LG admn unaware of ground reality in rural belt: Manjit

Excelsior Correspondent

SAMBA, Nov 29: Accusing LG administration of being unaware about the ground reality underdevelopment in Jammu and Kashmir, Apni Party provincial president Jammu and former Minister, Manjit Singh today said that the bureaucracy has completely failed to implement the developmental policies of the Government of India in the Union Territory.
Addressing a party meeting in village Rajuli (Bakkerwal Basti) in Katwaltan Panchayat, Parmandal Block in Samba district which was organised by ST Wing State president, Saleem Alam, the former Minister expressed his concern over the poor pace of development.
“The Parmandal Block lacks proper road connectivity, irregular drinking water and unscheduled power cuts even after seven decades of independence. The Tribal and Scheduled Caste population is facing a biased approach from the authorities who have been tasked to develop the rural areas,” he said.
He said that the Parmandal area has no proper clean drinking water supply, and the people are forced to face unscheduled power cuts.
“The people are suffering because of the negligence of the traditional political parties and the arrogant bureaucracy which has no connection with the people on the ground,” he said and added that the people have anguish against the LG administration.
In this situation, he said that the holding of Assembly polls in J&K is necessary to restore the lost faith of the people in the Government.
“The authorities who claim that the development has reached every nook and corner have misled the LG. The recent B2V programme was again a futile exercise and the officials had no powers to fulfil the demands regarding development of their respective villages,” he said.
He said that the development is being witnessed in cities only and the rural areas of Jammu and Kashmir are the victims of disparity and discmrination due to the wrong policies of the bureaucracy.
On this occasion, dozens of people joined the Apni Party and expressed their faith in the leadership of Syed Mohammed Altaf Bukhari.