SRINAGAR, FEB 11: In a significant development, more than 100 Congress workers joined Peoples Conference in presence of senior PC leader & ex-minister Abdul Gani Vakil, said a party release.
Welcoming the new entrants at a function held in Jammu, Peoples Conference senior leader Abdul Gani Vakil Vakil appealed to the people to forge unity and join his party’s fight against corruption and dynasty politics.
“More and more people are coming together to fight corrupt policies & practices of NC & PDP. J&K has been in a state of changelessness for the past 7 decades. It is time like-minded and change oriented people join hands to rid J&K of corruption & dynasty rule.” Vakil said
Vakil said that corruption is one of the major factors in distancing youth from mainstream politics. The political culture of brazen corruption has created a sense of gloom and despondency in the state, especially in the youth.
“The brazen patronage to nepotism, corruption and back door entries has undermined and alienated hardworking and educated youth of Kashmir while giving a free hand to radical forces who have used it effectively to exploit local sentiments.”
He said NC & PDP joined hands briefly to safeguard their interest and shield corruption files. “NC & PDP have a history of shielding and encouraging corruption and both the parties seem to have an undeclared & secret pact to protect each other from any action of law” adding that Peoples Conference is committed to fight corruption and an only viable option to fight the dynasty rule propagated and implemented by Abdullahs and Muftis.
Questioning the Governor administration’s failure to identify and punish the officers involved in Jammu and Kashmir Group Medical Insurance Policy scam, Vakil said that “even after finding the policy ‘full of frauds’, Governor administration has not named or punished officers involved in the scam.
“Governor Satya Pal Malik after assuming office said that corruption and nepotism were ‘at their peak’ assuring that he will take effective measures to deal with corrupt elements in public institutions. However, we are yet to see any concrete & institutional measures taken by the administration to strengthen State Vigilance Commission and Accountability Commission.” Vakil added.