Durbar Move Futile: Raj Bhavan Denies Report

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Srinagar, Sept 22 – The Spokesman of the Raj Bhavan has refuted the report appearing in a section of the press which claimed that the Governor, Jammu and Kashmir, has suggested to the State Government “to consider doing away with the 140-year old practice of shifting the capital between Jammu and Srinagar every six months, and proposing to alternate the two cities as the capital after every year”. It was stated that the report is incorrect, baseless, motivated and obviously mischievous.

The Spokesman recalled that some months back Raj Bhavan had received a letter from one Mr. Rajnish Khosla of Amritsar who had suggested, interalia, discontinuation of the practice of biannual “Durbar Move”. He said that the Raj Bhavan Secretariat had forwarded Mr. Khosla’s letter to the Chief Secretary, J&K Government, for “appropriate consideration” without any other suggestion. He advised against the motivated distortion of facts which would cause

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