JK News Today

Srinagar, July 5:

 Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh   has underlined  the   country’s “ firm resolve to  bring  peace, stability  and prosperity” to Jammu and  Kashmir   through and honest , effective and efficient administration  for problems facing the State.”

This is the  first major indication of the Centre’s style of  working in the post-collapse of the BJP-PDP government in Jammu and Kashmir   more than a fortnight ago . The Home Minister made this known to the people of the state , who had been at the receiving end of the  prolonged spells of uncertainty and mis-governance .

Rajnath Singh has echoed the Prime  Minister Narendra Modi who wanted good governance  and development as the hallmark of  the NDA government’s  top priorities in Jammu and  Kashmir .

Home Minister who held two-rounds of review meetings  of the security and the  developmental situation in Jammu and Kashmir  on Wednesday and Thursday with Governor N N Vohra and other  top brass of the state ,  regretted that “  development and good governance had remained elusive for the people of Jammu and Kashmir.”

He conveyed his impressions and the outlook for future in a series of tweets after he concluded his two-day visit  of the Valley – his first since the end of the BJP-PDP coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir .

The Home Minister who had tweeted on Wednesday before embarking on  the visit  that besides reviewing the security situation  in the state , he shall also be performing “ darshan at the holy cave of Shri Amarnathji,” however, could not  make it to the shrine because of inclement weather.

On the conclusion , he, however  , made it plain that the “ dream of a developed and prosperous Jammu and Kashmir  will be realised when there is peace and normalcy in the State..

He also clarified that the “ solution to the problems ( of the State) lies in empowerment  of the people and strengthening the institutions of local governance. This is  an unmistakable hint that the Panchayat and local bodies elections were being planned.

His  idea of generating  hope  among the people was based on the “ renewed focus on good governance  and the development .” The Centre, he emphasized  was looking forward to kindle new aspirations  and hopes amongst people of the  State.

He said that the Centre was “ committed to take all possible measures that will bring accountability , transparency and good governance in the system”