BJP leaders looting public money in collusion with corrupt officers: Harsh Dev

Jammu, November 03 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party (JKNPP) Chairman, Harsh Dev Singh, has said that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders are looting the tax payers’ money in collusion with the corrupt officers.

According to Kashmir Media Service, he was referring to the illegal occupation of Estates mansions and Ministerial bungalows by BJP leaders besides retention of government vehicles by them without any entitlement.

Harsh Dev Singh said despite the fact that the so-called Assembly was dissolved in 2018 and Ministers and Members of Legislative Assembly having ceased to exist, it was shocking to note the continued encroachment of public properties by the former legislators of BJP without any lawful authority due to the shelter provided to them by the corrupt bureaucrats of IIOJK.

“Not only were BJP leaders unlawful encroachers but even the High Court too had directed repeatedly for their eviction with recovery of penal rent from them for the period they overstayed in the said premises. The J&K bureaucrats however had allowed the said leaders to continue to hold possession of the said public premises in their desperation to keep the BJP and JKAP (Jammu and Kashmir Apni Party) leaders in good humour. Not only the Estates Bungalows but the security vehicles and PSOs (Personal Security Officers) were also being allotted purely on political considerations,” he said.

Harsh Dev Singh pointed out that all the ex-MLAs and ex-Ministers of BJP and JKAP were provided security vehicles and huge paraphernalia of security personnel while denying bare minimum security to leaders of other parties. He said that top leadership of recognized political parties has been divested of their due security by withdrawing their escorts, vehicles as well as security PSOs. He said only last year a report had been made public that a BJP worker of Kashmir had been provided as many as ten PSOs. Likewise many other people had been provided huge security at public expense in the most arbitrary manner purely on the whims and fancies of the helmsmen, he added.