Accountability Commission abolished to protect corrupt leaders of BJP: Harsh


JAMMU, Jan 17: Making a vociferous appeal to the Lt. Governor to constitute a Commission of Inquiry (COI) against the corrupt MLAs and Ministers who have accumulated huge wealth and disproportionate assets in the last seven years, Mr. Harsh Dev Singh Chairman-JKNPP and former Minister lambasted the govt for having grossly failed to take action against the blemished politicians of BJP and PDP who had looted public exchequer, encroached State lands, Forest lands, Municipal and JDA lands besides having installed illegal brick kilns, stone crushers, hot mix plants and raised mammoth movable and immovable properties in various parts of the State and outside by abusing their position and authority. He said that local media and even erstwhile Governor SP Malik had referred to several scams in the J&K State in insurance contracts, power projects, J&K Bank besides large scale illegitimate back door appointments but the bigwigs continued to enjoy immunity in view of their political clout with no action whatsoever initiated against the corrupt politicians.
He stated that the said Governor was on record having made repeated statements about some politicians having raised palatial bungalows with 40-50 rooms each at several places including Srinagar, Jammu, New Delhi and elsewhere through ill gotten wealth. He had further made a statement in media regarding bribery offer of Rs. 300 crore made to him by certain identified persons but no action was taken in this regard for obvious reasons. Regre-tfully no action was imitated against any of the corrupt leaders of the erstwhile BJP-PDP regime despite the huge scams unravelled even by the CAG. He regretted that even the Accountability Commission (AC) was abolished by the BJP govt which alone was the forum for investigating the frauds and scams of politicians. And this was deliberately done to protect the corrupt leaders of the BJP-PDP rule. And regretfully all corruption cases registered against the corrupt politicians of the said regime in Accountability Commission were thrown into the dustbin", bemoaned Mr. Singh. He was addressing a press conference in Jammu today.
Describing the BJP Govt's tall slogans of providing transparent, accountable and corruption free governance to the people a hoax, Mr. Harsh Dev Singh said that all such rants were made to enchant the masses for political gains. He said that several Ex-BJP Ministers and MLAs had been reported to have created huge assets, taken loan from J&K Bank amounting to several crores and got it declared NPA besides having defied norms and procedures and violated Defence Acts besides other violations in constructing un-authorized structures and palatial bungalows. He said that even during demonetization a BJP Minister's vehicle was widely reported to have been apprehended while carrying huge 'dirty cash' for conversion into new currency notes. "Similarly another Minister's spouse was reported to have been video-graphed while converting black money into gold. Another Minister was accused of having taken several crores as bribe from his colleague MLC for granting permission for construction of private apartments in an environmentally fragile area of Jammu", Harsh divulged.
Revealing further, Mr. Singh said that several BJP Ministers were accused of promoting transfer industry in the State, allotment of works without tenders and illegal appointments made in govt. departments on monetary and extraneous considerations. Moreover, several Ministers and MLAs had encroached huge State lands and Forest lands whose adverse reports had been submitted even by the investigating agencies against them, Harsh disclosed.

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