SRINAGAR: An 11-member delegation of the National Conference led by its General Secretary Ali Mohammad Sagar met Governor NN Vohra at the Raj Bhavan here on Thursday.
The delegation put forth its concerns relating to the legal challenge to Article 35A of the Indian Constitution. It also appreciated decisions taken by the Governor for streamlining the administration after the imposition of Governor’s Rule in Jammu and Kashmir.
The delegation raised issues relating to security concerns of their party members on account of terrorist attacks on NC leaders and workers; growing menace of drugs among youth; downturn in tourism and handicrafts sectors; developmental issues of Srinagar city, particularly the urgent need for Dal Lake conservation; problems of Kargil district which include unlawful constructions, encroachments on public lands; and need to ensure timely completion of the Zojila tunnel.
The delegation thanked the Governor for his decision to conduct the long-overdue elections to Urban Local Bodies and Panchayats. The Governor urged Sagar and his party members to raise awareness about the importance of the forthcoming elections.
The Governor assured the delegation that he would schedule an early visit to Kargil to discuss and settle all outstanding problems relating to the district.