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"PM addresses a large rally in Kishtwar"
"The whole of India is with you: Shri Modi to the people of Kashmir"
"Don’t link religion to politics. A Kashmiri is a Kashmiri. We have to change their lives. Does not matter where he or she goes to worship: PM"
"What has happened has happened. We cannot let this land get ruined anymore: PM"
"I have come here for development and to wipe the tears of the people: PM"
"We have to complete the work started by Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee: PM referring to Atal ji’s efforts in Kashmir"
"प्रधानमंत्री ने किश्तवाड़ में एक बड़ी रैली को संबोधित किया"
"पूरा भारत आपके साथ है: श्री मोदी ने कश्मीर के लोगों से कहा"
"धर्म को राजनीति से न जोड़िए। एक कश्मीरी तो कश्मीर है। हमें उनके जीवन को बदलना है। इससे क्या फर्क पड़ता है कि वो पूजा करने कहां जाते हैं: प्रधानमंत्री"
"जो बीत गया वो बीत गया। हम इस धरती को अब और तबाह होने के लिए नहीं छोड़ सकते : प्रधानमंत्री"
"मैं यहां विकास और लोगों के आंसू पोछने के लिए आया हूं : प्रधानमंत्री"
"हमें श्री अटल बिहारी बाजपेई द्वारा शुरू किए काम को पूरा करना है : प्रधानमंत्री, कश्मीर में अटल जी के कार्यों का हवाला देते हुए"

On Saturday 22nd November 2014 the Prime Minister addressed a massive campaign rally in Kishtwar, Jammu and Kashmir. In a speech filled with hope and aspiration, the Prime Minister said that he has come to Kashmir with the message of development and to continue from where former Prime Minister Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee has started. “The whole of India is with you,” the Prime Minister told the people of Jammu and Kashmir.

 Shri Modi said that Kashmir has a very special place in his heart and added that several people are wondering why the Prime Minister has visited Jammu and Kashmir so many times after taking oath as Prime Minister. “Whenever I have come as PM I have come for development and I have come to wipe your teats,” said the Prime Minister. Shri Modi drew a parallel with his time as CM when he would constantly visit Kutch. He recalled that like Kashmir, Kutch is also on the border and has a significant Muslim population. He further recalled how earlier Kutch was seen as a punishment posting but in the last decade it has emerged as among India’s fastest growing districts. Shri Modi affirmed, “I can tell you- if Kutch can be developed then Kashmir can also be developed.”

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The Prime Minister recalled the efforts of former Prime Minister Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee and said that his words struck a very positive note in the valley. Shri Modi expressed his commitment to continue the good work started under Shri Vajpayee.

 Making a strong pitch to the voters to elect the BJP, the Prime Minister pointed, “For 50 years who did you give J&K to? Can only 2 families run Jammu and Kashmir? Does the youth here not have the strength to run the State?” He added, “The two families here have an understanding. One will rule then the other will come and then the other will come back and so on. There is a (regular) contract to loot.”

 He went on to state his vision for the development of Jammu and Kashmir, including the growth of tourism in the state and providing employment to the youth. Shri Modi also said that there is no need to link religion with politics and that irrespective of who worships where, the development of every person is important.

 Shri Modi took on the state government for the lack of development and also criticized it for viewing the recent floods as an opportunity to loot the state. MoS Shri Jitendra Singh and other top leaders were present during the occasion.

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For the first time, farmers of West Bengal will benefit from this scheme
Wheat procurement at MSP has set new records this year
Government is fighting COVID-19 with all its might

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi released 8th instalment of financial benefit of Rs 2,06,67,75,66,000 to 9,50,67,601 beneficiary farmers under Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) scheme today via video conferencing. Prime Minister also interacted with farmer beneficiaries during the event. Union Agriculture Minister was also present on the occasion.

While interacting with beneficiaries of Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) scheme via video conferencing, Prime Minister appreciated Arvind from Unnao in Uttar Pradesh for providing training to young farmers of his region on organic farming and new farming techniques. He lauded Patrick from Car Nicobar in Andaman and Nicobar Islands for doing large-scale organic farming. He praised the efforts taken by N Vennurama from Anantapur in Andhra Pradesh for guiding more than 170 adivasi farmers of her region. PM appreciated Revistar from Meghalaya for producing spices like Ginger powder, turmeric, cinnamon, etc in the hilly areas of Meghalaya. He also interacted with Khurshid Ahmed from Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir who cultivates vegetables like capsicum, green chillies and cucumber organically.

Speaking on the occasion, the Prime Minsiter said for the first time, the farmers of West Bengal would be getting the benefit of this scheme. He lauded the efforts of the farmers who have made record produce in food grains and horticulture amidst the difficulties during this pandemic. He said Government is also setting new records in procurement at MSP every year. Paddy procurement at MSP had set new records and now wheat procurement at MSP is also setting new records. He added that so far this year, about 10 percent more wheat has been procured at MSP, compared to last year. So far, about Rs. 58,000 crores for wheat procurement has reached the farmers' account directly.

Prime Minister remarked that the Government is constantly trying to provide new solutions and new options in farming. Promoting organic farming is also one of such effort. Organic farming delivers more profit and is now being practiced across the nation by young farmers. He said that now organic farming is being practised on both banks of Ganga and within a radius of about 5 kilometers, so that the Ganga remains clean.

Prime Minister stressed that during this COVID-19 pandemic, Kisan Credit Card’s deadline has been extended and instalments can now be renewed by 30 June. He said more than 2 crore Kisan Credit Cards have been issued in recent years.

Prime Minister said that this once in a century pandemic is challenging the world, as it is an invisible enemy in front of us. He said the Government is fighting COVID-19 with all its might and ensuring that every government department is working day & night to ease the pain of the nation.

Prime Minister remarked that Central Government and all the State Governments together, are making continuous efforts to enable more and more countrymen to get vaccinated at a rapid pace. He said so far, around 18 crore vaccine doses have been given across the country. Free vaccination is being done in government hospitals across the country. Prime Minsiter urged everyone to register for the vaccine when their turn comes and ensure covid appropriate behaviour at all times. He added that this vaccine is an important means of protection against corona and will reduce the risk of serious illness.

Prime Minister said Armed forces are working with full strength to ensure oxygen supply in these tough times. Railways are also running oxygen express trains. The pharma sector of the country is manufacturing and delivering medicines at a large scale. He requested the State Governments to ensure strict laws to counter black marketing of medicines and medical supplies.

Prime Minister remarked that India is not a nation that loses hope in tough times and hoped that this challenge would be overcome with strength & dedication. He warned about the spread of COVID-19 in rural areas as well and urged the village panchayats to ensure proper awareness and sanitation in their respective areas.