Lt Governor Meets BJP Delegation

SRINAGAR: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha today met a delegation led by BJP J&K President, Ravinder Raina and General Secretary (Organisation) Ashok Koul.

Former Legislators, Surinder Ambardar and Sofi Yousuf, besides BJP Spokesperson, Altaf Thakur, and BJP District President Srinagar, Ashok Bhat was also part of the delegation.

The delegation expressed concerns over the innocent’s killing, handed over a memorandum to the Lt Governor, and appealed for the action on the set of demands related to PM package employees.

BJP leaders also requested the Lt Governor to look into the promotion grievances of PM package employees, on which the Lt Governor assured the delegation that he will immediately instruct the administrative secretaries to examine and address the issue on priority.

The Lt Governor, Manoj Sinha assured the delegation that the administration has taken necessary steps to ensure the welfare and security of PM package employees and all concerns will be addressed in a time-bound manner.

All the PM package employees will be posted at secure District and Tehsil Headquarters and Jammu Kashmir Police will ensure adequate security of employees and their family members, said the Lt Governor.

“It is a very sensitive and emotional moment for the entire administration and the nation, and we must stand united in the fight against terror.  Two terrorists involved in the attack have been killed. We have given full freedom to the security forces and the remaining will be eliminated soon. Let me assure you, those behind plotting the attack and their supporters will be punished soon,” Lt Governor told the BJP delegation.

The Lt Governor further told the BJP leaders that Jammu Kashmir Police has been directed to ensure foolproof security for the PM package employees.

“The SIT has been formed to probe into all aspects of Rahul Bhat’s killing and it will also look into the tear gas shelling incident. Strict action will be taken against those found guilty”, the Lt Governor said.

The Lt Governor has also constituted a special cell for PM package employees within LG Secretariat and Additional Secretary Akshay Labroo will be the nodal officer. The special cell will handle the grievances of PM package employees and it will coordinate with district administrations and other concerned departments to ensure the grievances of PM package employees are resolved at the earliest. BJP delegation has demanded that a nodal officer should be appointed for confidence-building measures. The Nodal officer Akshay Labroo will hold regular meetings with the PM package employees as part of this initiative.

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