NPP State President Balwant Singh Mankotia staging protest for district status.
STATE TIMES NEWS
RAJOURI: Supporting the agitation launched by people, ex-MLA and NPP State President Balwant Singh Mankotia reiterated that district status to Nowshera, Kalakote and Sunderbani is not a demand but need of the hour as these highly populated and vast areas require district status to meet daily challenges. He claimed that people of this border belt are suffering and time has come to fulfill the aspirations of these agitating people. Addressing workers on the occasion of celebration of party foundation day at Rajouri, ex-MLA and NPP president Balwant Singh Mankotia said keeping in view the aspirations of people, Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party on March 23, 1982 came to existence and now first time party is celebrating its foundation day at all districts of Jammu province to spread the message of party at every door step.
Supporting the agitation launched by people of Nowshera, Kalakote and Sunderbani for the demand of district status and holding protest Dharna, Mankotia blamed that PDP-BJP coalition government has become mute spectator and didn’t addressing the genuine issues of people. Mankotia claimed that area of Jammu province has spread over 28,000 square miles while area of Kashmir is 13,000 square miles and despite having double area than Kashmir, ten districts have been given to Jammu region and keeping in view the area of this region, ten more districts should be formed so that Nowshera, Kalakote and Sunderbani can get district status.
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