Asks former legislators to vacate accommodation in a week
Precious Kashmir News
Srinagar, Sep 13: The Estates Department has served fresh eviction notices to former legislators asking them to Vacate government accommodation in a week.
A former legislator termed the fresh move by the Estates Department as “political vendetta and as part of larger conspiracy by the ruling party to silence the opposition.”
“How can pluralistic voices flourish when ruling party is muzzling the opposite voices. This doesn’t speak of healthy trend in a democracy,” the former legislator told KNS.
Another former minister, who is under house arrest, said, “”Government has kept us under house arrest in same accommodations for which we have received eviction notices. If they had such plans, why they shifted us from jail to house arrest?”
Another former legislator said, “ After downgrading our security now they are pushing us out of our accommodations. It seems to be a plan to erase the existing leaders from the mainstream camp so that BJP leaders can have a field day in J&K.”
“All former legislators have been asked to vacate official residences immediately. We have received orders from higher authorities to vacate all these leaders from official residences. All those who are not in government have to vacate the official residences,” an official said.
Former Minister Naeem Akhtar has vacated the government accommodation after a notice was served to him.
Meanwhile, former J&K chief minister Omar Abdullah has stated that he would be vacating his official residence soon.