Laws, courts losing relevance under BJP rule: Harsh Dev

NPP leader Harsh Dev Singh addressing press conference in Jammu.
NPP leader Harsh Dev Singh addressing press conference in Jammu.

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, July 10: While commenting that ‘rules are for fools’, former minister and NPP chairman Harsh Dev Singh today alleged that BJP leaders not only in other states of the country but in J&K as well giving a damn to the rules and laws.
“It’s the BJP leaders who take decisions with regard to the affairs of civil and police administration and have hardly any respect even for the judiciary. There are two sets of laws governing the affairs of the erstwhile state one for opposition and the other for BJP,” Singh alleged.
Speaking to the media persons here today, NPP leader said the BJP had been running a proxy rule in J&K to impose two sets of law here, one for itself and other for the opposition. “While the BJP ex- ministers and MLAs are conferred with all kind luxuries of life at the cost of tax payers’ money, the leaders of the opposition are being made victims of political vendetta and policy of persecution”.
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He pointed out that BJP leaders were still occupying the Government quarters illegally in brazen defiance of the High Court’s orders for eviction where as many leaders of the opposition had either vacated their residence at will or several others were evicted forcefully from their quarters by the department of Estates.
“Ex- Ministers and MLAs of the BJP including its leaders are enjoying the Govt accommodation without paying the rent for several months and without a single penny having been paid as power tariff. It was shocking that a Govt quarter has been allotted to Altaf Bukhari for running its political office adjacent to the residence of BJP’s State president.
Castigating the BJP for pursuing the policy of persecution against its political adversaries, NPP leader regretted that the BJP had stooped to a new low in politics and was resorting to ‘witch hunting’ against the leaders who had exposed its double standards and raised voice against its acts of duplicity and deceit.
“BJP has held the constitution hostage in J&K. Its dictatorial policy of suppression will not last long. The people have become well versed with its real face. It has committed murderer of democracy which will face the wrath of public verdict in the next Assembly elections”, Singh added.
He called upon Lt Governor to take cognizance of the illegal occupation of the Government quarters and bungalows by the BJP leaders.