Srinagar, Dec 16: (GNS) The Jammu and Kashmir National Conference on Wednesday said the Apni Party President Altaf Bukhari’s “lofty claim” of ushering development in Srinagar has no takers as his deliverance in his capacity as the Finance Minister of J&K was “zero-sum”.
“Here we have a person who is promising to turn over a new leaf and usher in an era of development in Srinagar, while in his capacity as the finance minister of the state, he wasn’t able to bring about any visible change on the ground,” NC additional spokesperson Sarah Hayat Shah said in a statement issued to GNS.
She said Bukhari in his capacity as the finance minister did nothing substantial to help Srinagar overcome the devastation that was wrecked by the floods. On the contrary, she said, Bukhari “snatched the humble meals from the plates of children by implementing Food Security Act”.
“The person who is selling dreams to people now is the same person who pushed the artisans to the wall by implementing GST. Why didn’t he do anything to lessen the sufferings of people then? Far from ensuring even-handed development of Srinagar, he plunged the entire urban population into never-ending chaos by pursuing anti artisan policies,” she said, adding, “Bukhari’s giant leap across the political, ideological divide has exposed him beyond any doubt.” (GNS)