Mehbooba claims DDC members from Badgam offer to resign against forceful detention

UNI

Srinagar: Former Jammu  and Kashmir Chief  Minister and Peoples  Democratic Party (PDP)  president Mehbooba  Mufti on Saturday claimed  that seven members of  District Development  Council (DDC) have  offered to resign after  they were confined at  a place in the name of  security since they won  the elections. 

However, an official  spokesman said Saturday  evening that chairman  and other members of  the DDC Badgam in the  central Kashmir called on  Advisor to Lt Governor  Baseer Ahmad Khan and  raised several issues  of public importance for  redressal. 

Mehbooba taking  to micro blogging site  Twitter, said “ Detaining  DDC members from  Budgam since 7 months  in the name of security  defeats the purpose of  their election. Held against  their will, administration  has also prevented  them from touring their  constituencies. They are  so fed up that they have  offered to resign”. 

She also posted a  video of DDC members  on her twitter handle in  which they were heard  saying they remained  confined in a hotel for the  past seven months. We  cannot meet our family  members and those who  have elected us, they  said adding they have  decided to resign if they  were not allowed to meet  their people. An official statement  issued Saturday evening  said DDC chairman,  DDC, Budgam and other  DDC members today  called on Khan and raised  several issues of public  importance for redressal. 

Chairman along with  the DDC members came  up with a memorandum  and highlighted  several important  issues concerning his  area including roads,  healthcare system,  a c c o m m o d a t i o n ,  contingency fund and  other matters relating to  their respective areas. Chairman requested  the Advisor to take  necessary steps towards  an early redressal of  issues raised by them. Advisor assured the  Chairman that all genuine  issues raised by them  will be considered and  resolved on priority.