Mufti questions `silence` over graft in J&K
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Last Updated: Monday, October 24, 2011, 15:48
Srinagar: Peoples Democratic Party chief Mehbooba Mufti on Monday accused the Centre of remaining silent on the issue of corruption in Jammu and Kashmir.

"They think it is in the national interest to maintain silence, but by remaining silent they are weakening their relationship with the people of Jammu and Kashmir," she said while addressing an anti-corruption rally here.

Scores of party members led by Mehbooba and senior party legislators marched from the PDP headquarters on the Residency Road before being stopped by police near Regal Chowk here.

"Many Chief Ministers had to resign in the country and many ministers are in the jail on charges of corruption. Even Anna Hazare is asked to come clean, but when it comes to corruption in Jammu and Kashmir all the people of our country are silent," Mehbooba said addressing the rally at Regal Chowk.

"Today corruption is an issue in the entire country. Likewise it is also an issue in this state.When accountability can be demanded even from Anna Hazare, why not from this government," she said.


First Published: Monday, October 24, 2011, 15:48

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