J&K beneficiary of ‘Modi Ki Guarantee’ of 2013: Dr Jitendra

Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh speaking at PM's rally at MA Stadium, Jammu on Tuesday. -Excelsior/Rakesh
Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh speaking at PM's rally at MA Stadium, Jammu on Tuesday. -Excelsior/Rakesh

‘PM removed 70 years long discrimination’

Avtar Bhat

JAMMU, Feb 20: Terming Prime Minister Narendra Modi as the tallest leader of the world, Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh today said “Jammu & Kashmir was among the first beneficiaries of “Modi Ki Guarantee” of 2013.

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Addressing a mammoth public rally at MA Stadium while welcoming Prime Minister, Narendra Modi in City of Temples, Dr Jitendra Singh said J&K was among the first to receive the Modi Ki Guarantee while crediting him of removing 70 year long regional discrimination.
He said it was the Modi’s guarantee that the daughters of J&K, Gujjars and Bakerwals, Paharis, Valmikis, border residents, Pandits and other communities got their rights who were deprived of the same for 70 long years.
Dr Jitendra Singh said Narendra Modi who was very much concerned about the people of J&K while addressing the Lalkar Rally at M A Stadium here in 2013 when he was yet to become the PM had said, “Don’t the students of J&K have the right to get education in highest premier institutions like IIT, IIM etc” and soon after becoming the PM in 2014 J&K became the first State to receive Modi Ki Guarantee after the IIT, IIM and AIIMs were sanctioned for the State and the promise is being realized today under his rule as PM”. The providential recall left all the spectators amused and impressed, he added.
Dr Jitendra Singh hailed the world’s most popular leader, Prime Minister Narendra Modi for inaugurating, dedicating to the nation and laying the foundation stone of 220 projects worth over Rs 32,000 crore in a public function at the Maulana Azad Stadium, Jammu.
Dr Jitendra Singh said the projects relate to several sectors including health, education, rail, road, aviation, petroleum, civic infrastructure, among others and added that this reflects the highest priority Prime Minister accords to Jammu and Kashmir.
Dr Jitendra Singh said soon after taking charge as the Prime Minister in May 2014 Modi had inaugurated Mata Vaishno Devi Katra Railway Station. The Minister also recalled that immediately after becoming the Prime Minister, Modi was confronted with a flood situation in the UT, and he not only navigated through the calamity, but also spent his first Diwali as PM with the victims of the flood in Kashmir valley.
The Union Minister said the projects related to several sectors including Health, Education, Rail, Road, Aviation, Petroleum, civic infrastructure, among others were sanctioned for J&K and majority of them were completed while the work is rapidly going on others. This reflects that Prime Minister has accorded highest priority to J&K, he added
Dr Jitendra Singh reiterated that Prime Minister Modi has accorded high priority to the infrastructure development of J&K. He said the establishment of two AIIMS, IIM, IIT and IIMC in the Union Territory is evidence of the huge amount of priority the Prime Minister gives to Jammu and Kashmir.
Referring to the developmental projects under Prime Minister, Dr Jitendra Singh said world’s highest rail bridge, the Chenab Rail Bridge in the Reasi district of the Jammu, Asia’s longest road tunnel, Chenani-Nashri Tunnel, also known as Patnitop Tunnel, North India’s first River Rejuvenation Project Devika, North India’s first Bio-tech Park and the Aroma Mission, which triggered the gainful Agri-StartUps are example of Prime Minister Modi’s vision and affection for the overall development of Jammu and Kashmir.
Dr Jitendra Singh pointed out that the Shahpur Kandi Project which had been stalled for several decades and it was the personal intervention of Narendra Modi which enabled this anomaly to be corrected and the Indus Waters Treaty which was signed by the then Prime Minister in 1960 has been truly followed in letter and spirit only after Modi took over as the major part of India’s share of water from river Ravi was flowing into Pakistan.
Dr Jitendra Singh said social justice was also accorded the highest priority by Modi Government and all sections of society like Gujjar-Bakarwal, Paharis , women and Kashmiri Pandits all got their due rights.
He said the abrogation of Article 370 proved that “Modi Hai Toh Mumkin Hai”. Similarly, after a wait of 500 years, people got a chance to visit Ram Mandir at Ayodhya. The Minister reiterated that “Modi’s Guarantee is pure Guarantee”.
Dr Jitendra Singh recalled that in December 2013, in a public rally at the same Maulana Azad Stadium, Narendra Modi promised to open the doors of higher education to the youth of Jammu and Kashmir and the dream has been realized under his rule since May, 2014.
He said in the “Sankalp se Siddhi” and developmental journey of Jammu and Kashmir, a Viksit Jammu and Kashmir all are equal partners and when the country celebrates the 100 years of its Independence in 2047, Prime Minister Modi’s vision of the Jammu and Kashmir will shine like a crown in Bharat Mata’s head.