Whole Govt Buried: NC

Srinagar: National conference on Wednesday lashed at the PDP led coalition government over the unprecedented power and ration crisis in Kashmir and said that a “few inches of snow has buried the whole government”.

“A few inches of snow has paralyzed and buried the whole government, and there is no doubt about its intentions, priorities and inability to address people’s problems,” Political secretary to Omar Abdullah, Tanvir Sadiq today said while touring many areas of downtown Srinagar including Nowshera, Nalbal, Shribhat, Lalbazar and Zadibal, according to a statement issued by NC.

“Internal roads have not been cleared of snow, there is no electricity, kerosene or fire wood available, the government is only visible on the TV channels to take note of the misery and suffering that people are reeling under,” said Tanvir adding, “the fact that not even one minister of the BJP- PDP government is in Kashmir speaks volumes about their misplaced priorities.”

Stating that Kashmir Valley is facing a “major power crisis worst in the past two decades”, Sadiq said, “the power crisis in the Valley is unimaginable; Srinagar is the worst hit, unscheduled power cuts have grown severe.”

“The thumb rule has been that the power distribution has been 55:45 for Kashmir (including Ladakh) and Jammu respectively because Kashmiri consumers have been comparatively paying more. But for now major part of energy is given to Jammu,” he added.

Taking a dig at the PDP and its ministers the NC leader said “Winter is not new to us, instead of shamelessly saying that they are ashamed about the crisis but cannot help why the State Government is not purchasing the power from northern grid, “why is this government not serious about the power crisis” Sadiq questioned. “They have no moral authority to govern if they cannot provide relief and comfort to the people.”

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