Secretariat Gherao won’t wash off your crimes, PDP to Cong

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Srinagar: Days after State Congress passed a resolution terming the present dispensation as “unholy” and called for Secretariat gherao on May 5, the ruling Peoples’ Democratic Party  Thursday said that such a move will not wash off “crimes committed by Congress during its rule.”

Senior PDP leader and Education Minister Nayeem Ahktar  said that though the government is not against the peaceful demonstration activities “the fact is that such activities are not going to wash the crimes which Congress has committed against the people of Jammu and Kashmir.”

He suggested State Congress Chief G.A Mir to introspect why the people of Jammu and Kashmir threw them out in the elections rather than making false accusations against the government. “It is the time for Mir Sahab to introspect why his party was thrown out by the people of Jammu and Kashmir,” he said.

“PDP welcomes the criticism from the opposition but it is too early to do so against the government that is in place only from last two months. We welcome the opposition to point out our deficiencies but the fact is that we are in the stage where we are clearing the mess which NC- Congress has left behind including corruption, misgovernance and the liabilities of crores of rupees,” he said.

The Education Minister said the government has to deal also with large number of youth whom NC and Congress promised jobs just for their political means. “It was the previous regime which promised jobs to the youth of Jammu and Kashmir and then failed to do so. We are coming across hundreds of cases where NC and Congress have issued fake orders to the youth who are now searching for their salaries,” he claimed.

Akhtar said that the present government is facing problems of ‘so-called’ administrative units of National Conference for which they have not provided any budget. “There is no readymade solution to solve these problems,” he said.

Asked whether the government will allow the ‘Secretariat Gherao’ programme of Congress scheduled on May 5 he said, “It is the Job of administration to decide and their job to deal with such programs. But we are not against peaceful activities.”

It is pertinent to mention here that the Congress in its day long convention last week passed a resolution terming the present dispensation as “unholy” and taking a pledge to oppose all its “anti-people” moves.

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