LC adopts resolution for holiday on Hari Singh’s birthday

Ajatshatru Singh said, “During Dogra rule Jammu and Kashmir witnessed real development, but unfortunately their footprints have been wiped from the history.”

Yogesh Sagotra
Jammu, Publish Date: Jan 24 2017 11:26PM | Updated Date: Jan 24 2017 11:26PM
LC adopts resolution for holiday on Hari Singh’s birthday

In the absence of main Opposition parties, Legislative Council on Tuesday adopted a resolution urging the government to declare holiday on September 23 every year on birth anniversary of Maharaja Hari Singh, the last Dogra king of Jammu and Kashmir.

The private member resolution was moved by BJP MLC, Ajatshatru Singh, who is the grandson of the Late Maharaja.

The resolution was put before the House when Opposition comprising members from National Conference and Congress were already out of the Council in protest against ‘discrimination with MLCs over fund allocation.’

Ajatshatru Singh said, “During Dogra rule Jammu and Kashmir witnessed real development, but unfortunately their footprints have been wiped  from the history.”

The resolution was seconded by PDP legislators Vikramaditya Singh, Javed Ahmed Mirchal and Surinder Choudhary.

The resolution was accepted and Deputy Chairman Jahangir Hussain Mir asked government to respond.

Minister of Education and Leader of the House Neeam Akther said, “Jammu and Kashmir already observes 28 state holidays in addition to provincial, restricted, local holidays,” adding, “In this circumstance it’s not feasible for government to further increase the number of holidays,” and urged Ajatshatru Singh to withdraw the resolution.

Normally members withdraw resolutions after reply from the government but in this case Ajatshatru Singh refused to withdraw and pressed for discussion and voting.

Several legislators from PDP and BJP praised the administration of Late Maharaja.

“Maharaja gave us our identity, Article 370,” said PDP MLC Firdous Ahmed Tak.

Later, Deputy Chairman put the motion to vote. The resolution was adopted by the House after it was passed by 11 to 3 through voice voting.

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