jammu: Central ministers will receive black flags if BJP does not announce vacations on September 23: Hard | India News

JAMMU: Flaying the BJP government for ignoring the sentiment of the people of Jammu regarding the announcement of September 23 as a public holiday to commemorate the birthday of Maharaja Hari Singh, Harsh Dev Singh, JKNPP chairman and former minister, said on Friday that NPP activists would greet the central ministers with black flags in case the holiday announcement was not made.
Addressing a press conference, Singh described Maharaja Hari Singh as one of the greatest Indian nationalists and patriots who challenged the British Crown in 1931 at the Round Table Conference in London, stating that “I I am first an Indian, then a Maharaja ”.
“The revered Maharaja will always be remembered for showcasing his nationalist philosophy when he joined the State of J&K in the Indian Union by signing the historic instrument of accession of October 26, 1947.”
He further argued that Maharaja Hari Singh was the most progressive ruler of princely India and that declaring his birthday as a public holiday would have been a fitting tribute to the long-awaited legendary ruler.
Regretting opposition to the party in the previous government despite a resolution to this effect having been passed by the Legislative Council, Singh lamented the cowardly BJP ministers in the coalition government who failed to secure the same implementation. work despite the said resolution having the support of legislative power.
Recalling the historic role of the late ruler, Singh said, “It is because of Maharaja’s foresight and administrative ability that Pakistan’s nefarious game plan to seize J&K was foiled and defeated. He said the cautious ruler has received praise around the world for his gradual reforms in the areas of justice, education, income, finance, and more.
He called on visiting central ministers to announce a public holiday for September 23 if they had the slightest respect for the feelings of the people of Jammu.
While a huge battalion of 70 central ministers comprising almost the entire union cabinet could not respond to a simple request from the residents of the Jammu region, they were prohibited from approaching the people during elections to vote, Singh said.

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