Srinagar: Peoples’ Conference (PC) Chairman Sajad Gani Lone on Tuesday said that the twin regional parties of the NC-PDP alliance had played a devious, negative role in disempowering the people of the State by sidelining grassroots democratic institutions and centralizing power within two dynastic cores which have drowned the State in mis-governance, nepotism and corruption.
Addressing Workers’ Convention at Handwara, the PC Chairman sought effective, drastic reformative measures from the Governor’s administration and the Central Government to empower Panchayat and Urban Body elected representatives in the State. Dozens of elected Panchs and Sarpanchs from the region participated in the convention.
Lone also reiterated the party’s commitment to issue a white paper on the erosion of the State’s special autonomous status and said the white paper would list, with details, the complicity of the National Conference and the PDP founders in the erosion of Article 370.
“We will also come out with a white paper on massive loot, plunder and corruption in the State pioneered by the twin dynasties who have amassed thousands of crores in unearned wealth by robbing the State of funds and through kickbacks at the cost of effective development in Jammu and Kashmir”, Lone added.
“Both NC and PDP are parties based around two corrupt dynastic nuclei. They are two similar parts of a political cartel which collectively strives for nepotism, theft and plunder of the State’s resources so that the two families can amass wealth for their coming generations. It is time for the political leaders to wonder if surrendering their dignity at the service of these two corrupt dynasties is worth it. Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti were both born with silver spoons in their mouths and have left no stone unturned to further plunder the State and deprive its young of opportunities to dream of a bright future. Their alliance is an inglorious chapter of desperation that has come to fore as a befitting tribute to the destructive role played by these two dynasties in the State – of fueling alienation in Kashmir through stentorian rhetoric and slogans while shamelessly furthering their own economic interests by pretending to be nationalists in Delhi”, the PC Chairman said.