State Times NewsJAMMU: Former Minister and senior Congress leader Raman Bhalla on Sunday urged Lieutenant Governor Sinha to act as a bridge between the people and the administration.He observed that keeping in view present scenario, there is an urgent need to reach out to the people at the grassroots, understand them and their aspirations and convey these to the policymakers in Delhi who, in turn, can draft policies that meet the aspirations of the people and lead to their political social and economic empowerment with dignity and honour.This was observed by former Minister while interacting with aggrieved persons of Old Sekh Nagar in Bahu Fort are of Gandhi Nagar constituency as a part of his mass contact programmes.Preeminent among those present on the occasion include Block President Jatinder Singh Chib, Latish Sharma, GS Sodi, Diwan Chand, Mulak Raj, Bal Ram Langhe, Chman Lal, Rakesh Verma, Chet Ram, Tara Chand, Sukh Chain and Bunty.During interaction, residents project various issues before former minister and sought early redressal of same.Bhalla alleged that BJP whom Jammu people have voted into power should not shift their responsibility, but should concentrate on fulfillment of their electoral promises made.He said Govt totally neglecting masses demands and have left them at the mercy of God. He alleged that there is a total collapse of State administration since BJP leadership are themselves confused as media has exposed their internal bickering. He said, all developmental works being started by previous government are stopped and seems standstill, which has affected the people of the J&K badly.Bhalla said that it is most unfortunate that the common people have no medium to raise their voice for their basic necessities like water, power, healthcare and education due to the neglect of administration. Bhalla said that drinking water supply to the Jammu region has been hit for the past 24 hours as thousands of the Jal Shakti Department daily earners and regular employees went on a strike.“Despite repeated assurances, the government has befooled the daily earners for six years.They are without wages. This is the biggest human rights violation,” said Bhalla.The Medical Assistant and Pharmacist diploma holders are on strike also demanding the government to issue orders of the registration and drug license and preferences employment in the government sector.Former Minister requested Lt Governor and higher officials of the Health and Medical education to look into the matter and issuance of the registration, drug license and preference in the government jobs.
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