Jammu and Kashmir National Conference (NC) Wednesday lambasted the incumbent Governor administration for “failing to deliver on the daunting issues” that the state is facing.
“The skyrocketing of the prices of basic commodities has put extra burden on the people,” NC leaders, Muhammad Akbar Lone Ali Muhammad Dar and Dr Bashir Veeri, in a joint statement said.
“There is paucity of various essential amenities and the prices of household commodities have skyrocketed. People have been left to fend for themselves. There is no accountability on the ground,” the leaders said.
They said the incumbent Governor administration has “miserably failed to curb black marketing and price irregularities in the market”.
They said the people are facing inadequate supply of electricity and water and scarcity of essential commodities in the holy month of Ramadan.
They said, “The implementation of NFSA has adversely affected lakhs of APL and BPL consumers in the state. During the holy month of Ramadan, there is exponential increase in the demand of basic necessities especially sugar. It was expected of the incumbent Governor administration to rise up to the occasion and increase quota of ration especially sugar during Ramadan, but to our dismay nothing was done in that direction as well.”
Expressing dismay over the “inefficiency” of the administration to ensure smooth movement of traffic on the Srinagar–Jammu National Highway, they said, “Even a shower detaches the valley with the rest of the country. The government of India and the incumbent administration in the state with all their men and machinery have miserably failed to maintain the small stretch of road connecting Jammu to Srinagar.”
“There is no headway on other road projects connecting Jammu to Srinagar since 2014. The need of the hour is to upgrade the Mughal Road so that it could act as parallel link to Kashmir,” the statement said.
The leaders urged both the central government and the incumbent state administration to ensure “steady vehicular movement” on the highway.