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J&K polls: PDP slams NC for 'wanting to delay' polls, 'loot' relief

PDP accused the National Conference in Jammu of "wanting to delay" Assembly polls in the state to "loot" relief materials for the flood-hit people.

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Updated:October 26, 2014, 11:54 PM IST
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J&K polls: PDP slams NC for 'wanting to delay' polls, 'loot' relief
PDP accused the National Conference in Jammu of "wanting to delay" Assembly polls in the state to "loot" relief materials for the flood-hit people.

Srinagar: Opposition PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti accused the ruling National Conference in Jammu and Kashmir of "wanting to delay" Assembly polls in the state to "loot" relief materials for the flood-hit people.

"NC wanted more time (and delay the elections) in order to strengthen the process of looting the relief materials as the party was doing everything except providing relief to flood victims. They wanted more time as they said that relief and rehabilitation measures should not be affected.

"It is a known fact that NC, Congress (coalition partner in the state) itself destroyed the process of relief distribution. They stole ration, blankets, tents, ordered illegal appointments and transfers. They were doing everything since floods hit the Valley except the relief and rehabilitation activities," Mehbooba alleged.

The People's Democratic Party President was addressing a series of rallies in north Kashmir's Pattan constituency.

Mehbooba accused the coalition government of "unfair" distribution of the relief, saying, "The unfair distribution of the relief has turned out to be another misery for the already perturbed people.

"People who suffered heavy damage have not been compensated whereas compensation has been given to those whose houses have suffered no damage at all. All this has been done along the party lines in order to revive the fortunes of both the parties."

The MP said both the parties had "miserably failed" on every front to put the flood-affected areas of the state back on track.

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