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JAMMU: Senior Congress legislator from Inderwal, Ghulam Mohammad Saroori on Wednesday said that People’s Democratic Party (PDP) lacks financial and developmental support from its alliance partner Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) the way UPA Government under the leadership of Sonia Gandhi and Dr. Manmohan Singh used to help State during Mufti Mohammad Sayeed tenure as Chief Minister of the State during 2002 to 2005.
Replying on Governor’s address in Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly on Wednesday, Saroori said that the Mufti Sayeed and Ghulam Nabi Azad era (2002-2008) has witnessed a massive development push in trouble torn State of Jammu and Kashmir with liberal funding from the Central Government.
He said that he was happy that PDP formed an alliance with the BJP for the sake of the development in State of Jammu and Kashmir, but says that he was surprised that not a single new developmental work was started in last two years of PDP-BJP government. “At the time of coming closer with BJP— PDP would have thought that BJP and the PM Modi will help them in similar way, the way UPA use to help the state—- but to my disappointment I would only says that the Agenda of Alliance Document is merely a ” Paper Horse” and had reduce to dead rubble” said Saroori.
Saroori said that the dreams of delimitation showed by the BJP are not anywhere to be seen added that BJP promise to accord UT status to Ladakh, rehabilitation of PoK, West Pak refugees and rehabilitation of LoC victims proved to be hollow slogans. He said that BJP silence on Article 370 and its mention strengthening in Governor’s address shows that duel attitude of the BJP who wants to stick to power that too could compromise with the aspirations of the people who voted to them. He said that BJP ministers are the part of the cabinet meeting which accepted the strengthening of Article 370 mentioned at serial No. 6 of Governor’s address.
He said that there was also no mention of return of power projects like Dool-Hasti, Uri and Salal as was recommended by Ranga Rajan Committee and called for implementation of the recommendations of various Committees like Rangarajan Committee, Retired Justice Sageer and that of other working committees.