Senior Congress leader and Member of Legislative Assembly from Inderwal, GhulamMuhammad Saroori, who is on two-day tour of Keshwan area in Inderwal, took stock of people's problems on Saturday.
"During his tour, several deputations from NagniGard, Panthana, Gamas, Dabri, Nagarna, Jungna, Balna, Keshna, Keshwan, called on the MLA and apprised him about their individual and collective problems which included construction of protections bunds, improvement of roads, better drinking water facility, repairment of water supply scheme, early payment to job card holders of MGNREGA, proper implementation of watershed scheme in the area and other day to day problems," a spokesman said.
"Responding to the demands put forth by the locals, Saroori assured them that their genuine demands would be fulfilled as soon as possible," he said.
He exhorted upon the officers to put in their sincere and dedicated efforts for early solution to genuine problems of the people and take necessary steps for their immediate redressal. The MLA also assured the people that he is always available for people and they can approach him any time.
Saroori also inspected ongoing works under MGNREGA and inspected various under-construction road works in some areas and asked the officers to speed up works being taken under R&B, JKPCC and PMGSY sectors.
Expressing dissatisfaction over the performance of the PHE department in Keshwan areas, the MLA stressed the need for speeding up the pace of works to complete the on-going schemes within the stipulated time frame. He also informed that Keshwan scheme, JungnaBalna under NABARD has been sanctioned and this will mitigate the problems of drinking water facility in the area. He also sought cooperation from people to speed up the pace of developmental works under execution in the Keshwan.
While addressing Congress workers of the area, Saroori said tall claims by PDP and BJP about the development and strengthening people have "proved a failure."
"There is no sign of good governance as claimed by PDP and its alliance partner BJP," he said.
He lamented that both PDP and BJP "instead of strengthening people are strengthening their blue-eyed persons and their respective parties."
Accusing coalition government of betrayal, Saroori said both PDP and BJP are "betraying people in the name of so-called good governance and development of the State, but the fact remains that the government is pushing the State towards Dark Age due to its wrong policies."
Saroori said Congress party has "never discriminated with any of the regions in the State" and it never will allow anyone to "play with the emotions or discriminate with people to serve their vested interests."
He appealed to people of Keshwan to "defeat the divisive politics of PDP and BJP, as that will only ensure the equitable development of all the areas and progress of the people and urged the people to strengthen the Congress Party which alone can guarantee their development and prosperity."
He said Congress Party is an "instrument of service to the people and there will be no compromise with the Govt on the issues confronting people."