Jammu, August 11: Former Minister in the NC-Congress regime, Surjit Singh Slathia today made a grand presence after being out of limelight for a long time. The leader who held a rally at Vijaypur attacked the administration in Samba for having failed to provide uninterrupted electricity and water in the Vijaypur region.
“The administration here at Samba has failed to supply water for 10 days. Vijaypur demands that the administration starts working and immediately provide water to the residents of Vijaypur,” Slathia said.
“The mess created by the insensitive and inefficient coalition has manifested in worst-ever crisis in Kashmir and total administrative failure in the Jammu Division”, Mr Slathia said while addressing a huge public meeting at Ban in Vijaypur this morning.
The rally, which was attended by a large crowd, attacked the government for neglecting Vijaypur region which is considered to be the former minister’s stronghold.
The rally, joined by thousands of men, women and youngsters, was also addressed by State Vice President Mr Rattan Lal Gupta, Chairman SC/OBC Cell Babu Rampal, former MLA Mrs Bimla Luthra, District President Jammu Urban Mr Dharamvir Singh Jamwal, Youth Leader Abhimanyu Jamwal and others. The eulogised the dynamism with which Mr Surjeet Singh Slathia steered the Vijaypur Constituency to pinnacles of progress and development besides generating avenues of employment in the area.
Prominent among those present included, Mr Subash Jamwal , Mr Satish Singh Jamwal ,Mr Pradeep Bali, Mr Mahinder Gupta, Mr Vijay Singh, Mr Tirath Ram Chowdhary, Mr Bhagwan Singh, Mr Raman Gupta, Mr Puran Kumar, , Mr Surinder Mahajan, Panches, Sarpanches and deligates of Vijaypur constituency.
Earlier, the rally passed through various markets of Vijaypur with participants raising slogans against the total collapse of government on all fronts.
The party workers later blocked the national highway demanding that the basic amenities be provided to them without delay. It was also announced that the protests would be intensified if the administration fails to do its job.