Leaders of various political parties in Jammu and Kashmir must come forward and give their support to bring normalcy in the Valley, Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad appealed on September 6.
He asserted that the Modi-led NDA government will do everything possible to restore peace in the Kashmir region.
Alleging that Pakistan was trying to create unrest, Prasad said,”The NDA government will not let Pakistan sponsor or promote terrorism grow in the region. It will crush any attempts made by it.”
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has been touring the affected region. He is trying to hold talks with various stakeholders and come up with a solution to end the turbulence in Kashmir, he said.
Taking potshot at Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi’s 2500 km Kisan Yatra from Deoria in UP to Delhi, he said Rahul Gandhi should know that the country is changing under NDA and he should give up reading speeches written by others.
He advised Gandhi to take his own decisions and not depend on policy makers in his party (Congress).
“Gandhi, in his yatra is “crying” that the NDA has done nothing for betterment of farmers. He must remember that the NDA has come up with the Fasal Bima Yojana (crop insurance scheme) and the Soil Health Card among others,” he said.
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Commenting on the President’s and the PM’s call to hold Lok Sabha and Vidhan Sabha elections together, he appealed the Election Commission to be proactive and have every party’s consensus on the matter.
Prasad dedicated Wi-Fi services to five villages in Varanasi and launched schemes under Digital India.
He addressed village entrepreneurs of Common Services Centres here in BHU’s Swatantrata Bhavan.