For choice posting, rate was Rs 2 to 3 lakh: Minister

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Srinagar: The Bharatiya Janta Party Wednesday levelled serious charges against ministers of previous regime, alleging that for facilitating the choice posting of employees’ the rate fixed by them was “Rs 2 to 3 lakh”.

“Previous government pushed state economy into an abyss. We have Rs 9000 crore liabilities and it is because the way transactions have taken place, the way finances have been structured and the liabilities allowed to mount by previous NC-Congress government,” BJP leader and Industries, Commerce minister Chandar Prakash Ganga said. “NC-Congress ministers’ looted public money worth crores”.

Ganga accused the previous government ministers for being habitually corrupt. “They should reveal how they have looted the public money and the funds released by the government of India,” he said. “GoI released funds for developments in the State. The ministers diverted them into their pockets”..

He said that the government has tightened noose around corrupt people following which some people in the opposition have started getting nervous. “We will block all sources of black money or corruption. We won’t allow such practices,” Ganga said.

The minister also said that the industries sector has been ignored by the previous government. “The previous government has done nothing in this field. We can generate the employment for the youth through this vital sector. I will request to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi to release the special package to this sector so that we can give more chances to the youth to generate their employment,” he said.

Prakash said that PDP-BJP government will set an example of good governance and will work for equitable development of the state, adding the government wants to change destiny of the people of J&K and to set up a pro-people corruption free, transparent and accountable system. KNS

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