Amit Shah review J&K situation, asks leaders to start programmes to inform benefits about government’s Article 370 move


New Delhi: Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday reviewed the ground situation of Jammu and Kashmir during a meeting with state Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders in New Delhi, two months post revocation of Article 370, with party leaders, sources said.

The meeting was conducted to take stock of the ground situation in the Kashmir Valley and discuss preparedness ahead of block development council (BDC) elections in the state slated for October 24.

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Several prominent leaders of Jammu and Kashmir unit of the BJP were present in the meeting.

In the meeting, Amit Shah directed the BJP leaders in Jammu and Kashmir to put all possible efforts to restore normalcy and peace in the Valley. He asked the leaders to support administration towards reopening of schools and other educational institutions in the region and start outreach programs to bring people at ease, sources said.

Amit Shah said that government employees must be brought back to work immediately.

As the party is eyeing to win 90 per cent BDC seat, Amit Shah asked party leaders to give power and space to panchs and sarpanches to perform in the polls. The BJP has been making continuous efforts to make a place for the party at the grassroots level in the Valley.