BJP sent first installment of relief to flood victims of Jammu and Kashmir. Former chief minister and senior BJP leader Prem Kumar Dhumal flagged off a truck carrying relief material from the district on Wednesday.
Hamirpur Mandal was the first from the district to send rice, pulses, sugar, salt, ghee and blankets to the party functionaries supervising relief operations in Jammu and Kashmir.
Dhumal said to help the affected persons was the moral duty of all and the BJP was doing yeomen's duty in this respect.
“Jammu and Kashmir has not seen such a disaster during the last one hundred years and there is a need to help the suffering mankind. The party will also provide relief to the people of the district who had suffered huge losses due to heavy rains and flood,” added Dhumal.
Speaking on the occasion, he said statements of Congress leaders and ministers were disturbing. He said the Congress had yet not clarified how much losses had been caused to Kharif crops in the state in general and Hamirpur, in particular.
He added the relief distribution work was hampering as there was shortage of revenue patwaris in the state. Patwaris were the real persons to assess the loss and prepare the documents to the affected people but the state government was sleeping to fill their vacant posts in the state.
He blasted the state government for creating more and more posts of chairpersons/vice-chairpersons and even advisors to the chief minister.
Earlier, the district unit of the party congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his birthday and expressed optimism that the party and the nation would gain much under his able leadership.