Corruption the biggest enemy of the State: Vakil

Jammu, December 24 (Scoop News) –Former Minister and Member AICC Abdul Gani Vakil today said that neither a self rule proposal of the People’s Democratic Party nor autonomy of National Conference can resolve Kashmir issue. They have to understand that Kashmir issue can only be resolved when all the parties including separatists will sit together taking into consideration the aspirations of all the three regions then only a genuine solution will come out by consensus. Resolution of Kashmir issue is enshrined in collective wisdom of the parties concerned, a criterion which the self-rule or autonomy proposal does not fulfill.

He said Congress will not allow anybody to use Kashmir issue to change the fortunes or misfortunes of political exploiters. “Kashmir issue cannot be treated as commodity on which dirty politics can be played,” added Vakil. 
 Vakil was addressing a Convention organized by INTUC at Jammu today which was presided over by Sr. Vice President INTUC Jugal Kishore Sharma. 

While addressing the gathering Vakil said that Article 370 is to be strengthened and those communal forces bent upon dividing the state are to be kept at bay. He said divisive forces favoring abrogation of Article 370 were the enemies of state and were trying weakening state’s relation with Centre but he asserted that Congress will leave no stone unturned in defeating evil designs of those forces who are conspiring to weaken Article 370.
Describing corruption as the biggest enemy of the State Vakil said “corruption and nepotism” would have to be fought with firm hands in Jammu and Kashmir, Vakil said there is no room for such people and asked Omar Abdullah to implement law under which during the tenure of Ghulam Nabi Azad, properties of corrupt officials whose assets were proved to be more than their known source of income were seized. “It was because of the introduction of such stringent laws that Jammu and Kashmir State which was once considered as most corrupt state had scaled down to number 20. However, the situation has again reached back to square ones and we are being considered as number two in the list which is quite unfortunate,” He urged Chief Minister to proceed against corrupt in a no-nonsense manner and strengthen the institutions like SAC, SVC which have been rendered defunct by the stay orders got by those ministers and bureaucrats whose cases are pending in these commissions in order to prevent them from investigating their ill gotten wealth and unfortunate part of it is that these institutions have not been given full staff till today which was required under the law.

Addressing the gathering Ex. MP Shri Janak Raj Gupta urged government to give up confrontational path towards Government employees.