In a major shift of events, slogans hailing Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik were being heard from Pulwama region in the state, after the senior BJP leader came out in as an aid to the Kashmiris. The incident took place on January 17, Thursday, when a large group of people gathered outside the District Collector's office in South Kashmir's Pulwama region to raise complaints against the faulty power transformer which was not being restored for months, causing huge inconvenience to the people in the state.
While people raised multiple complaints about the issue with the power department, the problem was not solved by the authorities. In the light of the inadequacy of the power department, locals on January 17 assembled outside the District Collector's office and raised slogans against the Deputy Commissioner of the district.
Taking cognizance of the situation, J&K Governor came to their rescue and a new transformer was installed before the morning of January 18, solving the problems of the locals. Taking notice of the efforts made by the Governor, locals came on the streets as they raised slogans in favour of Satya Pal Malik.
In an exclusive video, locals can be heard saying: "Governor Sahab Zindabad (Long Live Governor)". Furthermore, they were heard raising slogans slamming the Deputy Commissioner sya
Incidentally, this is the first time ever, people in Jammu and Kashmir have raised slogans for any Governor.
Earlier, his move to open the gates of Raj Bhawan for the people came as a pleasant surprise to the state’s youth, who were pressed between the proverbial devil and the deep sea because of the institutional corruption, including the machinations of crooked political leadership which had for ages exploited them on the back of emotive slogans.
After taking over in the state on June 20 last year, Governor Malik has been there for little over six months, and in this time out of 41,716 grievances or complaints his Grievances Cell has received, 40,457 have already been dealt with, while the remaining 877 are “under process”.