Polls as per schedule: HM

VADODARA, Sept 22:
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today said that Urban Local Body and Panchayat polls in Jammu and Kashmir will be held as per schedule.
Speaking on the sidelines of a BJP party workers’ meet here, Singh said these polls would give all parties an opportunity to interact with the people of Jammu and Kashmir.
Singh reiterated the Centre’s resolve to wipe out terrorism from the restive State, and asserted there was “no question right now” of talks with Pakistan till it ends its support to terrorism.
“Under present circumstances, talks cannot happen with Pakistan,” Singh said.
He lauded the pace of development under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said that the country, at this rate of progress, would soon become a superpower in the fields like education, technology and knowledge. (PTI)