Thursday, July 22, 2010

Congress asks J-K Govt. to crack down corruption, non-functioning bureaucracy

New Delhi, July 22 : The Congress Committee on Kashmir has asked the Jammu and Kashmir Government to crack down on corruption and non-functioning of a part of the bureaucracy.The Committee, which met here on Wednesday under the leadership of Congress President Sonia Gandhi, reviewed the performance of the State's coalition Government, of which the party is a constituent.It has been reported that the meeting laid emphasis on district and tehsil-level contact with the people.Union Home Minister P Chidambaram, Defence Minister A K Antony, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, and senior Congress leaders Saifuddin Soz, Karan Singh and Ahmed Patel attended the meeting.Earlier on July 17, Omar Abdullah met Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh and apprised him about the deliberations of the recently held all-party meeting in Srinagar and briefed him about the law and order situation in the State and the steps being taken to bring back normalcy in the Valley.The issues relating to creation of adequate jobs for the youths of the State were also discussed.Abdullah insisted on the need for more measures to stop inflow of funds to protesters and implementing better crowd-control techniques.He also discussed the issue of Army deployment in Srinagar.The meeting came after days of violence in the Valley caused by clashes between protesters and security forces.

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