Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tribute to martyr jawans, who laid down their lives last week while fighting with the terrorists. He addressed a rally in Srinagar amidst tight security arrangements and sought a mandate for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Jammu & Kashmir.
“Ballots will win over the bullets. We want people to use the ballot button, not the AK-47 trigger,” he said. Earlier, he addressed a rally in Samba and vowed to take forward dreams of former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
“I come to J&K every now and then since taking charge as PM. I came in 2014 and I will come in 2015 also. I have come here to share your grievances. Elect a strong, stable government, not a hung Assembly in J&K,” he said. He was critical of the National Conference and Congress and hailed the Army for their relentless efforts during J&K floods.