Ex-MLAs evicted from their accommodation in Srinagar, counselors, corporators let in
Srinagar: Ex-MLAs were on Thursday evicted from MLA Hostel in Srinagar on the directions of Governor Satya Pal Malik and Chief Secretary BVR Subramanyam.
Sources informed a local news gathering agency that Ex-MLAs including MLAs of the dissolved assembly were on Thursday evicted and the vacated rooms were allotted to newly elected counselors and corporators.
Secretary Assembly, when contacted, confirmed that the Ex-MLAs have been evicted, saying that, “The Ex-MLAs have been evicted and vacated rooms have been allotted to newly elected counselors and corporators on the directions of Governor Satya Pal Malik and Chief Secretary BVR Subramanyam. However 6-7 Ex-MLAs were allowed to retain the accommodation on the basis of security threats.”
Reacting to the eviction of Ex-MLAs, senior NC leader and former speaker assembly Mohammad Akbar Lone said, “I condemn the action as the eviction is unlawful and illegal. MLA hostel is meant for MLAs and not counselors and corporators. We are not opposed to any decision on accommodation of counselors and corporators but they can’t be offered accommodation in MLA hostel.”
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Chief Spokesman Rafi Ahmad Mir said “Eviction of Ex-MLAs from the MLA Hostel is highly objectionable and against the norms and procedures of the security categorization. We will take up the matter with the government at the highest level and ensure that Ex-MLAs who face threat to their lives are brought back to their accommodations prior to eviction from the MLAs hostel. We are not against the accommodation of counselors and corporators but they can’t be offered accommodation in MLA hostel which is meant for the accommodation of MLAs only.” KNS