While replying to a debate in the Rajya Sabha, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that it has happened for the first time after J&K’s special status was scrapped last year

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said an anti-corruption bureau has been established in Jammu and Kashmir for the first time after its special status was scrapped. Replying to the debate in Rajya Sabha on a motion thanking the President for his address to the joint sitting of both houses of Parliament, he said for the first time in decades, people of Jammu and Kashmir got benefits of reservation. There were BDC polls, Rera came into being there, he said, adding for the first time, Jammu and Kashmir got a comprehensive start-up, trade and logistics policy.

For the first time, an anti-corruption bureau was set up in Jammu and Kashmir, he said. He attacked the opposition for not offering any "constructive suggestion" during the debate, saying they made a "virtue out of stagnation".

PM Modi said one member said the decision to abrogate the special status for Jammu and Kashmir in August last year was taken without discussion. "This observation is not correct. The entire nation has seen the detailed discussions on the subject. MPs have voted in favour of the decisions."