JKNPP MLA moves privilege motion against revenue department
Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party legislator Balwant Singh Mankotia on Thursday moved a breach of privilege motion and contempt of legislature before the Speaker, state Assembly against the revenue department.
The Panthers Party legislator alleged that the revenue department officials supplied wrong information and misled the House in a reply given by the revenue minister to a question raised by him.
However taking serious view of the allegation by Mr Mankotia, Speaker Mohammad Akbar Lone said strict action would be taken against the erring official and directed the secretary Legislative Assembly to ask officials concerned to furnish reply, an official statement quoted.
Mr Mankotia in his privilege motion said that legislature is the most sacrosanct institution in a democratic country and most sacred duty of all government functionaries is to ensure due compliance with all decisions taken in the legislature and to duly honour all commitments and assurances held out in the Legislative Assembly.
The defiance of the officials concerned who not only provided wrong information to the Minister for Revenue Raman Bhalla but also to the House and colluded with culprits by defending them and causing loss to the state by not acting against illegal encroachers despite Assembly assurances is a highly contemptuous act which needs to be noted by the Legislative Assembly, the statement said.