Kupwara/Srinagar, December 27 (Scoop News) -Asking BJP to desist from derailing the ongoing initiative taken by the Centre for the peaceful resolution of issues concerning the State, the Minister for Rural Development, Panchayats, LAW and Parliamentary affairs, Ali Mohammad Sagar has said that they should not try to undo the work done by formar Prime Minister, Atal Bihari Vajpayee during NDA regime.
The Minister was addressing a huge gathering after inaugurating a model village at waadipora, Handwara here the other day. MLA, Handawara, Chowdary Mohammad Ramzan, Director Rural Development Kashmir, Jahangir Mir, District Development Commissioner Kupwara, Mohammad Shafi Rather and other senior officers of the department and district Administration were present on the occasion.
The model village constructed at an estimated cost of Rs.1.20Cr has all the state of art facilities like community information centre, Community hall and other related facilities.
Sagar said that the party by resorting to rhetoric is actually trying to divert the attention of people from the real issues and hiding its failures. He said it is recorded history that serous efforts were taken during the regime of Vajpayee and process was also initiated when different schools of thought were incorporated in peace talks for finding a lasting solution to the vexed issue.
“We are hopeful that in near future a lasting solution will be worked out which would usher in an era of peace, prosperity and development and appealed to all the parties concerned to shed off their prejudices and come forward for working out the same”, he said maintaining that we have already submitted a comprehensive proposal to the centre and any other package would also be welcome
Referring to the role played by MGNREGA in poverty alleviation and developing the rural landscape, the Minister asked the people to avail the maximum benefits from the scheme as an amount of Rs 38 crore has been earmarked for the district. He said that the scheme is demand driven and there is no dearth of funds under the same.
MLA Handwara Ch. Muhammad Ramzan, also spoke on the occasion and said that the present Government is committed to work for equitable development of all the three regions of the state and in this regard various welfare schemes have been undertaken.