National Conference and its ally Islamia School the opposition party in Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC) Kargil have moved no confidence motion against Congress led Council allegedly for its failure on developmental front.
In September last year the Congress along with its alliance had formed the Government for LAHDC Kargil with its Leader Haji Asgar Ali Karbalai elected as the Chairman/Chief Executive Councilor of LAHDC Kargil.
Talking to a local news gathering agaency, Kachoo Ahmad Ali Khan, the National Conference councilor in LAHDC Kargil said: “Alhaj Asgar Ali Karbalai the chief executive councilor has failed on almost every front. He has no influence in civil secretariat and had resorted to vengeance against NC affiliated officers and officials. He would transfer NC affiliated officers and officials to far off places like Leh and Baramulla.”
Khan said that both NC and its ally Islamia School were monitoring the performance of Karbalai for the last five months but he has ‘failed’ on every front. “Karbalai failed in providing basic amenities to people of Kargil. People in Kargil are facing acute shortage of essential commodities like ration, kerosene oil, sugar and above all there is no electricity,” he alleged.
The NC councillor further said that National Conference Kargil unit supported the Congress led LAHDC Kargil on the directions of party high command but with the passage of time, it proved a marriage of inconvenience. “The NC was under tremendous pressure from Congress state leadership to make its Kargil unit support Congress led LAHDC Kargil. But it ultimately led to a political quagmire where we had no other option but to move a no confidence motion against LAHDC Kargil,” Khan observed.
Earlier in the morning, 11 councilors including eight from NC and three from Islamia School Kargil submitted their no confidence motion before the office of deputy commissioner Kargil who is also the Chief Executive Officer LAHDC Kargil. But the DC was not in his office. “We left the copy of the motion at DC’s office and we are scheduled to see him day after tomorrow personally,” said Haji Mohammad Haneefa Jan, Islamia School councilor in LAHDC Kargil told KNS. He said that NC and its ally have now requested the deputy commissioner to call the general council meeting of the LAHDC Kargil so that they can prove their majority.
“Presently we have 16 councilors which included eight Councilors elected on NC mandate, three Independent Councilors backed by Islamia School, Kargil, four nominated Councilors and one independent (Syed Arman) where as two other independent councilor and one from Congress party have said they will extend their support,” informed Haji Mohammad Haneefa Jan, the NC councilor.