JAMMU, Dec 7: Former minister and senior Congress leader Raman Bhalla today assailed PDP and BJP for exploiting people by playing with their emotions on good governance and both the parties have lost the ground miserably.
While interacting with prominent persons of Darap village of Gandhi Nagar constituency here today, Bhalla said despite being in power at the Centre and in the State the party failed miserably on governance front and let down the people of Jammu on all fronts. He further said that the BJP has nothing to showcase as its achievement. He slammed BJP for putting Jammu’s interests and development subservient to the pleasure of PDP for remaining glued to power.
The former minister said the partnership of the alliance parties and cohesion as a result of which people of the state in general and the Jammu region in particular are suffering on account of development. He charged the BJP for reversing some of the prestigious projects launched during the tenure of Congress for putting the Jammu region on equal pedestal of development.
“Hunger for power has taken toll of the opportunistic alliance, which is overtly and covertly working towards weakening the very idea of Jammu and Kashmir”, said Bhalla .
While referring to the controversies being raked up by Coalition Government, Bhalla said , “ Inhuman atmosphere is being generated and mistrust created by bringing the people and the regions eyeball to eyeball situation over various sensitive issues”. “We decry the politics of hate and divide”, he said while cautioning the people against divisive politics being played by the coalition partners which has already alienated Kashmir from the mainstream.
Bhalla claimed that BJP-PDP coalition so far in their tenure has only added to the woes of common man, BJP in particular in Jammu region as it is involved in every anti-Jammu decisions by Govt. “ BJP acts as dummy coalition partner in the Government as discrimination with Jammu province is being done at all ground either in recruitment, allotment of funds, development in tourist sector or overall development process,” he said and added that Congress is real representative of Jammu province that people have realized now.