JAMMU, JUNE 18: Deputy Chief Minister Dr. Nirmal Singh today convened a meeting with the members of AIIMS Coordination Committee Jammu.
After threadbare discussion with Deputy Chief Minister, AIIMS Coordination Committee agreed to defer the three day Bandh call given by them.
Speaker Legislative Assembly Kavinder Gupta, Minister for Forest Environment & Ecology, Social Welfare Bali Bhagat, MLA Jammu West Sat Sharma, MLA Jammu East Rajesh Gupta, MLA Nowshera Ravinder Raina, Senior BJP Leaders Sunil Sethi and Farooq Khan besides Divisional Commissioner Jammu Dr. Pawan Kotwal, Deputy Commissioner Jammu Simrandeep Singh, DIG, Traffic Shakoor A. Wani, Chairman Coordination Committee Abhinav Sharma who is also President of Jammu and Kashmir High Court Bar Association Jammu, members of Coordination Committee and representatives of Chamber of Commerce were also present in the meeting.
The AIIMS Coordination Committee had given a call for Jammu bandh for three days from June 19 to June 21 demanding establishment of AIIMS in Jammu.
The Deputy Chief Minister impressed upon the members of coordination committee to defer the decision of three days strike as the government has already taken up the issue with the Centre.
He also mentioned the achievements made by the coalition government in 100 days including projects which have been taken up in the Jammu province. He further mentioned various development works which have been proposed for the province which include, Multi Storey Parking at Panjtirthi, parking and shopping complex at Parade Ground, development of Patnitop and adjoining areas as independent tourist destination and development of water sports at Ranjit Sagar Dam.
On the occasion, Speaker Kavinder Gupta impressed upon the Coordination Committee members to defer the proposed Bandh keeping in view the upcoming Shri Amarnath Ji Yatra and to avoid any inconvenience to Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Pilgrims.
Speaking on the occasion, Bali Bhagat asked the Coordination Committee to defer the strike as the matter is under discussion with the centre. He further asked the committee members to give more time for the said task.
Later, the Deputy Chief Minister along with Speaker Legislative Assembly, Minister for Forest, Social Welfare, Environment & Ecology, Legislators and other senior leaders of BJP and senior officers of civil and police administration also visited the Dharna site and informed them that their demand has already be taken up with the centre for early resolution.
Subsequently the Coordination Committee decided to end the Dharna.
2015 Kashmir Despatch