Srinagar, Apr 14: People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has said that National Conference (NC) and Congress pursued politics of selfishness in sabotaging joint front against the BJP in Jammu and Kashmir.
Addressing people in Kujer and Reepore areas of Ganderbal on Sunday, senior PDP leader and former Minister Naeem Akhtar stated that BJP’s policy to disintegrate and divide Muslims and consolidate the Hindu Vote bank was actually facilitated in Jammu and Kashmir by Farooq Abdullah and Ghulam Nabi Azad for their very petty interests.
Akhtar said that Farooq Abdullah wanted MPship to save his skin and Ghulam Nabi Azad wanted to ensure that he gets his permanent seat in the Rajya Sabha.
“BJP would draw a blank from the state if NC and Congress had continued the spirit of the initiative by the three parties last time to form a government. If it was good then, why was it changed now?,” Akhtar asked.
He said that both Azad and Farooq Abdullah insidiously helped BJP to implement its Divide and Rule policy because Farooq Abdullah faces imminent threat of going to jail due to the infamous Cricket scam and Ghulab Nabi Azad would have lost his seat in Rajya Sabha.
The PDP leader during his tour to Ganderbal was flanked by Firdous Ahmad Tak, Ghulam Ahmad Saloora, Mohammad Yousuf Bhat, District President Bashir Ahmad, Zonal President Zahoor Ahmad Rather, Ghulam Rasool Shaheen, Corporator Waheed Dar, Bilal Ahmad Sheikh and several others.
Advisor Skandan reviews functioning of JKSRTC
SRINAGAR, SEPTEMBER 11: Advisor to Governor K Skandan today convened a meeting to review the functioning of Jammu and Kashmir State Transport Corporation (JKSRTC).
The meeting was attended by Financial Commissioner Finance, Arun Kumar Mehta, Principal Secretary Transport Department, Asgar Hassan Samoon, Managing Director, JKSRTC, Bilal Ahmad Bhat and other concerned.
During the meeting, the Advisor directed the officials to take a fresh review of SRTC routes so that more buses are employed on hilly routes where overloading is reported.
The Advisor was informed that the corporation has rationally deployed vehicles in every Operational Division as per demand or convenience of the general public.
For Chenab Valley region, it was given out that in the districts of Doda, Kishtwar and Ramban, 32 vehicles are already in place and a new fleet of 33 vehicles are being inducted in Chenab Valley with the result all the left over routes of the area would be covered.
The Advisor hoped that with the measures taken, the rate of traffic related incidents would come down in the area besides upgrading mobility of the people.
He also asked the corporation to devise a plan to give wide publicity to Electric Buses so that general public would avail the facility. The meeting was also told that the time table issued for operation of the buses is being followed in letter and spirit.
The meeting also decided to put more charging stations in major districts of JK so that all the designated routes would be made operational.
The Advisor directed the JKSRTC to hold an internal audit of accounts at the earliest and conduct a board meeting so that remaining issues are sorted out. He also asked for status of installing, monitoring and tracking devices in SRTC buses for better financial discipline in the working of organisation.
The meeting also decided to have an efficient Fuel Management System to save the government exchequer.
The meeting was told that the corporation started regular night bus service with effect from August 5 from Srinagar to Jammu and vice versa for the convenience of the public.
Srinagar administration makes arrangements to facilitate registration for GATE exam
SRINAGAR, SEPTEMBER 11: The Srinagar administration has made arrangements to facilitate registration of aspirants for the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering or GATE 2020.
Three counters with operators have been set up at the Tourist Reception Centre Srinagar as part of the arrangement.
The administration has asked the aspirants to feel free to approach the centre and avail the facility.
Militant killed in Sopore gunfight
A militant was gunned down by security forces in the Sopore district of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday, two days after police busted a module of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) in the valley.
The militant was gunned down following a brief shootout, said Jammu and Kashmir police.
“Sopore update: In a brief shootout one militant was killed in #Sopore. Further details shall follow,” tweeted Kashmir Zone Police.
According to sources, the militant belonged to LeT and was active in the valley.