Jammu: July 31, 2015: Intensifying the momentum of NPP’s protest against the BJP’s breach of commitment on the procurement of an “appropriate order” from GoI for establishing AIIMS in Jammu by the given deadline , Panthers Party took out an mammoth ‘Jail Bharo Andolan’ rally spearheaded by the State President NPP Shri Balwant Singh Mankotia and other senior leaders along with the battalion of activists in District Ramban here today. The rally started from the Dak-Bungalow Ramban and after passing through various lanes and markets, it was stopped by the police in the middle of the National Highway. The protestors expressing their acrimony over the Saffron party playing the politics of deceit, duplicity and betrayal raised slogans of- “BJP MLA s …Resign Karo, Resign Karo”, “Dokha-Dhadi Ki Rajneeti…Nahin Chalegi,Nahin Chalegi” “Jammu ka AIIMS… Jammu ko Do” and “BJP… Hai Hai” and blocked the National Highway resulting in a huge traffic jam for several hours. The police arrested over 200 Panthers activists including Balwant Singh Mankotia and detained them in the Police Station, Ramban who were released later.
Mankotia while courting arrest clamoured that the BJP is playing the politics bluff and blusters with the people of Jammu region to create ephemeral illusions on AIIMS to sabotage and scuttle the uprising mass agitation for the restoration of premier health edifice in the region. He maintained that the recent statements by the Union Minister JP Nadda and the Jammu based BJP leaders who have flown to New Delhi via social networking sites are nothing but another deceitful and wicked moves to suppress and cripple the agitation of the people of Jammu region. He dubbed the BJP as an outfit of untrustworthy and power hungry leaders who could go to any extent in exploiting the people for the sake of power.
Mankotia said that the BJP has been exposed for its political incompetence and fragility and cautioned the people not to get illusioned by the nefarious web of spurious and fake promises doled out to them by the saffron party. He urged the people to carry forward the agitation to its logical conclusion for the Dogra pride and esteem and specifically disclosed that prestigious AIIMS project can only be established in Jammu region after its approval in the Union Cabinet followed by the issuance of the notification in the Gazette of India. Mankotia vowed that Panthers Party shall raise the voice of the people of Jammu in right letter and spirits and tighten the noose around the BJP for its chicanery.
Mankotia while addressing the gathering asserted that the BJP’s credibility has immensely dissipated with the Saffron party celebrating by distributing sweets and bursting crackers at every district headquarters on the eve of Jammu Bandh to create a superficial atmosphere of public gratification over AIIMS in the pretext of Union Minister Nadda’s ambiguous tweet which was propagated in the social media to create an illusion in the minds of the people. He lamented that in the act the Saffron Party forget that the entire Nation is mourning the death of President APJ Kalam. He congratulated the people of Ramban for showing their wisdom by defeating all the ephemeral designs created by the BJP to sabotage the civil unrest. Mankotia said that Panthers Party shall not relent unless a full-fledged AIIMS is established in the Jammu region.