Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) organized state working committee meeting for the first time in Kashmir, which was attended by its State Office Bearers and Working Committee Members, Ministers, MPs, MLAs, MLCs, Vice- Chairpersons, Morcha presidents and District Presidents to discuss various organizational and developmental programmes conducted by them during last three months and to discuss forth coming party programs. BJP National vice- president and JK State Incharge Avinash Rai Khanna, National General Secretary (Org.) Ram Madhav, MoS PMO Dr. Jitendra Singh, State President Sat Sharma, Deputy CM Dr. Nirmal Singh, MP Lok Sabha Jugal Kishore Sharma, MP Rajya Sabha Shamsher Singh Manhas, MLC Ashok Khajuria and state Vice-President Dr. Darakshan Andrabi were present on stage.
Ram Madav while addressing the meeting said that this welcoming step should have been done earlier in Kashmir to integrate Kashmiri population to last corner of country and prompted BJP leaders to conduct such meetings frequently in valley. He lauded coalition government where two big forces have joined ranks for development and progress of J&K. He said present vibrant state government is working for development and welfare of people in J&K, but our party’s focus should be beyond the governance.
Madav also asked party leadership to spend more time in Kashmir and live with the common population. Praising the Kashmiri mass, Madhav said that the people residing here have rich cultural heritage, counting for thousands of years, but some elements have misled them for their vested interests.
Avinash Rai Khanna while lauding the efforts of Kashmir unit of BJP to conduct first ever successful and vibrant working committee meeting in Valley, said now the effort of party workers must be focused towards extending their reach to hearts of locals population on every single booth. He said that only BJP boasts for having dedicated and non selfish activists, who work with the sole aim of doing good for the society and nation. He emphasized that whereas the one time target of Congress was to grab the power, BJP is now applying soothing ointment to the burns given by them on the hearts of innocent population.
Sat Sharma in his presidential address termed Kashmir as the land of saints and sufiism. He also lauded the role of centre and state alliance government in leading the corrective and developmental agenda in the region, while eliminating the sponsors of terrorism and at the same time giving a healing touch to local population.
Dr Jitendra Singh, said after long 37 years, the dream of former PM and senior leader Atul Behari Vajpayees came true today for blossoming of Lotus (Kamal) in Kashmir. He lauded the positive efforts of aspirational Kashmiri youth scaling new heights at national and international platforms and they will prove to be an asset to the nation, while initiating a positive change in the Kashmiri society itself.
The AIR program “Man ki baat” was also listened in meeting in which PM Narendra Modi shares his thoughts on various social topics directly with public.
Dr Nirmal Singh termed today’s event as a big leap for the BJP in the society of Kashmir. He said that few organizations worked hard to create a negative image of BJP in the minds common masses but the sincere and positive approach of BJP has led to the building of high hopes of development for BJP in the hearts of Kashmiri population.
A political resolution was also read by Shamsher Singh Manhas which was seconded by Jugal KIshore Sharma and summed by Dr Jitendra Singh.
State general secretary (Org) Ashok Kaul sought the details of organizational and developmental programs done by party leaders and also discussed forth coming party programs.
State General Secretary Pawan Khajuria conducted proceedings of stage. Minutes of last meeting were read by State Secretary Sanjay Baru.