Amit Shah to visit J-K in October end

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The date may be deferred to October 22 as it is a tentative event, but Shah “will be visiting the union territory for at least three days. The date can be from 22 October to 24 October or it will be from 23 October to 25 October.

New Delhi: According to government sources, Union Home Minister Amit Shah will visit Jammu and Kashmir in late October as part of the Centre’s mega outreach programme.

As per the current plan, Shah is likely to visit Jammu and Kashmir from October 23 to 25, an official told ANI on condition of anonymity.

The date may be deferred to October 22 as it is a tentative event, but Shah “will be visiting the union territory for at least three days. The date can be from 22 October to 24 October or it will be from 23 October to 25 October.

The official said that during his visit to both the Jammu and Kashmir regions, the home minister will “lay foundation stone of some projects, inaugurate some development projects and chair various meetings on security and development related issues.”

He will also meet people living in remote areas of the Kashmir Valley and will also visit Jammu. Shah’s focus is mainly on ensuring that the benefits of growth and development reach the poorest of the poor in Jammu and Kashmir.

Shah’s visit to Jammu and Kashmir is being seen as part of the Centre’s mega outreach program in the Union Territory with 70 Union Ministers visiting the Union Territory. The second edition of the central government’s mega outreach program began on September 8 this year and will end with Shah’s visit.

The first mega outreach program of the Center took place during January 18-24 last year in which 36 Union Ministers visited Jammu and Kashmir. The objective of this program is to review the ongoing projects and developments in Jammu and Kashmir after the abrogation of Article 370 and 35A.

During their visit, the Union Ministers have so far interacted with the local people, representatives of the administration and Panchayati Raj Institutions. He has visited remote areas of Jammu and Kashmir, mainly South Kashmir, which was once considered a “terrorism center”.

After the visit, all the ministers submitted their reports to the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) and the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) last year and the same process will be followed this year.

(ANI)

First published:October 5, 2021, 6:08 pm

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