Srinagar: The National Conference (NC) on Monday alleged that long term bureaucratic rule has stymied progress and compounded peoples miseries in Jammu and Kashmir.
NC General Secretary Ali Muhammad Sagar made these allegations while chairing a meeting here on Monday.
“The absence of democracy and long spell of bureaucratic rule has stymied the entire region. The bureaucrats have no skin in the administration and are not subjected to the public wrath in wake of not rising up to the people’s expectations. The airdropped coterie of officials at the helm of power in J&K seems to care little about the issues concerning the people,” he alleged.
He alleged that the unrelated bureaucracy look without seeing, listen without hearing and proclaim decisions, changing people’s lives without taking cognizance of the wishes and aspirations of the people. “The failure to give impetus to the infra-projects , ineptitude to cope up with the aftermaths of the rampaging two successive lock downs post August 5, 2019 has badly exposed the failures of coterie having their hands on the helms of power in J&K. We only saw officials change their stripes and do photo-ops. The over centralization of the center in Jammu and Kashmir is “pushing one size for all” kind of measures with little consideration people’s aspirations,” he said.
Remarking on the membership drive, Sagar said that NC was all set to create new membership records. He stated that the overwhelming support for NC was visible during the ongoing membership drive. “The interest from all segments of the society towards NC is a telling reflection of people’s faith in our policies. The keen interest from all the segments of people towards joining NC in Chenab, Plain of Jammu, and Pir Panchal is overwhelming,” he said.