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PDP’s coalition partner wants PSC to be ‘transparent, accountable’

Mudassir Kuloo

Srinagar, Apr 07: People’s Democratic Party’s coalition partner, BJP, passed a resolution on Thursday questioning the role of the Public Service Commission (PSC).
The BJP and Jammu-based parties have been accusing the PSC for being biased in the selection process.
The resolutions, passed in the BJP’s state executive committee meeting in Jammu, say that functioning of PSC should be “transparent and accountable”.
BJP has questioned the role of premier recruiting agency of the state despite being part of the coalition government.
It has expressed concern over “systematic illegal settlement” of Rohingyas and Bangladeshis in Jammu, which BJP said was against “our national interest”.
“Working committee recommends to the government to constitute committee headed by a sitting High Court Justice to enquire into the circumstances leading to their settlement and fix responsibilities of persons involved in this anti national activity,” the resolution reads.
The saffron party has asked the Rohingyas to leave Jammu and claiming them to be threat to the “national interest”.
The BJP has applauded the policy “adopted and pursued by government of India against Pakistan and separatists”.
“Prime Minister has been successful in isolating Pakistan from world community for encouraging, breeding and feeding terrorism,” the resolution reads.
It says that attacks on its party workers only “strengthen our resolve to spread the party ideology in the valley”.
“We all appreciate and praise all our leaders and workers who have displayed exemplary courage and are working tirelessly, unmindful of their personal security, to keep the party flag high and ensure the bloom of lotus across all districts of Kashmir,” it reads.
It claimed that separatists were “losing” ground and common Kashmiri “questioning their antecedents”.
“Working Committee appeals the civil society Kashmir to defeat the nefarious designs of anti-national forces,” it says, claiming that attacks only further strengthen BJP resolve to “spread the nationalist ideology in the valley”.
It has praised its leaders and workers, who have displayed “exemplary courage and are working tirelessly, unmindful of their personal security to keep the party flag high and ensure the bloom of lotus across all districts of Kashmir”.
It also demanded withdrawn of FIRs registered during amaranth land row agitation.
BJP wants that delimitation, West Pakistan refugees, Kashmiri pundits and other minorities, rotation of reserved seats, holding of panchayat and urban local bodies’ polls should be taken on priority, it reads