Govt responsible for damaging JK’s economy: JKPCC Chief
Langate (Kupwara): Congress on Saturday lashed out at the wrong policies adopted by the BJP Govt at Centre and said that the government is fully responsible for the damages caused to JK’s economy, trade and tourism sector.
J&K Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) President G A Mir said this while addressing a largely attended party convention at Puhroo Peth in Langate Assembly segment of Kupwara District on Saturday.
Mir said that besides failing to address development issues the BJP has failed to provide any other relief to the people.
Mir expressed serious concern over the hardships confronting people due to the rising unemployment, price hike and various other issues of public importance, saying that the government is non- serious with regard to people’s hardships.
JKPCC Vice President Haji Abdul Rashid Dar, DCC Presidents Fayaz Ahmad Mir, Abdul Gani Khan, Irshad Ahmad Ganie, DDC Member Shahjehan Dar and various other leaders also addressed the convention and hit out at the Centre for the mess created in the Country and Jammu and Kashmir.
The convention was part of the nation-wide protests launched by the Congress party against the unprecedented price hike on petroleum products across the country.
The leaders resolved to continue to fight against the anti-people policies of the BJP government.
Mir said that J&K has suffered immensely on all fronts especially trade, tourism, employment, besides many other issues of public importance, besides the developmental process, which has got derailed due to the lack of policies by the government towards J&K.
“As a result, the weaker sections and small scale businessmen are the worst hit, besides the unprecedented hike on prices of petroleum and other essentials not only in J&K but in the entire country has added to the miseries of the people,” Mir said.
Despite the damages caused to business and economy government has decided to impose property tax, knowing that there was sharp decline in business activities, trade and tourism, he said.
He said that the government is punishing the people under the garb of property tax, which should not been imposed, keeping view the tremendous damages caused due to the hostile measure taken by the Centre with regard to JK.