x

Like our Facebook Page

   
Early Times Newspaper Jammu, Leading Newspaper Jammu
 
Breaking News :   DDC Ramban interacts with newly appointed BDOs | Red Tape showroom inaugurated at Gandhi Nagar | Installation ceremony of new team of Rotary Club Rajouri held | Advisor Sharma for innovative measures to boost entrepreneurship in view of COVID-19 | DSEK warns private schools against terminating staff, withholding salaries during lockdown | 424 PMAGY works proposed for 31 villages of district Udhampur | Govt evacuates 2,94,192 stranded JK residents; 2,03,678 via Lakhanpur, 90,514 through special trains | JKSSB's Portal records 4,58,030 registrations; 2,38,350 candidates submit online application so far | Kishtwar admin eyes on horticulture sector to boost farm income | Govt considering to provide additional support to COVID Warriors: Sinha | Excise Dept seizes 25 bottles of illicit liquor, booked three in Bishnah | Dr. Rajesh, Dr. Puneet elected as representatives of J&K Dermatologists at National Level | Challenging the New Kashmiri Narrative | JK to remain UT for now, hints Chief Secy | ‘Directionless’ Cong divided over supporting demand of restoring Article 370, 35-A | Admin Secy’s order of 2019 fails to get implemented so far | COVID-19 death toll reaches 459 in JK as 10 more die, 463 fresh cases reported | Mechanic to millionaires: Pappu Bhaiya makes his fortune by alleged land grabbing | 3 years on, JKPDC fails to make selection list of engineers’ public | Approved 2 yrs back, KV Ramnagar still nowhere in sight | CB teams camp in Kishtwar to probe alleged embezzlements | Munish Gupta asks government to solve problems of people of Babliana Satwari | Delhi Airport announces Air Suvidha for international flyers, JK to benefit from same | COVID-19 testing poorly managed, alleges Shopkeepers’ Association Poonch | Even after over 2 months of snow clearance, Sinthan Road yet to open for vehicular movement | Govt yet to decide on re-opening of schools : Advisor K K Sharma | NIA raids locations in Srinagar to investigate Hizbul Mujahideen links | No trace of TA rifleman, abducted in south Kashmir | 11. 61 KM stretch nearing completion; work on 4.6 KM flyover under Package II in full swing | Unkept Promises: Pandits in Kashmir battling endless wait for jobs, help, see hope in LG Manoj Sinha | Div Com reviews Independence Day arrangements in Jammu division | B’la Court convicts a man accused of extortion, criminal trespassing | Congress seeks special permission to hold functions for historic August Kranti Diwas | Day temperatures are higher in Srinagar than in Jammu, heavy rain expected from 9 to 12 August | DB seeks comments from government to end adhocism | Court rejects bail of two in murder case | Court directs registration of FIR against PDD employees | GCW Gandhi Nagar organizes e-farewell for outgoing students | Sanitization drive conducted in Ward-7 | AIBS not to hold annual congregation on Aug 13th | Zahid Malik demands KV school for Darhal | AIMCC hails appointment of new LG | | Restore 4G in conformity with SC orders: Harsh | Dr. Rajesh ,Dr. Puneet elected as representatives of J&K Dermatologists at National Level | AAP castigates JKNPP for suspending its leader | | Muskan Foundation urges donors to donate building materials for poor | NGO welcomes ban on plastic thread | RCJM elects new team | Back Issues  
 
news details
Ex-babus fail to garner votes in J&K
5/14/2019 1:10:29 AM
Ishtiyaq Ahmad

Early Times Report

Srinagar, May 13: The political parties may be a breeding ground for retired bureaucrats in Jammu and Kashmir, but these bureaucrats have failed to strike a chord with the people during elections.
Several officials after retirement joined the politics, but apparently not a single one has won the elections, placing a question mark on their overall stature among people.
In the past 15 years, several government officials after their retirement joined the politics. Those who entered into electoral fray were rejected by the people, while some prefer to take the easier route of the Upper House of the state legislature.
Take for instance, former divisional commissioner Mehboob Iqbal, who was the PDP's candidate from Bhadarweh assembly segment in 2014 polls but lost the elections.
He recently joined the National Conference.
IGP Crime, Raja Aiaz, after his retirement joined the PDP. He contested 2014 assembly elections from Uri constituency but lost to National Conference leader Mohammad Shafi Uri. Raja recently joined Sajad Lone-led Peoples Conference and was party's candidate for north Kashmir Lok Sabha constituency.
Former prominent trade union leader Mohammad Khurshid Alam joined the PDP in 2013. He unsuccessfully contested the 2014 assembly polls from Khanyar in downtown Srinagar. He was later elected member of Legislative Council.
Another former employees leader Muntazir Mohiuddin too contested the assembly polls unsuccessfully from Budgam on a PDP ticket.
Some former officials haven't joined the electoral fray but preferred to go to Legislative Council. Several bureaucrats including former chief secretaries- Vijay Bakaya and Sheikh Ghulam Rasool-, and Syed Asgar Hussain, Ghulam Qadir Pardesi, Naeem Akthar also took route of the Council.
In February this year, former trade union leader Abdul Qayoom Wani joined the PDP. He was party's candidate for Baramulla Parliamentary constituency. Former IGP, Shafqat Watali and former Secretary Irrigation and Flood Control Farooq Ahmad Shah have joined the National Conference.
Muntazir Mohiuddin who lost the 2014 assembly polls was not ready to accept that people have rejected him.
"Win or loss is at the hands of Allah. But I lost the polls from Budgam constituency only by 700 votes. Actually I wanted to contest from Khan Sahab constituency but I was told by Mufti Sahab at the eleventh hour to contest from Budgam constituency. From this constituency the PDP had got 7000 votes in 2008 polls but I got 27,500 votes," he said.
He said that post retirement politics would be difficult for those government officials who have not worked on the ground over the years.
  Share This News with Your Friends on Social Network  
  Comment on this Story  
 
 
 
Early Times Android App
STOCK UPDATE
  
BSE Sensex
NSE Nifty
 
CRICKET UPDATE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
Home About Us Top Stories Local News National News Sports News Opinion Editorial ET Cetra Advertise with Us ET E-paper
 
 
J&K RELATED WEBSITES
J&K Govt. Official website
Jammu Kashmir Tourism
JKTDC
Mata Vaishnodevi Shrine Board
Shri Amarnath Ji Shrine Board
Shri Shiv Khori Shrine Board
UTILITY
Train Enquiry
IRCTC
Matavaishnodevi
BSNL
Jammu Kashmir Bank
State Bank of India
PUBLIC INTEREST
Passport Department
Income Tax Department
JK CAMPA
JK GAD
IT Education
Web Site Design Services
EDUCATION
Jammu University
Jammu University Results
JKBOSE
Kashmir University
IGNOU Jammu Center
SMVDU