'BJP not in govt formation in J&K'

Senior BJP leader and MLC Ramesh Arora on Wednesday ridiculed the reports about J&K BJP attempting to form government. He said there was “no truth” in such reports.

“We’re not into the government formation in Jammu and Kashmir,” Arora said, adding that their party cadre was busy with the preparations for the 2019 parliamentary polls and the Vidhan Sabha elections scheduled later. 

“So, all the reports about the BJP indulging in horse-trading to form the government in Jammu and Kashmir are baseless,” Arora told Greater Kashmir.

On being asked that many of his party men were claiming that they were open to government formation if they got the number, he replied, “I don’t want to discuss who is saying what. But we’ve clear cut instructions from our central leadership to strengthen the party at the grassroots level. So, the question of government formation does not arise.”

Arora said in order to strengthen the party, different programmes were being organized across the State.

He said district executive committee meeting of Jammu BJP was held today wherein the party’s senior leadership asked its booth level workers to implement the strategy of “One Booth 9 Youth” during the 2019 parliamentary elections.

The BJP MLC said the meeting also decided to celebrate “six days associated with the party including its foundation day, birth anniversary of Dr Shyama Prasad Mukherjee as ‘six festivals’”, he said.