Jammu: Recalling the days when no movie would be complete without being shot in Kashmir, actor-turned- politician Vinod Khanna on Tuesday said that his party would help restore that "lost glory" to the state.
Khanna said that the state was once a favourite destination for the Bollywood and now he felt pained to see "lack of development" there.
"There was a time when no Bollywood movie was complete without being shot in Kashmir, the Prime Minister has resolved to bring back the film industry to your state," he said.
The BJP Member of Parliament while addressing an election rally in Jammu said, "I have a personal connection with this state as I keep on coming here time and again, but I really feel pained to see that this state lacks development."
Khanna who held four election rallies in Jammu today in support of the party candidates for the ongoing assembly elections in the state said, "You have tried every one in the past but you were dejected, now that you have an option give BJP a chance and see the difference."
"Let us all in the Jammu and Kashmir state put our efforts to accomplish the Mission 44+ and bring BJP government at the seat of power to change the destiny of the people", Khanna said.
The Gurdaspur MP also delivered some film dialogues to thunderous applause from the audience.
Khanna claimed that BJP was the only party that would bring the state of Jammu and Kashmir on the developmental map of the country.
"The roads here are dilapidated, there is no parking, no electricity, and I am told that in summer months water becomes a luxury, what have you people got in all these years, give BJP a chance to see overall development in the state," Khanna said.
He said that BJP believes in making the state of Jammu and Kashmir a better place to live in.
"With the support of the people of Jammu and Kashmir, the time has come when BJP will make the government here and there will be overall development of the state," he said.
He said that BJP was also committed to improve the economic condition of the people of the state.