UDHAMPUR: Expressing his serious concern over the avoidable controversies often taking place in the State, Union Minister of State with Independent Charge of the North Eastern States, Dr Jitendra Singh has asked the J&K Government to take the optimum benefit of the patronage being received by it from the Narendra Modi Government.
Addressing a mammoth public rally at far flung and remote area of Panjar falling in district Udhampur but is part of the Reasi Assembly Segment, the Union Minister said that Jammu & Kashmir is receiving maximum patronage under the Modi Government, which it had, never received from successive previous Governments at the Centre.
He urged the State Government and the administration not to miss this opportunity as it is the “golden period” for the State because Prime Minister Narendra Modi has accorded special priority to the J&K which has faced lot of devastation and destruction due to three decade long turmoil.
“The Union Government is committed to develop this border State at par with other States of the country and provide it all the benefits on the pattern of North Eastern States”, he said, adding “the onus lies with the State Government and the administration which has to take the optimum benefit of these schemes so that J&K does not lag behind in the development sphere”.
Dr Jitendra Singh regretted that instead of treading on the developmental agenda of Modi Government the State gets often trapped into avoidable controversies, which is the brain child of some vested interests. “These forces often exploit the people to grind their own axe.” But now the youth of this State have realized that it is time to revolt against these forces which are harming the interests of people and pushing the State to medieval or stone age period”, he added.
The people in the rally were drawn from surrounding hilly areas to listen their MP. The Union Minister said, his visit to Panjar was happening at a time when from April 14 to May 5, a country-wide “Gram Swaraj Abhiyan” was going on, under which 20,000 villages across the country are sought to be covered in 20 days for achieving maximum targets in seven priority programmes of the Modi Government and Panjar was one of such 19 villages which had been identified in district Udhampur.