Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party has called a Jammu bandh on Monday against alleged “failure” of the BJP in addressing issues facing the region.
It accused the BJP, the junior partner in the ruling PDP-BJP coalition, of “double standard” and appealed to all sections of society to join hands to fight against it.
JKNPP chairman and former minister Hash Dev Singh said the BJP was indulging in “double-standards and duplicity” over the issues of deportation of Rohingyas and Article 35 A leading to public resentment against the saffron party.
CCI-J calls Jammu bandh against BJP State president
Chamber of Commerce and Industries Jammu on Saturday called for Jammu bandh on September 18 (Monday) against what it termed as “inappropriate remark” of BJP state president and alleged failure of the government.
Addressing a press conference here, president CCI-J, Rakesh Gupta, said that recently a delegation of the business forum called on Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh in Jammu and apprised him about “non performance” of some BJP ministers. “We informed him that BJP ministers have failed to fulfill the promises they made with the people of Jammu,” he said.
Gupta said, “Instead of conducting an internal audit over public resentment against BJP, its state president (Sat Sharma) in a very autocratic way gave clean chit to all non-performing ministers, saying a few complaints don’t matter.”
“After thoroughly consulting all stakeholders and transport associations, the Chamber has decided to call for Jammu bandh on Monday to express resentment against insincere working of most of BJP ministers and inappropriate remarks of the BJP’s state president,” he said.
He added that bandh is also against the failure of the PDP-BJP government to address genuine issues of Jammu region which include exemption of toll tax at Lakhanpur, starting physical work for Jammu-AIIMS, fixing accountability for development projects in the region, deportation of Rohingyas, power crisis and announcing state holiday on the birth anniversary of Maharaja Hari Singh.
Jodhamal Public School has cancelled exams owing to Jammu Bandh Call. The exams of students thus stand postponed.