Coalition ally BJP asks CM to prosecute officials involved in graft

BJP state spokesperson S S Bijral said Mufti should prioritise prosecution in the cases pending with the GAD.

PTI
Jammu, Publish Date: Sep 25 2017 1:23AM | Updated Date: Sep 25 2017 1:23AM
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Jammu and Kashmir unit of BJP today asked Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti to give sanction to prosecute over 90 government officials named in graft cases, a day after she sought the help of state officials to eradicate corruption.

The BJP, a partner in the ruling alliance, said if the state's General Administration Department "sits over 34 cases" of corruption involving 93 government officials, which includes two IAS officers, for two years in violation of a Supreme Court order, "how can the scourge of corruption be routed from the state".

BJP state spokesperson S S Bijral said Mufti should prioritise prosecution in the cases pending with the GAD.

He said in a statement that if the prosecution process is started "the critical honest and responsive government shall find its way".

The BJP spokesman termed Mufti's statement on corruption "worrisome" and urged her to consider her role critically in providing an honest and responsive administration to people.

He said "it's the leader alone" that determines win or defeat for an operational strategy and other bench marks.