Rajouri/Jammu, April 16 (Scoop News) – Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) President Mehbooba Mufti said youth are the focus of PDP’s vision. Seeking their cooperation in bringing about a change in the present exploitative system she said,“my party believes that our human resource is not a liability but an asset that needs to be promoted so that it can harness its abilities and potential to make this state a model for others”. She said the present government had derailed the revolutionary measures initiated by the previous government in providing educational and skill development facilities. She said while the NC had put a complete ban on opening up of new educational institutions and their upgradation the PDP led government had opened new universities, colleges, hundreds of schools and upgraded most of them. She was addressing a public meeting here today. MLA Choudhry Zulufkar , Senior leader Ch Qammer Hussain, District President Ab Qayoom Dar, Zone President Shahzad Kha, Anjum Mirza Abhijit jusrotia, Ahsan Mirza, Tahir lone, Ashok Kumar and others were present and spoke on this occasion.
Mehbooba said the misrule of the present government had forced all sections of society to take to streets as there was no redressal of their problems. Governments own employees were agitating while the ministers enjoyed luxuries that cost the state crores. Dailywagers, casual and seasonal employees were unabale to get their wages and on the other hand huge sums got lapsed or were being spent on the whims and fancies of the rulers. The government , she said, reemployed hundreds of their favourites, a practice that had been banned, after retirement. This on the one hand denied the few openings for new recruits and on the other blocked promotion prospects for the hard working employees who wait for decades in one position.
Rejecting the Chief Minister Omar Abdullah’s reasoning for continued power crisis in the state Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) President Mehbooba Mufti has said more than its economics the down turn in power scenario is a direct result of misgovernance , wrong priorities and ineffeciant management of the state by the present government.
She said the continuing deterioration in power supply in the state is only one index of the over all performance of the NC led government that has pushed the state back by decades on development and political fronts. “If between 2002 and 2008 power situation could be drastically improved, transmission losses reduced and power sector reforms carried on how and why has electricity become unavailable immediately after Omar Abdullah took over?” , she asked. She said this has happened ins pite of the fact that the state has added about 500 Mega watts to its power resource with the inception of Baglihar and many micro hydel projects taken up by the previous government. “ management of power sector is something more than wheeling dealing in mega projects and making hollow announcements. It is about providing light and energy to people who shiver in sub zero temperatures and swetter in scorching heat”, she remarked.
Mehbooba said the recently published report by the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has exposed the reasons for the failure of the government in providing amenities to the people including power, drinking water, sanitation facilities and roads. She said though we had been saying this for long the CAG report has confirmed the worst fears about the functioning of the NC led coalition that has resulted in a governance paralysis and developmental holiday.
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