By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |

Published: January 18, 2020 2:57:39 pm





Kashmir union ministers visit, Kashmir union ministers flight diverted, article 370 abrogation, bjp kashmir, bjp leaders kashmir, jk lockdown, jk restrictions The outreach programme has been deliberate to converse with folks on steps taken by the Centre after bifurcation of Jammu and Kashmir on August 5, 2019. (Express Photo/File)

The Centre’s plan to kick off an outreach programme in the Valley took successful Saturday after Union Ministers Dr Jitendra Singh, Ashwini Choubey and Arjun Ram Meghwal have been forced to land in Srinagar as an alternative of Jammu due to bad weather, reported PTI. The ministers are amongst 36 who’re scheduled to maintain shut to 60 conferences in the Union Territory over the following six days.

It was not instantly clear whether or not the staff would keep in Srinagar or return to the nationwide capital.

As an initiative of Union Home Minister Amit Shah, the ministers are on a week-long go to to the Union Territory to converse with folks about developmental insurance policies and steps taken by the central authorities because the abrogation of Article 370 and bifurcation of Jammu and Kashmir on August 5 final 12 months.

Of the 36 ministers scheduled to go to the Union Territory, solely 5 — G Kishan Reddy, Ravi Shankar Prasad, Shripad Naik, Niranjan Jyoti and Ramesh Pokhriyal — are anticipated to deal with the folks in the Kashmir Valley. The remaining ministers will go to districts in Jammu.

The go to can even see ministers heading out to totally different districts in each Jammu and Kashmir. While Reddy would journey to Ganderbal on January 22 and Manigam the following day, Union Minister for Law and Justice Ravi Shankar Prasad is slated to be in Baramulla on January 24. Pokhriyal, Naik and Niranjan will attain out to folks in Srinagar.

The Union ministers have been despatched “background material” concerning the developmental actions “through email” and the ministers have been requested to inform the state Chief Secretary about their programme in order that “necessary arrangements” on the discipline stage to facilitate their go to.

According to sources, of the 59-odd locations being visited by the ministers, as many as 51 are in Jammu. The remaining eight locations are in Kashmir.

Minister for Women and Child Development Smriti Irani is slated to go to Katra and Panthal areas of the Reasi district on January 19. Gen VK Singh (retd) is scheduled to go to Tikri in Udhampur on January 20 whereas Minister of State of the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports Kiren Rijiju will go to Suchetgarh in Jammu the following day.

Power and renewable power minister RK Singh will go to Khellani in Doda district. Anurag Thakur, Giriraj Singh, Prahlad Joshi, Renuka Singh, Jitendra Singh, V Murlidharan and Piyush Goyal are among the many different ministers who’ve been deputed totally different districts in Jammu.

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