J-K: Ignored during CM's functions, NC, Congress MLAs cry foul
Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mufti Muhammad Sayeed has annoyed National Conference (NC) and Congress by ignoring their local MLAs during the recent official functions in south Kashmir.india Updated: May 14, 2015 19:48 IST
Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mufti Muhammad Sayeed has annoyed National Conference (NC) and Congress by ignoring their local MLAs during the recent official functions in south Kashmir.
Incensed NC has moved a privilege motion against the chief minister and cabinet ministers for ignoring Pahalgam MLA Altaf Keloo during a function there on Tuesday.
"Being the constitutionally elected representative of the said constituency, their wilful conduct of denying me this constitutional right is tantamount to breach of privilege of the institution (legislative assembly)," Keloo wrote to the Speaker, while seeking initiation of breach of privilege proceedings against Sayeed and his cabinet.
NC spokesman Junaid Azim Mattu alleged that though PDP's defeated candidate was invited, Keloo wasn't informed. "Mufti is playing partisan politics," said Mattu.
Congress MLA from south Kashmir's Devsar constituency has also lodged a strong protest with the government for its failure to invite him during the CM's visit on May 13.
"As per the business rules of J&K legislative assembly, every elected representative of the house must be informed and invited to official functions of every nature, but it's very surprising and embarrassing that Devsar MLA was neither informed nor invited," said a Congress spokesman.
He added J&K Pradesh Congress Committee vice-president and MLC Gulam Nabi Monga have lodged a strong protest with the government.
"The government should maintain the sanctity of both houses and stop this political victimisation of elected representatives of the opposition parties," said the Congress spokesman.
First Published: May 14, 2015 19:44 IST