PDP neglected Srinagar: Sagar
Jammu, Mar 18: The Minister for Law and Parliamentary Affairs Ali Muhammad Sagar Friday targeted the opposition Peoples Democratic Party for what he termed “discriminating” district Srinagar and alleged that Srinagar was given “lowest” allocation of funds under district plan during the PDP regime from 2002 to 2005.
He, however, praised former Deputy Chief Minister and senior PDP legislator Muzaffar Hussain Beigh, saying “ Apke Duar Main Har Koi Beigh Ki Tarah Nahi Tha (During your regime, no minister was responsive like Beigh).”
Sagar alleged that great injustice and discrimination was done with the Srinagar district during the PDP rule.
“The work on Sayeed Merakshah road, which was started by the former Chief Minister Dr Farooq Abdullah, was stopped by your regime. Similarly, the KZP road work was also stopped by your government,” Sagar said this while the discussion on grants of Housing and Urban Development Department in Legislative Assembly.
He however said that Beigh took him to the interiors of Dal area and he had given nod to several works.
“Though Beigh was the chairman of Srinagar District Development Board (DDB), yet lowest allocation of funds (Rs 45 crore) in the state was given to the Srinagar district,” the minister maintained.
Taking a dig at the PDP president Mehbooba Mufti, the Law Minister said that the PDP created hue and cry over police recruitment in Khanyar which is the is the heart of the Srinagar and is the place of saints.
“My area became worst target of violence. My people had faced bullets, stones and lathis but your party particularly its president created hue and cry over police recruitment. I had no knowledge about police recruitment. You people have been showing concern for Srinagar when you are out of power and you discriminated it when there was your regime. There should not be any difference between deeds and words,” he remarked.
He questioned if the people of his area get an opportunity in police recruitment why the PDP created public outcry?
The Minister said that people of Srinagar had been judging and watching who did what because they were deprived of funds and recruitment for 6- years.
“Leave my chair aside, I am a local MLA and I have every right to defend my people. We have already faced lot of discrimination and injustice. But still I appreciate the concern of Beigh,” he maintained.
While some of the PDP MLAs were on their toes, Beigh reacted, “Both Srinagar and Jammu cities were given maximum funds from state sectors at that time".
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