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Patronising corruption hallmark of Omar govt, says PDP

india Updated: Aug 04, 2013 12:59 IST
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Former deputy chief minister and senior leader of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Muzaffar Hussain Beig said that patronising corruption, shielding accused involved in scams, undermining autonomous institutions are the only noticeable achievements of Omar Abdullah-led present government.

Addressing a function at Poonch, as part of foundation day celebrations of the party, Beig said that in the past five years, chief minister Omar Abdullah-led regime has done nothing to minimise miseries of the people.

"There is corruption everywhere, anti-graft institutions such as state accountability commission (SAC) has been made non functional virtually through the government's deceit tactics," Beigh said.

He said that instead of taking action against ministers, who are involved in corruption, the government has brazenly been involved into shielding corrupt elements.

Former deputy CM said PDP was formed in 1999 with the aim to restore and uphold dignity and honour of every resident in Jammu and Kashmir.

"There was a sense of fear and insecurity among people, when PDP was formed, but the party with its pro-peace agenda created a sense of security and also restored dignity of the common masses," Beigh said.

He said that PDP facilitated dialogue between India and Pakistan and convinced both countries to take some concrete confidence building measures (CBM) to restore lasting peace in the region.

"The biggest achievement of the PDP was that it had convinced both India and Pakistan to take some bold confidence building measures (CBMs) to establish lasting peace in this region," he said and mentioned the historic rally of the then Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee at Srinagar, in which Vajpayee had extended friendship towards Pakistan.