Criticizing Omar Abdullah for playing ‘Delhi Card’ to blackmail people emotionally, Peoples Conference Chairman Sajad Lone Wednesday said that New Delhi is giving us a different treatment in a sense that it compels people of Kashmir to receive diktats either from Shiekh or Mufti dynasty.
“Nowhere in India we see New Delhi forcing people to follow the diktats from a particular political party, but in Jammu and Kashmir the situation is different and here people despite rejecting the policies of traditional political parties are being compelled to follow them,” Lone told news gathering agency CNS adding that the present government has failed miserably to deliver goods.
“From last five years we have been watching incumbent Chief Minister asking people to maintain peace and witness prosperity. “He is repeating this line like a parrot. We all feel that peace is compulsory but to say prosperity is completely hostage to peace is not correct. It is an excuse on part of him as his government has failed on all fronts,” Lone said.
Lone said that Chief Minister did not have proper intention to deliver and to keep himself in news always, “he puts a blame on others without evaluating the reality,” he said adding that in every speech Omar Abdullah is talking such a high of ‘Public Services Guarantee Act’ as he has brought stars down on this planet.
Dubbing the present government as a misfortune for the State, Lone said the people of Jammu and Kashmir seem to have become the victims of the ungoverned rage let loose on them by the NC-Congress coalition.
“There is a complete chaos all around with acute scarcity of rations hitting almost every part of the state, power position deteriorating day by day, drinking water supply becoming scarce, treasuries running dry, pensioners being denied pension, contractors crying for payments, daily-wagers and consolidated workers pleading for their wages, people being made hostage on roads for hours together due to horrific traffic jams and so on and so forth,” he said.
He said the present Government’s formal arrival in the State in 2009 has brought with it worst kind of atrocious miseries for the people. “While the people have lost hope of any significant developmental initiative being accomplished by this government, the tragedy is that it is not able to even ask the administration to ensure at least respectable supply of rations, water, power and other such facilities to the people,” he said and asked the Chief Minister to wake up from the slumber and do some justice with the high office he is holding.
Reminding Omar Abdullah of the promises made by him during electioneering to 2008 assembly polls, Sajad Lone said the people want to know where is the much-parroted Truth and Reconciliation Commission on human rights violations, where have the one lakh jobs that were to be given in the first three months of the new government gone, what happened to the promise of one job to each family, where is the stipend for the educated unemployed youth, what happened to the commitment of bringing down educational qualification for recruitment of police constables to middle pass and last but not least there is also no word from the Government about removing the electricity meters, slashing the power tariff, making electricity available round-the-clock and subsidizing the LPG and rations promised by NC during electioneering.
Lone told CNS that the people have already started running out of patience with this nonstarter Government as their miseries are multiplying with each passing day. “Ironically, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has kept himself too busy in making hilarious noises on issues that mostly fall out of his domain,” he said and added that the Chief Minister seems to be is resorting to such histrionics only to hide his countless failures on the home turf. (CNS)