Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi met and interacted with locals at Lal Chowk in Srinagar saying there is a positive environment and that the government was working to create a strong environment of change.
A group of 36 ministers had arrived in Jammu & Kashmir for their week-long public outreach programme including Union ministers Smriti Irani, Mahendra Nath Pandey, Arjun Ram Meghwal, G. Muralidharan, Anurag Thakur, Piyush Goyal, Aswini Choubey, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, G. Krishnan Reddy, Ravi Shankar Prasad and Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank.
The 36 ministers will visit 60 locations across the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir and will hold public meetings at panchayat and block levels and inform the people about various schemes launched by the Centre particularly after the abrogation of Article 370 and how those programmes and schemes are set to benefit the people.
Thirty-six ministers will be arriving in J&K in batches and the exercise that began last Saturday will be concluded on Friday, January 24.
While Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi visited Srinagar, G. Krishan Reddy arrived in Ganderbal. On Thursday and Friday, Ravi Shankar Prasad will be visiting Baramulla.
Apart from inaugurating certain developmental projects are meeting with the officials to get a sense from the ground about the developmental needs of the people the BJP ministers will also apprise the people of various government schemes after the revocation of Article 370 and bifurcation of Jammu and Kashmir into two union territories.
The BJP believes that this visit will help the Centre in assessing the ground situation post-revocation of Article 370.