Says There’ll Be Direct Dialogue With People, Constitution Will Be ‘Gita’
Srinagar, Aug 7 (GNS): Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Friday assured the people of Jammu and Kashmir that their “genuine grievances” will be heard and that he will try to find a way to the solution.
Talking to the reporters after taking oath, Sinha said that his priority would be zero tolerance for corruption and taking forward the developmental initiatives launched during the “last one year”. He also counted dialogue with the people of Jammu and Kashmir among the priorities and that “We need to establish a dialogue with the common people of Jammu and Kashmir.”
“We don’t have any agenda in that. There will be no discrimination against anyone. Constitution will be Gita in that,” he said as per Global News Service.
Terming August 5 as an important day in the history, he said, Jammu and Kashmir embarked on a new journey on the day when it was fully integrated with the Union of India, ending a “long era of isolation, discrimination and lack of development.”
“Because of its geographical, climatic, cultural and ethnic diversity, Jammu & Kashmir is like a colourful bouquet and truly called the crown of India,” he said.
The 61-year-old BJP leader said that he would take the developmental agenda forward without discrimination with any section or region.
“The people of Jammu and Kashmir have suffered a lot in the past. The new dawn promises hope, optimism, and bright future for them,” he said, adding, “J&K has also achieved tremendous results in some of the programmes and schemes during the last one year, I have learnt. I am hopeful that I will be able to carry forward the agenda of development, inclusiveness and restoration of peace in the UT of J&K, which has been initiated in the last one year.”
The Lt Governor further said that he would like to see Jammu & Kashmir free from militancy and isolation. “We will work within the framework of the Constitution of India to take J&K towards inclusive development and peace. “I assure the people that their genuine grievances will be listened to and we will try to find a way to the solution” he said in a reply to one of the questions.
“I assure the people of J&K that I will try to come up to their expectations and take J&K forward on the vision and mission of making this UT a model to emulate, he added.”
Earlier Sinha was administered the oath of office by J&K Chief Justice Gita Mittal at a simple function in the Raj Bhavan.
Sinha has represented the parliamentary constituency of Ghazipur in eastern Uttar Pradesh thrice in the Lok Sabha. He was defeated by Bahujan Samaj Party’s (BSP) Afzal Ansari in last year’s Lok Sabha polls. Sinha has also served as junior railways minister(Assumed office 26 May 2014), Minister of State (Independent Charge)Ministry of Communications (Assumed office 5 July 2016) .
Born on July 1, 1959 in Mohanpura in the Ghazipur district of Uttar Pradesh, Sinha did his B.Tech in Civil Engineering from the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology (BHU), Varanasi. Later he also completed his M.Tech in Civil Engineering from the same Institute. Before joining active politics, he was a member of the General Council, School of Planning during 1999-2000. He has also been a Member of Committee on Energy and another Committee on Government Assurances.
Among other dignitaries, Dr. Jitendra Singh, MoS PMO, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Department of Atomic Energy, Space, Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region attended the oath ceremony. (GNS)