Govt neglect pushed far-flung, backward areas into Stone Age: Rattan Lal

Excelsior Correspondent

RAJOURI, Nov 8: National Conference (NC) provincial president Rattan Lal Gupta today castigated the J&K Government for its phlegmatic attitude towards backward and far flung areas which this dispensation has pushed into Stone Age as people are facing dearth of amenities as never before.
The senior NC leader was addressing a meeting of the Party’s Rajouri District unit at Rajouri City. The meeting was chaired by district president Rajouri Urban Shafayat Ahmed Khan. He said that people in the far off belts are protesting on a daily basis seeking basic facilities like power, potable water and other civic infra but the Government is busy in rhetoric and misleading about changing the course of life of people through development, which in actual is nowhere on ground.
“This shows that there is much difference between words and deeds of the Government as far as development is concerned because not only backward blocks but the entire J&K is facing development dearth as indifference of concerned quarters galore in the region”, Gupta said, adding that the Government authorities are in deep slumber while the people are confronting issues and difficulties with regard to health, civic infra, power and water shortage. He said the condition of the road from Siot to Kalakote is in worse condition which proved utterances of Government are hollow slogans.
Gupta said that the development works in the far flung areas have been stalled due to fund diversion and mismanagement. “Works initiated during NC’s regime are yet to be completed and the Niabats and other Administrative units sanctioned under the NC regime are in shambles. Shortage of specialist doctors in Rajouri medical college has put the lives of people at stake”, he said adding that BJP is desperately attempting to vitiate the atmosphere by spreading canards and provoking people by whipping up communal passions just for having an edge during the polls.
The senior NC leader cautioned the people about dangerous designs of divisive parties active in J&K as these could go to any extent just to satiate their vested interests.