SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir BJP on Thursday said Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha has agreed to declare the birth anniversary of Maharaja Hari Singh on September 23 as a public holiday, reported Daily Excelsior.
“The Lieutenant Governor has announced holiday on the birth anniversary of Maharaja Hari Singh,” newspaper Daily Excelsior quoted senior BJP leader Devender Singh Rana as having said.
He said a joint delegation met Sinha to press for the long pending demand of the people to declare holiday on the birthday of Maharaja Hari Singh, the last Dogra ruler of Jammu and Kashmir.
“I congratulate the people of Jammu and Kashmir that their aspiration and feelings have been addressed by Union Home Minister Amit Shah ji and LG Manoj Sinha ji. They gave approval to the demand,” Rana was quoted as saying.
According to report, he said a notification in this regard will be issued before September 23.