JAMMU, March 27: Minister of State for Education, Technical Education, Culture, Tourism, Department of Horticulture, Floriculture and Parks Priya Sethi today came down heavily on Congress for what she alleged launching a false and frivolous campaign against BJP-PDP coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir State. She said that many former Congress ministers who looted state exchequer and created liabilities worth crores of rupees in various departments are being vocal to gain some foothold.
Priya Sethi was speaking after starting development works worth Rs 10 lakh inward Number 2 of Jammu East constituency. She said having lost ground and facing cases of corruption in State Accountability Commission (SAC), Congress leaders are trying to portray themselves as people’s sympathizers. They are virtually on their knees begging little support from people whom they had cheated and looted during their tenure. Those who got kickbacks even in development works but did nothing substantial during their tenure are today making futile efforts to gather crowds on Jammu streets.
She alleged that these very corrupt Congress leaders who don’t have any face now destroyed state’s economy, stagnated development, destroyed departments for their vested interests, encouraged nepotism, created liabilities, violated codes, created a mess and built their personal empires. They are now roaming in streets to prove their worth which they have already lost. This effort, she added is too little and too late. People have understood their gimmicks and are not going to get swayed away with such tactics now.
The present government, Priya Sethi said is functioning according to wishes and wills of people. A clean and transparent government led by Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has not only restored the faith of people in the system of governance but also given sleepless nights to Congress leaders who did nothing for people. They have lost an opportunity and now people’s mandate is against them, she said adding that liberal funding from Centre is going to develop all three regions of J&K State equally, now.
She started construction of lane and drain near the house of Darbari Lal and Rajinder Raji on the back side of Rani Kalori Mandir, Jullakha Mohalla, and repair of the drain near the house of Dubey at Ward No.2. Construction of shed at Shani Mandir near Mishra house opposite Rani Kalori Mandir, Jullakha Mohalla and upgradation of a lane near Kothi Sheikh Amin at Jullakha Mohalla Ward No.2. These works worth Rs 10 lakhs were all started and departments asked to complete the same in time bound manner.
MLA East Rajesh Gupta and State Vice President BJP Yudhvir Sethi were also present on the occasion.
Later locals thanked the minister for her cooperation and starting works in their wards. They also criticised the previous government for leaving several works midway. They also appreciated the move of government in completing several projects including Cable Car project which is likely to be inaugurated in the mid of the current year.
Among others present included Lalit Gupta,
Ramesh Gupta,Vicky Gupta,Savita Anand,Tripta Devi, Darshna Devi, Suman, Rajinder Sikka, Arun Sethi, Ramesh Gupta. Sunny Sehgal,Ravi thakur, Saroj, Ajesh Gupta, Govind Sareen, Kirtar Gupta, Gurmeet Singh, Nipun Malhota, Sharda,
Gokul Koul, Shashi Sapolia, Subash Sangra, Kirti Singh, Jyoti Mishra Advocate, Kuldeep ji, Satish Kumar