State Times News BILLAWAR: Continuing his tour of Billawar constituency, former Minister and President DCC Kathua Dr Manohar Lal Sharma on Tuesday visited remote village Lahri of Panchayat Dharlata block Billawar. While addressing the people Dr Sharma said serving the people is his prime motto and nothing can stop him from reaching to his people. Manohar further said that during his tenure, two link roads viz Mangar to Dharalta and Dharalta to Salhari were made for connecting the remote villages with main areas but in last four years even black topping of aforesaid roads has not been taken place as a result the roads are in dilapidated condition. He further said that previous government was a total failure in providing basic facilities to people such as road network, water supply and health facilities. “It even failed to maintain the development works initiated by previous Congress government”, he added. He said many development works were carried out by him such as status of Backward area to Dharalta, allotment of High School Dharalta, Middle School at Mangar and Samar villages, 100 per cent electrification of Dharalta, commissioning of water supply scheme by which 70 per cent Dharalta got water. Also for left over areas a separate scheme was submitted but the previous BJP Government failed to implement the aforesaid scheme. He also criticised BJP MLA by saying that he even failed to develop tourist model village of Mata Bala Sundri . Dr Sharma also paid obeisance at the temple of Shheetla Mata and Chandi Mata and prayed for peace and prosperity of the state and the country. Sarpanch Mukesh Kumar, Bishen Kumar, Karnail Singh, Janak Raj Verma, Sham Sapolia, Parveen Kumar, Puran Chand and Mohinder Kumar were also present.
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