Srinagar, July 3: Peoples Conference senior vice president and former minister Abdul Gani Vakil asked how can the National Conference end corruption while its own president Farooq Abdullah is involved in 115-crore mega scam.
Vakil said that corruption is one of the major factors in distancing youth from mainstream politics and that that unending corruption, favoritism and nepotism by the successive NC and PDP governments is the main reasons for worsening of the peaceful atmosphere of the State.
“The political culture of corruption has created a sense of gloom and despondency in the state, especially in the youth. The brazen patronage to nepotism and back door entries has undermined and alienated hardworking and educated youth of Kashmir while giving a free hand to radical forces who have used it effectively to exploit local sentiments.”
Vakil aslo lambasted previous governments for rendering Accountability Commission and other anti-graft bodies defunct and delaying the inquiries into allegations of corruption pending against, Ex-Ministers, Legislators and bureaucrats.
“NC & PDP have a history of shielding and encouraging corruption and both the parties seem to have an undeclared & secret pact to protect each other from any action of law” adding that Peoples Conference is committed to fight corruption and an only viable option to fight the dynasty rule propagated and implemented by Abdullahs and Muftis.
Vakil reiterated that decades of dynasty rule led to widespread corruption and fraudulence in the state.
“The CBI filed a charge sheet against NC President Farooq Abdullah in 115-crore cricket scam. How can a party end corruption while its own president is involved in mega scale corruption?” he questioned.
Vakil said that if Peoples Conference would come to power, it would re-open all corruption charges against the politicians and bureaucrats and strengthen the Accountability Commission to take action against the corrupt.