Political battle intensifies in Jammu as BJP, Panthers activate women wings

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The BJP and J&K National Panthers Party have activated their respective Women Wing leaders to carry-out political activities and in view of intensified political battle between the two arch rivals of Jammu region.

When the political parties were busy with the election campaign in Jammu region in support of their respective candidates for Phase-6 DDC polls, J&K National Panthers Party, Balwant Singh Mankotia while speaking to a public rally in Udhampur had allegedly stated that BJP bringing leaders from Delhi “who are dancers.”

It stoked controversy in Jammu with the BJP women wing marching towards Gandhi Nagar office of the Panthers Party, yesterday and they went inside their premises. They staged a protest demonstration and shouted slogans while carrying placards against Mankotia’s remarks.

A day after BJP’s Women Wing’s demonstration, the women wing of Panthers reached outside the BJP office in reaction and staged a noisy protest defending Mankotia’s remarks and launched a counterattack on their rival political party for various reasons.

“We are not an anti-woman political party. Is it anti-woman to call someone referring to her profession?” a woman wing leader of the Panthers Party reacted while speaking to the media.

Defending the statement of J&K National Panthers Party President Balwant Singh Mankotia, the women leaders shouted slogans outside the BJP Office.

She alleged that they had promised jobs after the abrogation of Art 370 from J&K. Where were those jobs? However, the Panther’s women wing leaders were not allowed to proceed by the women police personnel. Both the political parties have fielded their candidates against each-other in many districts but the tough fight between these two political parties is in Udhampur, and Samba districts.

While the BJP has intensified its campaign in favour of their candidates using national leaders and union ministers, the Panther’s Chairman Harsh Dev Singh Panthers and President of Panther’s Party Balwant Singh Mankotia have held public rallies in support of their candidates in parts of Udhampur district, especially.