Several NC leaders join BJP in Jammu

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Several top-level leaders of the National Conference (NC) in the Jammu region joined the BJP on Sunday, in a setback to former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah’s party, months ahead of the Lok Sabha elections.

The leaders who switched sides include senior leader and Kathua (Rural) district president of the National Conference, Sanjeev Khajuria, other office bearers and several other members of the party.

Khajuria praised the ground-level impact of the Narendra Modi government’s welfare schemes and hailed the Prime Minister’s leadership of India’s standing on the global stage.

They joined the BJP at the party’s headquarters in Jammu in the presence of the saffron party’s Jammu and Kashmir unit chief Ravinder Raina. 

Welcoming the new entrants to the party, Raina highlighted the BJP’s commitment to the welfare of the people, irrespective of region or religion.

“People are holding the symbol of BJP in high esteem, having faith in the Modi government. The BJP has worked for the welfare of every individual from every area,” Rana said.

The BJP state unit chief also stated that opposition parties formed the INDIA bloc to stop Prime Minister Narendra Modi from doing welfare works, “but their ill-alliance has failed now due to ever-growing popularity of PM Modi”.

The BJP’s contributions and achievements in health care, education, infrastructure building and socio-economic development are historic, he noted.

In a separate event, former Deputy Chief Minister and senior BJP leader Kavinder Gupta urged workers to strengthen the party at the booth level to assure victory in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls.

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by The Kashmir Monitor staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)

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