner by educating the masses as well as informing the executive about the measures to be taken for a healthy and smooth functioning of the Government. Dr Singh said that the role of media has increased manifold in the present time and they should come forward and contribute their bit in making the society free from social evils besides, also serving as a watch dog to arrest the various corrupt practices as may be present in the particular set up. The Deputy Chief Minister further that the media being the fourth pillar of the democratic set up should suggest the measures to be taken for making governance more effective and people friendly besides also ensuring that the various initiatives being undertaken for the masses are effectively implemented by creating the necessary awareness about them through developmental journalism. Former Jharkhand CM Arjun Munda, Jharkhand Ministers CP Singh, Urban Development, Raj Paliwar, Labour and Employment, Ramchandra Chandravanshi, Health, Saryu Rai, Food and Civil Supply and Parliamentary Affairs, Louis Marandi, Social Welfare, Nilkanth Singh Munda, Rural Development and Mamta Singh were also present. Other dignitaries were BHU VC Prof. Girish Chandra Tripathi, CCL CMD, Gopal Singh, CMPDI CMD, Shekhar Saran and several journalists like UNI Varta Assistant Editor Ashok Upadhyay, Editor, Dabang Times, Mumbai, Neelkanth Paratkar and Press Trust of India, Jammu Bureau Chief, Anil Bhatt. Clean Media Foundation is a reputed Non Government Organization dedicated to the cause of positive journalism in and across the world and it is chaired by Prof. Sudhakar Dixit, a President's Awardee of 2015 for Indian Philosophy and Sanskrit. On the occasion, Deputy Chief Minster gave away awards to people in various fields for doing exemplary work. Press Trust of India, Jammu Bureau Chief, Anil Bhatt was awarded for his services in journalism filed.

District Secretary Srinagar Hilal Jan addresses party workers in Eidgah Constituency, Srinagar

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BJP District Secretary Srinagar Hilal Jan addressed party workers at Eidgah, in which he highlighted the achievements of BJP in the state and centre as well. Hilal said that BJP has introduced many centrally sponsored schemes for the welfare of common masses, Hilal also said that dozens of people friendly schemes launched during PM Narendra Modi’s rule because of which lakhs of people have been benefitted. Quoting some of the schemes, Hilal making a fervent appeal to the party workers to serve as a bridge between the public and the government and said that it is duty of each one of us to reach the common masses and educated them about various schemes launched by Narendra Modi’s led govt. Hilal assured them every kind of support from the government and expressed hope that BJP led government would fulfill all their genuine demands.
 
 

Establishing new hospitals milestone in J&K’s health sector: Balbir

Balbir Ram RattanStep to provide succor to patients at local level The initiative of the Union Ministry of Health & Family Welfare for establishment of new medical colleges attached with existing Referral/District Hospitals, is indeed one more step towards providing standard health care facilities to the needy people in their own districts in Jammu & Kashmir. This was stated by BJP State Spokesperson Balbir Ram Rattan, while terming this initiative as historic, added that it will not only help in treatment of the ailing people but save precious lives in the event of mishaps in these districts. “The establishment of medical colleges at district levels will prove to be milestones in the health sector”, Balbir said. It also reflects the concern and commitment of Prime Minister Narendra Modi government to ensure that no one is deprived of availing best treatment without travelling long distances for the same. Balbir said no doubt the capital cities of Jammu and Kashmir state have Soura Institute at Srinagar and GMC Hospital in Jammu and these institutions have better facilities of treatment but similar facilities are not available in hospitals which are far away located in districts and as a result a large number of patients are frequently referred to Jammu or Srinagar. This not only poses inconvenience to the patients and their attendants, many of whom cannot afford frequent visits to Jammu or Srinagar, but also creates pressure on the government hospitals which usually face full occupancy. Balbir further said it has been seen that most of the people, particularly who meet accidents in hilly and far flung areas, when taken to the nearby District, Sub District Hospital or Primary Health Centre, are immediately referred to capital cities with an excuse of lack of required facilities to treat them. Many a times, the people who get severely injured, succumb to their injuries before reaching the referred hospitals. Expressing hope that the three new hospitals, for which foundation stones have been laid at Rajouri, Anantnag and Baramulla, will be constructed at the earliest equipped with the modern infrastructure, Balbir said that the commissioning of these hospitals will provide succor to patients of the state at local level besides creating job opportunities for the medicos.

Sofi yousuf visits Pahalgam Constituency addresses public inaugurates devlopment works

13240735_1006769386071426_1153445355544672974_nBJP Senior leader and MLC Sofi Yousuf visits Veersaran, Wulerama, Sofipora, Chadrigaam and other villages of Pahalgam Constituency and also inaugurates development which are constructed out of his C.D.F. While addressing public Sofi said he is committed to do all round development of this constituency as this constituency is neglected by all representatives who took vote from these people and never returned back. He said he is working round the clock to serve the people ,only not of this constituency but also people of other constituencies too. He further highlighted the achievements of Centre and State Government in last two years. Local residents gave warm welcome to Hon'ble M.L.C by singing songs. He was accompanied by others leaders Mohd Sidiq Khan , Muzaffar Ah Katoo,Lateef Ah Khan,Mohd Yousuf Akad,P.N Pandita and others.

Khalid Jahangir visits Ganderbal, listen grievances of people

13092198_268272343505739_3501615036008589916_nBharatiya Janata Party (BJP), State Spokesperson, Khalid Jahangir visited Ganderbal to access the ground level situation of people on the spot and forward the genuine grievances’ to the concerned officials to address them. Khalid trekked two-miles to reach to the common people in the area, where he met different villagers- listen their issues and address them. A delegation under the banner of Rangil Welfare Committee, Ganderbal met Khalid and appraises him about their grievances’ “Electric wires, poles and roads are in dilapidated condition, we appeal government to issue the same,” Khalid was told by the Rangil Welfare Committee. Khalid took the stock of the situation and assured them that BJP was committed to address them. The delegation also demanded that a play field for the youth be developed on the SKUAST land in the area. Khalid was accompanied by Bashir Ahmad, District Ganderbal; Pir Farooq, District General Secretary; Mohammad Altaf, Media Secretary; Abid Hussain, Constituency President Ganderbal and others.

MLA Rajesh Gupta laid the foundation stone of a parking project at the historic Mubarak Mandi near Old Mahafazkhana

13173885_1006762622738769_5184671072510260113_nThe much awaited parking project is estimated to cost rupees 15 lakhs. Rajesh Gupta while speaking on the occasion said that he is so thankful to the Hon'ble Deputy CM Shri Nirmal Singh who took up this project in the shortest possible time to rid Jammu city from the problem of traffic congestion. Rajesh Gupta in his address also acknowledged the positive contribution of Div.Com.Shri Pawan Kotwal and also thanked the worthy Comissioner JMC Mrs. Mandeep Kour for taking keen interest in this project. Rajesh Gupta was accompanied by State Mahila Morcha President Purnima Sharma and social activist Surinder Aggarwal and Pappu Raina.leading social activists of the area Subhash Sangra,Veenu Khanna and Krishan Kapoor were also present on the occasion. Rajesh Gupta while speaking on the occasion said that he had said at the time of elections that he would work tirelessly to solve the problem of traffic congestion and today's project is a step in that direction. There are more such projects in the pipeline in the days to come. The officials of the JMC ,Xen Joginder Singh,AEE Gurcharan Singh and JE R.K.Koul were present on the ocassion. BJP leaders who accompanied the MLA included Dilip Gupta,Prof. Shyam,Shashi Sapolia,Ashwani,Naresh Pradhan,Kuldeep, Girdhari Lal,Vijesh Bharti,Rajinder Gupta, Chaman Lal,Rajesh Nischal,Hari Om,Gokul Koul,Ravi Singh and Ved Prakash Padha.

MLA Doda visits Boys Higher Secondary School

13241233_1006549726093392_8681628263592379137_nIn order to boost the morale and encourage the students for their active participation in different curricular activities, MLA Doda Shakti Raj Parihar visited Boys Higher Secondary School Doda. Principal Tanveer Ahmed Wani along with the students of the School gave a warm and cordial welcome to the MLA. ACR Doda Ranjeet Singh, Deputy Director Employment Shahida Praveen, Captain Sangram Singh 10 RR, Principal Girls School Doda Shahida khan besides other senior officers accompanied the MLA. MLA during his visit to the one of the model schools in Doda district interacted with the staff and the students, and took stock of entire gamut of infrastructure, availability of teaching faculty, and other related facilities available at the school. Speaking on the occasion, Parihar appreciated the school authorities for their dedication, sincerity and supporting nature to the students. He said that extracurricular activities are as important as academics for over- all personality development of the students. He announced Rs 5 lacs for upgrading related facilities at the institute and assured them of every possible help in future.

Prof. Sham Gupta nominated Ward Convenors and Co-Covenors

Lotus Logo copyBJP Mandal President Prof. Sham Gupta in consultations with BJP Jammu District President Baldev Singh Billawaria and Jammu District General Secretary & Prabhari East Mandal Sunil Sharma, nominated Ward Convenors and Co-Covenors. For Ward No. 1, Suresh Bharti has been nominated as Convenor and Ashwani Gupta as Co-Convenor. For Ward No. 2, Sashi Sapolia is Convenor and Ramesh Gupta is Co-Convenor. For Ward No. 3, Yash Pal Abrol is Convenor and Amit Khanna is Co-Convenor. For Ward No. 4, Chandan Gupta is Convenor and Sanjeev Jain is Co-Convenor. For Ward No. 5, Chaman Lal Mehra is Convenor and Bobby Kumar is Co-Convenor. For Ward No. 6, Vijay Gupta is Convenor and Bodh Raj is Co-Convenor. For Ward No. 7, Surinder Anand is Convenor and Chananjeet is Co-Convenor. For Ward No. 10, Suresh Kumar is Convenor and Ashok Gupta is Co-Convenor. For Ward No. 11, Parveen Kerni is Convenor and Amit Gupta is Co-Convenor. For Ward No. 15, Raj Kumar is Convenor and Gain Sharma is Co-Convenor. For Ward No. 19, S. Gurcharan Singh has nominated as Convenor and Vinod Gupta as Co-Convenor.

BJP TRAINING CELL MEET HELD AT BJP OFFICE TO DISCUSS FUTURE PROGRAMS

13174083_1006124442802587_215168048829902125_nTrikuta Nagar Jammu to discuss future programs. The meeting was held under the leadership of State Convener KR. Rajeev Charak. The State Co-Convener Subash Bhagat & prominents Parshotam Sharma, Keshav Dutt Sharma, Jag Dev Singh, Ishant Gupta, Monika Khosla, TN Bhat & Naresh Jasrotia were present in the meeting. Kr. Rajeev Charak conduct the meeting and said that National Meeting of State Conveners & CO-Conveners will going to hold at New Delhi on May 17, 2016 to review the progress of the Pt. Deendayal Upadhyaya Parshikshan Mahabhiyan 2015. Charak said that the main agenda of this meeting is that we have to complete Parshikshan Mahabhiyan before the month of August in the State. Charak said that we have to launch training programme in all districts of our state till the month of July & after that State Training Programme will hold in the month of August. Subash Bhagat thanked all those who were present in the meeting.

Vibodh Terms the Medical College for Rajouri a Historic Development Initiative

Vibodh GuptaBJP senior leader and MLC Vibodh Gupta today during a interaction with media persons at Rajouri termed the tomorrow’s foundation stone laying ceremony at Rajouri a historic developmental step for PirPanjal. He said that there is a wave of happiness among the common poor and marginalized people of Rajouri and Poonch. He said that this good news has come to people after decades of wait. He thanked the union minister for Health and Family Welfare, Jai Prakash Nadda and Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti for allocating funds for this medical college. Vibodh further informed that the foundation stone of this medical college will be laid at proposed site at Mara near Jawhar Nagar Rajouri by union health minister and Chief Minister of Jammu & Kashmir. On this occasion Dr. Jatinder Singh, Union Minister of State for the Development of North eastern Region and Atomic Energy along with Bali Bhagat Minister for Health and Medical Education and Jugal Kishore Sharma MP Jammu Poonch constituency along with a host of other dignitaries will also remain present. Vibodh further added that such historic and landmark developmental initiatives are in line with the vision of Hon’ble PM NarinderModi who always wants the developmental of far off boarder areas. He hoped that this medical college will go a long way in mitigating the sufferings of common man of PirPanjal as this will also bring in world class medical facilities to this remote border area. He informed the media persons that the recently announced many developmental projects like tunnel on the Mughal Road and maximum share under CRF for the roads of RajouriPoonch is a indication of the seriousness that Central and State Governments are giving to make PirPanjal a model area. Such developmental activities will boost the tourism in the area and will also transform the economic condition of this region. On this occasion MLC said that such developmental activities will also bring in tremendous employment opportunities for the youth of Rajouri and Poonch and asked them to avail such opportunities. He requested the local people and party leaders to come in large numbers at the foundation stone laying ceremony of the medical college as a mark of gratitude towards Central and State Leadership for giving PirPanjal such a wonderful gift.

Rajesh Gupta toured the Prem Nagar area in ward no.7

13173858_1005516772863354_5856181384988563479_nMLA Jammu East Rajesh Gupta toured the Prem Nagar area in ward no.7. Rajesh Gupta along with other BJP leaders and activists of Jammu East Mandal visited all the areas of Prem Nagar and on reaching lane no.6 near Jogi Gate held a Janta Darbar and listened the problems of the residents of the area. The residents of the Jogi Gate area and Prem Nagar highlighted the various problems faced by the people of the area. The most common problem raised by the people of the area was concerning the entrance in the area including the problem of drainage, street lights and gratings. Rajesh Gupta sanctioned the fixing of street lights on the spot and also gave instructions to the CTO for fixing gratings and also issued a letter for preparing estimate for other civil works in the area. The president of Prem Nagar Residents Association Sanjeev Gupta and Jeet Lal and the president of the Prem Nagar Shopkeepers Association Raj Sharma welcomed the MLA on arrival in the area. Rajesh Gupta while speaking on the occasion said that Sab Ka Saath Sab Ka Vikaas alone would raise the status of all individuals in the society by way of economic emancipation. The prominent who participated in the function included Sunil Dogra, Ramesh Sharma, Bansi Lal Bhatt, N.D.Rajwal,Surinder Anand, Charanjeet, Gulshan Mahajan, Balbir, Gopal, Kuldeep, Prof. Shyam, P.C.Gupta, Chaman Lal and Ravi Singh.

Jaidev Rajwal attended meeting at National Digital Operation Center (NDOC)

13177283_1006083529473345_9023004643243772223_nBJP State Incharge IT and Social Media Jaidev Rajwal attended meeting at National Digital Operation Center (NDOC), New Delhi which was chaired by BJP National Gen. Sec. Arun Singh and attended by NDOC members Vikas Singh, Neeraj Jha, Nakul and Pankaj. Arun Singh explained in details the importance of membership data and how it can be helpful in the coming elections. Arun Singh told Jaidev Rajwal to rectify the errors in data if any with best possible means and to use Mahasampark Abhiyan forms so that it can be set right for use in the coming days. NDOC members gave complete presentation on the work to be done. Later on Jaidev Rajwal had meeting with BJP National Head IT and Social media Amit Malviya where detail discussion held on Digital Assets of the State BJP along with strengthening of Social Media Team upto Booth Level in the entire State so that the achievements, schemes of the Centre and State Govt. and other programmes of the Party reaches upto the masses. Amit Malviya invited Jaidev Rajwal for an All India Information Technology meet to be held on 22nd May, 2016 at BJP National Headquarters, 11 Ashoka Road, New Delhi followed by Social Media volunteers meet in Mavalankar Hall, Constitution Club, New Delhi, which will be addressed by BJP National President Sh. Amit Shah.

Baldev Singh Billawaria toured Chatta Barmeeni area of Gandhi Nagar Constituency

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BJP District President Jammu Baldev Singh Billawaria toured Chatta Barmeeni area of Gandhi Nagar Constituency along with Mandal President Gandhi Nagar Ankush Gupta, Luder Mani Sharma and listened the problems of the people. People of the area demand that they are facing the acute shortage of portable water and said that there the work of 3 tubewells were started but not has been completed till today. Whereas this village is hardly 12 km from Jammu city but no basic requirement of the village has been fulfilled since independence. Approach road of this village is in very bad condition but nothing has been done from past 16 years. Baldev Singh Billawaria also visited the Govt. High School and listened the problems of school staff and teachers also. They demanded for the boundary wall of school and shortage of staff in the school. Similarly visited the under construction building of village Panchayat Ghar Chatta and assured the people and Sarpanches and Panches for the early completion of work and to handover the building of Panchayat Ghar to village Panchayat. Billawaria assured the inhabitants of the area that their all genuine demands will be brought to the notice of Hon'ble Speaker and MLA Kavinder Gupta and concerned departments. He said that previous Govt. ignored this area on the name of development and BJP is committed to overall development of the Gandhi Nagar Constituency. Others who also attended the tour were Tej Raj Sharma, Bhushan, Kuldip Raj and residents of concerned area.

A meeting was held at Baba Da Talab, Marh

fe4f14b0-3780-49b8-9b91-c914d0c0c0abA meeting was held at Baba Da Talab, Marh for awareness of cleanliness of talab and to save the life of Fishes, person who attended the meeting are Sate Pesident Kissan Morcha, Rajinder Singh Chib alongwith Vice President, Chuni Lal and Ram Lal, General Secretary, K.L. Sharma and Sunil Dutt, Cashier, Ashok Sharma, Media Incharge, Sahil Seth, Mandal President Mahila Morcha Marh, Anita Langeh, Officials of Fisheries Department and Local Residents.

Charanjeet Singh Khalsa inaugurated Nallah Pully

267191e3-9f31-4bed-9ece-900dd307c0f1Hon'ble MLC Charanjeet Singh Khalsa inaugurated Nallah Pully which connects Maa Kaali Nagar and Karan Bagh for the betterment of the residents of the concerning area in the presence of Karamjeet Singh, Rajinder Singh, Makhan Singh, Gurmeet Singh, Gagandeep Singh and others. He also assured them that BJP will continue developmental works in the coming time for the welfare of the inhabitants of the State.

Kavinder Gupta inaugurated construction work of Lane and Drain at ward no. 51, Channi, Jammu

e714cace-9d54-4848-bbc2-cdd18c6fcb65Hon’ble MLA and Speaker Kavinder Gupta inaugurated construction work of Lane and Drain at ward no. 51, Channi, Jammu.

A meeting was held at Ramgarh

61e0eb58-49be-409f-8e75-a4bde88be72fA meeting was held at Ramgarh, in this meeting 13 Ward Presidents were elected for Municipal Committee, Ramgarh in the presence of Mandal Pardhan Narinder Sharma, Dharam Pal and Subash Verma and others.

Football tournament inaugurated by Hon’ble MLA Kathua Rajiv Jasrotia at Hiranagar, Kathua

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Football tournament inaugurated by Hon’ble MLA Kathua Rajiv Jasrotia at Hiranagar, Kathua.

Baldev Singh Billawaria interacted with people at District Jammu BJP

c1339fad-0125-4dc5-acf6-047ffe546395BJP District President Jammu Baldev Singh Billawaria along with Gen. Secretary Vinay Kumar Gupta interacted with people at District Jammu BJP Office Kachi Chawni.

Govt keen to ensure industrial development in J&K: Ganga

Lotus Logo copyMinister for Industries and Commerce, Chander Parkash Ganga said that Government was keen to bring industrial development in the State. The Minister undertook an extensive inspection tour of south Kashmir's Pulwama and Anantnag districts. The Minister was accompanied by Minister of State for Industries and Commerce, PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control and Power Department, Syed Farooq Ahmed Andrabi, Commissioner/Secretary Industries and Commerce, Shailendra Kumar, Director Industries and Commerce Kashmir, Nazim Khan, Director Handlooms, Rajesh Sharma and others. Inspecting the Industrial Growth Centre Lassipora, Pulwama, the Minister reviewed the progress of construction of bund which was sanctioned with multiple purposes of restoring waterways in the flood effective areas, providing protection from consecutive floods, and reclaiming and consequently expanding the industrial area by adding approximately 1,000 - 1,500 Kanals of land under the flood safeguards. The Minister directed administration to conserve the green belt around the construction site from both construction and mining activities as such belts are necessary to mitigate the climatic changes that occur in association to projects of such scale. He was also apprised on the moratorium on commercial mining as per the guidelines enshrined in SRO 105 in effect for three month period. Visiting IGC Lassipora, the Minister took serious note of delay in execution of the projects. He issued directions to the construction team and General Manager SIDCO to strictly adhere to the project timeline with its July 1, deadline by ensuring an enhancement in the deployment of machinery and human resource. A weekly progress report in this regard was also ordered for keeping a tight vigil on the progress of the construction. Once the 400 Kanals CPC is fully established, 30 units will be allotted plots of different dimensions to enhance the production capacity of the industrial estate. Taking stock of developmental projects at Industrial Estate, Vessu Qazigund, Chander Parkash Ganga scrutinised the procedure of allotment of 176 plots to the prospective unit holders. The Minister also issued instructions to cement plants while surveying the upcoming unit of JK Cement at Athwajan. Other matters taken up included scarcity of electricity, pending lease deeds, eco-friendly machines and infrastructure, retrieval of land under encroachment, broken fencing and alike.

Jasrotia inaugurates blacktopping of roads, lanes

b220adde-3ee9-4f5c-9826-76778ec52d4cTaking forward the agenda of development in his constituency, MLA, Kathua Rajiv Jasrotia inaugurated black topping of roads and lanes and underground drains and additional drains with the cost of Rs 30 lakh at Krishna Colony, Kathua. While undertaking tour of the area, various deputations met MLA and expressed their gratitude for fulfilling this long pending demand of their area and put forward some more demands pertaining to development. Addressing the locals, MLA said, it was his priority to fulfill the needs of the residents of Kathua Constituency and every requirement related to development was taken up on priority and the works pertaining to improvement of power and water supply, construction of lanes and drains and enhancing other civic amenities had already been taken up and would be completed in a time bound manner. The MLA said that he is well aware of the requirements of the people and has been working day and night for the welfare of the constituency. He asserted that ensuring enhanced facilities to the people in every nook and corner of the constituency with emphasis on the most neglected parts is the main mantra of his working. He instructed the officers to speed up the pace of work on all ongoing projects and complete them within shortest possible time. Stressing on the need for special attention on the infrastructural development and proper implementation of the welfare programs, he asked for greater public participation in every developmental endeavor initiated by the administration to achieve tangible results on the ground. On the occasion, MLA said that this time no compromise will be done with the quality of work and special care will be taken in its execution. He himself will supervise the work so that the quality can be maintained and people don't have to suffer in the future. The life of the roads is also going to increase and it is not going to break down easily, he added. MLA said that he has promised to make this constituency a model one and providing good roads is the first step towards that direction. He appealed to the residents of the area that if they find anything mischievous in the execution of the work they can directly come and register complaint with him. MLA instructed the concerned department to complete the work in time and also take care that traffic doesn't get interrupted due to this work.

Nanda assesses people’s grievances

Lotus Logo copyMinister of State for Finance and Planning, Information Technology, Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, Ajay Nanda convened a public meeting to assess the grievances of the people at Panchayat Ladda Kund in block Tikri here today. A large number of people attended the meeting and putforth their demands which include upgradation of High School Jungle Gali and Middle School Jadserkote, road connectivity, electricity, blacktopping of the road from Muttal to Kund. Addressing the gathering, the Minister instructed the concerned officers to address the genuine demands and problems of the people on priority basis. He exhorted upon the people to avail maximum benefit of Centrally and State sponsored schemes and the State Government security schemes. Among others, ACD Udhampur Joginder Singh, TSO Moungri and officers of various departments and prominent citizens were present on the occasion.

Lal Singh calls on Union Textiles Minister

page520Minister for Forest, Ecology and Environment Choudhary Lal Singh met Union Textiles Minister Santosh Kumar Gangwar. Choudhary Lal Singh briefed the Union Minister about the State crafts in general and the world famous Basohli pashmina shawls and Kashmir's Kani shawls. He apprised him of several issues envisaging further boost to these waorld famous craft besides telling him about certain problems being faced by the weavers of the State. "Our world famous Pashmina Shawls can be improved and that too on lower costs if the industry is provided with sufficient and improvised machines in the State itself," Singh told the Minister. The main problem of the people associated with this craft is lack of sufficient raw material, he added. Responding to the problems of Pashmina and Kani shawl weavers projected by Lal Singh, the Union Minister assured that all possible help would be provided to them so that they can further boost their production and economy as well. The Union Minister assured Lal Singh that the Union Government would explore possibilities for establishment of raw material manufacturing units for Pashmina in Basohli and for other crafts in Kashmir province. The Union Minister informed that Centre is making all out efforts to increase the number of weaver training centres for women entrepreneurs in the State besides enhancing the funding for modern looms and opening up of Weaver Service Centre in Basohli . The Union Minister also assured the Minister that Centre would provide all possible help to weaver community of Basohli and Kashmir under textile sector so that they would be able to earn enough to live a dignified life. Santosh Kumar Gangwar informed that Government of India is also initiating various empowerment programmes for women weavers across the country.

Sunil Sharma gives Rs 50 lakh for immediate start of work

Lotus Logo copyMuch awaited airstrip in Kishtwar gets Govt’s nod In a major development, which will transform the developmental profile of Kishtwar district, the State Government has cleared the proposal mooted by the Minister of State for Transport, Science and Technology, Sunil Sharma for construction of airstrip in the Kishtwar town for start of much-needed air service. The construction of airstrip at historic Chowgan ground in Kishtwar was the long pending demand of the people and all the previous Governments only made this their election agenda with no serious step on the ground. However, Minister of State for Transport, Science and Technology, PWD, Revenue, RDD and YSS Sunil Sharma, who is also MLAfrom Kishtwar, translated his promise with the people by obtaining formal approval from the Government. "Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti, who is also Minister Incharge Civil Aviation Department of the State, has given nod to the proposal for construction of 900 meters long and 20 meters wide airstrip at Chowgan ground at an estimated cost of Rs 2.75 crore", Sunil Sharma said. In order to facilitate immediate start of work on the airstrip, the Minister has provided Rs 50 lakh from his Constituency Development Fund and remaining funds would be released in near future in order to facilitate completion of work during the current financial year. Heritage Aviation and Prabhatam Aviation have already been roped in by the Minister so that after construction of airstrip they begin exercise to start service of 26-seater fixed wing aircrafts between Kishtwar and other parts of State particularly Jammu. Stating that air-service would transform the developmental profile of the Kishtwar district, the Minister said that over 30 kanals of land is being acquired for making the run-way compatible for higher seating capacity aircraft. "We are initiating steps to overcome the darkness of past 60 years in the Kishtwar district and airstrip is one such measure", Mr Sharma said, adding "the airstrip is also imperative as due to poor condition of Batote-Kishtwar road the district remains cut-off from rest of the State during rainy seasons". Reiterating present Coalition Government's commitment for fast development of hilly and remote areas, the Minister said that Government has taken several innovative measures to revolutionize all round development of such far-off and hilly areas, which were neglected by the previous Governments. He said up-gradation of basic amenities with thrust on education, healthcare, power supply, drinking water and road connectivity was the first priority of the Coalition Government across the State. The Minister said that Centre and State Governments have launched several welfare schemes for socio-economic transformation of weaker sections of the society and urged people to come forward and take maximum benefits by such schemes. He said that with the formation of the Narendra Modi Government at the Centre, a number of projects have been launched for the overall development and welfare of the people across the country. Similarly, PDP-BJP coalition in the State too has been working towards mitigating the sufferings of people, he added.

Steps underway to upgrade electric infrastructure: DyCM

Lotus Logo copyDeputy Chief Minister Dr Nirmal Singh reiterated the Government's resolve to ensure adequate and uninterrupted power supply to the people. He said steps are underway to upgrade and augment the existing infrastructure in the power sector. The Deputy Chief Minister was speaking at a review meeting convened to discuss upgradation of transmission network in the State. Chief Managing Director, Power Grid Corporation of India (PGCI), I S Jha, Executive Directors of the Corporation and other senior officers were present in the meeting. The Deputy Chief Minister directed the officers of PGCI to ensure speedy completion of the new transmission lines so that the power supply can be augmented by importing more energy and ensuring its proper distribution. He said PGCI should hold regular meetings with the officers of the PDD so that various works taken up by the Corporation are completed within the stipulated timeframe. Dr Singh also called for speeding up work on 220 KV transmission network from Samba to New Wanpoh, 400/220 KV sub-stations, 220 KV transmission line between Aulesteng (Srinagar) to Leh, 400 KV Kishanpur- Wanpoh transmission line, 400 KV Kishanpur-Dul Hasti transmission line, 220 KV Multi Circuit Kishanganga-Amargarh and 220 KV Amargarh-Wagoora transmission lines. He said with the completion of this transmission network electricity would be augmented in a proper and coordinated manner. The Deputy Chief Minister also called for augmentation of transformation capacity at Samba grid station besides exploring the possibility of having separate transmission line from Samba to Bishnah. He also called for speeding up work of LILO of Gladni Hiranagar Single Circuit at Samba Grid Station.

Vibodh Gupta inaugurated a 63 KV power transformer in Pangai village

IMG-20160513-WA0013MLC Vibodh Gupta inaugurated a 63 KV power transformer in Pangai village of Thana Mandi which was recently announced by him and has been installed on an expenditure of about 4 lakh rupees. A number of senior citizens of the area and officers of Power Development Department were present in the programme held in the Pangai village. Locals of the area while interacting with MLC Vibodh Gupta informed him about several issues of the area and urged for early redressal of thesame. Addressing the locals of the area MLC Vibodh Gupta said that locals of the village approached him a couple of months ago with problem of power crisis after which he sanctioned four lacs rupees from his CDF and this 63 KV transformer has been installed. He further assured the locals of the area to solve power related problems being face in the other nearby villages. “These villages of Thana Mandi including Pangai have been ignored by successive political representatives but he will work hard for solving the issues of the area " Vibodh said while asking the people to help him in proper disposal of public grievances. Gupta said that the people of his constituency are his priority. He said that he is working day and night to make Rajouri constituency a model one and will always work for the welfare of the people. He also said that matter of power related problems in Rajouri district has been discussed with Deputy Chief Minister of J&K, who happens to be the PDD Minister, and a comprehensive plan will be made soon to redress these problems at a whole. Among others Abdul Ghani Shawl, Ranjeet Tara, Zahid Ahmed and Amjad Khan were present in this programme

Rajesh Gupta held a Janta Darbar today at Gandoo Ki Chawni

13173858_1005516772863354_5856181384988563479_nMLA Jammu East Rajesh Gupta held a Janta Darbar today at Gandoo Ki Chawni area to listen to the grievances of the people. Rajesh Gupta gave a patient hearing to the problems faced by the people and in many cases issued on the spot instructions to the officials. In today's Darbar problems related to ward no 7 were taken up for redressal that were pending either for a long time or were difficult to solve. In this campaign Rajesh Gupta was assured full cooperation by the President of the Prem Nagar Shopkeepers Association Raj Sharma and Mohalla Gandoo Ki Chawni President Suresh Kumar Lalotra. Rajesh Gupta while speaking on the ocassion said that people of Jammu east can visit him anytime for the redressal of their problems and his doors are always open for them. Rajesh Gupta said that the central government is sanctioning new and fresh projects for our state at short intervals and we must avail the benefits of these schemes and projects. Rajesh Gupta was accompanied by senior BJP leaders Bansi Lal Bharti, N.D. Rajwal, Sunil Dogra, Gulshan Mahajan, Surinder Anand, Charanjeet, Ramesh Sharma, Rajinder Gupta, Kuldeep, Prof.Shyam, Raj Kumar, Chaman Lal, Madan Gopal, Ravi Singh, Santosh, Balbir, Hari Om, Gopal, Amit, Naveen Anand, Samson Gill, Bansi Lal, Sachin and Jeet Lal.

Stop criticising us; look at your track record: BJP

Anil Gupta copyWith no issues at hand, opposition parties are only resorting to criticism of Bharatiya Janata Party because they are unable to digest the achievements of Narendra Modi government during the past two years. As per Brigadier Anil Gupta, State Spokesperson of BJP “It has become a fashion both at the national as well as state level to criticise the BJP because of its growing popularity with the masses. Feeling threatened of their very existence, these political parties are desperately trying to create an environment of uncertainty and mistrust through false and motivated propaganda to distract BJP from its main agenda of development.” Reacting sharply to the recent statements of the leaders of NC, Congress and JKNPP, Brig Gupta said that when these parties enjoyed the mandate of the people, they did nothing but looted the state exchequer, ignored the common masses, deprived the people of basic necessities of Pani, Bijli aur Sadak, made false promises and provided the worst type of governance. Despite the fact that people realised the divisive and communal agenda of NC and showed them the door, it is ironical that the Abdullahs are still harping the old tune of NC being the only secular party. In fact, the stand taken by the party on NEET issue has clearly demonstrated the party’s ideology of regionalism, communalism and separatism. Exposing the Congress, Brig Gupta said that it is a party of scams with no political agenda or ideology. Its state unit is a divided house with small factions, each furthering its own agenda without any direction or central policy. Its leaders who are known for their corrupt practices while in government are now making tall claims and promises unmindful of the fact that the people have not only lost faith in them but their party as well. JKNPP which was totally wiped out during the elections is now trying to champion the cause of Jammu. The party should first restore the credibility of their leaders who did nothing for the cause of Jammu till date including the period they were in the government said Brig Gupta. On the other hand apart from visible infrastructure development the Modi government in a short span of two years has launched more than 50 people friendly welfare schemes, the benefits of which are reaching directly to the intended beneficiaries. To quote just one example, under PM Mudra Yojna 2.75 crore people have been given loan amounting to Rs. 99,467 crore during the last financial year, which has led to true empowerment of young and needy entrepreneurs.

Sat Sharma hands over Scooty to Disabled Girl from his CDF

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 Promoting a noble cause to help the disabled, State President BJP and MLA Jammu West Sat Sharma (CA) handed over TVS Wego Scooty to a disabled girl namely Monika Nargotra, resident of Rehari Chungi area of Ward Number 8. Accompanied by a large number of people, Sharma handed over the two wheeler in the presence of officials of Social Welfare Department, many locals of the area including social and political activists as well. The scooty was donated by the CDF (Constituency Development Fund) scheme of the MLA costing Rupees sixty thousand.
Speaking on the occasion, Sat Sharma said that it is our duty to help these children who are the future of our nation. He said due to mishappenings in the life of Monika, she lost her ability to walk properly and keeping other things in mind as well it was decided that a two wheeler must be given to the girl so that she can commute anywhere freely without the help of others.
He also appreciated the efforts of social welfare department as well and stated that there are certain schemes of Department as well under which disabled persons are provided with relief and it will be seen in the coming days that such persons will be located in the Constituency and every possible help will be provided to them through various schemes.
The residents of the area also hailed the initiative of the MLA by helping the needy in every noble cause.
District Social Welfare Officer Kulraj Singh, District President BJP Ayodhya Gupta, State Vice President BJYM Karan Sat Sharma, Sanjeev Sharma, Jeet Angral, Prem Gupta, Sat Pal Karlupia, Asha Kumari, Ajay Vaid, Lovekesh Gondi, Smriti Devi, Pardeep Singh, Munish Raja, Ramesh Kaku, Ashish Sharma, Raveesh Mengi and several others were also present.

MLA lays foundation stone of road

shakti  MLA Doda Shakti Raj Parihar today laid the foundation stone of the link road from Hanch to Draman. The 3.25 km long road to be constructed by PWD (R&B) at an estimated cost of Rs 2.50 crore will provide road connectivity to the people of tehsil Gundna and other adjoining areas. Speaking on the occasion, the MLA said that the Government is committed to provide road connectivity to rural areas, besides ensuring uninterrupted power and regular water supply to the people of the State. The MLA also interacted with the people of the area and after listening to their demands, gave on-spot directions to the concerned officers to take necessary action for their redressal in a time bound manner.

Lal Singh calls on Secretary Water Resources Ministry

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Minister for Forests, Ecology and Environment Choudhary Lal Singh today called on Secretary, Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Shashi Shekhar at Shram Shakti Bhawan here. During the meeting, the Minister discussed various issues related to maintenance and sufficient use of water resources to meet the growing demand of this precious natural resource which is vital for environmental sustenance and sustainable economic development. The action plan to be taken for the preservation and conservation of lakes of wild life area like Mansar, Surinsar, Ranjit Sagar Lake and Wullar Lake was also discussed in the meeting. The Minister also apprised the Secretary about the peculiar situation rising in Kandi belt due to scarcity of water and laid stress on the implementation of water harvesting schemes. The Secretary assured the Minister that all possible help would be provided to the Jammu and Kashmir Government from the Union Ministry for the conservation and preservation of water.

Dy CM reviews progress of projects in urban development sector

dycm  Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Nirmal Singh has asked the officers of the Housing and Urban Development Department to speed up pace of work on various development projects undertaken in the sector so that people get modern and requisite housing amenities and infrastructure. The Deputy Chief Minister was interacting with the officers during his extensive tour of the Srinagar city to take stock of the pace of various projects undertaken in housing and urban development sectors. He was accompanied by Commissioner Secretary Housing and Urban Development Department, Hridesh Kumar, Vice Chairman LAWDA, Sarmad Hafeez, ViceChairman SDA Sheikh Tahseen Mustafa and other senior officers. While inspecting sewerage treatment plant at Brari Nambal, Dr Singh directed VC LAWDA to ensure that necessary mechanism is put in place to ensure that all STPs of the city function properly. He also asked him to ensure cleanliness of all lakes and water bodies besides ensuring their preservation. The Deputy Chief Minister also inspected the upcoming multiplex food court cum recreation centre near Sangarmaal City Centre and called for speeding up the work on the project as it would provide the necessary recreational facilities to the people of the city. Dr Singh while inspecting the parking lot at Press Colony Srinagar having a capacity of 200 vehicles directed for constructing a multi-level mechanical parking facility there which would accommodate more than 400 vehicles and would go a long way in decongesting the area. The Deputy Chief Minister also inspected the multiplex coming up at Sheikhbagh, Lal Chowk and directed for its early completion. He also directed for taking up the project in PPP mode for its time bound completion. While inspecting the pace of work on Rakh-e-Arth housing colony, Dr Singh directed for its time bound completion maintaining that the plots given to the allotees would solve the housing problem of the persons who are getting displaced from Dal area. The Deputy Chief Minister said that the project would come up as a mini township within the city. He also directed the officers to ensure that the directions given by the late Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed while inspecting the site are implemented in letter and spirit.

Dr. Gagan kick started “Blacktopping” of R.S Pura-Gadigarh Road

13151768_1005351639546534_7262587348205936067_nM.L.A R.S Pura and Political Advisor to State BJP President Dr. Gagan Bhagat on Thursday kick-started black-topping work, a function was organized near Belol Bridge and after paying tributes to the Martyrs of Army, J.K.P, and Para Military forces from R.S Pura Constituency Dr. Gagan started the blacktopping from the Indiranagar near the Belol bridge, Miran Sahib till P.V.C Bana Singh Stadium R.S Pura. As it was the starting point of the R.S Pura Constituency Dr. Gagan Bhagat said that it will be beautified so that one who enters the constituency feels a difference, he laid stress on Plantation and landscaping near the entry point at Gadigarh. The Black Topping work of the said road was the longest pending demand of the local residents of the R.S Pura Sub-Division, as when the work started one veteran said that he has not seen such a thick Macadam in his life and that too at Miran Sahib, all the credit goes to the local M.L.A Dr. Gagan ,the total length of the blacktopping of road stretch is about 10 kilometers from Belol Bridge, Gadigarh to P.V.C Bana Singh Stadium at R.S Pura, an amount of Rs. 5 Crores under the Central Roads Fund (C.R.F) will be spent on it .The locals and the prominent persons thanked Dr. Gagan for his sincere efforts , as the said developmental work has been ignored for the last several years, the issue was raised by the local residents some time ago with Dr. Gagan, when he was on Election campaign, and then he assured that he will complete this road widening and Black Topping work, and now the work has been started within few months, this positive change is worth appreciating said Sardar Harjeet Singh. While addressing the gathering Dr. Gagan said that the Modi Government at the centre is committed to provide all basic amenities to the people of three regions of the State including drinking water, road connectivity, electricity, health services, drainage system and education, and the Union government headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been providing liberal funding to the State for accelerating developmental and economic activities adding that state is being developed in all respects to showcase it as a major attraction for the tourists visiting the state. He apprised the people that there was no constraint of funds for completing the ongoing projects in a time bound manner. He also informed that a comprehensive plan has been formulated for up-gradation and expansion of basic facilities to provide all infrastructural facilities to the people of R.S Pura constituency. He sought cooperation of the people in implementing the development program on ground level. The people of the area apprised the Legislator about their demands and grievances and sought immediate redressal. Responding to demands and problems of the “Market Association of Miran Sahib” under the President ship of Surinder Singh, Dr. Bhagat assured them that all their issues would be addressed in a phased manner. He also assured the gathering that quality of work will not be compromised and special care will be taken in the execution of works. He added that in the pursuit of making the constituency a model, upgrading the roads shall remain his priority. The prominent persons who were present on the occasion included, Mandal Pradhan Miran Sahib Devendra Raju, Mandal Pradhan R.S Pura Natharam, Charanjeet, Gurdeep Saini, Rameshwar Singh Manhas, Hardev Singh,Kamla Devi, Bishan Dass,Ashok Salaria, Shakti Singh, Bodhraj, Ranveer Singh, Omparkash Sharma, Doulat Ram Sharma, Vinod Sharma, Rajesh Babbu, Sarpanch Om Parkash, Tehsildaar R.S Pura, S.H.O Miran Sahib, B.D.O Miran Sahib, A.E.E (PWD) Arvind Langeh and JE’s of the department.

Ashok Koul chairs party meeting at Bhaderwah

13230192_1004971199584578_2602480560779492141_nBJP State General Secretary (Organisation) Ashok Kaul, alongwith State General Secretary Pawan Khajuria and District President Manjit Razdan, chaired a meeting of BJP activists from booths to district level at Bhaderwah, wherein discussions were held related to party activities and the pro-people initiatives taken by the state’s coalition government. The party leaders also sought booth level reporting about the political and organizational activities of the last two months. Ashok Kaul, while addressing the meeting, said that BJP has become a party which has its supporters and members in every area of all the three regions of the state. More and more people are getting associated with BJP as they are convinced by the policies and programmes of Narendra Modi-led government at the centre. The people are also appreciable of the state’s coalition government, which has BJP as a partner. Ashok Kaul asked the party activists to reach the people at booth level and educate them about the developmental projects and welfare schemes and help them in availing the benefits of such schemes which have been launched for the social and economic upliftment of the poor and weaker sections. He appreciated MLAs of Doda and Bhaderwah for working untiringly to mitigate the sufferings of the people. He assured the party activists that each one of them is important part of the party and will get due respect and honour. Pawan Khajuria spoke on the future programmes to be undertaken at different levels to get more closer to the people. He also spoke on the importance of the regular meetings and interactions with the grass root activists. BJP District General Secretary (organization) Vipin Sharma, senior leaders Koushal Kotwal, Raj Singh Kotwal and Raj Singh Charak, Mandal President Ramneek Manhas, Narinder Kotwal and Sanjay Saraf attended the meeting.

Purnima constitutes BJP Mahila Morcha team

Lotus Logo copyBJP Mahila Morcha State President Purnima Sharma, in consultations with BJP State President & MLA Sat Sharma (C.A) and Morcha Incharge Munish Sharma, today constituted State team of Mahila Morcha. Shakuntla Gupta, Neelam Nargotra, Updesh Andotra, Tundup Dolma, Haleema, Monika Khosla, Sharda and Sunita Gupta have been nominated as State Vice-Presidents. Sanjita Dogra, Veenu Khanna and Anju Dogra have been nominated as State General Secretaries. Raffia Syed, Bindu Bali, Neena Sharma, Usha Slathia, Neena Gupta, Kunti Jasrotia, Anu Gupta and Monika Sharma have been nominated as State Secretaries. Neeru Anand is State Treasurer and Rekha Mahajan is Co-Treasurer. Bimla Padha is State Office Secretary and Sushma Gupta is State Additional Office Secretary. Sonia Gupta is State Publicity Secretary and Poonam Sharma is State Additional Publicity Secretary. Pooja Kapoor is State Media Secretary and Sonia Koul is State Additional Media Secretary. Mrs Bhan and Neeru Sharma have been nominated as Social Media Secretaries. Advisory Board comprise of Raj Rani Jamwal, Kamla Gupta, Sushma Manhas, Usha Sharma, Sureshta Jamwal, Sheela Handoo, Pushpa Wazir and Pushpa. Those nominated as State Executive Members include Veena, Vandhana, Babu Guman, Kamla Gupta, Vaishno Devi, Seema Devi, Ram Pyari, Swarna Arora, Kailash, Vanita Arora, Asha Rani, Rani Mattu, Sharda Parihar, Radha Sharma, Kamini Gupta, Jyoti, Abhinash, Swarna Gupta, Mrs Rathore, Puja Chouhan, Shashi Gupta, Raksha Jerath, Amita Sharma, Suresh Rani Jamwal, Savitri Sharma, Neelam Gupta, Vidhushi,Kanta Devi, Vidya Devi and Chand Bhagat.

Farooq and Omar are playing politics of secessionism : Prof. Virender

Prof. Virender GuptaJ&K BJP spokesperson, Prof. Virender Gupts strongly condemned the statements issued by the leaders of National Conference, in particular the father and son duo, Farooq Abdullah and Omar Abdullah on some recent issues such as NIT, shelter house for labourers, Sainik Colony in Valley and now on NEET, to settle political score with Mehbooba Mufti and the present PDP- BJP alliance government. He said that their statements were intended to percolate anti-India feelings among the Kashmiri Muslims and encourage separatists and anti- India forces in the Valley and expressed his anguish that the National Conference once again adopted the policy of alienating the Kashmiri Muslims from the national mainstream, thus putting the Valley in turmoil and derails it from the path of development. Prof. Virender said that the proposal of having Sainik Colony in Valley was taken in a meeting in March 2012, held under the chairmanship of State Governor which was duly attended by Omar Abdullah. He further said that the proposed Sainik Colony was to be developed at par with other colonies like police personals colony, employees’ colony and the similar Sainik colony do exist in Jammu city which is meant for the army men holding state subject. He questioned “then how does it is going to effect the so called special privileges enjoyed by the state under article 370, what was the need to raise hue and cry, particularly when Omar himself was party to the decision”. Prof. Virender expressed that the opposition to National Eligibility Entrance Examination for the students of Jammu and Kashmir, by the duo is completely illogical and baseless and added that the students of the Jammu and Kashmir state are appearing in CAT/ MAT examinations to earn eligibility for MBA courses within the state and outside the state, the NET examinations is being conducted under HRD ministry for earning to eligibility to apply for the post of Asstt. Professor and for pursuing Research in state universities and state colleges. He further stated that our students also appear in the GATE examination to earn eligibility to get admission for M.Tech courses. Prof. Virender said that he hoped that both Abdullas know the new departments and staff positions and the new projects in the universities/colleges are sanctioned and funded by the UGC/CSIR and other central agencies. He narrated that the degrees given by the universities and medical colleges of the state are recognized through India, provided these institutions get recognition from the UGC, Medical Council of India or other centre agencies. Prof. Virender asked “Do Farooq Abdullah and Omar Abdullah have guts to ask for abolition of all these tests for Jammu and Kashmir Students and ask the Government of India to stop funding the universities, colleges and other institutions of the state?” Prof. Virender appealed to the two Abdullas to stop playing ugly and anti-national politics which is neither good for Kashmiri Muslims nor for them. He further appealed to allow and in fact work for the peace to prevail in the state so that the state moves fast in the path of development and people of the state enjoy a life of prosperity and brotherhood.

Baldev Singh Billawaria today announced the Sanyojak and Seh Sanyojak of Jammu east mandal

Lotus Logo copyJammu District President BJP Baldev Singh Billawaria today announced the Sanyojak and Seh Sanyojak of Jammu east mandal with the consent of senior BJP leaders. Baldev Singh Billawaria while speaking on the occasion said that he is working hard to strengthen the party at the grass root levels and with the cooperation of all our party members and activists we will take BJP to the highest levels. Jammu east Prabhari Sunil Dogra accompanied the Distt. President and Jammu east MLA Rajesh Gupta conveyed his blessings to the newly appointed office bearers of Jammu east.
The following were appointed as a Sanyojak and Seh Sanyojak respectively:- Ward no 1: - Suresh Bharti and Vaid Padha Ward no 2: - Shashi Sopolia and Ramesh Gupta Ward no 3: - Yash Pal and Amit Ward no 4: - Chandan Gupta and Narinder Ward no 5: - Chaman Lal and Bobby Ward no 6: - Vijay and Bodh Raj Ward no 7: - Surinder anand and Charanjeet Ward no 10: - Satish and Rajinder Ward no 11: - Parveen and Amit Ward no 15: - Raj kumar and Vinay kumar Ward no 19: - Gurucharan and Vinod Gupta

Vibodh Conducts Extensive Tour of Thana Mandi Area

13177368_1004888526259512_1222991963195441304_nVisits Schools and Addresses Public Meetings BJP senior leader and MLC Vibodh Gupta today conducted an extensive tour of Thana Mandi area of Rajouri and visited Government High School Manyal Gali and many villages in the area. During the first leg of the tour of MLC, he visited Government Girls High School Manyal Gali and interacted with the students and teachers there. During this interaction many girl students of the school raised the issue of a boundary wall for the school. The students informed the MLC that as their school is along the main road of the area, the lack of a boundary wall for the school is creating a lot of problems for the girl students of the school. Addressing the students and staff of the school MLC Vibodh announced that through the convergence of his CDF and MANREGA a good boundary wall will soon be constructed for the school. He said that proper education specially for the girl students is the top priority of the Government and various schemes of the Government towards this are a indication of the seriousness which Government accords to this issue. Latter MLC addressed public meetings at village Manyal Gali and at Thana Mandi. During these public meetings local residents of the area raised their various issues specially with regard sub district hospital, bad condition of road and electricity. Local people informed that a sub district hospital was announced about seven years ago but this project still has to see the light of the day. Many people in the public meetings raised the issue of poor condition of roads of Thana Mandi specially the road stretch between Thana Mandi and DKG. During this interaction of the MLC with local people another important issue of low capacity transformer for the area was also brought to the notice of MLC. People informed that currently they have a 250 KV capacity transformer when the actual requirement is of a 400 KV transformer. While addressing the gatherings of the local people and while responding to the demands of the local people MLC assured his full support to locals in early redressal of their genuine demands. He announced that from his CDF a 400 KV transformer will soon replace the existing 250 KV transformer. He further informed the gathering that all the demands raised by the prominent citizens of the area are very genuine demands and he will raise these issues at the forthcoming district development board meeting at Rajouri. During this tour of MLC, Abdul Ghani Shawl, Mishri Choudhary, Ranjeet Tara, Zahid Ahmed and Amjad Khan accompanied the MLC.

MLA Rajesh Gupta was the Chief Guest at a rally of “Save Water Save Ponds” campaign

13221094_1004871566261208_246631332156897816_nA rally was organised today by Dewan Badri Nath Vidya Mandir School, Mubarak Mandi for “Save Water Save Ponds” campaign. MLA Rajesh Gupta was the Chief Guest on the occasion. The purpose of today's rally was to make people aware about the need to preserve water and a large number of children participated in the function. Rajesh Gupta while speaking on the occasion said that Save Water campaign has been started by our honourable Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP national President Amit Shah. Rajesh Gupta while speaking on the occasion said that water is the most important resource of a nation and it is the bounden duty to preserve it for ourselves and our future generations. We must rejuvenate our ponds and remove any kind of encroachment from our water bodies. Time has also come to harness new water preserving technologies. Around 200 students and teachers participated in the rally. The prominent who participated in the function included the Principal Mrs. Indu Puri.

MLC Charanjeet Singh Khalsa visited Simbal Camp Jammu to meet Sarpanchs of different areas

13151450_1004815929600105_9220406737389630755_nHon'ble MLC Charanjeet Singh Khalsa visited Simbal Camp Jammu to meet Sarpanchs of different areas namely Rajinder Singh, Raja Singh, Sukhwant Singh, Ravinder Singh, Master Jeet Singh, Kamaljeet Singh and Gurcharan Singh to look out the problems of their areas and assured them that their problems will be solved by the strong initiatives of BJP for the development of the state.

BJP Ministers hold public darbars in Kashmir to listen to public grievances

13173782_1004796379602060_4320404824662392026_n‘Lal Singh holds durbar in Srinagar; Bali Bhagat in Pulwama; Chowdery Sham Lal in Ganderbal, Ab, Ghani Kohli in Baramulla, C.P. Ganga in Budgam and Ajay Nanda in Kulgam’. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Ministers have first time held public darbars in six districts of Kashmir to listen to the grievances of general public and solve the same by forwarding the genuine complaints to concerned government officials. These darbars were held after BJP senior leadership has asked the party ministers in PDP-BJP coalition government to adopt the districts in Kashmir. “BJP ministers were asked to adopt the districts in Kashmir, listen to the genuine issues of people and find out the solution to address them,” Dr. Narinder Singh, BJP State General Secretary said, under whose supervision these darbars are and would be held. Singh said the decision to adopt all the ten districts were taken by BJP with the purpose to ensure government at the door-steps of common people in Kashmir. “To ensure that all the centrally sponsored schemes are implemented on ground and for that BJP has organized public darbar here under the leadership of in charge minister in six- districts for the welfare of people,” he said. He said successive governments have only exploited the people in Kashmir, which is evident from the fact that despite central government’s huge financial assistance through different schemes, no development is visible on ground. “BJP has come up with a huge developmental plan and in near future, the people will witness new phase of development in BJP government,” he said. He also asked party workers to move to the remotest areas and listen to the grievances of people there. “Listening to the grievances of common people in each village which need to be healed and for that BJP is committed to address their problems,” Singh said. Today the darbars were held at Srinagar, Budgam, Ganderbal, Pulwama, Kulgam and Baramulla districts, where thousands of people gathered and put forward their grievances before concerned ministers about their day to day issues- particularly roads, electricity, potable water, ration and other essential commodities.

BJP holds public Darbar at Ganderbal Minister reminds officials they are public servants

13173918_966550686774155_9052534867088615499_nThe PHE Minister Shyam Lal Chowdhary, BJP Spokesperson, Khaild Jehangir and other party leaders addressed the first public Darbar at Ganderbal on Wednesday. The BJP minister and other leaders met the hundreds of people and listened to their grievances. BJP leaders assured the people that all their grievances would be addressed and administration would be put on toes to ensure that public works are done at war footing basis. “The coalition government is committed to mitigate the sufferings of people and provide need and clean administration to people,” the Minister said. The Minister asked PDD to restore power supply at Qamria Chowk and make the streetlights in the town functional. “Administration needs to be responsive and quick. Officials should bear in mind that they are public servants and are sitting on their chairs to serve the people,” he added. The BJP spokesman Khalid Jehangir informed the minister that successive regimes have ignored Ganderbal. “Despite former Chief Minister being the local MLA of the area Ganderbal didn’t witness any development from 2009 to 2014. Our government has to extend the helping hand to the people so that they get the benefits of the centrally sponsored schemes,” Jehangir said. The BJP leaders and the ministers also held an interactive session with the administration and asked the officials to become the face of the government in the area.

Bali orders inquiry into misuse of ambulances

Untitled ggyjMinister for Health & Medical Education, Bali Bhagat paid visit to District Hospital Pulwama and PHC, Kakapora and took stock of the functioning of these institutions. He inspected various units and wards including emergency and issued necessary instructions to the hospital administration to further improve the medicare and sanitation conditions in and around the hospital by pressing into service additional manpower. He also inspected the under construction 100-bedded additional block of the District hospital and received brief account of its status and features. He also inspected the newly constructed building of GNM School, Pulwama and enquired about the starting of academic session there. Deputy Commissioner, Pulwama, Neeraj Kumar, SSP, Pulwama, Rayees Ahmed Bhat, and senior officers of the Health Department accompanied the Minister. The Minister was apprised that the additional 100-bedded block being constructed at an estimated cost of over Rs. 25 crore is at its final stage and some interior works are in progress. The building will be handed over to the administration within next few months. As regard the functioning of the GNM School, the Minister was apprised that the team of Nursing Council of India has conducted its inspection recently and process for its early recognition/approval is in progress. The efforts are afoot to start the classes from this session if all the formalities are completed by the concerned authorities. The Minister issued instructions to the concerned officers of the Health Department to vigorously pursue the case with the Central authorities for making the institution functional from this year. He also directed the J&K Housing Board officers to expedite finalization of the additional block so that the IPD was made functional. He directed the hospital administration to undertake regular sanitation drive to keep the hospital premises neat and clean. He directed for replacing all the non-functional pipes, taps and other articles in the bathrooms which are causing the leakage and inconvenience for the patients. He also directed for creating basic facilities for the attendants in the hospital premises who are visiting with the patients. Reacting to a complaint by the public about the paucity and mis-use of the Ambulances, the Minister ordered an inquiry to find out the facts and asked the Deputy Commissioner, Pulwama to look into the matter and submit the fact-finding report to him within a week's time. Meanwhile, the Minister has directed for rationalization and judicious use of the ambulances so that the public may not suffer for this essential service. Later, the Minister organized a joint meeting of district administration and local public to sort out the issues, especially pertaining to the Health Department. The people raised the prominent issues of their areas, mainly pertaining to the health, PHE, road connectivity, power, horticulture, irrigation and demanded improvement in these sectors. The Minister directed the concerned officers to attend people's issues on priority for which the present government is committed. He urged the officers to pay frequent field visits to address the basic issues on the spot. Regarding the shortage of the doctors and diagnostic facilities in the health institutions in the district, the Minister said that the process of rationalization of doctors and para-medics has started and all the rural health intuitions will be made functional. Similarly, the details have been sought from all the hospitals about the defunct diagnostic equipments and same will be replaced/repaired on priority. Regarding the supply of medicines and other related material in the hospitals, the Minister said that all the hospitals remained without medicines due to wrong policies of the previous Governments, but the new Government has sorted out the issue and supply of all the essential medicines has started reaching to all the hospital. He said Government has also made the procedure of medicines procurement a quite transparent and there will be complete check on the pilferage of government medicines. As per the newly devised mechanism, the supply of government medicines will have a special colour coding and easily recognizable, thus negated the chances of pilferage in the market, said the Minister.

Sunil reviews functioning of Science & Technology Deptt.

Lotus Logo copyMinister of State for Transport, Science & Technology, Revenue, RDD, Agriculture and Youth Services & Sports Sunil Sharma has stressed on the need to adopt proactive and prompt approach to redress people's grievances besides providing people's friendly environment in the offices. Reviewing the functioning of Science & Technology Department at Tawanai Bhawa, the Minister appreciated the efforts of the department and issued directions for innovations. Asserting the officers to remain at beck and call of the people, the Minister said that providing efficient, corruption free and transparent administration to the people of the State is the prime focus of the Government, adding that various measures are being taken in his regard. Exhorting upon the officers to provide various services to the people within stipulated time frame of PSGA, the Minister said that Government is taking all measures to provide better and improved service delivery mechanism to the people of the State. The Minister also said that any laxity on part of officers regarding effective implementation of Public Services Guarantee Act will not be tolerated. During meeting, Minister stressed for single window system for getting NOCs for developers, enhancing of mandate of JKEDA, more thrust on investigation and focus on healthcare under CSR. The CEO JKEDA gave a detailed presentation about the functioning of the department and construction of the building, energy saving methods like use of Leds, Puff insulation, double glazed windows and Biogas management. Commissioner Secretary Science & Technology, CEO JKEDA and other senior officers were present in the meeting.

Youth have key role in making India economic powerhouse: DyCM

2016_5$largeimg211_May_2016_225214280Deputy Chief Minister, Dr. Nirmal Singh today said India is emerging as an influential global power and the onus now lies on the youth to ensure that the country gets recognition as an economically, spiritually and intellectually emancipated nation. The Deputy Chief Minister was speaking at the inaugural function of 5-day Netritva Sadna Workshop organized by Rambhaw Malgi Prabodhni at SKICC. The Minister of State for Education, Culture and Tourism, Priya Sethi was also present on the occasion. Referring to the strides made by India recently, the Deputy CM said that the country is emerging as one of the leading nations across the globe. He said the youth could play a vital role in developmental of the nation if their energy is channelized in the right direction at the right time. "They (youth) should also involve themselves in the day to-day governance by giving their intellectual inputs which will be utilized for making youth-centric policies so that young and emerging leaders are groomed," he added. Referring to India as a centre of spirituality, the Deputy Chief Minister said that it is a recorded fact that the country has been providing the much needed intellectual and spiritual thoughts to the world. He said India has produced great thinkers like Swami Vivekananda, who have always highlighted the role, the youth can play in nation building and the need of the hour is to carry forward the teachings and thoughts of these great spiritual leaders. The Deputy Chief Minister, while complimenting the organizers for organizing the event in J&K said such events provide a platform for the exchange of ideas by the youth from different States. He said these events also help in honing the leadership qualities of youth which would go a long way in creating the future leaders for the nation. The Minister of State for Education, Culture & Tourism, Priya Sethi highlighted the importance of holding leadership programmes for youth. She said exchange of intellectual ideas among the youth from different states of the country helps create a synthesis of ideas. She also said that the need of the hour is to organize many such programmes so that the participants can also give the real picture of the State.

BJYM State President Dr. Suresh Ajay Magotra, in consultation with BJP State President & MLA Sat Sharma (C.A) and Morcha Incharge Munish Sharma has constituted State team.

Lotus Logo copyThis team of BJYM has Karan Sharma, Makson Tickoo, Ajay Vaid, Adv. Ramneek Singh, Er. Eaizaz Hussain, Munish Khajuria, Ashish Sharma, Adv. Anu Behnal Ghai and Konchok Stanzen as State Vice-Presidents. Vikas Choudhary and Tarun Sharma has been nominated as State General Secretaries in the team.
Ishant Gupta, Bilal Parray, Adv. Gurdev Thakur, Shrey Sethi, Rahul Heera, Sunny Sangotra, Vikas Sambyal, Ajay Manhas and Rahul Vaid have been nominated as State Secretary. Anshul Gupta (C.A) has been nominated as Cashier and Narinder Singh Jamwal as Joint Cachier, Sourab Jain is IT Incharge. Raman Sharma is State Publicity Secretary and Abhishek Slathia is State Joint Publicity Secretary. Rohit Verma has been nominated as State Social Media Incharge, Tawheed Bajaj and Hassan Pasha are Joint Social Media Incharges. Chetan Manhas is State Office Secretary and Lalit Raina is State Joint Office Secretary. Ronik Sharma is State Media Incharge and Sunil Luthra is State Joint Media Incharge. BJYM State Legal Committee comprise of Adv. Rohit Bhagat and Adv. Ravinder Sharma. Vikram Sharma, Rakesh Sharma, Mohd. Shakel, Dalir Singh Devi, Jaideep Singh, Arpan Sharma, Keshav Khajuria, Sunny Rajput, Darpan Singh, Anil Sharma, Vikram Sharma, Gourab Mangotra, Deepak Sharma, Radhey Sharma, Adil Manhas, Rajesh Badgotra, Gurmeet Singh, Avinash Vaid, Adv. Altaf, Dr. Amin Butt, Ranjeet Singh, Sameer Sharma, Adv. Varun Kotwal, Adv. Deepa Sharma, Adv. Pawan Hans, Ranbeer Singh, Deepak Pandey, Vikram Manhas, Bharat Bhushan, Avinash Sharma, Ajay Pandoh, Parijaat Sharma, Raj Singh and Rabia Butt has been nominated as BJYM State Executive Members.

Baldev Singh Billawaria District President BJP Jammu tour Chattha Bhour Camp

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Baldev Singh Billawaria District President BJP Jammu tour Chattha Bhour Camp, Govind Pura Khulliyan along with Ludermani Sharma, Jyoti Prakash Sharma, Pitamber Sharma, Dr. Happy, Vijay Sarpanch, Bhushan Kumar, Girdhari Lal for listen the problems of peoples and also inspect the ongoing development works.

Dr. Darakhshan assumes office as Chairperson of EWWC of Govt of India

13178690_1004307499650948_2888437274395956974_nChairs the meeting of the full committee at Delhi today Newly appointed Chairperson of the Education and Women Welfare Committee (EWWC) of Ministry of Minority Affairs, Government of India Dr. Darakhshan AnDr.abi today assumed charge of her office at New Delhi. The newly nominated members of EWWC also took charge of their responsibilities today at the Committee’s Saket Office in New Delhi. Just after assuming charge Dr. Darakhshan Andrabi convened the meeting of the full committee and discussed the proposal points of the committee as set by the union government. While chairing the meeting Dr. Darakhshan emphasized on the need of vocational and technical education of the minority community throughout the country. She fixed the responsibility for every member including her own self to gather inputs and data from different states regarding the status and implementation of Educational and welfare schemes for minorities. She said that modern education for youth and welfare measures for women of the minority community will change the state of affairs of the community and the country at large. She said that she was happy to be part of this big mission as the present central government believes in practical positive development of the minorities in India deviating from the appeasement policy based on hollow slogans of the previous regimes for sixty years. Dr. Darakhshan said that inclusive development of all communities was the real strength of India and PM’s Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas was the driving force for the country. In her address, she said that when a large number of minority youth qualify for Civil Services, it indicates that future of the community is bright. She congratulated those who qualified in CSE 2016 and praised those who worked hard at social level to inspire and guide these youth to be part of the mainstream governing force of India. Dr. Darakhshan said that she will work hard to realize the hopes of the community and the trust Dr. Najma Heptullah and the Prime Minister has posed in me. Later today Dr. Darakhshan met the Union Minister of Minority Affairs Dr. Heptullah and informed her about the Committee’s deliberations.

Vibodh chairs meet for preparation of DDB meet, says solving public issues, eradication of corruption on priority

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In order to chalk out a plan for representing Rajouri district in ensuing District Development Board meeting to be held in Rajouri in next week and to get firsthand knowledge of public problems, Member Legislative Council Vibodh Gupta today held a meeting with prominent workers of party and civil society members. Meeting was held in Rajouri Dak Bungalow wherein BJP District President Dinesh Sharma and several other party leaders were present while people from across the district and especially from Rajouri assembly segment took part. These people appraised MLC about the burning public issues which primarily included defunct PHE water supply schemes and dilapidated condition of majority of the roads. Later addressing the meeting MLC Vibodh Gupta said that District Development Board meeting is one of the vital stage for development of the district and it's very important to raise genuine and public related issues for their redressal. “I want to get firsthand knowledge of public problems for which this meeting has been called “Gupta said. He further stated that burning public issues including water scarcity due to defunct PHE water supply schemes, power crisis due to technically snagged power transformers, dilapidated road conditions are some vital public issues of this time and will be properly highlighted in DDB meeting. .. MLC Vibodh Gupta also termed eradication of corruption as state governments priority and said that in some government offices people have to suffer a lot due to corrupt practices of officials and steps will be taken for checking these corrupt practices and bringing transparency in government works.

Rajesh Gupta inaugurates the laying of tile work in Kanji House Mohalla

13173378_1004290732985958_328084875018835239_oHon'ble MLA Jammu East Rajesh Gupta inaugurates the laying of tile work in Kanji House Mohalla Near Khushi Hotel in Ward no.7 at an estimated cost of rupees 5.11 lakhs. Rajesh Gupta also started the work of deep drain at Upper Kanji House at an estimated cost of rupees 2.60 lakhs. JMC officials Xen Joginder Singh and AEE Gurcharan Singh accompanied the MLA. President of the Prem Nagar ShopkeepersAssociation Raj Sharma and Gummat Khokha Association Chairman Varinder Gupta welcomed the MLA on the ocassion. Rajesh Gupta while speaking on the ocassion said that Jammu east is fast moving on the path of development and in the days to come many projects are in the pipeline that would further enhance the ease and convenience in the Jammu east constituency. Rajesh Gupta said that growth and development alone can take the country forward and eradicate the poverty completely from our country. Senior BJP leaders who accompanied the MLA included Sunil Dogra,Karan Singh,Dalip Gupta,Rajesh Sharma,Sanjay Mahey,Ashwani,Kuldeep,Gulshan Mahajan,Girdjari Lal,Gobind Sareen ,Prof Sham, P.C.Gupta,Ravi Singh,Rajinder Gupta,Surinder Anand. The prominent who participated in the function included Rajesh, Arun,Gopal,Amit,Santosh,Charanjeet,Balbir,Samson Gill,Rajesh Nischal,Hari Om and Senior BJP leader Bansi Lal Bharti.

Minister for Phe, Flood & Irrigation Sham Lal Chowdhary accompanied with BJP senior leader Muzafar Ahmed Katoo

13139097_1004187126329652_8951949723340185092_nHon'ble Minister for Phe, Flood & Irrigation Sham Lal Chowdhary accompanied with BJP senior leader Muzafar Ahmed Katoo visit Dak Bunglow Khanabal attend a meeting with all officials of Phe, Flood& Irrigation department & BJP Distt. team Anantnag. Hon'ble Minister was warmly welcomed by party leaders. After breif disscussion all local issues were disscussed .other leaders who are present are Veer saraf (sec org south kmr) Gh. Nabi Dar (Distt. President Kulgam) Mohd Rafiq Wani (Distt. President Anantnag) Senior leader Mohd Sidiq khan, Senior leader Ashiq Hussain Dar, Nisar Ahmed Khan, Kurshid Malik, P.N. Pandita, Mohd Yousuf Malik and Aabid Khan.

Hollow promises on Degree College at Majalta unacceptable: Pathania

UntitledytRanbir Singh Pathania MLA Ramnagar Assembly constituency today vowed to fight tooth and nail for materialising decades old demand of the public to set up a Government Degree College at Majalta. Addressing a largely attended public meetings at various places in Majalta Tehsil he said that successive political parties and leaders have time and again resorted to hobnobbing and politicking over this sensitive issue which directly or indirectly touches nearly 1.00 lac people of Majalta, Samba, Ramkot and even parts of Ramnagar tehsil and will be fed by pass outs from nearly 10 Higher Secondary schools in the area. He said that due to improper representation and vested political interests this college could not come up despite being the most deserving case throughout the State, and qualifying the norms and standards laid down by University Grants Commission (UGC) in this regard. Mr Pathania told the people that, he shall raise this issue of Degree College in the upcoming District Development Board meeting and Assembly session and will not rest until the formal orders in this regard are issued by Government. Earlier in the day Mr. Pathania inaugurated a Sartari motorable Bridge across Duggi Khad. This will provide connectivity to as many as 20 villages, serving a population of more than twenty thousands, and providing an alternate route from Manwal to Majalta. He also inaugurated a motorable bridge on MajaltaSatriari road at an estimated cost of nearly 20.0 lacs, and a newly constructed building of Majalta Treasury. On the occasion he announced that black topping of BharnaraJansal road (3km.), Katheel-Jansal road (2.75 Km), Majalta link road, Kuarnu-Plater road, Manwal-Shiv temple road will be taken up very shortly.

Lal Singh meets Union Ministers, seeks support for afforestation

Untitled ghbdMinister of Forests, Ecology and Environment Choudary Lal Singh today met Union Minister for Rural Development, Panchayati Raj and Drinking Water Choudhary Birender Singh at Krishi Bhawan and sought adequate support for afforestation and related activities under integrated water shed management project in the State. Ch Lal Singh discussed the issues pertaining to developing agro based activities, afforestation to provide sustainable livelihood and better food security to the people residing in the water shed area. Responding to the issues raised by the Forest Minister, the Union Minister of RDD assured to fast track process for effective implementation of water shed schemes in J&K. Later, Choudhary Lal Singh also had a meeting with Union Minister of State for Forest, Environment and Climate change Prakash Javadekar and discussed various issues for environmental conservation in the State. Director Forest Protection Force Suresh Gupta and Director Ecology, Environment and Remote Sensing O P Sharma accompanied the Minister.

Centre’s Notification giving relaxation in gross vehicle weight implemented: Sunil

Lotus Logo copy'Permits of vehicles indulging in deliberate overloading to be suspended’ Centre's Notification giving relaxation in gross vehicle weight implemented: Sunil Minister of State for Science & Technology and Transport, Sunil Kumar Sharma today announced substantial relief for the transporters by implementing Govt of India's Notification No SO 41(E) by which relaxation upto 5% has been allowed in the gross vehicle weight for the purpose of compliance of Sub Section 3 of Section 113 of the Motor Vehicle Act 1988. As per the new mechanism, a goods vehicle carrying 5% additional weight over and above the permissible gross vehicle weight will not be considered as overloaded and thus will not be liable for any fine by the Motor Vehicle Department. Earlier, even an extra load of 50 kgs attracted a fine of Rs. 2500 which was considered as a harsh punishment by the transporters. The Minister said that the instructions have been issued to all the RTOs/ARTOs to implement the notification in letter and spirit. "While the Government is pleased to announce this genuine relief to the transporters, but all those violators of the instructions will be dealt sternly", he added. The permits of all those vehicles indulging in deliberate overloading will also be suspended. The Minister further appealed to the transporters to abide by the rules and not to fall prey to the agents for getting petty jobs done. He assured that their all genuine demands will be taken care of in future. The Minister also inspected SRTC Bus Stand Lal Chowk and interacted with the employees and passengers and listened to their issues. Both employees and public requested the Minister not to shift the Bus Stand from Lal Chowk being the central place where the passengers across different States easily get the transport facilities. They also requested for directing the authorities of SMC for the cleanliness of the bus stand on regular basis. He gave patient hearing to the grievances of the employees and public including shopkeepers/traders of the area and assured that their concerns will be taken care of and the issue will be addressed soon. Minister also inspected the Bus Terminal Point at TRC and took stock of the mechanism of the revenue generation by SRTC and checked its functioning. He took serious view of the pathetic conditions of the office of SRTC at TRC and issued on spot instructions to Secretary Transport /MD SRTC to renovate the office immediately. Minister also inspected the service centre and the printing press near Tehzeeb Mahal.

Sat inaugurates BJP district office

13102651_1003812003033831_6648547257414989142_nBJP State President & MLA Sat Sharma (C.A) alongwith State General Secretary (Org.) Ashok Kaul, State Secretary Anuradha Charak, Jammu East MLA Rajesh Gutpta, District President Baldev Singh Ballawaria, MLC S. Charanjit Singh Khalsa, inaugurated the office of Jammu District unit in the premises of Pt. Premnath Dogra Bhawan, Kachi Chawni, Jammu. Sat Sharma, on this occasion, said that an office serves as a place where people can visit and meet the party leaders of their respective areas. He said that the BJP has achieved the distinction of being largest political party and more and more people have been getting associated with it every day. It becomes important on part of the party to provide a permanent and easily accessible place to the public for direct interactions with the party leadership. He said that the party has decided to open its offices in every district for the convenience of the public and the process for purchasing land is in progress in many district and the day is not far when BJP will be running its own offices at each district.
Ashok Kaul said that Pt. Premnath Dogra Bhawan has great significance as it stands witness to major agitations, historical events and the party activists of Jammu district have to maintain this historical building while discharging their political activities. Rajesh Gupta congratulated the District team for having its own office and expressed hope that it will cater to the needs of the public. Baldev Singh Billawaria assured the party senior leaders that the district office bearers will continue to serve as bridge between the public and the party and help them in mitigating their problems. The proceedings of this inaugural function were conducted by District General Secretary Vinay Gupta. Party leaders including Purnima Sharma, Vinay Gupta, Sunil Sharma, Anil Masoom, Ashwani Sharma, Amrik Singh, Parshotam Sharma, Pappu Choudhary, Kuldeep Kandhari, Sat Pal Choudhary, Shalu Gupta, Rekha Mahajan, Gurmeet Randhawa, Harbans Choudhary, Sham Lal Gupta, Kulveer Charak, Ajay Pargal, Ishant Gupta, Balwan Singh Chib, Paramjeet Singh Pummy, Pitamber Sharma, Kanchan Kumari, Jyoti Parkash Sharma, Arun Sethi, Pardeep Langeh and Ludharmani were present on the occasion.

Sainik Colony in Valley: Omar’s dual face exposed says Brig Gupta

Anil Gupta copyOmar Abdullah by raking up the issue of Sainik Colony in Valley has clearly demonstrated the level which he and his party can stoop down in order to please the separatists in the Valley. According to Brig Anil Gupta, State Spokesperson of Bharatiya Janata Party, “It was during the tenure of Omar as Chief Minister that the proposal of a Sainik Colony in Valley was mooted by the Rajya Sainik Board. During the annual meetings of the board held at Raj Bhawan, Jammu in 2012 & 2013 and attended by Omar Abdullah as Chief Minister and ex-officio Vice President of the Board “Establishment of Sainik Colony at Srinagar” was discussed as one of the agenda points. Omar Abdullah at that time had not raised any objection to the proposal hence conveying his concurrence and that of his party too. The same has been recorded as Minute 3.9 in the Minutes of the Meeting of 2012 and distributed to all concerned after the meeting.” It was amply clarified during the meeting that strict bye laws will be made to ensure that only the ex- servicemen and serving soldiers can benefit from such a scheme. It is highly condemnable that same Omar Abdullah now at the behest of the separatists is trying to mislead the innocent people of the state with an attempt to create unrest in the Valley thus exposing his double face. It is a clear manifestation of the divisive, communal and separatist ideology of National Conference. Brig Gupta also released a copy of the minute 3.9 and the list of participants of the meeting held at Raj Bhawan Jammu on 02 Mar 2012 in which name of Omar Abdullah appeared at ser no. 2. Brig Gupta challenged Omar Abdullah to deny this and render an apology to the people of J&K for misleading them for petty political gains. “Wasn’t Omar Abdullah concerned about the special status of J&K when he was the CM or he is only reminded of it and sheds crocodile tears for the same when not in power? How can he blame the current alliance government for the proposal mooted during the tenure of his government,” questioned Brig Gupta.

BJP Kissan Morcha State team constituted

Lotus Logo copyBJP Kissan Morcha State President Rajinder Singh Chib, in consultations with BJP State President & MLA Sat Sharma (C.A.) and Morcha Incharge Munish Sharma, has constituted State team of Kissan Morcha. This team has Chuni Lal Sharma, Raghunandan Singh, Mohan Prashar, Satish Bharti, Capt. Daya Ram Sharma, Ram Lal Sharma, Surjit Ram Pal and Abdul Jabar Parrey as Morcha State Vice-Presidents.
Capt. Kasturi Lal Sharma and Sunil Dutt Sharma has been nominated as Morcha State General Secretaries. Rachhpal Singh, Rumal Singh, Harbans Lal, Yashpal Sharma, Ch. Nazir Hussain Gujjar, Sansar Singh, Gulab Singh Salaria and Arun Nehru has been nominated as State Secretaries. Ashok Sharma has been nominated as Treasurer and Baldev Singh as Joint Treasurer, Ajit Singh is Publicity Secretary and Swarn Singh is Joint Publicity Secretary. Darshan Kumar has been nominated as Social Media Incharge and Dhian Singh as Joint Social Media Incharge, Capt. Raghubir Singh is Office Secretary and Vinay Kumar Sharma is Joint Office Secretary. Those nominated as State Working Committee Members include Capt. Mohd. Bashir, Mangal Singh Chib, Manmohan Hernia, Attar Singh, Madan Lal, Mohan Dev Sharma, Jasbir Singh Somera, Capt. Onkar Singh, Ajeet Kumar, Manmohan Singh, Manish Kotwal, Rajeev Pandoh, Manzoor Ahmed Ganai, Abdul Rasheed Lone and Gulam Ahmed Malla.

State Bharatiya Janata Party held press conference on the decision of Supreme Court of India

13173877_1003765213038510_6065135498912935372_nState Bharatiya Janata Party held press conference on the decision of Supreme Court of India on holding of common entrance test for MBBS and BDS for whole of the country, including J&K state, both for governmental as also private colleges. State Chief Spokesperson Sunil Sethi alongwith State Spokesperson Balbir Ram Rattan stated in a press conference held in party Headquarters that the decision will ensure justice to the students of the state. It was stated that in recent past there had been number of instances of pilferage and leaking of papers by Board of Professional Entrance Examination (BOPEE) and even criminal cases are pending against officials of BOPEE and beneficiaries. Sunil Sethi said that stand of state has been vindicated for protecting interests of the students of J&K as Supreme Court has agreed with plea of State government of protecting interests of students of state by providing for reservations as per state laws for seats in the state. He further noted that misinformation campaign started by National Conference and some separatist groups on this issue is only to flare trouble in valley during tourist season, is anti-people and the designs are well known to masses to fell prey to. Those wishing to befool people by raising these types of issues are in fact living in fool's paradise. Sunil Sethi and Balbir Ram Rattan said that having been left with no political issues and also being frustrated of being out of power Omar Abdullah is firing arrows in dark with the hope that it may hit some target at some point of time but this is absolutely misplaced. The people are appreciative of the good work being done by the coalition government, which is working round the clock to deliver good governance to the people and it is infusing new confidence in the masses. The faith and confidence of people will translate in the performance of coalition partners in coming local bodies and Panchayat elections.

Dr. Narinder Singh organised meeting with party District Presidents, Ministers

Dr. Narinder Singh copy‘Listen to the people and address their genuine grievances’ BJP Media Desk
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) organized a meeting between its Ministers and District Presidents in which all the district presidents along with one minister in their adopted districts were asked to listen to the grievances of common people and address the same on time. The meeting was coordinated by party State General Secretary Dr. Narinder Singh. “Dr. Narinder Singh will coordinate the district presidents with that of government ministers of BJP,” Party Media Incharge Kashmir, Altaf Thakur said. Thakur also said that Singh asked party workers to move to the remotest areas and listen to the grievances of people there. “Listen to the grievances of common people in each village and address their problems irrespective of political lineage of people,” Singh emphasised. Singh asked party district presidents and ministers to lay emphasis on centrally sponsored schemes to ensure welfare of common people. “To ensure that all the centrally sponsored schemes are implemented on ground and for that BJP have to organize public darbar frequently under the leadership of in charge minister in every district. Singh told party’s newly elected district presidents that successive governments have only exploited the people in Kashmir, which is evident from the fact that despite central government’s huge financial assistance through different schemes, no development is visible on ground. “BJP has launched a huge developmental plan and in near future the people will witness new phase of development for that BJP has roped in its workers to reached to far off areas,” he said. Present in the meeting were Yudhveer Sethi, Mamta Singh, Moti Koul and Dr. Darakshan Andrabi, State Vice-Presidents, Arun Gupta, Khalid Jahangir, State Spokespersons, party senior members including M. M. War and all the ten districts.

Meritorious Girl Students Sign of Progressive Society : Vibodh

13221644_1003739723041059_6154071810945309937_nBJP senior leader and MLC Vibodh Gupta today visited the residence of Ms. Um Abhia Saleem D/O Mr. Saleem Ahhmed and Mrs. Parveen Akhter at Rajouri. Ms. Um Abhia a student of Panorma Higher Secordary School Rajouri has recently passed Class 12 examination by securing 97% marks. She got 4th position in the state. On this occasion Gupta congratulated the parents of girl student and also presented a momento as a token of appreciation to this bright student. Speaking on the occasion Gupta said that girl students like Um Abhia are the pride of Rajouri. He called upon other parents to follow the parents of this girl and put all their energies to ensure that their girl child is provided proper education. He said that he feels proud to hear that these days girl students are shining in various spheres of life and said this this is a sign of a progressive society. On this occasion Vibodh also referred to various schemes of the Government specially the “ Ladli Beti Scheme” to ensure that our girls get equal opportunities for growth and prosperity. He said that Hon’ble PM of India Sh. Narendra Modi is working on a missionary mode to ensure that girls get good education facilities so that they can contribute to the growth of nation. Referring to Hon’ble CM of J&K Ms. Mehbooba Mufti he said that a visionary and far sighted leader like Mufti Mohd. Syed has set a example before all of us on how a girl child can one day become pride for his parents as well as for the nation. He said that in future also he will continue his visits to the residences of parents whose girl child will excel in education and hoped that this will encourage our parents in particular and our society in general. Prominent citizens of Rajouri and senior BJP leader including Rajinder Gupta, Dinesh Sharma, Ashwani Kochar, Shabaz Khan and Ranjeet Tara accompanied MLC Vibodh during this visit.

Sat nominates Morcha Presidents, District Prabharis

Dr. Davinder Kumar ManyalBJP State President Sat Sharma (C.A.) has nominated Dr. Davinder Kumar Manyal (MLA) as State President of BJP Anusuchit Jaati Morcha (SC morcha) and Sadiq Khan as State President of BJP Minority Morcha. Similarly, Sat Sharma also nominated Prabharis for nine Districts of Kashmir. Dr. Drakshana Andrabi has been nominated Prabhari for Srinagar district, Khalid Jahangir for Ganderbal district, G.M. Namthali for Budgam district, Sofi Yousuf for Anantnag district, Dr. Ali Mir for Kulgam district, Nazir Ahmed Raina for Shopian district, Ashraf Azad for Pulwama district, Sardar D.D. Singh for Baramulla district and Ashraf Rishi has been nominated as Prabhari for Bandipora district.

‘BJP committed to development of Kashmir’ Dr Nirmal

Untitled“Party’s Kashmir unit welcomes party ministers” Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Kashmir today welcomed first time its senior leaders and ministers here after the coalition resumed second inning in the state. In his address to the workers, Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Nirmal Singh announced that the party has decided that every BJP minister will look after the day to day issues in all the ten districts of Kashmir valley and the ministers will start listening to the grievances of general public from 11th of May onwards. “To ensure that all the centrally sponsored schemes are implemented on ground and for that BJP will organize public durbar frequently under the leadership of in charge minister in every district for the welfare of people. He asked party workers to move to the remotest areas and listen to the grievances of people there. “Listening to the grievances of common people in each village which need to be healed and for that BJP is committed to address their problems,” Singh said. He said successive governments have only exploited the people in Kashmir, which is evident from the fact that despite central government’s huge financial assistance through different schemes, no development is visible on ground. “BJP has come up with a huge developmental plan and in near future, the people will witness new phase of development in BJP government,” he said. All the district presidents of party were present there. The event was organized under the supervision of Dr Narendra Singh, State General Secretary. Below is the list of ministers to look after the grievances’ of their allotted districts. District Incharge Srinagar: - Shri Lal Singh Bandipora: - Shri Dr. Nirmal Singh Shopian: - Shri Bali Bhagat Budgam: - Shri Chander Prkash Ganga Ganderbal: - Shri Choudhary Sham Lal Baramulla: - Shri Ab. Gani Kohli Kupwara: - Shri Sunil Sharma Kulgam: - Shri Ajay Nanda Anantnag: - Priya Sethi Pulwama: - Bali Bhagat

Gujjar and bakarwal areas most neglected by previous Governments: Sofi Yousuf

13102902_1003597833055248_84161625029444282_nWhile addressing in a public meeting at a remote village of Pahalgam constituency Senior leader and MLC Sofi Yousuf said that Gujjar and Bakarwal areas are most neglected by previous NC & Congress Government ,these people vote and elect their representatives but after getting their votes they never visit these areas again ,he further said despite of not being elected member im visiting every nook and corner of pahalgam constituency and doing whatever is possible for the betterment of people. He released rupees 3.50 lacs for different development works of this village. Locals hailed Hon'ble MLC for such keen interest. He was accompanied by Lateef Ah Khan Vice President Anatnag, M.Sidiq Khan Gen. Sec. Anantnag, M.Yousuf Akad Const. president Pahalgam and M. Yousuf Batana.

Rajiv Jasrotia Interact with Public of Pandori Village

mlaMLA Kathua Rajiv Jasrotia Interact with Public of Pandori Village and later on he also inaugurates Panchayat Ghar.

Lal Singh directs for regular patrolling of forests

Untitled 2Five tippers, 2 JCBs seized for illegally dumping mulba in forest land Minister for Forests, Ecology and Environment Choudhary Lal Singh today directed the district administration Ramban to issue instructions to National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) and other executing agencies not to dump (mulba) in Forests land, adding that such practices badly affected the beauty of the ecology. This was stated by the Minister while addressing a meeting of officers of district administration Ramban after inspecting the forest infrastructure in the district, here today. MLA Ramban Neelam Langeh, District Development Commissioner Ramban Mohammad Aijaz, Senior Superintendent of Police Randeep Kumar and HoDs of Forests and its allied wings accompanied the Minister. With his aim to make the forest cover more dense and green to maintain their beauty and longevity for coming generation, Choudhary Lal Singh asked the Forest Officers to gear up their men and machinery in saving the green gold in their respective areas. Lauding the efforts in developing nursery at Karol, the Minister stressed for its expansion and proper fencing to avoid encroachments from land grabbers. He directed them for regular patrolling of forests for checking of smuggling of timber and fire wood in the district. While comparing tree and gold, the Minister said that the worth of a tree should be considered more than that of gold which is always taken care of and kept in custody. He cited the examples of many trees- borne areas which are very suitable for living from health point of view. Choudhary Lal Singh also asked the officers for devising innovative techniques to prevent the erosion and loss of forest land besides constructing check dams, DRSM works and plantation of soil binder plants. Later, the Minister also inspected various forest compartments and nurseries along National Highway and interacted with locals from Ramban to Banihal. Expressing his concern to the illegal dumping of debris and muck in the forest by the NHAI and other executing companies, he immediately instructed for seizing of 3 tippers, 2 JCB machines at Nashri, 1 tipper at Mehar Ramban and 1 Tipper at Sherbibi near Chamalwas and also directed the construction company to adhere to the terms and conditions of the contract agreement. Meanwhile, MLA Ramban also raised some issues while leading a delegation of locals at Ramban. The major issues included proper identification of dumping sites by four-lane construction company, opening of timber depots in villages, availability of sleepers at low rates, supply of plants from nurseries and massive plantation along sliding zone etc.

Govt working on agenda of development: Bali

Lotus Logo copyStepping forward in the direction of improving the road communication in Raipur-Domana Constituency, Minister for Health and Medical Education, Bali Bhagat, today launched the blacktopping work of 1.5-kilometer link road from Patoli Brahmana Bridge to Sharda colony. The work will involve an estimated cost of Rs. 50 lakh. Speaking on the occasion, the Minister said that the present Government in the State has a clear agenda to ensure all round development of all pockets with special focus on essential sectors like road connectivity, health, drinking water, electricity, education, which he said are key to the prosperity and progress of the society. He said the State has full support of the Central Government for undertaking massive developmental activities for the welfare of the people, for which the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has already announced a whooping financial package. The State Government will make optimum use of the financial package to ensure accelerated development of all areas, said the Minister. Seeking support of the people in developing the durable public assets, the Minister asked the locals to associate closely with the administration and help in identifying the priority areas. The Panchayat Members and other prominent people of their respective areas must sit together to chalk out the priorities which will route to the MLAfor his final nod. Ultimately, people are the actual beneficiaries of the developmental works, therefore, they must get involved in these activities proactively, the Minister asserted. Speaking on the issue of the development of Raipur-Domana constituency, the Minister said that it is his personal endeavour to develop it as a role model segment in the State with all modern amenities for the public. He assured the people of the area to provide them all modern healthcare facilities.

Modi Govt does not believe in witch-hunting: Dr Jitendra Singh

UntitledUnion Minister honours student, interacts with partymen Reiterating that NDA Government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi believes in law of the land and it does not interfere in the working of agencies probing scams and scandals, Minister in PMO with independent charge of North Eastern States, Dr Jitendra Singh today said that these agencies are doing their job independent of Government control. Talking to reporters here, today at the sidelines of a function organized to felicitate a student from Udhampur who secured second position in Class 12th the results of which were declared recently by BOSE, Dr Singh said situation is quite different under Modi Government as it does not believe in interfering in the working of CBI. When Dr Singh's attention was drawn towards Delhi Chief Minister, Arvind Kejriwal's allegations leveled against NDA Government on Agustawestland deal, he said Kejriwal and like were speaking by UPA mindset when the CBI was working as per the dictates of the Government. Maintaining that BJP does not believe in witch-hunting, he said instead of being in hurry they should wait till outcome of the probe. On installation of Robert Vadra's photo during Congress rally recently Dr Singh said that they (Congress) installed his photo perhaps they wanted that this too be probed. Earlier, Dr Singh while felicitating Vijay Laxmi who recently got second position in class 12th from Udhampur highlighted various programmes and schemes launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for upliftment and empowerment of the women in the country. He said PM deserves credit for launching programmes for empowerment of women. Dr Singh said for betterment of women Modi Government launched a scheme for construction of toilets especially in rural belt and his Government extended all support for the welfare of backward communities too. The NDA Government is so concerned for the welfare of the people that Prime Minister held separate meetings with CMs of drought hit States yesterday and this is for the first time that such an initiative was taken by Union Government. The Centre is every time with States in tiding over crisis created due to vagaries of weather or natural calamities, he added. This was followed by an interactive session with the newly elected district and Mandal presidents from Kathua, Udhampur and Reasi districts which was organized by the Union Minister to seek a feed back on various developmental schemes launched by MP through MP LAD Fund and other centrally sponsored and State Government schemes. During the interactive session Minister of State for R&B and Revenue with independent charge of Transport and Science and Technology, Sunil Sharma, BJP Samparak Adikari, Sanjeev Sharma, Seh Samparak Adikari, Bharat Sharma, Prabhari Kathua, Pramodh Kapahai, Prabhari Udhampur, Rajinder Sharma, Seh Prabhari Arvind Gupta, president District Kathua BJP Prem Nath Dogra, Devinder Wazir and Sanjay Parihar were present. The BJP Mandal presidents while acknowledging the developmental schemes and projects taken up in hand with the initiative of Dr Jitendra Singh in the constituency like Biotech and Dreamland Parks in Kathua, tendering of Karriyan Gandyal bridge in Kathua, opening the extension of bank counter in Kerriyan Gandyal, construction of Atal Sethu, toilet complexes in border belt of Kathua, launching of skill development programme etc however sought his intervention in bettering water and power supply especially in Summer months when mercury touches peak. The representatives of various areas informed Dr Singh about the bad condition of roads in their areas and MoS for R&B Sunil Sharma who was present on the occasion assured them that the renovation work of these roads will be taken on war footing basis. He said construction work of some roads has already been approved by the Government. Maintaining that Modi Government is keen about construction of road network in the country, the Minister said that it has issued directives that no road under PMGSY should remain incomplete by December 2019. Dr Singh said that funds have been already released from the MP LAD Fund for construction of various developmental schemes in Kathua, Udhampur and Reasi districts. He said maximum amount of his MPLAD fund i. e Rs 2.36 crore was spent in Kathua district which was followed by Udhampur where Rs 1.88 crore were spent. Maintaining that development of rural belt and backward areas is top on the agenda of Modi Government, Dr Singh asked the partymen especially those from Gool Arnas to frame project reports of the works which they think are needed to be taken up in hand on priority basis. He also suggested that the Katra road be taken up by the Shrine Board for development as the Katra Municipality as well as the RDD which maintain the road don't have sufficient funds for its development. Dr Singh informed the representatives of Basantgarh that he had already sanctioned Rs 4.20 lakh for construction of community hall. Besides, three community halls were sanctioned for Chenani. In response to a demand by the people of Kandi belt Kathua that a factory be constructed in the area to provide employment avenues to the people, Dr Singh said that he had taken up the issue of laying the Rail Coach Factory at Kathua with Railway Minister but the Minister said that the same was not possible at the first instance but agreed to establish a rail coach repairing factory near Kathua. The partymen also alleged that outside industrialists don't absorb the local youth and Dr Singh assured them that the issue will be taken up with the Industries and Commerce Minister C P Ganga by him. Regarding problems faced by the people due to shortage of tube wells in Hiranagar, Kathua and other areas as well which has caused water scarcity problem, he urged the Party Prahbahris to take up the issue with PHE Minister Sham Choudhary. The partymen complained that the Government offices still lack work culture and the coalition should thrust on the same. Besides, some DCs were creating hurdles in execution of developmental works be also taken to task, they added. Lauding the Minister for opening interaction with party men, they suggested that the same should continue in future and rural areas be also given preference.

Bali reviews status of Free Drug Policy implementation in Govt hospitals

Lotus Logo copyMinister for Health & Medical Education, Bali Bhagat reviewed the status of implementation of Free Drug Policy and other diagnostic facilities in the Government health institutions to be implemented in the State from June 1, 2016 at a high-level meeting of officers held here today. Several issues related to smooth implementation of the policy vis-a-viz availability of funds and procurement of drugs and other diagnostic material were discussed in detail and the Minister directed the concerned to clear all the bottlenecks at the earliest so that this prestigious policy was implemented in letter and spirit. He directed the officers to work out the details of requirements and put the same to the J&K Medical Supplies Corporation Limited (JKMSCL) well in time enabling it to procure and supply accordingly. The issues related to the procurement of medicines and diagnostic equipments by the JKMSCL were also discussed in detail and the Minister issued instructions to Principals of Government Medical Colleges, Srinagar, Jammu and both the Directors of Health Services to put up their timely annual requirements enabling the Corporation to procure the same in the prescribed time frame. The issues pertaining to the writing of only available medicines in the hospitals by the doctors on prescriptions and auditing of prescriptions issued by the doctors also came under discussion and the Minister urged the Secretary Health & Medical Education to issue the necessary circular instructions in this regard. Managing Director JKMSCL, Dr. Yashpal Sharma briefed about the functioning of the Corporation and initiatives taken for procurement of medicines and other material for the State hospitals. Secretary Health & Medical Education, Dr. M.K. Bhandari, Principal GMC, Jammu, Dr. Zahid Geelani, Director Health Services, Jammu, Dr. aljeet Pathania, Mission Director, National Health Mission, Dr. Mohan Singh, Administrator GMC, Ms. Babila Rakwal were present in the meeting. Later, the Minister inaugurated the newly fabricated cabins in the Government Medical College for the facilities of attendants. The attendants will be able to use these cabins for multiple purposes while in the hospital during the admissions of the patients. The facilities of fans and chairs have been put in place by the administration for the visitors. The idea for creation of waiting slots in the GMC was the brain child of Minister when he initially visited there and observed that the attendants were sitting on ground and eating in open. The similar facilities for the attendants will be created in other hospitals across the State, the Minister observed.

Gear up efforts to ensure enhanced facilities to people: Sham

Lotus Logo copyIn an attempt to bring people of rural and border areas closer to Government and address their problems at their doorsteps, Minister for PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control, Sham Lal Chowdhary convened a meeting with senior officers of various departments at R.S. Pura here today. The Minister reviewed status of various ongoing development schemes and action taken in the State and Centre sponsored schemes. He took stock of desilting work on various canals, drinking water supply and demand, preparation of State subjects by Revenue Department, distribution of new ration cards and supply position, staff position in educational institutions, IAY scheme, R&B sector as well as law and order situation in the border areas. Mr. Sham stressed the need for ensuring complete transparency and accountability at all levels to upgrade the existing services on the ground level. He directed the revenue authorities to focus on the welfare of people especially those who come for revenue record purpose. He also directed for launching special sanitation drive in health and educational institutions. He asked for undertaking desilting work in a time bound manner so that the irrigation water reaches to the tail end. The Minister asked the concerned authorities to ensure timely and quality completion of development works, adding that Government is working hard to provide concrete assets for the people across the State. Sham Chowdhary gave directions to R&B for repair of inner roads of border tehsil. He asked the engineers to work with added efficiency and dedication to complete all black-topping works before rainy season.

Ganga distributes cheques under SMAS

Lotus Logo copyMinister for Industries and Commerce Chander Prakash Ganga today distributed cheques among the beneficiaries of newly launched State Marriage Assistance Scheme (SMAS). The Minister distributed cheques worth Rs 40,000 each to 9 beneficiaries of SMAS including cash assistance of Rs 25,000 and the cost of five grams of gold. Speaking on the occasion, the Minister expressed satisfaction over the successful launch of 'Beti Bachao Beti Padhao' scheme in the district which will immensely help curbing social evil of female foeticide. He said that 36 beneficiaries of the district have received the cheques under SMAS and all deserving families will get the benefit of the scheme. Stressing on people to avail the benefits of various welfare and developmental schemes, the Minister said that the recently announced initiative of Union Government of providing free LPG Gas Cylinders to 5 crore female member of BPL families of the country under Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana is a dream envisaged by the Prime Minister and it will not just endow women but will also assist in cutting short the issue of the air pollution.

JK Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association submits memo to Health Minister

page8-21JK Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association Jammu submitted memorandum to Minister for Health and Medical Education Bali Bhagat. In the memorandum, President Anil Gupta highlighted various issues being faced by the pharma industry. He highlighted that Camp Office of Drug Control Department should be opened in the winter capital so that day to day issues pertaining to pharma industry are resolved immediately rather than sending their representative to Srinagar quite frequently for the resolution of these issues. He further requested the Minister to use his office for the opening of Pharmacy College in Jammu. He emphasised that pharma industry in J&K has grown substantially and opening of pharmacy college in Jammu will open employment opportunities to the local youth of State. Presently there is shortage of technically qualified pharmacy graduates and post graduates in the State as such are being outsourced from the neighbouring States. Minister has assured the members that Camp Office of Drug Control Department will be opened immediately in the next couple of days. He further agreed to the proposal of opening of pharmacy college in Jammu and assured that he will take up this issue with the concerned authorities. He finally advised the industry not to compromise with the quality of drugs and should match their standards with the international standards. He assured the industry that for upgradation of facility created by the small scale sector, he will take up this issue with the Union Health Ministry to provide soft loans to such small scale sector.

Speaker reviews revised Master Plan of Jammu city

Lotus Logo copySpeaker Legislative Assembly Kavinder Gupta reviewed the revised Master Plan of Jammu city at a meeting with concerned officers, here today. Vice Chairman JDA, Mubarak Singh briefed the outlines of revised Master Plan and highlighted the importance of the Master Plan- 2032. Speaker was informed that the area of Jammu Master Plan 2021 was 305 square kilometer but the same has been increased to 652.32 square kilometer under the revised Master Plan with estimated population of Jammu at 20.50 lakh by 2032. The revised Master Plan would be applicable up to Supwal village in Samba district from present jurisdiction up to Vijaypur only. Kavinder Gupta exhorted upon the concerned that all major changes which are to be incorporated in the new Master Plan should be properly reexamined strictly in accordance with the law. He further stressed upon synchronized action from all stakeholders. It was told that the present revised Master Plan for Jammu city has been conceived to underline the vision of developing Jammu as a planned metro polis focusing on planned development, preservation of historic city, rejuvenation of urban environment, eradication problems of transportation, housing, adaptive mixed use policy and appropriate provision of social and physical infrastructure.

BJP committed for drugs free J&K : Dr. Magotra

grgtrgtBharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha Raipur Domana Mandal today organised a massive Programme at Karan Palace, Akhnoor Road, Jammu in which State President of BJYM Dr. Suresh Ajay Magotra was Chief Guest and Minister of Health and Medical Education Bali Bhagat was Guest of Honour alongwith District President Omi Khajuria and State Vice President & Prabhari Rajni Sethi. Programme was organised by Rohit Verma Mandal President BJYM in which about more than 300 youth participated.
Minister for Health and Medical Education Bali Bhagat warm heartly Congratulated Newly Appointed State President BJYM .Bali further said that our Govt. had larger plans for the youth in the State. He further said that coalition Govt. in the state is once again pledged to serve the people of the state and very soon we are going to avail fee medicine in Govt. Hospitals he added and Congratulated the whole team of BJYM to organised such Impressive function he further said that BJYM is the best option for youth to participate in strengthen democratic setup of state. Speaking on the Occasion, Dr. Suresh Ajay Magotra, said that BJP is the party with difference and our priority is Nation Building by Building Strong and Resourceful Society. He further said that the present young generation is now days involved in “Chemical Drug Culture” We unitly have to fight against this planned conspiracy of Anti-National elements who are hell bent to spoil our young treasure. Magotra further said that Bharat ka Beta Narinder Modi is only the choice of youth of whole nation, where as Sonia ka Beta proved failure. We have to Strengthen the party upto every nook and corner for the welfare of society. He appealed youth to join BJYM to Strengthen the party. He further said youth have to play important and key role in the upcoming urban local bodies and Panchyat elections. Later activists of BJYM welcomed and Felicitated newly appointed BJYM State President Dr. Suresh Ajay Magotra by presenting sword. Others who prominently addressed the gathering includes Rajni Sethi, Omi Khajuria, Vikas Choudhary, Ved Prakash, Kuldeep Chib. Others who spoke on the occasion includes Shamsher Kumar Managed the Stage Prominently Includes, Sahil Singh Chib, Rajeev Sharma, Rohit Verma, Sunesh Gupta, Pardeep Bhagat, Ravi Bhagat, Gulshan Bhagat, Pawan Sharma, Sanjay Sharma and Rajat Suden.

Sat Sharma kickstarts macdamization works of Toph Sherkhania road

sat sharmaFulfilling the demand of residents of Subash Nagar and Toph Sherkhania areas of Jammu West, State President BJP and MLA Sat Sharma (CA) kickstarted macdamization works from Subash Nagar Chowk. Accompanied by a large number of people including officials of PWD (R&B), Sharma started the major infrastructural work in the presence of a large number of people including many local residents and political activists. The works will be done under the supervision of PWD (R&B) department at an estimated cost of around Rupees 25 lakhs and the stretch covered under the project covers road starting from Subash Nagar Chowk to Toph Sherkhania Bridge(Near Best Price) covering all areas of Toph. Speaking on the occasion, Sat Sharma said that it is one of the major main roads of the Constituency and people in thousands pass through this road daily so it is his prime responsibility to provide masses with best infra possible. He said many complaints were received pertaining to minor and major accidents of two wheelers on this road and after taking up the works of its macdamization, no problem will persist in future and top quality of works will be provided to the masses. He also appealed to the masses to ensure quality check of the works going on in their areas and also said that if any work is being done of spurious quality, they can approach him anytime so that no compromise is done on quality of the works. He also stressed upon promoting the vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to build a clean and green nation and also appealed everyone to come forward and contribute in the noble cause. AEE PWD Yasir Kitchloo, District President BJP Ayodhya Gupta, Karan Sat Sharma, Sanjeev Sharma, Vijay Sharma, Parbaht Kumar, Vijay Sharma, Kuldeep Magotra, Munish Khajuria, Ravi Sharma, Balwan Singh, Babli Chib, Sanjay Sawhney, Rohit Bawa, Gautam Singh, Dhanetar Singh, Dev Raj, Mohinder Kumar, Amar Nath, Vinod Singh, Karan Singh, ND Bawa, and several others were also present.

Sunil for revamping JK’s ailing public transport sector

Lotus Logo copyCalling for revamping the transport sector, Minister of State for Science & Technology, and Transport (independent charge), Sunil Sharma, today urged the stakeholders to explore the huge potential offered by Jammu and Kashmir. The Minister was speaking at the opening ceremony of 243rd Standing Committee (Supplies and Contracts) of Association of State Road Transport Undertakings (ASRTU), New Delhi, which was hosted by J&K SRTC at SKICC here. The ASRTU is an apex cocoordinating body of all State Road Transport Undertakings with the Secretary, Road Transport and Highways, Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways as its ex-officio President. The meeting was attended by heads and representatives of State Road Transport Corporations of 18 states including Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Himachal Pradesh and Rajasthan. Welcoming the visitors, the Minister said there is a need of out-of-box ideas to improve the health of transport sector in Jammu and Kashmir. Mr. Sharma said J&K has a huge potential for innovations in public transport system, given the massive influx of tourists and pilgrims who, in thousands, pay obeisance at shrines like Mata Vaishno Devi and Amarnath. Recalling his hometown of Kishtwar, from where he was elected to the State legislature, the Minister said the diversity in landscape of J&K should be fully exploited in order to facilitate seamless integration of remote corners of the State. "We have lost thousands of lives in road accidents. Traffic regulation and management is near to nothing. Our own JKSRTC is on the verge of collapse. In such difficult times, I am hopeful that you will give us some ideas which can be implemented to better the transport management in the state," Mr. Sharma said. He said the JKSTRC has an important role in pilgrim tourism and its potential will be fully explored in coming days and months so as to fillip the public transport sector of the State.

Dy CM provides financial assistance to injured PDD lineman

page9-4Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Nirmal Singh today provided financial assistance to a PDD lineman who was injured while discharging his duty some time back at Bhatindi. The lineman Shamsdin presently attached with the Gandhi Nagar Electric Division was badly injured while doing his duty at Bhatindi and was later hospitalised. While speaking on the occasion, the Deputy Chief Minister said that the officers should ensure that these types of incidents do not occur in future. He called for following a proper procedure and taking all necessary safety measures to avoid such incidents during fixing of snags and carrying other works. Dr Singh also said that the Government has already undertaken the necessary steps to enhance the power infrastructure by launching several developmental schemes.

Bali stresses on preservation of priceless public assets

page92The Jammu’s prestigious and heritage health institution, Shri Maharaja Ghulab Singh (SMGS) Hospital today completed its 73 years in service to the people of the State. The foundation of this premier health institution was laid by the then Maharaja Hari Singh and it started function in the year 1943. Since its inception, the hospital has been serving as lifeline not for the people of Jammu region, but for the entire State. The management and staff celebrated 76th Foundation Day of the Hospital with lot of enthusiasm and traditional fervor at an impressive function organized in the hospital premises here today. Minister for Health & Medical Education, Bali Bhagat, who was chief guest on the occasion, paid floral tributes to the late Maharaja by garlanding his statue. MLA Jammu (East) Rajesh Gupta, Secretary Health & Medical Education, Dr. M.K. Bhandari, Principal GMC, Dr. Zahid Geelani, Managing Director, J&K Medical Supplies Corporation, Dr. Yashpal Sharma, Mission Director, NHM, Dr. Mohan Singh, Director Health Services, Jammu, Dr. B.S. Pathania, Medical Superintendent, SMGS, Dr. Dara Singh, several faculty members of GMC, SMGS, large number of para-medics and prominent citizens were present on the occasion. Speaking on the occasion, the Minister lauded the vision and unparallel contribution of late Maharaja towards the development and prosperity of Jammu and Kashmir and said that his services will be remembered by the future generations and get inspirations from them. He said the durable and state-of-the-art public assets developed by the Maharaja in the State are not only operative but non-negotiable and hold inspirational values for the coming generations. He stressed the need for preserving and promoting these inherited priceless assets for public good. Calling upon the doctors to give their best in the service of mankind, the Minister said the God has provided them an opportunity to do so, and they must work with missionary sprit. Stressing on the need for evolving innovations in their ideas and functioning to achieve better results on ground, Mr. Bali called upon doctors to make optimum use of new technology and techniques to further improve the patient care in the State. Reiterating his benchmarks for achieving the goals, Mr. Bali said that Transparency, Accountability and Performance (TAP) are the only para-meters to achieve success. He hoped that everyone right from Nursing Orderly to Head of the Department will follow this mantra in future to achieve the desirable results. Earlier, the Minister dedicated a newly set up ward in the SMGS Hospital for the service of patients suffering from Hemophilia disease. The ward is fully equipped with all latest gadgets required for the treatment. Prior to this, the patients of Hemophilia were treated at GMC, Jammu. The Minister also took round of various wards and units to take stock of the facilities there. He also interacted with the patients and attendants and enquired about the facilities in the hospital. He directed the administration to create some facilities for the convenience of the attendants. MLA Rajesh Gupta also paid rich tributes to Shri Maharaja Gulab Singh and remembered his matchless contribution for the development of the State. He demanded MRI facility in the SMGS hospital which is badly needed to tackle the huge rush of patients. He also announced to provide an ambulance to the SMGS from his CDF. He also assured to help the hospital being representative of the area. Later, the Minister and MLA distributed the mementoes and certificates of excellence to the para-medical staff and others for their good work.

BJP Ministers to hold public darbar in Kashmir

13103424_1001568783258153_7363052266723832314_nOn the last leg of his four day visit to the State, BJP National Vice President & J&K Prabhari Avinash Rai Khanna, alongwith State President & MLA Sat Sharma and Deputy Chief Minister Dr Nirmal Singh, chaired a meeting of party MLAs, MLCs , Chairperson and Vice Chairpersons of Boards. Avinash Rai Khanna, while addressing the meeting said that the 10 month tenure of previous BJP-PDP coalition government had been splendid as an era of development got started with party ministers, MLAs and MLCs working to fulfil the poll promises. He said that they have to continue their work with same zeal. He said that the party has decided to depute BJP Ministers to hold public darbar in all the districts of Kashmir on May 11 for direct interaction with the people in their respective districts with an objective of taking stock of their day to day problems and get the same resolved on the spot. He said that for the convenience of the people of Jammu, one minister will be available at party office every week. Khanna further said that during these days of summers, the people need regular supply of electricity and water and the ministers, MLAs, MLCs should ensure that no one is made to suffer. Sat Sharma said that the party has decided to convey to all MLAs and MLCs to raise the burning issues related to their respective areas in the coming session of State Assembly.He said that every elected representative has to get well prepared to highlight such issues which need immediate attention and redressal. Dr Nirmal Singh, will speaking in the meeting, said that the BJP as coalition partner in the previous and present governments, have worked towards providing good and corruption free government and there has been wide spread appreciation in all the three regions of the State. He said that various welfare schemes and developmental activities have been launched in the State at the behest of BJP and number of prestigious projects too stands sanctioned for J&K with the efforts of the BJP Ministers in the coalition government. State General Secretary(Organisation) Ashok Koul, State General Secretaries Dr Narinder Singh, Pawan Khajuria and Harinder Gupta and State Secretary Sanjay Baru also attended the meeting.

Avinash Rai, Yudhvir complete tour of Rajouri, Poonch belt

13179332_1001567019924996_7254898356521376979_nContinuing with their tour of Rajouri-Poonch area, the BJP National Vice-President and Prabari, J&K Avinash Rai Khanna, State Vice-President Yudhvir Sethi, Vice Chairman Pahari Board ( MoS) Kuldeep Raj Gupta, MLC Vivodh Gupta, Sr. BJP leader Choudhary Talib Hussain, Sr. BJP leader Rajinder Gupta today chaired party meetings at Rajouri.
While addressing the meeting, Avinash Rai Khanna said that the party is committed to give girl child equal opportunities and called upon the party cadres to work towards making the central mission of ‘Beti Padao Beti Bachao’ a grand success in the region. He said that in recently declared results of the state examination the girls have proved their capability and it is need of the hour to provide the girl child all required environment for studies and growth. He evoked upon the party activists to work for establishing a class less society and reach out to the marginalized and downtrodden sections of the society, adding that the nation can only progress when all sections of the society move along collectively. He stressed on ‘Safai Abhiyan’ and called for taking the ‘Swachh Bharat’ mission of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi to every nook and corner of the region. He said that clean surroundings are a must and the Abhiyan should to carry forward at Panchayat and village level. Speaking on the occasion, Yudhvir Sethi said that it for the first time the central government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has initiated public welfare scheme for the poor, marginalized, laborers, artisans and other such working class people and the party cadres should now work to educate people at ground level so that the benefit of such schemes reach out to maximum number of people.

Fayaz Bhat Inaugurated Medical Camp at Hazratbal on The eve of Shab-e-Mehraj (SAW)

13133179_1001455926602772_8681758992079261890_nA day long free medical camp was organized by Hussaini Welfare Society. In Calibration with Red Cross Regional Branch Kashmir, Doctors-Association-Kashmir, J&K Peace Foundation & Zee Salaam for the locals, their dependents for lifestyle diseases and geriatric problems like Diabetes, Hypertension, Ischemic Heart Disease. The medical camp was inaugurated by (BJP) National Council Member & President Srinagar Kashmir Fayaz Ahmad Bhat & (BJP) Media secretary Srinagar Manzoor besides this Civil Societies and Administration Like Mohd Kareem, Sheikh Abdul Majeed,Tasleema, Shabir Ahmad Bhat, Sultan,Madam,Tahira Suhail Ahad, Dr Nissarul Hasaan. In this free medical camp over 300 people were seen and treated. Free medicines were distributed among them. A team of doctors including Dentist, Physician and Ophthalmologist of Doctors-Association-Kashmir conducted the camp. The camp was supervised by the Fayaz Ahmad Bhat. Fayaz Ahmad Bhat also visited hazratbal shine and taking arrangements for that Bhat visited Dargah Hazratbal, shrine in Shaher-e-Khaas and interacted with the devotees and the concerned administrations besides officials of Wakaf Board. President (BJP) laid stress on better sanitation, cleanliness, uninterrupted power and water supply to the shrines duringauspicious days. He asked officials to ensure adequate transportation arrangements to facilitate devotees paying obeisance at prominent Hazratbal shrines during the holy days, especially for night prayers.

Vibodh Conducts Extensive Tour Far Off Villages of Rajouri Listens to Grievances of Local Villagers

IMG-20160506-WA0042Senior BJP leader and MLC Vibodh Gupta today visited far of remote villages in Gambir Muglan area of Rajouri district. During the tour MLC was accompanied by local BJP leaders of the area. At Gambir Muglan the MLC addressed a gathering in which local sarpanches and panches were also present. Addressing the gathering MLC Vibodh said that he regularly conducts such tours in remote and far off villages to ensure that the genuine concerns of the people are listened too and are taken up for redressal at adequate forums. He appealed to the people to get regular updates on various developmental programmes of the state and central Governments and accordingly ensure that the benefits of these reach to the last of the poor of the society. He said that development of border villages and good road infrastructure are some of the important priorities of the Government and he will leave no stone unturned to ensure that these are properly implemented on the ground. He appealed to the people to join hands with all the forces which are for peace and development of border areas. He further added that peace in the border areas is a prerequisite for development and present Government is fully committed towards this. During the meeting the local panchyat representatives of the area raised their voice about poor condition of the roads in the area along with lack of other basic facilities. To this MLC assured his full support to the locals and said that he will take up their genuine demands with the officials of the concerned departments. The prominent persons who were present on the occasion included Talib Mir, Nayaz Bhatti, Azeem Khan and Liaqat Choudhary.

NEET Issue: Brig Gupta refutes allegations made by Abdullahs

Anil Gupta copyBrig Anil Gupta has refuted the allegations made by Dr Farooq Abdullah that the extention of NEET to J&K will be detrimental to the interests of the students from the state and will put their future in peril. He accused Dr Abdullah and his son Omar Abdullah of playing to the galleries and misleading the innocent youth of the state by linking NEET with erosion of the special status of the state. Dr Abdullah’s statement that it would rob the female students of the 50% reservation is also untrue and aimed at creating unnecessary misunderstanding in the young minds who are already agitated due to the non-performance of the previous government led by his son. Another false statement made by Dr Abdullah is that our students will have to compete at national level for the different reserved quota for admission in the medical colleges of the state. Brig Gupta said that honourable Supreme Court of India has endorsed the special Status of the state enjoyed by virtue of its special constitutional and legal position. The bench hearing the case has categorically stated that only permanent residents of the state shall be eligible for admission to medical colleges in J&K. Allaying all fears the honourable bench has further stated that the reservations shall be as per the State Reservation Act and women would continue to get 50% reservation as enshrined in the reservation Act. The Court has also clarified that state wise merit list will be prepared based on the marks secured in the NEET and respective states will conduct counseling for their medical colleges. “It is therefore crystal clear that conduct of NEET in no way will harm the interests of the students of our state but will bring an end to the alleged dubious role played by the JK Board of Professional Entrance Exam and will bring cheers to the hard working and deserving aspirants belonging to all the three regions of the state. The merit list will be based on the marks secured in NEET and as per the existing State Reservation Act. It is a win-win situation for all” according to Brig Gupta.

Students must respect parents, teachers: Khanna

Students must respect parents, teachersState BJP today organized a programme at Trikuta Nagar Office to honour the students of Jammu city who secured top positions in the 12th class, which was presided over by National Vice President & Jammu and Kashmir Prabhari Avinash Rai Khanna and BJP State President & MLA Sat Sharma (C.A), who gave away special mementos to the position holders in which girls outnumbered the boys. While addressing these meritorious students and their parents, Avinash Rai Khanna said that parents and teachers deserve the respect and the recognition as they are the persons who chisel the young minds into high achievers for the benefit of the entire country and the society. Students should always show respect and regard for their parents and the teachers. He further counseled the students to concentrate on acquiring good and positive knowledge and talents and not to shove superfluous and useless knowledge and facts into their minds, thereby leaving little room for memorizing and remembering good and positive things. He also advised them to always endeavor for high achievements by working hard and should never be motivated by the feelings of jealousy. Sat Sharma, in his address, said that these students have done proud not only to their families but to the society of Jammu. It is very gladdening that now girls are outshining the boys in academic fields and the day is not far off when they will be in the forefront in all other fields as equals to their male compatriots. He further informed that all the MPs, MLAs and MLCs of BJP have adopted schools to convert them into Model Schools equipped with the best educational tools and tutors so that they act as inspiration for the entire educational sector of the state to improve their quality. This would benefit the pupils and the entire young generation of the state. He also highlighted the focused efforts of PM Narendra Modi to universally popularize Yoga to fulfill the dream of Swami Vivekanand. The “Swachh Bharat Abhiyan” launched by Modi reflects the effort to fulfill the dream of father of the nation Mahatma Gandhi who wanted India to be clean and pure and launching of “Beto Bachao Beti Padao” campaign shows the concern of PM Modi to impress upon parents not to kill female child, educate girls and provide them opportunities to progress in life. State Secretary Ch. Vikram Randhawa conducted the proceedings of the programme. State General Secretary (Org.) Ashok Kaul, State General Secretaries S. Narinder Singh, Pawan Khajuria and Harinder Gupta, MLC Ajatshatru Singh and State Incharge “Beti Bachao Beti Padao” campaign SS Bijral were also present on the occasion.

BJP Organised Programme on Save Water at NSM College

5A Programme Was Organised By NSM College Of Education Bohri on the Topic 'Save Water' in which Sh Avinash Rai Khanna Member Parliament Rajya Sabha and Prabhari J&K BJP was Chief guest Where as Sh. Sat Sharma State President BJP & MLA Jammu West was Guest of honour. Sh Parneesh Mahajan Chairman NSM College of Education welcome the dignatories by presenting them bouquets. Sh Avinash Rai Khanna Discussed in detail the benefits of water saving and told the students to save water to save the humanity. Sh Sat Sharma also spoke on the occassion and told the students to use the water in a proper way. Other Prominent Leaders present on the occassion were Sh Yudhvir Sethi State Vice President BJP, Sh Munish Sharma, Sh Ayodhya Gupta, Keshav Chopra, Sh Bharat Bushan, Sh Sanjay Khanna, Harvinder singh., Rashpaul Verma.

Sat Sharma starts upgardation works of Vikas Nagar Park, contributes funds from his CDF

9cfd2740-af43-4b47-b19b-9e32794dc900Continuing the spree of development in Jammu West, State President BJP and MLA Sat Sharma (CA) started upgradation works of Shiv Vikas park adjacent to Shiv Mandir at Vikas Nagar. Accompanied by officials of JMC (Jammu Municipal Corporation), Sharma started the works in the presence of many local residents and political activists. The upgradation works will be done at an estimated amount of Rupees 6 lakhs and the amount has been contributed by CDF (Constituency Development Fund) scheme of the MLA and the works will be done under the supervision of JMC. Speaking on the occasion, Sat Sharma said that the park caters to the needs of three wards including Ward Number 18, 26 and 34 and hundreds of people on daily basis visit the park daily for various purposes. He said the works include widening of the walking path by installing tiles on the walk way, face lifting of park by installation of benches, lights and other necessary items required for improving the condition of the park. He stated that people of different age groups including aged people, middle aged people and youngsters visit the park daily and it is his duty to provide every citizen of Jammu West with every possible service at their doorsteps. Sharma also stated that works will improve the sanitation condition of the park also and he also stressed upon promoting the vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi of building a clean and green nation and he also appealed the masses to contribute in the noble cause by making their surroundings clean. Ex En Central Division Prabodh Sharma, AEE JP Saraf, JE Satish Malla, District President BJP Ayodhya Gupta, Kuldeep Magotra, Vijay Sharma, Arun Chibber, Sanjeev Sharma, Purshottam Dogra, Purshottam Khajuria, Dr Vikrant, Parbhat Singh, Balbir Singh, Babli Singh Chib, Subash Sharma, Arvind Sharma, Amrish Sharma, Yash Pal Mantoo, Onkar singh Bose, Jai Singh Chib, Joginder, Ashok Mehta, Dr Jatinder, Munish Raja, Shiv Sharma and several others were also present on the occasion.

Avail benefits of various welfare schemes: Kohli

Lotus Logo copyUnderlining the commitment of the Government for socio-economic development of rural pockets, Minister for Animal and Sheep Husbandry, Choudhary Abdul Ghani Kohli said remote belts are getting focused attention and work on the road map to upgrade infrastructure in these belts is going on at fast pace. He said exemplary development initiatives have been taken up and focused attention is being paid to equip these areas with all required basic infrastructure. He was addressing a large public gathering at Dhangri and Seva Gheri, Rajouri. The Minister was accompanied by Vice-Chairperson Pahari Advisory Board, Kuldeep Raj Gupta during his visit. The Minister while addressing the gathering asked the people to come forward and avail the maximum benefits of the various welfare schemes and programmes being undertaken by the Government. Referring to "Beti Bachaoo Beti Padhao", Kohli underscored the need for greater awareness among the masses about the scheme and the requirements needed to be fulfilled to avail the maximum benefits. He urged all sections of the society to undertake rigorous door to door campaign to explain the people about the danger of the female foeticide. Additional Deputy Commissioner, Rajouri, Mumtaz Choudhary, Assistant Development Commissioner, Rajouri, Noor Alam, Executive Engineer, PDD, PHE besides sectoral officers were also present on the occasion.

Pathania tours Ramnagar areas, holds public darbar

Lotus Logo copyPerfectly in line with his promise of making public administration and grievance redressal mechanism available at the door steps of general public, MLA Ramnagar, RS Pathania, conducted a whirlwind tour of Ramnagar, Basantgarh and Dudu area and chaired the Janata darbars. The Janata darbars were held at Serail, Parla-Chakal, Basantgarh, Panchound and Ramnagar for redressal of problems being faced by the locals of the respective areas in which representatives, senior officers and District/ Block heads of Education Department, Rural Development, Power Development Department (PDD), Public Heath Engineering (PHE), PMGSY, Social Welfare, ICDS, Health and other Departments were also present. MLA Ramnagar gave patient hearing to several issues projected by the people and issued direction for on spot redressal of the problems projected by the people. He exhorted upon the officers of various departments to ensure their 24x7 availability/ground visibility for public. He further called for qualitative and time bound completion of the projects. On the occasion, the MLA informed that work on widening and macdamisation of Ramnagar-Basantgarh road is going to be taken up very shortly. He further informed that work on 3 foot-bridges at Jhanjoo, Thoud and Kokani will be taken up very shortly. He also announced the execution of work of motorable bridge on river Ujh to provide connectivity to Sia-Mehri. Pathania directed the PDD authorities to check unscheduled power cuts and erratic supply. He also announced setting up of half-a- dozen Electric sub-stations in Basantgarh area and development of Higher Secondary School Basantgarh on "Model-School" lines. He further announced electricity, computers and boundary-wall for High School, Pachound. He directed CAPD Department to ensure that sign boards displaying number of souls, Stock position, rate list and electronic weighing machine are installed in every fair price shop of the area. He also announced that all the PWD and PMGSY roads will be black topped and macadamized and assured that he will take up the matter of providing SRTC Bus-service from Jammu to Basantgarh and Dudu areas.

Priya inaugurates heritage photo exhibition

13179311_1797211863840665_7225765379433121672_nMinister of State for Tourism, Education, Technical Education, Culture, Horticulture, Floriculture and Parks Priya Sethi today inaugurated photo exhibition of heritage structures at Kala Kendra, here. The 3-days long exhibition focuses on heritage buildings and complexes of the city and the photographs have been exclusively captured by Simranjeet Singh Sunny Dua. The photographic exhibition has been organised with the collaboration of Jammu Municipal Corporation, HDFC Bank and Kala Kendra Jammu. Appreciating hard work of the Lensman, the Minister said that the Sunny Dua has done a commendable job of focusing on the heritage of the city and taking ahead the task undertaken by the Government to preserve the rich inheritance of the city of temples. She said that the Government has already initiated the process to preserve the heritage and development of Mubarak Mandi Heritage Complex is a step in the direction to conserve and showcase the rich heritage of the city. JMC Commissioner Mandeep Kour, Convener, INTACH Jammu Chapter S.M. Sahni, Art connoisseurs, members of media fraternity, senior citizens, students of different schools and large number of people attended the inauguration ceremony. Taking keen interest in each photograph, Priya said that the painstaking efforts by Sunny Dua needs recognition and the exhibition should be organised in other parts of the country also, adding that by way of exhibition people would come to know about the heritage of the region

Public participation necessary for development: Kavinder

page7-1Speaker Legislative Assembly and MLA, Gandhi Nagar Kavinder Gupta today visited various sectors of Sainik Colony and listened to the demands of the residents of the area. During his visit, the Speaker asked the people to actively participate in developmental activities of the State and said that it is the duty of every citizen to play role in keeping the surroundings clean and green. The residents of Sainik Colony Sector-B raised various issues before the Speaker including blacktopping of roads, construction of parking strip, removal of encroachments along nallah between Sector-B and Adarsh Nagar and providing uninterrupted power supply in the area. The Sainik Co-op House Building Society Ltd. Jammu submitted a memorandum to the Speaker demanding regular supply of water, macadamization of roads of Sector A, B, C and G including Ward No. 69, construction of Rotary on NH1-A near Major Bbbar Chowk for regulating the traffic and avoiding fatal accidents, repair of damaged lights in the parks and construction of cremation ground in the area. The residents of Ambika Colony also raised the issues related to blacktopping of main road, dismantling of old electricity poles lying defunct along the roads and supply of clean drinking water in the area. While addressing the gathering, the Speaker said that the roads in Sainik Colony would be blacktopped in a stipulated time frame and instructed the officers of the concerned department to take up the construction work of roads of the area on priority basis. The Speaker also instructed the officers of PHE to check leakage of water pipes and ensure that the residents get clean drinking water. He further said that various developmental works have been initiated for the development of the state and providing clean drinking water, uninterrupted power supply and road connectivity to the people is the top priority of the Government. Executive Engineer PHE VK Khajuria, Executive Engineer PDD Sudhir Gupta, Executive Engineer Jammu Municipal Corporation Joginder Pal and Assistant Executive Engineer PWD (R&B) Rafiq Sheikh also accompanied the Minister during the visit.

Lal Singh directs for beautification of Domail-Katra road

Lotus Logo copyFor providing healthy and green environs to the pilgrims visiting Holy cave of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Jee, Minister for Forests, Ecology and Environment Choudhary Lal Singh today issued directions to the Forest Department for beautification of Domail-Katra road by plantating ornamental trees and landscaping. This was stated by the Minister after responding to the demand of several deputations from Katra town, here today. During the interaction with the deputations, Choudhary Lal Singh said that Government has taken up the matter with National Highway Authority of India to develop road divider from Nagrota to Katra for planting palm and ornamental trees besides making sitting arrangements for pilgrims of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Jee shrine. The Minister directed the Forest officers to make regular patrolling of Forest enclosures across the State in odd hours so that natural greenery would be saved from any calamity particularly fire. He also directed the officers to identify those elements that are indulging to set fire in the forests so that culprits would be dealt with iron hands. Choudhary Lal Singh urged for creating better facilities and basic infrastructure in the town to the visiting devotees. He directed the Forest officers to reactivate men and machinery and develop a park on modern lines near Katra town. The Minister directed the officers to develop and explore more such eco-friendly environmental parks in and around Katra town to attract large number of tourists visiting Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Jee in connection with pilgrimage.

MLA Chenani Dina Nath Bhagat inaugurates 2 roads

13178660_1000750516673313_3185273638380258458_nM.L.A. Chenani Dina Nath Bhagat inaugrated two tractor roads Bhasat to Beali mohalla and Tamatar morh to Sheetla Mata Mandir. Mr. Bhagat also held public darbar at Bhasat. M.L.A. announced C.D.F. for construction of one hall at Govt. High school Bhasat. Mr. Bhagat was accompanied by B.J.P. Distt. Vice President Naresh Bhagat, B.J.P. Mandal President Deepak Gupta and other party leaders.

Kohli convenes public grievance redressal camp

Lotus Logo copyMinister for Sheep and Animal Husbandry and Fisheries, Abdul Ghani Kohli today convened a public grievance redressal camp at Chingus Sarai, Rajouri and took stock of the problems of the people. People from different villages put forth their demands and grievances before the Minister which were mainly related to provision of safe drinking water, road connectivity, replacement of old water supply pipes and electric poles for strengthening the existing infra of PHE & PDD and shortage of staff in different departments. People of the area also demanded sheep, veterinary and poultry centres in the area. Kohli assured that adequate steps will be taken to provide better amenities to the people. He said with the active support of people the institutions of governance at ground level are being strengthened as the Government is committed to provide transparent and accountable governance to the people. The Minister exhorted upon the people to come forward and avail the benefits of state and central sponsored schemes which are designed to meet the aspirations of the people. He also appealed the educated unemployed youth to avail the benefits of various schemes for establishing their income and employment generating units. Later, the Minister visited the dispensary of Sheep Husbandry at Potha in Kalakote and took stock of its functioning. He directed the concerned for proper and adequate medical facility to the livestock of the area. He also interacted with the nomads who are moving towards higher reaches with their livestocks and took stock of the facilities being provided by the department. He exhorted upon the functionaries to ensure adequate medicare facilities are provided to these nomads for their livestock.

Priya inspects Horticulture Nursery at Misriwala

13151810_1000748586673506_1716435281094389526_nMinister of State for Tourism, Education, Technical Education, Culture, Horticulture, Floriculture and Parks Priya Sethi inspected Government Fruit Plant Nursery, Misriwala, here today. While inspecting the nursery cum orchid area in the Nursery, the Minister observed that the department should go for wide publicity of the varieties of fruit saplings available, adding that people should be made aware of the fact that the Government nurseries have good quality plants and are available at a price much lesser than the open market . She held detailed deliberations with the functionaries of the department and instructed them to gear up production of quality planting material. Calling upon authorities to get necessary accreditation for the nurseries, Priya directed that all nurseries of the department should have the required certifications and this process should be expedited. She also issued directions for improving infrastructure like installation of Green House, Micro Irrigation Systems and other such required facilities to improve productivity in these nurseries. She directed for taking up plantation of high density mango plants in the nursery so as to meet the demand of the Mango village which is coming up at Khour. Director, Horticulture Jammu A.K. Sharma, Chief Horticulture Officer, Jammu and other officers of the department were present during the inspection.

Redress people’s grievances in time-bound manner: Sunil

Lotus Logo copyMinister of State for Transport, Science & Technology, Revenue, RDD, Agriculture and Youth Services & Sports Sunil Sharma has stressed on the need to adopt proactive and prompt approach to redress people’s grievances besides providing people's friendly environment in the offices. This was stated by the Minister during his visit to various Government offices here today. Asserting the officers to remain at beck and call of the people the Minister said that providing efficient, corruption free and transparent administration to the people of the State is the prime focus of the Government, adding that various measures are being taken in his regard. Exhorting upon the officers to provide various services to the people within stipulated timeframe of PSGA the Minister said that Government is taking all measures to provide better and improved service delivery mechanism to the people of the State. The Minister also said that any laxity on part of officers regarding effective implementation of Public Services Guarantee Act will not be tolerated. During his visit to Mini Secretariat complex, the Minister instructed Deputy Commissioner Kishtwar to inspect various Government institutions regularly to curb absenteeism besides ensuring work culture in Government offices. He also directed the concerned officers of Revenue and RDD to put in place improved and efficient service delivery mechanism so that various services of these departments are provided to poor people in a transparent and hassle free manner. Regarding availability of ration and other facilities in the district especially in far flung areas like Marwah,Warwan and Dacchan, the Minister strictly warned the officers and other staff posted in these areas to remain present at their respective headquarters so that people don't face any inconvenience. During his visit to ITI, the Minister directed the Principal to focus on skill development of youth so that they get employment in upcoming hydro electric projects in the district. The Minister also visited the offices of Social Welfare, Animal Husbandry, ICDS and Youth Services and Sports. He was accompanied by District Development Commissioner Kishtwar G.N Balwan and others.

Lal Singh warns of strict action against encroachers

Lotus Logo copyMinister for Forests, Ecology and Environment Choudhary Lal Singh today conducted an extensive tour of Sulla Park, Garhi, Kanthan and Arnas in Reasi district and reviewed the functioning of the Forest Department. During his visit he inspected Belowain Nursery spread over 850 hectares and forest enclosures set up by the department in the district. District Development Commissioner Reasi Ravinder Kumar, Managing Director State Forest Corporation Arun Tikoo, Director Ecology, Environment and Remote Sensing O P Sharma, Chief Conservator of Forests Roshan Jaggi, Director Forest Protection Force Suresh Gupta, SSP Reasi Sujit Kumar besides other senior officers of Forests, PHE, PDD and RDD accompanied the Minister during the tour. Minister directed the officers of Forest Department to immediately start the fencing work of nurseries and forest enclosures for avoiding encroachments and smuggling of timber and directed for increasing vigil to curb such practices. Ch Lal Singh directed for developing Sulla Park with proper landscaping and taking up plantation of flowers and ornamental trees to provide better ambiance to the people visiting the park. He appealed the people to cooperate with the concerned department for proper upkeep of these parks and maintaining cleanliness. The Minister directed the department to enhance vigil to prevent incidents of forest fires and asked to keep a check on activities that might cause forest fire causing irreparable loss to ecology. He also asked people to desist from encroaching forest land and reiterated that such illegal structures would be demolished as and when noticed. Later, the Minister also convened a public grievances redressal camp at Garhi and Salal and listened to the demands and problems of the people.

Kavinder inspects ongoing works in Rajiv Gandhi Hospital

page56Speaker Legislative Assembly, Kavinder Gupta today inspected the ongoing developmental works of Rajiv Gandhi Government Hospital & Leprosy Rehabilitation Promotional Unit Gangyal. He also took stock of the facilities being provided to patients in the institute The Speaker convened a meeting with concerned officers and reviewed the functioning of the hospital. He was apprised about the immediate requirements for improving the facilities for the patients. Responding to the issues raised by the hospital administration, Kavinder Gupta directed JMC to submit a proposal for separate toilet complex in the premises at an earliest. The officers of PDD were directed to provide a dedicated transformer to augment power supply in the hospital. Speaking on the occasion, the Speaker reiterated the commitment of the Government to improve health care system in the State and assured that requisite steps will be taken to upgrade facilities in Rajiv Gandhi Hospital on priority The meeting was attended by CMO Jammu Dr. Robinder Khajuria, Medical Superintendent Dr. Neeta Singh, officers from PDD, PHE, JMC and Housing Board. Earlier, the Speaker inspected development works at Sunjwan and kick started the tile work of lanes in the area. He directed the officers of executing agency to closely monitor the works to keep a check on the quality of works. He also took stock of the grievances of the people of the area regarding water and power supply, road connectivity and drainage. The Speaker assured that all the genuine issues will be redressed in a phased manner.

Sunil inaugurates 12th Gufran Memorial T20 Cricket C’ship

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Minister of State for Sports J&K, Sunil Sharma today inaugurated the All India 12th Gufran Memorial T20 Cricket Championship 2016 at Sports Stadium here. The tournament is being organized by Young Star Cricket Club Doda and sponsored by Rashtriya Rifles Battalion Doda. MLA Doda, Shakti Raj Parihar and Commanding Officer 10RR Col Mirtunge Upadhya were the guests of honour while Assistant Commissioner Revenue Ranjeet Singh, Principal GDC Bhaderwah Prof Zaheer Abass Hashmi, Principal GMHSS Doda Om Prakash Chandail, Chairman YSCC Naseer Khora and Social Activist Shahnawaz Gattu were the special guests. Speaking on the occasion, the Minister called upon the youth of J&K particularly Chenab region to participate in sports activities whole heartedly and said that there is no dearth of talent among the youth of this region, adding that there is the need of hour to channelize their talent in the right direction. Sunil Sharma also appreciated the efforts of Young Star Cricket Club Doda for organizing such mega event saying that this would provide a platform to the interested youth in the sports to show their hidden talent. The Minister also assured the YSCC Doda that every possible help from the State Govt would be provide to make this grand event successful. MLA Doda Shakti Raj Parihar in his speech also appreciated the role of YSCC Doda for organizing such event and said that such event would definitely provide a requisite platform to the budding talent of this region.

Pathania kickstarts macadamization work of roads in Ramnagar

Lotus Logo copyFulfilling the long pending demand of residents of Ramnagar town, Ranbir Singh Pathania, MLA Ramnagar, today kick started macadamization work of various roads and lanes of the Ramnagar town at an estimated cost of around Rs 2.00 crores. Pathania said that it was a long pending demand and keeping in view the needs and requirements of the masses, the macdamisation work is taken up in order to provide services to the public. The major roads, where macdamisation and tar coal laying has been taken up, are Shri Narsingh Ji Temple- Bus stand Road, BDO office to Bus Stand Road, Ghass Mandi Road, Circular road around SubDistrict Hospital Ramnagar, Main Bazar Ramnagar, ChigliChowri to Khein-Bein Road besides other lanes of the town which facelift and beautify the town. Speaking on the occasion, Pathania said that the macdamisation work could not be taken up earlier due to adverse cold climatic conditions which were technically not suitable for laying bitumen and tarcoal. He said that quality and durability will be the hall mark of this work and stressed upon the concerned contractor and department not to compromise on the quality of the work. He further informed that 3-inch Bitumen laying work will be taken up which will have repair/replacement guarantee of three years. On the occasion he further announced that bitumen-laying work on Ramnagar -Johnu Road (Km 1-6) and Chowki-Dalsar road (Km. 1-3) at an cost of Rs. 2.5 crores, is going to be started very soon. He further announced that work on development of state of arts sports stadium at Raja Ram Singh Stadium will also be taken up shortly which will have facilities for indoor as well as outdoor games. Among those present on the occasion, included Rajinder Sharma, Sham Lal, Rakesh Kumar, Master Raj Gopal Kalsotra, Ranjeet, Sumit Gupta, Vijay Kumar, Raghvir Sharma, Shounku Ram, Sachin, Rameshwar Gupta and others.

Govt working to uplift socio, eco conditions of people: Jasrotia

page91-300x187Fulfilling the long pending demands of the locals, BJP MLA from Kathua, Rajiv Jasrotia today kick started the blacktopping work from Ambekar Bridge to Dream land Park onwards Degree College Kathua to be executed at an estimated cost of Rs. 2 crores. Prominent among those who were present on the occasion include Jagdish Punia, Manic Gupta, Sumit Mahajan Mohan Singh Sarpanch, Gifty, Bodh Raj and other BJP workers.Speaking on the occasion, MLA said that the present PDPBJP Government is committed to ensure overall development of each corner of the State, with special focus on essential sectors like road, power, health, education and PHE. He said all the developmental initiatives will be fast paced and completed in a time bound manner. He sought cooperation from the people in ensuring speedy development of their areas and asked them to come forward and personally supervise the quality of works. He directed the engineers to strictly maintain the quality of works as per the specifications and complete the same in a time bound manner. MLA further said that the Government has formulated a comprehensive plan under PHE, PDD, R&B, Education, ERA and Health sectors to meet the developmental aspirations of people of the state. He assured the people that all their genuine demands and development needs would be fulfilled in a phased manner. He urged them to extend their whole hearted cooperation to the Government for progress and prosperity of the State. MLA said that prime focus is to provide basic amenities to the people of Kathua constituency. He said roads are vital for development of any area, adding that every effort is being made by the Government to connect all unconnected and inaccessible areas through a road network. He stressed for availing benefit under flagship welfare schemes and programmes like Laadli Beti, MGNREGA and Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan etc to improve their socio economic conditions.

Priya Sethi inaugurates first phase of training workshop

13174006_1796325287262656_2878132808684323868_nSSA kick starts professional training of 5000 untrained teachers Priya Sethi inaugurates first phase of training workshop Minister of State for Tourism, Education, Technical Education, Culture, Horticulture, Floriculture and Parks Priya Sethi inaugurated first stage of the professional training of 5000 untrained teachers of the state. The 3-day long workshop on training of study centre coordinators and Master Trainers of Jammu division was kick started today. The massive exercise is being executed by the Directorate of SSA, J&K in collaboration with the National School of Open Schooling (NIOS), an autonomous institute of the MHRD, GoI. Among others, State Project Director, Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA), SSA, Saugat Biswas, Director, School Education, Jammu Smita Sethi, Chairman, National Open School (NIOS) Prof C.B. Sharma, Director Academics NIOS Dr. Kuldeep Agarwal and Coordinators as well as Master Trainers were present at the inauguration ceremony. While addressing the gathering, the Minister said that in order to bring forth positive changes in the education system periodic training of teaching fraternity is must and the latest step undertaken by joint efforts of SSA and NIOS would go a long way in fine tuning the skills of teachers. She said every professional in order to keep abreast with latest trends undergoes training and the same applies to noble profession of teaching. “SSA and NIOS has come up with unique initiative to train our untrained staff and I appeal all teachers to come forward to make this program a grand success in the state,” she added. She impressed upon the Master Trainers to work with zeal and dedication and train the Resource Persons as per the instructions and training received in the workshop. Saugat Biswas informed that an MoU was signed between the Directorate of SSA and National Institute of Open Schooling and as on date more than 3200 untrained teachers have registered for the program and the target of training 8700 untrained undergraduate teachers in the next two years has been fixed, he added. He said that a total of 78 Study Centres have been identified across the State where the course shall be conducted through the distance mode and would cause no disturbance to regular teaching in the schools. A 400 strong force of Master Trainers, Resource Persons, Mentors shall be put in place for conduct of the exercise in a span of two years. In Jammu division, today thirty four Study Centre Coordinators and fifty five Master Trainers attended the first day of the workshop.

Promises made with people to be fullfilled on priority: Sunil

page7-6-300x169Minister for Science and Technology and Transport (Independent Charge), Sunil Kumar Sharma, today reiterated that he will leave no stone unturned in fulfilling every single poll promise he made to people of Kishtwar constituency. He said this while addressing a gathering after visiting Helipad Kishtwar near historical Chowgan Ground with DC GM Balwan, ADC Kishori Lal Sharma and XEn R&B Mahinder Kumar. The much awaited 26 seater airstrip project having length 900 m and width 20 m will be completed at an approximate cost of Rs 2 crore besides 15 lakhs for fencing. He expressed hope that with the completion of this project, it will prove a boon to deal with emergency situations and particularly in saving precious lives in case of emergency and also during untoward incidents in this hilly constituency. "The project will also be a big boom for tourism sector in Kishtwar area and definitely will bring this area on world's tourism map. Keeping in view the sinking Batote Kishtwar Highway Airstrip will act as life line to the area. What we had promised is going to be turn in reality soon", he added. Highlighting the achievements of coalition Government, he said that in recent past various developments have added boost to the hopes of peoples especially in rural area whether it was mobile Tower installation in Marwah area or important foot bridges in Padder area besides 100 bedded hospital for Mandal Kishtwar or blacktopping with new norms of 3 inches while Water pipeline project has already completed its 1km journey towards Kishtwar from Dool Naigad and work is going on war footing basis. "Funds have been allocated to take care of the National Highway. In addition to this an alternate National Highway project is under consideration for which already required steps have been taken", Sharma said adding that to provide employment to unemployed youths two major hydro projects are in pipeline which will also boost the economy of the area. Sharma laid stress on development of tourist infrastructure in the area to attract the tourists particularly those visiting Himachal Pradesh. He asked the Tourism Department to develop world class tourism infrastructure on Chamba-Bhaderwah road so that tourists visiting Himachal Pradesh can also visit Chenab valley region.

Ganga reviews status of RAPDRP works

compressed (2)Minister for Industries and Commerce Chander Prakash Ganga today reviewed the status of RAPDRP works in Bari Brahmana. Among others the meeting was attended by DGM M/s IRCON International Ltd Pankaj Bansal, MD SICOP R. L. Tikoo, AEE PDD Sunil Kumar and concerned officers. After reviewing the status of works, the Minister directed the DGM M/s IRCON International Ltd for speedy completion of works and to erect a 10 MVA receiving station in Birpur area so that the industries get a dedicated station. Mr. Ganga also visited the proposed site for setting up of receiving station and directed MD SICOP to handover the land to PDD for erection of the station. During inspection, the Minister instructed MD SICOP to develop a park in the adjoining area besides ensuring more plantations in the area.

SSA installs first ever computerized Braille machine in all districts of J&K

13151819_1796295830598935_5097056115183995870_nMinister of State for Education, Priya Sethi inaugurated the 40 character Braille Text Reading Machine for visually impaired children at the Resource Centre for Children with Special Need (CWSN) of SRML Higher Secondary, School today. The facility was inaugurated in the presence of State Project Director RMSA/SSA, Saugat Biswas, Director School Education; Smita Sethi; State Coordinator IEDSS (SSA), T R Mangotra; Chief Education Officer, Jammu, J K Sudan; Principal, SRML, K C Khajuria and various other faculty members. The state-of-the-art machines are being supplied to all the district resource rooms as part of the Inclusive Education for Disabled at Elementary Level (IED) component of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyaan (SSA), a centrally sponsored scheme funded by Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India. Earlier, State Project Director, SSA Saugat Biswas apprised the Minister regarding the utility of the new machine. Describing it as a path-breaking technology for the visually impaired he illustrated that the machine will enable the visually impaired students in reading and writing using computers. At the same time it will enable a user to take printouts of written material in Braille. Using this system, the visually impaired students can read and write even without the supervision of a teacher and also read from material available on the internet. Faculty, specially the visually impaired students expressed their joy at the installation of the facility. Visually impaired students felt connected to technology for the first time. The Minister also assured the faculty in general and students in particular about the smooth implementation of centrally sponsored schemes and also for better delivery of educational services. The MoS exhorted the students to derive maximum benefits from such schemes to develop for the development of a better teaching-learning process. The machines, a product of WEBEL Mediatronics Ltd, a Government of West Bengal undertaking, shall be installed in all the districts, and the Resource Teachers will be trained adequately by the SSA, so that they can further impart training to the visually impaired students of the State, Biswas informed. Meanwhile, professional training of 5000 untrained undergraduate teachers of J&K was kick started today. The first stage of the program i.e. the training of Study Centre Coordinators and Master Trainers of Jammu division was inaugurated by Minister of State for Education, Priya Sethi. The massive exercise is being executed by the Directorate of SSA, J&K in collaboration with the National School of Open Schooling (NIOS), an autonomous institute of the MHRD, GoI. State Project Director, SSA Saugat Biswas informed that an MoU was signed between the Directorate of SSA and National Institute of Open Schooling for training untrained undergraduate teachers in the month of December, 2015, and henceforth various preparatory steps have been taken. As on date more than 3200 untrained teachers have registered for the program and we have a target of training 8700 untrained undergraduate teachers in the next two years, he added. The training that shall be conducted through the distance mode shall cause no disturbance to regular teaching in the schools. Prof. C.B. Sharm