Youth Cong activists stage protest outside Raj Bhavan

PYC activists staging protest outside Raj Bhawan in Jammu on Wednesday. — Excelsior/Rakesh
PYC activists staging protest outside Raj Bhawan in Jammu on Wednesday. — Excelsior/Rakesh

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Dec 19: Expressing strong resentment over the Governor’s Administration for not taking action in J&K Bank and Public Service Commission recruitment scams exposed by him in the recent past and backdoor appointment of political people in the KVIB in the State, Youth Congress activists stage protest dharna outside Raj Bhavan here today.
The activists of Youth Congress carrying banners and depicting demands were shouting slogans against the Governor’s Administration and previous BJP-PDP Government. They said that instead to solving issues related to unemployed educated youth, previous PDP-BJP regime had shamelessly legalized corruption and nepotism.

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They regretted that the administration under Governor Satya Pal Malik is also indulged into setting wrong precedence by making political appointments. They mentioned about the appointments in KVIB in which BJP leaders and their family members were made directors and vice chairperson. They alleged that even no action was taken with regard to J&K Bank and PSC recruitment scams by the Governor, which prominently touched the headlines of various news papers in the recent past.
They alleged that credibility of J&K Public Service Commission has come under shadow and public faith should be restored into this institution. An in-depth inquiry is required immediately in the selection process being followed by the PSC so that black sheep are identified, and punished and its lost credibility is restored again, PYC leaders said.
Later, they also submitted a memorandum to the Governor, seeking high level probe.
They submitted that recently it was announced by the Governor that J&K Bank will be brought under the ambit of RTI so that its transparency etc is ensured. However, no formal orders have been issued to this effect so far. They also sought investigation by JPC in Rafale deal.
Prominent among those leading the protest included former PYC president Pranav Shagotra, senior PYC leaders Pankaj Basotra, Sahil Sharma, Chetan Wanchoo, Balbir Singh, Rashid Malik, Birender Pratap Singh, Ricky Dalotra, Anoop Gupta, Hoshiar Singh, Sarveshwar Bali, Naresh Dutt and Gurpreet Singh.