New Delhi: Delimitation commission has been constituted for Jammu and Kashmir and preparations are on for holding elections in the Union Territory, Prime Minister Narenda Modi said even as he did not mention any timeline for it.
Addressing the nation from the Red Fort on 75th Independence Day, the Prime Minister also talked about Ladakh and the north eastern states.
“The Delimitation Commission has been constituted in Jammu and Kashmir and preparations are on for holding assembly elections in the future,” the Prime Minister said.
He also referred to the abrogation of Article 370 and said holding the first-ever District Development Council polls in J-K reflects the country’s determination.
Talking about Ladakh, separated from Jammu and Kashmir after abrogation of article 370, Mr Modi talked about the new Sindhu Central University.
“On the one hand, Ladakh is witnessing the creation of modern infrastructure, while on the other hand ‘Sindhu Central University’ is also going to make Ladakh a centre of higher education,” he said.
Modi also said that a new history of connectivity with the northeast is being written.