Union Home minister Amit Shah, who is on a three-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir addressed a rally in the border district of Rajouri on Tuesday.
He said that after the abrogation of Article 370, which gave a special status to the erstwhile state of Jammu & Kashmir, reservation benefits were being given to Dalits, backwards and those living in the hills.
Shah first visited Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine on Tuesday in Katra. After this, he went to address a rally in the border district of Rajouri. Shah said, “Today’s rally and your ‘Modi-Modi’ chants are answers to those who said if Article 370 is abrogated, there will be a blood bath.”
He said only three families used to rule Jammu & Kashmir, but now the power is with 30,000 people elected to panchayats and district councils, adding development of Jammu and Kashmir is Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s priority.
After the rally, the home minister will launch development projects and lay foundation stones for various projects at the Convention Centre in Jammu.
On the second day of his visit on Wednesday (October 5), Shah will review the security situation in the Union territory at a meeting slated to be held at the Raj Bhavan in Srinagar.
This is the second visit of the minister to Jammu and Kashmir since the abrogation of Article 370 by the Modi govt in 2019.