Baramulla, Oct 05: Union Home Minister Amit Shah Wednesday said that announcement with regard to elections in J&K will be made once the final voter list and other preparations are completed.
He also lashed out at National Conference and PDP stating that Abdullah and Sons and Mufti and Co are responsible for the killing of 42000 people in J&K. Addressing a massive rally at Baramulla district of northern Kashmir, Shah said that announcement about elections in J&K will be made once the formalities like completion of final voter list and other preparations are completed. “Process is on and preparations are in a full swing,” he said.
Taking a jibe at NC and PDD, Shah said that Abdullah and Sons and Mufti and Co. are responsible for the killing of 42000 people as these families did politics for their personal gains and left people suffer.
“These families looted J&K resources for their personal benefit and did nothing for common man,” he said.
Shah said that Baramulla was once a hot bed of militancy and militant related activities were common here but “today this place is the hot spot of tourists.” “Sprawling Gulmarg the skiers’ paradise, the shrines and the breath-taking snow clad mountains of this place are attracting tourists in large numbers,” he said.
He said that without Prime Minister Narendera Modi, development of J&K was impossible. “Today, we have best roads, rail links, bridges and hospitals,” Shah said, adding that “We have nine medical colleges to J&K besides AIIMS and nursing colleges.” Shah said that Gujjars, Bakerwals, and Paharis will be given due reservation as they were deprived of the benefits of democracy since past 75 years. The Home Minister praised Maqbool Sherwani for his role against Pakistani invaders. He also laid the foundation stone of various power, road and Jal Shakti projects. He said that GoI will talk to youth not Pakistan. “I am ready to talk to the youth of J&K on any issue but not Pakistan,” he said. Shah is in J&K on a 3-day visit and will fly back late this afternoon.
In Baramulla, Amit Shah halts speech for Azaan; removes BP wind shield
Union Home Minister Amit Shah paused his speech midway for Azaaan, the Muslim call for prayers, during his public rally in this north Kashmir town on Wednesday.
Shah halted his speech when he heard Azaan from a nearby Masjid in Baramulla. Shah resumed his speech after Azaan was over.
Home Minister Shah visits family of slain cop in Uri
Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday visited the residence of Mudasir Sheikh, a policeman who was killed in an encounter with militants earlier this year in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.
An official said that Shah, after addressing a public rally at Baramulla, visited the slain cop’s family and expressed his condolences.
He said that Shah also assured the family members of all possible support from the government.
Mudasir Ahmad, who was popularly known by the name “Bindaas Bhai” was a part of an encounter in Baramulla, in which three Pakistani militants of the Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) outfit were killed in May this year.
Amit Shah visits Gurudwara Chati Patshahi in Rainawari
Union Home Minister Amit Shah visited Gurudwara Chati Patshahi in Rainawari area of Srinagar.
An official said that Shah, who is on a 3-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir paid obeisance at Gurudwara Chati Patshahi.
He said that Shah was accompanied by Jammu and Kashmir LG Manoj Sinha and other senior officials, besides several senior BJP leaders.
Earlier, Shah addressed grand public rally in North Kashmir’s Baramulla district and later he also visited family members of slain cop in Uri.