SRINAGAR: While reacting to releasing of District Good Governance Index (DGGI) for J&K, CPI(M) leader Mohamad Yousuf Tarigami on Saturday said that claims of good governance and development in J&K are far from ground realities.
In a statement, Tarigami said that one of the principle fundamentals of good governance is participation and representation of people, a right that continues to be denied to the people of J&K.
“Releasing such indexes is intended only to help the government in optics wise. However, the ground reality of dilapidated roads, erratic power supply, inaccessibility of potable water combined with huge unemployment, social unrest is reflecting contrasting picture,” he said, adding that for good governance accountability is the key for that ensuring freedom of the press, freedom of expression and association is paramount.
The government must at the first instance restore the rights of the people which unfortunately are being denied to them, said Tarigami in a statement.