TSL News Network
UDHAMPUR, 01 Feb: Making desperate efforts to reconnect with voters of his constituency, JKNPP leader and ex-MLA Udhampur Balwant Singh Mankotia today took out a rally against youngsters taking to drugs and indulging in criminal activities.
Concluding here today the one month long door to door awareness campaign highlighting the three basic public issues, a peaceful rally in the chilling cold marched towards DC office Udhampur starting from Mini Stadium. March started from Mini Stadium and after passing through the main bazar reached DC office Udhampur, where former MLA Balwant Singh Mankotia presented a memorandum highlighting the main three issues to the district magistrate Ravinder Kumar and gave ten days ultimatum to the administration to address the issues.
Mankotia said that despite chilling cold and bad weather, huge public gathering confirms that not even a single local is ready to face these problems and administration should act upon it. Expressing deep concern over the issues, JKNPP President Balwant Singh Mankotia said that if there was sufficient supply of water in the city three years back then, why it is not so now.
Reiterating over the issue of Jakhani Naka, Mankotia said that it is the main reason of Traffic Jam and they are demanding it’s shifting from long time. Speaking over the issue of drug abuse, Mankotia said that drug abuse is spreading on a fast rate and due to which many of our youngsters are losing their lives. Mankotia said that District administration has remained completely failed to take strict steps against drug abuse and trafficking.
Mankotia informed Deputy Commissioner Ravinder Kumar about the deep anguish in the people for the non-payment of the stipend to them from past many years under MGNREGA scheme. Mankotia further demanded to put Devika River project on public domain and said that the administration should inform through media about the implementation of total amount to be sanctioned for Devika Project so that no leader can misguide common people during elections.