Guv meets Rajnath; discusses Kashmir situation

Guv meets Rajnath; discusses Kashmir situation
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New Delhi: Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik Tuesday met Home Minister Rajnath Singh and discussed about the prevailing situation in the state where panchayat elections are to be held, officials said.
During the 30-minute meeting, the governor briefed the home minister on the law and order situation in the Kashmir Valley, which has witnessed several terror attacks on security personnel in the recent past.
The governor apprised the home minister about the situation in the Kashmir valley as well as in the border areas, a Home Ministry official said.
Panchayat polls will be held in Jammu and Kashmir in nine phases beginning November 17. Elections to the state’s urban local bodies were held recently in four phases between October 8 and October 16.
Malik, who is at the helm of affairs as Jammu and Kashmir is currently under Governor’s rule, also briefed Singh about the elections to the urban local bodies and the upcoming panchayat polls.
Both the elections have been boycotted by the state’s two major regional political parties — the National Conference and the Peoples Democratic Party.
—PTI