Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman Saturday lambasted the Congress for allegedly neglecting Ladakh over the past six decades and said various initiatives like railway line and biggest solar park are in the pipeline for the region for its overall development.
She assured all the pending defence issues, including rent for the land which is under the army’s use, would be resolved as she listed out various steps taken by the Prime Minister Narendra Mod-led government for the region.
The Ladakh region usually remains cut-off from the rest of the country for nearly six months annually due to closure of the 434-km long Srinagar-Leh national highway during winter.
“I am not making any promises because it is a violation of the model code of conduct in view of the ongoing Lok Sabha polls. I am speaking about the initiatives taken by the Modi government for the welfare of the people of the Ladakh region,” she said addressing an election rally in support of party candidate Jamyang Tsering Namgyal here.
Smt @nsitharaman addresses a massive gathering in Leh Ladakh along with Shri Pema Khandu, Hon’ble CM of Arunachal Pradesh, Shri Jamyang Tsering Namgyal, BJP Candidate for Leh-Ladakh Lok Sabha Constituency & Shri Ravindar Raina, State President, BJP J&K pic.twitter.com/9smaAvpQKU
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