Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday said “everything is going fine” in Kashmir and “all claims of violence have fallen flat now.”
“Sab kuch theek chal raha hai (everything is going fine),” Shah said in reference to Jammu and Kashmir, in an exclusive conversation with India Today.
Shah is on a two-day trip to West Bengal’s Bankura district. The trip comes six months ahead of the 2021 Bengal Assembly elections where the BJP will be facing Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s Trinamool Congress on the one side and the Congress-Left alliance on the other.
During the conversation Shah answered several key questions. Responding to a question about the Abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir, the Home Minister said, “All development is going on there (J&K). All claims of violence etc fall flat now.”
Just earlier this week, J&K Election Commissioner KK Sharma announced the dates for the District Development Council (DDC) elections. This will be the first major political activity in the Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir since Abrogation of Article 370 last year.
The election commissioner said the DDC elections will take place in eight phases starting November 28. The final phase will be held on December 19 of this year.
While interacting with India Today, Union Minister also said in reference to claims of Chinese incursion, “Not even an inch of India’s land gone.”
Shah also seemed confident of electoral victories both in poll-bound Bihar and in West Bengal next year.