As the government has begun preparations for holding local bodies and Panchayat polls in the state as per schedule, the Bhartiya Janata Party has said that it will contest local bodies and Panchayat elections in all the districts and Panchayat levels in the state.

“Our preparations for the local body and Panchayat polls are ongoing in full swing,” BJP State General Secretary said.

Though BJP has not any significant support in the Valley and received drubbing in Assembly elections last year, he said that the party had made vital strides in strengthening the voter base in Kashmir.

“From the last few weeks, we have elected 10 party district presidents, 46 constituency presidents, party incharges and other committees across the valley. We will contest in all seats at urban local body, Panchayat elections which will be held later this year,” he said. He claimed that BJP has registered 3 lakh memberships in the valley alone.

Ruling out any pre-poll alliance with any party, he said that the BJP will contest alone like it contested in Ladakh Hill council polls.


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