CM disgraced House, people by avoiding debate on Valley unrest: Mir

PCC chief GA Mir addressing Congress convention at Khanabal on Sunday. —Excelsior/Sajjad Dar
PCC chief GA Mir addressing Congress convention at Khanabal on Sunday. —Excelsior/Sajjad Dar

Excelsior Correspondent
SRINAGAR, Jan 8: Stating that Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti is insensitive to the agony and anguish of the people, Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) president GA Mir blamed Chief Minister for disgracing the House and people by preferring to lay foundation stone rather than debating and discussing damages caused to life and property due to Valley unrest, in the House.
Addressing a day long convention of party workers of DCC Anantnag at Khanabal today, Mir termed the absence of Chief Minister from the House as unfortunate and condemnable. He said CM has no time to debate the losses caused to life and property in the Valley due to unrest, the behavior of Chief Minister is irresponsible and insensitive towards the issues concerning people, Mir said.
“Chief Minister should have remained in the house to discuss the damages caused and it’s fall out with the opposition, but she preferred to fly to Srinagar to avoid debate, which was not only surprising, but indicative of dual standards of PDP -BJP Coalition Govt. The absence of Chief Minister has proved she is not serious or concerned about the wellbeing of the people,” Mir said.
He said it is evident from the day one PDP-BJP coalition were neither on the same page nor will they be ever with regard to Kashmir situation, which shows how PDP has surrendered everything for the sake of power, besides compromising on the interest of the people. Mir also accused Chief Minister of taking directives from Nagpur headquarter of RSS.
PCC chief said mere shedding tears and releasing statements will not satisfy the people or serve any purpose, as the people need to have good governance as was promised to them by PDP- BJP Coalition, in which their sentiments and emotions are respected, but the situation on the ground seems to be very different, for the fact Coalition Govt has even failed to perform its legitimate duties towards the people, he said.
Referring to the rising unemployment in all the three regions, Mir blamed Govt for deliberately faltering the regularization of 60,000 daily rated and casual labours working in different departments across the State.
Senior leaders Mohd Anwar Bhat, Mohd Amin Bhat (MLA) and Gulzar Ahmad Wani (MLA) lashed out at Centre Govt for change of currency (demonetisation) without taking the opposition parties into confidence on this sensitive issue.
Later, District congress Committee Anantnag led by MLA Altaf Wani and Manzoor Ahmed Ganai submitted a memorandum to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on corruption and demonetization. It was handed over to the Deputy Commissioner Anantnag.