Lawmaker for Kupwara criticises PDP-BJP not giving legislators full rights

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By Fast Kashmir on 17/01/2018.


Srinagar, Jan 17: A lawmaker on Wednesday lashed out at the ruling PDP-BJP government for not giving the legislators their full rights.

According to GNS correspondent, MLA Kupwara Advocate Bashir Ahmad Dar during his speech in lower house of the assembly accused government of not allowing space for the development works.

“I joined the politics with enthusiasm to serve the people but I had no sniff of what it was in reality, given the attitude of the PDP-led government, I would have not joined at all,” the first time legislator said.

“Presently I feel like a person trapped in middle of the river with nowhere to go,” Dar said, adding “what answer would I give to my people as they know my party (PC) head is a cabinet minister”.

He said deputy commissioner should do his job rather than “dance on the tune of others).”

“There are many projects which are pending under different schemes. Deputy Commissioner Kupwara has withheld the cases even as Rajya Sabha member of the area (from PDP) is getting all the things done in hurry,” Dar said.

He alleged that he has some documents pertaining to the developmental projects for the people of his constituency which are still pending before the deputy commissioner and ‘delay is done at the behest of the Rajiya Sabha member.”

“I myself took up the issues with the concerned DC but to no avail,” Dar said.

Meanwhile, other legislators including Altaf Kaloo (NC), Ashraf Mir (PDP) and others supported MLA Dar’s concern.

They alleged that officers particularly Deputy Commissioners comply the orders of ministers empowered to transfer them from one place to the other and they (Officers) openly take pride in expressing the belief that they are bound to comply the orders of those only who can transfer them from one place to the other.

“In recruitments, the legislators are being bypassed and are not being taken under consideration”, they said.

Bashir Ahmad Dar, while taking part in the discussion, called for strengthening the institution of MLA and urged that their status should not be undermined. He suggested for conducting Assembly Business for ten days in every month.

He also asked the government to ensure regular monitoring of Patwar Khanas and protection of Waqaf property of the State. (GNS)