Dismissing Narendra Modi's criticism of dynastic politics and corruption in Jammu and Kashmir, PDP president Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday said it was "election rhetoric" and exposed the Prime Minister's ignorance about the state.
Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party (JKNPP) on Saturday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of violating the model code of conduct by addressing a state government sponsored election rally in Kishtwar.
Asserting that he had deep affection for Kashmir, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday vowed to fulfil the "dream" of former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee based on "democracy, humanity and Kashmiriyat" that has made a "special place" in the hearts of people of Jammu and Kashmir.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on whom BJP is banking heavily, will hit the campaign trail in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday when he addresses a public rally in Kishtwar, four days ahead of the first phase of balloting for the Assembly elections in the state.
Recalling his tenure as Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir in 2006-08, Congress MP Ghulam Nabi Azad on Thursday wooed voters, saying hist government had replaced the "hopelessness" in the state with all-round development, and promised to do so again, if voted to power.
In a bid to woo the over five lakh voters of Chenab Valley, PDP on Thursday launched its campaign for the November 25 assembly polls in the region and showcased party patron Mufti Mohd Sayeed's "peace with dignity" rule to counter senior Congress leader and native Ghulam Nabi Azad's development agenda.
On the last date of the filing of nominations for the first phase of the Assembly polls in Jammu and Kashmir, 21 candidates today filed their papers from Ramban, Doda and Kishtwar constituencies of Jammu region.
Faced with the challenge of retaining five out of six seats in his home turf Chenab Valley, senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad has urged people to help him in fulfilling his dream of converting the area into a "Model Region" of the state.
Jammu and Kashmir government on Friday said efforts to rehabilitate people in flood-hit Kishtwar district would be taken on war footing ahead of winters as the delay could lead to more death and destruction in the area.
Union Minister Jitendra Singh, who concluded his two-day visit to the district on Saturday, announced setting up of a degree college, very high frequency tower and facility of medical ambulance for the remotest Paddar-Machail mountainous belt of Kishtwar district.