In a statement issued to media here today, the senior National Conference leader accused the BJP of coming up with new ideas with the sole motive of promoting the Saffron Party, least bothering about the common people of this nation. He said the leaders of BJP are living in a fools’ paradise thinking that it will befool the people in the name of development (Vikas) but people fully realize that they committed a blunder by voting Saffron to power. They are waiting for the elections to take place in 2024 when they will show the door to this party and its governance.
Rattan Lal Gupta said that carrying out events in the name of development is an essential part of BJP’s crooked game plan to deceive the people in order to stay in power and Jammu and Kashmir bears testimony to this. He said that the people of this Union Territory are the worst victim of BJP’s betrayal with people here left to fend for themselves even for the very basic amenities. He said it is an irony that tall claims are being made regarding unprecedented development in Jammu and Kashmir but the ground situation speaks the contrary.
While referring to ‘Bharat Vikas Sankalp Yatra’, he said that BJP has been conducting similar programmes like ‘Back to Village’, ‘My Town My Pride, etc earlier too but since these programmes failed to garner public support it now shifted to yet another programme. He said that in all the aforesaid earlier programmes the issues highlighted by public during such events remain unsolved even today.
Questioning BJP’s claims on development the senior NC leader asked why today there are unsafe school buildings, health centres without doctors, damaged roads and shortage of power, drinking water, unemployment, inflation of rates and imposition of heavy burden of taxes by local bodies including the property tax on the people of UT. Moreover, the students and employees continue to be on roads for their quite genuine rights, he added. He asserted that BJP has miserably failed to provide basic amenities to the common people in J&K.
Rattan Lal Gupta while cautioning the people not to get led away by the misleading statements and such flop events conducted by BJP sought their support to National Conference in the Assembly elections whenever these are held in J&K. He said that only National Conference is capable of providing good governance to the people.