Ruling party members leave Govt red faced

The ruling party legislators on Wednesday cornered PDP led coalition government in the Assembly over its failure to tackle the situation after snowfall in Kashmir and areas of Jammu region.
Ruling party members leave Govt red faced
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The ruling party legislators on Wednesday cornered PDP led coalition government in the Assembly over its failure to tackle the situation after snowfall in Kashmir and areas of Jammu region.

The ruling party members informed the House that the government machinery failed to handle snow clearance and restoration of electricity facilities in the valley.

The members joined the opposition party legislators who created ruckus in the House over government's failure.

"Some areas including Hajibal of my constituency are cut off from the past many days due heavy snowfall and government has failed to restore the road connectivity. They are without drinking water and electricity supply as well," said MLA Baramulla, Javid Hassan Baig.

PDP MLA from Rafiabad also cornered government and said the district administration was not active in his area and authorities were using JCBs instead of snow cutting machines to clear the roads.

"My constituency is cut off from the rest of the world. They don't have electricity and water supply," Yawar Mir said.

PDP MLA from Karnah constituency, Raja Manzoor Ahmad, staged walkout from the Assembly after saying that government was not addressing the grievances of the people from border areas. "People in Karnah, Tangdhar and other border areas are craving for essential supplies and government is not taking any measures to address the issues," he said and staged walkout from the House after he was stopped by the Speaker form raising the issues in the House.

The House witnessed disruptions after the opposition party cornered government for its failure to restore essential supplies in Kashmir. The ruling party members followed the suit in the House.

BJP MLA from Doda, Shakti Parihar, informed the House that most of the snow bound areas were cut off from the rest of the world due to the fresh snowfall in the region.

"Government should open Nashri tunnel which will bring relief for people in the region," said Parihar who was seconded by BJP MLA from Baderwah and said people in snow bound areas of his constituency were cut off due to government's failure to clear the roads.

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