SRINAGAR: Ghulam Nabi Azad, Member Parliament, Rajya Sabha met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here on Tuesday. Azad extended warm greetings to Malik on his appointment as Governor of J&K.
Governor and Azad held wide ranging discussions regarding the security challenges facing the State and the steps required to be taken for the restoration of peace and normalcy, important issues relating to the equitable growth and development of the State.
Governor discussed the upcoming elections with Azad and assured him that proper security arrangements would be made for candidates and voters.
Meanwhile Sajad Gani Lone, former Minister and MLA Handwara met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan. Lone extended his felicitations to Malik on his appointment as Governor of J&K.
Lone briefed Governor about the ongoing schemes in his Constituency and discussed certain impediments which were delaying the implementation of several important development schemes in his Constituency.
Governor and Lone discussed about the upcoming elections to the Municipalities and Panchayats and their crucial importance in empowering people to take decisions regarding development of their villages and towns.
Governor assured due consideration of the issues referred to by Lone and urged him to continue his endeavours for generating awareness among people about the importance of establishing grass root level democratic institutions for overall development of the State.
Hakim Mohd. Yaseen, MLA Khansahib, called on Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here. Yaseen extended warm compliments to Malik on his appointment as Governor of J&K.
Yaseen informed Governor about the varied concerns and difficulties of people in his constituency and particularly referred to the poor maintenance of roads and issues relating to inadequacy of teachers in schools. He welcomed Governor’s decision to conduct the very long pending polls to the Municipalities and, and later, to the Panchayats in the months of October-December this year. Yaseen asserted that the functioning of elected bodies in the villages and towns shall strengthen the democratic framework and, besides enable the urban and rural people to decide their developmental priorities and be also responsible for implementing development works and programmes which promote their welfare.
Governor urged the Legislator to spread awareness about the high importance of the forthcoming elections to Municipalities and Panchayats and hoped that many educated young men shall come forward to contest the polls.
IGP Kashmir S.P. Pani, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan and briefed him about the internal security situation in the Valley.
Advising close surveillance on all fronts Governor asked Pani to ensure that his Force plays a prompt and pro-active role in solving the problems faced by the people at large.