New Delhi: Home Minister of India Amit Shah on Saturday said that the delimitation process in Jammu and Kashmir has started and elections will be held soon.
“Delimitation has started and soon elections will be held. I have given assurance in Lok Sabha that as soon as the situation becomes normal in Jammu and Kashmir and statehood will be given back to Jammu and Kashmir,” Amit Shah said.
Shah while accusing the JK political parties of engaging in false propaganda, said, “Many leaders have been talking false and doing propaganda. I want the youth to ask, crores of investment have been coming, tourists have been coming and they are doing propaganda for their own political benefits. The democracy has reached grass root level that is why they do this propaganda and youth should not listen to them,” he said.
“There has been a change after 2019, there were 87 MLAs in Union Territory and only three families were ruling but today there are 30,000 public representatives. These families said that after the abrogation of 370 the situation in Jammu and Kashmir has worsened but I want to tell them there has been a 40 per cent decrease in militant-related incidents and an 87 per cent decrease in killings,” said Amit Shah.
“I want to ask these three families why they were not able to do so in the last so many years. Why are they misinforming people,” the Home Minister of India said he attacked former chief ministers of the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir Farooq Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti.
He further said that the people are receiving direct benefits from the government schemes in the Union Territory.
Shah said Jammu and Kashmir is among the top five states and UTs in India in implementing GoI Schemes and congratulated Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha for making Jammu and Kashmir a top performer.
“Several development works are being done in Jammu and Kashmir. Record number of tourists visited Jammu and Kashmir this year. People are receiving direct benefits from the government scheme,” said Shah.