Forthcoming Assembly Session: NC, Cong to corner govt over corruption, gag order

Forthcoming Assembly Session: NC, Cong to corner govt over corruption, gag order

Special Correspondent

Srinagar, Dec 29: Forthcoming assembly session is set to be stormy as the opposition parties intend to corner the government over the issue of corruption and the recent order asking its employees to refrain from taking to social media.
Sources told Precious Kashmir that National Conference and Congress have asked their party leaders to be prepared to take on the government on various issues. “The opposition leaders know it very well that 2017 has not witnessed any protest and pro-longed agitation and government is patting its back over it. So they cannot corner the government over the issue,” they added.
Sources said that opposition parties are preparing the list of the corruption cases which have come to fore in the recent past. “NC and Congress leaders want to seek the answers from the government about the action which it has taken against the officials whose names have surfaced in various corruption cases,” they added.
A NC leader said, “The government officials who were shown the door have been given their jobs back by the courts as the grounds of dismissal of their service were too weak and did not hold any water.”
The NC leader said, “The officials against whom investigations are on have been given plum postings and they are enjoying the political patronage. Governance has been hit due to deadwood being present in the system.”
He said, “The recent order asking the government employees to stay away from the social media may also come up during the Assembly session.”
It’s in place mention to here that Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) Chief Ghulam Ahmed Mir on Thursday said that Congress party is planning to seek the answers from the government for asking its employees to stay away from the social media.
“ The Social media has become an important platform and if anyone is coming out with points or propogates the stand of his union or association, why are you silencing him?” asked Mir.
He said the party legislators would seek answers from the government over its failure to implement its Agenda of Alliance, development inertia, tussle over political issues between the coalition partners and back door appointments.
“We will take up every issue concerning the people of all the three regions, whether political or developmental, to make the government accountable and answerable,” he said adding the Congress would seek an answer from the government for “backdoor political adjustments” of party leaders who were made vice-chairmen of various corporations.