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BJP flays Omar govt for `anti-Jammu` policies

Last Updated: Thursday, November 10, 2011 - 23:17

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir unit of BJP
on Thursday accused the Omar Abdullah led government of adopting
anti-Jammu policies, and demanded abrogation of Article 370
and conducting fair delimitation of assembly constituencies in
the state.

"BJP will continue to agitate for ending discrimination
with Jammu by seeking abrogation of Article 370 and conducting
fair delimitation of assembly constituencies so that Jammu
gets due share in the power structure of the state," BJP state
president Shamsher Singh Manhas said during his `Jan Jagran
Yatra` here.

Article 370 of the Constitution accords special status
to Jammu and Kashmir.

Manhas alleged that the people of Jammu are the worst
affected by the "anti-Jammu attitude" of the NC-Congress
coalition government.

The extent of discriminatory approach towards Jammu by
successive governments in the state can be gauged from the
fact that despite more population, more area and difficult
terrain, the region has just 37 assembly seats while Kashmir
has 46, he pointed out.

He criticised the present government for its "wrong
policies" including the employment policy, as it amounts to
exploitation of the unemployed youth.

"Government has failed to create avenues for effective
employment of educated and uneducated youth in the state," he
said.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, November 10, 2011 - 23:17

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