Former chief minister and president of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday lambasted BJP for allowing candidates from other parts of the country to apply for government jobs in Jammu and Kashmir.
Addressing a meeting at the border town of R S Pura, Mehbooba Mufti pointed out that the BJP governments in Haryana and Himachal Pradesh have projected jobs only for the residents of their native states but in J&K the party has opened a flood gate to allow everyone from across the border to apply for government jobs.
“For the last four years, BJP has directly been ruling the Jammu and Kashmir. Instead of protecting the job and land rights of the locals of J&K, this party has rather allowed candidates from all over the country to apply for jobs here”, she said.
Mehbooba Mufti observed that the decision of the BJP controlled the J&K government to withdraw recruitment notices issued before 2019 was aimed at denying job opportunities to the local youth of J&K.
“Before 2019, only local youth were eligible to apply for jobs in J&K but now candidates from all over the country would apply here”, she pointed out and made it clear that the people of Jammu would be the worst suffers from such policies of the present regime.
“Due to security scenario in Kashmir, outsiders will hesitate to go to Valley they will snatch job and land rights of the people of Jammu”, she said and cautioned people of Jammu that future of their younger generation is bleak.
Cautioning Jammuites against nefarious designs of the present regime, Mehbooba Mufti said that BJP leaders are befooling people of Jammu in the name of “teaching Kashmiris” a lesson.
Important to mention here that the BJP government at Haryana has reserved 75 percent of jobs for locals in the private sector but in Jammu and Kashmir, the BJP controlled administration is working overtime to render local youth jobless through its deceitful tactics.
What to say of ensuring job rights for locals in the private sector, the present bureaucratic government in J&K is trying its best to make sure that natives of Jammu and Kashmir will not get government jobs.