BJP-PDP Govt in J and K ignoring flood victims, says Omar Abdullah

Srinagar, Sept. 7 (ANI): Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah on Monday said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Government in the state is ignoring flood victims on the relief and rehabilitation front.

“Whatever the flood-affected people got was before March. Ever since the BJP-PDP government came to power, the flood victims have been ignored. Whatever little they got, was during our regime, when the first instalment of relief was given out,” Abdullah told media here.

“Mufti Saheb’s government is arresting traders who are demanding relief after the floods. This is the same Mufti Sayeed who used to say “this is the exchange of ideas”, but if your ideas are not in line with theirs, then they won’t let you speak,” he added.

Abdullah was speaking as traders in Jammu and Kashmir called for a shutdown across the Kashmir Valley today, demanding relief for flood victims.

They accused the state government and the Centre of failing to rehabilitate victims of the devastating floods that submerged parts of Jammu and Kashmir a year ago.

The shutdown is being led by the Kashmir Economic Alliance, a coalition of trade bodies. (ANI)