Srinagar: Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday said that peace and stability could be brought to the state through an honest, effective and efficient administration.
He said in his first visit to Jammu and Kashmir after the imposition of Governor’s rule in Jammu and Kashmir.
Singh said this after reviewing the security situation in the state at a high-level meeting attended by Governor N N Vohra, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and top civil and police officials.
“The dream of a developed and prosperous Jammu and Kashmir will be realised when there is peace and normalcy in the state,” a statement said.
It is our firm resolve to bring peace, stability and prosperity through an honest, effective and efficient administration for the problems facing the state,” reports quoting him said.
He further discussed the way forward at a meeting with the Governor and state administration in Srinagar.
“The development and good governance had remained elusive for the common people of Jammu and Kashmir,” Singh said adding “and the central government was committed to taking all possible measures to bring accountability and transparency in the system”.
“With a renewed focus on good governance and development, the Centre is looking forward to kindle new aspirations and hopes amongst the people of the state,” he said.
The Home Minister said the solution to problems lies in empowerment of the people and strengthening the institutions of local self-government.
Jammu and Kashmir was placed under governor’s rule on June 20 after the BJP withdrew support to alliance partner PDP.
The state is reeling through one of the worst security situations in recent history with increase in militant numbers and terror attacks.