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From vote to deliverance of NC-Cong coalition

india Updated: Nov 07, 2009 17:44 IST
Amir Karim Tantray

As the Darbar - seat of government – will open on Monday in Jammu, the winter capital - challenges and opportunities are two things in which the National Conference-Congress coalition government of the state has been caught to deliver after 10 months of stay at the office.

At the opening of Darbar the focus of the government will be to perform what they have promised a year ago when both NC and Congress were busy with campaigning for first phase of assembly elections in the state.

This year has witnessed many ups and downs in the political history of much happening state of Jammu and Kashmir. Just a year ago, political parties in the state were seeking votes on the name of good governance at a time when the separatist politics had strong hold on the things in the state. Valley based political parties were asking people to vote for good governance and let the Kashmir issue be handled by separatist parties.

People responded with more than expected and participated in the elections with full enthusiasm with a belief that there domestic life might be uplifted. In present, separatist parties are nowhere and the total control is with elected government.

Now, has the coalition government made full use of the opportunity given by the people of the state and have overcome the challenges came in their way throughout this 10 months period in the office.

Political thinker of valley Gul Mohammed Wani shares his thought about all this. He said, “The NC-Congress coalition government in the state has not made any success in all this. In the state of Jammu and Kashmir peace and good governance goes together and it is impossible to deliver on good governance without taking the peace process forward. But the state government has failed so far.”

“The NC-Congress coalition government headed by less experienced Omar Abdullah had enormous challenges like massive human rights violations, agitations on every issue, less role of civil society and more. But the delivery mechanism in the state is not in unison,” Wani added.

Wani is of the opinion, “The government has not done anything out of the box which could be appreciated by people like the healing touch policy of Mufti Mohammed Sayeed led PDP-Congress coalition government did which brought down the violence level in the state.”

On Monday when the Darbar will open here at winter secretariat, Omar Abdullah led government will have to undergo these challenges and has to make the opportunities to deliver.

Gul Mohammed Wani analyzed that the governance institutions are in disarray and don’t have any governing parameters. “If Omar Abdullah led government has to deliver, it should buildup institutions which will deal with governance, like human rights commission, women commission, accountability commission,” Wani said, adding, “vigilance organisation should be made more autonomous, role of civil society should be increased and there should be honesty in administration if the government wants to deliver.”