On Prime Minister scheduled visit to Ladakh on May 19, District Congress Committee, Leh reiterated the promises made to the people of Ladakh by the BJP Government during the press conference on May 11 in Leh.
Tsering Samphel, President, District Congress Committee, Leh said, “We are very hopeful that the promises made by the ruling government to the people of Ladakh during the 2014 parliamentary election, 2015 Assembly election followed by the Hill Council election 2016 will be addressed.”
Talking about the much awaited UT status of Ladakh as promised by the Government in every election, the members of the Congress party stressed on the announcement which has been kept pending ever since.
The members also highlighted various commitments, such as the inclusion of Bhoti inclusion in the 8th schedule of the Indian constitution, the opening of Kailash Mansarovar route for pilgrimage and trade at Demchok and Chushul. They also highlighted that no development and changes in terms of faculties, administrative structure or funding pattern is seen till now in Central Institute of Buddhist Studies, Choglamsar despite declaring deemed to be University.
“We are saddened to see that during the recent informal meeting of Narendra Modi with Xi Jinping, President, China, no discussion on the opening of Kailash Mansarovar road via Demchok and trade at border areas of Ladakh was taken up”, Tsering Samphel added.
Tsering Namgyal, President, DCC Youth wing and Gurmat Dorjay, Opposition leader also highlighted various issues pertaining to border security, army encroachment on the pasture lands of the nomad in border areas and no relaxation on GST imposition for Ladakh as people are depended on the seasonal business.
The opposition party stressed on fulfilling the promises made to the people of Ladakh. They hope that the Prime Minister’s visit will put the commitments into action without making more empty promises.