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Border migrants, refugees in Poonch need special attention: Jugal

india Updated: Mar 15, 2014 20:42 IST
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Intensifying his poll campaign on the second day of his visit to Poonch district, BJP Jugal Kishore Sharma raised the issue of border migrants and refugees, saying they are living in pathetic conditions.

"They are the most neglected lot", he said and added that the people of Surankote, Draba, Thana Mandi, Rajal, Bagnoti, Lamberi, Siot, Bakhar, Bal and Thanda Pani are virtually living in a dark age as the present Congress-NC coalition government,like the previous dispensations, has done nothing to create the required infrastructure in the entire Poonch-Rajouri border belt to ensure power supply to the people of this area.

"There are so many villages which do not get power supply for days together," he said adding that the story of healthcare and educational facilities and potable water is no different in this area, which is a "sad reflection on the working of the government."

Jugal Kishore Sharma pooh-poohed the claim of the Congress that the coalition government has created many new tehsils, niyabats, sub-divisions and community development blocks to take the administration to the doorsteps of the people and said that the truth of the matter is that the government has only earmarked `5 crore for the purpose. "The fact is that the government requires about `1,500 crore and more than 1,000 employees to make the proposed new administrative unit functional."

He further said, "The Congress-NC coalition is simply hoodwinking and misleading the people by spreading falsehood," he said.

Addressing corner meetings at different places, Sharma urged the people to vote for the BJP in the coming Lok Sabha elections and strengthen the hands of the party and its PM candidate Narendra Modi. "Vote for BJP will be vote for political stability, economic prosperity, infrastructure development, national security, social and political regeneration of the people of the country," he added.