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Vote out those who boycotted assembly session: Omar

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Srinagar, May 22, 2013
First Published: 18:02 IST(22/5/2013) | Last Updated: 18:04 IST(22/5/2013)

Chief minister Omar Abdullah on Wednesday asked people to vote out all those MLAs who boycotted the assembly sessions, and predicted "overwhelming victory" for his government in the 2014 general assembly polls.


In a veiled reference to opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the chief minister, who was addressing a gathering in south Kashmir's Wathu area in Shopian district, said, "The Pen-inkpot (election symbol of the PDP) party's MLA of the area has failed to advocate the issue of compensation of land of a young owner in the assembly," said Omar.

The chief minister said the government hadn't not neglected them at all. "We have ensured your development on a par with other parts. Equitable and holistic development of the state is benchmark of my government," said the chief minister.

Giving a resume of work carried out by his government, Omar said a modern fruit mandi, first of its kind in Asia, had been sanctioned for Shopian to facilitate fruit growers and traders associated with this activity.
The chief minister said his government would continue to focus on redressing public grievances and expanding the orbit of development in all areas during next one and a half years.

"We have tried to reach out to all areas on development front and deliver positively and purposefully. We are not like those who cover their eyes with black glasses and remain devoid of ground realities. We are fully aware of public difficulties and their demands. We are keenly addressing these and making necessary dent wherever required," said the chief minister.

The chief minister also inaugurated 50 MVA 132/33 KV Grid Station at Kanipora with associated 132 KV D/C Lassipora-Shopian Transmission Line, involving estimated cost of Rs. 17.52 cr. The commissioning of grid station has energised receiving stations at Batpora, Gargan, Pinjura and Choudhary Gund. Another 33 KV Shadimarg feeder presently under construction will feed receiving stations at Shadimarg, Mittergam and Keller.

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