Elections in JK are held only to ensure basic facilities not its political solution, says BJP

Srinagar: The state unit of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday said that the elections in the State are not meant for the political solution of Kashmir issue but are held for providing the basic amenities to people.

BJP chief spokesman and state president, Ravinder Raina said that the party is ready to go for any polls in the State.

Earlier, the BJP had stated that they will start their campaigning for the Panchayat polls from South Kashmir. Raina said that the restoration of democratic institutions are inevitable for which the elections are mandatory as people are suffering at the grass root level in absence of basic facilities.

He said that people are voting only for the basic facilities.

“The elections are not meant for the political solution of Kashmir issue but the polls are meant only to ensure basic facilities including Sadak, Bijli and Pani to the people,” he said.

“We are ready to start campaigning for the polls. We are ready to go before the public for Panchayat and Municipal elections,” he said, adding that if Governor dissolves the assembly and Election Commission of India (ECI) issue notification for polls, BJP is all set to go for elections any time.

The BJP state president refused to comment over the sedition case filed by Anti-Terrorist Front of India (ATFI) against the former chief minister, Mehbooba Mufti over her remarks.

The section case against Mehbooba was filed over her statement wherein she had stated that she had stated that more Salah-ud-dins and Yasin Maliks will be born in case New Delhi repeats 1987 and had also warned of dire consequences if the PDP split is engineered by New Delhi.

(With inputs from KNS)

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