VIJAYPUR, Nov 4: Former minister and senior State president of National Conference, Surjeet Singh Slathia today said that failed on the governance front, the PDP-BJP coalition partners were shying away from people, as they have nothing to claim as achievement during the past three years.
“The leaders of the two parties are scared to face the people”, he said while addressing workers at Gurah Slathia in Vijaypur Assembly constituency.
Slathia said failure on governance front and developmental paralysis has exposed the naivety and inexperience of the present dispensation, as the people were realizing the futility of choosing those who had never ever any will to govern this sensitive State.
The former minister said that the alliance has failed in addressing the political aspirations and fundamental developmental needs of the State, as a result of which the people are losing their patience. He said the developmental tempo initiated and sustained by the Omar Abdullah led Government during six years has come to a grinding halt and all tall claims and promises delivered before and after formation of the Government proved to be hoax.
The former minister referred to the problems being faced by border dwellers, saying they were living under constant threat. Similarly, the people across the State were facing hardships on account of utility services like power and drinking water, with rations becoming scarce at the sale outlets, especially in remote and far flung areas, he added.
Slathia exhorted the workers to gear up for confronting the State Government as the people were experiencing a nightmarish era under the PDP-BJP regime.
On the occasion, party functionaries highlighted local problems, saying the administration has almost been rendered dysfunctional due to lack of political direction. They expressed concern over growing prices and said that the common man has been hit adversely.
Those present on the occasion, included block president Vijaypur, Mohan Singh; block president Ramgarh Mohan Singh Patti; City president NC Sodagar Gupta, former Sarpanchs and Panches of the Vijaypur and Ramgarh blocks.