External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday said the government has decided to give six per cent reservation to ex-service men in recruitment in police force and provide land at low cost for establishment of their colonies.
“We have decided to give six per cent reservation to the ex-servicemen in the police force so they get re-employment,” Swaraj said while addressing an election rally here today.
In a bid to woo ex-servicemen who form a large chunk of voter base in this village, which shares border with Punjab and Himachal Pradesh, Swaraj said the government has decided to provide land at low cost to the ex-servicemen so that their colonies could be established.
“We will encourage herbal farming so that an ex-servicemen can get extra earning from herbal framing,” she said.
She said the government was committed to settle the claims of the refugees from the Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.
“Claims of the 1947 Pakistan-occupied Kashmir refugees would be settled so that they don’t remain refugees any longer. We will also provide compensation to the refugees of 1965 and 1971,” she said.
Swaraj said the government would also provide ownership rights to the people who are living in the evacuee property in the state.
“The people who live in the evacuee property would get the ownership rights of the property,” she said.
While appealing the voters in the area to vote for the party candidate, Swaraj said to bring about development in the state people must give chance to BJP.
Meanwhile in another election rally in Nagrota, Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani appealed the voters in the state to end the ?dynastic rule?.
“The time has come to end the dynastic rule of Father-son and Father-Daughter from the state,” she said.
She said that the National Conference, congress and PDP led have done nothing for the people of the state and it was the time to weed out the corrupt government from the state.
“The funds worth crores meant for the development of this state were misused by the successive governments here for the reasons best known to them,” she said.