Jammu: A BJP MLA today demanded permanent rehabilitation of border migrants on the pattern of displaced Kashmiri Pandits by setting up townships for them in safer areas.
Talking to reporters here, former MP and BJP MLA Choudhary Lal Singh, said, "We demand permanent settlement of border dwellers and appeal to the Central government and the Governor to settle them permanently."
Singh demanded township for border dwellers on the pattern of Kashmiri Pandits with all sorts of basic amenities.
He said border residents suffer a lot in cross border firing as they lose lives and property and many become handicapped and their children suffer psychologically.
He also criticised the previous government of doing nothing for the settlement of border dwellers.
He alleged that senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad was "befooling" masses and termed the party as an "opportunist".
Singh alleged that Congress is now trying to form government with PDP to remain in power despite the fact that got bad experience with PDP in 2002-2008.
"Since BJP has been given huge mandate by the people of Jammu and Kashmir, it will give a stable government in Jammu and Kashmir soon," Singh said.