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BJP Govts at Centre, State Ushering Development Era in J&K: Dr. Narinder Singh

BJP governments at the centre and state brought agenda of development to forefront for making Jammu and Kashmir a developed state, stated Dr Narinder Singh, BJP State General Secretary.

“Previous Congress and National Conference governments in J&K only played divisive politics, looted the state exchequer and made it a “Bimaru State” said Dr. Singh. He said that rhetoric of congress leaders cannot bury facts and figures of BJP’s achievements and contribution for Jammu region. He advised congress leaders for introspection, as to why they could not contribute to the educational, infrastructure development of state. These leaders of Congress should be held accountable as to why they miserably failed in bring prosperity to the region. He said BJP is doing development politics for all and appeasement for none.

Dr. Singh enumerated the achievements of BJP and said that the party’s greatest achievement is in making Jammu an “Education Hub” by setting up national institutes namely All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, Indian Institute of Management and Institute of Mass Communication.

Dr. Singh also highlighted the achievements of the BJP-PDP government in doing work on ground for POJK displaced families as Rs 2000 crores have been sanctioned for 36384 displaced POJK families, out of which about Rs 500 crores paid through Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) thus eliminating corruption. To eliminate leakages, DBT has been adopted by the government.

Dr. Singh said that Rs 400 crores have been sanctioned for construction of 14000 bunkers for border residents and SRO 43 for providing employment to victims of cross border firing. He also told that 1404590 Jan Dhan accounts have been opened in the state and account holders have deposited Rs 526.18 crores in these accounts resulting in financial inclusion of poor to ensure access to financial services.

Dr. Singh said that Under Prdahan Mantri Ujjwala Yogna, against the target of 6.67 lakh connections 3.63 lakh gas connections have been distributed to BPL women beneficiaries. For Workers Welfare Board and Jammu and Kashmir employees provident Fund Organisation will implement and enforce 32 Labour Acts and till date 3.2 lakh workers registered and an amount of Rs 275.26 crores disbursed, and minimum wages enhanced for un-skill, skilled and highly-skilled and ministerial staff to Rs 225, Rs 350, Rs 400 and 325 day respectively, he added.

For employees Seventh Pay Commission implemented, full pension qualifying service reduced from 28 years to 20 years and family pension benefit extended to unmarried daughters irrespective of age. In earlier regimes of National Conference and Congress, employees used to face police lathi charge for securing their demands, he said.

Dr Singh said that present governments at the centre and state are responsive governments and the BJP is working with a mission to make J&K a developed state while touching every aspect with healing hands.