On Sunday, some state politicians were rendered powerless. It was Power Development Department (PDD) who disconnected electricity connections of some “powerful and wilful” defaulter politicians.
PDD also asked them to clear the pending electricity dues immediately. The defaulter politicians whose electricity connections were disconnected include ruling National Conference and Member Parliament Mohammad Shafi Uri who has balance of Rs 129330, opposition Peoples Democratic Party MLA Rajpora, Syed Bashir Ahmad who has balance of Rs 55 thousands.
Similarly, PDP MLA Pampore Zahoor Ahmad Mir’s connections was disconnected for being the defaulter of Rs 37512, vice president state Congress Ghulam Rasool Kar for Rs 49431, PDP MLA late Abdul Aziz Zargar’s for Rs 42122, NC MLA Khalid Najeeb Sarvardi against the balance of around Rs 50 thousand and Abdul Gani Vakil’s against the balance of Rs 77317.
All these politicians quarters are situated at Tulsibagh Srinagar. PDD Assistant Executive Engineer Manzoor Ahmad confirmed to KNS that the connections were disconnected.
Meanwhile, Chief Engineer PDD Manzoor Ahmad Matoo told KNS that the drive would continue irrespective of post and position defaulters.