REASI: Seeing off Prime Minister Narendra Modi after the Udhampur rally on Friday, Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr. Jitendra Singh left for Gool Arnas Assembly Constituency in Reasi district where he held a series of meetings at Judda, Khanikot and other places.
Addressing enthusiastic crowds at all these places, Jitendra Singh said that if even after 66 years of independence, Gool Arnas continues to remain undeveloped and backward as they were before, in spite of hundreds of crores of rupees being pumped in through Central Funds. “The reason is very simple that the successive governments in the State have deliberately ignored this area for political considerations” he said adding that ruling parties including Congress and National Conference had their priorities placed elsewhere and they did not allow these regions to grow so that the people here could be kept perpetually deprived of the benefits of tourism, education and youth employment.
Making a dig at those leaders who misguided these innocent people of far-flung areas by saying that a BJP government will be biased against certain communities or castes, Dr. Jitendra Singh said, “These leaders should first be asked why, in that case, they make a beeline to present bouquets of flowers to Narendra Modi and seek to be in his good books”. He said that the leaders from all the political parties are today constrained to acknowledge the universal popularity and supremacy of Narendra Modi but when they come for election campaigning they mischievously instigate the voter not to vote for Narendra Modi or his Party.
Singh said, “Time has come to install a government in the State which is fully accountable and is answerable to the people for each penny spent from the Central Grants but this is possible only if we have a BJP government in the State which is totally accountable to the BJP leadership at the Centre”.
A vote for BJP is essential to end the era of loot and misappropriation of funds unleashed by the non-BJP governments which have continuously blackmailed the Centre and used the Government of India funds to fill their coffers and benefit their families.
At all the meetings held today, Singh was warmly greeted by large crowds cutting across the community lines. Mixed audience of Hindus and Muslims, and in certain places even the Muslim dominated audience, applauded Singh when he raised the issue of accountability for Central Grants.