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Highlights | 'Government committed for rights of Kashmiri Pandits,' says PM Modi in Jammu

During The Visit, PM Modi Will Lay The Foundation Stone Of Several Projects Two New AIIMS In Jammu And Srinagar - The Promise He Made Long Ago In 2015-16.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Shashikant Sharma | Updated on: 03 Feb 2019, 05:56:09 PM
PM Modi inaugurating various projects in Leh. (Photo: Twitter/BJP for India)

New Delhi:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to visit Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday amid tight security. During the visit, the prime minister will inaugurate several developmental projects in the state and lay the foundation stone of two AIIMS in the state - a long pending promise he had made in the 2015-16 budget. With 2019 Lok Sabha elections around the corner and its vote bank shrinking, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led by Modi is on a spree of laying foundation stone of various developmental projects across the country. The prime minister will inaugurate new projects worth Rs 35,000 crore at Vijaypur and dedicate completed projects worth Rs 9,000 crore in Kashmir and Ladakh. Besides this, Modi will also inaugurate rural Kashmir’s Bandipore district.

Here are the live updates of Modi’s Kashmir visit:

"Congress had promised to waive Rs 6 lakh crore of farmers' loan in 2008-09 but only waived Rs 52,000 crore. Congress using promises of farm loan waivers to win elections only," says Modi.

Watch: What Prime Minister Narendra Modi says on Citizenship Amendment Bill in Vijaypur, Jammu: 

"The Centre is committed to preserving the rights of the Kashmiri Pandits, the Kashmiri displaced brothers and sisters, and is devoted to their dignity and pride," says Modi.

"The previous governments had the tendency to ignore the necessities and sentiments of the country, you are well aware of that. Take Kartarrpur corridor for instance. Had they paid attention, then the land of Guru Nanak Dev would have been a part of India," says Modi.

Watch Live: PM Narendra Modi addresses public meeting in Jammu.

After Leh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has reached Jammu.

Update: Internet services have been suspended in Srinagar ahead of Modi's visit. Security has also been tightened. The prime minister will lay the foundation stone of AIIMS in Srinagar.

Watch Prime Minister Narendra Modi's full address in Leh:

In ST welfare, the budget has given around 30% increase and nearly 35% budget has been allocated for the development of Dalits.

Changes have been made to Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC) Act and the council has been given more rights. 

"Once Bilaspur-Manali-Leh rail line is completed, the distance from Delhi to Leh will be reduced. It will also benefit the tourism sector. Protected Area Permit's validity has been increased to 15 days, now tourists will be able to enjoy their journey to Leh," says Modi in Leh.

PM Modi inaugurates University fo Ladakh, new trekking routes, 9-MW Dah hydroelectric project, 220-KV Srinagar-Alusteng-Drass-Kargil-Leh transmission system, 400-KV D/C Jalandhar-Samba-Rajouri-Shopian-Amargarh (Sopore) transmission line. 

Upon reaching Leh in Jammu and Kashmir, the prime minister walked down the road the meet locals and party workers standing there.

The Prime Minister has reached Leh and will begin his address shortly. He will inaugurate the University of Ladakh and will dedicate the 220-KV Srinagar-Alusteng-Drass-Kargil-Leh transmission system to the people.

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First Published : 03 Feb 2019, 10:45:31 AM