The opposition comprising National Conference and Congress on Tuesday staged a walkout over what they call government’s “callous approach” in plight of border residents hit by recent shelling and the worsening security situation in Kashmir valley.
According to the KNS correspondent, as the proceedings started in the assembly the opposition members raised the issue and demanded a statement from Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti. As government did not respond to the opposition demand the entire opposition walked out from the house in protest.
Talking to reporters outside the assembly complex senior National Conference leader Ali Mohd Sagar said ” Cental government says it has sent crores of rupees for the construction of bunkers in border areas but Chief Minister says that there is no need of bunkers in the border areas. Contradictions between the centre and state makes it imperative for the Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti to make a statement in the house and clarify her government’ position. Chief Minister should also come up with explanations over attacks on police stations ahead of republic day celebrations’.
Talking to reporters outside the assembly complex senior Congress leader and MLA Bandipora Usman Majeed said ‘people are dying on borders and situation in Kashmir is not improving. Chief Minister should let the house know about the measures her government is taking to mitigate the sufferings of the people’.