Jammu And Kashmir To Become State Again 'At Right Time', PM Said At Meet
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in a 3-hour meeting with political leaders of Jammu and Kashmir, spoke about removing "Dilli ki Doori as well as Dil Ki Doori" and assured his commitment to restoring full statehood when the time was right.
In an open discussion that revolved around building a better future for Kashmir, sources said that the PM patiently heard out suggestions and inputs from all participants.
The sources said the PM had expressed happiness at all participants sharing their honest views.
The main focus of the meeting was to strengthen the democratic process in J&K, which the Prime Minister expressed full commitment towards, the sources said.
Modi said holding assembly elections as successfully as the DDC elections were conducted was a priority.
It was discussed in the meeting that elections could happen soon after delimitation, the sources said, adding that most participants were willing towards the idea.
The PM emphasised the need to strengthen democracy at the grassroots level as well, and to work together with the people of J&K to ensure their upliftment.