Budget Session: Governor’s Address Clueless on Vital Issues, says Tarigami



Muhammad Yousuf Tarigami
Muhammad Yousuf Tarigami

Describing the Governor’s address as “clueless” about vital issues, senior CPI (m) leader and MLA Kulgam, Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami Thursday said that there is no mention of restoration of Article 370 to its original position, no mention of revocation of AFSPA, removal of bunkers from civilian areas and return of power projects as promised in the “Agenda of Alliance”.

Stating that the address is silent regarding political initiative focused on meaningful dialogue with all shades of political opinion in the state, Tarigami said, “there is no mention of unfortunate civilian killings in Handwara.”

Regretting that there is no mention of the devastation caused by the recent hailstorm in many parts of Kashmir valley particularly Islamabad and Kulgam districts, the CPI (m) leader said that Governor’s address is silent on implementation of Crop Insurance Scheme (CIS) and waiving off KCC loans as promised by the ruling alliance.

The Communist lawmaker further said that there is no mention of providing of 35 kg of ration @Rs 2/- per kg per month for each family despite the fact that the resolution in this regard was passed unanimously in the House in  2014 Autumn Session.

“The Governor’s address has no mention about concrete measures to be taken to deal with alarming unemployment problem, measures to implement labour laws including Minimum Wages Act, substantive measures to address the long pending demand of regularization of daily wagers, casual, ad-hoc, contractual, need based, seasonal labourers CPWs, measures for enhancement of honorarium of Anganwadi Workers & Helpers, ASHA and Mid-Day Meal workers,” he added.

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