BJP-PDP abandoned Marwah-Warwan areas: Kichloo

NC leader Sajjad Kichloo interacting with people of Marwah in Kishtwar.
NC leader Sajjad Kichloo interacting with people of Marwah in Kishtwar.

Excelsior Correspondent

KISHTWAR, Nov 14: Former minister and National Conference MLC, Sajjad Ahmad Kichloo today lambasted the sadistic approach of PDP-BJP Government towards the people of the State in general and the remote areas in particular, saying governance deficit has manifested in plethora of problems.
“Marwah and Warwan areas stand testimony to apathy of the Government that has lost moral standing in being at the helm of this unfortunate State”, Kichloo said while concluding a fortnight long visit of the area.
The former minister referred to the anger of people against execution of 1200 MW Bursar Power Project, which will lead to displacement of a large population. He sought immediate intervention of the Chief Minister in saving the people of Marwah, who are not against the construction of the project but not at the cost of losing everything — homes, land holdings and immovable properties. He said that there is immediate need to take proper review of Bursar Power Project without any further delay and also called for redesigning the DPR of the project. He said that Government should take comprehensive look at the environmental aspects. He said that the people are protesting since long over Bursar power project issue, but nobody was listening to them.
Kichloo expressed solidarity with the suffering people, who are braving the brunt of defunct utility services, dilapidated roads, scarcity of rations at the depots and minimum basic on health services front. He said the conditions prevailing in the remote areas are pitiable, which are feared to worsen further during the ensuing winter months. He said no contingency plan has been put in place to ensure availability of minimum basics to the disadvantageous population, who feel let down and left in the lurch.
Interacting with the people  Kichloo expressed anguish over non availability of rations and reducing its quota fixed by the previous Government. He said Marwah is reeling under ration scarcity, which is a matter of concern.
Kichloo criticised the Government for non fulfilment of promise with the Sukhnia fire tragedy victims, who continue to remain homeless for the past two years. He also distributed Rs. 26000 each among the 120 families of the Sukhnia village.
Prominent among those who accompanied the MLC during his two-week visit to the area included Ghulam Rasool Magrey, Ghulam Mohammad Malik both block presidents.


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