As National Panchayat Raj Day is celebrated annually on April 24, Prime Minister Modi, who is going to Jammu and Kashmir to participate in the National Panchayat Raj Day celebrations, addresses all the village councils in the country at 11:30 am.
This is Prime Minister Modi’s visit to Jammu and Kashmir for the first time since the repeal of Section 370, which granted special status to Jammu and Kashmir, by the Union government in 2019.
During his visit to Jammu, the Prime Minister will inaugurate a Rs 3,500 crore tunnel on the Vani Kal Quasi-Kant Road. This tunnel will facilitate all-weather connectivity between Jammu and Kashmir.
Apart from this, during this trip, He will launch and lay the foundation for various development projects worth Rs 20,000 crore. Amrit Sarovar is also launching the project
Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi was on his way to Jammu and Kashmir today when he heard the blast at around 4.30 am on Sunday. Laliyana village is located in Bishna taluka in Jammu district, about 8 km from where Prime Minister Modi is addressing. Police are investigating an eruption in the village.
The village of Laliyana is said to be famous for its treatment of snakebite.
Also, security has already been beefed up following the terrorist attack on a bus carrying security personnel in Chunchuan last Friday. One security guard was killed and several others were injured.
Two Jaish terrorists were shot dead, police said, adding that one of the terrorists was wearing a suicide vest and was planning a suicide attack in the city.