Trade body to protest ‘failure’ of BJP ministers, announces shutdown in Jammu on Monday


Jammu Chamber of Commerce and Industries (JCCI), Saturday called for Jammu bandh on September 18 (Monday) to express resentment against the unaccountable and insincere working of ‘majority’ of the Bharitiya Janta Party (BJP) ministers.

Speaking during a press conference in Jammu today, the business representatives alleged that government has failed to address the aspirations of the business community and the public at large.

They alleged that BJP ministers have failed to fulfill their promises made with the people of Jammu.

“We have decided to observe a shutdown on September 18 to express resentment against the insincere working of the majority BJP ministers,” JCCI president Rakesh Gupta said.

Gupta warned those who raise their voice in the state in favour of the Rohingyas, advising them to desist from making any statement which are contrary to the basic constitution of the state.

“As already represented to the Union Home Minister the Chamber demands immediate deportation of Rohingyas from Jammu to outside the state as the Chamber feels that neither these illegal intruders come under the definition of refugees nor the UNHRC cards have any validity in the state of J&K,” he said.

The Chamber President also demanded that the state should announce 23rd September as a state holiday, the birth anniversary of Maharaja Hari Singh.

“As a mark of respect to the great ruler who not only protected the state on every aspect but also to thank his soul for the vision he had to join the great country (India),” the JCCI President said.

The Chamber also expressed dissatisfaction over the slow pace of acquiring land for AIIMS at Vijaypur. JCCI also demanded high level enquiry into shelving of artificial lake project on River Tawi.

The president said that they feel totally dissatisfied the way the Master Plan for Jammu has been devised.

“It is just a copy paste work being done by the JDA and the new Master Plan has not taken into consideration the vast commercial expansion that took place over the years and the Chamber demands that the Master Plan be relooked at and modifications be done as per ground realities and requirements,” the trade body said.

The JCCI questioned the authorities about the unscheduled power cuts in the Jammu division.

“Chamber demands high level enquiry by the Union Power Minister to enquire into the whole gamut,” he said.

The Chamber questioned the intention of the Industry Minister as to why the notification for continuing the incentives to the Industry has not been issued even after the implementation of GST in the state on July 8.

Gupta also expressed dissatisfaction that the state industry minister could neither project not present the plight of the industry and the working conditions in our state to get incentives on the pattern of proposed incentive package to the North Eastern State as J&K state can in no way be equated with Punjab or Himachal Pradesh.

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