KL NEWS NETWORK
Accusing National Conference (NC) politicians of having “diverted flood-relief to their party cadres” in unaffected areas of Srinagar, PDP Youth Wing President, Waheed-ur-Rehman Para Wednesday said the facts that have come to the fore in reply to a RTI query in this regard have made it amply clear that how NC politicians, in run-up to 2014 assembly elections, “misused and channelized the flood relief to their workers for electoral gains”.
In a party statement, Para said, “as per the reply provided by Tehsildar Khanyar to a RTI query, 91 families in Naidyaar were provided relief cheques amounting to Rs 3800 each, and 196 families in Khawaja Yarbal in Nowhatta estate were given Rs 3800 relief cheques each.”
“As per the RTI query, 16 families which have been given relief are fake, while two have shifted to different localities some 30 years ago,” he added. “Surprisingly,” he said, “even minors have been shown as having separate families and given relief cheques.”
“It is not only tragic but criminal on part of NC leaders that they denied relief to the real flood-affected people and instead channelized the same to party workers and their kith and kin,” Para said and added that PDP has been right from the beginning maintained that NC politicians “not only embezzled the massive relief material that poured into the State in the aftermath of devastating floods of September 2014 but also tried to use the same for electoral gains”.
“The Government should identify all the NC politicians for resorting to politicization of relief distribution and take them to task for denying the real affected people of their right,” he said.