‘Approach HC, SC for return of power projects’

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By Fast Kashmir on 30/10/2017.


No accountability in BJP, its ministers involved in corruption: Taj Mohiuddin

Srinagar, Oct 30: Senior Congress leader and foremer minister Taj Mohiuddin Monday said that there was no accountability in the BJP and accused its ministers of being involved in corruption.

“There is no accountability in the BJP and its ministers are involved in corruption. From top to the bottom, they (BJP ministers) are involved in corruption and have framed a rate list. Even some PDP ministers from Kashmir are also involved in corruption,” Taj Mohiuddin, the former minister of the state told KNS.
He said there was “complete” chaos for the last three years in the state. “The Govt is missing on the ground. Only army and police are visible. Sometimes they too are missing,” the Congress leader said.

He said that developmental works have been stalled and centrally sponsored schemes have been stopped. “Macdemisation of roads is not only the development. These ministers have failed to get funds from the centre for various centrally sponsored schemes.”
“There is no coordination between the coalition partners. There is complete rule of BJP ministers in Jammu region while the PDP ministers are more focusing on Kashmir. The BJP ministers have no experience how to run the government. In PDP, there are some ministers who have some experience but they are in minority,” he said.

Reacting to Union Power Minister that power projects can’t be returned to the state, Taj Mohiuddin said that state government should take legal recourse for return of power projects.
“The Cabinet Sub Committee submitted a report which was later passed by the cabinet in the NC-Congress government that two power projects should be returned to the state. It is mentioned in the report that if the state has funds they could purchase two power projects,” he said.

“The centre has also accepted it. For return of Salal Power Project from the centre, the state has to pay Rs 400 crore to the NHPC. The state has funds available to get power projects back from the centre. Why doesn’t state approach the High Court or Supreme Court to get two power projects from the NHPC,” he said.

The Congress leader claimed that state government was “befooling” the people over holding of Panchayat polls. “First provide security to those who have to contest the polls. The houses of political workers are being burnt. The situation is not conducive to hold the Panchayat polls even the south Kashmir by-polls could not be held.”

He asked the centre to look into the former interlocutors reports on Kashmir. “Everything is available with Union Home Minister. How many reports you want,” he said on appointment of Dineshwar Sharma, the former IB director, as a special interlocutor to restart the dialogue process for a solution on Kashmir.
He also denied the reports that there was any rift in the Congress party. He said Tariq Hamid Karra’s entry into Congress party was a welcome step.

The Congress leader said that government was hiding some facts over the braid chopping incidents. “The braid chopping is still a mystery. But the incidents have stopped when people and political parties protests against these incidents. This means there is something which is being kept hidden,” he added. (KNS)