National Conference (NC) Provincial President, Devender Singh Rana on Tuesday lambasted the BJP for creating obstacles in the activation of Jindrah Tehsil and cautioned that further delay would force the people take to streets and resort to agitation.
"The delay raises many questions with regard to political motivation of the BJP as the issue is hanging decision despite assurances held out in the Legislative Assembly and in various forums," Rana said while interacting with locals during his tour of the Nagrota Constituency.
Rana, who is MLA Nagrota, decried the BJP for its political maneuvering in delaying the functioning of Tehsil, as it had been created by Omar Abdullah led Government in 2014 while respecting public urges and need for taking administration at their doorsteps.
Rana said that Jindrah Tehsil had been created along with other administrative units in various parts of the State on October 21, 2014 as per Cabinet Decision No 187/14/2014.
"If urgency can be shown by the PDP in posting Assistant Commissioner in Bhaderwah despite non-availability of any such post what is the problem in making duly created Jindrah Tehsil functional," he asked, maintaining that the BJP has been a biggest obstacle in development of Jammu and fulfillment of its politico-economic aspirations.
He said his pleas of posting the staff in stop-gap arrangement, till the sanctioning of staff, have fell in deaf ears.
Rana reiterated his demand of making Jindrah Tehsil functional by making internal arrangement in terms of deployment of the staff.
This will save the people from inconvenience they were encountering while undertaking long journeys and wasting days together to seek redressal to their revenue and related issues, he added.
The MLA lauded the resilience and resolve of the Jindrah people for adopting peaceful means to press their demands and cautioned the government this should not be taken as their weakness.
He said he will not only raise the issue again in the ensuing Budget Session of the Legislative Assembly to have the tehsil activated in a time bound manner but if need be he will sit with his people to agitate the callousness of the government.
Responding to various issues raised by the people, the MLA said these will be taken up with concerned for appropriate redressal on immediate basis.
He said development of Nagrota constituency is his mission which he will accomplish with the active support of the people. GKNN