Notwithstanding NDA Govt having completed three years in government, it has failed to address most urgent issues which it had promised to address including policy paralysis, inflation, black money and corruption. This was observed by former Minister and senior Congress leader Raman Bhalla while addressing public gathering at Shiv Nagar Yogi Mohalla Kunjwani in Gandhi Nagar Constituency on Sunday.
The programme was organised by Sarpanch Kashmir Singh and Sohan Singh.
Prominent among those present on the occasion included Ex Corporator Satish Sharma, Sanjeev Katyal, Narinder Kour, Vijay Kumar, Lamardar Surinder Kumar, Raman Singh, Sunny, Ashwani, Natish, Sanju and Ankush.
Bhalla expressed serious concern over spurt in cases of dengue in Jammu province especially in the city which has once again raised questions over the awareness levels on its prevention-spread by State Health Department–among the public.
The government has failed to intensify measures to prevent the spread of dengue by carrying out regular cleaning and fogging in the areas where from maximum number of patients with symptoms of the vector borne disease are reported.
He called for strengthening treatment facilities at all major hospitals where the cases of dengue are being reported. He asked for upgrading facilities by adding more dedicated wards in all the hospitals where treatment for dengue is being provided.
Former minister said that GST has proved as big failure due to lack of proper planning and home work before its implementation.
Bhalla accused PDP-BJP Government of destroying public institutions in the State by sidelining legal and established recruitment processes. The trend, he said, was marring the merit and leaving future of the youth in hands of “corrupt politicians”.
“Ever since, PDP BJP Government came into power, all its ministers including the CM started treating public institutions as their personal fiefdoms. No regard is being given to reputed recruiting institutions such as Public Service Commission, Service Selection Board,” Bhalla said.
Both, the PDP and BJP exploited regional and religious sentiment to hilt, not only by whipping up passions but also by making hollow promises about development and addressing the issues of border dwellers who have suffered the most due to intermittent shelling from across the border.
The former minister questioned the sincerity of the government in creating shelter sheds and allotting promised five Marla plots for constructing safe houses. He expressed concern over the lackadaisical approach of the government towards the accumulated problems of the border dwellers, as economic activity and farming have come to grinding halt due to fear psychosis.
“More importantly, the academics of children have been impacted adversely”, Bhalla said, adding that the future of the young generation stands jeopardised under the present dispensation.