New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday that the District Development Council (DDC) elections in Jammu and Kashmir were concluded in a peaceful and transparent manner and the large participation of the people was a moment of “pride” for India and said that these elections Has written a new chapter and showed how strong democracy is in the country. Launched the Ayushman Bharat-Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana Health for all residents of Jammu and Kashmir providing health protection armor up to Rs 5 lakh.
In his address on the occasion, the Prime Minister also responded to the remarks of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi in which he said that “there is no democracy in India” and that it “exists only in imagination”. Modi said that despite the Supreme Court order in Congress-ruled Puducherry, panchayat and municipal elections are not being held. He said, “I want to attract the attention of the nation.” Despite the Supreme Court’s order in Puducherry, panchayat and municipal elections are not happening. You will be surprised, the Supreme Court gave this order in 2018. But, the government which is there, is constantly avoiding the matter. Local body elections were held in 2006 after decades of waiting in Puducherry. The tenure of those elected in these elections has ended in the year 2011 itself.
PM Modi said, “It is a big difference between the statements and actions of some political parties, how serious they are towards democracy. How many years have passed, panchayat elections are not being allowed in Puducherry. “Referring to the first DDC elections held in the Union Territory, the Prime Minister said that this election has written” a new chapter “. He said that despite so much cold and corona, young, elderly and female voters took part in the voting. He said, “On the face of every voter of Jammu and Kashmir, I saw an expectation for development, I saw a zeal. In the eyes of every voter of Jammu and Kashmir, I saw the belief of a better future, leaving behind the past. ”
The Prime Minister said, “The people of Jammu and Kashmir have strengthened the roots of democracy in these elections. This three-tier panchayat system in Jammu and Kashmir has fulfilled Mahatma Gandhi’s dream of village Swaraj. The Panchayati Raj system in the country has achieved perfection on the land of Jammu and Kashmir today. These elections in Jammu and Kashmir also showed how strong democracy is in our country. “He said that the central government is constantly trying to ensure that the people of the village have the greatest role in the development of the village and in view of this, planning Institutions connected with Panchayati Raj from implementation to maintenance and maintenance are being given more strength.
He said, “Now the responsibility of the panchayats is very large to meet the needs related to the poor. Its benefit is also visible in Jammu and Kashmir. Electricity reached every village of Jammu and Kashmir, villages here have become open defecation free. “Describing the development of the people of Jammu and Kashmir as one of the highest priorities of the government, the Prime Minister said that women empowerment, opportunities for youth , Committed to the welfare of Dalits-victims-the exploited-deprived and the constitutional and fundamental rights of the people.