The former PRO of Ex Cabinet Minister and senior National Conference leader in previous NC- Congress coalition government joined Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) along with his hundreds of supporters, on Wednesday.
The joining function was organized by BJP District President, Budgam Ghulam Hassan Khan at Sheikh Ul Alam Hall in maintown Budgam, in which Ghulam Mohammad Mir- a social activist and former PRO of Ruhalla was garlanded by BJP State General Secretary (Org), Ashok Kaul in presence of other senior party leaders.
While welcoming the Mir and his supporters into the party fold, Kaul told the gathering that the state was marred by corruption, nepotism and family rule, because of which people have been suffering.
Kaul said at the time of joining hands with ideologically apart PDP we decided to form the government with the purpose of good governance, development and welfare of people. “BJP is dedicated to fulfill the promise of people and commitment for development, and dozens of schemes are introduced in the state for the benefit of general public,” Kaul said, adding, even PM Narendra Modi in Srinagar has promised that not only Indian treasures, but hearts are open for people.
Citing evidence of corruption in JK in previous government, Kaul said the former Dy CM of Congress party’s PRO was arrested on corruption charges and currency was seized in bags from his possession.
He also lambasted the civil administration for not cooperating public in development, as the same people are habitual of promoting corruption and nepotism from last 30 years.
Kaul further said, PDP BJP government has identified 61, 000 people working as casual and daily wagers engaged by previous regime and is committed for their regularization. “We don’t want to cheat our youth on the name of government jobs, thus, we decided not to engage any need based or casual laborer,” Kaul said. He also said the development projects have been delayed due to prevailing situation and that was why we some major projects like Jahangir Chowk Rambag flyover has delayed. “We have cleared the Rs 9000 crore liability of previous rulers,” he said.
Appealing people to take benefits from the government sponsored schemes; Kaul asked people take advantage of these schemes. “We have Pt Deen Dayal Upaday Development scheme for the development of rural areas. Contractors are not ready to take work in rural areas , and we appealed Dy CM to start the scheme on government level,” he added.
Present on the occasion were: State Spokesperson Khalid Jehangir, State Publicity Secretary Dr Ali Mohammad Mir, District Incharge Budgam, Ghulam Nabi Namtahalli; Protocol Incharge, Arif Raja; District General Secretary Aga Mohsin; and senior party workers including Ashraf Azad, Haleema JI.