PDP protests over power crisis, blocks road for 2-hrs



JAMMU : Irked over erratic power supply in Jammu City, the resident of Qasim Nagar under the banner of People’s Democratic Party (PDP), today staged protest against Power Development Department (PDD) at Qasim Nagar and blocked the road for two hours to express resentment against the government.

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Several locals including children and women of Qasim Nagar area led by its District Vice-President Vikram Singh along with other leaders Rafiq Malik, Chaman Angral, Nirmal khour, Surinder Singh, Vicky, Ajay Raina, Ritesh Mahajan. The protesters raised slogans against the PDD for their apathy towards the people of the Jammu who are facing huge difficulty in this hot summer season.

Vikram Singh while speaking on the occasion informed that people of Qasim Nagar reeling under complete blackout from last night as the transformer of the areas got damaged. He added that despite of repeated requests to Chief Engineer PDD, Xen PDD but authorities failed to restore the electricity in the area.

He further alleged that people aloes approached the locals MLA, Ashok Khajuria but he also don’t have time to listen the grievances of people.

Rafiq Malik criticized the present government for failing to provide proper and regular electricity as a result the people are suffering hardships in hot and humid weather. He said that numbers of protest demonstrations are being held at various places in Jammu but nothing has been done on the ground government so far.