Take steps to end VIP culture, minimise state expenditures: Er Rasheed to Guv | KNO

Take steps to end VIP culture, minimise state expenditures: Er Rasheed to Guv | KNO

Kashmir News Observer (KNO)

Srinagar, December 13 (KNO) : Hailing Governor Satpal Malik for his remarks that Jammu and Kashmir politicians and Bureaucrats are living luxurious life even more comfortable than that of Emperor Jahangir, AIP President Er Rasheed has asked Governor to take appropriate moves to end VIP culture and minimise state expenditures. In a statement issued to KNO, Er Rasheed said, “Whatsoever Governor has said is absolutely true but who stops him from bulldozing the VIP culture. Let Satpal Malik begin with leaving his two palaces of Raj Bhawan at Srinagar and Jammu and operate from civil secretariat or some lesser costlier office.” “If Governor believes in his words, he must immediately take measures to minimise the state expenditure and withdraw unnecessary protocols, perks, privileges, incentives and security from both politicians and bureaucrats,” he said. However, he said that Governor needs to answer what was the need to pass a law to create a separate security force for Governor’s security and thus bring more liabilities on the state exchequer. “He must also go through the history and know that Jahangir was the one who would always find innovative ways to do time bound justice to the masses,” he said. Er Rasheed while reacting to Governor’s statement that what his administration achieved in five months could not be achieved by political dispensation over years, said, “The statement is a confession that even BJP which is ruling at the centre and whose government Malik is representing in the state too was a failure.” “Whatsoever Malik may claim but continuous power cuts, defunct water supply system, huge traffic jams, state terrorism, ailing healthcare, nepotism and corruption continue to be the real face of the government and the governance at the ground,” he said. “From KAS aspirants to unemployed doctors, everyone is crying injustice and the credibility of institutions is under question mark as usual,” he added. Er Rasheed urged masses to understand the real intentions behind governor’s statement that national media is demonising J&K and said that “Governor by saying so wants to convey that everything Is fine in J&K and is in fact asking national media to humiliate and discredit all those forces who speak about state terrorism and brutalities on Kashmiris and want a peaceful resolution to J&K dispute in its historic perspective by implementing UN resolutions.” (KNO)