LG’s statement on development scenario in J&K part of a larger myth making factory: NC
Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir National Conference on Thursday said the assertions of Lt. Governor on the development scenario of the past 70 years in J&K are not supported by facts on ground, saying there is little material basis to such mythical claims.
Party’ Member of Parliament from Baramulla, Muhammad Akbar Lone while expressing dismay over the claim of the Lt. Governor wherein he necessitated for a need to introspect what J&K had got in past 70 years, said that had the LG taken some time to go through the post independence history of J&K, he would not have come up with such untaught assertions.
“The assertions should not be seen in isolation, it is a part of a larger myth making factory that works day in and day out to give credence to the measures undertaken on the 5th of august last year. Seeing him pontificate people about rural development and people’s participation is rather hilarious. His claims on strengthening grass root democracy and empowering institutions are also not borne out by the situation on ground in J&K. One is at wits end to ascertain which democracy he is alluding to. Perhaps the one which was throttled! For the last one year we have only seen caging of representative voices, parliamentarians, former legislators, chief ministers, and other political activities in J&K,” he said.
“More or less 12000 vacant panchayat seats are awaiting elections; the government has not been able to conduct elections for them as well. The sole purpose of such a statement is to dismember the political power of people of J&K, and that is being done by demeaning the contribution of legitimate representatives of people of J&K,” said Lone.