Congress hits out at Governor Malik over remarks on SMC elections

Srinagar

Reacting to the assertions of Governor Satya Pal Malik with regard to the appointment of mayor for Srinagar Municipal Corporation, in which he has hinted that foreign-educated person would be the mayor, the Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) Vice President and MLC Gulam Nabi Monga while expressing surprise over his statement said that ongoing ULB elections has lost the credibility, as that BJP RSS has already decided as to who would be the Mayor.

He also hit out at the Governor for failing to uphold the constitutional authority of the Raj Bhavan, saying that Governor being the constitutional head of the state should not play in the hands of BJP RSS.

In a statement Monga said it was surprising to see that such irresponsible statement has come from none other than the Governor of the state and sought clarity from Governor Malik over his assertions, like that, the statement is going to cause severe damages to electoral exercise currently underway in the State.

He said Congress Party believes that the BJP RSS has decided as to who would be the Mayor of Srinagar SMC and the Governor has been assigned the task to complete the process before the outcome of the ULB elections, which is something that needs to be ascertained, for the fact, the people in the State will again loose the faith in the democratic process.

BJP RSS is trying to make Raj Bhavan as a tool to decide the fate of democratic institutions, but the Congress Party will defeat their designs Monga added and said that Governor must clarify his position, like that, his assertions are detrimental to electoral exercise in the State.

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