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Srinagar: Criticizing the PDP-BJP Government's move to implement National Food Security Act in Jammu and Kashmir, former Chief Minister and National conference working President Omar Abdullah Thursday said that almost 30 lakh people will be deprived of ration in the state due to the implementation of the bill.

“Implementation of National Food Security Act (NFSA) is the worst gift given by the PDP- BJP coalition government to the people of Jammu and Kashmir. It would directly affect the lives of people of the state,” Omar said while speaking on a party convention at Shangus Anantnag.

According to the KNS correspondent, Omar said “Though we could have also implemented the bill but we were aware about the fact that a huge number of people will be deprived of the ration. At that time we had asked the centre government to provide the ration to the people who were to be deprived of the ration but the centre government showed reluctance and that is why we dropped the matter,” he said and added that alone in Srinagar city around 3 lakh people will be affected due to the implementation of the bill.

He accused that Mufti government kept the people in dark till act was implemented. “Almost 20 to 25 lakh people will be disadvantaged due to the execution of this bill in the state,” Omar said and adding that Jammu and Kashmir is only state, where this Food security bill, would have resulted in loss to the people rather than benefit.

He said that the coalition government was showing immense degree of insensitivity by ignoring the urges and aspirations of the people. “The past months performance stands testimony to the fact that this dispensation has failed on all fronts and was therefore indulging in diversionary tactics.” (KNS)


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