Opposition Seeks Resignation of Dy CM

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SRINAGAR:Seeking resignation of Deputy Chief Minister Dr Nirmal Singh in view of serious charges against him of allegedly trying to favour a firm in the allotment of power project worth Crores of rupees, without following the norms, Congress Tuesday demanded that Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed should immediately explain over the sensational disclosures in the media about the issue.

Reacting over the disclosures in a section of press regarding the attempts by Deputy Chief Minister Dr Nirmal Singh to award a 700 crore, 100 MW Solar Power Project in Kathua to a Chennai-based firm allegedly through intermediaries and brokers without any tendering procedures and in complete violation of all nodal regulations, the Congress questioned Mufti led Government over its “tall claims of transparency and accountability”, more particularly when the officer who reportedly did not oblige the ‘boss’ has been prematurely shifted by the Government, which puts big question mark over the motive and transfer policy of the Government.

In a statement Chief Spokesperson of the Pradesh Congress Committee, Ravinder Sharma, demanded “that Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed should immediately explain the position in the matter in the light of facts brought-out by the media, besides seeking the resignation of the Deputy Chief Minister Dr Nirmal Singh in view of the disclosures containing serious charges. An independent high level probe is required to bring-out the entire truth in the matter”.

Meanwhile National Conference also demanded a high-level probe into allegations.

NC Chief Spokesperson, Aga Syed Ruhullah Mehdi termed this as a shocking revelation that was indicative of the deep, systemic patronage to corruption by the PDP-BJP Government at the highest levels of leadership.

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