Kathua developed by Modi, blessed by Yogi: Dr Jitendra

Jammu, April 10 (UNI) Union Minister and BJP Candidate for Udhampur-Doda-Kathua Lok Sabha constituency Dr Jitendra Singh said on Wednesday that neglected by Congress for several decades, the entire development in Udhampur Kathua Doda constituency had happened only in the last 10 years after Narendra Modi took over as Prime Minister.

Addressing the rally in presence of UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in Kathua district, Singh said that Kathua was fortunate to have been developed by Modi and blessed by Yogi.

Welcoming Yogi Adityanath to Kathua, Dr. Jitendra Singh said he is personally indebted because he knows that the UP Chief Minister is hard-pressed for time as a large number of Lok Sabha seats in UP itself are going to poll in the first phase. Still, on his single phone call, Yogi accepted his invitation to come to Kathua.

He said that even today, Yogi has travelled from Ghaziabad, leaving his campaign halfway to be with us, just for about 45 minutes before he goes back to Meerut.

Dr. Singh said Kathua is a historic city, and its history is intertwined with the history of Bharatiya Jan Sangh, the Bharatiya Janata Party, and independent India. He recalled that it was here that the founder of Bharatiya Jan Sangh and the then MP, Syama Prasad Mookerjee, had courted arrest while demanding full integration of Jammu and Kashmir with the rest of India. The sacrifice made by Mookerjee not only created a vibrant current of nationalism across the country but also went on to add energy to the movement for the integration of Jammu and Kashmir by the then Bharatiya Jan Sangh and carried forward by the Bharatiya Janata Party.

Dr. Singh said that because this area was supposed to be a stronghold of Bharatiya Jan Sangh and the Bharatiya Janata Party, the Congress and its allies, following a policy of appeasement, did not attend to this region and deprived it of several national-level projects that were meant for this region.

It was only after 2014, said Dr. Singh, that, after Prime Minister Modi came in, the lapses of the past were sought to be corrected. For example, he said that during the last 10 years, Kathua has emerged among the country’s most developed Lok Sabha constituencies.

It is possibly the only constituency that has three medical colleges, the highest railway bridge in the world, the longest road tunnel in Asia, the first river rejuvenation in North India, namely the Rive Devika cleaning project, the first Homoeopathy College of North India, the first Biotech Park of North India, several national highways, and several national hydroelectric projects, besides getting two Vande Bharat trains and numerous other benefits.

Dr. Singh added that this has been possible only and only because of the blessings of Prime Minister Modi, and with Yogi Adityanath’s visit to Kathua today, we now have double blessings from both “Modi Yogi.”.

He said the people of this region hold Modi and Yogi in great awe, and they cite the example of the manner in which Yogi has changed the entire scenario in Uttar Pradesh, particularly with respect to ensuring the security of women.

Dr. Singh noted that while Modi gave preference to the building of toilets for women and has so far built more than 11 crore toilets across the country, Yogi gave these toilets the name “Izzat Ghar,” thereby showing respect to the women.

He said this is the reason that the Nari Shakti of India has huge enthusiasm for Modi and Yogi and is always eager to have a glimpse of Yogi and also listen to the words of wisdom and faith.

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