Barely three days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Srinagar and addressed an election rally, the Kashmir office of Bhartiya Janta Party Wednesday remained abuzz with activity as the party president Amit Shah is arriving here Thursday to address election rallies in Shopian and Srinagar.
Sources told KNS he is also scheduled to hold a crucial meeting with the state BJP leaders.
BJP’s Media and Publicity in charge Kashmir, Altaf Thakur told KNS that Shah is arriving here Thursday afternoon. “He will arrive here Thursday afternoon and is scheduled to address two public rallies one in Shopian and another in Rajbagh Srinagar.”
Meanwhile, sources said that to raise the morale of its candidates in Kashmir valley, the Union minister Mukhtar Abas Naqvi, former cricketer and BJP leader Navjot Singh Sidhu and film star Vinod Khanna are also scheduled to address election rallies in Kashmir on Friday.
Well informed sources within the BJP told KNS that Amit Shah besides addressing the public rallies will also hold an important meeting with the BJP state leaders to discuss the preparations and plans of the BJP for the next phase of Assembly elections in the state.
“Shah will review the party’s preparations for the next phase of elections and will also meet the candidates of the party,” sources said.
Meanwhile, talking to KNS over phone from New Delhi BJP’s National general secretary Ram Madhav claimed that the public in J&K is with (Prime Minister) Narendra Modi’s development plank and want to get rid of the dynastic party’s rule which have only promoted dynasties and few cronies.
“The dynastic rule has also perpetuated corruption, nepotism and mal-administration. People want to have public friendly and compassionate governance, which only BJP is capable of,” he said.
He said that the arrivals of the top party leaders is giving boost to BJP workers in Kashmir and to “our goal of achieving ‘Mission 44+’ in Jammu and Kashmir.”
He further said that the BJP would ensure good work in the state if it came to power. “Thanks for the love the party is getting from the state. We are confident that the people have decided to form the BJP government in the state,” he added.
The BJP is running its “Mission 44” in Jammu and Kashmir to form next government. The party has already said that “formation of BJP government in J&K is their dream.”
It is to mention here that in 2008 elections, the BJP had won 11 of the 37 seats in the Jammu region, and none of the 46 seats in the Kashmir Valley or the four in Ladakh.KNS