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Welfarism, good governance, dev missing from govt’s toolkit: Sagar

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Addresses worker’s convention in Nowhatta

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir National Conference General Secretary Ali Muhammad Sagar on Wednesday said that governance and development in Kashmir including Srinagar are only confined to media spectacle and photo ops.

This he, according to the NC spokesperson, said while addressing a worker’s convention of Halqa Nowhatta of the Khanyar constituency. Among others, YNC Provincial President Salman Ali Sagar and Block President Haji Bashir Ahmed Wani Halwai were also present on the occasion.

An interrupted democratic system, lack of accountability, corruption, and absence of rule of law have been major hurdles in the way of good governance and development across Kashmir, and significantly more in Srinagar. “Unemployment has been on a rise since the abrogation. Every sector be it handicrafts, manufacturing, trade, commerce, development or governance is crying for the government’s attention. Pesky power and water supply is causing severe hardships to the residents and traders. Almost every businessman, from a small shopkeeper to those who run industrial units, suffers enormously due to the erratic power supply. The administration is sitting on its hands and doing nothing to resolve the issue,” he said.

Administration, Sagar rued has withdrawn its focus from the welfare of the poor, elderly, and other economically backward sections of the city. “It is only NC that can counter the damage done by the policies pursued by the incumbent administration. The prevailing situation needs a distinctive approach to deal with the developmental, and political aspirations of the people. It’s only NC that has the ability to deliver on these fronts. People want an end to Babu Raj, the outsourced officials have failed to deliver on the ground,” he said.

Sagar asked the party cadre to gear up for the challenges ahead. “None of us can sidestep our individual responsibilities today. We have to work in tandem with a sense of responsibility and belonging towards our party and people. We are fighting a battle to protect our unique cultural, constitutional and political disposition,” he added.

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