Former Minister and Member AICC Mr. Abdul Gani Vakil today stressed upon the Government to ascertain and evaluate the assets raised by all the Politicians, Ministers, Former Ministers, Legislators, Ex. Legislators and bureaucrats viz. a viz. their known source of income and put the facts and figures in public domain. He said that it is the need of hour to do the same because the menace of corruption has now reached to a level where it has endangered the coexistence and harmony amongst the various sections in the society and same needs to be tackled seriously. Mr. Vakil urged Chief Minister to constitute an independent commission to probe into the assets of politicians, ministers, ex. ministers and bureaucrats. Constitution of an independent commission will create fear among corrupt elements and they will restrain themselves from corrupt practices. AICC Member said that masses are at the verge of losing faith in the system and for its restoration initiating of such type of measures is important. Mr. Vakil underscored the importance of curbing corrupt practices at every level in the system and said that confiscating of disproportionate assets must be a primary tool of deterrence and a strong curbing measure. He lauded the role of former Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad in enacting strong legislation against the corrupt elements. He further said that Corruption generally infuses alienation, dejection and revolt in the minds of masses and undoubtedly render them violent and soft targets for exploiters. He urged that Government is duty bound to prove its writ in tackling the same from top to bottom and taking an exemplary stand against corrupt people particularly at the helm of affairs in the state. Mr. Vakil was addressing various public meetings at Hamam Markoot, Sein and Ladoora in Rafiabad District Baramulla.
While addressing the gathering Former Minister said that despite all odds Congress is capable to maintain and preserve the secular fabric of the country and it has been the precedence of our party to safeguard the interests of every community particularly of backwards and downtrodden minorities, which is the reason that it is alive in the hearts and minds of people since centuries but for strengthening party’s base and overall acceptability it is mandatory for the party to chose and field candidates in future elections with care and caution and keep at bay those leaders who’s credentials are blotted with corruption or communalism. He said that rise of Aam Admi Party in Delhi elections must serve as an eye opener for each and every political party in the country particularly for congress. He said that Congress must convene discussions and deliberations to find out reasons for debacle in four states. He urged high command to have introspection over the debacle and admit that the shadow of corruption is responsible for decline in party’s popularity. Vakil said that to uphold and maintain the party popularity and image urgency of showing door to every tainted person must be understood and decisions in this behalf must be independent of strength and status of the inpidual. He said that weeding out corruption in the system is going to be a crucial and decisive factor in forthcoming elections.Mr. Vakil reiterated that that Congress party has no regional or religious priorities but have an aim and objective to develop J&K State as a model state and the projects announced and launched by Mr.Gh. Nabi Azad regime would be completed and dedicated within shortest possible time period for masses.Besides others who addressed the gathering include Sr. Congress leaders Ghulam Nabi Shah, Haji Mohammad Afzal Khan, Pandit Brij Nath Nehru and several others.