‘Governor should leave issue of accountability to State legislature up to popular Govt’
Srinagar, Dec 04 (KNS): Hours after Governor Satya Pal Malik said that no changes are being made to status of J&K Bank, the mainstream regional political parties including National Conference and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) welcomed the Governor’s statement.
However, the two parties echoed mixed response on the Governor’s statement regarding re-examining the issue of accountability to State legislature.
National Conference (NC) General Secretary, Ali Muhammad Sagar told Kashmir News Service (KNS) that the statement of Governor regarding no changes in the status of JK Bank is a good move.
He said that the NC wants that the autonomous character of JK Bank must not get affected at any cost, saying that the status of JK bank should not be tampered. “This is good on the part of Govt if they will not make it the part of the prestige,” he said
Sagar while reacting on re-examining the issue of accountability to State legislature said that the decision in this regard has not been made public. “Let the Governor re-examine the decision first then only we will put forth our viewpoint,” he said.
Welcoming the statement of Governor regarding no changes in the status of JK Bank, PDP chief spokesperson, Rafi Ahmad Mir told KNS that the Governor must not tamper with the status of JK Bank.
Reacting over re-examining the issue of accountability to State legislature, Rafi Mir added that these decisions can be taken by the popular government in the State. “Governor should not take such decisions but should leave such issues up to the popular government. Our point is that the decision taken recently in SAC should be wholly reversed,” he said.
Earlier in a day, Governor said that no changes are being made to status of J&K Bank, saying that the government will re-examine the issue of accountability to State Legislature. (KNS)