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Probe allegations of bungling in merit-cum-means scholarship in Kulgam: Tarigami

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Srinagar, May 10: As reported by a national news channel large scale bungling have surfaced in merit-cum-means scholarship on the website of Union Ministry of Minority Affairs, where scholarships have been reportedly sanctioned against hundreds of fake names in district Kulgam.

Reacting to the report, CPI(M) leader and former MLA Kulgam, M Y Tarigami, in a statement issued today, said that it is highly unfortunate and scandalous and government must take a serious note of it.

“A credible enquiry must be initiated and those officials responsible for the fraud must be identified and punished. Such incidents are shameful and the Governor Administration is duty bound to unearth this scam,” he said.

Tarigami said that the corruption is one of the biggest issues in our state and it has spread its tentacles very deep and is at all levels affecting all spheres of life.

“The magnitude of corruption prevalent in the state is huge and rampant. The fatal diseases of corruption, bribery, nepotism and cronyism have plagued virtually most of the institutions,” added he.

He said that CPI (M) sees the fight against corruption as multi-dimensional and that only a strong and sustained mass movement can help in fighting the menace of corruption from the society.

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