Jammu and BJP

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In Jammu region BJP is facing lot of problems in the coming parliamentary elections. In these elections the refugees from Pakistan have the right to vote and they cannot vote in the assembly elections. The promise is made to them in 2014 by BJP have fallen short and they are not happy the way they have been treated by BJP in all these years.

The rebellion within the party is on rise. BJP has not been able so far to take action against Chaudhary lal Singh, who has refused to withdraw his nomination from both the parliamentary segments. He is going to split the votes of BJP and the party is avoiding to face such problems head on and decide on merit whether to keep Lal Singh in the party or not. Though a veteran Congress leader and former Minister Sham Lal Sharma has joined BJP and has started canvassing for the BJP candidates in the coming parliamentary elections, but it is not yet clear that how many of the Congress votes he will translate into reality for BJP.

Prime Minister Narindra Modi in Jammu could galvanize the party supporters by his speeches and kept focus on national security during this campaign. Modi said that Congress in its anti-Modi campaign has forgotten the interests of nation. He mentioned about Balakot strikes and said that Pakistan along with opposition parties were very keen to see him out of power. Modi began his speech by greeting people of Jammu in local Dogri language.

All this is fine as long as Modi is the factor for the voters. It is to be seen whether the people of Jammu region are going to ignore the BJP leaders of the State and only vote for Modi. The ground situation is not so healthy for the BJP candidates as there is a straight contest between Congress and BJP in this region.

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