AIIMS announcement row: Congress demands resignation from deputy CM, forest minister
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AIIMS announcement row: Congress demands resignation from deputy CM, forest minister

Congress today demanded resignation of the deputy Chief Minister and the Forest minister for failing to fulfil their commitment with the AIIMS coordination committee within the deadline. "JKPCC demand the resignation of Deputy Chief Minister Dr Nirmal Singh, Minister for Forest Bali Bhagat and others who were party to the written commitment, representing the government and BJP, as they failed to fulfil the commitment regarding the setting up of AIIMS in Jammu, within the deadline of July 20," a Congress spokesman said here today.

Congress today demanded resignation of the deputy Chief Minister and the Forest minister for failing to fulfil their commitment with the AIIMS coordination committee within the deadline. "JKPCC demand the resignation of Deputy Chief Minister Dr Nirmal Singh, Minister for Forest Bali Bhagat and others who were party to the written commitment, representing the government and BJP, as they failed to fulfil the commitment regarding the setting up of AIIMS in Jammu, within the deadline of July 20," a Congress spokesman said here today.

Congress described this failure to fulfil the commitment by the BJP government as the "worst ever act of betrayal" with the people of Jammu region, adding that, this would go down in the history in 'black letters'. "They tried to sabotage the people's movement by giving the (false) written assurance on the eve when the people were about to go on a 72 hour Jammu Bandh" he said.

The situation demands that those who are signatories and party to it should resign from the respective positions and seek a public apology, the spokesman added.

"These persons have eroded the sanctity and the authority of the institutions and positions being held by them and brought insult to the highest institutions of democracy in the state. They have mislead the people and tried to weaken the movement by their tactics" he said. He said that a meeting of senior Congress leaders was held at the party office to discuss the issue of the ongoing movement for AIIMS in Jammu region. The meeting was held in the wake of failure of the government to honour the commitment made to the people, he said. He said that the party has decided to extend full support to the movement resumed by the AIIMS Coordination Committee under the leadership of BAR Association Jammu.

"The meeting decided to intensify the struggle in order to force the state and centre government to fulfil the announcement of AIIMS for Jammu" he said.

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