MLA stages walkout from J&K LA for ignoring tourism potential in Kargil


    Jammu, Jan 16 : MLA Kargil Asgar Ali Karbalai on Tuesday staged walkout from the Legislative Assembly for ignoring tourism potential in his Constituency.
    The member raised the issue of tourism potential in Kargil district of Ladakh region and sought reply from the government.
    Recently appointed Minister Tourism, Tassaduq Mufti in his reply said he has newly taken over the charge and sought some time to study the ministry.
    Not satisfied with the reply, the Legislator created uproar in the House amid protest.
    He also tear papers and shouted slogans.
    Later speaking to reporters outside, the MLA said, “Kargil district has rich potential in tourism. It has pilgrimage tourism, Hindu tourism, Patriotic and Adventure tourism but the government is not paying attention to it.”
    “We asked whether any special package announced or any experts engaged for the region but there was no satisfactory reply instead the Minister said that he is new into it,” he added.
    “The government was formed three years ago. Hadn’t they got time to take care of tourism in Kargil,” he said adding, “MoS Tourism Priya Sethi replied that DPR is being prepared for Kargil. How unfortunate.”
    “I was not satisfied with the reply, so I staged walkout,” said the MLA.