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Posted at: Sep 13, 2017, 12:16 AM; last updated: Sep 13, 2017, 12:16 AM (IST)

Congress leaders talk of ‘bias’ against Jammu

Congress leaders talk of  ‘bias’ against Jammu
A Congress delegation arrives to meet Home Minister Rajnath Singh in Jammu on Tuesday. Tribune Photo: Inderjeet Singh

Tribune News Service

Jammu, September 12

The Congress today sought constitutional mechanism to ensure equitable development in all three regions of the state.

A delegation of senior Congress leaders today called on Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and expressed concern over the discrimination with the Jammu region.

“The mistrust, gap and regional imbalance on various fronts have widened between the regions and BJP has been failing in its delivery on slogans of equality, equitable development and equal treatment in the political, economic and other spheres of life. There is a growing discontent among the people of Jammu region over the role and failures of the BJP while in power especially on issues and commitments while in opposition. The discrimination in recruitments and allocations of posts to the region even to the level of SPOs has been a cause of concern,” Congress delegation stated in a memorandum submitted to Rajnath Singh.

The Congress expressed concern over the overall security scenario and political atmosphere of uncertainty, confusion and contradictions on various sensitive and contentious issues, especially due to divergent and contradictory statements and stands of the two ruling parties.

The delegation suggested devolution and decentralisation of powers and evolving a constitutional mechanism to fully guarantee equitable share and treatment to three regions. The delegation highlighted the issue of border residents and victims of firing by fulfilling the commitment of 5-marla plots and other benefits as was done for the Chhamb area residents during the regime of the UPA government and demanded extension of monetary benefits and proper rehabilitation of the Nowshera border migrants.

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  • The Congress sought constitutional mechanism to ensure equitable development in all three regions of the state.
  • The Congress expressed concern over the overall security scenario and political atmosphere of uncertainty, confusion and contradictions on various sensitive and contentious issues 
  • The delegation highlighted the issue of border residents and victims of firing by  fulfilling the commitment of 5-marla plots and other benefits

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