Local bodies polls will empower people of J-K: Governor

SRINAGAR: Panchayat and local bodies polls are for the empowerment of the people of the State who should help in the smooth conduct of the exercise, Governor Satya Pal Malik said here today.

“Best arrangements will be put in place for the polls and people should help us. I want to tell the people that these (elections) is for them, they will empower them and it is for them and not us,” Malik told reporters on the sideline of a function on the launch of the country’s new banking behemoth, India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) at SKICC.

Asked if the atmosphere was conducive for the polls, he said that “everything depends upon the people”. (AGENCIES)