Speaker Puts Govt on Notice over Roshni Act, Directs it to Hold Enquiry into ‘Bungling’



Kavinder Gupta
Speaker Legislative Assembly, Kavinder Gupta

Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly Speaker on Saturday directed PDP-BJP government to hold enquiry into “reported bungling into Roshni Act”.

Earlier, in the day during Question Hour, Revenue Minister Syed Basharat Bukhari, had asserted that the government was “serious in looking into the matter and reviewing the Roshni Act”.

Right wing BJP Kathua Lawmaker, Rajiv Jasrotia had asked government to reveal the, number of people and amount J&K state had acquired from beneficiaries of Roshni scheme.

However, the BJP lawmaker is not satisfied with the government response. “The written reply I have been given is not sufficient and is wrong,” Jasrotia told the house. “I don’t understand why government was not revealing the complete data.”

“I too had asked some questions,” Speaker Gupta told the house, “I direct the government to hold an immediate enquiry into the Roshni Act”.

Jasrotia was supported by majority of BJP lawmakers besides, PDP’s Sonwar Lawmaker, Mohammad Ashraf Mir and Yawar Mir who represents Rafiabad assembly segment.

Jasrotia claimed that J&K Government has “only acquired Rs 75 Cr from Roshni cases”. “The cases which have been done by subsequent governments under Roshni should have added Rs 2500 Cr to state kitty,” he told the house, “but what has happened needs to be investigated.”


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