BJP will form government in J&K with its own chief minister: Raina
Jammu, May 7: Days after the Delimitation Commission on Jammu and Kashmir notified its final report, the BJP on Saturday expressed hope that the assembly elections will be held within the next six months and the party will form the government in the union territory.
“The delimitation commission has completed its exercise…now wait for four to six months (for the assembly elections) and you will see the BJP forming the next government with its own chief minister,” J&K BJP president Ravinder Raina told reporters on the sidelines of a function at the party headquarters here.
Congress leader Raju Sharma, along with scores of his supporters, joined the BJP in the presence of Raina, former deputy chief minister Kavinder Gupta and BJP general secretary (organisation) Ashok Koul.
“BJP is growing very fast with daily joining of prominent leaders from opposition camps and we are moving towards our mission of 50 plus seats in the next assembly elections,” Raina said, claiming that the wave is in favour of his party due to the pro-people policies of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government and the hard work of the party workers.
Earlier addressing the function, Raina drew a parallel between the soldiers guarding the borders and the BJP workers and said “the BJP is a party of nationalists and everyone who loves the country and its flag will join the party”.
“Congress lost ground across the country because it has no policy…It was speaking for Pakistan, terrorists and separatists and have hurt the nationalists who agitated for ‘Ek Vidhan ek Pradhan aur Ek Nishan’ across the country, especially in Jammu and Kashmir,” he said.
Raina said the next assembly election will be important and “we are happy that people from across Jammu and Kashmir – irrespective of their colour, creed and religion – are gathering under the banner of BJP”.
Referring to the recommendations of the delimitation commission to the government about reservation of seats for Kashmiri migrants and Pakistan-occupied J&K refugees, he said everyone will get justice under the BJP which has already revoked the special status under Article 370 (in August 2019) to end decades old discrimination with sections of the society.