JAMMU Chib assures to mitigate sufferings of border people EARTH NEWS SERVICE Jammu, Nov 20|14: R S Chib Congress Contesting Candidate from Suchetgarh Constituency held a series of public meetings at villages Choga, Abdullian, Chandu Chak, 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/ minster. 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 country. 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 state. Sham must in Assembly for strengthening Jammu: Madan EARTH NEWS SERVICE 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 EARTH NEWS SERVICE 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 EARTH NEWS SERVICE 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 Samba. 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 fully. Prominent among others spoke on the occasion includes Shri Ram Dass, Member SC Adv. Board, Ram Rattan, Genl. Secretary 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 EARTH NEWS SERVICE 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. EARTH NEWS SERVICE 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 EARTH NEWS SERVICE 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 EARTH NEWS SERVICE 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 EARTH NEWS SERVICE 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. 4 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, Jammu 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 EARTH NEWS SERVICE 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 EARTH NEWS SERVICE 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 EARTH NEWS SERVICE 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 state. He said that this will be historic defeat of national Conference. “They have already accepted defeat. 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 people. 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 .
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