LG Discusses Kashmir Situation With Amit Shah

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Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Singh on Wednesday called upon Union Home Minister Amit Shah in New Delhi and discussed among other issues, the prevailing situation in the Union Territory and the recently held District Development Council elections (DDC) elections.

In his first meeting with the Home Minister since the conduct of maiden DDC polls in J&K, Sinha also discussed reshuffle in administration and police.

“Sinha briefed him about the security scenario in J&K and measures being taken by the administration to bring peace. They also discussed the Covid-19 situation since the outbreak of the pandemic in March this year,” a source privy to the meeting said.

Similarly, according to sources, both discussed the transfer of top officers in administration and police.

“Transfer of top officers is on the cards which were discussed in the meeting,” the source said, adding that the Home Minister appreciated the J&K administration for conducting DDC polls peacefully.

“Sinha briefed him about measures being taken to empower Panchayats and DDCs in J&K,” the source added.

The first-ever DDC elections were held in eight phases to elect 280 members in 20 districts from November 28 to December 22. The polls marked the resumption of political activity in Jammu and Kashmir after revocation of special status and reorganisation of the erstwhile state last year.

The People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD), an amalgam of seven mainstream parties, swept the polls by winning 110 seats, while the BJP emerged as the single largest party by getting 75 seats.

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