J&K polls take world by surprise: PM
28 September 2002
The Daily Excelsior
New Delhi: The successful conduct of the Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir has caught the world by surprise, Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee said today. ''The world is surprised that the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly elections are being conducted in a fair manner,'' he said addressing the 38th Indian labour conference here. The Prime Minister said that after the elections, a Government will be installed in the State. ''If the present Government in the State has to be replaced, it will be replaced,'' he said.