Slamming Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah,the Opposition PDP today said his remarks that he would take up the killing of Panchayat members at a meeting of the Unified Command showed lack of confidence among those at the helm of affairs.
“The Chief Minister’s statement yesterday in which he has stated to take up the issue of killing of Panchayat members in the Unified Command reflects lack of confidence among those at the helm of affairs,” PDP patron Mufti Mohammad Sayeed said.
Addressing a meeting of PDP office-bearers from the Jammu province here,he alleged the state government had failed to perform its duty in providing security to people.
Mentioning the killing of Panchayat members,Sayeed said “chaos and confusion are prevailing in the state due to lack of confidence among those who are running the coalition government,headed by the National Conference.”
“The state has been witnessing turbulent situation since 2009 after formation of the coalition government,” he said adding the situation was worsening with each passing day.
He alleged the present regime had failed to connect itself with the masses.
Accusing the state government of failing to instill a sense of confidence among Panchayat members,Mufti alleged it had undermined all democratic institutions be it urban local bodies or Panchayats.
Sayeed also took coalition partner Congress to task alleging it was adopting double standard on empowerment of Panchayats.
The Congress had been demanding empowerment of Panchayats while it had failed to convince the government to conduct elections to block and district development councils,he said.
The PDP patriarch said local urban bodies polls were scheduled to be held in February 2010 but the government had been delaying these.
Talking about corruption,he said “anti-graft institutions like the State Accountability Commission have been deliberately made non-functional.”
Praising Prime Minister Manmohan Singh,Sayeed said he had contributed a lot in economic development of the state.
The PDP leader reiterated his party’s resolve to treat all regions and sub-regions in the state equally.