Govt claims of City’s development funny : PDP

‘NC led regime hoodwinking people by lanes, drains and lamp posts’

Srinagar, Jan 11: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has termed the Government’s claims of development of Srinagar City as, “funny and ridiculous” and accused the National Conference led regime of trying to keep people entangled in issues of lanes, drains and lamp posts.
 In a statement, the chief spokesperson of the PDP, Naeem Akhtar said the full-page advertisements in newspapers, “thoughtlessly carrying photographs of every body from the PM down to the secretary of a department was not just funny but it rubs salt on the wounds of the people of Srinagar apart from adversely affecting the image of national leadership among the people.”
 “They (Govt) treat the people as fools. The advertisement was a poster not of the development or the lack of it in the 3000-year old heritage city under the present dispensation but it exposed the limits of vision and planning among the leadership of this government,” he said.
 “No city including Mogadeshu, the capital of war ravaged African nation Somalia, would project construction of dog kennels to its self respecting citizens as a favour. While the residents of Srinagar are still battling close to one lakh dogs having suffered bites and a few deaths in canine attacks the government has been busy working on funny solutions with components like the kind of breakfast that should be served to the dogs that undergo birth control procedures,” he said. 
 This, Akhtar said is happening in a city where five hundred infant deaths were reported from the main children hospital in a matter of few months under this government.
  Akhtar said it was essentially for the people of Srinagar to realize “as to what level the National Conference after ruling this state for nearly four decades has brought development discourse to.” He said widening of Shalteng Narbal road has entered eighth year and it is still nowhere near completion.  The commuters he said have to spend hours in traffic jams which have become an embarrassment for the state across the country as the tourists have to cross these points frequently on way to or from places like Gulmarg, Pahalgam and Jammu.
  Referring to the claim made in a poster about illumination of Budshah chowk, Akhtar said “nothing could be more cruel for the people of the state than projecting this as an achievement. “When the fact is that NC has taken the very light out of the lives of people here through sell outs and thrown the state into complete darkness. It has sold out all energy resources for ensuring political power for Abdullah family and is now hoodwinking the citizens of Srinagar and playing politics over installation of street lights,” he said.
  “Instead of taking the development of Srinagar to its next level the NC led government is once again trying to keep people entangled in issues of lanes, drains and lamp posts which they have not been able to sort out for four decades power” Akhtar said.

Lastupdate on : Fri, 11 Jan 2013 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Fri, 11 Jan 2013 18:30:00 GMT
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