BJP general secretary Ram Madhav, party’s in charge for Jammu and Kashmir, is confident that his party will form government in the state after assembly polls, ofcourse with the help of `some friends’. Though the party goes alone in the polls, he is expecting that `some friends’ will join them after polls to provide a stable government.
Howeveer, he ruled out pre-poll alliance with any party, which has least possibility. He is sure that the party will emerge as the largest party afer the polls. Due to the special circumstances in the state, “we have no hesitation in joining hands with others” to form the government, he said.
Though the Election Commission is yet to take a decision on holding assembly polls along with Lok Sabha polls, the party is already getting ready to face polls. The Prime Minister Narendra Modi will kick start the party’s campaign for upcoming parliamentary and assembly polls in the state during his visit on February 3.
“While the parliamentary elections are scheduled for April-May, the BJP is ready for the assembly polls in the state as well. It is up to the Election Commission to decide whether the two polls are held together or separately,” he added.
But, he dismissed allegations that the BJP did not favour assembly polls in the state. “There is no truth in the rumours being spread that the BJP is not in favour of early assembly polls in the state,” he added. He claimed some other parties wanted the polls to be deferred as they feared losing.
Ram Madhav asserted that his party has prepared a roadmap for the community’s return and rehabilitation and it will be implemented only when the situation in the Valley turns conducive. “We had identified land at five places in the Valley for pandit townships..but due to various reasons, it could not materialize, the biggest being the prevailing security situation in the Valley,” he said.
The BJP leader said the party was bound by its promise to Kashmiri Pandits and when the situation improves, it will take the community’s leadership into confidence and move forward.