Congress hits out at Govt. over denial of due security cover to opposition leadership

Congress Govts. always encouraged, took along  other democratic forces  to defeat militancy in J&K : JKPCC Chief G A Mir.

Congress Govts. always encouraged, took along  other democratic forces  to defeat militancy in J&K : JKPCC Chief G A Mir.

Such discriminatory tactics won’t  deter Congress from its role of constructive opposition  -  Bhalla

Jammu, Feb 2 :(KNS)   The Congress today strongly hit out at the Govt., crying foul in the matter of  due security cover to its senior leaders  and activists while extending all due and undue facilities  and huge security cover to lower rank leaders of the ruling party and other activists of pro-Govt. out fits.

Addressing a largely attended  press conference here today a battery of top leadership of Congress party led by JKPCC President G.A. Mir hit out strongly over the selective and discriminatory approach and undue favouritism to the ruling BJP and other pro-Govt. outfits while the prominent leadership of the Congress party is deprived of the basic security cover required to play an active role, exposing them to security threat, which, he described as detrimental to the overall democratic activities, which are essential to reach out to the people. The Congress party does not seek any undue favours or privileges extended to other pro-Govt. out fits  at Govt. expense but there should be no bias or discrimination in the matter of required security cover t the genuine main stream opposition leadership, especially national party like Congress which has given sacrifices for safeguarding national interests.

Flanked by host of top leadership of the party including Working President Raman Bhalla, Chief Spokesperson Ravinder Sharma, Th. Balwan Singh (Ex-MLA), T.S. Bajwa(Ex-MP),  Ashok Sharma (Ex-MLA), Rajnish Sharma-Treasurer, Th. Manmohan Singh , Shahnawaz Choudhary, S.S. Channi(General Secretaries) , Ved Mahajan (Ex-MLC), Indu Pawar (Ex-MLA), Ch. Abdul Gani (DCC President/DDC Member), Karan Bhagat (Chairman SC Dept) ,  Spokespersons Deepika Rajawat, Kapil Singh, Sahil Sharma, Pranav Shagotra, Vijay Sharma

JKPCC Chief said that so far Congress party has never raised this issue publically but used persuasive policies with the Govt. to adopt a fair security policy but day by day, the Govt. and higher ups are further downgrading and withdrawing the minimum essential security cover to our leaders and activists on selective basis to please the ruling bosses.

The security review and assessment system is totally biased towards opposition Congress while extend undue favours and more than required security cover, vehicles and escorts to such leaders having no or little public standing but only due to political affiliations. Those who have never been legislators or even Sarpanch but avail more facilities of security than top Congress leaders, Former Ministers/Legislators and other who qualify as per fair  criteria , if adopted. Mir said that even he himself as President of the Congress party  and other senior leaders including several times former ministers legislators and important functionaries have been deprived of  the due security cover and have either no security at all or far less security cover as compare to lower rung activists or office bearers of pro-Govt.  political out fits or others. The Congress party also dealt with terrorism, separatism  and antidemocratic forces, in Jammu and Kashmir  while in the Govt. at the centre and in the State but it never indulged in such discriminatory treatment in the matter of security and rather it encouraged the other main stream democratic forces and leaders   by extending them due security cover to activate  political and democratic process from time to time in order to defeat nefarious designs of anti national forces, however the present Govt. and administration  has misplaced priorities amidst difficult security situation and proxy war of Pakistan, as it does not encourage, rather support national parties like congress in its  endeavor to  carry on genuine political and democratic activities in most difficult security situation.

Claiming that situation is far from normal and rather more vulnerable on some parameters and our forces/ Jawans and other civilians getting targeted, while Congress always fought against terrorism and stood shoulder to shoulder with the Govt. and forces to deal with terrorism but such tactics against the national party leaders and opposition is highly condemnable and against overall interests of nation and democracy. Nobody can replace Congress party and the Trust it enjoys amongst the people by such tactics but it will certainly weaken the democratic and political forces to play their constructive and positive role in the  favour of common people.
JKPCC leadership urged the Lt. Governor and the Home Minister to review such discriminatory policies against the congress party and other such mainstream forces to defeat the nefarious designs of anti democratic forces those who have vested interests in  prolonging the bureaucratic regime. They said that that party  shall lodge strong protests against the discrimatory attitude of the Govt. and bureaucracy against the opposition and the genuine mainstream political leadership and the party shall expose such tactics of those forces. The party said let these be fair treatment to all genuine leadership of all hues of mainstream including the Congress party, in the matters of security, although we don’t claim any undue facilities at Govt. expense except proper security as per norms.(KNS

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