Prime Minister Narendra Modi address the nation for the first time after abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir assuring people of the two new Union Territories of the start of new era.

He promised to hold elections in Jammu and Kashmir in a fair and transparent manner at the earliest. PM also said that the status of Union Territory to J&K is temporary.

Appreciating the efforts of people of the valley for standing up against terrorism and separatism, fueled by Pakistan, Prime Minister Modi assured them that their problems and grievances will be addressed on priority.

Highlighting the role of Central government in the new setting of J&K and Ladakh, Prime Minister said that state government officers and police officers will receive several benefits on par with other Centrally administered regions.

Prime Minister Narendra assured that an exercise to fill vacancies in government posts will soon start in Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh that will generate employment for youth.

Selection drives for joining in military and para-military forces will be organised. Prime Minister scholarship scheme will also be expanded.

Emphasising on his development motto, Prime Minister Modi said that the development of the nation is synonymous with the development of Jammu, Kashmir, and Ladakh. He urged them to not only contribute towards building a new India, but also towards developing a new Jammu, Kashmir, and Ladakh.

SOURCE – DD NEWS

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