Gear up for J&K Assembly polls: Nadda tells BJP workers


JAMMU: BJP national president J P Nadda on Saturday asked party workers to be ready for the assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir, saying the NDA government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has a vision to make the country a third economic power in the world in near future.
He lashed out at the Congress and said the party which has failed to win 100 seats for the third time in general elections in a row is raising questions on the winners of the 2024 Lok Sabha polls despite the fact that it is standing only with the help of others.

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Addressing hundreds of party delegates at the concluding session of two-day ‘Vistarit Karyasamiti Baithak’ here, Nadda said BJP is the only party in the country which has a vision, leadership, intention, workers and people’s trust.
“Be prepared for the (assembly) elections and ensure the win of the party,” the BJP national president, who is also Union health minister, told the gathering which was among others attended by BJP’s election incharge in J-K and Union minister G Kishan Reddy, Union minister and Udhampur Lok Sabha MP Jitendra Singh, National General Secretary, incharge J-K, Tarun Chugh and BJP J-K president Ravinder Raina.
Nadda was accorded a warm welcome by his party workers on his arrival in Jammu this afternoon and he was taken in a procession to the venue of the meeting where he paid rich tributes to BJP ideologue Syama Prasad Mookerjee on his 123rd birth anniversary.
Mookerjee was one of the founders of the Bharatiya Jana Sangh, the forerunner to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
Mookerjee, who strongly opposed to now scrapped Article 370 providing special status to Jammu and Kashmir, died under mysterious circumstances in 1953 shortly after his arrest in Jammu and Kashmir following his agitation for “Ek desh mein do Vidhan, do pradhan aur, do nishan nahi challenge” (A single country cannot have two constitutions, two prime ministers, and two national emblems).
Describing Jammu and Kashmir as “crown of India”, Nadda said before 2014, the people of Jammu and Ladakh were used to talk about “discrimination and injustice” but the Modi-led government provided justice to all sections of the society, especially those who have been left deprived by the previous regimes.
He said the BJP-led government lived true to its slogan of ‘sabka saath, sabka vikas and sabka vishwas’ and “today Jammu and Kashmir along with Ladakh is marching ahead with the rest of the country without any complaint of discrimination or injustice from anywhere. This happened because of the Modi government.”
He said two crore tourists visited Jammu and Kashmir last year, showing the improved situation in the aftermath of the abrogation of Article 370 of the constitution. “Unlike in the past when the Indian forces deployed on the borders had to seek permission to retaliate to the firing from across the border, the Modi government gave free hand to the forces and the people are living a peaceful life now. This is the new Bharat under the leadership of Modi,” he said, adding any terrorist who manages to sneak into this side is neutralised within one week.
He said BJP is the largest party in the world. having a mass following.
“We are the party which has a Modi like leader, vision, intention, programmes, workers and peoples trust. For us, the nation is the first unlike those parties which have all along indulged in politics of appeasement, familism and running a government with a remote control,” Nadda said.
Continuing his tirade against the main opposition Congress, he said despite the party’s failure to cross 100-seat mark in Lok Sabha elections for the third time since 2014, it is projecting itself as a winner.
“Such an ecosystem has been created where the winner is questioned instead of the loser. Congress has failed to open its account in 13 states where it was wiped out. It is a party which does not win on its own strength but on the votes of other parties,” the BJP leader said, adding it got over 50 per cent vote share where it is supported by other parties whereas it got below 28 per cent where it was fighting alone.
The election results of Congress in Chattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat are the glaring example of its performance, he said, adding “this is a party which finishes its ally which links with it.”
He referred to Congress leaders as “educated illiterates” and said they have no knowledge of the economy and unnecessarily raising questions and creating doubts in the minds of the people.
“India under the leadership of Modi went past the British which ruled India for 200 years to become fifth largest economy in the world…The day is not far when we will be third economic power in coming years under the leadership of Modi,” he said.
He said BJP is the only party in the country which is fighting the elections on its own strength and defeating its rivals.
Nadda congratulated the J&K BJP cadre for 100 per cent result in Lok Sabha elections and added that the third term of Modi government is secured with the incessant dedicated work of BJP cadre. He said that people have defeated the forces of corruption and nepotism.
G Kishan Reddy, Union Minister and Election Incharge J&K BJP, BJP National General Secretary and Prabhari J&K Tarun Chugh, National Secretary Dr. Narinder Singh, Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh, MP Jugal Kishore Sharma, MP (Rajya Sabha) Er Ghulam Ali Khatana, Seh-Prabhari Ashish Sood, former Dy CM Dr. Nirmal Singh, former Dy. CM Kavinder Gupta, General Secretary Dr. Devinder Kumar Manyal were also present on the occasion.
G Kishan Reddy, in his address, remembered the days when BJP National President had to initiate Tiranga Yatra from Kanyakumari to Kashmir to hoist the National Flag in Lal Chowk and said that under Modi ji, our National Tricolour can be seen everywhere in the region. He said that in the last 10 years exemplary development was ensured in J&K by Modiji and in the next years this development will reach further heights.
Reddy asked the party cadre to reach every household and seek their support in the forthcoming elections and make the party even stronger. He said that Jammu & Kashmir has always been a source of inspiration for the whole nation and therefore the party cadre has to set examples by their dedicated work.
Tarun Chugh appreciated the J&K BJP cadre for their sacrifices and congratulated them for the 100 per cent result in Lok Sabha elections.
He blamed the former Chief Minister Sheikh Abdullah for destroying the J&K state economically, politically and socially and said that the false narrative was being built from the beginning when the Pakistan Army attack was named as Kabaili Attack.
Chugh blamed the Congress for not correcting the serial mistakes and the state was pushed into a bloodbath. He credited Modi ji for correcting the historical mistakes and for establishing the peace and prosperity in J&K.
Ravinder Raina in his welcome address congratulated the party cadre for fulfilling its commitment made in the last working committee meeting to secure a grand win in Lok Sabha elections.
Dr. Narinder Singh presented the political resolution on the current socio-political scenario in Jammu & Kashmir.
The role of the Modi government in the development of Jammu and Kashmir was appreciated and the working committee congratulated the Modi government for the third consecutive win in Lok Sabha.
Dr. Jitendra Singh elaborated the political resolution and spoke on the Ideological and political vindications of Dr. Shyama Prasad Mookherjee, which the Modi government fulfilled in the last 10 years.
Jugal Kishore Sharma said that the Modi government has won the heart of the people, which has resulted in the formation of 3rd time government in the centre. He elaborated on the various development projects benefiting people of Jammu like extension of Jammu Airport, Railway Station etc.
Er. Ghulam Ali Khatana said that in the last years the Modi government revived the economy that was shattered by Congress in its 10 years of government. He also spoke on the ongoing economic development in J&K.
Ashish Sood said that the whole of India is emotionally attached to J&K and has struggled for the rights here.
He said that we have won the trust of people of J&K and we need to be responsible to the whole nation by telling the real narrative to the people.
Sunil Sharma, General Secretary presented a detailed insight into the Lok Sabha Elections presenting an in depth political analysis of every Assembly segment.
Dr. Devinder Kumar Manyal conducted the meeting proceedings. Adv Vibodh Gupta presented the Vote of thanks.

Take pledge to ensure J&K gets first BJP CM: Raina

JAMMU: Jammu and Kashmir BJP president Ravinder Raina on Saturday urged workers and leaders to work together to ensure that the Union Territory gets its first chief minister from the saffron party by winning the next assembly elections on its own.
Addressing hundreds of party delegates attending the two-day ‘Vistarit Karyasamiti Baithak’ that began at Mishriwala near here on Friday, Raina slammed the Congress and the National Conference for allegedly exploiting different sections of people for vote bank politics.
Union Ministers G Kishan Reddy and Jitendra Singh, National General Secretary, in charge J&K, Tarun Chugh and other prominent leaders of the BJP including former deputy chief ministers Nirmal Singh and Kavinder Gupta attended the meeting which commenced at BJP headquarters here.
BJP national president and Union Minister J P Nadda is also attending the meeting in the second half to discuss the party’s roadmap for upcoming elections in Jammu and Kashmir.
“We have to take a pledge before leaving this meeting that we will work with a goal to achieve a majority in the next assembly elections. Our pledge is to form the next government on our own and have a BJP chief minister and we have to work together to achieve this goal,” Raina said. The meeting started with the participants paying rich tributes to BJP ideologue Syama Prasad Mookerjee on his 123rd birth anniversary. Mookerjee was one of the founders of the Bharatiya Jana Sangh, the forerunner to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Mookerjee, who strongly opposed to now scrapped Article 370 providing special status to Jammu and Kashmir, died under mysterious circumstances in 1953 shortly after his arrest in Jammu and Kashmir following his agitation for “Ek desh mein do Vidhan, do Pradhan aur Do Nishan nahi challenge” (A single country cannot have two constitutions, two prime ministers, and two national emblems).
“On May 17, 2023, we took a pledge with the focus on the 2024 Lok Sabha elections and we are thankful to 15 lakh workers of the party who worked hard and ensured the win of both the candidates from the two Lok Sabha seats from J&K. We have to rededicate ourselves and outperform Congress and National Conference,” Raina said.
He said the Congress and NC have exploited different sections of the people for vote bank and “it was Prime Minister Modi-led government which provided justice to different deprived sections of the society, including West Pakistani and PoJK refugees, Gujjars, Bakerwals and Paharis.”
“BJP under the leadership of Modi healed the wounds of the people and ensured restoration of peace, prosperity and development. It was the BJP which strengthened gross-root level democracy by implementing the 73rd and 74th constitutional amendments and bridged ‘Dil and Dilli ki Doori’.
If there is any pending issue that is getting back Pakistan-occupied Kashmir,” he said. Union Minister Reddy, who is BJP’s election in charge for Jammu and Kashmir, said the meet is part of the party’s nationwide programme to prepare a roadmap for the next three to four months after the formation of the NDA-led government at the centre for the third term.
“Such meetings are planned everywhere in the country and we are conducting a detailed review of Lok Sabha results, getting feedback from the workers and preparing a roadmap for the next three to four months,” he told reporters.
He said the next assembly elections will definitely come up for discussion during the meeting.
“After abrogation of Article 370, a positive atmosphere is prevailing in J&K and you will see the party’s support base further strengthening across Jammu and Kashmir,” he said, adding that BJP will highlight all its achievements made in the Union Territory over the last 10 years.

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