The National Panther’s party (NPP) has been most actively attacking the BJP division of Jammu for what it assumes is the neglect of Jammu by the BJP. This time, Supreme Court lawyer and NPP chief, Bhim Singh has asked Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, as to what he is bringing to the table on November 7 for the oppressed and depressed people of Jammu Pradesh. Singh’s takes references mainly from BJP’s election manifestos and the commitments the party had made to end discrimination with the people of Jammu province last November.
Here is the text of the letter:
“Your party’s manifestos have made commitment for the implementation of almost all the important agendas I am mentioning in this letter. The BJP was committed to hold delimitation of the Assembly constituencies, which has been denied to the people of J&K by the state government. There has been no delimitation since 1981. There was only a casual delimitation in 1995/96 which was an eye-wash only.”
“There are seven reserved constituencies and all fall in Jammu Pradesh. There has been no rotation of reserved Assembly seats and there is no hope for another 20 years for any rotation. The new districts were created by the government in 2007/08 without readjusting the boundaries of the Assembly constituencies. Presently some Assembly constituencies fall in two or three districts. It is against the guidelines of the Election Commission of India and even the Representation of Peoples Act. There are 24 constituencies reserved for the residents of PoJK.”