Friday, March 9, 2012

Panthers party MLAs walk out

Panthers party MLAs walk-out on allocation of funds in Tourism sector
Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party legislators today staged a walk-out from the ongoing Assembly session over no equal distribution of funds in development of Tourism sector in the state.

JKNPP leader and MLA Harsh Dev Singh raised the issue of no equitable allocation of funds for the development of tourist spots, promoting pilgrimage tourism and developing tourism villages in the Jammu region.

Mr Singh supported by party MLAs Balwant Singh Mankotia and Yashpal Kundal created uproar in the House and asked government to pay attention towards the potential of tourism sector in Jammu region rather than spending crores in Kashmir.

‘There is arbitrary allocation of funds in Tourism sector but not on equitable note,’ Mr Harsh said and added that Government of India is sanctioning funds for development of tourism spots, boosting pilgrimage tourism and identifying tourism villages.

‘The places like Dudu-Basantgarh in Udhampur district, Chountra Mata, Narsingh temple can be developed into good tourist spots,’ the JKNPP MLA said and added in 2004, under PMRP development of Pinger and Dalsar was announced but nothing was done on ground.

Alleging that the funds for tourism were being distributed on pick and choose policy and thus the locations having potential of being developed into good tourist spots remain unexplored.

Amid ruckus, the Panthers Party legislators staged walk-out from the House.

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