National Conference Provincial President Mr Devender Singh Rana on Tuesday blamed PDP-BJP combine for plunging Jammu and Kashmir into crisis like situation due to inherent contradictions within the coalition and lack of political vision.
“During past one and a half year, the wheels of development have jammed and the era of peace, dawned due to sustained efforts of National Conference, shattered thus exposing people to miseries and insecurity,” Rana said while interacting with residents of Bajalta and Upper Kanna Chargal Panchayats this afternoon.
Rana expressed concern over difficult situation under which the state is passing through and said the economic activity has come to standstill and the security of people remains in jeopardy. “In such a situation, the government seems to be clueless how to restore normalcy”, he said while expressing sympathies with all those who have suffered in recent days.
He asked the coalition partners, especially the BJP to shun blame-game and instead introspect over its failures. He said the BJP has not only betrayed people by shirking its responsibilities as a partner in the government but also adopting provocative posturing to further ignite the situation. Provincial President assailed the BJP for showing immense degree of sensitivity towards tourists and pilgrims stranded at various places, saying the government is not to be seen anywhere. He hoped the return of peace and normalcy soon, which he described imperative for a sensitive like Jammu and Kashmir.
Referring to developmental scenario in the Nagrota Assembly Constituency, the MLA said he has been consistently endeavoring to carry forward the tempo of development by pursuing the implementing agencies. He, however, regretted over damages caused to infrastructure, private property and loss of life due to recent rains and high speed winds, and said restoration of these works needed priority attention.
“While power and drinking water continues to remain a worry, the administration must take advance measures to minimise damages due to possible monsoon rains”, he said and urged the executing agencies to expedite pace on restoration works and ensure regulated power and drinking water across the constituency.
He reiterated that development of the constituency is his cherished mission, which will be accomplished with support of the people. “Focused development will remain a distant dream unless the people continue to give their vital inputs on the needs and requirements of various areas”, he maintained. The residents apprised the MLA of various problems, which he assured would be taken up at appropriate level for immediate redressal. He urged the party workers to fan out in the constituency and help in highlighting the gray areas which call for immediate attention.
He said maintenance of utility services assume significance, as these are directly related with day to day chorus of the people. Prominent among those present during the interaction were Sarpanch Rehmat Ali, Sarpanch Balwant Singh, Sarpanch Deen Mohammed, Sarpanch Girdhari Lal,Panch Mohammed Latief besides Amir-ud-Din Kasana, Bittu Teli, Thakur Basant Singh, Allha Rakha, Rashid Malik, Girdhari Lal, Bansi Lal, Raj Singh, Darshan Kumar, Abdul Hamid, Sham Singh, Jagtar Singh, Sultan and others.