Srinagar, Nov 14 (UNI) The main opposition National Conference (NC) in Jammu and Kashmir today charged the Congress-led coalition government with misusing its power and the money from the state exchequer to gather school children for showing its strength. In a statement, an NC spokesman criticised the coalition government for misusing the money of the state exchequer and making school children sit for long hours to hear speeches of politicians.
''The NC respects the first Prime Minister of Independent India Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru and celebrating his birthday is a moral duty, but the same at the cost of the state exchequer, and inconvenience to small children and common people is highly deplorable,'' he added.
The spokesman said the coalition partners -- the Congress and the PDP -- baffled by the NC's popularity had been managing the public shows at the cost of the state exchequer and the common people by gathering students from government schools which was most unbecoming on the part of any political party more so, the one in power.
On the Teacher's Day, the state government misused its powers and gathered the teachers promising incentives and spent huge amount of money to please Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad much to the disliking of the teacher community itself, he added.
The spokesman asked the coalition partners to go to the public and convince them of their (non) achievements and not squander the hard earned money for their programmes without caring for the sentiments of the public at large.