PM Modi freed J&K from clutches of Article 370, terrorism and separatism: Anurag Thakur

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JAMMU: (CNI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi has freed Jammu and Kashmir from the clutches of Article 370, terrorism and separatism, which is the biggest achievement of the BJP-led government, Union Minister Anurag Thakur said on Saturday.


Thakur made the claim as he joined BJP candidate Jogul Kishore, who filed his nomination papers from the Jammu Lok Sabha seat after a massive road show here.


He said that in the last 10 years, the government under the leadership of Prime Minister Modi, apart from providing new weapons of development to Jammu and Kashmir, has shown that it is capable of carrying out cross-border surgical strikes against Pakistan-sponsored terrorist attacks. Has the ability to do. Previous Govt. Can’t keep quiet.


Someone traveling with me asked what happened to Jammu and Kashmir under Modi? Jammu and Kashmir has got freedom from Article 370, stone pelting, terrorism and separatism while development activities have got new wings,” the Information and Broadcasting Minister said while addressing a public gathering after a road show at Residency Road here.


Speaking to reporters after his public address, Thakur said that under Prime Minister Modi’s leadership, terror attacks in Jammu andpp Kashmir have reduced by 75 percent, civilian casualties by 81 percent and security personnel casualties by 50 percent. has been recorded.


“All this was possible when there was a strong government at the Centre,” he said, asking people to vote for BJP’s candidates for a third term – Kishore – and Union Minister Jitendra Singh (Udhampur parliamentary constituency).


Amid chants of ‘Ab ki Baar 400 Par’ and sloganeering in favor of Prime Minister Modi and the BJP, Thakur later accompanied Kishore to the office of the Returning Officer for the Jammu Lok Sabha seat where he later filed his nomination papers entered.


Kishor won the Jammu Lok Sabha seat in the 2014 and 2019 general elections, but this is the first parliamentary election in Jammu and Kashmir since the former state was divided into two union territories and under Article 370 in August. His special status was revoked.


In 2019, Kishore defeated Congress candidate Raman Bhalla by a margin of 3,02,875 votes. In 2014, he defeated Congress candidate Madan Lal Sharma by 2.57 lakh votes.


Thakur said that the Modi government is “firmly behind the security forces which shows when our forces are attacked”.


Referring to the surgical strikes in response to the September 2016 Uri terror attack in which 18 soldiers were killed, he said, “The previous government would have done nothing but our government went there and carried out surgical strikes.” And the IAF carried out an airstrike inside Pakistan following a terrorist attack on a CRPF convoy in February 2019 that killed 40 personnel.


The Minister said that the Center has ensured the flow of ‘Vikas Ki Ganga’ across Jammu and Kashmir where work on railway line and new highways is going on at a fast pace besides setting up All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). Institutions like IIMs and IITs, new ventures that will ensure massive employment generation and massive investments are in the pipeline.


He said that earlier it used to take 15 hours to travel between Jammu and Srinagar, but now the travel time has been reduced to four to five hours, while the world’s highest railway line (USBRL) along the Udhampur-Baramulla-Srinagar railway line. The tallest railway bridge is ‘Chenab Bridge’. completed as the country is closer to connecting Kashmir with Kanyakumari through a railway network.


Highlighting the government’s various achievements in space and other fields, he said the Katra-Delhi expressway, which the Congress never thought of in the last six decades of its rule, would facilitate pilgrims of Mata Vishnu Devi. Being made for Last 10 years.


Thakur said that when Prime Minister Modi assumed power in 2014, the country’s economy was in shambles, but his hard work ensured that India’s economy ranked fifth in the world and that the BJP government would take it further. Trying to get third place next five years.


“During India’s G20 presidency, Modi pushed for a new economic corridor that would connect India to Europe. It would also facilitate goods from Jammu to Europe.


Targeting the Congress, the minister said that big scams like 2G and fodder scam had come to light before 2014 but after Modi assumed power, he showed how a clean government is run with the same officials.


Meanwhile, Kishor appealed to the people for his support, saying that the country, including Jammu and Kashmir, was “moving rapidly on the path of development” under the leadership of Prime Minister Modi.


He said that Modi restored the dignity of the country, took historic decisions which were pending for decades.


Polling in the second phase of Jammu Lok Sabha constituency is being held on April 26. The last date for filing nomination papers is April 4 and the last date for withdrawing candidature is April 8.


Jammu and Kashmir BJP president Ravinder Raina and other senior party leaders, including former ministers and legislators, also participated in the road show and then addressed a public meeting seeking votes for Kishor. (CNI)

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