Asks party workers to gear up for polls; says Congress, NC and PDP trying to form pre-poll alliance in Jammu
Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) national general secretary Ram Madhav on Tuesday asked the party workers to work hard for the upcoming assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir so that BJP becomes indispensable for government formation.
“After 2014 elections, we formed a coalition government by winning 25 seats from Jammu province. But in this election, our focus should be to create such a situation that no government is formed without the BJP’s support in J&K,” Madhav told party workers during the launch of “Mera Ghar Bhajpa Ka Ghar” programme here.
Madhav said the people of Jammu “are still with the BJP” as was evident by their massive participation in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Vijaypur rally.
“As far as Kashmir Valley is concerned, there, we will take along some people who have faith in the Indian Constitution and other like-minded people to win the parliamentary as well as the assembly polls,” Madhav said.
The BJP national general secretary claimed that the party will win all the assembly seats and one parliamentary seat in Ladakh.
Madhav took on some “Valley-based parties” for speaking the “language that favours neighbouring Pakistan.” He said, “There are some parties in Kashmir which, in opposition, speak the Pakistani language. Such parties will be taught befitting lessons.”
Meanwhile, he also claimed that the PDP, the NC and the Congress “are trying to enter into a pre-poll alliance” in Jammu region as “these parties know their position in Jammu where people support only the BJP.” He added that their “major political adulteration” wouldn’t work here.
He told the party workers to gear up for the polls as he said, “possibility is there that the LS and the assembly polls are held together. But even if simultaneous polls are not held, the assembly elections would be held soon after the LS polls.”
DIVISIONAL STATUS TO LADAKH
Ram Madhav said that in the erstwhile PDP-BJP dispensation, “the state BJP leaders had tried their level best to accord the divisional status to Ladakh but they couldn’t do that in view of political compulsions.”
“But we’re happy that after withdrawing support to the PDP, we did it (divisional status to Ladakh) during the President’s rule,” Madhav asserted.