Srinagar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today reminded people of Kashmir valley that his intentions were honest and the biggest proof was the fact that the Army for the first time punished its two jawans for killing two youths.
Addressing an election rally in Sher-e-Kashmir stadium of Srinagar, Modi said, "For the first time, Army had briefed the media in last 30 years and took the responsibility for killing of two youth. This is because of the Central government. This signifies my clear vision."
Modi also reminded the people that he had decided to spend Diwali with the people of the valley and said that the people of the state have no faith in the state government as he was told.
"Everyone was celebrating Diwali with their dear ones but I skipped the celebration. I came here and listened to your grievances. I met several people, they said that ‘Modiji don't give fund to state government'. I asked why? They said transfer money directly in our account because they don't have faith in the state government and that they have faith in Modi," said Modi.
Reminding people of Atal Bihari Vajpayee's dreams about Kashmir, Modi said that it is now his responsibility to take that forward.
"I will work for Atalji's dream... fulfilling his dream is my responsibility, it is my duty. He had talked about Insaniyat, Kashmiriyat & Jamhooriyat...humanity, democracy. What does India have better than Kashmir to show to the world? we will take Kashmir to new heights of development," said Modi.
Terming the loss of lives of Army jawans and police personnel as a big loss, Modi said that it was his duty to share their pain.
"In Kashmir, Army jawans lost their lives; police also lost their lives in the line of duty. Besides, children were also killed. This is a big loss. Being a ‘prdhan sevak' of India, it is my responsibility to share your pain and grievances, said Modi.
Here we are giving you live updates of Modi's Srinagar rally:
3:19pm- Narendra Modi concludes his speech.
3:17pm-Modi: I appeal you to vote for BJP candidates and allow the BJP to form government ion the state for development.
3:15pm-Modi:You have seen Congress government, father-son government and father-daughter government. I appeal you to take rest from this government once... Give me one chance. I will deliver your dreams. Corruption is high in Jammu and Kashmir. Poor people are the worst sufferer. During my meeting with SAARC leaders, I had said that we should together fight against corruption, terrorism and bad evils. There is no need of fighting with each other. I had gone to Kutch to meet the victim of earthquake. I met several people. They said that leaders who come here talked about border.. they talked about Pakistan. I asked them, what do you want from me? They said that we want you to talk about us instead of Pakistan. I visited the region several times. I reconstructed the district, built hospitals, buildings, schools and colleges. And today, Kutch is the fastest growing district of the state. I have arrived here with the same ambitions. I promise you that Kashmir can also become the fastest growing district.
3:12pm-Modi: I promise to pull you out from this pain. At that time, everyone was celebrating Diwali with their dear ones but I skipped the celebration. I came and listened to your grievances. I met several people, they said that ‘Modiji don't give fund to state government'. I asked why? They said transfer money directly in our account because they don't have faith in the state government and that they have faith in Modi.
3:09pm-Modi:I had once come to Uri to inaugurate a power project. I was informed that there is no school after 10. Immediately, I approved the sanction for the same. Kashmiri girls need not go far for education, we need to change this. There are places here where if infrastructure is build so many tourists can come. jab yaahan baadh ayee to maaf keejiye sarkaar soi hui thii, main bhaaga bhaaga aya.You have seen the last 30 years but received nothing. Now I appeal you to change the ‘old ways' and look for new way – development. And it is the mantra of the BJP ‘ sabka sath, sabka vikas'.Everyone should get his right and then only development will take place.
3:06pm-Modi: When I was Chief Minister, once I had visited Dal lake. When I was coming out from the lake, few people touched my feet. I was surprised... who are they. I asked them. They told me that they arrived here from Gujarat as tourists. The water of Jammu and Kashmir has power to give electricity to the rest of the country. Pahad ki paani aur jawani pahad ke kaam nahi aati hai'. I want to change this idiom. I want to generate power from the water of mountain.
3:03pm-Modi:Tourism is the fastest booming sector in the world. People of different countries want to visit other nations ... People visit Singapore and Dubai on Saturday, Sunday. I have nothing to show tourists better than Kashmir. We have Dal lake. People want to visit here. Tourism is an opportunity to boost economy ... to provide employment to the poor people. People earn their livelihood. An auto walla, a chana wala & a chai walla also earns. And I get very happy when 'chai wala' earns.
3:00pm-Modi: In Kashmir, Army jawans lost their lives; police also lost their lives in the line of duty. Besides, children were also killed. This is a big loss. Being a ‘pradhan sevak' of India, it is my responsibility to share your pain and grievances.
2:58pm-Modi: I will work for Atalji's dream... fulfilling his dream is my responsibility, it is my duty. He had talked about Insaniyat, Kashmiriyat & Jamhooriyat...humanity, democracy. What does India have better than Kashmir to show to the world? we will take Kashmir to new heights of development
2:55pm-Modi: Elections have just started, but not a month passed by when I did not come here to visit you.I am a 'pradhan sevak' who has come here every month, July, Aug, Sept, Oct, Nov & Dec, I came in 2014 & will come again in 2015. I am here to share your pain... I don't have any demand... now it is my responsibility to fulfil your dreams.
2:51pm-Modi: What this Valley demands? Two generations lived in tough circumstances ...People wanted to visit this place likewise they visit Badrinath and Kedarnath. People from rest part of the country used to come here to earn livelihood. People of Kashmir never migrated from here because they got employment here.
2:48pm-Modi: was informed that after 1983, this is for the first time that someone has dared to hold a public meet inside this stadium . I will never forget your love and affection. I promise to return this love to you all with interest and development.
2:48pm- Modi begins his speech
2:40pm- Modi reaches rally venue in Srinagar