AIP to receive PM with black flags to protest Centre’s ‘colonial mindset’

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Accuses Centre of looting state’s resources

Srinagar, Jan 30: Former legislator and AIP supremo Er Rasheed on Wednesday said that his party will receive PM Narendra Modi with black flags in Srinagar to protest “colonial mindset” of New Delhi and the “loot of the state’s resources.”
Modi will arrive in Jammu and Kashmir for a day’s visit on February 3. During his visit, he will lay the foundation stone of a host of projects, including the AIIMS project at Vijaypur area of Samba district.
In a statement, Rasheed expressed “deep concern” over the proposed MOU to be signed between state government, Centre and NHPC for starting work on 850MW Rettle power Project.
“While the State Power Development Corporation is competent enough to construct Rettle or any other Power Project, New Delhi seems to be adamant to looting our resources and is always utilizing services of NHPC like East India Company,” Rasheed said, in the statement.
Rasheed said the state was supposed to get back power projects from the NHC, according to the agenda of alliance between the PDP and the BJP.
“…it is shameful that New Delhi is misusing governor’s office and position to loot the resources of the state and is eying on Sawalkote, Kirthai-I and Kirthai-II projects having a capacity of 3200 MW.”