'Will build schools, colleges, hospitals in J&K, if Cong comes to power'

The Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad, and the MP candidate from Udhampur-Doda parliamentary constituency Vikramaditya Singh on Friday conducted extensive tour of Chatroo, Padder, Dachan and Bonjwah areas of Kishtwar district in Jammu and Kashmir.

They held their first public interaction at Chatroo of Inderwal Assembly constituency followed by the one at Padder and Dachan of Kishtwar constituency. They also visited the hometown of Azad at village Bonjwah of Kishtwar district.

Addressing gatherings, Azad said that the Congress believed in development and progressive work. “If the Congress comes to power in the state, we will build more schools, hospitals, colleges and the other institutions in the state,” Azad said.

Azad said Gujjar community has an important role to play in the society. “But unfortunately Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) neglected it since 2014,” Azad said. “Congress party’s manifesto will talk about the welfare and progress of the Gujjar community”.

He added that in power, Congress shall provide free education up to Class 12 and free medical treatment to those who belong to Gujjar community. He also said that the party “will make new strict laws so that another shocking incident like Kathua rape and murder does not happen again in the state”.

He appealed to people to vote and support the Congress candidate from the constituency Vikramaditya Singh.