Mufti, Omar break silence

TNN Bureau. Updated: 6/10/2019 11:32:16 AM Front Page

SRINAGAR: Former chief ministers Mehbooba Mufti and Omar Abdullah on Sunday finally broke their silence on the removal of Jammu and Kashmir Bank chairman Parvez Ahmad.

While Mehbooba said the manner of Ahmad’s removal was "quite disconcerting" and "disgraceful", Omar warned the administration against playing politics with the financial institution.

"The manner in which Chairman,J&K bank was ousted is quite disconcerting. Was disgraceful to say the least. Discrediting an institution like J&K bank will erode whatever little financial autonomy the state enjoys. Surely there are better ways to stop corruption," Mehbooba wrote on Twitter.

"Any step taken to improve the functioning of J&K bank will be welcomed but the administration of the day must guard against playing politics with the bank. It's called J AND K Bank for a reason. It's not meant to be a trophy for regionalist politics," Abdullah said in a tweet.

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