SRINAGAR: Senior BJP leader and former Deputy Chief Minister, Kavinder Gupta said that BJP is inherently ever-ready for polls in J&K and it is up to the Election Commission (EC) to take the final call about holding Assembly polls.
Kavinder was reacting to NC Leader Omar Abdullah’s statement that BJP does not want to hold any elections in Jammu and Kashmir as it knows that people will punish them through ballot.
“Those accusing the Bharatiya Janata Party of deliberately delaying the elections are simply daydreaming because the BJP leadership in J&K is awaiting for all kinds of political contests to decimate opponents ‘brutally’ as the party is enjoying tremendous support of the electorate whether it is Jammu, Kashmir or any other part of the UT,” he said.
“BJP has changed the scenario not only in Jammu but also in Kashmir as after restoration of normalcy by the BJP Government in centre and end of terrorism the electorate has been galvanized and is standing shoulder to shoulder with the saffron party to teach lesson to dynastic parties which ruined several generations of Kashmiris just to satiate their vested interests,” he confirmed.
Kavinder said that the situation in Jammu and Kashmir under the Modi Government has improved a lot over the last few years but it is up to the EC to decide when the election will be conducted. As far as the BJP is concerned, it is always ready for elections whether it is the Panchayat, Assembly or Parliament. He said it was Modi Govt which has strengthened democracy at grass roots level by conducting elections of DDC and BDC. “From 87 selected MLAs, six MPs and three families, Modiji had shifted the democracy to 30,000 elected representatives on ground in J&K,” he added.
The former deputy Chief Minister said that dynastic parties like NC and PDP are showing over enthusiasm as they are daydreaming that the outcome of polls will be in their favour but the reality is contrary and BJP shall puncture the balloons of hopes. (KNS)