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Protest against Mehbooba for having wasted state exchequer
1/7/2021 10:40:17 PM

Early Times Report

Jammu, Jan 7: An RTI response has revealed that Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Democratic Party chief Mehbooba Mufti spent around Rs 82 lakh in the six-month span, i.e. from January to June 2018, when she was the Chief Minister of the erstwhile state of J&K.
The amount was spent for the purpose of the refurbishment of her official residence at Srinagar's Gupkar Road, added the response. It further said that the expenditure was all paid by the Government of India.
The workers of Dogra Front & Shiv Sena under the leadership of president Ashok Gupta took out protest rally in Jammu city against Mehbooba Mufti for wasting exchequers funds. Party workers raised slogans Mehbooba Mufti Jawab do, Jawab Do.
In March 28, 2018, Mehbooba Mufti spent Rs 28 lakh for purchasing carpets. The former J&K CM spent over Rs 25 lakh on various items, including LED TVs worth Rs 22 lakh, in June 2018 alone.
As per RTI response dated September 1, 2020, there were expenses worth Rs 14 on January 30, 2017. The items purchased included a garden umbrella worth Rs 2,94,314. Bed sheets worth Rs 11,62,000 were bought on February 22, 2018. In March 2018, Mufti spent around Rs 25 lakh on furniture and Rs 28 lakh on carpets. Cutlery items worth Rs 40 lakh were bought from August 2016 to July 2018.
Ashok Gupta said that this is one of the advantages of the removal of Article 370 that the RTI came in to existence which revealed such great wastage of exchequer money.
He further stated that the money which Mehbooba Mufti wasted could have been used to improve the bad condition of the infrastructure in the state.
The state of Jammu & Kashmir which is a revenue deficit state and use to rely upon centre for everything, spending 82 lakhs of umbrellas, bed sheets, cutlery just shows how insensitive the CM was.
A state where the people face the harshest winters spending session like these is like rubbing salt on their wounds.
At last he stated that it should be checked wither the furnishing products and cutlery is all at the official residence or has been cleared out by the Mufti as they have been bought from public money. All the previous CM regimes should be enquired that how much money has been waged on these futile expenses. The party people who were present at the time of protest were Nanku, Vijay, Rakesh, Ajay, Dinesh, Bantu, Naresh, Prem, Kalu, Vishal, Kirti, Abhishek and various others were present.
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