SRINAGAR, Jun 4: Farooq Abdullah, National Conference president on Sunday said holding the G20 event in Kashmir will not benefit tourism in the Valley till India and Pakistan resolve the ”future” of the Union Territory through dialogue.Additionally, he claimed that Jammu and Kashmir was losing a lot of money as a result of the absence of an elected administration.
“Will the increase in visitors from these countries benefit us? “According to Abdullah, “That can’t happen unless the situation here improves, and the situation won’t improve until the two major countries start discussing how to make the future of this state.”
The NC president was responding to a question on whether or not Srinagar hosting the G20 meeting will be advantageous for the union territory.”We did. Long-standing problems with the roads were addressed. The walls were painted with new paint. The stop signs activated. Consequently, we did benefit from it,” he said.
Abdullah commented that democracy only exists when there is an elected government in J and K. The entire state cannot be managed by one LG and his counsellor. There are MLAs that are responsible for overseeing their particular constituencies. Since they don’t retire until age 60, the bureaucracy isn’t concerned about these issues.Every five years, an MLA must return to the people. He won’t win the votes if he doesn’t put in the work. Consequently, it is crucial that elections be held here, he stated.
The Srinagar-based Lok Sabha member declared that his party was prepared for the elections at any time.
Abdullah responded to Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha’s claim that a few parties in Kashmir had previously rigged elections by asking, “Don’t they have the means to oppose it? The high court or the election commission are also options. The High Court removed even Indira Gandhi. There are options. He referred to the Odisha railway accident as one of the world’s worst tragedies.He said that more than 300 people passed away and hundreds more were hurt.
Abdullah said , “There should be an investigation into how it occurred and who is to blame.”
Around 2,500 people were on board the Shalimar-Chennai Central Coromandel Express and the Bengaluru-Howrah Super fast Express when they collided with a goods train Friday night at around 7 o’clock near the Bahanaga Bazar station in Balasore. Over 1,100 people were hurt, and at least 288 people died.