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Have succeeded in winning the hearts of Kashmiri people: PM Modi in Sgr

‘Article 370 benefited Congress, few political parties in J&K; After revoking special status, WPRs, Valmikis, downtrodden got voting rights first time; Family rule and corruption was inter-linked, Family politics parties ruined J&K Bank, Bank was set to sink, released it from clutches of political parties; Post G-20, J&K saw huge tourist influx, foreign tourist arrivals also went up; J&K people my family members’


Srinagar: Praising the beauty of Kashmir, Prime Minister Narendera Modi Thursday said that his mission was to win the hearts of Kashmiri people and that he has succeeded in efforts.


Addressing a mammoth gathering at the Bakshi Stadium, Srinagar, the Prime Minister said that every time he came to Kashmir, his priority was to win hearts and minds of people here.


“Today, after seeing you (crowd), I can say that I have succeeded in winning the hearts of Kashmiri people. But I won’t stop here, my efforts will continue to more hearts…,” PM Modi thundered from the stage, as per KNO.


He said that it is not easy to explain the feeling after landing on the “paradise on earth called Kashmir.” “The feeling of landing on Dharti Kay Swarg (paradise on earth) can’t be explained in words. The beautiful mountains and the aura are touching,” he said.


PM Modi said that the J&K that has emerged now was the dream of every one across the country. “Not just you but one lakh people across all 285 blocks are watching my speech,” he said.


Today’s the dream of Dr Shyama Prasad Mukherji has been fulfilled and his sacrifice has yielded a result. “Today, I can see that I can overcome all challenges. Today, 140 Cr citizens of India are heaving a sigh of relief after seeing Vikshit J&K,” he said.


The Prime Minister said that he will leave no stone unturned to return the love given to him by the people of Kashmir. “That’s the Modi’s guarantee,” he said and repeated it in Kashmiri, “Modi Seinz guarantee (Modi’s guarantee).”


PM Modi said that he was recently in Jammu where he inaugurated developmental projects worth Rs 3200 Crore and today in a short span of time, he is in Srinagar to inaugurate many developmental projects worth Rs 6400 Crore. “J&K is India’s crown and nobody can stop its journey towards touching new heights of development,” he said. “There was a time when developmental schemes were implemented in the rest of the country but not here. Time has taken a new turn, today I have inaugurated schemes for the rest of the country from this place.”


Taking a jibe at Congress and political parties of J&K, PM Modi said that Article 370 always benefited these parties, not the common people. “After removing the Article 370, peoples’ dreams are getting fulfilled and new opportunities are knocking on their doors. A few political parties used Article 370 for their own political benefits but that’s over now,” he said without naming any party other than the Congress. He, however, was apparently referring to National Conference and PDP.


After removal of the special status of J&K, PM Modi said that for the first time, West Pakistan Refugees, Valmikis and downtrodden people were given voting rights. “These people have been waiting for their rights for the past 70 years,” he said.


Accusing the J&K’s political parties of ruining the premier financial institution J&K Bank, PM Modi said that the Bank was about to sink and people were set to lose crores of their deposited money.


“We saved this bank from the clutches of political parties of J&K. Today, Bank earns a profit worth Rs 1700 Crore. Its share rate has also gone up to Rs 140. The bank is now doing business of Rs 2.25 lakh crore,” PM Modi said.


He said that J&K is now being promoted as the most sought out wedding destination. “I am myself campaigning for this and a message has gone across that hold weddings in J&K and stay here for a few days so that locals can benefit as well,” the Prime Minister said as per KNO.


He said that post G-20, J&K has recorded a huge tourist influx as over 2 Crore tourists arrived in the UT last year. “The number of foreign tourists has also shown a significant rise. Amarnath Yatra also witnessed a record pilgrim arrival last year and so was the scene at Vaishno Devi Shrine in Jammu,” he said.


He said that some people tell him that Modi has no family, but they are not aware that entire nation is “Modi’s family.” “Today, people of J&K are giving my opponents a befitting reply by stating that they are Modi’s family,” he said. PM Modi said that as the fasting month of Ramadhan is approaching, J&K will move ahead with peace and prosperity. “In next five years, J&K will witness a huge change on the developmental front. Nobody can stop the J&K’s train of success, peace and prosperity,” he said.

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