Preserve Duggar land ; identify and oust fake state subject holders: Rana


Provincial President National Conference Devender Singh Rana on Sunday sought identification and ouster of fake state subject holders and exhorted the people to play their crucial role in preserving the Duggar land.

“Overt and covert attempts are being made by the BJP to dispense with Article 35A, which negates the spirit of the State Subject laws enacted by Maharaja Hari Singh in 1927 to avert dominance of non-state subjects in the state in general and Jammu in particular”, Rana said while interacting with people during his two day extensive visit of Upper Kathar, Kishenpur, Surinsar, Chilla, Sangad and Pounthal Panchayats of the Nagrota Assembly Constituency.

Devender Singh Rana

He said the people of Jammu will never allow their interests to get trampled by doing away with the Article 35A thus depriving them of opportunities in employment, business avocations and above all land holdings. “The state subject laws are shield to the legitimate interests of the people of Jammu”, he maintained.

Rana, spokesman said decried the hypocricy of the BJP, saying under the guise of Messiahas of Jammu people they were proving biggest usurpers in the mistaken belief of ultra nationalism. He said these machinations will not be allowed to succeed as the people are determined to offer any sacrifice for preserving their identity.

During the visit Rana toured the Surinsar lake and took stock of its beautification and infrastructural development. These include electrification of the lake boulevard at a cost of Rs 1.13 crore, water jetties and view points costing Rs 20 lakhs, another Rs 20 lakhs for modern toilet blocks and Rs 10 lakhs for water facility at Sangad.

He also kick-started some of the works aimed at beautification of the Surinsar lake, which is emerging as an enviable hangout site for Jammu and its peripheries.

Earlier, during a Public Grievances Redressal Camp, Rana focused on restoration of infrastructure, damaged due to ongoing monsoon rains in Nagrota Assembly Constituency. He was responding to various issues raised by the people during the camps.

He expressed concern over damages caused to roads, public health facilities and power due to incessant rains, saying these have been brought to the notice of the administration for restoration on immediate basis. He said the road network has suffered massive damages resulting in hampered mobility and called for improving and upgrading these on urgent basis. He particularly made a mention of various link roads connecting different villages getting blocked due to mudslides at several locations.

He said commuting on the damaged roads for both pedestrians and vehicle users has become difficult due to potholes and ditches, which has potential of putting human lives in danger. The rain water has also damaged building and various school buildings, besides causing extensive damage to the low lying paddy field, wherein many families have been affected, he added.


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