Article 370 was biggest hurdle in Jammu-Kashmir’s development: PM Modi

During a rally in Jammu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that the removal of Article 370 is an important success for the progress of Jammu and Kashmir. Modi highlighted the important role of the BJP government in eliminating this hurdle and urged the public to support the party with 370 seats in the upcoming elections. The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) aims to reach the figure of 400 this time.

During the rally, where Modi announced projects worth over ₹32,000 crore for Jammu and Kashmir. He also emphasized that the abrogation of Article 370 in August 2019 paved the way for the development of the region. Referring to his last visit in April 2022, he praised the youth for freeing themselves from dynastic politics.

Addressing the people, Modi said that Article 370 was the biggest wall in the development of Jammu and Kashmir and BJP has demolished it. He also promised to fulfill the unfulfilled dreams of the last 70 years in the next few years.

Modi talked about the history of bomb blasts and separatism in the region and the progress of Jammu and Kashmir today. He criticized dynastic politics and indirectly targeted parties like National Conference, People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and Congress, saying that Jammu and Kashmir is freeing itself from such influences.

Expressing satisfaction over the region’s exit from dynastic rule, Modi stressed the BJP government’s commitment to the welfare of the common people. He recalled his 2013 Lalkar rally and pointed to the establishment of prestigious institutions like the Indian Institute of Technology, the Indian Institute of Management and two All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Jammu and Kashmir.

Modi also criticized the Congress government for delaying the implementation of the One-Rank One-Pension (OROP) scheme for the armed forces. He also enumerated the commitment of the BJP government to fulfill the promises and the significant benefits received by the ex-servicemen in Jammu and Kashmir due to OROP.

Apart from political matters, Modi sought the support of the women of the country in making one crore women “Lakhpati Didi”. He interacted with the beneficiaries of the Centre’s schemes in Jammu and Kashmir and described them as an example for the rest of the country.

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