Nirmal Singh’s remarks against Army ‘highly irresponsible’: Congress

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SRINAGAR: Congress has questioned Modi government and BJP high command for their silence over the “serious issue of violations of security norms while carrying on an unauthorised construction near Army Ammunition Depot Nagrota, despite serious objections by Army authorities”.
The party also questioned the “highly irresponsible and objectionable remarks” by Nirmal Singh, speaker of the state assembly, against the Army, when asked to desist from violating norms.
In a statement, JKPCC chief spokesperson Ravinder Sharma questioned the BJP government at New Delhi and party’s high command for failing to take action against its leaders especially in the wake of “highly insensitive remarks” against Army.
“Nirmal Singh reacted in a most insensitive and irresponsible manner against the Army in the media, which has sent a very wrong signal. His statement is being exploited by the anti-India forces having been from a person sitting on a highly responsible and respected constitutional institution,” Sharma said.
“The criminal silence of the Modi government and BJP high command and failure to take action shows that they can go to any extent to shield their own party men,” he added.
The Congress spokesperson also sought an enquiry by an independent agency into the entire land episode including the huge advancing of loans by J&K Bank to the high profile company which has turned NPA for the bank.
“The poor unemployed youth, small business man and farmers have to run from pillar to post to get meagre loans from the Bank and in default of repayment, the banks chases them to the last, but why no adequate action has been taken in the regard,” he said.