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'BDC chairperson among 33 panchayat members join BJP'

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Jammu, Feb 25: A block development chairperson (BDC) and 32 panchayat members on Tuesday joined the BJP in Poonch district.

One BDC, 12 sarpanchs and 20 panchs from remote and border areas of Poonch along with dozens of their supporters joined the BJP at the party headquarters here in the presence of JK BJP president Ravinder Raina, a statement issued here said.

Those who joined the BJP included Farida Bi, chairperson Block Sathra of Haveli constituency, sarpanch and former NC leader Molvi Mohammad Rashid, former Gujjar advisor and panch Mohammad Shafi, it said.

Raina, while welcoming them to the party fold, said the people living in remote areas have appreciated the intention and policies of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led Union government.

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