Modi vows to fulfill Dreams of Vajpayee in J&K

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Srinagar, Dec 08: Promising for an inclusive development in Jammu and Kashmir, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that he will take forward the vision of his mentor Atal Bihari Vajpayee to bring prosperity and growth in the region.

Addressing an election rally here at the Sher-e-Kashmir Cricket Stadium on Monday, Modi said that it is his duty to deliver a new Kashmir on the basis of insaaniyat, Kashmiriyat and Jamhooriyat (Humanity, Kashmiriyat and democracy), as promised by former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

"I have come here to share your sorrows, not to take anything from you. You have given me a lot of love, what can be greater than that. Atal Bihari Vajpayee made a good start, I have to fulfill Atalji's dream... he spoke of insaaniyat, kashmiriyat and jamhooriyat; these are the pillars on which we will build," Modi said.

He said that there are so many opportunities for tourism. This is a sector that is growing at a very quick pace. Tourism is a sector which offers employment and a daily wage to every sector of the society. Tourism is fast growing in the world and the Dal Lake needs to flourish with tourists. "What does India have better than Kashmir to show to the world? We will take Kashmir to new heights of development", he said.

"Thirty years have passed, two generations have not had employment, I will bring development to Kashmir. I will return the love you have given to me with interest, I will return it with development," he added.

Talking about his frequent visits to the state, Prime Minister Modi said, "Elections have just come but there is no month where I did not coming to you. I came in July, August, September, October, November and I have come in December too. I have come in 2014, and I will also come in 2015 as well."

Prior to visit Srinagar, Modi had addressed a rally in Samba where he expressed his thanks to people of the region who proved that EVM is stronger than Finger on AK-47 for high rate of voters turnout, while paying tributes to the martyrs, who lost their lives in Friday's terror attacks.

Polling for the third phase of assembly elections will be held tomorrow in Jammu and Kashmir for 16 assembly seats. The three districts Budgam, Baramulla and Pulwama will go to polls and around 13.6 lakh voters will exercise their franchise at 1,781 polling stations.

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