Terming the ruling coalition a misfortune for the people of Jammu and Kashmir, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti on Monday said that even after having been rejected in the Lok Sabha (LS) polls the government was still unable to address the real issues of the people.
Addressing several roadside meetings in Kulgam constituency, Mehbooba came down heavily on the National Conference-Congress coalition government for its befooling tactics, which it has been resorting after facing complete rout in the LS polls.
"Though the government, with an eye on assembly elections, may be trying to undo the wrongs it has committed in the state for almost last six years, but there is still a strong missing link prevailing between its working and the people," Mehbooba said.
"The matter of fact is that the government will be known more for its anti-people policies and the war it has unleashed on every section of the society than anything good, and everyone understands its policies and the approach it adopted for its survival without caring for people's issues," she added.
Mehbooba said, "As farming activities these days are at peak throughout the Valley, demand for water for irrigation is at crucial stage, but at many places the people have to suffer due to lack of waters. And even drinking water problems have accentuated in spite of heavy rains." She added that at many places paddy seedling beds had dried because of lack of water.
Mehbooba said "The bad fiscal scenario has not only affected the contractors and employees but hit a large number of claimants seeking GP fund, gratuity etc. Previously the temporary gap in revenue and expenditure would be covered by borrowing money from the Jammu and Kashmir Bank, but everything has changed after the government handed over the management of its finances to the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and sidelining its own bank."
Expressing concern over the bad condition of roads in entire Kashmir Mehbooba said pitiable condition of roads present a sad commentary on the performance of this government. She added that the government has been sleeping over the matter and is not taking steps to mitigate the people's problems.