JKCA scam: PDP walks out of J-K Assembly, takes potshots at Farooq Abdullah

   Mar 12, 5:16 pm

Jammu, Mar 12 (ANI): People's Democratic Party (PDP) chief Mehbooba Mufti on Monday took a dig at Minister for New and Renewable Energy and Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA) President Farooq Abdullah after his name surfaced in connection with a multi-crore scam surrounding the sport body.

"This scandal of the cricket association involves the money meant for the youth of Kashmir. The government is involved in irregularities in jobs and now the only thing left was the Cricket Association, which receives millions of rupees as funds," said Mufti.

"But today, we came to know that Farooq Abdullah is embezzling the funds. I think this is the tip of the iceberg and there is much to know about the scandal in which millions of rupees are involved," she added.

In order to vent their anger, the legislators of the opposition walked out of the Jammu and Kashmir assembly today after the speaker dismissed the call for the introduction of the adjournment motion.

"The government baton-charge on the youth and do not allow them to come out freely on the roads and do not even allow them to ask for jobs. Now, when the youngsters want to play cricket, the government is siphoning off the money, which belongs to them," said Mufti.

"If this issue will not be discussed in the assembly, then where else will it be discussed, on the road? We had called for the introduction of the adjournment motion and it was dismissed and disallowed by the speaker," she added.

Mufti also demanded the intervention of the Central Government and a high-level probe into the matter.

"Does Jammu and Kashmir become an inseparable part of the country only when the government wants to justify its actions? Right now, when the state is reeling under corruption, misgovernance, and millions of rupees are being siphoned off, is Jammu and Kashmir not an integral part of India? Do the people of Jammu and Kashmir not deserve justice?" she said.

The scam allegedly involves siphoning off funds to the tune of Rs.24.64 crore, meant for cricket, by creating bogus accounts. (ANI)

11 deaths at state-run home: Congress blasts Rajasthan Govt. May 1, 4:34 pm
New Delhi, May 1 (ANI): In an attempt to corner the Rajasthan Government over the death of seven children in a state-run rehabilitation home, the Congress Party on Sunday alleged that the entire incident took place due to 'criminal neglect' and saidChief Minister Vasundhara Raje-led dispensation cannot be allowed to 'shrug away from its responsibility' and put the entire blame on a 'lower level functionary'.
Full Story
Centre to send five-member expert team to assist Rajasthan Govt. May 1, 3:11 pm
New Delhi, May 1(ANI): Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare J.P. Nadda on Sunday directed for a special five-member expert team to be sent to assist the Rajasthan Government to investigate into the causes of water and food contamination that are reported to have resulted in the death of 11 specially-abled persons in the state-run home of the state government at Jamdoli in Rajasthan.
Full Story
Labourers can now relish thali at Rs. 10 in Lucknow May 1, 3:11 pm
Lucknow, May 1 (ANI): The Samajwadi Party (SP)-led Uttar Pradesh Government on Sunday inaugurated a canteen for labourers, where a 'thali' will cost Rs. 10.
Full Story
Rajnath Singh reviews U'Khand forest fire situation May 1, 3:04 pm
New Delhi, May 1 (ANI): Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday reviewed the Uttarakhand forest fire situation during his meeting with the state's Chief Secretary and concerned officers in his ministry.
Full Story
Comments