Srinagar, Nov 6: Senior Peoples Democratic Party leader Ghulam Nabi Lone Hanjura on Monday hit out at the government over the delay in conducting the local body polls and alleged that LG Administration under BJP rule is scared to face public due to their failures.
The polls for local urban bodies and panchayats in Jammu and Kashmir are nowhere in sight. The elections were last held in 2018, before abrogation of Article 370, and their five-year term came to an end recently.
PDP General Secretary and Former Minister Hanjura expressed his anguish over the delay in holding the State Assembly, ULB and Panchayat elections.
“The LG Administration under BJP rule is scared to face the public due to their failures and this is the reason that they defer elections deliberately,” he alleged while addressing a press conference in Srinagar.
The PDP leader lambasted the administration over continued dictates which he said are against public interests.
“The employees are being denied their basic rights, they are made to wait for a long time for withdrawal of GP funds, salaries are withdrawn late and many more. The daily wagers are waiting for regularisation. But instead of addressing their issues, the government is making pressure tactics to suppress their genuine voices, the government neither pays them as per minimum wage act nor regularise their services,” he said.
Lone also blamed that the Government is mulling to change various decisions taken by previous governments in the public interest like scrapping of “Abiyana” on Farmers during 2015 which was collected from them and even policy of Market intervention Scheme introduced during 2015 in Horticulture sector too has been stopped by LG administration.
He also lambasted the LG administration over increased power tariff on a daily basis without making efforts to ensure adequate power supply to consumers.
The Senior PDP leader said that the unscheduled and frequent power cuts have created much havoc in the daily routine of a common man here in J&K.
Lone, while commenting on recruitments said that LG administration is making large claims of transparency in recruitments but it is exposed by itself as the corruption & scams are at large these days. (UNI)