BJP ready for Assembly polls in JK, final decision rests with Election Commission: Singh

The BJP is ready for Assembly polls in Jammu and Kashmir however the final decision rests with Election Commission, said Union Minister Jitendra Singh.

In an interview with the Press Trust of India, Singh also slamming regional parties National Conference and the former ally PDP for their double speak.

The MP from Udhampur said the BJP is always ready for any election, be it panchayat, local body, assembly or parliamentary.

As far as the timing of the assembly elections is concerned, the decision and discretion of that is absolutely with the Election Commission of India. The allegations by certain political parties of the BJP delaying the election are completely baseless, the minister said.

He said it is for the Election Commission to gather required inputs based on security factors and then take a call on the dates.

As far as the BJP is concerned, we are ready for the polls any time, whether it is today or a few months later, the minister said

On the issue of Hindu terror, Singh, who is also minister of state in the Prime Minister’s Office, said the Congress and its allies are guilty of giving a religious colour to terrorism and asserted that there is no good or bad terrorism.

“… Let me put it on record. The BJP has been saying terrorism is terrorism and it has no religion and colour. No distinction should be made in good or bad terror. The Hindu terror phrase or term was coined by them (opposition parties, including Congress). Therefore, it is the Congress party and its allies who are guilty of giving religious colour to terrorism by saying so, Singh said.

The BJP leader said the BJP’s candidate Pragya Singh Thakur, who is the prime accused in the Malegaon blasts case, will win the Bhopal parliamentary seat against Congress’ Digvijay Singh hands down.

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