Taking a serious cognizance of tardy post-flood rehabilitation process and an apathetic approach adopted by the union government towards fiscal needs involved therein, MLA Kulgam M Y Tarigami and MLA Khan Saheb Hakim Muhammad Yaseen have urged the State government to convene a special session of assembly in view of present precarious situation facing people of Jammu and Kashmir.
"The dismal scenario of post-flood rehabilitation, paltry central assistance for flood victims, marginal importance to flood protection mechanism, so called new recruitment policy, controversy engulfing the establishment of educational and health institutions like AIIMS, IITs and IIMCs, delay in reconstitution of PSC, precarious power situation, lack of development on ground and other host of public interest issues have made it imperative for the government to convene a special session of the assembly," Tarigami and Yaseen have said in a joint statement.
They said that it is highly unfortunate that successive governments in J&K have failed to hold sufficient number of sittings or debates on issues of public interest, legislation and budgets.
"This habit of holding sessions with fewer average days than the sessions of Parliament is taking a heavy toll on issues with huge public importance. It is advisable that the government convenes a special session to discuss these issues and come up with the solutions," the two leaders asserted.