Srinagar: Former Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah on Saturday said an unprecedented, acute crisis in the delivery of basic governance was affecting day-to-day life across the State.
“The state of misgovernance and administrative chaos in the Valley has affected the day-to-day life of the people and is a cause of misery and suffering. The power crisis is severe and serious and there seems to be no sense of urgency or direction from the Government to address this issue despite the harsh weather that makes lack of electricity a major concern,” Omar said.
He said that repeated pleas and desperate appeals from civil society groups and local residential committees from across the Valley that one reads in newspapers every day seem to be falling on deaf ears as the government has apparently decided to derive sadistic pleasure from the sufferings of the people.
Presiding over and addressing the party’s monthly provincial committee meeting held at party headquarters, Omar Abdullah said the unprecedented and acute power crisis coupled with the government’s apathy had crippled day-to-day life across the length and breadth of the Valley.
He also expressed disappointment at the ongoing ration and essential supplies crisis that has engulfed the Valley since the past few months.
“A ration crisis in winter is unacceptable and highly condemnable,” the former CM said.
“Mismanagement and apathy is at the root of this issue and the Administration has failed to address the ration crisis ever since the implementation of the National Food Security Act (NFSA) in the State. The long, harsh winters makes this callous and arrogant behavior of the Government tragic,” he said.
Later he also reviewed various party initiatives and outreach programs of the party in all the Districts of the Valley and sought details in inputs from the party district presidents.
Asking the party leaders to continue with the outreach mechanisms and said every effort should be made to involve youth in the party’s political and social initiatives aimed at serving the people at the grassroots level.
The meeting was attended by senior leaders of the party as well.