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Govt responsible for damages to J&K’s economy: G. A. Mir

Kupwara Feb 20: J&K Pradesh Congress on Saturday criticised ‘the wrong policies adopted by the BJP government at Centre and said the it is fully responsible for the damages caused to Jammu and Kashmir’s economy, trade and tourism sector, besides failing to address development issues and vowed to continue to expose the misadventures of the BJP Govt in public domain.’

J&K Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) President Ghulam Ahmad Mir in a statement also expressed serious concern ‘over the hardships confronting people due to the rising unemployment, price hike and various other issues of public importance’, saying that Govt is ‘non- serious with regard to people’s hardships, deviating from the real issues in order to hide its failures and false promises.’

Mir was addressing a party convention at Puhroo Peth in Langate Assembly segment of Kupwara District on Saturday.

JKPCC Vice President Haji Abdul Rashid Dar, DCC Presidents Fayaz Ahmad Mir, Abdul Gani Khan, Irshad Ahmad Ganie, DDC Member Shahjehan Dar and various other leaders also addressed the convention and hit out at the Centre Govt for the mess created in the Country and J&K, saying that Congress Party won’t compromise on people issues.

Addressing the party convention, JKPCC President said that J&K  has suffered immensely on all fronts especially trade, tourism, employment, besides many other  issues of public importance, besides the developmental process, which  has got derailed due to the  lack of policies by the Govt towards the J&K, as a result, the weaker sections and small scale businessmen are the worst hit, besides the unprecedented hike on prices of petroleum  and other essentials  not only in J&K but in the entire country added miseries to people, Mir said.

Despite the damages caused to business and economy, Govt has decided  to impose property tax, knowing that there was sharp decline in business activities, trade, tourism have decreased to  a largest extent, the Govt started punishing  people under the garb of property tax, which should not been imposed, keeping view the tremendous damages caused due to the hostile measure taken by the Centre with regard to J&K after August 5 2019, JKPCC President said.

The unprecedented hike on essentials items especially Petrol and diesel have put a huge burden on the common people, the irony is that nobody listens, rather the Centre is trying hard to justify its wrong and failed measures, which are the main source behind disappointment among the people across the  country. The matter of the fact is that people are facing hardships in every respect due to the anti-people measure of the Centre, Mir said.

It is the general perception across India that Centre Govt is willfully hiking the prices on petroleum products on daily basis, besides other essentials under a well-planned conspiracy aiming to benefit some corporators, whose debts have already been waived off by the Modi Govt at the cost of country’s tax payers, which are being recovered from the common people citing many baseless reasons on account of unprecedented price hike, which cannot be justified, Mir added.

Congress party won’t compromise on unwanted and wrong decisions being taken by the Centre with regard to J&K, shall continue to fight against the BJP Govt, making it accountable and answerable to people, PCC President said.

Congress Leaders Nazir Ahmad Lone, Umer Jan, Sheikh Amir, Gh,Hassan Shah, Shabroz Hassan, Bashir Ahmad Mir, Mohd Maqbool and various other leaders including Block Presidents, and  Shameema Sopori, Saira other Mahila Congress activists, youth Congress Leaders and prominent workers of Langate assembly segment were also present. —(KNO)

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