NC assails PDP-BJP for unprecedented power, drinking water crisis in Jammu

National Conference on Monday expressed serious concern over unscheduled and long power outage in the entire Jammu Province and blamed the PDP-BJP coalition for subjecting people to worse kind of harassment during the ongoing scorching summer season.
“The proponents of ‘Ache Din’ seem to have declared power holiday for Jammu region while taking time out to cool their heels in the Kashmir Valley”, the NC leaders said in a joint statement, adding that lack of political direction has rendered the administration in shambles. They said that long duration black outs are giving sleepless nights to residents, who are forced to remain outdoors and stage night-long protests. “The power scenario is highly precarious, which has made life horrible as the region is reeling under unprecedented heat these days”, they said and rued over low voltage whenever power is made available during the brief spells. The National Conference leaders came down heavily on the PDP-BJP Government for failing in meeting the basic requirements like power and drinking water and questioned its tall claims about difference in governance. “The only difference visible is that the government seems to have gone on a long vacation, leaving people to fend for themselves”, they added.
Making strong case for procuring additional power from the Northern Grid to meet growing demands in view of acute summer conditions, the NC leaders hoped that the coalition will understand its responsibilities and take all necessary measures to combat the crisis like situation that is prevailing in Jammu, its peripheries besides rural and urban areas across the region.
Taking jibe at BJP, the National Conference advised its leaders to come out of agitational politics syndrome, which they have played for nearly seven decades and come to brass tracks of governance, as reactionary slogans and hollow promises could no more meet the needs of the people. Besides Provincial President, Devender Singh Rana, signatories to joint statement included former ministers Surjeet Singh Slathia, Ajay Kumar Sadhotra, Abdul Gani Malik, Sajjad Kitchloo, Khalid Najeeb Suharwardhy, senior leaders Rattan Lal Gupta, Th Kashmira Singh, Th Rachpal Singh, Dr Kamal Arora Aijaz Jan, Bimla Luthra, Master Noor Hussain, Babu Ram Paul and others.

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