Asked PM to either allow cancellation of medical insurance policy or accept my resignation: J&K Governor

SRINAGAR: Asserting that his administration has been tough on corruption, Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik on Wednesday said after learning about discrepancies in J&K Group Mediclaim Insurance Policy for government employees, he asked ‘Prime Minister Narendra Modi to either allow him to cancel the deal or accept his resignation'.

Meanwhile, hitting out at political parties, he said the ruling elite were not able to stop corruption in the state as they were themselves involved in it.

'As far as corruption is concerned.... after taking over governance in the state, I cancelled two deals worth Rs 1.5 crore each as I came to know about corrupt practices used to finalize them. The secretaries admitted that corrupt practices were used to finalize these deals and that many powerful people were behind these deals,' Malik said in a press conference here on Wednesday.

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