BJP candidate from Jammu-Poonch Parliamentary constituency and state president Jugal Kishore Sharma on Saturday lambasted the Congress-NC coalition for the miserable plight of the small and marginal farmers, refugees and border people, and said it was time for the people to punish the "biased and insensitive Congress party" and vote for the BJP.
Addressing a series of election meetings at Badyal Brahmana, Chak Arga, Chariyan and Chakroi in Suchetgarh assembly, Sharma not only bemoaned the "indifferent" attitude of the Congress-NC coalition towards the farmers, refugees and border people, but also said that the youth of the area is unemployed and civic amenities in the entire border belt "almost non-existent".
He charged the ruling coalition with indulging in corrupt practices and politics of soft secessionism.
Sharma also accused the Congress-led UPA of adopting a very soft approach towards Islamabad and the separatist forces in the Valley and said that the Friday terror attack at Dayalachak in the Hirangar area that left three dead, including one soldier, and injured three others was the immediate fallout of the "weak-kneed policies of the UPA government".
"The nation has already suffered due to onslaughts by Pakistan. It is unfortunate that NC has echoed Pakistani views on Jammu and Kashmir and the Congress has virtually ignored the Dayalachak incident," said Sharma.
"BJP is the only party that can lead the people and promote their interests and maintain territorial integrity", he said, and added that the "defeat of Congress-led UPA is a historic necessity".