The twin evils of corruption and nepotism are at their peak in Jammu and Kashmir, says Pal Malik
New Delhi: Jammu and Kashmir governor Satya Pal Malik alleged that the successive governments have misused assistance provided by the Centre.
Speaking at a gathering in Patna University, Maik said even though the Centre has tried and provided assistance for restructuring the state, the governments have never been up to the mark.
"The Centre has been generously doling out funds for the development of Jammu and Kashmir, which is essential to bring about peace in the state. But those at the helm of affairs in the state have never been up to the mark. The twin evils of corruption and nepotism are at their peak in Jammu and Kashmir," Malik said.
He said: “The twin evils of corruption and nepotism are at their peak in Jammu and Kashmir."
He added that "Pakistan has no role to play in Kashmir" and made it clear that there shall be no talks with those who intend to make the neighbouring country a party — an oblique reference to separatist groups.
He further added he was anxious when offered to be the Governor of Jammu and Kashmir amid political turmoil, which followed Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti's resignation and the imposition of Governor's Rule. "But it took me little time to realise that it was a challenge worth accepting and enjoying," Malik added.
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Last Updated Nov 2, 2018, 11:30 AM IST