Govt’s existence restricted to photo-ops: Omar


Budgam: National Conference Working President and Former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Monday visited Beerwah and conducted an extensive review of the constituency’s developmental profile. Addressing Halqa Presidents of the party from the three blocks of Narbal, Khag and Beerwah, Omar according to spokesman expressed disappointment at the complete breakdown of administrative order and machinery in the state and said the PDP-BJP Government’s existence had been restricted to mere photo-ops, recycled foundation-stones and press statements that contradicted the hopeless sense of affairs on ground.

Addressing party functionaries and senior activists, . Omar  said an amount of five and a half crores had been released through the Constituency Development Fund mechanism in Beerwah so far for work on roads, healthcare infrastructure, electricity infrastructure and assistance provided in various other fields of essential public service. On this occasion Omar also announced that he would release a further amount of one crore rupees through the CDF towards the goal of facilitating solar light availability for the constituents.

“The PDP-BJP government’s presence has been restricted to news channels and photo-opportunities. In the absence of any visible and tangible work being done on the developmental front for the past two years, the PDP-BJP Government has stooped to the level of vandalizing existing foundation stones of projects started during the tenure of the previous Government, only to be replaced by new foundation stones with the names of their Ministers”, Omar added.

Taking stock of various public demands and challenges being faced by the constituents, Omar said the administration should serve the people of every single constituency of the state without any prejudice or bias. “My efforts to see Beerwah develop into a model constituency will never cease and as the local elected representative, I will continue to strive and struggle for Beerwah’s fair share of developmental funds and projects. It is the duty of the sdministration to ensure the people of Beerwah are not deprived of what is their due and I will ensure that doesn’t happen”, Omar said.

Condemning the appalling power curtailments and the lack of essential supplies in the harsh winter, Omar  said the Chief Minister would do well to remember how she marched on the roads with a kerosene lantern when the per-capita power dispensation and general scenario was much better than what is being provided by the PDP-BJP Government today. (CNS)



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