Governance deficit and hollow promises made by PDP and BJP were leading to discontent and unrest in Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh with people suffering on all fronts," he said.
National Conference chief Farooq Abdullah on Wednesday cautioned PDP-BJP combine against inciting regional passions, saying Jammu and Kashmir has to grow and flourish as a single entity and any attempt to trample this peculiar character would be fought tooth and nail.
"By engineering regional divide, the coalition cannot divert the attention of people from governance failure," Abdullah said while addressing gatherings enroute Rajouri. Accompanied by NC's provincial president Devender Singh Rana, he interacted with people at Sunderbani, Lambedi, Nowshehra, Narian, Chingus, Moradpur and Badoon during the first leg of his four-day tour to Rajouri and Poonch.
Expressing concern over problems being faced by residents in the wake of continued bandh in Jammu over the AIIMS issue, Abdullah said he hoped the government will realise its responsibility and take appropriate measures.
He reiterated his party's support for a separate AIIMS in Jammu, saying health for all is a basic right. "There is immense need for creating adequate infrastructural facilities in this key sector in all the three regions