Assures full support to INC-NC Candidates
Srinagar Mar 24: Stating that the ruling dispensation has miserably failed to address the concerns of the poor, downtrodden and backward sections of the State, the Joint INC-NC Candidate for Anantnag Lok Sabha Segment and J&K Pradesh Congress Committee(JKPCC) President G.A. Mir has described the PDP BJP Coalition as anti- backward, anti-poor and blamed it for being insensitive to the genuine issues concerning these poor classes, Mir accused the Govt of punishing to suppress them on political lines.
On this occasion, Sr. Congress leader and former minister Taj Mohi-U-din was present.
The Members of Tribal Welfare Forum who called on G.A. Mir today, threadbare, discussed socio political scenario in the State. The Members raised their genuine concerns and sought immediate end to their plight. They said Govt has ignored this section of State completely and demanded restoration of reservation on promotion, release of backlog posts for Schedule Tribes, rehabilitation of their people who have affected due to tensions on Indo Pak Border. The Forum expressed dismay over the way ruling dispensation is treating Schedule Tribes and other backward classes.
Blaming ruling dispensation for failing to mitigate the sufferings of people, G.A. Mir said that backward classes of the State are being ignored & victimized by PDP BJP under a well -planned strategy, which is indicative of the communal agenda of PDP BJP Coalition. He said there were instances of threatening of Schedule Tribes and Gujjar Community in recent past in Jammu division and it is surprising that PDP which is the main ally of BJP did not even bother to seek explanation from the people responsible, he said.
He said Schedule Tribes and other backward class are our own people and they deserve every facility like other communities enjoy in the State. He said Govt must take effective measures for restoration of reservation on promotion and release of backlog posts for this community, besides rehabilitating the people affected by the Borders Tensions.
Mir said that it is the Congress Party alone which has strengthened the Schedule Tribes and other backward classes of the State and it will continue to remain steadfast to serve the people to the best of his ability. He assured the forum that the Party would highlight their genuine concerns at every possible forum for their resolution.
On this occasion G.A. Mir appointed Talib Hussain Bajran as organizing Secretary of J&K
Pradesh Congress Committee, with immediate effect, he said Talib Hussain is dedicated political worker and felt confident that he will work for the Congress Party with dedication.
G.A. Mir also appealed the Forum to strengthening the Secular forces in the state by casting their vote in favour of the Joint INC and NC Candidates in both Anantnag and Srinagar Lok Sabha Constituency. The Members of Tribal Welfare Forum assured their full support to INC NC Candidates.
Those who were present on the occasion included Spokesperson Farooq Andrabi,Arif Irfan, Rafiq Balot, Haji Noor Din, Farooq Kamad, Mushtaq Chowdhary, Reyaz Badana and others. (KNS)