UDHAMPUR, June 28: Accusing the Government of India for out rightly ignoring and neglecting the aspirations of Jammu region at All Party Meet (APM) held in New Delhi, Harsh Dev Singh, chairman JKNPP and former Minister said that BJP had stirred a hornet’s nest in the land of Dogras evoking feeling of alienation, embitterment and outrage.
He rued that BJP’s appeasement politics of inviting Kashmir-centric and pro-separatists parties to the meeting and ignoring the Jammu based nationalist leaders descended like a thunderbolt from the blue. “Whether in the past years or post abrogation of Article 370, Kashmir has always remained a pampered child while Jammu has always been neglected, be it Assembly seats, Government jobs, allocation of funds, tourism or power and development projects,” he added.
“In the much hyped APM, Jammu province had been given a negligible share in representation but from the valley, the leaders who toe the line of the secessionists were cordially invited. Even those who did not want to attend were persuaded,” Harsh rued. He was addressing public meetings in villages Chunti, lower Mada and Narsoo Nallah in Chenani constituency today.
Asserting that APM would pave way for further subjugation of Jammu region, Harsh Dev said that PM Narendra Modi had given relevance to the Gupkar Alliance which was being termed as ‘Gupkar Gang’ by the BJP until now. He said after discrediting them following abrogation of Articles 370 and 35A, the Centre is now treacherously doing business with them.
BJP indulged in double standards and duplicity over Jammu issues. All its promises merely proved to be rhetoric. Its persistent U-turns on several core issues after assuming to power had led to the traumatic subjugation being experienced by the people of Jammu region over these years. Once again, the conspicuous bonhomie between the PM and Kashmir based leaders had unveiled the draconian intentions of BJP to colonize Jammu region for the sake of power”, Harsh divulged.