Committed to restore pristine glory of Old City: Omar
GK NEWS NETWORK
Srinagar, Jan 14: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Friday said that he was committed to restore the pristine glory of the old Srinagar city.
“We have made various plans to develop the old city. We are also working on various schemes to provide more and more job opportunities to the youth there,” Omar told Greater Kashmir.
Referring to his yesterday’s visit to volatile areas of the old city, Omar said, “I have always tried to reach out to the people as it is my duty.”
Pertinently, National Conference won all the 8 seats in the city in the 2008 assembly elections. “We did win all the seats but you need to see how many people participated in the elections. Barring one seat, voter turnout in most city areas was low,” Omar said.
The Chief Minister said that he was making all possible efforts to ensure that developmental works in old city and other parts of the city are completed within a given time period so that people themselves could feel the change.
Describing response to police recruitment drive in old city on Thursday as “encouraging” Omar said, “We are happy that people are coming forward to join the police force.”
Omar dispelled the notion that only influential boys were selected during the drive. “Whosoever qualified the test was recruited on spot. No one was given a backdoor entry,” he said, “Many such drives will be held in different city areas in the coming days.”
The Chief Minister said that government was regularly reviewing the cases of the boys who have been arrested in the past few months. “Process of releasing the boys is on,” he added.
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