The CPI (M) has expressed serious concern over the day-to-day disclosures of scams and other administrative irregularities in Jammu and Kashmir. “Keeping aside the factional political considerations involved and the blame game between the heads of the departments, the government must order a thorough probe in these shocking leaks for the larger public interest,” the party said in a statement on Thursday.
The party added that the level of corruption and financial mismanagement in the state administration has reached to distressing low. “The people are shocked by the recent reports about spurious drugs carried by the print and electronic media. The cases of corruption surfacing regularly in the media unfortunately reflect a pattern and the height of vested interest,” the party said.
CPI (M) said that be it the corruption and irregularities in PHE and Irrigation Department that grabbed the attention of both the Houses of Legislative Assembly in its recently concluded session, or spurious drugs being supplied to hospitals; it seems, scams are tumbling out every day. “By now, the government should have come out with the facts on these issues of utmost importance. To the contrary there is not even a proper statement from the government on this subject. It is also ironic that there are reports that even an official included in the list of suspects is part of the departmental investigation in the spurious drug scam,” a party statement said.
It added that the silence on part of the government on this crucial issue is further adding to the doubts of people that there is a deep rooted nexus. “In order to clear these aspersions, the government must come out clear on the subject in the best interest of public,” the party demanded.