Modi to Have a Busy Diwali Visit to Srinagar

Published: 22nd October 2014 11:15 AM  |   Last Updated: 22nd October 2014 11:15 AM   |  A+A-


Prime Minister Narendra Modi being welcomed by J&K CM Omar Abdullah and Army Chief Lt Gen Dalbir Singh Suhag while Governor NN Vohra looks on at Technical Airport in Jammu on Sunday | PTI


SRINAGAR: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Diwali visit here Thursday to express solidarity with the flood affected people of Jammu and Kashmir will be packed with meetings, government sources said.

The prime minister is expected to land at the airport here around 1 p.m. Thursday. He will then go to the Raj Bhawan where he will meet members of flood-affected families, including women and children, from different parts of the Valley.

"He will chair a meeting to review the relief and rehabilitation operations by the state and the central government agencies," a state government source told IANS.

"Modi is also likely to visit a relief camp in Srinagar," the source added.

Sources here also said that Modi is likely to announce a relief and rehabilitation package for the flood affected people in the state.

He is scheduled to fly back to New Delhi in the evening.

The visit, however, has evoked a mixed response from the main political parties in the state.

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah welcomed the decision. The opposition Peoples Democratic Party too said the decision was welcome, but also said it would have been better had the prime minister visited the state during the Eid festival that followed the devastating floods of Sep 7.

This will be Modi's fourth visit to the state ever since he became the prime minister five months ago.

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp