Present government the darkest era of governance in JK: Karra

Budgam: Calling the present government in Jammu and Kashmir the “darkest era of governance”, senior leader of People’s Democratic Party (PDP) – Tariq Hameed Karra – who was recently elected to the Lok Sabha from Srinagar Parliamentary Constituency, accused Chief Minister Omar Abdullah of having wasted six years of the State through “mis-governance” and “non-performance”. 

Karra also accused the Chief Minister of putting a “virtual freeze” on development. “The present government would be remembered as the darkest era of governance in Jammu and Kashmir for facilitating hundreds of innocent killings, letting loose a reign of repression on youth, ordering wanton arrests, perpetuating fear and sense of insecurity, promoting socio-economic instability, frightening increase in crime rate, menacing drug abuse, deaths in road rage, vanishing rule of law, rampant corruption, shocking scams, institutional degradation, misgovernance, dilapidated roads, power shortage, drinking water scarcity, non-availability of rations, frustrating unemployment, maladministration, spurious medicines, maddening traffic snarls  and countless other anti-people measures”, an official statement quoted him as having said.

“The results are a wake-up call for all the political parties that they can’t take the people for a ride through hollow slogans as has been happening in the past,” Karra said while addressing a series of thanksgiving public meetings in Chrar-e-Sharief Assembly segment of Srinagar-Budgam Parliamentary constituency wherefrom he was elected to the Lok Sabha by defeating National Conference president and former Union Minister Dr Farooq Abdullah.