NC bartered JK’s water resources: Mehbooba
Baramulla, June 7: The President of Peoples Democratic Party Mehbooba Mufti on Tuesday accused ruling National Conference of bartering the state’s water resources.
“NC has forgotten how its patron Dr Farooq Abdullah sold power projects to Delhi. Even the only independent institution, JK bank has also been given to RBI,” Mehbooba said while addressing the recently elected Sarpanchs and Panchs here in north Kashmir.
“After surrendering water, NC has surrendered at least seven power projects from 1996 and has handed over three more power projects to New Delhi during Omar Abdullah’s tenure of two and half years,” she alleged.
“Whenever NC has come into power it has betrayed the people of the state. Initially they sold our water resources and deprived the people of their own economic resources. When it came into power again it imposed draconian laws. Had NC not rigged the 1987 elections situation in the state would have been different,” Mehbooba said.
She castigated National Conference for its “failure to provide justice” to the 117 persons killed during
2010-unrest. “The government has arrested 5000 youths on charges of stone pelting but it has failed to provide justice to the 117 families whose kith and kin fell to the bullets of government forces last year,” Mehbooba said.
Speaking on the occasion, the senior PDP leader Muzaffar Hussain Beg said, “Although we tried to bring a resolution in the Assembly to get our share on water resources but the resolution was rejected by the NC.”
“By bartering water resources National Conference has killed the economy of the state and has made us dependent on Delhi. We are committed to get our resources back and for that we have got the mandate of the people,” Beg said.
He said the “sordid state of affairs” of the coalition government could be gauged from the fact that they have yet not been able to sanction the annual plan which should have been sanctioned in March as PDP used to do.
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