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Chib assures to mitigate
sufferings of border people
Jammu, Nov 20|14: R S Chib
Congress Contesting Candidate from Suchetgarh Constituency held a series of public
meetings at villages Choga,
Lian, Bega. While addressing
the public Chib said that the
present MLA of Suchetgarh
constituency has paid no attention towards the difficulties and sufferings faced by
public of the constituency. Instead inconvenience has been
caused to the public by shifting of newly created administrative units like Tehsil HQs
& Block HQs for Suchetgarh
constituency to the Native
village of the present MLA.
Chib said if voted as MLA the
same will be shifted to some
suitable place at R.S. Pura to
mitigate the suffering and in-
convenience of the border living people.
Chib threw a light on the development works he took up
during his tenure as a MLC/
He mentioned about the projects like setting up of sub district hospitals, establishment
of several primary health
centers, construction of park
at R.S. Pura, construction of
Bana Singh Sports stadium
and several play fields at different villages and opening of
ITI at R.S. Pura. Chib stated if
he would have been an MLA
he would have contributed
more in development of the
constituency. Chib also said
that PDP candidate when he
was Member Parliament (Rajya Sabha) did nothing for the
development of Suchetgarh.
Chib took a dig on present
MLA for ignoring the problems of SC, ST, OBCs and also
unemployed youth of the area.
He assured the public in case
he is elected MLA of the constituency, he would spare no
pains in making efforts for
the solutions of problems for
the border people as they have
always to suffer during crisis created by neighbouring
He appealed the state govt. to
fulfill the demand of allotment
of plots in favour of the border people as already voiced
by Gulab Nabi Azad (formal
Chief Minister J & K) & Prof.
Saif-uddin Soz, President J&K
Pradesh Congress Committee.
Chib appealed people of the
constituency to vote for congress party which has always
stood for the people of the
Sham must in Assembly for
strengthening Jammu: Madan
Akhnoor, Nov 20|14: Former
Member Parliament, Madan
Lal Sharma while addressing
a series of Public meetings
at Garh, Talban, Bindre-daBagh, Gurha Brahmina (Mohalla ZEO) in Akhnoor Assembly Constituency said that
Sham Lal Sharma must be
voted to legislative Assembly
for strengthening and watch
of the interests of Jammu
Region. He lauded Sham Lal
Sharma’s role in upgradation
of schools and bringing major
share of Administrative units
to Akhnoor constituency. He
appealed the people in all the
public meetings to support
Sham Lal and make him the
MLA of Akhnoor by pressing hand button on EVMs on
20th December-2014 to defeat
the nefarious designs of Anti
Jammu forces who always create hurdle in settlement of the
issues related to the people
living in Jammu Region.
He said that both he himself
and Sham Lal Sharma have
always strongly voiced for the
interests of the Jammu Region
and remained controversial
from outside and within the
Party. We don’t adopt double
standards and pampering
policy but bluntly raise issues
which affects the life of our
people directly or indirectly
added Ex-MP. Sharma said
that the development which
Sham Lal Sharma has carried
out in Akhnoor is testimony
to the fact that we not only
speak but also perform on
ground. Akhnoor today is one
of the models and finest Constituency which is growing
fast in light of it being ignored
for long time and People of
Voter Awareness Express
flagged off by Special Voters
Doda, Nov 20|14: In its continuous efforts to create electoral
awareness among the voters under the aegis of Systematic Voter’s Education and Electoral Participation (SVEEP) Programme,
a voter awareness express which
will tour Bhaderwah, Ghat, Thathri, Gandoh, Marmat, Assar,
Gundna and other parts of the
District from 21stof November to
25th of November 2014, was today
flagged off by special voters viz
two deaf and dumb voters, two
dwarf voters, two blind voters,
two physically handicapped voters, two oldest voters and two first
time voters from DC Office Complex Doda.
These voters were specially invited by the District Election Officer (Deputy Commissioner) Doda
Shyam Vinod Meena for flagging
off the Express and to develop a
sense of pride and equality, besides creating awareness among
the special voters.
The Express will spread the message of ethical and informed voting through posters, banners,
invitation cards and audio messages comprising of vote appeals,
ethical voting appeals and songs
and jingles of ECI through loud
speakers installed on the vehicle,
besides an official is also deputed
to redress any voting related query on spot.
The flagging off ceremony was
conducted in presence of General
Observer 54-Bhaderwah Bhupinder Singh Bhalla (IAS- Batch
1990), General Observer 53-Doda
Dev Raj Dev ( IAS- Batch 1990),
Expenditure Observer 53-Doda &
54- Bhaderwah Parsad. D. Goarse
(IRS- batch-2010) , Returning Officer 54-Bhaderwah (SDM Bhaderwah) Bhupinder Kumar and
Returning Officer 53-Doda (ACR
Doda) Subash Chander Dogra.
Before flagging off, DEO Doda garlanded the special voters and distributed Invitation cards among
them inviting them to cast their
valuable vote on 25th November
2014, besides special stairs were
arranged for the dwarf voters to
boost their moral and to develop
a feeling of equality and pride
among them.
DEO also announced that these
special stairs along with a facilitator will be arranged for all the
9 polling stations where there are
15 dwarf voters, besides sign language instructors to facilitate the
deaf and dumb voters will also be
arranged for the polling stations
where there are deaf and dumb
voters in the District.
Govt. Employees
sensitized about SVEEP, MCC
Samba, Nov 20|14: To create
awareness and to motivate the
masses for greater participation
in the Assembly Elections- 2014,
SVEEP activities to aware Govt.
employees were organised today
in Conference Hall Nandni Hill
Speaking on the occasion The
Deputy Commissioner, Samba
Mubarak Singh impressed upon
the employees to carry forward
this message to their respective
areas for ensuring maximum
electoral participation.
He exhorted upon them to specially focus on ensuring the greater
participation of female voters in
the polling process. Calling them
an important component of Elections, he emphasized on more
involvement of Anganwadi Workers and ASHA workers in the
Election process.
He further said that the main objective of SVEEP is to motivate
voters to enhance participation
for the strong democracy, increase
in voter turnout in identified low
turnout polling stations, to bridge
gender gap in enrolment, increase
in Postal ballot voting, inclusion
of left out groups/communities
etc. He called for generation of
awareness among the public for
greater participation in the election process.
A signature campaign was also
organised in which more than 200
employees participated. SVEEP
awareness messages formed part
of this campaign.
The Additional Deputy Commissioner Samba Vivek Sharma
also interacted with the Employees and asked them to guide
and aware the masses about the
importance of their vote. Later,
a training programme for the officials and other staff deployed for
the election duties was also organised today in the conference hall
Nandni Hills Samba.
Addressing the polling staff DEO
asked them to strictly adhere to
the model code of conduct (MCC)
which has come to force with the
announcement of polling date.
He said that the ECI has zero tolerance concerning elections and
there is no room for excuse or negligence on the part of the Government employees in election duty.
Among others, RO Samba
Pradeep Manhas, AD CAPD and
various other officers were also
present on the occasion.
Akhnoor must vote in favour
of Sham Lal Sharma to complete the pending works and
to realize the dreams of people
of Akhnoor added Sharma.
Ex. MP said that Congress
will be the part of any future
government in the State and
people should send Sham Lal
Sharma in State Cabinet with
thumping majority, so that
their interests are watched
spoke on the occasion includes Shri Ram Dass, Member SC Adv. Board, Ram
Cong Akhnoor, Mangu Ram
President Brahman Sabha
Akhnoor, Sarpanchs Vikram
Singh, Narinjan Singh, Shamsher Singh, Madan Lal, Rtd
Sub Jaggatar Singh, Sub Flail
Singh, Kuldeep Singh.
DEO Rajouri holds
training of Magistrates,
Micro -Observers
Rajouri, Nov 20|14: Giving final shape to the preparations
to the ensuing assembly polls,
District Election Officer and
Deputy Commissioner Rajouri,
Jitendra K Singh convened
several meetings for imparting
training to the election staff.
First meeting held was held
with Sector and Zonal Magistrates in which one hundred
and ten employees participated and the aim of the meeting
was to impart training to the
magistrates. While addressing
the meeting. District Election
Officer Jatindra Kumar Singh
stressed upon to work with zeal
and dedication on the assigned
duties as per the directions and
guidelines of the ECI in order
to conduct free and fair election in the District.
Rajouri, Nov 20|14: Providing
further momentum to its Assembly election campaign in border
district of Rajouri to make ‘Mission 44+ a reality’, the Bharatiya
Janta Party (BJP) district unit
today organized a function at
Shahpur area of Rajouri district
in which nearly 500 people from
all walks of life participated enthusiastically. Addressing to the
rally, BJP State Vice President
Advocate Vibodh Gupta highlighted the hardships being faced
by the common man in the J&K
State where they are always being
deprived even for the basic amenities like food, shelter, water and
electricity. Vibodh cornered Congress, Peoples Democratic Party
(PDP) and National Conference
(NC) for the plights of the people
in the State and he said that these
parties always looted the State
exchequer after coming to power
as a result of which the State has
become the most corrupt and underdeveloped area in the country.
He also criticized Congress leadership for the pathetic condition
of the State which they ruled for
so many years. “Congress could
not take a save passage to shield
its false promises which they
have made for the last more than
30 years”, Vibodh said and added
that the BJP will leave no stone
unturned to bring peace and prosperity in the State.
BJP candidate from Rajouri Ch.
Talib Hussain also addressed the
gathering and promised to the
people of the constituency that if
he would come to power than he
will develop it as a ‘model constituency’ with all basic facilities
at the doorsteps of the people. He
also appealed people to vote in his
favour to make him successful.
Speaking during the function, District President Bharat Bhushan
Vaid lambasted on sitting MLA
Shabir Ahmed Khan for his ‘pick
and choose policy’ and for depriving the constituency of the basic
facilities. He appealed people to
vote in favour of BJP candidate in
the coming elections.
“BJP Warned to desist from Divisive Politics”
J&K People to vote Congress for their distinct identity: Sham Sharma
Akhnoor, Nov 20|14: Sham Lal
Sharma, Senior Congress leader
and Minister for PHE, I&FC, J&K
alleged BJP and its leadership for
sabotaging the peaceful environment of Jammu & Kashmir State
Sharma has warned BJP to desist
from its divisive political gimmicks to divert aggrieved masses
attention from the real issues otherwise to be attended by Central
ruling party. Sharma charged BJP
that the party instead of seeking
popular mandate is indulging in
cheap politics and has failed to
offer any tentative political substance to refer to the burning issues of state problems like, Flood
affected citizens, rehabilitation
and to provide sigh of relief from
Pakistan sponsored terrorist activities in the State remote of hilly
areas above all the major political
issues such as their stand on demand for Regional Development
Councils for three regions, special
Political & Economic package for
Jammu too.. This has been evident from their double speaking
on the abrogation of Article 370,
which re-alive the undisputable
issue unnecessarily to give election material to Separatists with
whom BJP of late reached some
kind of understanding to support
them. He also questioned their
political ethics Sham Lal Sharma
asked BJP to clarify their stand
that under what compulsion they
were forced to hold the POJK
Refugees onetime settlement package duly recommended by elected
especially those of poor sections
of the society. He hoped that the
people will endorse the policy of
the party like ever before and
bring once again the Congress
into power in the State. Listing the initiatives taken for
the development of Bhaderwah during the tenure Senior
Congress leader and former CM
Gulam Nabi Azad, he said that
with sincere efforts, Azad done
countless developmental works
in Bhaderwah , which is a landmark achievement for the people
of Bhaderwah .
These initiatives have transformed the entire picture of
Bhaderwah town and people can
themselves make the difference
between the previous representatives of Constituency, he thundered.
Sarpanchs, Panchs, ex Ward
members and congress workers
also addressed the gathering.
PDP holds historic rally at Peeri
NC to form Coalition Opposition: Zulfikar
Rajouri, Nov 20|14: Following
granting of tehsil and block
status to Peeri area of Rajouri
district, local residents organised historic rally in support
of Peoples Democratic Party
candidate Zulfikar Ali Choudhary and extended full support
to him in the elections.
The rally was attended by
thousands of people of Peeri.
Choudhary Zulfikar Ali was
taken in a cavalcade of about
300 vehicles to Peeri where
a mammoth gathering welcomed him and thanked his
efforts for getting tehsil and
block status for Peeri.
Speaking on the occasion, Zulfikar Ali Choudhary said that
mood of people is clear signal
that people want to remove out
National Conference and Congress and form new government of PDP in the state.
He said that he is confident
that this time PDP will get 55
seats in the state and National
Conference will not even qualify to form opposition.
He said that National Conference will surely form Coalition opposition because they
will not get two digit seats.
Coalition Govt looted state exchequer: Vibodh
Javed Azad seeks vote for
Niaz on Dev initiatives
Bhaderwah, Nov 20|14: Exuding full confidence for forming the
next government in the State by
the Congress Party independently, senior Congress leader and former Chairman MCB Javed Iqbal
Azad urged the people to support
the candidature of Congress candidate Mohd Sharief Naiz from
Bhaderwah Constituency once
again ensuring his thumping victory in the Assembly election.
Addressing largely attended election meetings at village Basti, Nalthi , Sartingal , Puneja ,Dehraja
, Sherakhai, Sungli, Nai Basti,
Qilla Mohalla, Pasri, Chaka,
Halyian, Chinta, Seri and other
parts, Javed Iqbal Azad said
that Congress Party has taken
exemplary initiatives in Jammu
and Kashmir like conducting
free and fare Panchayat elections and empowering Panchayats by enacting amendments in
the Panchayati Raj Act.
He further said that the party has implemented several
Central Sponsored Schemes
successfully which virtually
transformed the lives of people,
Saturday | 22 November | 2014
state government at the instance of
previous UPA government, which
added unending plight and miseries of refugees of 1947, 1965 and
1971 mostly from Jammu region.
Sharma reiterated that it is important to maintain and safeguard
the integration of three regions
of State as well as constitutionally guaranteed distinct identity
of Jammu & Kashmir the only option will be Congress whose previous record for upholding dignity of
people hardly needs any proof. He
has warned the BJP Government
in the Centre to approve the pack-
NC, PDP & Congress betrayed J&K
Prof Bhim flays BJP for its double standard
Banihal/Ramban, Nov 20|14:
Prof. Bhim Singh, Chief Patron
NPP addressed several election
rallies in Banihal and Ramban
constituencies late last evening.
Prof. Bhim Singh made heavy attacks on the double standard of
BJP and betrayal by NC, PDP and
the Congress. He said that Modi
is using the same language which
Pakistan or the anti-national elements have been asking i.e. peoples aspirations. BJP candidates
in Kashmir have threatened to
take up guns to save Article 370.
Modi has also changed his stand
on J&K issues considering his
mission 44 in Kashmir as more
important than national integration. Prof. Bhim Singh said that
the people of J&K have remained
denied of fundamental rights in
J&K Constitution only because
of the present shape of Article
370. He said it is because of Article 370 that draconian laws have
been made by J&K Assembly as
Parliament is not competent to
make any law for J&K. Addressing a strong rally in Ramban,
Prof. Bhim Singh said that militancy and terrorism in Kashmir
and denial of civil rights to the 20
lacs refugees from Pakistan is the
effect of Article 370. He pleaded
test election”, he said adding
that it is acceptance of defeat
by Omar Abdullah to vacate
Ganderbal seat for PDP.
On the occasion, religious
leader Peer Muzafer Baji has
appealed people to support
Mufti Muhammad Sayeed for
his good work which had done
and for a prosperous future.
District President Abdul Qayoom Dar, Senior Leader Ajaz
Mirza, District Secretary Manzor Bukhari, Tazeem Dar etc
also appealed voters to vote in
support of Ch. Zulfikar Ali.
that amendment in Article 370
to empower Parliament to make
laws for J&K is the only solution.
Prof. Bhim Singh also introduced
Panthers Party candidates Sewa
Singh Bali (Banihal) and Suresh
Kumar (SC) from Ramban and
made a strong appeal to the voters to support and vote Panthers
Party candidates for equity, justice, peace, harmony and secularism. Prof. Bhim Singh addressed
election rallies in Khari, Ukhral,
Ramso, Ramban, Chanderkot,
Batote etc.
4600 Employees imparted
Election training
Doda, Nov 20|14: For the
smooth, free and fair conduct of
Assembly Elections in the District, the District Electoral Administration has imparted training to 4600 employees of different
departments in three rounds. The
trainings were impacted by Master Trainers, Dr. Akhtar Hussain
who is ECI Master Trainer and
Faheer Raja under the supervision Nodal Officer Training and
Management K.L Parihar, Principal DIET Doda.
Employment opportunities for youth
my first priority: Mehboob Iqbal
He added that this is the result of anti-people policies of
this government who failed in
governance and also failed in
curbing unemployment in the
He said that this will be historic defeat of national Conference.
“They have already accepted
It is why some NC leaders are
joining PDP and some have
went on leave to London while
some have changed their seats
and managed a safe seat to con-
age without any further delay and
tinkering or connecting it with
other issues, said the Minister.
Questioning the BJP’s stand on the
issue, the Minister said that the
party which always advocated for
the cause of rehabilitation of the
displaced persons and continue
to corner the successive Governments in the State for ignoring the
plight of these people, but their
sympathy with these people has
proved stab on the back. While
addressing series of election meetings at Karangi, Godhan, Nardi
Bala, Tacharwan, Sunail, Gadgal and Akhnoor City, Sham Lal
Sharma claimed connectivity was
major challenge, however through
several roads projects connected
these areas with highway such as
widening of Roads, he urged the
general public to vote him as being their legislator and his performances become envies for other
adjoining Constituencies where
Bhaderwah, Nov 20|14: Peoples
Democratic Party (PDP) today flayed state government
for its failure to conduct civic
bodies’ elections, which in
turn is affecting development
of urban areas of state which
also included Bhaderwah.
As per press release, PDP
leader and contesting candidate from Bhaderwah constituency Sheikh Mehboob
Iqbal today conducted door
to door campaign for himself
at Gatha, Udrana, Seri Bazaar, Sadar Bazaar, Pasri bus
stand, Chobia and other parts
of the Bhaderwah town and
interacted with cross sections
of the people and listened to
their problems and seek vote
for himself and said whole
state want change and people
of Bhaderwah should also contribute in it.
He said that people of urban
areas of Bhaderwah are suffering for want of basic amenities due to mal-administration
and nepotism created by Congress .He also regretted that
most of the government sponsored schemes failed to yield
expected results in the urban
areas due to mal-administration and corruption at grass
root level.
He further added that his mission is the foundation of new
Bhaderwah, Bhalessa and Charalla and he want to make
town like Switzerland where
all basic amenities will be
available to people at door step
. He also said his first priority
is the creating of employment
opportunities for unemployed
educated youth of Bhaderwah
constituency which were ignored by Congress from the
last fifteen years.
During door to door campaign
people at each place gave
rousing reception to Sheikh
Mehboob Iqbal and assured of
his victory by showering flowers upon him .Naveen Kumar
Koul , Kewal Krishan Kotwal
, Darshan Kotwal , Chaman
Gupta , Thakur Yudvir Singh
and others were accompanied
the PDP candidate to door to
door campaign .