SRINAGAR: National Conference (NC) on Saturday hit out at the PDP-BJP government for its “abject failure to do justice” with the 2014 flood victims and said all promises of rehabilitation had now been exposed as “hollow lies”.
Addressing party’s block convention for Amira Kadal on Saturday, NC provincial president Nasir Aslam Wani said it was the PDP that sought votes on the plank of getting a significant relief and rehabilitation package for the flood victims and today, more than three years later – there was still no sign of any visible assistance that could have helped the victims to resume their lives and livelihoods with dignity.
He said the coalition government imposed elections on the flood victims with the assurance that a newly-elected government with a six year mandate was best suited to carry out relief and rehabilitation. “The government has been completely ineffective and callous in meeting the most basic expectations of the flood victims,” he said.
“PDP chose their political rehabilitation over the rehabilitation of the flood victims. Soon after they came to power, the first thing their finance minister did was to oppose the 44,000 crore flood relief package proposal submitted to Government of India by the previous NC-led Omar Abdullah government. It is PDP which ensured that the flood victims suffer and go without a package from the central government,” Wani said.
The NC Provincial President also criticised the state government for its “failure” to make the sub district hospital (SDH) at Chanapora functional even after three years “despite the fact that the previous government had completed the project during its tenure”.
The block convention was attended by NC general secretary Ali Muhammad Sagar, Muhammad Akbar Lone, Showkat Ahmed Mir, Peer Muhammad Afaq, Javed Ahmed Dar, Salman Ali Sagar, Mushtaq Ahmed Guroo, Sardar Jagdish Singh Azad, Ghulam Nabi Bhat and Muhammad Amin besides party delegates and activists, the statement said.