Anantnag by-poll sole focus of entire admin: NC

National Conference Working President Omar Abdullah on Wednesday lashed out at the State Government for “absolving itself of its basic duties and focusing solely on helping an unpopular Chief Minister in the Anantnag by-election.
Anantnag by-poll sole focus of entire admin: NC
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National Conference Working President Omar Abdullah on Wednesday lashed out at the State Government for "absolving itself of its basic duties and focusing solely on helping an unpopular Chief Minister in the Anantnag by-election."

Addressing a delegates' session at NC headquarters here, Omar Abdullah also highlighted "how PDP had ended up breaking every single pre-election promise that the party made to garner votes" and said PDP's "recurring U-turns" had created a sense of disillusionment and anxiety in the State. 

The NC Working President lashed out at the State Government for "its failure to dispense its basic duties and for making the people of the State to suffer because of its sheer indifference and incompetence."

"Our ration depots are running empty, there is no drinking water in numerous areas during the holy month of Ramadan and people are being made to run from pillar to post for their basic needs. The entire focus of the State administration is on somehow helping an unpopular Chief Minister in her by-election from Anantnag. 

"Tons of sugar meant for the entire Valley was diverted to Anantnag while there is scarcity of sugar in the remaining areas. Sadly the people of Anantnag know that the Chief Minister's newfound benevolence will end with the completion of the election in Anantnag and that they too, like the rest of the State, will be left at the mercy of God," Omar added. 

"There isn't a single pre-election promise that PDP and Mehbooba Mufti haven't ended up breaking. What happened to the return of power projects? To the revocation of AFSPA? And to the much hyped 'battle of ideas'? Today the same Mehbooba Mufti who promised 'battle of ideas' with the separatists is digging up 29-year-old cases to send them to jail," the NC Working President said.

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