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Shri Modi expresses grief over the passing away of Shiv Sena stalwart Shri Balasaheb Thackeray 

His passing away is the end of an era. He was a great cartoonist, an independent minded journalist and made a mark for himself in the politics of India: Shri Modi 

Balasaheb kept himself away from the trappings of power and as a Sangathak created a mass movement: Shri Modi 

Shri Balasaheb’s demise is a personal loss for me. I have lost a guide: Shri Modi 

On Twitter Shri Modi wrote- Full of life, Balasaheb Thackeray was an epitome of courage & valour. I am grieved to hear about his demise. May his soul rest in peace.

Shri Narendra Modi has expressed his deep condolences on the passing away of Shiv Sena stalwart Shri Balasaheb Thackeray, who breathed his final breath on the afternoon of Saturday 17th November 2012 after a prolonged illness.

Shri Modi said that for the past few days the entire nation has been praying for the good health of Shri Balasaheb Thackeray and he fought like a true warrior for his life but finally we had to loose Balasaheb.

The Chief Minister termed his passing away as the end of an era. He said Shri Balasaheb Thackeray was a great cartoonist, an independent minded journalist and made a mark for himself in the politics of India on the basis of his thoughts.

( Photo Courtesy- DNA )

Shri Modi stated that Shri Balasaheb Thackeray kept himself away from the trappings of power and as a Sangathak created a mass movement and political party. He added that for Shri Balasaheb Thackeray there was no compromise on patriotism or love of the nation and that we have lost a true lover of India.

He said that Shri Balasaheb Thackeray’s loss is as much a personal loss for him. Shri Modi declared that Balasaheb has great love for him and he has lost a guide in the passing away of Shri Balasaheb Thackeray.

The Chief Minister expressed his prayers that God give strength to the Thackeray family in this hour of grief.

Earlier, Shri Modi Tweeted, Full of life, Balasaheb Thackeray was an epitome of courage & valour. I am grieved to hear about his demise. May his soul rest in peace.” 

Shri Modi will be visiting Mumbai to pay his tributes to Shri Balasaheb Thackeray on Sunday 18th November 2012.

Shri Balasaheb Thackeray founded the Shiv Sena in 1966 and since then has been a major figure in the politics of India. His demise will surely be hard to fill.

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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
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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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