'Omar Abdullah Pushed J&K Into Quagmire Of Uncertainties'9 November 2015
Srinagar: Accusing National Conference (NC) particularly former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah of pushing Jammu and Kashmir into a quagmire of uncertainties during its six years rule in Jammu and Kashmir, People's Democratic Party Monday said that the huge financial package announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the state 'will be used in a judicious and honest way so that all strata of society gets benefitted'. Soon after Civil Secretariat offices opened up in Jammu, State Education Minister Nayeem Akhtar told reporters that Government of India provided financial assistance from time to time during Omar Abdullah led government, but, 'unfortunately, the NC-Congress Ministers swindled major chunk of funds and instead spending that on developmental works distributed equally and kept them in their personal coffers.' Akhtar alleged that National Conference was responsible for administrative mess and financial liabilities of Jammu and Kashmir and said that the present government through 'its visionary planning and better management will take Jammu and Kashmir out from mess and in coming months people will feel a sea change on the ground'. 'There is accountability in the government circles and we will surely utilize all the funds in right direction. Our government is for people and we are desperate to do everything for the people of the state. I want to assure people of all the three regions that the each and every penny that will come from the government of India will be spent for the benefit of the common people,' Akhtar said. Responding to a question, Akhtar according to CNS said that 'people should not harp on relief only but should look at the different angles'. 'Our government will not spend time on relief measures only but it will think and act in terms of development as well. We have not been working for publicity and to make hollow headlines. We have provided flood assistance to the people and in future too we will help the distressed ones,' he said adding that for the first few months the present government was grappling with the crisis created through corruption, callousness and appeasement for petty political ends by the previous regime.