State BJP Spokesperson Prof. Virender Gupta welcomed the State Accountability Commission (SAC) decision to go ahead with regular inquiry against Manohar Lal Sharma, the former Minister for cooperative, the former Commissioner/Secretary, Registrar Cooperatives and other in much publicized case of embezzlement worth crores of rupees and illegal appointments, which rejecting the motions moved by them seeking discontinuance of proceedings against them and directing them to file their response to the allegations against them.
The State Spokesperson said that SAC should also initiate action against other former minister and bureaucrats against whom the inquiry has been conducts and prima-facie cases of gross irregularities and corruption have been established.
Prof. Virender demanded that more teeth should be given to SAC and the investigation agency and Vigilance Commission should be put under his control. He said that this is essential in order the illuminate menance o corruption in the state that is causing great hindrance in the development and progress of the state which linked to providing essential amenities to the public and make the administration were sensitive and responsive to the people. He further said that during Farooq Abdullah regime Jammu & Kashmir state was rated at number two among the most corrupt states, however it stood at number one during Omar Abdullah government. He said that SAC should be given the authority to start suo-moto investigation and action against the corruption officials and ministers. However, he added that a fool proof mechanism should be put in place which ensures that men of highest attainments and integrity are appointed and it would be appropriate that SAC be renamed as Lok Pal.