J&K coalition partners busy recriminating each other: Tarigami

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Kulgam, Nov 25 (UNI) Jammu and Kashmir CPI(M) Secretary Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami today came down heavily on the Congress-PDP coalition government in the state, saying instead of improving the governance and mitigating the problems of the people, the ruling alliance partners were busy recriminating each other.

Addressing a public rally here in his constituency in south Kashmir, he said it was unfortunate that instead of improving the governance and mitigating the problems faced by the people, the ruling coalition partners were busy in ''recriminating'' each other.

Mr Tarigami said the performance of the Congress-PDP coalition government was under scanner. ''It is time to act and deliver on the ground,'' he cautioned.

The CPI(M) leader welcomed the Army's decision to vacate the government buildings and orchards in the Kashmir valley.

However, he said the move could not be a substitute to the demand for troop reduction, which was by all accounts disproportionate as per the prevailing situation in Jammu and Kashmir.

The rally, organised by the Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Youth Federation (JKDYF) as part of the two day state conference, was addressed among others by Democratic Youth Federation of India General Secretary Tapas Sinha.

Addressing the rally, Mr Sinha said the ''imperialist'' driven economic policies of the Manmohan Singh government at the Centre has brought the decline in the employment generation.

''The effect is multifaceted, extending to all spheres.'' After 60 years of independence, 21 crore people in India still suffer due to hunger, 36 crore, including 20 crore children in the age group between 5-9 years, were illiterate, 16 crore youth unemployed, making the country a land of pessimistic younger generation, Mr Sinha added.

The DYFI leader said the political instability in Jammu and Kashmir has created handicaps for the common masses. ''Since the past 18 years, no industrial development had taken place while the state government has failed to fill 36,000 vacant posts.'' Mr Sinha said the agonies and miseries of the people of Jammu and Kashmir have reached a point which requires immediate attention and action. ''Return of peace to the state assumes primary importance in the entire region. A common effort by all the concerned need to seen an end to this human problem,'' he added.

The DYFI leader urged the state government to take courageous steps and solve the problems through dialogue. He also appealed to the people of Jammu and Kashmir, especially the youth, to take active part in peace restoration process through democratic means.

UNI

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