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DDC polls have written a new chapter in Jammu and Kashmir: PM Modi | India News


NEW DELHI: DDC polls in Jammu and Kashmir have written a new chapter in the region, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday, citing the transparent electoral process and enthusiastic voter participation to say it is a “moment of pride “for India.
Launching a plan via videoconferencing to extend Ayushman Bharat benefits to all residents of the union territory, Modi also criticized Congress for offering him lessons in democracy while “not holding panchayat and municipal elections” in Puducherry, UT. where the opposition party is in power.
Modi noted that the three-tiered panchayat surveys were conducted in Jammu and Kashmir more than a year after it became union territory.
Attacking Congress without naming him, he said that some people in Delhi offer him democracy lessons day after day, and use “abuses” for him, but have not carried out panchayat polls in Puducherry despite an order from the Supreme Court.
In a recent attack on the Modi government for agitation by farmers against the three new farm laws, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi had claimed that “there is no democracy” in India.
The District Development Council (DDC) polls in Jammu and Kashmir have seen people win because of their work and not their names, the prime minister said.
The Center has undertaken the comprehensive development of Jammu and Kashmir, he added.
Modi said that a big mistake by those who were in power for decades in the country was to ignore the development of the border regions, including Jammu and Kashmir and the northeastern states, but his government has rectified it.

Times of India