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Conspiracies being hatched to destabilise state govt: J-K dy CM

Jammu and Kashmir deputy chief minister Nirmal Singh on Saturday accused "some elements" in the administration of hatching conspiracies to destabilise the PDP-BJP government and said action will be taken against the conspirators. He said the circular issued on March 12, mandating the hoisting of state flag, was issued without taking the approval of the chief minister and the deputy chief minister.

india Updated: Mar 14, 2015 18:46 IST
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Jammu and Kashmir deputy chief minister Nirmal Singh on Saturday accused "some elements" in the administration of hatching conspiracies to destabilise the PDP-BJP government and said action will be taken against the conspirators. He said the circular issued on March 12, mandating the hoisting of state flag, was issued without taking the approval of the chief minister and the deputy chief minister.

"Issuing a circular without the approval of CM and Dy CM is a serious matter. It seems some elements in the administration are trying to destabilise the government. We will find out who issued this circular," said the deputy CM.

The circular was issued by the general administration department (GAD) headed by the chief minister. Even though the fresh circular to rescind the earlier was issued on Friday evening, the earlier circular is still available on the webstie of the GAD.

The state has separate Constitution and separate flag. The state flag is being hoisted along with the National Flag at all official buildings and official cars being used by the ministers and constitutional authorities. The two flags are hoisted along side when ministers take oath. The BJP ministers also took the oath in the same manner.

However, issuing of the circular had the potential of snowballing into another political controversy to the embarrassment of the BJP as the party had consistently objected to separate Constitution and separate flag of the state. The party has already agreed not to touch Article 370 in the common minimum programme (CMP).

"The draft of the circular was not approved by the competent authority and stands withdrawn with immediate effect," an official spokesman said here on Friday.

"Appropriate administrative action will be taken after inquiry into the circumstances leading to the issuance of this circular," said the spokesperson.

The BJP-PDP alliance has already been hit by the release of separatist Masarat Alam and the earlier statement of CM Mufti Mohammad Sayeed patting Pakistan and separatists for ensuring peaceful Assembly elections in the state.