Pawan asks BJP to come clean on ex-gratia payments to stone pelters

Excelsior Correspondent
UDHAMPUR, Jan 14: Former Minister and MLA, Udhampur Pawan Gupta has asked the BJP to come clean on the ex-gratia payment of Rs five lakh and Government services to the next kin of the stone pelters responsible for six month long Kashmir unrest.
While addressing a deputation from Sorup, Gupta also issued instructions to PMGSY offices to re-inspect the proposed road from Mansar to Sorup and relay alignment thereof covering all left over habitations so that the project can be fructified to the satisfaction of the people.
Gupta, while taking the State Government to task said it is an irony that in J&K the patriotic forces have no say but in contrary to that anti national elements and law breakers are benefitted immensely while referring to the instance of announcement of Chief Minister on the floor of the Assembly that next kin of all those involved in stone pelting and other involvements during Kashmir unrest who were killed or injured will be paid Rs five lakh as compensation with a Government job also. In contrary to it the security forces who attained martyrdom to contain the terrorism have not been granted a single penny although the other states are honoring these martyrs out of their own kitty.
He prayed God let good sense prevail on BJP to come out of this servitude of PDP and oppose such anti national approach of its coalition partner which it has adopted since the day it handled NIT, released stone pelters, allowed unfurling of ISI and Pakistani flags and expressing sympathy with terrorists while handling aftermath of the Burhan Wani’s killing.
He said PDP had stated the dreaded terrorist Burhan should have been given chance to surrender while Deputy Chief Minister, said that he was mistakenly killed.
While condemning the attitude of the Government, Gupta said that such an anti national approach be opposed tooth and nail.