The opposition National Conference (NC) on Friday held membership drive convention for Amira Kadal constituency at Ikhrajpora here
In a statement, NC spokesperson said on the occasion, its Provincial President Nasir Aslam Wani hit out at PDP-BJP coalition government for failing to compensate the flood victims.
"Amira Kadal has been and is the fountain head of Kashmir's political movement. Unfortunately, it was also the worst hit in floods last year. Now it has been almost one year and no substantial relief has reached to victims. Households, shop owners and other infrastructure which suffered massive damage particularly in areas like Ikhrajpora, Jawaharnagar, Rajbagh, Mehjoor nagar, Indra Nagar, Gogji bagh have not been compensated yet," Wani said.
"Whatever has been given to them is peanuts compared to what was provided to flood victims of Uttarakhand. And the most unfortunate part is that even in distribution of relief cheques, it has come to fore that some influential persons who are close to PDP have been given cheques worth Rs 25000 and Rs 50000 only," Wani alleged.
"We give an ultimatum to the government that if cheques are not distributed to all those who have suffered maximum damage in the floods, NC will come out on roads. If government doesn't introduce a comprehensive relief package for all the sufferers including households, shop owners in coming days we will protest and come on roads," he said.
The convention was attended by MLC and Central Zone Head Ali Mohd Dar, District President Srinagar Peer Afaq, Provincial Spokesperson Imran Nabi Dar, Provincial Secretary YNC Mudasir Shahmiri, Srinagar District Committee, Amira Kadal Block Committee members and delegates.