Corruption, separatist agendas, anti-India ecosystem are challenges in J&K: LG

Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Friday identified three critical problems in the Union Territory: corruption, separatist agendas, and anti-India ecosystems.

In a recent address at the inauguration of the Apsara Road project under the Smart City initiative in Jammu, Sinha asserted that the administration, under the Government of India, has not provided support to these groups.

Regarding a statement attributed to him regarding the desire to contest elections in Jammu and Kashmir, Sinha clarified that he did not make such a statement and attributed it to a media report. He emphasized that his role was not to contest elections but to work in the interests of the Union Territory.

“I have not come here to contest elections. I have contested elections in the past and will contest in the future too,” Sinha told reporters on the sidelines of the function.

In reply to another question about his reported remarks that 80 percent people would vote in favour of the current system of central rule if a survey is conducted in Jammu and Kashmir, he said, “I have not said anything like this.”