“Aadaab. Baat Niklegi Toh Phir Door Talak Jayegi”, But, in an attempt to retain its MLA from Lolab and former Minister, Haq Khan, who most likely to quit the party, PDP has termed him as asset for the party. The Party, launched damaged control exercise, a day after new Ministers swearing-in from both sides vis PDP and BJP.
Fearing may Mr Khan, who has been a prominent face for the Party from North Kashmir, quit the party, PDP Vice President Mohammad Sartaj Madni made a statement on May 2, praising for Mr Haq works as Minister. Moreover, the Mr Madni also announced that Mr Haq have a major role to play in the organization.
“Haq Khan is an asset, he raised the governance standards very high through his administrative capability”, Mr Madni had said recently, after reshuffle in council of Ministers and added that Mr Haq Khan is all set to get a lead role. However, it was not disclosed by Mr Madni, what post is being given to Mr Haq, but he tried a lot to retain his comrade. “It is widely believed in party circles that a prominent position to him in the party can help consolidate further the base of the party”, he added.
Mr Haq Khan is respected for integrity and honesty and it is as law and Rural Development Minister that he changed the face of rural areas by introducing a productive work culture and innovative growth concepts. “It was his doings that state earned several awards for proper utilization of funds in the rural sector”, he added.
Meanwhile, Mr Haq had been in touch with district administration, to monitor implementation of Chief Minister’s commitment in Kashmir valley. “Unlike his colleagues, rather than sitting at winter capital, during Darbar move, he preferred to spend time in valley and kept engagement with masses even during turmoil, he did not escape”, sources close to Mr Khan told.
“Some of his colleagues, planted some fictitious and half-cooked stories in media to defame his, but his works speak itself, Government of India, in 2017 has appreciated state for effective implementation of MGNREGA in a very transparent manners, even the Joint Secretary, GOI, visited several sites in state where works under MGNREGA were going on expressed satisfaction”, sources informed and added that Mr Haq Khan bring transparency in the department and introduced e-payment system, to bring total transparency, he even banned some scandals schemes and withheld payment for fictitious schemes it made the nexus uneasy.
It was also alleged that Mr Haq Khan was sacked from Ministry, to “appease New Delhi” by the Chief Minister. “Mr Khan’s tough stand against army after a person from Devar Pati Lolab went missing from an army camp, and his pro-active role in Kathua rape and murder case make New Delhi angry”, sources said.