"Challenging Abdullah may be difficult"
Raja Muzaffar Bhat, who has been fielded by the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) to fight against Union Minister Farooq Abdullah in the Lok Sabha polls from the Srinagar constituency, on Saturday said it is a gigantic task to give a challenge to the family rule of the National Conference (NC) patriarch.
Soon after returning from New Delhi, RTI activist Raja Muzaffar Bhat, while addressing party workers near Municipal Park here, said: "It may be difficult but at the same time it is possible as well if people stand united with me. It is the same party which is the root cause of the sufferings of aam aadmi (common men) in Jammu and Kashmir."
"The natural water resources have been auctioned without any substantial benefit to the common people. Till date, common people are crying for electricity and all our power projects were surrendered to National Hydroelectric Power Corporation," he said adding that the height of the matter is that state Chief Minister Omar Abdullah recently admitted his failure in getting back the power projects and that too from the floor of the House.
Taking a pledge to ensure return of power projects to Jammu and Kashmir, Bhat said that the issue relating to taking back of power projects from NHPC has never taken seriously by any government in the state.
He said that the rotten system of governance manned by the 'family rulers' has demolished the cultural, educational, economical and social fabric of the state.
"Unemployment, drug addiction, molestation of women has become the order of the day. All these issues together with the deteriorating condition of political prisoners, discontent amoung the employees, non-rehabilitation of orphans and above all the abuse of human values in our state are under the active consideration of the AAP and the means to address and readdress are being explored," he said.
(Posted on 01-03-2014)