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Chief Minister celebrates Kutchi New Year, pays tribute to Shyamji Krishna Verma

“No district in India can match Kutch as fastest growing district” “Centre creating biggest hurdles in the development of Gujarat” “Gujarat is drought-prone but Centre refuses to accept in vendetta” -- Narendra Modi

Ahmedabad, Thursday: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi today said that Kutch has emerged as the fastest growing district over the last few years which no other district in India can match.

Expressing his pleasure celebrating Kutchi New Year ‘Asadhi Bij’ amidst the people of Kutch at a variety entertainment programme at Mandvi, he said this is the biggest day for the industrious people of the drought-prone Kutch district. The nation should learn how the people here fought adversity.

Mr. Modi said the Narmada project command area in Gujarat is drought-prone but the Centre refused to provide 90 per cent assistance allowed under Accelerated Irrigation Benefit Programme (AIBP). He listed discriminating Gujarat against Assam in payment of royalty for crude oil, refusing permission to Santalpur-Gadhuli Road as some of the other pending projects.

He said that it is the first decade in the recent history of Gujarat when peace and security prevails, but the Centre continued to vehemently oppose Gujarat’s development by tooth and nail, threatened to institute CBI inquiry to push Gujarat’s leaders in jail, in a sheer political vendetta. However, he exuded confidence that six crore people’s strength would not let the ruling party at the Centre fulfill its malicious mission.

Mr. Modi also paid his tributes to the revolutionary guru Shyamji Krishna Verma at his memorial at his hometown at Mandvi, called ‘Kranti Teerth’.

On this occasion, he handed over the letter connecting the last home with electricity in this westernmost district of India to Hirabaiben Barot.

The function was presided over by BJP Kutch District President Jayantibhai Bhanushali. Prominent among others present there included Minister of State Vasanbhai Ahir, MPs and MLAs of the district and other dignitaries.

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MoS Dr. Jitendra Singh’s Statement after meeting with the political parties of Jammu-Kashmir under the leadership of the Hon'ble Prime Minister
June 24, 2021
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A discussion with the political parties of Jammu-Kashmir under the leadership of the Hon'ble Prime Minister has just ended. This has been a very positive effort towards the development and strengthening of democracy in Jammu-Kashmir. The meeting took place in a very cordial atmosphere. All the participants expressed their full allegiance to the democracy of India and the Constitution of India.

The Home Minister apprised all the leaders of the improvement in the situation in Jammu-Kashmir.

The Prime Minister listened to every party’s arguments and suggestions with all seriousness and he appreciated the fact that all the people's representatives shared their point of view with an open mind. The Prime Minister laid special emphasis on two important issues in the meeting. He said that we all have to work together to take democracy to the grassroots in Jammu-Kashmir. Secondly, there should be all-round development in Jammu-Kashmir and development should reach every region and every community. It is necessary that there should be an atmosphere of cooperation and public participation.

Hon'ble Prime Minister also pointed out that elections to Panchayati Raj and other local bodies have been successfully held in Jammu-Kashmir. There is improvement in the security situation. About 12,000 crore rupees have directly reached the panchayats after the conclusion of elections. This has accelerated the pace of development in the villages.

The Prime Minister said that we have to approach the next important step related to the democratic process in Jammu-Kashmir i.e. assembly elections. The process of delimitation has to be completed expeditiously so that every region and every section gets adequate political representation in the assembly. It is necessary to give a proper representation to the Dalits, backwards and people living in tribal areas.

There was a detailed discussion in the meeting regarding the participation of everybody in the process of delimitation. All the parties present in the meeting have agreed to participate in this process.

The Prime Minister also emphasized the cooperation of all the stakeholders to take Jammu-Kashmir on the path of peace and prosperity. He said that Jammu-Kashmir is moving out of the vicious circle of violence and moving towards stability. New hope and new confidence have emerged among the people of Jammu-Kashmir.

The PM also said that we will have to work day and night to strengthen this trust and work together to improve this confidence. Today's meeting is an important step for strengthening the democracy and the development and prosperity of Jammu-Kashmir. I thank all the political parties for attending today's meeting.

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