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Some try to teach us lessons in democracy: PM | India News


JAMMU: Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated the people of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday and recognized the leadership of LG Manoj Sinha for conducting free, fair and violence-free DDC surveys despite cold conditions and the threat of Covid, saying that the people had voted for a better future with a strengthened grassroots democracy.
The prime minister even compared the successful conduct of DDC polls at J&K within a year of becoming a Union territory to the failure of a “certain party” in Puducherry to hold municipal elections there after 2006.
“While the three-tier polls were conducted peacefully at J&K and people were able to elect their local representatives, there are some sectors in Delhi that curse Modi day and night. They give us lessons in democracy. And the party that criticizes me is in power in Puducherry, ”Modi said in his speech after launching Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana’s (AB-PMJAY) SEHAT plan for J&K residents via videoconference.
Union Interior Minister Amit Shah joined Guwahati and J&K LG Manoj Sinha’s launch from Jammu.
Although the prime minister did not adopt any names, his comments appeared to be directed at Rahul Gandhi in Congress, who recently, commenting on farmers’ agitation against three key farm laws, claimed that there is now “no democracy” in India.
“The last municipal elections in Puducherry were held in 2006 and the mandate of the elected bodies ended in 2011. There is a difference between what the party (in power in Puducherry) preaches and practices. Despite the order of the Supreme Court, he is not ready to hold local elections in Puducherry, ”Modi said. Thanking the youth, women and elders at J&K for ushering in a new era of grassroots empowerment queuing at polling stations despite extreme cold and the threat of Covid, the prime minister said their votes reflected their aspirations for development.
The SEHAT plan for residents of Jammu and Kashmir will have the same benefits that are available under AB-PMJAY, with annual health coverage of Rs 5 lakh per family on a floating basis and will cover all families in the Union Territory regardless from your partner. -economic status. The benefits of the Jammu and Kashmir scheme will be transferable across the country.

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