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Misdeeds of NC-Cong brought unprecedented crises in J-K: Mufti

PTI 06 Nov 2014, 16:33:55 PM IST
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R S Pura: Charging the NC-Congress coalition government with having “brazenly plundered” the state exchequer, PDP today alleged that it was all due to the “misdeeds” of both the parties that the Jammu and Kashmir has been plunged into an unprecedented crisis.

“During the last six years the National Conference and Congress have brazenly plundered the state exchequer and it was all due to the misdeeds of both the parties that the Jammu and Kashmir has been plunged into unprecedented crisis”, Patron of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mufti Mohammed Sayeed said at a function here.

Mufti claimed that the Omar Abdullah-led government has “bulldozed” the system of governance and “eroded” sanctity of democratic institutions just to enjoy power.

“Six years tenure of Omar Abdullah would be remembered as a period when all the democratic institutions were shamelessly bulldozed by the ruling elites just to enjoy absolute power”, he observed and pointed out that failure of State Government to conduct Urban Local Bodies elections reflects their “dictatorial” mindset.

He further added that Panchayat elections were conducted but the state government created hurdles in Panchayati Raj institutions in the state because those who were at the helm of the affairs were not interested to delegate powers.

“Instead of allowing democratic institutions to strengthen in J&K, state government has rather eroded sanctity of such institutions”, he alleged, and added that Congress was equally responsible for such misdeeds.

Responding to the demand of the people to give adequate representation to Lobana Biradari, Mufti claimed that it was only PDP that has given “adequate” share to all communities.

He especially mentioned that PDP had “given representation” to Sikh community by nomination Trilok Singh Bajwa as a Rajya Sabha member and appointing Manjit Singh as a minister in the coalition government.

Mufti also assured to give importance to border areas as far as on-the-spot recruitment is concerned.

“Unlike present government which has conducted on-the-spot recruitments only in some selective constituencies, PDP, if voted to power, would conduct on-the-spot recruitment on the basis of merits, and not with political considerations”, he further claimed.