Accepted Padma Bhushan On Behalf Of J&K: Muzaffar Baig

Srinagar- Senior politician and former deputy chief minister Muzaffar Hussain Baig on Monday said that he accepted the Padma Bhushan award with “humility on behalf of the people of Jammu and Kashmir.”

Talking to a local news agency, Beigh said that he is highly grateful to the selection committee and the President of India, the final authority to decide on the award.

“I am very grateful to the selection committee and the President of India who taught that my political career and contributions should get recognition,” he said.

Beigh said that he accepts this award with humility on behalf of the people of Kashmir and of Jammu.

On being asked about his contribution in J&K in the future, he said that it would be pre-mature to say anything about the future. The former deputy chieef minister’s political affiliation is a matter of mystery beginning from his public expression of resentment against the PDP while he was still a member.

Since then, Beigh was claimed by the Sajad Lone led People’s Conference before the party disowned him just months later.

Baig was awarded the Padma Bhushan by the President of India, Ram Nath Kovind on Monday for public affairs. “President Kovind presents Padma Bhushan to Shri Muzaffar Hussain Baig for Public Affairs. He is an eminent political leader from Jammu & Kashmir,” the President of India had tweeted.


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