Srinagar: Ruling National Conference (NC) on Tuesday said the Opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had become a safe haven for corrupt people in Jammu and Kashmir.
"Mufti Mohammad Sayeed talks about a corruption-free society and on the other hand takes all corrupt people into his party fold who have cases pending in various anti-graft courts," Chief Minister Omar Abdullah`s political secretary Tanvir Sadiq said in a statement.
Without naming anyone, Sadiq said, from Doda to Kashmir, all ex-bureaucrats who have recently joined PDP, have cases pending against them.
Terming the PDP a "safe haven" for corrupt people, he said, "The PDP leadership continues to embarrass themselves shamelessly by getting corrupt people in their fold and still have the audacity to make ridiculous accusation against the government."
Sadiq alleged that PDP now has the "distinction" of being the only party whose majority of leaders have corruption cases against them.
"Amusingly, all these ex-bureaucrats, who have joined this party, are the same ones who were charged by the PDP regime on corruption charges when wholesale corruption, nepotism and kickbacks in purchases were order of the day," he alleged.
The National Conference-Congress coalition has created substantial means to check corruption by setting up the Vigilance Commission, re-constituting the Accountability Commission and empowering people through Right to Information Act and Public Service Guarantee Act, he said.
"This will help in identifying unscrupulous elements in the administration and then they can join the Inkpot (election symbol of PDP) party," he added sarcastically.