New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national general secretary Ram Madhav on Wednesday said that they have asked Election Commission to hold Assembly Elections in Jammu and Kashmir as early as possible. “NC (National Conference) and PDP (Peoples Democratic Party) are happy contesting the Lok Sabha elections while BJP wants to have Assembly election in the state,” he told reporters. Also Read - Jammu and Kashmir Admin Announces Complete Lockdown In 11 districts Amid Spike In COVID Cases
Escalating attack on NC and PDP, Madhav further said,”I would like to ask the two regional parties who announced their candidates for LS elections, when municipal elections were being held here they were asking people to boycott it. They said Article 35A and Article 370 is under threat due to Modi government.” Also Read - Complete Corona Curfew Imposed in Jammu and Kashmir Till Monday Morning
He added,”They don’t want to provide democratic rights to people of this state. But when it comes to their own political future, Farooq saab and Mehbooba ji want to contest. They’re selfish.” Also Read - Jammu & Kashmir: Corona Curfew Extended To All 20 Districts, Public Transport To Ply At 50% Capacity
He also slammed the pre-poll alliance between the NC and the Congress calling it a ‘drama’. “They have an alliance in Jammu, but they are fighting in Kashmir. They are trying various types of gimmicks against Modi and the BJP, let them do it,” said the BJP leader.
Referring to recent pro-Pakistan slogans raised by NC leader Akbar Lone, Ram Madhav stated, “Some candidates are shouting ‘Pakistan Zindabad’ while others are calling their party men ‘Mujahideen’. We demand FIR against NC’s Akbar Lone and an answer from NC.”
He also claimed that situation in Kashmir has improved after the BJP pulled out of the coalition with the Mehboba Mufti’s PDP.