The National Conference has slammed the People's Democratic Party (PDP) for playing "a ruthless and self-centred role" by showing complete lack of concern towards the flood victims.
Senior National Conference leader and party candidate from Uri, Mohammad Shafi Uri, has said that the PDP's unabashed and shameful hunger for gaining political mileage out of the condition of the flood victims had exposed the party's agenda. Uri said this while addressing supporters and workers of the National Conference at various locations in Uri during his five-day extensive campaign in the constituency.
"The National Conference has never shied away from elections and has sustained democracy in J&K at a time when all other political entities went into hiding. Our reason for opposing holding of elections right now was that we did not want the state administration and various departments to lose focus on the rehabilitation process for the flood victims.
Omar Abdullah made it very clear that he wanted the entire state machinery and administration to treat the rehabilitation of the flood victims as its topmost priority. Unfortunately, as all of you know, the PDP ditched and betrayed the flood victims by taking a stand that will go down in history as treachery with a grief-stricken people", Uri said.