Jammu, July 03: Provincial President of the National Conference, Rattan Lal Gupta Sunday said that the tall claims made by the government with regard to unprecedented development in Jammu and Kashmir after abrogation of Articles 370 and 35A has proved to be hoax but the reality is that the situation has gone from bad to worst.
“A common man in Jammu and Kashmir is suffering on account of wrong policies of the government,” he said.
According to a statement from the party, Lal was addressing a public meeting at Vijaypur of district Samba.
The NC leader raised serious concern over the extremely volatile situation in J&K describing it as fallout of “wrong policies” adopted by both the J&K Government and the Centre.
He asserted that due to the “anti-people” policies adopted by the government unemployment is at its peak, inflation has gone out of control amid the sky rocketing prices of essential commodities while the claims of unprecedented development stand exposed with the snail’s pace of almost all the works.
He said that the government has miserably failed in providing basic amenities like water, power and ration to the common person of the state.
He said that due to lack of vision and wrong policies of the government, people of J&K are facing a crisis-like situation with each segment of society feeling abject neglect.
The senior NC leader criticized the government for its failure to address the long pending demand of the agitating daily wagers of Jal Shakti Department due to which there is hue and cry of water scarcity.
Thousands of families of these daily wagers have been left helpless by the present government with no hope for their regularization and their pending salaries, he said.
Rattan Lal Gupta emphasized that the National Conference has a track record of serving people and this spirit is needed to be sustained and promoted by uniting under the banner of National Conference, which stands for equitable development of the regions and their sub-regions with thrust on rural and remote areas.
He further maintained that the National Conference has always stood for the high principles of secularism, brotherhood and democracy and shall continue to do so in future as well.
Asking party workers to gear-up for upcoming Assembly elections in Jammu & Kashmir, Gupta exhorted them to converge their efforts to intensify the party's public outreach programme to strengthen the base of the party.
He stressed upon them to prepare themselves for upcoming Assembly elections in J&K in order to defeat the nefarious design of the anti-social elements which are hell bent to destroy social fabric among the society.