In 3 years BJP rule 84 PG seats for Kashmir, 24 for Jammu: Harsh


Accusing the BJP-PDP combine of administering yet another obnoxious doze of hostile discrimination to Jammu region in the matter of allocation of PG seats in Govt Medical Colleges of the state, Harsh Dev Singh JKNPP Chairman and Former Minister said that the BJP had once again proved that it could make any compromise for the sake of power. He said that the BJP Ministers who had announced to undo the highly biased allocation of PG seats in 2016 wherein 57 seats had gone to GMC Srinagar as against 13 seats for Jammu, had once again betrayed the sentiments of Jammu youth only to appease the Kashmir centric forces.
He said that allocation of 15 seats for GMC Jammu as compared to 27 seats for Kashmir Medical College in the recent notification is being seen as yet another act of betrayal and subterfuge. Seeking a review of the highly irregular and biased distribution of PG seats, Singh regretted that in the Deptt headed by BJP Ministers during the last three years, Jammu region had got merely 28 seats for GMC Jammu as against 84 seats allocated for Kashmir GMC. He was addressing a press conference in Jammu today. Calling upon the BJP Ministers to do some self-introspection, Singh said that Jammu region had been most despicably neglected in almost all Deptts including those held by saffron Ministers. Not only in allotment of development funds or allocation of seats but Jammu had been subjected to highly biased and prejudicial treatment in the matter of employment as well. Quoting the region-wise selections of consultants made in 2016-17 in H&ME Deptt, Singh pointed out that out of 123 such selections in Radiology, Medicine, Opthomology, ENT, Orthopaedics, Gynaecology, Pathology and Paediatrics merely 23 related to Jammu region.