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BJP workers in Jammu and Kashmir to get more security

Manoj Sinha

Manoj Sinha  

Jammu & Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Wednesday assured a better security cover for grassroots representatives and workers of the BJP, in the wake of rising attacks on them.

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“Political workers and panchayat representatives were killed recently. Measures to protect them have already been taken, but we will ensure better security arrangements in the days ahead,” LG Sinha said at the launch of Coffee Table books highlighting developmental works carried out in the Union Territory (UT) in the past one year, in Srinagar.

He said the administration stood with the victims’ families. Around six political leaders were killed by militants in Kashmir this year.

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Mr. Singh said his administration would ensure J&K’s development without any disparity. “Prime Minister Narendera Modi is committed to it. He told me that I should work for the speedy development of J&K. Development has taken place, but I feel there is a need to speed up the process at the ground level.”

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He said J&K’s Panchayati Raj Act was stronger than in other States and UTs. “Democracy will flourish in J&K and all of us will have to work towards that,” he added.

The Lt Governor observed that August has a great significance in the history of India. “We must introspect what J&K has got in the past 70 years. A new beginning of change has been witnessed by J&K and the UT government is trying to push the agenda of development and progress forward,” he said.

The Lt Governor said the focus of the J&K government in the last 2 years has been to give people a voice by strengthening grassroots democracy and empowering institutions of local self-government through participatory governance.

“Let us all come together to fulfil the Gandhiji’s dream of rural empowerment and reach out to the masses with the common objective i.e equitable development.”

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