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Rana’s accusations far from truth and unsubstantiated: BJP

Devoid of any substantial issues, the National Conference has now started a campaign of falsehood and accusations by deliberately ignoring facts to mislead the people of state according to Brig Anil Gupta, State Spokesperson of Bharatiya Janata Party. Exposing the NC President Devender Singh Rana who accused BJP of betraying LOC, IB dwellers and POJK refugees, the spokesperson said that he should have verified the facts and checked with the Divisional Commissioner, Home Secretary and Chief Secretary who are fully aware of the measures being taken. Bharatiya Janata Party is totally committed towards fulfilment of the promises made to the residents of the border belt and the Modi government has already sanctioned construction of 4700 community bunkers and 19000 individual bunkers in addition to the bunkers to be constructed by state government. These bunkers are to be built in all the five districts of Jammu region which are located on the IB and LOC. District wise allotment of bunkers has been done based on the population of each district. The entire cost of the project including acquisition of the land is being borne by the central government. The bunkers will have cooking and toilet facilities, in other words these will be underground living units said Brig Anil Gupta. In addition, monetary compensation to the victims of cross-border firing is being paid at par with the LOC victims, adequate compensation is also being paid for the loss/injury of cattle and damage to the crop has also been included in the new Crop Insurance Policy. Brig Gupta challenged the NC president to list even a single measure taken by his party when NC was ruling.

As regards 5 marla plots, the initial promise was made by Ghulam Nabi Azad and Omar Abdullah. Both, used it as an election plank and failed to deliver thereafter. It goes to the credit of BJP that it pursued the case and got even land earmarked for the purpose in Hiranagar tehsil, but had to abandon the same due to the proposal not finding favour with the Army and BSF as it would affect the security of border villages. Does the NC advocate to ignore the advice of security forces who are responsible for border management and its defence, questioned Brig Gupta?

Referring to the one time settlement of POJK refugees, Brig Gupta said that Omar led NC-Congress government did send a proposal to the UPA government at Delhi amounting to Rs. 9025 crore but failed to get the same despite being a partner of UPA and his father being a central minister at that time. It is for the people to decide as to who cheated them and not Mr Rana, said the spokesperson. The BJP government has at least made the beginning by allotting Rs.2000 crore and each affected family has benefitted by 5.5 lakh bringing cheers to their faces. Rana needs to explain to the people as to why his leader failed to get them 25 lakh each rather than accusing the BJP for callousness and duplicity. It is the NC which has always played the vote bank politics and politics of deceit, opportunism, communalism and discrimination clarified Brig Gupta and the people will not easily forget the decades of their misrule and poor governance.