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PM Modi to visit Leh, Kargil today; to inaugurate hydro-power projects, address troops

Aug 12, 2014 08:22 AM IST Politics Politics

Kargil: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Leh and Kargil on Tuesday. This is his first visit to both these places after assuming office.

He is also the first PM to visit after the Kargil war. PM Modi will inaugurate two hydro-power projects.

He will also address troops at Leh soon after landing. He is expected to boost the morale of the Army, especially after continuous ceasefire violations in the past 48 hours.

The visit is also significant politically as it comes ahead of the Assembly polls in Jammu and Kashmir. In the last Lok Sabha polls, BJP won three seats in Jammu and Kashmir, including the Leh seat.

"We have big hopes from PM Modi. We want education and development," said a local resident of Kargil. "We want good colleges and better facilities. Our colleges stand nowhere compared to other colleges," another resident added.'