Jammu and Kashmir Lt Governor Manoj Sinha on Wednesday said the planned G20 summit in Srinagar would be held in a safe and peaceful atmosphere as the roots of terrorism had been broken and the era of external interference was over, making clear references to Pakistan.
He also said that more than Rs 70,000 crore would be invested in the Union Territory in the coming years, adding that he was correcting the figures tabled in Parliament on the matter.
PDP president Mehbooba Mufti’s announcement on the investment comes after he termed as “false” the government’s claims of huge investment coming into Jammu and Kashmir after the abrogation of Article 370.
“The GOI is making big claims about huge investments coming into J&K after the abrogation of Article 370, but the figures presented by them in Parliament prove otherwise. 840 crore in 2017-18 and 2021-22 376 million in 2011. No lies at all. feet,” Mehbooba Mufti tweeted on Tuesday.
The LG on Wednesday reviewed the administration’s preparations for the G20 meeting and said it would “frame our plans to present J&K in the right light”.
“We have requested the Central government to organize another such event in Jammu but the permission is yet to be given,” the LG told reporters here.
After a meeting attended by senior officers, he said, “I am confident that this event will be organized like any other locality. We will not miss the preparations and we will all try to participate in J&K. It is presented to the world in the best possible way.”