Modi Govt strengthened democracy in Kashmir: Shah

NEW DELHI: BJP chief Amit Shah on Thursday said the Modi Government has strengthened the democracy at grass-root level in Jammu and Kashmir, which was mainly ruled by “two families”.

Addressing the party’s national minority convention, Shah said the BJP has strengthened democracy in the valley by holding local body elections in the State and strengthening the sarpanchs there.

“People kept on saying Kashmir, Kashmir, Kashmir… It has been ruled by two families… Abdullah family and the Mufti family. Local body elections were not held for more than a decade in the State. The BJP Government ensured that local body elections should happen in the State to strengthen the hands of sarpanchs,” Shah said. (AGENCIES)