Hira Nagar (Kathua): The sweeping winds of change are already visible in Jammu and Kashmir, BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi said Wednesday.
Launching the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) poll campaign in the state Wednesday, the star campaigner said: "I have first bowed by forehead at the Mata Vaishno Devi shrine (to the Hindu goddess) and I am now bowing my head before the people of Jammu and Kashmir."
"I am proud to begin the BJP poll campaign from a land where people have laid down their lives for the country.
"The sweeping winds of change are already visible in Jammu and Kashmir," he said.
Modi added: "It is our duty to carry forward the roadmap and take to logical conclusion Atal Bihari Vajpayee's plan of Insaniyat, Jumhuriyat and Kashmiriyat.
"This rally has been rightly called the 'Bharat Vijay Rally' and our crusade is for victory over rising prices, our crusade is against unemployment, against circumstances leading to suicides by farmers and for India's victory over other ills."