March 2016 News
Pakistan Must Mend Its Ways: BJP6 March 2016
Jammu: Expressing concern over discovery of a cross-border tunnel along the international border in R S Pura sector of Jammu district, the BJP on Saturday said Pakistan should 'mend its ways and stop support to terrorism'. 'There is serious concern over the repeated attempts of Pakistan to foment trouble in India especially Jammu and Kashmir state. Pakistan should mend its ways and stop support to terrorism,' the BJP Legislature party leader Nirmal Singh said here. Addressing public meetings at Village Mela and Dinga Amb, Singh said, 'the recent unearthing of a tunnel in R S Pura is a serious matter and Ministry of External Affairs has taken up the matter with Pakistan'. On Friday, BSF had lodged a protest with their Pakistani counterparts over the cross-border tunnel and passed on the evidence in this regard to them. On Thursday, the BSF has detected the 30-metre-long tunnel from Pakistan to the Indian side. It was the fourth tunnel unearthed by the BSF in the region since 2012. The former deputy chief minister said the Centre has a clear policy of nation first, party second and self last. 'Our focus has been on providing good and corruption free governance with a focus on peace, prosperity and development', he said. He said that Billawar constituency has seen a turnaround in development activity during PDP-BJP coalition government's 10 months rule and politico-contractor mafia nexus has been broken. 'Besides, more than Rs 200 crore worth developmental projects have been started in the constituency', he said. The development initiatives including AIIMS, IIT, IIM, IIMC, Express highways etc., were launched in the state within a short span of ten months, he said. Singh asked the party workers to spread the BJP government's achievements to the grassroots level and get ready for Panchayat and Urban bodies elections.