BJP Not Ready To Face People, Delaying JK Elections: Omar Abdullah


SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir National Conference Vice President Omar Abdullah on Tuesday said that BJP is delaying elections and shying away from facing people because it wasn’t able to live upto the hype on providing jobs, and ushering in development.

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“The post 2019 chapter in both Jammu and Kashmir provinces has been marked by job losses, economic slump and outsourcing of contracts. So me people were e very happy on the abrogation, but their happiness was short lived. Everyone is suffering, right from traders to job aspirants, employees to agriculturalists, traders to miners, contractors to manufacturers. People are suffering from a plethora of issues all at the same time but the government is completely blind to their plight.” Omar said

Omar while addressing a rally at Nagrota, Jammu said that the public gathering has proved that NC is the only credible voice of people, having deep rooted and credible footprints across Jammu, Pir Panjal, Chenab and Kashmir regions.

In his address, Omar said, “Today’s function has refuted the notion that there is no hide and hair of NC in the plains of Jammu and that NC was only existent in Kashmir. Again people have rejected such false propaganda and showed how deep rooted NC is across all the regions of JK. It’s not an individual, who the people support, but the vision and mission of the party that the people connect to.”

Omar said that Jammu and Kashmir despite having cultural and geographical differences are connected by the widespread feeling of despondency. People are anxious; no one knows when a new order will be issued dispossessing them of their rights,

Lamenting the government on its failure to script a promised turnaround in four years since the decisions of August 05, 2019, he said, “It was said that NC was responsible for JK people’s woes. What good have they achieved now? Where are those promised jobs? Where is the much touted development? Leave alone coming up with job orders, they are not able to come up with selection lists.”

He said that the government is not thinking in terms of helping people but frightening them. Parading of newly purchased bulldozers meant for demolition, he said, was a case in point.

“After drawing much slack on the issue, the central government had asked the incumbent JK government to put hold on the headless demolition. But the local administration didn’t stop there, it came up with imposition of property tax on the houses, which it wasn’t able to demolish. It was told that the measure isn’t meant to gather revenue. If the purpose behind the measure was not to generate revenue, then why was the tax imposed in the first place. It means that the measure was only meant to intimidate people,” he said.


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