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J&K BJP chief targets Pakistan over attacks on party leaders

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Jammu:  Pakistan is afraid of the BJP’s rise in Kashmir and is engineering targeted killings of party workers in the Valley, BJP’s J&K chief Ravinder Raina said on Thursday, asserting the neighbouring country will not succeed in its nefarious designs.

His statement came in the backdrop of militant attacks on some village-level BJP leaders, following which nearly a dozen party workers in Kashmir have resigned.

“Pakistan is afraid of the rise of the Bharatiya Janata Party in Kashmir, that’s why it is selectively targeting BJP workers in Kashmir”, he told reporters here.

He said “with the rise of the BJP and the nationalist forces in Kashmir, Pakistani terrorists and separatists are in frustration and desperation; but they can’t succeed in their nefarious designs.”

Naming some of the party workers who were recently attacked, Raina said Pakistani militants were afraid of the “growing popularity” of BJP leaders like Sheikh Wasim Bari, Abdul Hamid Nazir and the party’s sarpanches and panches, and therefore targeted them.

“But it can’t stop the BJP in Kashmir valley as the common masses in Kashmir are with the party,” he said, adding, “the majority of people of Kashmir valley are true patriots and they love India from the core of their hearts.”

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