PDP-BJP moving in opposite directions: Congress

Jammu: Launching a scathing attack on the PDP-BJP combine government, Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) Chief, Ghulam Ahmad Mir alleged that the two coalition partners are pulling in opposite directions.

“The functioning and lack of cooperation and coordination among the functionaries of the government are proving dearly for the state and the people,” Mir told reporters during a protest march organized at Shahidi Chowk here.

“Three years have passed but not a single promise made to the people of Jammu and Kashmir by the two parties—the BJP in Jammu and the PDP in Kashmir – has been fulfilled,” he said. He claimed that the two parties were divided on the issues facing the state.

Notably, Congress had called for a protest on the eve of opening of the Durbar move in Jammu today.

“If BJP is pulling in one side, its partner is pushing towards the other as a result of which the people are suffering immensely,” he said.

He accused the state government of “failing” to live up to the expectations of the people of the state and address the problems of border residents, farmers, youths, employees, casual labourers and traders.

“Every section of the society is suffering as they are wasting the time of the people. They are only filling their coffers and involved in corruption. They are only concerned about their families and have no concern for the public,” he alleged.

Mir asked the central government to make its road map for talks with various stakeholders public, alleging that it had made a U-turn on its Kashmir policy by appointing a special representative.

“For the last three years, they have been saying that there will be no talks with those who do not want to talk under the ambit of the Constitution. Today, the BJP is saying we are open to dialogue with everyone in the state. This is the U-turn on its Kashmir policy,” Mir said.

He said if the centre was open to dialogue with “everyone”, it should come out with a road map.

“The Congress is demanding the list of stakeholders for the last 15 days but they are keeping it behind the veil. They are doing everything behind the curtains and are ashamed in taking a stand and making it public because they are afraid of getting caught by the people whom they have betrayed,” he said.





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