UDHAMPUR, Dec 13: Disputing the claims of development, normalcy and corruption free system in J&K being repeatedly made by the Central and J&K UT BJP leaders, NPP chairman and former Minister, Harsh Dev Singh accused the present regime of indulging in self praise and self adulation without showing anything tangible on the ground.
“A Government which promised a visible change in J&K after Art 370 abrogation has failed to curb even the gradual deterioration in the delivery of public services with a highly ascendant bureaucracy averse to the woes and sufferings of common masses. With its performance being in inverse proportion to the articulation of its promises, the people were fast losing faith in the present regime,” Singh said while addressing public meeting in Ghordi area today.
He said that there were tensions in various parts of the erstwhile State after its reorganization into UTs in view of the Centre’s failure to allay the apprehensions of the people of various regions. Singh argued that the BJP Govt had failed to address the concerns of various aspirational groups which has sparked outrage in various regions as was being manifested in the shape of ever increasing protests and public demonstrations being organized on day to day basis.
“The tall slogans of the employment package for J&K have all evaporated into their air. Instead of providing gainful employment to educated unemployed youth, the recent past witnessed large scale retrenchments in public and private sectors. The Education, Power, PHE and Health sectors in particular are in a mess with acute deficiency of manpower having adversely impacted the functioning of these significant departments. People are suffering for want of civic amenities with authorities apathetic to their woes and sufferings,” Singh lamented.
“The fact of the matter is that J&K continues to bleed. Development has come to a grinding halt. People are suffering for want of basic needs. Several State Commissions have been dissolved without providing suitable alternative forums for grievance redressal thus adversely affecting the rights of poor litigants who had pinned hopes in such commissions. Many daily rated workers have been terminated,” he asserted.
With J&K continuing to bleed after its division into two UTs, the BJP Govt at the Centre seemed to be least bothered about the detritus of malgovernance afflicting the UT of J&K, Singh added.