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People in J&K want development not Article 370: MoS Home GK Reddy

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(Asian News Hub) – Maintaining that the union government is working for prosperity and development of Jammu and Kashmir, the MoS Home GK Reddy Monday said that the central government has undertaken major developmental projects but there has been some delay in achieving the set target due to COVID-19 pandemic.

Addressing the house, Minister of State, Home Affairs, GK Reddy, as per news agency—KNO, said that if the development in Jammu and Kashmir is compared with the past 70 years it’s quite better and speedy development is underway and center along with UT administration are working together for the betterment. “The set target for J&K remained unachieved given the COVID-19 pandemic”, he said.

He said that the maiden DC elections were conducted successfully. “Panchayat Raj elections were conducted with 74 voter percentages. 98 percent of BDC elections were conducted. PM Modi led government is working together with the UT administration of J&K,” Reddy said.

The union minister said that for the first time grievance boxes have been installed across J&K. Back to village program was launched. “My Town My Pride program was launched for urban areas. Under the PM development package, the work of 54 percent stands completed. Kashmir will be connected with the Train by December 2022,” he said.

Reddy said that the World-class transport facility in Jammu and Srinagar is set to be completed in the next four years. “The power sector has started a lot of work and additional capacity will be produced. Power for all schemes launched. Water supply for all schemes launched. Village road connectivity being improved and built,” 

“J&K has received the entire amount of 881 crores allocation under the PM development program which amounts to 754 spent so far”, he said. “140 new health projects undertaken. Two AIIMS, super-specialty hospital, medical college being constructed. Seven medical colleges have been sanctioned and 15 BSC medical colleges also a cancer institute in Srinagar and Jammu.”

He also informed that all-important union ministers will visit J&K, the first phase of which was completed but the 2nd is pending due to the pandemic. A new business royal package has also been announced. 

About the unemployment in J&K, the union minister said that the government has decided to hold a mega employment drive that includes 5 IR Battalions along with 2 border battalions and 2 women battalions in the police for Jammu and Kashmir and the process is underway while the board has been constituted.

“In paramilitary, the youth of Jammu and Kashmir will be recruited and as part of development, the Lakhanpur toll has been abolished”, he said.

“People in Jammu and Kashmir don’t want article 370 rather development for that Pakistan attempts to disrupt and resorts to ceasefire violation and 71 people received injuries in 2020 along LoC while the infiltration attempts were 216 in 2019 but the number has come down to 99. “221 militants were killed in 2020 in J&K. 327 stone-pelting incidents were reported in 2020”, MoS Home informed the house.

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Narendra Modi will be BJP’s PM candidate in 2024 elections: Amit Shah

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Patna, Aug 01: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday presided over the valedictory session of the two-day joint national executive meeting of different BJP Morchas in Patna.

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Addressing the meeting, Shah said, “BJP-JDU will contest elections together in 2024, Narendra Modi will be BJP’s prime ministerial candidate,” ANI reported.

For the 2024 Lok Sabha elections, the discussion of prime ministerial candidates is always a hot topic. Often there is speculation about Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s retirement from politics and the coronation of new faces.

Union Minister and former BJP President Amit Shah uncovered the mystery by declaring Narendra Modi as the prime ministerial candidate of the BJP in 2024.

While addressing the concluding ceremony of the BJP’s United Front National Working Committee meeting held in Patna, where Home Minister Amit Shah once again declared Narendra Modi as the Prime Minister in 2024, the party’s alliance with JDU in Bihar was also discussed.

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Giving information about it, BJP General Secretary Arun Singh said, “BJP and JDU will fight together in 2024 Lok Sabha and 2025 assembly elections. There is no confusion about this.”

“The 2024 election will be fought under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi he will be the Prime Minister of the country again. We have decided to fight the elections together in 2024 as well as in 2025 in Bihar,” he added.

During the meeting, the tricolour made by women from Kashmir was distributed to all the members. Through this, an attempt was made to send a message that after the removal of Article 370, the thinking of the people in Kashmir is changing.

Home Minister Amit Shah said, “In each and every corner of the country, the national flag will be hoisted. After Independence, the maximum number of ministers from the village, tribal areas and Dalits have been made in the Modi government”

Shah said that there is a need to boost patriotism in the country. “And from August 13-15, the national flag will be hoisted in every corner of the country for three days, these BJP workers will ensure,” he added.

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Har Ghar Tiranga: Sambit Patra in J&K to oversee arrangements

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Jammu, Jul 27: Bhartiya Janata Party’s (BJP) national spokesperson, Dr. Sambit Patra has been nominated to oversee arrangements for Har Ghar Tiranga in Jammu and Kashmir.

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Patra is also on a two-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir where he is holding a series of meetings with the party cadre.

Addressing a press conference at Jammu, Dr. Sambit Patra said that Har Ghar Tiranga is a highly appreciable move of the government.

Patra said that he is overseeing the arrangements of the party for this effort so that the motive of Har Ghar Tiranga is achieved.

He appealed to all the individuals, organizations and institutions to hoist Tiranga as per the schedule.

Dr. Sambit Patra further said that on Tuesday, he was in Kashmir and held meeting with party cadre and on Wednesday held met with party cadre at Jammu.

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Dynasty politics over in J&K now: BJP

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J&K dynasts should find other means for survival, process for conduct of assembly polls started by ECI, will be held soon, says National Spokesman Shahnawaz Hussain

Srinagar, Jul 22: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday said that those from the dynasty politics in Jammu and Kashmir will have to find some other means for survival as the political business won’t help them anymore.

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Addressing a presser, here at a local hotel, Party’s National Spokesman, Shahnawaz Hussain, as per the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) said that the time for dynasty politics has come to an end.  “Those who are part of the dynasty politics in Jammu and Kashmir should find other means for survival as the political business has come to an end for them,” he said.

Terming Jammu and Kashmir as crown of India, BJP National Spokesperson said that the Prime Minister is focused towards the development of the Union Territory and all his dreams towards J&K will be implemented for the wellbeing of the people.

“Election Commission of India cannot be side-lined. Every step is being taken by the commission to initiate a process related to the elections. The process has already been started and further process for conduct of polls will be started accordingly,” he said when asked about the possibility of conducting elections in Jammu and Kashmir.

He said that the democratic process will be started soon and those who belong to dynasty parties will be rejected by the people.

Targeting the political parties in Jammu and Kashmir, he said that some opposition leaders who failed to do anything in the last 70 years are frustrated with the government initiatives and steps for the betterment of the tourism, horticulture and other departments. “J&K has become a favourite destination for tourism, food processing, horticulture and other things,” he said.

He also said that the atmosphere is better for the investment in J&K and the Union Territory is heading towards development. “The foreign investment is also being made to ensure employment to the J&K people,” he said.

“The fruitful steps have led to the benefits of the people. At present, no hotel room is vacant, no space is available at the Srinagar Airport due to the increasing footfall of tourists,” he said.

He also said that he met Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha yesterday and congratulated him for the steps that lead to the clean water in Dal Lake. “J&K LG is working hard to ensure progress on the ground,” he said.

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