Jammu, September 24: Ignoring the passionate appeals and strong statements made by political leaders cutting across party lines in support of announcing compensation of 20 lakh for the next of kith and kin of martyred soldiers hailing from Jammu region Deputy Chief Minister, Dr. Nirmal Singh Friday visited villages Shibu Chak of Jammu district and Sarwa of Samba district and offered condolences to the bereaved families empty handed.
Singh was not present in Jammu at the time of cremation of martyred soldiers. He was in Leh to attend official functions.
Senior cabinet minister had received lot of criticism after he along with BJP ministers had failed to raise the demand for announcing compensation for the next of kin of the bravesoliders.
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