KL NEWS NETWORK
Reiterating that “no Sainik colony” was being set up in the state, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti Tuesday said that “identification of land for Sainik colony for state subjects was initiated when Omar Abdullah was chief minister”.
“The issue of Sainik Colony cropped up when Omar Abdullah was chief minister. A meeting was held then, after demands from state subject Sainiks, and he had directed officials to identify land for Sainik Colony,” Mehbooba said during her address to people after inaugurating Gulshan Book shop and Coffee shop at Nehru Park in Dalgate here.
“From that time till now, no decision was taken on it,” she said.
Mehbooba said no land has been allotted for the Sainik colony though a meeting was held by the Governor N N Vohra about it.
“During a meeting with Governor (I did not attend the meeting as I was not well) he had asked the officials there was no land available in Srinagar and tell army men to find land for Sainik Colony. But no decision was taken on allotting land. And it is a fact,” she said.
Mehbooba appealed people not to pay attention to rumours that are being spread on Facebook.
“But if there are reports in newspapers, then do call me directly and ask me about the reports,” she said.
On NEET, Mehbooba said that Supreme Court had directed to hold a common exam for medical courses but “only state subjects can appear in NEET”.
On sheds for labours, she said that as per labour laws temporary sheds are to be built for labourers who migrate from one place to another during work.
The chief minister appealed to the youth to support the government in bringing peace to the state and end the period of instability.
“Tourist season has started and the tour associations should suggest those who call for Hartal that it affects livelihood of people and badly hits economy,” she said.
“We need peace and I promise you that till I govern the state we will develop it and make it prosperous,” she said.
“I will try and I have a good team of ministers who are not corruptible. We together will work for peace and development of the state. We need your support,” she said.