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Credit war over central projects in Kashmir
Circus of sorts in Valley politics
11/30/2018 10:50:25 PM
Early Times Report
srinagar, Nov 30: The shamelessness has its limits too. However, not for the political parties in Kashmir who in public could be seen fighting with each other to stake claims for the approval of the central projects.
On November 28, the central government approved extension of Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla rail link up to Kupwara in northern Kashmir to expand connectivity in the state. Quoting a communication to J&K chief secretary BVR Subrahmanyam from Anil Srivastava, advisor (transport) at NITI Aayog, an official spokesman said: "I am glad to inform you that the Railways has prioritised extension of rail link from Baramulla to Kupwara and sanctioned an updated survey for the new link."
Merely hours after the announcement, People's Conference chairman Sajad Gani Lone tweeted: "Railway line a reality and now parties who call us agents of Delhi want to take credit for it. Hilarious."
However, the PDP a day after termed the announcement outcome of Mehbooba Mufti's rigorous efforts.
Former Minister and senior Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leader Abdul Haq Khan hailed the government of India's initiative to expand Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla rail link up to Kupwara in north Kashmir.
In a statement issued here, Khan said that the decision will go a long way in ensuring an overall development of the Kupwara region and generating employment for the locals there.
He added that the PDP President Mehbooba Mufti as Jammu and Kashmir's Chief Minister had personally take this up at the highest level and rigorously pursued it with the centre and the concerned Ministry.
Khan said that the connectively has been one of the main areas of focus of the PDP government and there were vital road links that were built in the state during a short span of time. "The Kupwara railway link remained the prime focus of the PDP government and today the earnest efforts of the PDP regime have yielded positive results," Khan said in a statement.
However, what is really shameful is the fact the parties who are bust fighting each other in a bid to stake claim for the project have perhaps forgotten that when they were ruling the state, the vital projects were gathering dust. "Is PDP trying to turn blind eye towards the fact that during its tenure the fly over at Jahangir Chowk didn't even see a ray of hope for its completion? The vital power projects like R-ARDRP are pushed to the back burner and the infrastructure worth crores is getting rotten up in government godowns. These political groups should have taken themselves to task for failing the people on all fronts," says a netizen while reacting to the latest development on social media.
Pertinent to mention here that the previous regime in the state of Jammu and Kashmir was accused at innumerable times by the central government over turning the vital developmental projects as flop shows. The foremost amongst them is the package of 80,000 crores announced by PM Modi in November 2015. There hasn't been even 10 percent of the total amount out of that package spent on the ground.
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