Jammu and Kashmir Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh on Saturday accused “some elements” in the administration of hatching conspiracies to destabilise the PDP-BJP government and said action will be taken against the conspirators.
“A major attempt (with regard to State flag issue) was made to destabilise the government. But when we debated the issue within the government, and reaction we got from big people, I can say with confidence a big conspiracy was hatched against the government,” Mr. Singh told reporters.
While replying to a question, he said that there were conspiracies before this (flag issue) and in future “we expect such conspiracies”.
“Yesterday, an attempt was made, on which the government’s stand has come. There are some people in this administration, either they are not playing their role or they are…
“They had to play the role of informing the government, which is highest body, (on vital issue), due to which this controversy has been created. Before this, such incidents have taken place. In future, we will see what corrective measures would be taken,” Mr. Singh said.
Asked if the government would punish those responsible, Mr. Singh said, “Definitely, action would be taken. We have already said yesterday.”
He further said that we have just entered into the government. “The way the mandate has been given by the people, and the government that has been formed, we get information from press and media about the conspiracies.”
“But the way north pole and south pole (are in power) and central pole has been setup, the government has enthusiasm to work for the betterment of the people of J&K. We will continue with it,” Mr. Singh said.
He termed the PDP-BJP alliance as a beginning of a new chapter, a new experiment, despite the religious and regional divide.
“We should forget the past. People are deprived of their rights for last 67 years. There is new environment and new vision and ideology. We are honestly working for betterment of J&K and the country, we have entered into the alliance,” he said.
The Mufti Mohammad Sayeed government on Friday withdrew the controversial circular asking authorities to maintain the sanctity of the State flag, saying it was not approved by a “competent authority”.
The government said appropriate administrative action will be taken after enquiry into the circumstances leading to the issuing of this circular.
“The draft of the circular was not approved by the competent authority before issue of the same on March 12, 2015 and as such stands withdrawn with immediate effect,” an official spokesman had said on Friday.
Appropriate administrative action will be taken after enquiry into the circumstances leading to the issuing of this circular, he added.