Jammu, Sep 26: The National Conference on Tuesday organised a meeting to “activate and instill more energy” in the functioning of the party workers.
The meeting was organised by Dr Vikas Sharma, Zonal Secretary and Coordinator Jammu District (Urban) in which former minister and President Central Zone JKNC, Babu Rampaul was the chief guest and District President Jammu (Urban), Chander Mohan Sharma was the guest of honour.
Addressing the meeting, Babu Rampaul said, “We will have to conduct a door-to-door campaign and tell the public about the achievements of our party vis-a-vis what the present government has done for the public in the last 10 years.”
“The present government only put the burden on the people and did nothing,” he said, adding, “We will have to work day and night to ensure victory of our candidates in the local body elections taking the ideology of National Conference at the grassroots level to every house.”
Rampaul said “After August 5, 2019, the situation has grown from bad to worse to jeopardise the living of people by first imposing property tax, smart meters installation and now prepaid meters with inflated power bills coming in thousands but the administration is not ready to pay heed to the grievances of people. When the NC government comes to power, we will reverse all the anti-public steps taken by the present dispensation and work for the convenience of the people.”
The former minister alleged that people are being “cheated” under the Smart City narrative and the condition of Jammu city is bad. “There are potholes all over the streets, drains are broken and when it rains, the entire city turns into flood hitting the normal life of commoners. Is this what Smart City is like,” he asked, adding, “Smart City is not made by installing Signs Boards, but by providing all kinds of facilities to the people.”
Speaking on the occasion, Chander Mohan Sharma alleged that the political party in power has totally spoiled the earning pattern of locals of Jammu as all the government works including contracts of sand, bajri, wine shops, and parking spots have been allotted to the people from outside JK UT jeopardising the living standard of general public Jammu and Kashmir and drastically dwindling their livelihood.
Dr Vikas Sharma while speaking on the occasion said, “All the important positions in the UT government sector and universities have deliberately been given and occupied by officers from outside JKUT under a well-knit conspiracy to make the lives of people here quite miserable with none to listen to their genuine grievances.”
He urged the youth, retirees and women to play an active role in the upcoming polls and vote for peace, progress, identity with dignity and to ensure democracy survives at any cost.
Others who spoke on the occasion include, Satpaul Shabotra, Sandesh Shan, Surjit Kumar, Narinder Kumar, Amar Bhagat, Munir Ahmed, S.Gurmeet Singh, Shakur Ahmed, Tilak Raj, Banshi Lal Rajwal, Sukdev Sagotra and others.