After three years, government allotted disputed office location to BJP: Bhat
Appeals admin to develop infrastructure for political workers
Srinagar, Sep 09: BJP Kashmir Unit on Wednesday stated that Omar Abdullah should shun the publicity stunts and gaining sympathy for voluntarily vacating government accommodation and focus on the condition of his ministers.
Party’s Kashmir Media-in-charge and senior leader, Manzoor Bhat in a statement said that Omar Abdullah is doing publicity for vacating the government’s accommodation voluntarily and tries to be smarter.
“He should first look at his former ministers and MLA’s who have been left for God’s mercy as both father and son are busy in doing publicity stunts,” he said.
As per Manzoor on Wednesday, after director estates directed them to shift their office belongings to a new office but they found that the house was occupied by Ex-J&K legislative Speaker’s Mubarak Gul.
“After three years of struggle, the government allotted us office at a disputed location as it is yet to be vacated, which is very unfortunate,” he said.
“We found that accommodation was yet vacated as JKNC has neglected its own leaders. Both NC and PDP parties have well-accommodated offices, while BJP has been neglected from the past three years by the administration,” Bhat said.
“Despite repeated pleas to administration to change our office location at Jawahar Nagar as it is not secure and is always a prime target of militants and of other anti-national forces,” he said.
Bhat also urged Omar and Farooq Abdullah to shun publicity stunts and look at the condition of their workers who are living miserable lives.
He said ‘Government has not provided him an alternate location to Mubarak Gul so that they can shift their office to that location as the present office is location is not suitable.
“We are not against in providing accommodation to political leaders but the concern is that NC leadership has totally neglected their leadership,” Bhat said.
As per him, even the estate’s department sent 3-4 warning notices to Gul, but he is not vacating as JKNC leadership has neglected him like other leaders.
“We understand everyone’s problems as they have security threats and have been not provided any government accommodation,” he said.
He also blamed the estate’s department for not maintaining the buildings of the department and are in a depilated condition.
“We appeal to Lt Governor led administration that there are still some leaders and workers of political parties including BJP that are yet to be provided security. Every time we have to beg for their security,” he said.
Bhat said if the administration has not infrastructure, they should first build such infrastructure so that political persons can be secured.
“In Kashmir, there is a security threat for everyone political persons and government should not hesitate in providing security and accommodation to them,” he said.
Bhat also added that the administration has provided them 2014 flood-hit vehicles to their workers which are in the worst condition.
“We have been given flood-hit vehicles, which are the worst condition. Several times we urged the government to replace them but there was no response from them,” he said.
As per him, they have many expectations from new LG Manoj Sinha to resolve these issues, so that these things get resolved to a vibrant democracy.
“Irrespective of any political party, If the government has to save grass root workers, then they should provide both security and accommodation to them,” he added.