NDA 2.0 has different plans for Kashmir
The crusade against the corruption in Jammu and Kashmir seems to have intensified since the day Bharatiya Janata Party led NDA 2.0 has returned to power with a thumping majority in the Centre. During the past one and a half month anti-graft agencies have become active in different states and Jammu and Kashmir has been a no exception. Recently, Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik took pot shots at the people who were in charges of the Forest department in Jammu and Kashmir. The Governor Malik claimed that they made “millions” and own big bungalows in posh colonies across New Delhi. He made it clear that the anti-graft agencies in J&K have been given all the powers and no one, including the “big fishes” will be spared. “There is no vendetta (against anyone). In its natural course, the way Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) is working now, we won’t let go big fishes. No one will be spared – whether he belongs to any party or however big he is. No one is big before the law. I am here. I am not going anywhere,” Malik told reporters in Srinagar. (Greater Kashmir..July 9, 2019).
The Governor Malik talking tough and straight is a clear warning to the corrupt elements that their days are numbered and anti-graft agencies would come hard on them.
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Many people believe that corruption being rampant in Jammu and Kashmir is one of the major reasons about youth being disenchanted with the system. It looks like that the people at the helm have decided to root out the corruption from the system so that the deserving get their share and they are not left out.