SRINAGAR: National Conference (NC) working president Omar Abdullah on Saturday claimed an “unprecedented and acute” crisis in the delivery of basic governance in Jammu and Kashmir was affecting daily life in the state.
Abdullah alleged there was a severe power crisis in the Kashmir Valley but the government was not showing urgency to address the issue.
“An unprecedented and acute crisis in the delivery of basic governance is affecting daily life in the state. People have been hit by the administrative chaos and misgovernance,” he said at the National Conference monthly provincial committee meeting at party headquarters in Srinagar.
“Repeated pleas and desperate appeals of civil society groups and residential committees in the Valley that one reads in newspapers everyday are falling on deaf ears,” the former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister said.
The Valley was reeling under a crisis in the supply of ration and other commodities for the last few months and the administration had failed to address it, he charged.
“Long, harsh winters make this callous and arrogant behavior of the government tragic,” he said.
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. 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,” he said.
Omar Abdullah also reviewed various party initiatives and outreach programs in all the districts of the valley, and sought details from the party district presidents. He asked the party leaders to continue with the outreach mechanisms, and said every effort should be made to involve the youth in the party’s political and social initiatives aimed at serving the people at the grassroots’ level.