Ex-MLAs/Ministers of BJP alone allowed to retain govt Bunglows in J&K: Harsh

  Accusing the J&K administration of adopting different yardsticks for different political parties in respect to eviction of ex-Ministers and MLAs from government accommodation, Mr. Harsh Dev Singh JKNPP Chairman and former Minister said that the govt had yet again provided another glaring example of bias and prejudice in its functioning.

Mr. Singh said the BJP had been running a proxy rule in J&K to impose two set of laws here, one for itself and other for the opposition. “While the BJP ex-Ministers and MLAs are conferred with all kind luxuries of life including govt accommodation and govt vehicles at the cost of tax payers’ money, the leaders of the opposition are being made victims of political vendetta and policy of persecution”. He pointed out that BJP leaders were still occupying the government bunglows illegally in brazen defiance of the administration’s notice 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 and water tariff. Isn’t it a loot of public exchequer? Is the eviction law relevant only for the opposition and not for the BJP?”, asked Harsh.

Castigating the BJP for pursuing the policy of persecution against its political adversaries, Mr. Harsh Dev Singh regretted that the Saffron brigade had stooped to a low level of 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. He asserted while others may have been cowed down by BJP’s intimidatory tactics, its only Panthers Party which would continue to unveil all nefarious plans of the Saffron party with sheer audacity. “BJP has held constitution and the laws hostage in J&K. Its dictatorial policy of suppression will not last long. The people have become well versed with its real face. BJP is a murderer of democracy which will face the wrath of public verdict in the next Assembly elections”, said Harsh. He called upon Lieutenant Governor to take cognizance of the illegal occupation of the government quarters and bungalows by the BJP leaders. He sought early eviction of all ex-Ministers and MLAs from the govt accommodation besides stern action against the defiant leaders who continued to illegally occupy the same in collusion with a biased administration.