Power crisis worst in two decades: NC

KL News Network


National conference on Wednesday lashed at the PDP government over the unprecedented power and ration crisis in the state and said that a few inches of snow has buried the whole government.

“A few inches of snow has paralyzed and buried the whole government, and there is no doubt about its intentions, priorities and inability to address people’s problems” Political secretary to Omar Abdullah, Tanvir Sadiq today said while touring many areas of downtown Srinagar including Nowshera, Nalbal, Sheri Bhat, Lalbazar and Zadibal

“Internal roads have not been cleared of snow, there is no electricity, kerosene or fire wood available, the government is only visible on the TV channels to take note of the misery and suffering that people are reeling under.” said Tanvir adding, “The fact that not even one minister of the BJP- PDP government is in Kashmir speaks volumes about their misplaced priorities.”

Stating that Kashmir Valley is facing a major power crisis worst in the past two decades, Sadiq said, “The power crisis in the Valley is unimaginable, Srinagar is the worst hit, unscheduled power cuts have grown severe,” said Tanvir adding “The thumb rule has been that the power distribution has been 55:45 for Kashmir (including Ladakh) & Jammu respectively because Kashmiri consumers have been comparatively paying more. But for now major part of energy is given to Jammu,” he added.

Taking a dig at the PDP and its ministers the NC leader said, “Winter is not new to us, instead of shamelessly saying that they are ashamed about the crisis but cannot help why the state government is not purchasing the power from northern grid, why is this government not serious about the power crisis, Sadiq questioned adding, “They have no moral authority to govern if they cannot provide relief and comfort to the people.”

Tanvir said that the power sector had shown great improvement up to 2014 and as soon as this government took charge the miseries of people started. “The government is not adhering to its own power schedule, people only see power for a few hours,” said Tanvir, “The water supply is out of gear, the snowfall has exposed the tall claims of the government, which has failed to minimize the miseries of the common masses at the time of crisis,” he alleged.


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