|JAMMU, Oct 3: BJP state president Shamsher Singh Manhas today said it was strange that ever since Jammu Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA) scam came into existence, its president had always been Dr. Farooq Abdullah, which showed lack of inner democracy in the selection of its members and monopoly of a single family. |
Manhas along with other leaders of the party was addressing party workers at Dogra Chowk on the second day of the fasting to be part of the crusade launched by the party on the issue of JKCA scam. The party leaders from Udhampur, Kathua, Akhnoor, Samba, R.S.Pura, Rajouri, Poonch, Sunderbani, Nowshera, Ramban and other parts of Jammu province participated in dharna.
The day’s programme commenced by paying homage and observance of 2-minute silence in the memory of veteran Jana Sangh leader and former Governor Kedar Nath Sahni, who breathed his last this morning at New Delhi.
State BJP president also referred to nexus between JKCA and J&K Bank and said that the NC government had always appointed Chairman and other senior officials of the JKCA as well as J&K Bank to serve its interests and to cover up money embezzlement. Reiterating party’s demand of handing over the JKCA scam case to CBI, resignation of Dr Farooq Abdullah from the presidentship of JKCA and reconstitution of JKCA, Manhas said that nothing less than this would be acceptable and that the BJP would continue to agitate till these demands were not met and the guilty brought to justice.
National executive member Dr Nirmal Singh said that both the Congress led UPA-1 and now UPA-2 created history for promoting corruption and shielding the corrupt ministers and bureaucrats. While BJP led NDA was tough on corruption, militancy and always serious for the welfare and survival of a common citizen, the UPA had a single agenda of making money by any means.
He said, “The guide philosopher of puppet Prime Minister was Sonia Gandhi, who has least concern for `aam aadmi’ and who himself has been enjoying comforts at the cost of public exchequer. It is unfortunate that a Patwari or clerk, is booked and punished whereas the UPA does not deem it necessary to book all the corrupt elements and provide a people friendly government in the country.”
BJP national executive member and state chief spokesperson Dr Jitendra Singh said that Gandhiji was of the opinion that in public life, fast (satyagrah) was most self-effacing method of registering protest and therefore the 48-hour fast programme undertaken by state unit under its president would go down as a selfless effort to establish moral values in public life.
State vice president Chander Prakash Ganga, while appreciating the initiative of BJP state president to highlight the corruption and scams in J&K, said that the leaders of other political parties, who claimed to be against the corruption, should also join hands with BJP in its crusade against corruption.
Som Raj Khajuria, Col. Uttam Singh, Satish Sharma, Sat Sharma, Chander Mohan Sharma, Bansi Lal Bharti, Yudhvir Sethi, Shilpi Verma, Rajiv Jasrotia, Dr. Nirmal Kamal, Ghulam Ali Khatana, Iqbal Singh Jasrotia, Dina Nath Bhagat, Suraj Padha, Capt. Ramesh Lal, Karan Singh, Munish Sharma, Subhash Bhagat, Aseem Gupta, N. D. Rajwal, Kamla Gupta, Kuldeep Sharma, Chaman Lal Kanathia, Surinder Choudhary, Sangita Gupta, Mukesh Sharma, Daljeet Singh, Sanjeev Sharma, Surinder Bhagat, Jeet Angral, Dinesh Gupta, Arvind Gupta, Prema Sharma, Jagdish Pande, Ved Prakash, Bishamber Singh Jasrotia, Tripta Jamwal, Manmohan Sing, Arjun Sharma, Kanta Devi and Ved Paul also addressed the gathering.
News Updated at : Thursday, October 4, 2012