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Vote for BJP to herald new era of progress and prosperity in J&K: Jitendra Singh

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Appealing people to vote for BJP, Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh today said the party-led Government in Jammu and Kashmir will be able to coordinate with the Centre and herald a new era of progress in the region. “A vote for BJP led Government in the State will be able to coordinate with the BJP led Government at the Centre and herald a new era of progress and prosperity for this region”, Singh said while campaigning in the higher reaches of Kuland, Tron, Dhara, Nagbatna and Bonjwah in Doda and Inderwal Assembly constituencies here. The Union Minister said that BJP is the only political party which seriously cares for the hill states and whenever it is in power, it has …

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Article 370 is related to our heart, have not left or sidelined: BJP

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Amid reports that the BJP may soften its stand on scrapping Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir, the party today said it has not left the core issue “which is related to its heart” but BJP is going to Assembly polls on local issues of development and corruption. “The issue (Article 370) is related to our heart. We have not left or sidelined any issue. Article 370 is an issue which is important for the whole nation and not only for J&K, but our focus is to provide a Government which is corruption free, nepotism free and development oriented,” BJP spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain told reporters. Mr Hussain said the State will witness “surprising results” in the Assembly polls. “There is …

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Article 370 should not be raked up during polls: Rajnath

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Calling the abrogation of Article 370 of the Constitution a national issue, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today said that the matter is debatable and should not be raked up during Assembly elections for vote bank politics. “It (Article 370) is (a) national issue. It is debatable. BJP’s stand on it is clear. There is no need to rake up this issue during Assembly polls…,” Singh told a public meeting in remote Paddar belt of Kishtwar district. Singh, who is on a campaign trail in support of his party candidates Sunil Sharma in Kishtwar Assembly seat and Daleep Kumar in Bhaderwah, asked political parties not to rake it up during Assembly elections for vote bank politics. The Union Home Minister …

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Azad busy patting his own back, refuses to acknowledge good work done by Congress ministers in Omar Govt

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When star campaigner of the Congress party Ghulam Nabi Azad stand in front of local residents to address election rallies in erstwhile Doda district  he is repeatedly parroting a statement claiming the Congress-led Coalition Government of 2006-08 successfully broke the myth that development is a utopian dream. Azad also adds it was practically demonstrated by the Congress party how to deliver the fruits of development equitably and judiciously to all the regions of the State. Patting his own back Azad proudly present report card of his govt and appeal to voters to elect congress candidates if they wish to see all around development of the neglected region of the state. While doing so Azad is refusing to acknowledge the good …

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Brand Modi is ruling the Charts in J&K Elections

Brand Modi is ruling the Charts in J&K Elections

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is yet to start election campaign in the state of Jammu and Kashmir but he is already a household name  particularly in Kashmir valley.   His larger than life image with a crisp message  “Jammu Kashmir Ke Badlein halaat aao chalein Modi ke saath’ is reaching thousand of households through vernacular press every day.   In the recent days BJP has started aggressive campaigning through print media advertisement.   Sound bytes of Modi are also being aired on TV and in radio advertisement to woo the electorate.   According to a professional dealing with space marketing, Brand Modi is ruling the market in Jammu and Kashmir.   “His pictures are a must for all categories of …

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Will do only what the people of J&K desire: BJP on Art 370

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Reacting to apprehensions that BJP may abrogate Article 370, the party today said it would only do what the people of state want with regard to the provision of the Constitution that grants special status to Jammu and Kashmir. “On this issue (of Article 370), everyone, from our Prime Minister to our spokespersons, has clarified… I want to assure you that BJP will do only what the people (of the state) desire,” the party’s in-charge of Jammu and Kashmir Avinash Rai Khanna told reporters here. Khanna was responding to the worry expressed by National Conference President Farooq Abdullah that BJP has a “sinister” plan to abrogate the state’s special status which will lead to “massive unrest”. On Abdullah’s worries, the …

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Omar never made any serious effort for revocation of AFSPA: Mehbooba Mufti

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Alleging that Chief Minister Omar  Abdullah never made any serious effort for revocation of controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA), Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti said he (Omar) was now trying to cover-his countless failures. Having unceremoniously dumped his rhetorical AFSPA  revocation demand, Mr Abdullah was now trying to blame everybody except himself for his countless failures and follies.     “Unfortunately, Mr Abdullah’s wavering stance on crucial issues during the past six years has reduced the CM’s post to a mockery,” Ms Mufti said while addressing an election rally in this south Kashmir constituency. Accusing Mr Abdullah of never having made a serious effort for the revocation of AFSPA, she said let the Chief Minister come up …

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Former Mayor Kavinder Given mandate from Gandhi Nagar seat to give tough competition to Raman Bhalla

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By giving mandate to former Mayor Kavinder Gupta for the Gandhi Nagar Assembly seat BJP has thrown an open challenge to the Congress party candidate Raman Bhalla who if voted to power would be completing hat trick. In 2008 Bhalla had won the seat by a narrow margin of 2263 votes and in 2002 his victory margin was over 10,000. This time the Gandhi Nagar Assembly seat is expected to throw a surprise in terms of percentage turnout of voters. According the victory or defeat margin of  the candidates would be altered. Preliminary reports suggest Congress candidate Raman Bhalla may have to face the anti incumbency and lack of voter support on mass scale while former Mayor Kavinder Gupta would …

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Leaders who Criticised Modi are now offering Bouquets: Dr Jitendra Singh

Leaders who Criticised Modi are now offering Bouquets- Dr Jitendra Singh

Launching an indirect attack against political leaders who had criticized Narendra Modi during Lok Sabha polls Minister of state, PMO Dr Jitendra Singh Friday said the same leaders are now standing there with bouquet of flowers vying for Modi’s attention and have stopped criticizing him. Addressing a press conference here in Jammu in the presence of BJP General Secretary Ram Madhav Dr Singh said if you study pattern of statements made by leaders during the Lok Sabha polls and compare it with their speeches now you will find that the same leaders who claimed that those voting for Modi should jump in to sea and those not supporting him should go to Pakistan have stopped criticising Modi and offering bouquet …

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Omar Abdullah was power hungry or Congress party was pulling the strings for last six years?

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In the last one week ever since star campaigners of National Conference and the Congress party have embarked on the campaign trail to woo electorate in their favor they have been fighting a bitter battle of words and exposing  behind the scene rumblings between the alliance partners. On one hand Omar has been repeatedly attacking the congress party over its propaganda  with regard to creation of administrative units in the state and forcing the National Conference leadership to settle down to incorporate 73rd and 74 th amendment in to the state Act.   While doing so Omar also claims that it has him who forced Congress hand to create administrative units by pressurizing them as congress ministers were reluctant to …

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