Agriculture Minister Ghualm Hassan Mir Wednesday said that he is not the man of any Agency or any Institution. He termed all the allegations against him baseless.
In a statement issued to CNS, Mir said: “Recently a concerted effort from various corners is being made to make a dent in my political integrity & popularity. The allegations levelled recently are politically motivated and are absolutely false. I had been keeping quiet over the controversies raked in the past few days but now I am constrained to speak out as these controversies have not only sought to besmirch my personal reputation but also humiliated the people with whose support and faith I am where I am. I have been elected and have been a minister three times since 1984. No institution or agency can create popularity. I am neither a man of agencies nor that of any institution,” he said
he further added that, “Let me assert with all the force at my command that I have always stood for democracy and strengthening of democratic institutions. I do not need any certificate about my credentials. My people are the best judge of my character and performance. I cannot be cowed down by any falsehood being spread about me. I stand for the truth.”
Advocating for a fair probe, Mir said, “If a fair probe is held, the truth will come out and I would stand vindicated. Therefore, I offer myself to an open and time bound probe to look into these allegations. More than anyone else I myself want that everybody should know that Ghulam Hassan Mir is absolutely relying on the power and support of his own people & wholeheartedly working for them. People of J&K for once and all deserve to know that which political players exist because of their exclusive support.”