Srinagar 28 Oct 2018
Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Sunday hit out at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for a ‘scam’ in bank recruitments in their previous government.
“More skeletons fall out of the cupboard – PDP-BJP changed entire select list of J&K Bank to appoint favourites: Guv,” Omar wrote on Twitter.
Omar’s reaction after the state governor Satya Pal Malik made a sensational disclosure that the politicians in BJP-PDP government got the entire selection list of selected candidates changed to adjust their relatives and workers.
In an interview with Times Now, the Governor said 40 youth approached him with the claim they had cleared all examinations and figured in the selection list of Jammu and Kashmir but were replaced by relatives and workers of political parties.
“I called the Jammu and Kashmir Bank Chairman. He told me that the number was not 40 but all 582 youths recruited by the Bank had been replaced with the political appointees, recommended by the leaders from every constituency. I asked the Bank Chairman to give the youth their due. I also called the Finance Secretary and finally a resolution was adopted and all 582 candidates have been given appointment letters,” he said.
The dropped candidates, he said, were given selection letters following his intervention.