Doomi Malpur, Jammu, Mar 28 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday asserted that each and every vote this time can take Jammu and Kashmir to new heights.
On the campaign trail, Mr Modi blamed Congress, National Conference and Peoples Democratic Party for the situation in J&K.
''Indian National Congress joined hands with anti-national forces and those who supported terrorism,'' averred Mr Modi, addressing a public meeting here in support of Bharatiya Janata Party candidate for Jammu-Poonch Lok Sabha constituency Jugal Kishore Sharma.
The Prime Minister said the Congress, NC & PDP were ''responsible for exodus of Kashmiri Pandits. They have lust for power and always cared for aspirations of their families.
''Because of their personal benefits, not only J&K but the entire nation faced the similar situation,'' the grizzled veteran statesman said and alleged that integrity and dignity of the nation does not matter to the Opposition parties.
Congress joined hands with those who ''supported terrorism,'' said Mr Modi adding, ''they have no guts to take major decisions. They are dead wood. ''I want to assure you, let them use every means but this ‘Chowkidar’ will stand firm in front of them,'' the Premier asserted.
''I have belief in you. You trusted and supported me in 2014 , so I want to assure you that I will not let your vote go waste,'' he said, adding, ''has your vote gone waste? Results are in front of you.
''I assure you that this time, your vote will take J&K to new heights,'' he said and added that it will further strengthen the ''Chowkidar'' to make a new and developed India.
''Do not forget to vote on April 11 and take every single person to the polling booth,'' Mr Modi said.
The Prime Minister affirmed that people had closely seen him and his functioning and he never changes when in chair and his ideology, vision remain the same.
Mr Modi said, ''anybody who is a supporter of terrorism either across the border or within the country, will not be spared.
''Our intelligence agencies are doing their job and they have curbed terror funding besides the supporters of terrorism,'' he added.
Congress, PDP and NC are having, Mr Modi said, sleepless nights and they have started abusing the ‘chowkidar’ who has tightened the noose against such activities.
''Am I not doing right?...Is the decision taken not in the interest of the J&K?'' he questioned.
''If people of J&K trust this ‘chowkidar’, mark my words, the 'Mahamilawati' people will surely face 'Mahagirawat' and it will happen,'' Mr Modi maintained.
The Prime Minister also said that due to cross border firing, people living close to the Line of Control and International Border were the worst hit but be sure, it was not going to stay longer anymore.'' The way our security forces are befittingly replying to Pakistan, they will teach them a lesson.
''To secure border dwellers, 20,000 bunkers were constructed,'' the PM said, adding, ''life is precious and it cannot be replaced with money but unfortunately if anybody gets killed in the firing, the relief has been enhanced.''
Mr Modi observed that 20,000 youths in the border areas were recruited in the belt forces by his government and added, ''I am getting support of young ‘chowkidars’ and blessings of my mothers and sisters, which keeps me alert and awake besides helping me in nation building.
''Either, it is four-laning, Indian Institutes of Managment, IIT, educational projects, Ring Road, Nashri tunnel, all developmental projects were initiated in BJP government,'' he said. ''Congress, NC and PDP have ditched Jammu. They lingered on, delayed and misled people on these projects due to which Jammu always faced discrimination.
Interests of people from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, West Pakistani refugees are also being looked into and take into consideration, Mr Modi said.
The Prime Minister recounted achievements, including reservation for paharis, border people, health schemes, free gas connections to women, pension to farmers, reservation to poor and said, ''the only mantra we are following is 'Sabka saath-Sabka vikas’ and will keep working on it.”