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Dialogue with people will start soon, there should be peace in JK: LG Sinha

New lieutenant governor Manoj Sinha on Friday said the administration would soon initiate direct dialogue with the people to end the situation of uncertainty and the menace of terrorism.

Jammu and Kashmir | Manoj Sinha

Press Trust of India  |  Srinagar 

Manoj Sinha
Manoj Sinha | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Pitching for peace and stability in Jammu and Kashmir, the union territory's new lieutenant governor on Friday said the administration would soon initiate direct dialogue with the people to end the situation of uncertainty and the menace of terrorism.

Talking to reporters after taking oath, Sinha termed August 5 an important day in the history of . "After years of isolation, has joined the national mainstream," he said.

Discussing the priorities of the administration, the 61-year-old former Union minister said, "We need to establish a dialogue with the common people of .

"We don't have any agenda in that, there will be no discrimination against anyone. Constitution will be Gita in that," he said.

Sinha, who was administered the oath of office at a simple ceremony in the Raj Bhavan, said the process of direct dialogue with the people will be start in a few days.

"There should be peace and stability in Jammu and Kashmir. The situation of uncertainty should end, terrorism should end. Achieving all this along with accelerated development will be our aim, our mission," the lieutenant governor said.

Sinha succeeds former IAS officer Girish Chandra Murmu, who resigned on Wednesday night and was appointed Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) on Thursday.

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First Published: Fri, August 07 2020. 15:16 IST