Jammu, April 30 (Scoop News) – Former Union Minister for Home and Leader of the BJP Legislators Party, Prof. Chaman Lal Gupta has observed that it was a strange approach that J &K government seems to be eager to have a soft policy for return and rehabilitation of those persons who had gone to Pakistan/PoK to have trainings and weapons for subversion and break the unity of the country but it was insisting to apply ESMA and “no work, no pay” policy against the employees and workers who are demanding nothing more than what it was promised by these leaders at the time of Assembly and Lok Sabha elections as also later on in their meetings with the leaders of different trade union bodies.
Commenting upon the reports that the State Chief Minister and others in their meeting with the leaders of employees insisted to the retention of ESMA and no roll back of the “No Work, No Pay”, Prof. Gupta said this clearly smacks of totalleterian thinking. This was more astonishing that these ruling leaders of the National Conference and that of the Congress are much talking for human rights and flexible policies to deal with insurgents and terrorists but at the same time they appear to be despotic while dealing with those who are agitating nothing else but what was promised to them.
If there are fiscal problems, these leaders must had to think before making promises, he added and said that this was clear cheating of the people by these parties and its leaders must know that if a person cheats others on their roads or elsewhere, he is liable to be booked and punished and how these leaders can be immune from such laws, especially when the crime is on a far bigger scale.
Prof. Gupta said that this issue of false promises was raised by him in the Assembly also but there was no answer from the treasury benches. Time has come when the political leaders, especially those of the ruling junto, would have to be accountable, he added and warned that if there is no place for violence and bullet in a democracy, the politicians too, would have to be answerable to what they promise at the time of seeking the votes of the electorates.
The BJP leader reiterated that the coalition of the NC-Congress has not only failed on all fronts but it was proving a curse. It would be better for the ruling leaders to review their whole working before they are made to face some bigger music, by the suffering masses, he added.