Eyeing 2019 Parl Polls, BJP rides on Governor’s back to woo J&K voters

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Jammu, Jun 28: Although the BJP has broke alliance with its ally PDP accusing it of failing in focusing on equitable development of all the three regions – Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh besides restoring peace in the Kashmir Valley but is the saffron brigade riding on Governor’s back in the state to woo voters for 2019 Parliamentary elections? Pertinent to mention here that Governor’s Rule was imposed in Jammu and Kashmir on June 20 after BJP pulled out of the coalition on June 19 with the former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti headed dispensation.
Governor NN Vohra has kept the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly in suspended animation.
“After more than three years rule in coalition with the PDP, BJP has played a political gimmick and want to ride on Vohra’s back under Governor’s Rule to encourage voters eyeing 2019 Parliamentary polls,” a political analyst said.
He, however, slammed the BJP for taking such a long time in deciding the fate of people of Jammu, who had been victims of Kashmir centric politics and allegedly faced discrimination in their hands since decades.
The state unit of BJP have also geared up for the Parliamentary elections and the senior leaders have also been allotted constituencies to initiate door-to-door campaigning making people aware of PDP’s failures, counted by none other than its national president Amit Shah during his Jammu visit on June 23 on the occasion of ‘Balidan Divas’ of Dr Shyama Prasad Mukherjee.
BJP State President Ravinder Raina had stressed on the need to ensure the extension of party activities to the booth level asserting that all the public welfare schemes initiated by the Centre government must reach to the targeted population.
“When the PDP-BJP entered into an alliance, at that time, we called it as ‘unholy’ but they claimed that it was in national interest,” Devendra Singh Rana, National Conference Provincial President said.
Rana said that finally after more than three years period, they pulled out of the coalition again claiming that it was in national interest, adding, “what is the definition of national interest, the BJP must clear their stand on it?”The National Conference leader said that BJP is acting in the state of Jammu and Kashmir as per their convenience and added, “they (BJP) want to make Jammu and Kashmir a theatre for politics.””The projects they are talking about, none of it was conceived, executed and delivered by the BJP,” he added.
Rana however, said that the Governor N N Vohra is an intelligent and competent administrator and he will surely provide good governance to the people of the state and added, “we are sure that the Governor will not allow them to politicize the matters concerning the state and the people as well.”