Udhampur: Union Minister Jitendra Singh on Friday said there is a need for people to vote for BJP in Jammu and Kashmir to end the era of "loot" and "misappropriation" of funds.
"Time has come to install a government in the state which is fully accountable and answerable to the people for each penny spent from the Central grants. But this is possible only if we have a BJP government in the state, which is totally accountable to the BJP leadership at the Centre," Singh said at public rallies in Gool Arnas Assembly constituency.
"A vote for BJP is essential to end the era of loot and misappropriation of funds unleashed by the non-BJP governments which have continuously blackmailed the Centre and used the Government of India funds to fill their coffers and benefit their families," said.
Soon After seeing off Prime Minister Narendra Modi after his rally at Udhampur today, Singh left for Gool Arnas Assembly constituency in Reasi district where he held a series of meetings at Judda, Khanikot and other places.
"If even after 66 years of independence and crores of rupees being pumped in through Central funds, Gool Arnas continues to remain undeveloped and backward, the reason is that the successive governments in the state have deliberately ignored this area for political considerations," he alleged.
"The ruling parties, including Congress and National Conference, did not allow these regions to grow so that the people here could be kept perpetually deprived of the benefits of tourism, education and youth employment," he added.
Alleging that some leaders misguided people of far-flung areas by saying that a BJP government will be biased against certain communities or castes, Singh said these leaders should first be asked why do they make a beeline to present flower bouquets to Narendra Modi and want to be in his good books.