NC MLAs boycott meeting

Srinagar, Publish Date: May 22 2018 10:58PM | Updated Date: May 22 2018 10:58PM
NC MLAs boycott meeting

National Conference MLAs from Srinagar on Tuesday boycotted a crucial meeting here called by the government to discuss Srinagar's Master Plan.

Officials said that the minister for housing and urban development had called a meeting at the civil secretariat to decide on some crucial issues pertaining to the ongoing revamp of the Srinagar's Master Plan and to take necessary feedback.

But sources said that the NC MLAs from Srinagar constituency boycotted the meeting. In Srinagar, five Assembly constituencies are led by ruling PDP, while three belong to NC.

National conference MLA from Eidgah constituency Mubark Gul confirmed that the NC MLAs boycotted the meeting. “All of us were of the opinion that the presentation should be given in the SKICC or Banquet hall here in Srinagarm but they turned down our request and called meeting in the civil secretariat,” Gul said.

Ali Muhammad Sagar said that he informed the concerned minister about their decision of not attending the meeting. “First of all we were not given the draft of the master plan, secondly it was a breach of protocol as officers were listed ahead of MLAs,” Sagar said..Another MLA Shamima Firdous also confirmed that she boycotted the meeting.

Minister of State for Housing and Urban Development Asiea Naqash said “it was unfortunate that the MLAs boycotted the meeting.” “They should have attended the meeting to put forward their suggestions. Government is sincere in implementation of the Srinagar master plan. We will invite Dr Farooq Abdullah Sahab for his suggestions. We feel feels that his suggestions would be very useful,” Asiya Naqash maintained. KNS

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