"Injustice and discrimination is embedded in their DNA as they always work on an agenda to have a weak government in Jammu and Kashmir. They work for a fractured mandate so that they can offer their support and take benefit after becoming a part of the government in the state," Modi said during an election rally in favor of BJP candidates in Billawar town of J&K's Kathua district.

The Prime Minister said that the common people in the state were the innocent victim of Congress's "game plan."

"Under their game plan they continued to befool the people of Jammu region as people in the Valley had already rejected them, people of Jammu are the real target of the Congress. Congress used to sit with every government and just before the elections start talking about their partners," Modi said.

On the issue of regional discrimination that takes centre stage in every election here, he said that the people in all the three regions have similar grievances.

"When earlier I worked at the organisational level of the party in Jammu, people here used to tell me that their region faced discrimination from the Kashmir centric political parties, but when I went to Kashmir people there told me that the government does not spend money even in the areas along Dal Lake," Modi said.

The Prime Minister appealed the people to give a clear mandate to BJP to end this regional discrimination.

"Only a strong and decisive BJP government can provide equal opportunity of development to the residents of all the three regions of the state including Jammu, Kashmir Valley and Ladakh," Modi said.

He said that the voters in Jammu region must unite and vote in large number for BJP candidate so that the Congress foothold in the state is weakened.

"Even if the temperature continues to drop, you people have to come out in large number to vote. You have to shake the foothold of Congress by throwing them out of the state," Modi added.

The Prime Minister said that in Jammu and Kashmir, tourism was only restricted to Dal lake, whereas many tourist destinations in the Jammu region were neglected.

"In this state, tourism is restricted to only Dal Lake, whereas so many tourist destinations in Jammu region continue to remain neglected. In the past 30 years tourist have stopped visiting Dal Lake also. The need of the hour is to develop tourist destinations in Jammu region also so that it helps create employment for the people here," Modi said.

He said that his government was committed to provide employment to the youth of the hilly areas so they don't have to leave their homes in search of employment opportunities outside the state.

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