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LG promises better security for ‘grassroots level elected leaders’

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Srinagar: Newly-appointed Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Wednesday promised better security arrangement for “grassroots level elected leaders” but asked them to take precautionary measures as well.

“Many people have spoken about security issues. We have lost several colleagues recently…My sympathies and the administration stand with their families.

“Whatever possible security arrangements have been made, these have also been reviewed. I want to assure you that we will make our efforts to provide best security arrangements to you,” Sinha said while addressing a function to felicitate COVID warriors here at Sher-i-Kashmir International Conference Centre (SKICC).

The Lieutenant Governor, according to an official press release urged sarpanchs, panchs and other elected members to adopt precautionary measures for their own safety.

“I will not enlist those measures publicly but these will be conveyed to you by authorities in one way or the other,” he added.

Four Bharatiya Janata Party workers or office-bearers have been targeted by militants in the last one month.

Lieutenant Governor also said the administration led by him will start consultations to create a better atmosphere and to ensure a peaceful and dignified life for the people of J&K.

“We will ensure J&K’s development without any disparity. This is what Prime Minister Narendera Modi is committed to. He directed me to work for the speedy development of J&K and make J&K as a model UT. Development has taken place but I feel there is a need to speed up the process on ground level,” Sinha said.

The Lieutenant Governor also said that in J&K, his priority will be to ensure a dignified life for the common citizens in a peaceful and congenial atmosphere all around.

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