Opposition People's Democratic Party (PDP) on Friday termed the Jammu and Kashmir government a "total failure" and alleged that the coalition government has taken only "anti-people steps".
"The Omar Abdullah-led coalition regime is a total failure on all fronts. During the last five years, this regime has done nothing except taking anti-people steps for its survival," alleged Yash Pal Sharma, the PDP candidate for Jammu-Poonch Lok Sabha seat.
Sharma, while addressing a series of public meetings at Lalyal camp and Tatyal areas of Marh assembly segment near here, said this belt had huge agricultural potential, but it was a failure on the part of the state government that it could not be explored.
He mentioned that this belt was known for its vegetable produce, but the authorities had failed to realise that potential due to "ad-hocism" prevailing in the administration and the government.
"The Omar-led government lacks vision to improve the socio-economic conditions of the people," he said, and emphasised the need of starting a cooperative movement so that vegetable growers could get maximum benefit for their products.
"The PDP will formulate a comprehensive policy for vegetable growers of Marh and adjoining areas," he claimed.
Sharma said during the regime of Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, a comprehensive policy was formulated for the socio-economic growth of all sections of the society.
"Horticulture and agriculture were priority areas during the PDP rule," he said.
NC leader joins PDP
A senior National Conference (NC) leader from Jammu joined People's Democratic Party (PDP) on Friday. NC leader Vikas Kumar Bhatti joined the PDP in the presence of party patron and former chief minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed.
Bhatti, who was associated with the NC for over 15 years, said he decided to join the PDP because of the party's programmes and policies. He assured the PDP leadership that he would work towards strengthening the party.