Will Fulfil Vajpayee’s Dream: Modi

.‘Have deep affection from the core of my heart and soul for Kashmir’ 

. ‘Two families have looted J&K in successive turns’

KISHTWAR: Asserting that he has deep affection for Kashmir, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday vowed to fulfil the “dream” of former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee based on “democracy, humanity and Kashmiriyat” that has made a “special place” in the hearts of people of Jammu and Kashmir.

Addressing his first election rally in the state, he said “democracy, Insaniyat and Kashmiriyat, these words of Atal ji have made special place in the hearts of Kashmiris and have ignited a hope in every Kashmiri youth about better future”

“I want to urge people to install with full majority a BJP government in Jammu and Kashmir and trust my words that the dream, which Atal ji had seen for J&K, Modi will use all his might and will fulfil that dream.”

He warned against attempts to link religion to politics, saying “a Kashmiri is a Kashmiri” and the government at the Centre was committed to development of the state.

“Our mantra is only development, development and development,” he said, adding “I will return your trust in me with interest by ensuring full fledged development in J&K.”

He said his wish is to complete the work started by Vajpayee. “It is my wish and I will come repeatedly here for that,” the Prime Minister said amid slogans of ‘Modi, Modi’ from the audience.

“I have deep affection for Kashmir. Affection from the core of my heart and soul,” he told the rally at Chowgan ground in Kishtwar town, adding other political parties were surprised that there has not been even a single month when Modi has not come to Kashmir.

“He has come in July, August, September, October and now in November,” Modi said referring to himself.

“People wonder why Modi is so attached to Kashmir. I am attached to Kashmir. It is my wish to complete the work started by Atal ji. I would like to narrate my experience here. 

Recalling the NDA rule under Vajapyee, he said, “Every Kashmiri thought that now their dreams be fulfilled. But during last ten years, what has happened with  Kashmir and its situation.”

“Despite the Chenab River being nearby who is responsible for people not getting water,” the Prime Minister asked and said that we are aware that 20,000MW of power can be produced in the state and it has the capability to eliminate darkness of all India.

He said he had come to Jammu and Kashmir to reassure people that there would never be any shortage of funds for the state. “The state will be never any shortage of the funds but it needs a corruption-free government, which could work for the welfare of the people.

He said that, “we need to get rid of corruption in the state. When I declared Rs 1,000 crore for relief work after floods here, the government here was surprised. There has never been shortage of funds,” he said.

Taking a dig at successive governments in the state over corruption, he said, “If there is a hole in the bucket then the water will not stay. I wonder where the money that comes from the Centre goes”.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that in Jammu and Kashmir there is a deal between the two families here. “For the first five years, I will rule, for the next you may govern the state. Will only two families rule Kashmir? Can you not run Kashmir?” he said.

“Our film industry used to shoot Kashmir in every film. Now, they have gone to other countries. I want to bring them back and give employment to youth here. I want to tell the people here. You have been regretting for the last 50 years. Decide once and you will not regret again,” he said.

He said that Gujarat has less rainfall and scarcity of drinking water. We built a pipeline and Narmada's water is now supplied to 9,000 houses. “The size of the pipe is big enough to fit the family of Omar Abdullah while sitting in a car. J&K has Chenab next to it. Can't they supply water here? No one has the time to study the proposal kept here,” he said. 

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