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Randhir Singh pays tributes to G. M. SADIQ
12/15/2019 9:40:03 PM
Early Times Report
JAMMU, Dec 15: Former Minister and veteran leader Thakur Randhir Singh paid tribute to former CM late GM Sadiq on his 48th death anniversary.
On the occasion, Thakur Randhir Singh released a group photographs to the media of small Council of Ministers in the history of Jammu and Kashmir led by late Ghulam Mohd Sadiq during 1964 when several central laws were introduced in J&K and brought Indian National Congress and INTUC in the state.
Singh said it was a pleasure to be a minister in those days under Late G M Sadiq who always encouraged the younger MLA's like me to participate in various International Conferences in foreign countries.
He said during G M Sadiq time he had the pleasure to work with him as general secretary of Congress party, a whip of legislature party and Minister in the smallest ever cabinet of 11 ministers under G M Sadiq who was one of the top intellectual, thinker, practically socialist, secular, a man of letters and a the visionary chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir.
Singh remembered his last meeting with Late G M Sadiq at PGI Chandigarh on 10th December 1971 during Indo-Pakistan war where he was under treatment and he died in harness on 12th Dec,1971.
He said he conveyed his colleagues that Pakistan will definitely meet a crushing defeat from Indian forces and asked him to continue the tour of the border areas. Singh said it is very sad that there is no suitable memorial built in the name of Late G M Sadiq a great nationalist leader.Singh said Late G M Sadiq did not have his own house and lived in a rented house like me.
His period was known as the golden period with no corruption. Singh as transport minister under G M Sadiq abolished permit system in the state which finally became a national permit which was source of corruption in the previous regime. Singh looked after many important portfolios under G M Sadiq like Tourism, Information, Excise, and Taxation, Relief and rehabilitation, Ladakh Affairs, Parliamentary Affairs, Geology, and Mining.
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