Murky potable water supplied to Kupwara residents, alleges MLA

Jammu: Ruling Peoples Conference MLA from Kupwara Bashir Ahmad Dar on Tuesday dared that he will quit as an MLA if any officer from PHE department survives after consuming a glass of water provided to people of his constituency

Dar was speaking during discussion on grants for PHE, irrigation and flood control department in the Legislative Assembly.

“I will quit as MLA if any PHE officer will survive after drinking a glass of water which is provided to people of my constituency,” he said.

Deputy speaker, Nazir Ahmad Gurezi who was conducting the proceedings of the House interrupted and asked him (MLA) to weigh his words as he was taking up a serious challenge.

“Are you serious, if it is true then how people are surviving there,” he said.

MLA Bashir Dar said the locals have developed a strong immune system to consume the water supplied to them by PHE department.

“Anyone who drinks Bisleri water won’t be able to consume the water supplied to people in my constituency. If he does it he will suffer from diarrhea,” he said.

He said the tall claims of providing door to door water supply remained confined to papers and people are starving for a drop of safe drinking water.


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