SRINAGAR: Congressman and prominent businessman Y V Sharma joined the BJP here, pledging to work towards strengthening the party in Jammu and Kashmir.
Sharma, a former president of the Jammu Chamber of Commerce and Industry, quit Congress in December last year. He, along with his supporters, was welcomed into the BJP by Jammu and Kashmir BJP president Ravinder Raina and MP Jugal Kishore at the party headquarters here.
“I am joining the BJP after being influenced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah, who have devoted full attention towards the sensitive Jammu and Kashmir, which is hit hard by Pakistan-sponsored terrorism over the past three decades,” Sharma was quoted saying. “Businessmen are the wealth creators and employment generators, and hence the doors of the party should always remain open for them.”