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Spirited Youth Impress J&K’s BJP Leader

Published: 13th December 2015 02:51 AM  |   Last Updated: 13th December 2015 02:51 AM   |  A+A-

CHENNAI:  BJP national spokesperson Sheik Khalid Jehangir, who visited flood-affected areas in around the city for two days, was astonished at the involvement of the youth who rose to the occasion.

The BJP leader also interacted with the youth, relentlessly engaged in rescue and relief.  “Large number of people, particularly the youth, irrespective of their religion and community rose to the occasion in great numbers to the rescue of the people. They have formed a helping chain to assist the people. All other States have to learn how they unitedly fought this floods”, Jehangir told Express.

Recalling the devastating floods in Kashmir Valley last year, he underscored the need for evolving a mechanism to oversee the flood relief works in Tamil Nadu. Union Home Secretary himself monitored the operations in Kashmir.

A committee formed by the Central government also oversaw the relief works, he said and added that people wish that the funds released by the Central government should reach the flood affected.

Jehangir recalled that though damage to infrastructure in Kashmir was worst, it was spared of heavy human loss as compared to Tamil Nadu. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit has given hope to the people, he said. 

On Saturday, Jehangir called on State BJP president Tamilisai Soundararajan and contributed `5 lakh to the relief works  and he is likely to visit Cuddalore district today (December 13). The BJP leader said he would submit a memorandum to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah on the situation.

Asked about the large gap between the financial assistance extended by the Centre to Jammu and Kashmir (`5,030 crore) and Tamil Nadu (`1,940 crore), Jehangir said “I think, the PM is liberal in allocating funds to meet any crisis. In J&K, the PM was the first person to respond giving up Deepavali celebrations. Within one year of floods, the State has been witnessing lot of infrastructure development and the tourist flow had gone up. The PM will allocate funds for Tamil Nadu too.”

On the growth of the BJP in J&K, Jehangir said, “We have crossed three lakh mark of membership enrollment. For the first time, the BJP has chosen polling booth presidents in every constituency.

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