BJP decides to step up activities in UT to counter PAGD propaganda – Jammu Kashmir Latest News | Tourism

The core group discusses political issues and parties

Avtar Bhat

JAMMU, 12th September: With the upcoming assembly elections approaching, which party is of the opinion that it can be announced at any time in the future, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has today decided to to intensify its organizing activities in the two regions of Jammu and Kashmir and take the policies and programs of the Narendra Modi government to every nook and cranny of UT.
So said J&K UT Party Chairman Ravinder Raina at the BJP Core Group meeting here tonight. In addition, UT party core group members also attended the meeting, BJP co-leader J&K Ashish Sood. Union Minister Dr. Jitendra Singh, who is also a member of the core group, however, was unable to attend due to concern for his official activities.
Other Core Group members who were present at the meeting included Ashok Koul, BJP (Org) General Secretary, Jugal Kishore Sharma, MP, Dr Narender Singh, Party National Secretary, Kavinder Gupta, Former Deputy CM, Sat Sharma Former Minister, Party Secretaries General, Dr DK Manyal, Vibodh Gupta and Sunil Sharma, Former Minister, Shakti Parihar, Party Leader and Ex-MP Devender Singh Rana, Party Chief Spokesperson, Sunil Sethi, Senior Leader, Dr Darkshan Andrabi and party spokesperson, GL Raina.
The Core Group, while discussing the prevailing political situation in UT and organizational matters, insisted on intensifying activities in the two regions of UT and fighting against malicious propaganda and Opposition party misinformation against non-local voters with full force across UT.
The meeting, while discussing the fortnightly programs in relation to Sewa Pakhwada starting from September 17 on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s birthday, said various programs like blood donation camps, cleanliness, planting campaigns, medical check-up camps and public awareness programs like other parts of the country will also be held during the fortnight. The Sewa Pakhwada will culminate on Gandhi Jayanti and the birthday of former Prime Minister, Lal Bahadur Shastri falling on October 2 while the birthday of former Jana Sangh President, Deen Dayal Upadhyay will fall on September 25.
The meeting also took stock of recent party programs organized in remote areas of Bandipora and Gurez and it was decided to organize such programs in other remote areas of the valley as the Modi government is committed to reaching these hitherto neglected parts of countries.
The meeting also discussed the formation of new party booths and Mandals in the newly carved out Assembly segments along with the delineation of constituencies in UT. It was stressed that work in this direction should now be intensified throughout UT.
The meeting which took serious note of the role of the People’s Alliance of the Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) and castigated its leadership in opposing the granting of voting rights to non-locals and made it clear that throughout the country, a single model of voting rights will persist in accordance with the Popular Representation Act of 1951.
Party chairman Ravinder Raina, while probing Gupkar’s leadership, accused them of misleading J&K residents about this. He said that the Popular Representation Act of 1951, which had not been implemented before in the J&K, will henceforth be implemented in letter and spirit and that no power on earth can stop its implementation in the UT.
He, while criticizing the statement of Patriarch NC, Dr. Farooq Abdullah asked why the law passed by Dr. Abdullah in Parliament cannot be implemented in J&K? There should be a rule across the country.
Raina, while calling on party men to loudly and forcefully defend the right to vote for non-locals, explained why Valmiki Samaj and Gorkhas will be deprived of this right who have resided in UT for seven decades now. These communities have the right to vote in J&K and the BJP strongly supports them. He said if they don’t have the right to vote, what’s the point of nullifying section 370 of the Constitution.
Meanwhile, Dr. Jitendra Singh, who was unable to attend the core group meeting due to his preoccupation with official work, briefed the Party on his planned program of Sewa Pakhwada from September 17. He will attend a Swachh Sagar, Surakshit Sagar program in Mumbai in September. On the 17th, while on the 27th of September, he will participate in a full day program with war widows and participate in a blood donation camp in New Delhi. On September 30, he will participate in Science Mela with Bharatiya Shiksha Samiti at Ved Mandir, Jammu and on the same day he will participate in Science Exhibition with CSIR in Ghati Kathua. On October 1, he will participate in a planting campaign organized in Devika Udhampur.

Sally J. Minick