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Jammu : Harsh Dev Singh, Chairman-JKNPP has said that while the poor, landless and other underprivileged sections of the society besides opposition workers in J&K are being evicted from their marginal land holdings in the name of anti-encroachment drive, the government is not only allowing illegal constructions to the BJP leaders but also facilitating them in encroachment of state, forest and local bodies lands.
Singh said that during the last two or three months several poor farmers and agriculturalists besides Rehri and Phari walas have been divested of their lands and work places declaring such places as state properties but the leaders and workers of BJP not only continue to retain state lands but are openly raising palatial buildings on municipal and state lands with active support of the officials of revenue and local bodies.
Accusing the government for its double standards Singh torched the effigy of the BJP government and its sycophant officers who were tearing apart the most sacrosanct covenants enshrined in the Indian Constitution. Making particular mention of selective eviction of poor farmers and labourers from their small holdings, Singh said that a list of around a dozen BJP leaders and workers unauthorized occupying prime lands and raising illegal constructions had failed to invite the attention of authorities concerned with the department officials conniving with them in the un-wholesome, illegal encroachments.
Singh questioned the continued stay of BJP leaders in Estates Bungalows despite their eviction orders having been issued by the High Court. And while opposition leaders have been evicted, the BJP workers having no official authority are allowed to hold palatial government mansions including ministerial bungalows in view of double standards of the present regime.
Singh said that BJP leaders were allowed to hold public meetings and to organize huge gatherings of people to propagate their political philosophy by defying the restrictions on assembly of five or more people. The opposition leaders were however being restrained and harassed even for talking individually to media persons. Even in respect of quarantined people, the special category persons owing allegiance to BJP were being given preferential treatment with their medical tests being conducted on priority to the deprivation and utter disregard of others.