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Why outrage over Pulwama attack and not on Maoist violence, asks Farooq

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Jammu: National Conference President Farooq Abdullah on Sunday questioned “selective outrange” over Pulwama attack killings and not over the Maoist violence in Chhattisgarh and elsewhere.
Farooq also blamed BJP for creating “fear psychosis” across the country by crying hoarse over the nation being in danger.
“India is not in danger; it is the BJP which is in danger due to rug slipping from under the feet of the Prime Minister ahead of general elections,” Farooq said while addressing people here this afternoon.
Referring to air strike across the border in the wake of Pulwama attack, the former chief minister regretted expression of selective outrage, saying similar concern and anguish should have been demonstrated over the killing of security forces in Maoist violence in Chhattisgarh and elsewhere. He said nobody from the Centre even visited those martyrs.
He assailed the BJP led NDA government at the Centre for rising inflation and non-fulfilment of commitments made to the people during 2014 elections. The promise of two crore jobs annually and direct deposit of Rs 15 lakhs in each bank account proved to be big hoax, he said.
“Where are the promised jobs? At least, nothing of the sort has been seen in Jammu and Kashmir in the past five years.”
He said Prime Minister Narendra Modi used to censure the Centre as Chief Minister of Gujarat on rising prices and growing unemployment but now he has no answers or explanations to offer to the people.
Faroqq termed the slogan of power supply to all the villages as yet another gimmick, saying the government that has failed in regulating power supply in towns and cities cannot make tall claims.
He described the power scenario in Jammu and Kashmir as most erratic. He said the position of drinking water was not too good. He said the scheme drawn for drawing Chenab waters for meeting drinking water needs in Jammu continues to remain a distant dream.
“Now we are witnessing euphoria over stopping the Chenab spill over to Pakistan”, he said, adding that Jammu and Kashmir has been worst sufferer of the Indus Water Treaty. He regretted that the project costs of harnessing Chenab waters has escalated manifold due to lackadaisical approach in its implementation.


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