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Day is not far when people of J&K will elect its own local govt says Modi

Srinagar, June 20: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said preparations for the assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir have begun and the day is not far when the people of the Union territory will elect its own government and also get its statehood back.
In his first visit to the valley after becoming the prime minister for the third time, Modi laid foundation stone and inaugurated 84 developmental projects worth Rs 1,500 crore in Srinagar.
Taking note of the recent terror incidents in Jammu region, he gave a stern warning to those who carried out the attacks saying they will be given a befitting reply.
He complimented the people of Jammu and Kashmir for the record turnout in the just-concluded Lok Sabha elections and breaking the record of 35 years and said the day is not far when “you will elect your own representative through your vote”. “You deserve to be felicitated for it … now time has come that people of Jammu and Kashmir elect its own government through your votes. For that, preparations are being made for holding assembly elections,” he said. Modi said the statehood of the Jammu and Kashmir will also be restored. He also praised the youths of Jammu and Kashmir for the high turnout in the Lok Sabha polls and said they have ensured victory of democracy. Modi said the wall of the Article 370, which was scrapped in August 2019, collapsed and fruits of Indian Constitution ensured in Jammu and Kashmir. “Today the Indian Constitution has truly been implemented in Jammu and Kashmir,” he said.
The prime minister said today the forces inimical to peace and development are making last ditch efforts to stop the progress of Jammu and Kashmir. (PTI)


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