NC No Confidence Against Cong Kargil Council

KARGIL: National Conference and its ally Islamia School, an influential body of clerics, who are opposition in the Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC) Kargil have moved a no confidence motion against Congress led Council allegedly for its failure on developmental front.

Kachoo Ahmad Ali Khan, the National Conference councillor said: “Haji Asgar Ali Karbalai the Chief Executive Councillor has failed on almost every front. He has no influence in civil secretariat and had resorted to vengeance against NC affiliated officers and officials. He would transfer NC affiliated officers and officials to far off places like Leh and Baramulla.”

In September last year the Congress along with its alliance had formed the Government for LAHDC Kargil with its Leader Haji Asgar Ali Karbalai elected as the Chairman/Chief Executive Councillor of LAHDC Kargil.

The NC councillor added that NC Kargil unit had supported the LAHDC Kargil on the directions of party high command but with the passage of time, it proved to be a marriage of inconvenience. “The NC was under tremendous pressure from Congress state leadership to make its Kargil unit support Congress led LAHDC Kargil.  But it ultimately led to a political quagmire where we had no other option but to move a no confidence motion against LAHDC Kargil,” Khan observed.

Earlier in the morning, 11 councillors, including eight from NC and three from Islamia School Kargil submitted its no confidence motion before the office of deputy commissioner Kargil who is also the Chief Executive Officer LAHDC Kargil. But the DC was not in his office. “We left the copy of the motion at DC’s office and we are scheduled to see him day after tomorrow personally,” said Mohammad Haneefa Jan, Islamia School councillor. He said that NC and its ally have now requested the deputy commissioner to call the general council meeting of the LAHDC Kargil so that they can prove their majority.

“Presently we have 16 councillors which included eight Councillors elected on NC mandate, three Independent councillors backed by Islamia School, Kargil, four nominated councillors and one independent (Syed Arman) where as two other independent councillor and one from Congress party have said they will extend their support,” Jan claimed.

Meanwhile, Haji Inayat Ali, president youth wing of Islamia School accused National Conference of sidelining it while finalizing a seat sharing agreement for Lok Sabha polls with coalition partner Congress. “The NC has ditched us. It did not take us on board while offering Ladakh Lok Sabha mandate to Congress. 

The fast changing emerging political situation in Kargil between the two coalition partners Congress and the National Conference is likely to impact the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. 

Karbalai Calls It NC Poll Stunt

Haji Asgar Ali Karbalai, the Chief Executive Councillor of LAHDC-Kargil against whom the NC and its ally Islamia School, Kargil moved a non confidence motion on Friday accused the National Conference of ‘staging dramas whenever needed especially during election times in the state’.

Karbalai said: “It is nothing except drama staged by National Conference high command in connivance with its Kargil party unit. This party has a history of staging such dramas particularly at the times of elections.”

Karbalai, who is an influential member of the socio-religious organisation Imam Khomieni Memorial Trust, Kargil and is also affiliated with Indian National Congress said that NC wants to filed Ghulam Hassan Khan as an independent candidate for upcoming Lok Sabha elections and this is why the party is playing tricks with the Congress.

“Last time also they fielded Khan as a Lok Sabha candidate and when he won, NC lifted him in state chopper to make him join the party but later they came to know about anti defection law and its consequences. This time they want to do it again,” Karbalai alleged. (KNS)

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