All 582 appointed by JK Bank were political workers, entire list was changed, says Governor

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More skeletons fall out, says Omar

Srinagar: In a shocking revelation, Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satypal Malik, in an interview with Times Now, has said that the previous PDP-BJP Government changed the complete selection list of 582 candidates in Jammu and Kashmir Bank so as to appoint political workers at their place.

In the interview to news channel Times Now, the Governor said 40 youth approached him saying they had cleared all examinations and figured in the selection list of Jammu and Kashmir but were replaced by relatives and workers of political parties.

“I called the Jammu and Kashmir Bank Chairman. He told me that the number was not 40 but all 582 youths recruited by the Bank had been replaced with the political appointees, recommended by the leaders from every constituency. I asked the Bank Chairman to give the youth their due. I also called the Finance Secretary and finally a resolution was adopted and all 582 candidates have been given appointment letters,” he said, adding if such a justice is done with the youth, there will be no stone pelters.

The Jammu and Kashmir Bank Chairman has so far not commented on the issue.

“The youth were in dark…they were dejected. As there was none to help them,” he said.

When asked that the BJP was also partner with the PDP in Government when such glaring irregularities took place, Malik said it was for the BJP to reply to the allegations.

Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah hit out at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for a ‘scam’ in bank recruitments in their previous government.

“More skeletons fall out of the cupboard – PDP-BJP changed entire select list of J&K Bank to appoint favourites: Guv,” Omar wrote on Twitter.

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