MLA Threatens Gherao Of CM's Residence

‘Throw out guilty from cabinet or put them in jail’

SRINAGAR: MLA Langate Er Rasheed has threatened that he will gherao  Chief Minister Omar Abdullah’s residence and will not allow him  to enter the civil secretariat on first day after the offices reopen in Srinagar ‘if his government does not take concrete action against those involved in spurious drug scam’.

Addressing a press conference in Srinagar today, Rasheed alleged that the Chief Minister has not been able to take any action against any of the ministers involved in scandals and corruption charges. He said that the way Sham Lal Sharma and Taj Mohiuddin were running state affairs like a private enterprise, has deeply shaken faith of common masses in the state government.

“If both these ministers claim that charges levelled by them against each other stand proved, why does not Chief Minister throw them out of his cabinet and put them in jail.  It is a tragedy that whenever there is a scam, Chief Minister runs away from his responsibility by simply using one sentence that he has coalition compulsions. It would have been better for him to step down rather than crying for the compulsions and leaving people of the state at the mercy of these crocodiles”, he said.

Er Rasheed demanded that a judicial commission be framed and records of all the major hospitals be revisited and it should be ascertained that how many patients have been given the spurious drugs and have there by succumbed due to the same. “It is unfortunate that no arrest has been made till date and nobody from minister to director health services is ready to take responsibility”, he added. 

Rasheed said that if state government fails to take any concrete action till offices reopen in Srinagar after Darbar move , he along with his supporters will gherao the CM’s residence to pressurize him to take stern action against the accused who so ever was involved in the spurious drug scam.

“It is unfortunate that congress high command is least bothered in dealing with its ministers who are not only involved in corruption charges but also are playing with the lives of people of state by facilitating supply of spurious drugs. On one hand minor children are being locked up in police stations for allegedly involved in stone pelting but at the other hand the mafia minded bigger ‘DONs’ are roaming free and sucking blood of poor people by playing with their lives”, he added.

“Had such a thing happened in another part of country all those who are involved would have been taken to task. But it seems as if govt. of India has declared special status for Jammu & Kashmir by ensuring that no action should be taken against those who are misusing power and treating the state resources as their ancestors’ property and operates them like money making machines”.

Rasheed alleged that the forest land scam against Taj Mohiudin has been thrown into dustbin. “Sham Lal Sharma despite being guilty is passing the buck and other ministers including Manohar Lal Sharma, Peerzada Mohammad Syed and others are facing serious charges”.

 He asked Prof Saifuddin Soz not to humiliate Kashmiri people by claiming that Kashmiris will vote forCongress and will bring it into power in forth coming assembly elections. “ Soz must understand that Kashmiris are wiser enough to understand that the Congress has soaked its  hands with blood of Kashmiris and played a very dirty role in hanging of Afzal Guru. He must answer questions from even street teenagers in Kashmir that why Afzal Guru was hanged in the name of so called vicious national interest. It was nothing but murder to gain sympathy of Indian electorate for upcoming parliamentary elections”, he said adding “Soz owes an answer to the Kashmiri people as why Congress party has not moved even an inch to resolve Jammu & Kashmir dispute despite being in power for more than 50 years”.

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