Govt Eroding Special Status Of J&K: Beg
12 October 2004
The Times of India
Srinagar: The provincial president of National Conference (NC) Dr Mehboob Beg has said that the coalition government is leaving no stone unturned in eroding the special status enjoyed in the state. In a statement the NC provincial president said that it is due to this reason that the top officials in the state administration are non state subjects and there is a very thin presence of the state officers. He added that all this is being done at the directions of the chief minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed who has from time to time sabotaged the special status of the state. Dr Beg said that the coalition government during its two year rule has just resorted to sloganeering and taken very less steps for the development of the people as well as state. He added that PDP has no sympathy with the people of the state while as NC is party of the people. The NC provincial president said that the coalition government has completely failed in solving the unemployment problem which has assumed alarming proportions in the state. He added that it was which provided thousands of jobs to the youth during its tenure.