Jammu, Feb 12: Stating that the Parliamentary and the Assembly polls are expected to be held together, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), General Secretary, Ram Madhav, Tuesday said that his party would form the government at the Centre and in Jammu and Kashmir.
In his address at the interactive programme organized by Jammu Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Madhav said: “It was believed that BJP would never form the government in Jammu and Kashmir. We ran it for three years and the state was also benefited.”
“We will again form the government in J&K. The BJP will always be part of the government in the state. Narendra Modi led government will again be at the Centre,” he said.
Madhav said that Parliamentary and Assembly polls are likely to be held together in the state.
“India did not witness any ‘terror’ incident in the last five years. We have given prosperity, dignity, and security to the country. In Kashmir, the security forces have been neutralizing the militants,” he said.
JCCI president Rakesh Gupta and senior BJP leader Avinesh Rai Khanna were also present on the occasion.
Madhav, who has been an architect of the PDP-BJP government in Jammu and Kashmir, said, “We will frame our manifesto once we get suggestions from the people. You (people) are stakeholders of country’s progress and development.”
He said that BJP government gave Rs 5.5 lakh to each family of refugees. Similarly, he said that Pahari community got 3 percent reservation in ST reservation quota.
“We also gave division status to Ladakh,” he added.
The state assembly was dissolved by Governor Satya Pal Malik on November 21 citing the “impossibility of forming a stable government by the coming together of political parties with opposing political ideologies” and the “fragile security scenario in the state”. The Jammu and Kashmir Assembly has a six-year term while other assemblies and the Lok Sabha have a five-year term. Its term was to end on March 16, 2021.