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Hari Om demands expulsion of BJP MLAs who protested against discriminatory policies of PDP-led coalition govt

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The expelled BJP leader Prof Hari Om on Sunday claimed that he stood completely vindicated and asked the BJP central leadership to expel all those BJP ministers and MLAs from the party for six years, who on Saturday met with Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed and lodged a complaint with him that the coalition government had rendered them powerless and ineffective, neglected Jammu province and perpetrated injustice after injustice on the people of this province. “If the party considered my pro-Jammu and pro-India stand an anti-party activities and expelled from the party on that count, it cannot apply a different yardstick to the BJP ministers and MLAs who spoke my language and registered their protest against the discriminatory policies of …

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J&K BJP expected to get new state party chief soon


Jammu and Kashmir unit of the BJP is expected to get a new state president and a major revamp by the first week of December. “The term of the sitting president and Member Parliament comes to an end on November 3,” party sources said here today. Lobbying among the cadre has commenced. “Keeping in mind the present alliance with the Peoples Democratic Party and the political situation in the state, the high command of the Bharatiya Janata Party may go in for a candidate having vast experience in the political arena besides people-to-people contact.” They further added that a sitting MLA or a senior minister is expected be the choice for the next party chief. “The process of appointing new …

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Khanna needs to review his stand on trifurcation: BJP leader Hari Om


Describing as unfortunate the J&K BJP’s in-charge and party’s national vice-president Avinash Rai Khanna’s stand that my statements demanding trifurcation of the state into Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh States for “ending alienation in Jammu” are “disturbing and communal” and I am playing “dirty” role using the party’s name, senior BJP leader and former political advisor to J&K BJP president, Prof Hari Om, on Friday said that Khanna has not done justice with him, the RSS, Governor of Goa Prof O P Kohli and the state BJP leaders, including Deputy Chief Minister and former party president Nirmal Singh, Forest Minister Bali Bhagat and MLC and former party president Ashok Khajuria. I have been religiously and with a single-minded devotions serving the …

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#JammuKashmirDay: BJP to celebrate Accession Day of J&K on October 26

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BJP today announced that it will celebrate the Accession Day of Jammu and Kashmir with India on October 26. “We will celebrate Accession Day on Monday, that is, on October 26. The Day should be celebrated like other festivals,” BJP State General Secretary, Organisation, Ashok Kaul said. Kaul, chairing a meeting, held discussions with the party leaders and sought their suggestions, giving final touch to the arrangements for party’s programmes to be organized in connection with the Accession Day. Kaul said that the Accession Day carries great significance for the nationalist people as it was on this day when the then Maharaja Hari Singh signed the instrument of accession to become part of the greatest democracy of the world. He …

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J&K CM meets PM, Modi to visit Jammu & Kashmir on Nov 5


Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Jammu and Kashmir on November 5 during which he will inaugurate the second phase of Baglihar power project, the state government said on Thursday after Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed met him in Delhi. Sayeed, who heads a coalition government with BJP as partner, discussed with Modi the overall political and developmental situation, besides the measures brought about in bringing transparency and improving governance in the state. During the meeting, the two discussed wide-ranging issues including relations with Pakistan and cross-LoC trade and travel, skill development, infrastructure building, problems facing PoK refugees and the ‘Agenda of the Alliance’ of the coalition government, an official spokesman of the state government said. “The Chief Minister also …

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PDP ‘overtly campaigning’ for BJP candidates in Ladakh: Omar

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Former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today said ruling PDP leaders were “overtly campaigning” for BJP candidates in Ladakh ahead of the hill council polls, despite the “political suppression of the State” by the national party. “Today PDP is campaigning more for BJP than its own candidates here. Almost all their Ministers are here and their only appeal to the people is to vote for anyone but NC. They are overtly campaigning for BJP candidates despite the political suppression of the State and the sentiments of its people by BJP,” Omar said addressing public meetings and workers conventions in Leh. Omar, the working resident of opposition National Conference (NC), said PDP leaders campaigning for BJP candidates in Ladakh ahead of the …

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BJP MLA raises issue of compensation to the family of Chamel Singh in J&K Assembly


MLA Jammu West Sat Sharma (CA) raised the question of Chamel Singh in the Zero Hour of todays Assembly Session. Sharma raised the issue regarding the compensation to the family of the deceased. It is pertinent to mention that Chamel Singh was killed in Kot Lakhpat jail in Pakistan by the Jail authorities same as the case of Sarabjeet Singh of Punjab where Punjab State paid Rs. 1 crore and Central Govt. paid Rs. 25 Lakhs to the family of Late Sarabjeet Singh but the then Omar Abdullah led Government failed to compensate the family of Chamel Singh despite of countless representations made by the family. The issue regarding this has been raised timely by Sat Sharma (CA). All MLAs …

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Jammu court directs CB to investigate fake degrees of BJP MLA’s wife

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A local court today directed the Crime Branch, Jammu to investigate alleged fake degrees of wife of BJP MLA Gagan Bhagat, who claims to be a professional doctor and also running a private hospital. A complaint was lodged by one Neelam Kumari, Member of Board of Directors, J&K Women Credit Cooperative in which she had alleged that Dr Monika Sharma, wife of BJP MLA Gagan Bhagat from RS Pura Constituency, is holding fake degree of BAMS and also running a full-fledged private hospital in RS Pura, Court sources here said. Sources as per the complainant said, “The lady with the help of some other persons have got the forged degree and marks card of BAMS from Baba Sahib Bhim Rao …

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J&K: Beef Ban creates divide between PDP and BJP

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The issue of beef ban in Jammu & Kashmir has created a divide between the ruling coalition partners, with PDP saying the prohibition cannot be accepted while the BJP is pressing for strict implementation of the 150-year prohibitory rule. PDP said consumption of beef will continue to be allowed in the state notwithstanding the directive of the high court for implementing a ban even as BJP said the sentiments of Hindus should be respected in the larger national interest without any provocation. “No one can suppress religious freedom. If something is “halal” (allowed) in a religion, why should there be a ban on it? The Supreme Court, in its recent judgment, has also said that meat ban cannot be forced …

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Committed to resettling Kashmiri Pandits in Valley: BJP

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BJP leader Ram Madhav, who played a key role in forging his party’s alliance with PDP in Jammu and Kashmir, on Monday said that much more was needed to be done to resettle Kashmiri Pandits in the Valley but insisted that the coalition government was committed to it. In an interactive session on Facebook, the BJP general secretary called the alliance as well as the situation in the state “difficult”, but said there was greater understanding between the two parties now. Asked about BJP’s promise of bringing Pandits back in the Valley, Madhav said, “The PDP-BJP government is committed to fulfilling the promise of resettling Pandits in the Valley with safety and honour. There is some progress. I agree much …

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