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Addresses one-day workers' convention in Aarigam, Khansahib

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir National Conference Vice President Omar Abdullah on Thursday addressed a one-day workers’ convention at Aarigam, Khansahib in Budgam.

The meeting was convened by Party’s senior leader and In Charge constituency Khansahib Advocate Saif Ud Din Bhat.

Party General Secretary Ali Muhammad Sagar, Provincial President Nasir Aslam Wani, Senior leader Abdul Rahim Rather, Central Zone President Ali Muhammad Dar, Political Advisor to VP Mudassar Shahmiri, and Dr. Muhammad Shafi also addressed the gathering. Among others parent body, YNC and local block unit functionaries, workers, and delegates were also present on the occasion.

Addressing the functionaries, Omar said that it was imperative for workers to strengthen JKNC, which he asserted was the only party working to stop the caravan of the BJP. He further said that if people are happy with exorbitant taxation, soaring unemployment, and demolition drive, then they should vote for the BJP. “If you want an end to unemployment, anti-people, anti-J&K actions, then you should strengthen NC on the ground. While other parties, the A and B teams have accepted the decisions of August 2019, it’s NC which is striving for the restoration of our people’s pride, their land, cultural, democratic, constitutional and fundamental rights,” he said.

Government’s actions, he said are light years away from healing the wounds of people. “The lands which were given to people by Sheikh sahib are being snatched away. Our resources, Jobs being outsourced,” he said.

Questioning the government’s claims of ushering in employment extravaganza in J&K, he said what was claimed is not visible on the ground. “Where are those thousands of jobs? Where is that promised investment? All the promises have ringed hollow and miserably failed to live up to their hype. Not even a day passes when one or the other selection list ends up in a scandal.”

“As far as the tourism sector is concerned, we had vacated the meadows from security forces, and since then there has been no headway in bringing the area on the tourist map of region and country,” Omar said adding, “Locals wouldn’t benefit in wake of such process. Had the government given them easy loans for the establishment of restaurants, and hotels, the economic condition of the area would have been different. However, nothing has been done to improve the economic condition of my brothers and sisters living around the meadow.”

On the issue of APTECH, he questioned why the government was giving contracts to an agency that had a tainted past and was blacklisted in other states of the country. 

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