The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday asked its cadre to gear up for District Development Council (DDC) polls.
"The polls could be held anytime. We should prepare for theelections," party's General Secretary (Organization) Ashok Kaul told theparticipants at a convention at Qazigund area of southern Kashmir.
The senior BJP leader claimed that Kashmir was on the path ofdevelopment as promised by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
"The BJP will ensure providing three-tier governance topeople in J&K," he said. "The dream is coming true now. The development ofany area is now responsibility of panchayat members and we are hopeful thatthey will do justice with their job," he said, adding for the past severalmonths work was going on several developmental projects.
The BJP, he said, hasempowered people in Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir. "The Panchayati Rajsystem is a powerful system of governance. The elected representatives will getmore powers in future," he said.
During the convention someSarpanchs, Panchs and people from different areas joined the BJP. "People arejoining us because other mainstream parties have deceived them," he said. "OnlyBJP has the capacity to deliver good governance and give justice to people ofKashmir."
The General Secretary also held meeting with BJPfunctionaries of southern Kashmir and discussed ongoing party elections.
The party has started the elections for Constituency andDistrict presidents in the Valley. These polls will conclude in December.
The party has decided itwill have separate presidents for Union Territories (UTs) of Jammu Kashmir andLadakh and the electoral exercise to elect the presidents will be completed inJanuary.
At present Ravinder Raina is BJP's president for J&Kunit. He is also looking after party affairs of Ladakh.
Several BJP functionaries from southern Kashmir includingSofi Yousuf, Veer Saraf, media in charge, Manzoor Bhat and others attended theconvention.