Shri Anurag Singh Thakur, Union Minister of State for Finance and Corporate Affairs, in-charge of Jammu and Kashmir DDC elections, has stated, “people have J&K have given a decisive mandate to the BJP and the development agenda of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. We won the maximum number of seats, got the most votes, the maximum vote share and emerged as the single largest party in these DDC elections.”
Shri Anurag Singh Thakur said, “the first DDC elections in J&K are historic and decisive, they show the intent of the voter to choose development over divisive politics. This shows a clear faith in the leadership of Sh Narendra Modi and aspiration to make this region amongst the fastest growing economic hubs in the times ahead. This is also a victory of each and every karyakarta of the BJP who worked to strengthen the party at the grassroots and spread the agenda of development. These results begin a new chapter for J&K and mark a tectonic shift in how we will work to strengthen democracy, secure borders and build a strong economy for this region.”
Thakur explained what the results mean and said, “we won 75 seats and got 487364 votes which is 38.74% of the total vote share, making us the single largest party in J&K. However, the entire alliance of Gupkar Gang consisting of NC – PDP – INC got 4,77000 votes which is 32.96%. Those who refused to wave the Tiranga were swept out in these elections; Mehbooba Mufti’s party got 4.4% vote share ! Those who wanted to boycott the polls, were themselves rejected, dejected and ejected by the people! Infact, the independent candidates got more seats than the combined seats of PDP and Congress. The BJP and Independents together got 52% of the vote share, this clearly shows the intent of the voter. The Gupkar Gang said we’d struggle to even win a single seat, has been relegated to a bygone era for the people in a decisive way.”
Thakur said, “our campaign was only about development and our track record under Prime Minister Sh. Narendra Modi shows we can deliver time bound results for socio-economic growth. Ever since the abrogation of Article 370 and 35A, we have prepared and implemented a development oriented roadmap for J&K. We want an inclusive, participatory form of governance and we will encourage the youth to take up leadership roles in this process. The situation in the region has improved, stone pelting is over and youth have picked up the pen, and the people have chosen tourism over living in an atmosphere of terror.”
Shri Anurag Singh Thakur ended by saying “in the recently concluded polls of Hyderabad Municipal elections, polls, in Rajasthan Panchayat polls, UP, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Arunachal, in all 11 recently held elections, the BJP has emerged victorious. This wave is an expression of trust in our work and leadership.