‘If he is so keen to be politician, he should quit his job and join politics’
Srinagar, 08 August: Jammu and Kashmir National Conference on Saturday rejected the allegations of Chief Secretary BVR Subrahmanyam as baseless, politically motivated and intended to evade the genuine concerns of the public on the failures of J&K administration on every conceivable matrix.
In a statement to KINS, Party’s Spokesperson Imran Nabi Dar said that it can’t be a coincidence that BJP and its leadership has been parroting the same line of thought over the past one year. “The language used by CS while hurling allegations against mainstream political parties is exactly similar to what BJP is saying. If he is so keen to be a politician, I would suggest that he quit his job and join politics. With the kind of comments he has made on the J&K’s situation post Aug 05, the veiled political affiliations of J&K’s top bureaucrats have finally come forth before people.”
He said that such sordid allegations from a civil servant put a big question mark on his professionalism, work culture and impartiality. “It is quite alarming where a serving civil servant is overtly spewing venom against the entire mainstream political spectrum to hide the abject failures of the administration under him since 20 June 2018.”
He said it was quite laughable to see him put the burden of his failures on people’s representatives. “The allegations should not be seen in isolation, it is aimed towards uprooting the left over roots of already withered democracy in J&K. It won’t be an exaggeration to say that such statements emanating from the top administrative positions seek to give credence to its unresponsive, undemocratic, unrepresentative rule in J&K,” he said.
“The statement of JK CS also reveals his own hyper-partisan disposition and the proclivity of the GOI to maintain the status quo of confusion, chaos, misgovernance and fear in J&k,” Imran said terming the assertions of CS as an attempt to give acceptance to undemocratic setup at the expense of democracy and those who have been watering it in the most trying times in J&K.
Rebuffing the claims of CS, he said the alleged reasons on which the state was shorn off its individuality and unique character stands debunked on the account of GOI’s failure to achieve those goals. “The administration has failed to give a sense of security to people. Deteriorating security situation in the valley is a case in point. The economy, handicrafts, tourism and agriculture sectors are all in shambles breathing their last. There is no accountability on ground, administrative inertia has beset JK; the government’s response to the vagaries of weather and the woes of farmers and horticulturalists was poor. On COVID-19 front, the story is no different. The local administration is yet to acquire necessary life saving equipment for hospitals. The way the administration has managed the viral sprawl has drawn slack from all quarters,” he said adding, “Let CS come up with a report card of his performance. I bet he won’t, given his poor performance on every single front from health care, and education to providing succor to the poor and deprived during these ongoing pandemic times.”