Marwah, Aug 16:Pradesh Congress Committee president Ghulam Ahmed Mir has alleged that PDP-BJP Coalition is neglecting people on the political grounds in the State.Addressing series of public meetings at Inshan, Astaan Gaam, Nowpachi, Marwah and Warwan areas of district Kishtwar, the PCC chief said despite knowing that they (PDP-BJP) are losing the ground very fast, the Coalition Government is indulging in political victimization. The people in upper reaches and of South Kashmir and other districts are being neglected in every respect, purely on political grounds and an atmosphere of distress is being created by the coalition partners aiming to get benefitted politically.
Asserting that people are suffering badly in absence of basic facilities in remote areas, PCC chief said that government machinery is nowhere visible on ground. The tall claims of PDP led coalition about good governance and development of the State was only to lure the voters for the sake of coming into power, he said.
Describing Coalition government a complete failure, PCC chief castigated the coalition partners for victimizing the people on political grounds. He said people in several upper areas like Matigawran, Larnoo, Nowbug, Kapran, Kund and in other areas are being victimized on political grounds. He accused the government of being bias toward multiple problems confronting people and neglecting those areas or people who have not voted for them (PDP) in the elections.
Asserting that Congress Party would not allow any sort of discrimination with any section, group or society, PCC chief assured the people that Congress is fully committed for equal development of the people and the regions. Mir asked the government to shun these anti- people policies as these are fraught with dangerous consequences, Mir said.
Expressing deep concern over the pathetic condition of people living in backward and far flung areas of Kishtwar and elsewhere in the state, Vice President JKPCC Ghulam Mohammad Saroori said that people are the worst hit and feel isolated in absence of road connectivity, shortage of rations, lack of basic amenities and infrastructure, there are no teachers available in Schools, Health Centers are without doctor’s, worst condition of roads.
Accusing PDP led Coalition government for failing to address the multiple problems people are facing, Saroori said that Coalition government was deliberately neglecting the people living in far flung areas of Kishtwar District and elsewhere, worst condition of people in these areas are quite indicative of non serious and callous attitude of coalition government about the issues confronting people, he said.
Saroori expressed surprise over the non availability of Teachers in School, Doctors in Health Centre, shortage of ration, no electricity, lack of infrastructure and other basic facilitates, he said that Coalition government led by PDP was indulging in vote bank politics, ignoring people in far flung areas on political grounds, issues confronting people are not being addressed, he (Saroori) said Coalition government must not forget that/people of all the three regions are equal and deserves equal treatment without any sort of disparity or discrimination, he said.
He has also demanded an inquiry over the construction of PMGSY road from Parana Pull to Astaan Gam where the department has changed the alignment without the proper approval and which is in apathy condition. Besides having over 17,000 populations in Marwah and Warwan areas there is no mobile network in the region moreover the authority have no funds to buy the oil for running the tower these are called as “achay-din”. ---- He said they (BJP) talked about ‘achay din’ before elections, but after winning the elections, they said they will have to give us a bitter-pill first to achieve ‘achay din’. "They don't want development---but just playing with the sentiments of the people" Saroori added.
Saroori also demanded an immediate black topping on Inshan road and constructing of Bonda-Marwah tunnel which will provide all weather connectivity to the two un-connected areas of Kishtwar district. He urged government to address these issues of general public of Marwah and Warwan on top priority so that people of far flung areas won’t face any hardship for the future time.
Police also registered an FIR on the complaint of Mr. Saroori over the distribution of rotten food grains and ration among the people of far flung areas of Inshan. Saroori also gave a sample of Ration to the police and demanded an inquiry into this serious matter.
In their address Vice President JKPCC and MLA Sopore Haji Abdul Rashid Dar, MLA Gulzar Ahmad Wani, spokesperson Farooq Andrabi, General Secretary JKPCC Hilal Ahmad Shah and Mohd Iqbal Mir exhorted the party workers to reach out to the people and remain steadfast in their service to the best of their ability, identify the problems confronting people for their resolution.
Congress leaders further said that Party will not compromise on people issues and development of the regions, it (Congress) will fight for equitable development of the regions and people and is committed to address urges and aspiration of the people in all the three regions of the state, they said.
Those who addressed the gathering included Mohd Aslam Malik, Piyaray Lal Shan, Ghulam Mohd, and other local Congress leaders from Marwah and Warwan areas.