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Why can’t politicians’ kin compete for jobs, PDP asks “propagandists”

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Job to Madni’s son…

Srinagar, Feb 24: Reacting to  the opposition charges and tirade on social media against it over the selection of party vice-president’s son for Executive Officer’s job in KVIB, Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) on Saturday said a “malicious and baseless propaganda has been launched against some of its senior voices.”

PDP’s Srinagar district president and MLC Mohammad Khurshid Alam said in a statement here said those levelling “baseless accusations” against a veteran political voice of the state are suffering from “mental bankruptcy” and are making “desperate attempts to grab headlines at a time when government’s objective and transparent functioning is hailed by one and all.”

Without naming PDP vice-presidents Sartaj Madni, whose son has made it to the selection list of Executive Officers in KVIB or party general secretary Peerzada Mansoor Hussain, whose nephew also figures in the waiting list for the job, Alam said those individuals involved in the “hate campaign against a senior PDP leader and veteran politician should come clear about whether the children of those who are in politics have a right to sit in competitive exams and job interviews and qualify them.

“Either these politicians should put forth a clear demand that the children of political leaders should be barred from appearing in any job interviews or they should shun such politics of character assassination and launching malicious and baseless propaganda,” Alam said.

He maintained it is a well-known fact in the entire state as to how the kith and kin of those at the helm in the previous regime have made great fortunes, and how the children of the past ministers were the agents of their fathers in “collecting commission or sanctioning work contracts”. He said these facts are open secrets, known to even the toddlers.

“PDP has always been prioritising to make the system incorruptible and transparent, allowing little chances for the dispensation to institutionalize corruption,” he claimed.

“We challenge those who level such serious accusations against our selfless leadership to prove a single charge or quit politics,” Alam said.

“Not a single instance could be proven against the senior PDP leaders of taking undue advantages of their positions,” Alam said, and added that the Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, in the all India survey done recently, figured as the one possessing lowest assets among all the chief ministers of India.

“The PDP leadership has always stood for the people and their well-being and hasn’t ever undermined the institutions of fair-play,” PDP leader claimed and added that “seeking employment by the sons of these politicians proves beyond doubt that they have not enmassed wealth.”

He claimed that even the recruitment of the Class-IV jobs in the state has been done via the recruitment boards and “no blue-eyed was allowed to even interfere in the selection process, leave alone making it to the list.

“The end of corruption and rebuilding people’s faith in the institutions of impartiality, integrity and justice has been PDP’s top-most priority and agenda since its inception,” Alam claimed.

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