JAMMU, Jan 1: With the Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti having held public grievances camps in almost all the districts of the State, NPP chairman Harsh Dev Singh and former minister today questioned the neglect of district Udhampur from the itinerary of the CM.
In a press statement here, NPP leader said that primarily being an opposition bastion, district Udhampur was being ignored in development and allied matters for political reasons with opposition workers also being harassed and terrorized. He said that with the BJP Ministers and its hostile leadership averse to the development needs and other genuine concerns of the district, all hopes were pinned upon the Chief Minister as the head of the Govt to dispense justice and uphold the constitutional guarantees of the opposition particularly those of Panthers Party.
Urging upon the Chief Minister to hold public `Darbar’ in Udhampur also on the analogy of other districts, Singh said that it would enable her to have a firsthand assessment of the ground situation besides the working of District Administration that was being used by vested interests in the Govt to sub-serve their political interests leading to alienation and unrest amongst the general masses. Alleging politicisation of bureaucracy, Singh said that several BJP Ministers and Deputy CM in particular were using the civil and Police Administration to browbeat the Panthers Party workers and to settle political scores with them.
Alleging subversion of democratic rights of JKNPP in district Udhampur, Singh said that its workers were being bullied, harassed, intimidated, terrorised and implicated in false police cases at the behest of BJP leaders.
Seeking the personal intervention of the Chief Minister into the motivated administrative activism against Panthers Party, the party chairman regretted that the district Udhampur had failed to receive her attention despite several reports of maladministration and a partisan bureaucracy.
Urging upon the Chief Minister to personally take stock of the grievances of the diverse sections of society, Singh said that being head of the Govt she was expected to ensure justice to all irrespective of their social or political affiliations.