PM Modi stated the latest native physique election in Jammu and Kashmir “strengthened roots of democracy” and congratulated voters for exercising their franchise within the eight-phase election.


New Delhi: Some folks in Delhi “want to teach me lessons in democracy”, Prime Minister Narendra Modi stated at the moment, hitting again at high Congress chief Rahul Gandhi after the latter, in his latest assault of the federal government and PM Modi, stated there was “no democracy” in India and that those that stood up in opposition to the PM have been labelled terrorists “even if it were (RSS chief) Mohan Bhagwat”.

“There are folks in Delhi who at all times taunt and insult me. They wish to train me classes in democracy. I want to show them Jammu and Kashmir DDC (District Development Council) polls as an example of democracy,” PM Modi said after launching the Ayushman Bharat scheme for health insurance protection to all residents of the union territory.

Some political forces keep lecturing on democracy but see their duplicity and hollowness. The social gathering that guidelines in Puducherry hasn’t performed native physique elections regardless of the Supreme Courtroom’s order, whereas Jammu and Kashmir held Panchayat-level polls inside one yr after turning into a union territory,” the Prime Minister stated.

He said the recent local body election in Jammu and Kashmir “strengthened roots of democracy” and congratulated voters for exercising their franchise in the eight-phase election.

“I would like to congratulate the people of Jammu and Kashmir for strengthening democracy. I saw how the young and the old reached the voting booths in the District Development Council (DDC) polls. The people of Jammu and Kashmir strengthened the roots of democracy in the DDC polls,” PM Modi stated.

Within the first-ever District Development Council (DDC) polls throughout 20 districts in Jammu and Kashmir, the Farooq Abdullah-led Gupkar alliance, together with the Congress, gained in 13 districts. The BJP gained in six districts in Jammu.

The BJP, after successful for the primary time in Kashmir, stated “the lotus has bloomed” within the Valley.

Nevertheless, days after the outcomes, the Nationwide Convention alleged that the federal government is facilitating horse-trading and defections. Omar Abdullah made the comment after a neighborhood physique member who gained on a Nationwide Convention mandate ticket joined the Jammu and Kashmir Apni Get together led by former finance minister Altaf Bukhari.

Courtesy: NDTV

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