India to hold state assembly elections in Jammu & Kashmir soon: Modi

Published On: August 8, 2019 09:45 PM NPT By: Reuters

NEW DELHI, Aug 8: Prime Minister Narendra Modi assured the people of Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday that elections would soon be held in the state for the local assembly, two days after the government’s decision to end special status for the state and split it into two union territories.

In a televised public address, Modi said the federal government would take steps to create more economic opportunities for the people of Kashmir.

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