Srinagar, Aug 30: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Thursday castigated state BJP chief Ravinder Raina for the statement in which he was quoted by the reports as having said that the new Jammu and Kashmir Governor was BJP’s very own man.
In a statement issued here, PDP’s General Secretary and former minister Ghulam Nabi Lone Hanjura said the remarks made about the new Governor by the state BJP chief were unprecedented, uncalled for and unnatural to the core.
He added that by making such a statement, Raina has not only undermined the constitutional authority of the state but has also tried to belittle the office of a Governor.
“We are in possession of a firm and unshakeable belief that the Governor’s office is impartial and functions sans any prejudice or partiality for the people and for their welfare,” said PDP general secretary.
He added that by making such a ludicrous and bizarre statement, the state BJP chief has shaken the trust of the people of the state they repose in such vital institutions who have been serving the country with utmost sincerity and impartiality since independence.
Hanjura further stated that his party hopes that the new Governor would prove the BJP chief wrong and his office will work towards the betterment of the state while ensuring equitable growth and development in all the three regions of Jammu and Kashmir.
“The people of the state are in dire need of equitable growth and development. They have been yearning for tranquility and peace for decades and statements like the one Raina has issued would only demolish the trust that has been rebuilt in the state subtly and gradually for years,” Hanjura added.
PDP General Secretary stated further that the party has on record welcomed the appointment of Satya Pal Malik as the new governor of the state and as he himself has remained a veteran politician, he possesses ample experience to resolve the issues of administrative and political nature.