Srinagar: The ruling alliance of National Conference and Congress failed to deliver on its promises of governance, J&K Pradesh Congress chief Prof Saif-ud-Din Soz said Sunday.
The statement comes a day after Chief Minister Omar Abdullah hinted at parting ways with the congress in the ensuing polls for state Assembly, announcing to respect decision of party workers most of whom have been openly advocating separation from the alliance partners.
“(Soz) agreed with the leaders and party functionaries that the Congress-NC coalition has done many good things for the people of Jammu and Kashmir such as for instance, setting up of Administrative units, Review of Recruitment Policy etc, but it failed to deliver governance on ground in respect of instance for provision of electric infrastructure, provision of existing grievances in respect of tariff , distribution of rations, particularly in far-flung areas and fulfillment of other basic needs,” a party statement issued here said .
The statement was issued after Prof. Saifuddin Soz MP held an interaction session with the Block Presidents of Jammu, Samba and Kathua districts at R.R. Resort Samba.
Besides Ministers Sham Lal Sharma and Raman Bhalla, all the senior functionaries of the party, Vice Presidents, General Secretaries and other senior leaders were present, the statement said.
“There is need that the ministers improve their liaison and interaction with District President, Block Presidents and other functionaries of the party,” Prof. Soz said and stated that he would write to ministers in this behalf.
Soz said that the party high command would be appraised of the suggestions that the party leaders made for revitalizing Congress party as an “instrument of service to the people.”
He also tried to set at rest reports about rift within the party ranks, claiming that he and Ghulam Nabi Azad, former Indian Health Minister and ex-Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, were on the same page.
“Soon Azad would be visiting to thank the workers and speak to the party functionaries,” Soz said without elucidating rationale for felicitation of party.
Soz said Congress workers should put an extra effort to solve problems facing people in the state.