AAP leader, with Rs 6 cr relief, accuses Omar Abdullah of refusing appointment
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Wednesday accused chief minister Omar Abdullah of refusing to give an appointment to its national spokesman Sanjay Singh with offer of Rs six crore relief for the flood-affected families.india Updated: Sep 24, 2014 20:55 IST
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Wednesday accused chief minister Omar Abdullah of refusing to give an appointment to its national spokesman Sanjay Singh with offer of Rs six crore relief for the flood-affected families.
"For more than a week now,the officials close to the chief minister remained non-committal on meeting with the chief minister. One understands he being busy these days but the chief minister's office had no clear message whether he is available or not," AAP national spokesman Singh told the HT.
Singh said he was carrying a letter of the party head Arvind Kejriwal for the chief minister and the relief money of Rs six crore offered from MP and MLA funds. "We were eager to know how can our party help people here," he said.
He alleged that the state government has "completely failed". "The government relief is really bad. People are without water, rice and medicines. I visited several areas and people have lost large swathes of crop fields in Budgam too," he said.
AAP leader Singh, also member of the party's political affairs committee, said there was need to take along NGOs, religious leaders and the civil society to address the peoples problems. "The government should come up with a clear plan for next six months on how to compensate people who lost near ones, have businesses and houses destroyed and fields damaged," he added.
Meanwhile,AAP local leader Muzaffar Bhat described it "humiliating that the chief minister's office refused to give an appointment to visiting leader with relief."
First Published: Sep 24, 2014 20:02 IST