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BJP for early assembly elections in State:Ram Madhav

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BJP general secretary Ram Madhav hit out at the Jammu and Kashmir parties, Farooq Abdullah’s NC and Mehbooba Mufti’s PDP and said that these parties are happy contesting the Lok Sabha elections while BJP has asked the EC for earliest assembly elections in the state.

Speaking to the media, Ram Madhav said, “We have asked Election Commission to hold assembly elections in the state as early as possible.”

“Farooq Abullah and Mehbooba Mufti are contesting the Lok Sabha elections and they are happy with that. But we want early assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir,” Madhav added.

Farooq Abdullah will be contesting the Lok Sabha elections from Srinagar while Mehbooba Mufti will be contesting from the Anantnag constituency.

Ram Madhav also said that after BJP pulled out of the coalition with PDP, the situation in Kashmir has improved.

The BJP leader also added that his party’s stand on Article 370 and 35(A) continues to remain the same.

Earlier, Madhav said hopes to perform better in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections as compared to its 2014 performance.

He also hit out at the National Conference-Congress alliance in the state and dubbed its seat-sharing pact as a “drama”.

“This drama that is going on that they are in alliance in Jammu, but fighting in Kashmir. They are trying various types of exercises against Modi and the BJP, let them do it. We will win two seats in Jammu and one in Ladakh and will try our best in Kashmir so that our candidates go forward,” Ram Madhav said on Tuesday.


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