Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has castigated BJP leader Jitendra Singh over opposing the demand of divisional status to Pir Panjal and Chenab valley.
While leading a protest demonstration in Kishtwar, senior PDP leader and MLC Firdous Tak said that the BJP leader has undermined the genuine aspirations of the people and is acting like a despot. "It has been the long pending demand of the people of Chenab Valley and Pir Panchal region that a separate division should be accorded to them so that they do not feel left out and could have a major say in addressing the development deficit," he said.
Tak said that BJP leader Jitendra Singh by opposing the demand of Pir Panchal and Chenab valley has proven that his proximities aren't with the people's aspirations but with the corridors that allow him to enjoy power. "Jitendra Singh must know that the people of the region will not commit the mistake again to choose him as their representative. He should construct a house in Delhi permanently as people aren't going to accept him ever in the state," Tak said.
Launching a scathing attack on NC vice-president and former chief minister Omar Abdullah, Tak said that it is ironic that at present Omar is making tall promises for Pir Panchal and Chenab valley and forgets that his government ignored these regions on all fronts and even to fulfill the demand of a degree college, people had to sacrifice twenty innocent lives. "Out of power, Omar Abdullah sometimes promises revocation of PSA and sometimes divisional status to Pir Panchal and Chenab valley. This is all vain delusion and such theatrics represent what NC stands for," Tak said.