Jammu [Jammu and Kashmir], India (ANI): Jammu and Kashmir Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh on Monday brushed aside a National Conference (NC) demand for imposition of governor's rule in the state and asserted that the PDP-BJP government will combat the existing situation.
Accusing Pakistan of disturbing the tranquillity in the valley, Singh said that both the Centre and the state government are trying to deal with the situation and predicted that Islamabad will taste defeat.
"The state government as well as the central government will deal with the situation. We are doing our best to control the situation and we shall be able to do it," said Singh.
"Our efficient and brave security forces are doing their bit and I am sure we will able to combat the situation. All this disturbance is created by Pakistan, but they will have to face defeat," he added.
Soon after the by-poll results were announced, former chief minister Farooq Abdullah demanded the imposition of governor's rule in Jammu and Kashmir.
"I request the Government of India and the President to dismiss the present state government and impose governor's rule in J & K. Even the by-poll for Anantnag seat should be held under the Governor's rule," Abdullah said.
The bye-poll for the Anantnag parliamentary constituency has been rescheduled to May 25.
Asserting that the situation in Kashmir was at its worst, the National Conference president stressed the need to open a dialogue with all stakeholders, including the Hurriyat Conference and Pakistan, to restore peace in the valley.
"War is no option. Many wars were fought in the past but nothing came out of them," he said in Srinagar. (ANI)