Why was relief work slow after floods? Sonia Gandhi asks Omar Abdullah

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Srinagar, Dec 10: Praising the people of Jammu and Kashmir for taking part in the ongoing assembly polls with enthusiasm, Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday said it was her party that had worked for the development of the state without any bias.

It is easy to showcase dreams, but the Congress party actually worked for the development of everyone without any kind of bias and keeping the ground realities in mind," Sonia said at an election rally. 

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Taking on the ruling Omar Abdullah-led National Conference state government, Sonia said the relief work during the 2005 earthquake had been much faster.

"When Ghulam Nabi Azad was Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, the state witnessed an earthquake the relief work was faster than what is being done after floods. Why is the relief work after floods slow?" asked Sonia.Sonia Gandhi has been helming a hectic campaign in Jammu and Kashmir, which is currently in the midst of crucial assembly elections.

The valley had witnessed 58% voter turnout in the third phase of the assembly elections and 72 per cent polling in the first two phases The fourth and fifth phase of the assembly elections will take place on December 14 and December 20 respectively.

The result of the polling will be announced on December 23.

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