Opposition National Conference (NC) today staged a sit-in dharna here, protesting against the state government over its “ill-conceived” implementation of the National Food Security Act (NFSA) in Jammu and Kashmir.
Led by National Conference District Jammu Urban President, Dharamveer Singh Jamwal, NC activists staged sit-in dharna outside the Jammu Press Club, raising slogans and displaying placards.
“The nightmarish nine and half months’ mis governance of the PDP-BJP coalition is a sordid saga of failures on all fronts with development being pushed to backburner and peoples’ problems getting further aggravated,” Jamwal said.
He launched a scathing attack on the coalition government for implementing the National Food Security Act (NFSA), saying this will deprive a huge chunk of population of much needed rations.
“No scheme is viable unless it benefits the targeted segment of population optimally”, Jamwal said, adding that the ill-conceived policies of the present dispensation have brought innumerable miseries to the people.
He said the Act will lead to deprivation and exploitation of the poor.
He said the government cannot remain indifferent and insensitive to the growing sufferings of the people, especially those living in remote and backward areas.
Jamwal said that the ruling coalition partners PDP-BJP’s stand was exposed as all the promises made before Assembly elections and soon after the government formation have proved hoax.
“The development process initiated during the Omar Abdullah led government has come to grinding halt while utility services were craving for attention”, he said adding that governance is not all about rhetoric, which the current combination is indulging in lavishly.
Referring to the local issues, the former Deputy Mayor said that Jammu has almost been converted into a garbage den with sewage flowing in many areas, streets in dilapidated condition, street lights either not existing or hardly working.
He said the Government has lost the moral authority to govern as nothing seems to be working.