Elected Representatives Of Kupwara Threaten Mass Resignation

Srinagar: The elected representatives of northern Kashmir’s Kupwara district including the Panch’s, Sarpanch’s, and DDC Chairpersons and vice-chairpersons Thursday threatened ‘mass resignation’ in case the government failed to look into the issues elected representatives have been facing for the past one and half years.

Joined by Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) National Youth President, Sanjay Saraf, protesting Panch’s and Sarpanch’s alleged that crores of rupees lapsed as the district administration failed to utilise funds sanctioned by the centre and UT government for the development of district Kupwara.

Protesters said disciplinary action should be initiated against them in case the district administration cast doubts on their honesty. Protesting Panch’s and Sarpanch’s had assembled at the Press Enclave and sought LG’s attention towards the ‘messy’ situation of all blocks in Kupwara.

“Not a single work has been done for the last one and a half years in Kupwara district. District administration has not utilised a single penny. Why should we put our lives at risk when we are not trusted,” Mohammad Ashraf Lone, Sarpanch Dragmulla Kupwara said.

Protesters said the bureaucratic rigmaroles have marred the developmental work in district Kupwara while funds released by the centre and UT government could not be properly utilised.

They threatened to go for mass resignation in case the Kupwara administration particularly DC, ADC Kupwara did not stop acting as barriers in development of the frontier district.

“We are public representatives, but we stand nowhere, our opinion is not considered, our orders are ignored, so it’s better for us to resign. If the DC and his lieutenant trust JE and BDO more than elected representatives and beat drums of their honesty, then initiate action against us,” they added.

Meanwhile LJP national young wing president, Sanjay Saraf urged the Lieutenant Governor to look into the delay in developmental works and reason behind fund lapse in Kupwara.

“We request worthy LG to seek explanation from all the civil servants of district Kupwara for lapse of funds and undue delay into developmental works in Kupwara,” Saraf added.

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