Vakil alleges large scale bungling in SSA, R&B

Praises Geelani for stand on spurious drugs

SRINAGAR: Expressing deep concern over alleged rampant corruption in administration and state government, former Congress Minister, Abdul Gani Wakil Thursday claimed that more than 2000 tenders were allotted in R&B Department without floating them while large-scale bungling, kickbacks and mismanagement are being witnessed in Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA).

“Being the head of the state it is the responsibility of the state Chief Minister to take action against the corrupt official and ministers but the way he has been maintaining silence is quite astounding,” Wakil said and added that for the construction of buildings under SSA Rs 560 crores have been embezzled by officials and others.

Earlier while addressing a convention at Tulsi Bagh, Srinagar, Vakil said “Corrupt officials and Ministers, who lived in penurious and modest economic conditions after assuming the office, became millionaires. They should be forced to reveal source of their fortunes, evidently disproportionate to their known and legal sources of income.”

Vakil said that it would all prove to be a futile exercise unless the head of the Government rises above the inhibition of conventional vote bank politics. “The Chief Minister has to take drastic steps without thinking much about its consequences, as the people at large want a neat and clean system,” he said.

Vakil was all praise for Syed Ali Shah Geelani for his stand taken on the spurious drugs that were supplied to Valley hospitals. “I appreciate the stand taken by Hurriyat leaders especially Syed Ali Shah Geelani over spurious drug scam. In the same if these leaders will take stand against corrupt officials and ministers that would a great service on part of them to this society,” he said. (CNS)

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