Srinagar, Aug 8 (GNS): The mainstream camp reacted sharply to Chief Secretary BVR Subrahmanyam allegations with National Conference claiming that he put a big question mark on his professionalism, work culture and impartiality.
“His allegations are baseless, politically motivated and intended to evade the genuine concerns of the public on the failures of J&K administration on every conceivable matrix,” National conference spokesperson Imran Nabi Dar said in a statement issued to GNS.
He said it can’t be a coincidence that BJP and its leadership has been parroting the same line of thought over the past one year. “The language used by CS while hurling allegations against mainstream political parties is exactly similar to what BJP is saying. If he is so keen to be a politician, I would suggest that he quit his job and join politics. With the kind of comments he has made on the J&K’s situation post Aug 05, the veiled political affiliations of J&K’s top bureaucrats have finally come forth before people.”
The spokesman said that such sordid allegations from a civil servant put a big question mark on his professionalism, work culture and impartiality. “It is quite alarming where a serving civil servant is overtly spewing venom against the entire mainstream political spectrum to hide the abject failures of the administration under him since 20 June 2018.”
He said it was quite “laughable” to see him put the burden of his failures on people’s representatives. “The allegations should not be seen in isolation, it is aimed towards uprooting the left over roots of already withered democracy in J&K. It won’t be an exaggeration to say that such statements emanating from the top administrative positions seek to give credence to its unresponsive, undemocratic, unrepresentative rule in J&K,” he said.
“The statement of JK CS also reveals his own hyper-partisan disposition and the proclivity of the GOI to maintain the status quo of confusion, chaos, misgovernance and fear in J&k,” Imran said terming the assertions of CS as an attempt to give acceptance to undemocratic setup at the expense of democracy and those who have been watering it in the most trying times in J&K.
CPI (M) termed the Chief Secretary statement highly unacceptable.
“We want to ask him (CS) what his administration has done to eradicate corruption in J&K for the last more than two years when there is no elected government in the region,” the party said in a statement.
Leveling baseless allegations against politicians without any credible evidence is fraught with serious consequences, it said.
“Bureaucrats come and go and it is not the mandate of a CS to level baseless allegations against elected representatives,” it said, adding, “If frauds have been committed by some persons who have remained in authority, what stops the administration to make those public and book the offenders? We had been demanding transparency in the functioning of each branch of the administration including J&K Bank for a long time and bringing it under the ambit of legislature and Right to Information Act (RTI). Time and again we demanded it on the floor of the Assembly as well.”
P eoples Democratic Party (PDP) termed his remarks “uncalled for and utterly flagitious”.
In a statement issued here, PDP spokesman said that the Chief Secretary has come here with a “colonial mindset and acts as chief executioner of RSS in Kashmir.”
“It is ironical that he is finding fault with the entire population of Jammu and Kashmir while running the most corrupt administration that the state has ever witnessed,” the spokesman said, adding, “CS should first explain to the people what happened to the multi-crore health insurance scam affecting five lakh government employees in Jammu and Kashmir? Who was responsible for taking that scam to the administrative council? And why was that all of a sudden scrapped and what action has been taken against the involved officers? What has happened to the Chinab valley power corporation scams and why were those first approved and later canceled? Who were the officers involved?”. (GNS)