Asks NHAI to stop acting like East India Company, give compensation at par with market value
JAMMU, NOVEMBER 01, 2022: Apni Party Provincial President Jammu and Ex-Minister S. Manjit Singh has said that Apni Party will form the next Govt in Jammu and Kashmir.
Addressing a monthly party workers meeting in Vijaypur, the Former Minister said that the Apni Party has gained support from the people who were fed up with the traditional political parties and their policies of divide and rule.
“The Jammu and Kashmir has remained the victim of divisive politics and the people have suffered badly with no development. Now the situation has arised that the non-locals are being provided employment in the private sector especially in industrial sectors and the local youth are ignored and it has given rise to the unprecedented unemployment,” he said.
He referred to the BJP, Congress Party, NC and PDP for misleading the people for their political gains and generating a vote bank out of the politics of hate.
“Apni Party does not allow any kind of hate politics. We believe that everyone should get equal rights and their rights should not be compromised for the sake of politics,” he said.
He further referred to the issues of the people living close to the Jammu Pathankot Highway in Vijaypur and adjoining areas of the highway.
“The people are being uprooted from their native places along the highway to widen the highway but they are being given compensation in a very small amount. With this amount, the uprooted businessmen cannot re-start their business after losing commercial land and residential structures. The issue is grave and the NHAI should release compensation at par with the present market value in favour of the land owners including the commercial places,” he said.
He said that the people who failed to get jobs had opened their shops and now the NHAI has taken over the business and made those unemployed again. Therefore, he said that the NHAI should give compensation at par with present market value so that the people can earn their livelihood and resettle and construct their homes again. He said that the NHAI should stop acting like the East India Company.
Meanwhile, he also highlighted that the Apni Party will launch social security schemes and other public friendly schemes for the needy and marginalized section of society.
“We are confident that we will form the next Govt in Jammu and Kashmir and accordingly will launch the public welfare schemes in favour of the general masses of the two regions without discrmiantion and will protect the rights of the people,” he said.
He said that they will not allow non-locals to grab the natural resources and employment in J&K. “Apni Party will work for the protection of the rights, resources and employment of the local unemployed youth,” he added.
Prominent among those who were present on the occasion include District President Samba, Raman Thappa, ST State President Saleem Choudhary, Apni Trade Union State President, Ajaz Kazmi, Provincial President Jammu, Youth Wing, Vipul Bali, District Vice President, Ram Lal, Block President Ramgarh, Choudhary Bachan Lal, Block President Vijaypur, Capt Mohan, District President Legal Cell and candidate Ramgarh assembly constituency, Sahil Bharti, Block President Rajpura, Raman Sharma, Block President Purmandal, Choudhary Masoor Hussain, Shivam Choudhary, District Youth President Samba, Mangat Ram, Block President Youth Bari Barmana¸ Irshan Choudhary, Yaqoob Choudhary, Adv Rajinder Bhagat and many others.