Jammu Tawi, November 26
Expressing serious concern over the growing corruption in the state with involvement of Ministers and legislators being reported in the media on day to day basis, the JKNPP activists led by Harsh Dev Singh Chairman JKNPP and Yash Paul Kundal held a massive demonstration at exhibition ground Jammu and torched the effigy of government.
Addressing the media persons, Harsh Dev Singh said that the past two years completely exposed and unmasked the corruption plagued ruling alliance with involvement of Ministers in several scams including encroachments of state lands, Forest lands, violation of codal formalities, transfer scams, purchases of spurious drugs, illegal mining permissions besides others with no action having been initiated in any of the cases. He said that the complaints of omissions and commissions, bungling and other irregularities lodged by various social and political organizations besides the civil society continued to be thrown into the dustbin thus providing official support to the deep rooted culture of patronized corruption in the state. He regretted that no enquires had been held into scores of scams reported in the media with the lame duck govt. acquiescing in the corrupt deals of the all powerful mafia operational in the state in collusion with political class. Yash Paul Kundal while accusing the BJP of duplicity and double standards observed that its tall slogans of corruption were mere tantrums given for public consumption only.