Udhampur, Nov 28: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday said he has "tightened all the screws" to ensure that funds allotted to Jammu and Kashmir by the central government are properly utilised.
Addressing a massive BJP election rally here Friday, Modi said: "I have tightened screws to ensure that funds are not looted and these are utilised for the purpose for which these are allotted by the Centre.
"It is because I want proper utilisation of these funds that I have tightened all the screws. It is because of this that both those in power and those in opposition in J&K are criticising me because the mutual policy of loot by these parties has suffered," the prime minister said.
"There will be no shortage of funds allotted to J&K, but it will be monitored closely where does the allotted money go. It will be ensured that these funds reach the people," he added.
Amid chants of "Modi Modi", the Prime Minster asked the people to give BJP a clear majority to form the next government in the state. "We have decided that no time will be wasted in sending whatever that the state needs. But I will also make sure that we know where every rupee sent from Delhi is spent," he said as quoted by PTI.
Modi also thanked the people in the state for voting in large numbers saying that the militants have been astounded by their efforts.
"I thank the people of Jammu and Kashmir for coming out and voting in such large numbers. The militants are astounded. Those who wanted to use bullet to overpower the strength of ballot have failed. People have shown that the strength of ballot has overpowered the bullet," he said.
Promising development, Modi assured that he working on providing job opportunities for the youth in the state. Modi said he was probably the only Prime Minister who has come to the state every month (July till now). "I have come here to either to promote development or to be with the people in time of their sadness," Modi said adding he had spent his Diwali in the state.