Srinagar: With the culmination of the District Development Council (DDC) polls in Jammu and Kashmir, Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha on Sunday said that he “fulfilled the promise of free and fair elections in the erstwhile state except for one or two incidents.
“I have fulfilled the promise of free and fair elections. Except for one or two incidents, the elections were conducted in a free and fair manner”, Governor said while addressing a gathering of reporters in Jammu.
He also congratulated the people of Jammu and Kashmir for the “successful” conduct of elections.
“I thank and congratulate the people of JK, especially the first-time voters, independent candidates and political parties for strengthening grass-root democracy and paving way for progressive future of the UT and participating in the elections with such enthusiasm and zeal and making them a massive success,” he said.
Giving a new direction to the developmental process, people from all sections of the society – youth, women, elders, farmers, labourers, businessmen, voted in large numbers and played their crucial role in strengthening the grass-root democracy so that progress and prosperity shall reach every citizen of JK, he added.
He also lauded the State Election Commission, armed forces, all on-duty officers and media persons for working day and night for ensuring successful and peaceful conduct of polls.