Gear Up For Assembly Polls: BJP leader to J&K unit

In an indication that Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir could be around the corner, BJP national general secretary B L Santhosh on Wednesday asked the party’s J&K to be ready for assembly polls.

The meeting was also attended by Union minister Jitendra Singh, BJP national general secretary and J&K in-charge Tarun Chugh and J&K BJP president Ravinder Raina.

Santhosh made the statement days after senior party leader and Union Home Minister Amit Shah held deliberations with party functionaries from Jammu and Kashmir in Delhi.

This has raised the hopes that the assembly elections in the union territory might be held this year. Government has, however, has stayed short of making an official announcement yet.

“A leader is born when he selflessly works for the win of others and the organisation,” In his address to party leaders, Santhosh said. “So you all must devote yourselves to organisational duties.”

Union minister Singh said this was the first major election campaign after historic changes in J&K.  “We need to contest these elections all together,” Singh said adding that the BJP is the only party which has truly cared for the rights of the residents of Jammu and Kashmir.