Amit Shah summons J&K BJP ministers to Delhi


Jammu, Publish Date: Jun 19 2018 1:03AM | Updated Date: Jun 19 2018 1:03AM
Amit Shah summons J&K BJP ministers to DelhiFile Photo

In the wake of calling off the ceasefire by the central government in Jammu and Kashmir, the BJP high command has summoned its ministers in the state coalition government to Delhi for holding deliberations on Tuesday.

“The call has come from the office of BJP national president Amit Shah,” a BJP minister said adding that all the ministers received separate calls.

Interestingly, Amit Shah is scheduled to visit Jammu on a two day visit beginning June 23.

Some BJP ministers said they had been summoned to Delhi to review functioning of the state coalition government, as also the performance of their respective ministries. However, the insiders said the situation in the state post-resumption of ‘Operation All Out’ was on the top of the agenda.

Curiously, the BJP ministers have been summoned by the party high command within less than two months since the last reshuffle in the BJP’s ministers. The party had effected major reshuffle of its ministers in April last in the wake of reports that “resentment” was brewing in Jammu region, its main bastion, against the functioning of some of its ministers.

The reshuffle was also seen as a “course correction” before the 2019 parliamentary elections.  

Sources said the high command was “not much satisfied” with the functioning of some of its ministers. “The party wants best results and better delivery on the ground. It wants to win the people’s confidence and doesn’t want to take any chance before the 2019 parliamentary elections,” party sources informed.    

Deputy chief minister, Kavinder Gupta said the call which had come separately to all BJP ministers from Delhi had been “all of a sudden”. “The working and performance of the ministers is likely to be reviewed by the national president,” he added. All the ministers have been told to report to Delhi on Tuesday, he said.



Meanwhile, Amit Shah is set to visit Jammu coming weekend for two days to discuss and formulate a strategy for 2019 parliamentary elections for the state. 

Shah will have a packed schedule in the city, where the BJP’s influence is centered, separately meeting with party lawmakers, ministers, the state election management committee and senior party leaders apart from RSS functionaries. 

“Amit Shah has conveyed to the state unit to prepare a blueprint for all the six LokSabha seats, especially the three which the party won in 2014 elections so that they are retained in 2019 elections,” BJP state president Ravinder Raina said.

The saffron party’s state spokesperson, Arun Gupta said that the main motive of Shah’s visit is to discuss the 2019 parliamentary elections. Shah will be accompanied by party national general secretary (organization) Ram Lal, and head of DrShyamaParsad Mukherjee Research Foundation, AnirbhanGanguly.  The all powerful president of BJP, Shah will also attend a function organised by the DrShyama Prasad Mukherjee Foundation to observe the right wing ideologue’s death anniversary and pay him tributes. One of the important meetings Shah is scheduled to hold during the visit, beginning June 23, is with the top brass of the state unit of RSS to take feedback regarding organisational matters, sources in the state BJP unit said.    


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