Govt showing casual approach in board meetings: Er Rasheed

Srinagar, May 13: Expressing deep displeasure over the absence of local representatives of ruling alliance from the district development board meeting, independent lawmaker and MLA Langate Er Rasheed has said that the board meetings are losing credibility fast due to non-seriousness of the government.
The spokesman in a statement said that while speaking during District Development Board meeting at Kupwara Sunday Er Rasheed said “The absence of PDP legislator Ab Haq Khan from the board meeting and one hour delay in the commencing of the board meeting is a clear indication that all is not well in the government and every member of ruling alliance wants to be a minister and those who don’t make it to cabinet do feel disappointed and thus show casual approach during meetings.
Er Rasheed said that this non-serious behavior and approach of public representatives give bureaucracy a chance to take political establishment far granted. It seems that Haq Khan could not be persuaded to attend the board meeting which resulted in one hour delay to start the meeting.
Er Rasheed asked the government to make the report of magisterial enquiry public which has been recently submitted by ADC Handwara. He said that people have a right to know why the government failed till date to trace whereabouts of Manzoor Ahmad Khan of Lolab who was summoned to army camp but never returned back.
Er Rasheed said that the disappearance of Manzoor in custody should make government at least feel ashamed and the cold response by security agencies is unacceptable.