Elections in Jammu and Kashmir were more peaceful than those in West Bengal: PM Modi

Elections in Jammu and Kashmir were more peaceful than those in West Bengal: PM Modi

SRINAGAR: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday saying elections in Jammu and Kashmir were more peaceful than those in West Bengal.

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PM Modi, in an exclusive interview with News18’s, said most worrisome was the fact that people who believe in democracy and were “neutral”, were maintaining silence over the violence in Bengal. “They are forgiving everything else in their hatred for me and this will only create problems for the country,” the Prime Minister said.

Modi, while equating the situation in Bengal with that in Jammu and Kashmir, said elections were more peaceful in the latter. “During the panchayat elections in Kashmir, violence was not reported from even one polling booth.

But during the same time, several people were killed during panchayat polls in Bengal; the houses of those who won were burnt down and they were forced to flee to Jharkhand and other states. Their only fault was that they won polls. 

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