Minutes after Ladakh was announced as the third administrative division of the state, former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah promised division status for Chenab Valley and Pir Panjal regions if his party was voted to power in upcoming elections.
Omar in a series of tweets said granting division status to these regions was already laid in their regional autonomy promise.
Omar also said his government will take care of regional and sub-regional aspirations. “After the elections of 2019 should the people of J&K repose faith in @JKNC_ our government will grant division status to Chenab valley & Pir Panchal regions as already laid out in our regional autonomy promise,” Omar tweeted.
“We will take care of regional & sub-regional aspirations. We won’t adopt the pick & choose approach of the Governor but will instead take a holistic view & address the wider problems. Our regional autonomy document will be our template,” he said.
The state government has approved creation of a separate Administrative/ Revenue Division for Ladakh. This division will comprise Leh and Kargil Districts with its headquarters at Leh, said an official handout on Friday.