Modi's visit exposed BJP's betrayal to Jammu pradesh

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Jammu
  • Updated: Jul 05, 2014 20:52 IST

Chief patron of the National Panthers Party Bhim Singh on Saturday expressed "deep shock" over the unplanned visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Jammu and Kashmir.

He said Modi had ignored the most burning issues, including that of Jammu migrants, Pakistan and Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) refugees, with whom the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had been making false promises. Singh was addressing a press conference at Press Club here on Saturday.

Singh said Modi's first blunder was that he should have flagged off the train to Katra from Udhampur and not from Katra to Udhampur, which showed Modi's dislikes for Udhampur because Udhampur MLA belonged to Panthers Party and Prime Minister Modi was advised to avoid Udhampur.

It was shocking that Modi did not mention the name of Jammu migrants, Talwara migrants, PoK and Pakistan refugees, who had voted for him in the past elections blindly, hoping that Modi would redress their problems. He could not utter a word for the plight of the people of Jammu Pradesh either, he said.

Singh said Modi had proposed a national level discussion on Article 370 during his election campaign at Jammu.

He forgot to mention about it during his visit to the state.

He did not realise that there were more than two lakh educated unemployed youth, who were in search of jobs, Singh said.

He failed to mention about the rehabilitation plan for migrant Kashmiri Pandits, future of Jammu-Poonch railway link and did not utter a word in appreciation of the army and ex-army jawans during his speech at Katra, the National Panthers Party leader said.

The party's delegate session, which would include the agenda for reorganisation of Jammu and Kashmir, would be held on Sunday, he added.

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