Hailing the party’s election manifesto, which was released on Monday by the national leadership in New Delhi, BJP Candidate from Jammu-Poonch Parliamentary Constituency & State President Jugal Kishore Sharma today said that while the Congress is contesting election on divisive and emotive issues, the BJP is going to the people across the nation with a positive agenda of which the three main components are national integration, governance and development. The BJP is seeking people’s mandate holding out categorical commitment that the party, which is destined to be at the helm of affairs in Delhi after May 16, that the Narendra Modi led NDA government would adopt policies which will not only cater to the needs of all sections of the society and ensure all round development but will also secure the country’s borders, end militancy and achieve for the country a status it rightfully deserves in the self-respecting sovereign nations, he said while addressing a series of election rallies at Bhour Camp, Chatha, Sai, Ratno Chak and Kaluchak in Nagrota, R.S. Pura, Suchetgarh and Samba assembly constituencies.
“The BJP will generate a positive debate on Article 370 to educate public opinion and find if this Article has benefitted the people of the state or harmed them. The BJP has no doubt that this Article has denied the SCs, STs, OBCs, minorities, refugees from West Pakistan and POJK their legitimate general political and economic rights and deprived the daughters of the state of their right to enjoy equal status with the male state subjects. The BJP believes that Article 370 has also hampered the process of integration of the state with India and promoted communal and separatist politics in the Kashmir valley, besides creating a doubt in the minds of International community that Jammu & Kashmir is not an integral part of India to the same extent as other states of the union. It is Article 370 which is responsible for the exodus of Kashmiri Hindus from the valley and subversion of democratic processes in the state,” Sharma said and added that the BJP will unleash a movement calculated to empower all sections of society in the state.
Sharma congratulated the national leadership for its special focus on the problems of the refugees of all varieties inhabiting different parts of Jammu province, plight of internal displaced Kashmiri Hindus and on Jammu and Kashmir as a whole. He said the resolve of the BJP to work for Uniform Civil Code and construction of Ram temple at Ayodhaya has electrified the whole election scene and further inspired the people to support the BJP. He asserted that the BJP will win a minimum of three seats from Jammu and Kashmir including Jammu-Poonch, Kathua-Udhampur and Ladakh.
Sharma tore into the local Congress and NC leadership saying it, instead of focusing on issues of governance, development and the problems being faced by the people, has been only carrying on a vilification campaign against the BJP in general and its PM candidate Narendra Modi in particular and said the more the Congress and NC leadership attacks the BJP, the more and more people would swing behind Narendra Modi, who has been urging the nation to give him more than three hundred seats in the Lok Sabha so that a strong and stable government is formed at the centre. “The BJP, he said, is the only party that unites the people and the Congress and similar other parties cannot be trusted as they believe in divisive politics and creates animosities between the people for political benefits. The people will not walk into their dangerous and communal trap this time as they have already resolved to bring to power Narendra Modi at the Centre,” he said. He expressed the hope that the BJP will win the election hands down with the blessings of the people.
Bali Bhagat, Sham Choudhary, Prof. Gharu Ram, Nand Kishore Sharam, Pt. Ashok Khajuria, Harish Kumar, Sat Pal Pappi, Puran Singh, Dr. Gagan Bhagat, Swarn Singh Chib, Pitamber, Pawan Raina and others accompanied Sharma.