Guv reaches Delhi, briefs Rajnath on J&K situation

TNN Bureau. Updated: 10/11/2018 11:25:13 AM Front Page

JAMMU: As the state went to the second phase of Urban Local Elections on Wednesday, Governor Satyapal Malik reached New Delhi and met Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, briefing him on the obtaining overall situation in the state.

During the half-an-hour meeting, the governor apprised Singh about the law and order in the state, particularly in militancy-wracked Kashmir Valley.

The governor also briefed the home minister on the ongoing urban local bodies polls in Jammu and Kashmir, an official privy to the meeting said. The state is currently under the governor's rule and Malik is the administrative head of the state.

The second phase of the four-phased urban local bodies polls was underway Wednesday.

Threats from militant groups kept a majority of people away from polling booths in Kashmir Valley where the turnout was a paltry 8.3 per cent in the first phase of the polling Monday, falling further to 3.4 per cent in second phase on Wednesday.

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