Omar Agrees To Relook At Admn Unit Report

Omar Agrees To Relook At Admn Unit Report

12 February 2014
The Tribune (Chandigarh)


Jammu: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today admitted that some deserving areas were left out in the recently prepared report of the Cabinet Sub-Committee (CSC) on creation of administrative units. The Chief Minister announced that the government would constitute a committee of experts to identify deserving ignored areas. Winding up discussions on the motion of thanks for the Governor for his address to the joint session of both Houses of the legislature on February 10, Omar said the panel would submit its report within three months to present it before the Cabainet for approval. He said the government would constitute the panel without any political consideration. “I appreciate the members of the Cabinet Sub-Committee, led by the Deputy Chief Minister, for visiting every nook and corner of the state and finalising the report regarding creation of administrative units, taking into consideration norms and other parameters. However, it is being felt that the genuine claim of a few areas, which have not found place in the report, needs consideration so that justice is delivered to the people,” he said. While paying his gratitude to Governor NN Vohra for delivering the address, the Chief Minister expressed dismay over the behaviour of the principal opposition party, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), for disturbing discipline and decorum of the joint session and compelling the Governor to shorten his speech. Omar said the PDP was used to creating pandemonium in the House as they did not tolerate truth about peace and development which had rooted fast in the state during the last five years and was visible on the ground. “It is painful and shameful that the members of this party (PDP) created an unpalatable and disturbing situation in the joint session of the two Houses and disturbed the address of the Governor,” he said. He said the members of the party were of the wrong notion that their habit of noise making, furniture breaking and dancing on the tables in the well of Houses earned them praise. He termed the PDP and the BJP as propagandist parties, nurturing on fooling the people through misinformation and falsehood. He said both parties were hobnobbing secretly and hatching conspiracies against democratic forces in the state. Omar referred to the decision of the Army to look into the Machil killings and appreciated it. He, however, said the decision of the Army regarding closing of the Pathribal case needed a revisit. He said some innocents had been killed in the incident and justice demanded that the culprits were identified and punished. “I am not satisfied with the decision of the Army to close the case,” he said. The Chief Minister castigated the BJP for carrying the false bogey of abrogation of Article 370 whenever the elections drew near saying it slept over the issue when in power. He said like the PDP, the BJP wanted to contest the elections by raising a false propaganda.