‘We will win Assembly polls with thumping majority, people will vote en-masse without fear’
Srinagar, July 27: Buoyed over the massive vote share in the recently concluded Lok Sabha polls, Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) is trying hard to woo as much as possible members into the party fold through its ongoing membership drive in Kashmir while as the party chief for the State, Ravinder Raina said that this time Chief Minister will be from the BJP.
So far, according to the party insiders, BJP has enrolled 112000 new members in Kashmir as part of its ongoing membership drive in Kashmir and it eyes on making three lakh new members in Kashmir win at one to six Assembly seats from Kashmir in a bid to stake claim over government formation.
A senior party functionary told KNO, that the BJP is in a strong position in Leh and Jammu region while as its primary focus is on Kashmir in the months ahead with a sole aim of trying to win at least one to six seats. Talking to reporters, one the occasion of cleanliness drive at the Children’s hospital, G B Panth, BJP’s State head Ravinder Raina while taking a dig at the National Conference working president Omar Abdullah, said that Omar is right that if people won’t vote, BJP will come to power.
“The fact is that people would vote in the upcoming Assembly polls en-masse and BJP will emerge as a single largest party. We will have a Chief Minister of our own and J&K under his leadership will witness a new era of peace and prosperity,” he said. In an exclusive chat with the KNO, the BJP J&K chief Raina said that Omar Abdullah and PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti are trying to mislead people of Kashmir by creating fear psychosis about arrival of additional companies.
He said that additional forces were a requirement for a peaceful election in the State and more forces were coming for that purpose only. “Elections will take place soon and BJP will sweep the polls across the State,” he said.
Meanwhile, BJP has intensified its membership drive that will culminate on August 6. “The party has set the target of 3 lakh additional members in Kashmir but the way, members are joining the party, I think, we will cross the target,” a party leader told KNO.
He said sole aim is to strengthen the party in Kashmir in a bid to ensure that it wins at least five to six seats in the upcoming elections. “The party will cross 30 seats in Jammu and win all four seats from Leh and Kargil and if we win six from Kashmir, we will simply emerge as the single largest party in the State and will stake claim on the government formation,” he said.