New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has underscored the importance of holding elections in Jammu & Kashmir in the future. Addressing the nation on its 75th Independence Day from Delhi’s Red Fort, Modi said, “Delimitation Commission has been constituted in Jammu and Kashmir and preparations are on for assembly elections in the future.”
The PM also underlined India’s challenge in countering aggression from the other side of the border. “By conducting surgical strikes and airstrikes, we have given a message of the emergence of a new India to our enemies. It also conveys that India can take tough decisions,” he added.
Modi also expressed his resentment towards unnecessary political interference in decision making, “Our priority will be to ensure that the services reach the last person seamlessly. For the all-round development of the nation, it is essential to end the unnecessary interference of govt and government procedures in the lives of people.”
On the contentious farmer’s issue Modi said, “Our mantra is ‘Chhota kisan bane desh ki shaan’. It’s our dream. In years to come, we’ve to further increase the collective strength of small farmers of the country, we will have to provide them new facilities. ‘Kisan rail’ runs on more than 70 rail routes of the country today.”
Complimenting the Indian sportspersons at the Tokyo Olympics, Modi added, “The athletes who have made us proud at Tokyo Olympics are here amongst us today. I urge the nation to applaud their achievement today. They have not only won our hearts but also inspired future generations.”