PDP warns mass movement against defective delimitation
Jammu, February 22 (Scoop News) – Charging National Conference led coalition regime with conducting irrational delimitation of wards in Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC), Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) today warned to launch a mass movement if discrepencies in delimitation of JMC were not removed before announcing elections of the civic bodies. Party observed that deserving areas of the Jammu city have been deliberately ignored while carving out new cards of JMC, reasons best known to the ruling party.
In a joint statement issued here today PDP leaders pointed out that for the last two years the coalition government has been postpoining civic bodies elections without any resons while on the other hand they state government has conducted faulty delimitation to debar democratic rights to many deserving areas of Jammu city. They pointed out that creation of new wards was a glaring example of the discriminatory policy being propogated by this regime.
PDP leaders pointed out that deserving areas like Sunjwan, Bithandi and its adjoining localities were excluded from the JMC which authenticated that delimitation process was defective and full of discrepencies. They said that these areas have been fast developing colonies of the city but have been excluded from municipal limits. “We failed to under stand why these most deserving areas have been excluded”, they said and smelt a deep rooted conspraciy in conduct defective delimitation process in the city.
“There is no fun of conducting civic bodies elections especially of JMC without including all deserving areas because these areas too deserve basic civic amenities like other parts of the city”, they said and warned that PDP would mobilize public against this bias and discrimiantroy attitude of the state government.
PDP leaders further said that during the last five years Sunjwan and Bithandi areas have developed very fast and the winter capital of the city has been extending towards this side. “We think that conducting JMC elections without including such deserving areas would be proved a futile exercise”, they said.
Signatories of the statement are former Minister Rangil Singh, Ved Mahajan, Daman Bhasin and R K Bali.
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