We Were Not Able To Do Much: Sonia

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SRINAGAR: Hitting out at her party's estranged ally National Conference for the first time in the past six years, Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Friday said "we gave full support to them to run the government but they did not implement our programmes and schemes", including the Food Bill, in the state.

"We gave full support to them to run the government, but they did not implement our programmes and schemes (in the state)," Sonia told twin public rallies held in Ramban and Bandipore to support party candidates.

Flanked by Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad, AICC General Secretary Ambika Soni and state party chief Saif-ud-Din Soz, Sonia told the people that by not implementing some of these programmes the NC-led government has denied the people the benefits.

"When our government was at the Centre we came up with the Food Security Bill so that the poorest of the poor gets food on cheap rates... But due to the lethargy of NC, the bill was not implemented in Jammu and Kashmir thereby denying right to the people here," she said.

Asserting that once the Congress is again voted to power in the state, they will implement the Food Security Bill to ensure subsidized food to the poor, she said.

Sonia claimed that she had a century long relationship with Kashmir and same brings her to Kashmir time and again. “We want prosperous Jammu and Kashmir. The agenda of the Congress party is simple. Don’t promise anything or show dreams that cannot be realized on ground,” Sonia said while addressing a crowd of estimated six thousand

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