Jammu: Opposition Peoples Democratic Party on Tuesday walked out from the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly
protesting the government`s alleged discrimination in
allocation of funds in the state.
During the Question Hour in the Assembly, senior PDP
leader and Baramulla legislator Muzaffar Hussain Baig today
raised the issue of allocation of state plan and
additional funds by the State Planning Department, which is
directly under the chief minister.
Baig, along with leader of the opposition Mehbooba Mufti
directly hit at Chief Minister and questioned how the
government had allocated additional funds under various
sectors to defeated candidates of ruling National Conference.
Amid protests and noisy scenes by the PDP members, who
stood up from their seats alleging "violations and grave
discriminations", the duo sought reply over the policy of
allocation of additional funds from the Chief Minister, who
was present in the House.
The PDP members said that under a policy formed by the
then Chief Minister Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah only MLAs and
MLCs can be allotted additional funds and there is no
provision for allotting funds to the defeated candidates.
Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ali Mohammad
Sagar intervened and said that the policy is in place but
Chief Minister has taken an initiative of also providing funds
to other public representatives in addition to MLAs and MLCs
for ensuring more development.