JKP registered as State Political party

Leaders address people at Ferrargunj
Report by: 
Port Blair
6 Jul 2017

Prominent Speakers of JKP (A&N) including President, Mr K Venkat, Vice Presidents, Mr Viswakarma and Colonel (Retd) K V Cherian, Mr Prakash Minj, General Secretary, Treasurer, Mr Shawan Mehra and District President Mohammed Shayeed Ali addressed people at Ferrargunj. The JKP A&N Islands addressed a public gathering in Ferrargunj Tehasil after the party’s registration as a State Political Party. During the meeting, the party sought public support from the inhabitants of the area and put forward their various demands which are often based on the requirements of the rural population. In that various speakers sought the restoration of “Janatha Durbar” (Meeting of Public with Lt. Governor). They voiced that the present LG is following an autocratic rule and taking decisions on his own which at times are harmful to the public, for eg decision to stop issue of Sugar and Wheat from PDS. The JKP A&N demanded immediate restoration of the issue of Sugar and Wheat through PDS Shops in the island territory. They also  demanded   the introduction of Inner Line Permit System, Reservation for employment for local youths, Permanent Absorption of DRLs in various Departments of A&N Administration in their jobs , granting of higher scale of Daily wages at par with Central Govt Wage structure, Giving ST  status to the backward Ranchi Community as well as same category of Classification for all Island Born Youths as the same as any other Local born Community, Regularization of all encroachments till 2007 as well as  Formation of State Assembly . They also argued that all other parties in A&N Islands including the BJP who is the present ruling party had almost all the above points in their manifesto during the 2014 Parliamentary Elections and has conveniently forgotten to follow it up after they won the Election.  Due to lack of Democratic system in our Islands the Administrator as well as the Officers are taking decisions without realizing the ground realities and therefore the need of the hour is Local Assembly. Therefore, the JKP demanded institution of State Assembly as the immediate step towards the democratic process of clean Administration. JKP (A&N) announced that presently, there are no local parties to take care of the public need as all other Parties are National Parties who are not showing any concern or interest in the of the local problems. JKP (A&N) promised that they are a local party and would always stand for the Islanders to resolve their issues.