Keep shrine boards out of politics: Rana

Deputy CM leaves House in huff after Tassaduq agrees to Rana’s suggestion

UMER MAQBOOL
Jammu, Publish Date: Feb 13 2018 1:44AM | Updated Date: Feb 13 2018 1:44AM
Keep shrine boards out of politics: RanaFile Photo

Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singhon Monday left the Legislative Assembly in a huff after Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti’s brother and tourism minister Tassaduq Mufti conceded to the opposition demand that the bill relating to management of shrines should be referred to a select committee.

Visibly upset, Singh stormed out of the House after Tassaduq sent the bill to the select committee.

The bill was meant to facilitate MLA Billawar to become member of a board looking after management of two Hindu shrines.

Singh is MLA Billawar himself.

Before leaving the House, Singh expressed his displeasure over Tassaduq’s act to minister for Parliamentary Affairs Abdur Rehman Veeri.

He  did not return to the House and stayed away during remaining proceedings to  protest over Tassaduq’s act.

When “The Jammu and Kashmir Shri Mata Sukharala Devi Ji Shrine and Shri Mata Bala Sundari Shrine (Ammendment) bill 2018” was tabled in the House, NC’s Devinder Singh Rana opposed its provision that allowed appointment  of local MLA as member of the Board.

“Today he (Nirmal Singh) is the MLA. He may be MLA again and thereafter there may be somebody else who may be MLA,” he said, adding that boards should be kept out of politics.

“My humble suggestion to the House and government is that let us not bring politics into Boards.  As and when the boards have been isolated from politics, they have done very well and served public, “he said.

He said this would create a precedent and open gate for MP Udhampur and MLA Reasi to become members of Mata Vaishno Devi Board.

“We should not create a precedent that would allow politicians to become members of these boards,” he said.

Other opposition MLAs also support Rana’s views, saying “we should keep shrine boards insulated from politics.”

Latest News

  1. Militants offer gun-salute to slain associate on fourth death anniversary in Pulwama
  2. Militants offer gun-salute to slain associate on fourth death anniversary in Pulwama
  1. Restrictions imposed in Hiranagar area of Kathua after rally to support rape-and-murder accused
  2. Restrictions imposed in Hiranagar area of Kathua after rally to support rape-and-murder accused
  1. Militants fire shots, escape search operation in south Kashmir's Shopian
  2. Militants fire shots, escape search operation in south Kashmir's Shopian
  1. 'Repressive measures cannot break resolve of Kashmiri people for freedom’: Mirwaiz
  2. 'Repressive measures cannot break resolve of Kashmiri people for freedom’: Mirwaiz
  1. Central Kashmir: Soibugh resident shot dead near Air Force Station laid to rest amid pro-freedom slogans
  2. Central Kashmir: Soibugh resident shot dead near Air Force Station laid to rest amid pro-freedom slogans
  1. Mehbooba e-inaugurates Passport Seva Kendra for Anantnag
  2. Mehbooba e-inaugurates Passport Seva Kendra for Anantnag
  1. Ayodhya case: Three plaintiffs rule out out-of-court settlement
  2. Ayodhya case: Three plaintiffs rule out out-of-court settlement
  1. Documents show larger conspiracy behind Gandhi's murder, SC told
  2. Documents show larger conspiracy behind Gandhi's murder, SC told
  1. Baramulla Head Post Office Superintendent contradicts CM, says 'no space for passport kendra'
  2. Baramulla Head Post Office Superintendent contradicts CM, says 'no space for passport kendra'
  1. JKLF chief Yasin Malik discharged from SKIMS, condemns killing of Soibugh resident
  2. JKLF chief Yasin Malik discharged from SKIMS, condemns killing of Soibugh resident
  1. Army school student bags silver in Wushu at international event
  2. Army school student bags silver in Wushu at international event
  1. Family of Kashmir man needing kidney transplant says no more donations needed
  2. Family of Kashmir man needing kidney transplant says no more donations needed
  1. Central Kashmir: Soibugh shuts against killing of elderly man
  2. Central Kashmir: Soibugh shuts against killing of elderly man
  1. Irrespective of caste, creed, sex, religion India is one: Naidu
  2. Irrespective of caste, creed, sex, religion India is one: Naidu
  1. Kashmir pellet victims seek societal help to end their plight, say only a dozen-odd given govt jobs
  2. Kashmir pellet victims seek societal help to end their plight, say only a dozen-odd given govt jobs
  1. Jammu and Kashmir: Four Hajin residents booked under PSA, shifted to Jammu jail
  2. Jammu and Kashmir: Four Hajin residents booked under PSA, shifted to Jammu jail
  1. Cricket could improve relations between India and Pakistan: Afridi
  2. Cricket could improve relations between India and Pakistan: Afridi
  1. Man shot dead near Air Force Station identified as Soibugh resident
  2. Man shot dead near Air Force Station identified as Soibugh resident
  1. Saudi Arabia allows women to open their business ventures without male consent
  2. Saudi Arabia allows women to open their business ventures without male consent
  1. Israel foils assassination of Defense Minister: Security agency
  2. Israel foils assassination of Defense Minister: Security agency
  1. Pak charges Rs 2.86L as route navigation charges on PM flights
  2. Pak charges Rs 2.86L as route navigation charges on PM flights
  1. Imran Khan ties the knot for the third time, marries spiritual guide Bushra Maneka
  2. Imran Khan ties the knot for the third time, marries spiritual guide Bushra Maneka
  1. BAT attack 'foiled' in Poonch; Intruder killed, two soldiers injured
  2. BAT attack 'foiled' in Poonch; Intruder killed, two soldiers injured
  1. Saudi introduces free visa for foreign scientists
  2. Saudi introduces free visa for foreign scientists
  1. Microsoft's Bing to gain as Google kills 'view image' button
  2. Microsoft's Bing to gain as Google kills 'view image' button
  1. 'Mentally-challenged' person shot dead near Air Force station in central Kashmir
  2. 'Mentally-challenged' person shot dead near Air Force station in central Kashmir