Jammu: Congress workers today staged a protest against the BJP leadership and burnt the effigy of Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh for failing to keep their promise of setting up of an AIIMS in the region.
The protesters, led by senior Congress leaders, carried placards and shouted slogans against BJP. They also disrupted the traffic on Tawi bridge.
Congress leaders alleged that BJP betrayed the people of Jammu and sold their rights to be in power with PDP.
The BJP leadership in the state and the Centre has failed to fulfill their commitment of getting a written order for setting up of an AIIMS in Jammu, a protester said.
The protesters said that BJP not only befooled the people of Jammu but surrendered its ideology.
Senior Congress leaders including JKPCC vice president Sham Lal Sharma, and former ministers Mula Ram and Raman Bhalla took part in the protest.