State Working Committee of Bharatiya Janata Party during its recently held two day meeting unanimously appreciated the various pro-poor, pro-farmer and development oriented schemes launched by Prime Minister Modi and resolved to carry them to every nook & corner of the state so that it reaches to every intended beneficiary. The measures taken by the Modi government for national security including the peace in the border region, foreign policy, social justice and terrorism were also discussed. The Committee wanted the state government to come out with a comprehensive policy for the rehabilitation of the families of terror victim. The Committee also thanked Smt. Sushma Swaraj for personal interest taken in facilitating the move of the brother of martyr Capt. Tushar Mahajan from London to Udhampur and the mortal remains of a Kashmiri student from Russia. It expressed consent with the views of the Central Government with regards to reservation for uplift of the weaker & deprived sections of the society. It also demanded doing away with interviews for the recruitment of Group D, C & B non-gazetted posts.
The working committee lauded the effort of party leadership for making Bharatiya Janata Party the single largest party in the world by enrolling 11 crore primary members and emerging as the only pan-national party. 6.30 lac members have been enrolled in J&K of which 2.60 lac belong to Kashmir. The party today is represented in every polling booth from Suchetgarh to Nubra and Kathua to Kupwara. The committee resolved to further strengthen nationalist forces in the Valley. It also thanked the people and karyakartas of Ladakh for giving huge mandate in the LAHDC elections. The working committee reiterated the party’s commitment to balanced and inclusive development of all the three regions namely Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh. It resolved to demand restructuring and empowerment of Ladakh Affairs Department, amendment of the Hill Council Act, inclusion of Bhoti language in 8th Schedule and opening of Kailash- Mansarovar route via Ladakh.
The working committee also discussed the achievements of the coalition government led by Mufti Sahib. It appreciated the effort put in by the government to put the state on launch pad for development. It also thanked PM Modi for the historic and massive 80000 crore package given for holistic development of the state, relief measures and settlement of socio-political issues like return of Kashmiri Pandits with security, honour and dignity, issues related to refugees, unemployment, settlement of Jammu migrants and enhanced salary of SPOs. It reiterated its resolve for complete settlement of issues relating to POJK & West Pakistan refugees, 1965 & 1971 refugees and border migrants.
The working committee also resolved to ask the state government to declassify all files and correspondence related to the death of their founder President Dr.Shyama Prasad Mookherjee. The working committee also discussed threadbare the prevailing political situation in the state. The committee strongly condemned the recent anti-national activities that took place in Dental College Jammu and NIT Srinagar. The committee also strongly opposed and deplored the activities of all anti-national elements. The divisive and anti-national attitude of certain political parties also came under severe criticism. The working committee further resolved to demand action from the new government on the following issues : to fully incorporate the provisions of 73rd& 74th Amendment, ensure SCs, OBCs & BCs are benefitted from Central government schemes, bring ST communities at par with their counterparts in rest of the country, abolish custodian department and allot evacuee property to occupants, Reserve 5 seats for POJK refugees and three for displaced Kashmiris in the Assembly, constitute Delimitation Commission, include left over families in ambit of BPL, implement NFSA only after taking into consideration the needs of all beneficiaries, name Jammu airport after Maharaja Hari Singh, Create model Basmati, Apple and Pashmina villages and set up a mega fruit mandi in Kashmir.