Srinagar 9 March (KNB): As the elected District Development Council (DDC) members of all parties of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir staged a protest against the Government orders about their honorarium and protocol at Jammu; President of Jammu and Kashmir Peoples’ Conference Sajad Gani Lone said that Bureaucrats will never facilitate democracy and they will see elected members as a threat to them.
Sajad Gani Lone, through his verified twitter account said that the DDC protocol powers are disappointment and humiliation.
“DDC protocol powers disappointment – humiliation. Problem is the new stakeholder created by the union Govt post August 5- BUREAUCRAT Ever powerful,” Lone Tweeted, adding that, “He/she will never facilitate democracy. will c anybody elected by people as a threat.”
The tweet further said that this is simple analysis and no rocket science.
Pertinent to mention that earlier, all elected DDC members from PC, NC, PDP, BJP, JK Congress and other parties—who had gathered to attend a training programme organised by Rural Development Department—staged a protest outside the convention centre at Jammu against the Government orders about their honorarium and protocol.
The protestors raised slogans against the order and said that the bureaucrats don’t want DDC members to have powers at par with the MLA’s, adding that the orders were issued without consulting them (DDC Members). (KNB)