PDP’s anti-corruption campaign reaches Ladakh
Demos in Leh, Kargil
Srinagar, Nov 23: Carrying forward its campaign against alleged corruption and mis-governance in the state, People’s Democratic Party today held demonstrations in Ladakh region.
According to PDP communiqué, similar protests were held in Leh and Kargil.
In Leh, a rally was held at the Parade Ground which later went through the main markets wherein the shopkeepers observed a complete strike for half day. The call for bandh was given by the district unit of the party headed by district president, Tashi Gyalson. The protesters carried placards highlighting the alleged failures of Omar Abdullah government and the problems faced by the people of the region.
Addressing the gathering, Tashi Gyalson said, the present government had failed to respond to the problems faced by people of Ladakh and Kargil. Highlighting local issues, Tashi said the promises made by LAHDC had turned out to be ‘hollow’ as employment, development and social security had ‘rolled back’ in Ladakh despite crores of rupees received for welfare programmes. “The money spent has only reached to the pockets of elite, officials and influential people.”
He criticised the recruitment policy and termed it yet another gimmick taken by NC led coalition. The Ladakh region was empowered for the first time by the government led by Mufti Muhammad Sayeed, he said.
The party leader also stressed on the opening of the ancient trading route via Turtuk and opening of Kailash Mansorovar route to help grow the local economy, and asked government to consider the matter seriously. The demonstrators also demanded opening of Kargil Skardu route and construction of Zojilla tunnel.
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