Jammu: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will kick off his electoral campaign from tomorrow and would visit the state of Jammu and Kashmir on the very first day, announced BJP general secretary Ram Madhav on Wednesday. “Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be starting the election campaign from tomorrow and will come to Jammu and Kashmir on the first day of the campaign itself, which also shows our commitment towards the state,” he said while addressing a media briefing.
Attacking PDP and National Conference for boycotting the municipal and panchayat polls held last year, Madhav accused both the parties of not allowing leadership to grow from the ground level. “Some regional parties had boycotted the municipal and panchayat elections. But now when there are parliamentary elections, the same leaders are in the fray to contest polls. It vindicates the point that they have no intention of strengthening democracy but want to keep their seats intact. They do not want leaders to grow from the ground level and that is why they boycotted the municipal election,” he said.
Commenting on successful testing of ASAT capability of India, the BJP general secretary said that achievement of space scientist is phenomenal and there shouldn’t be any politics on the issue. “We have achieved the capability of targeting low earth orbit satellites. India has joined the elite club of countries. It’s our scientist who has achieved it and let’s not make it a political discourse,” he said.
In 2014, BJP had won the state’s three parliamentary seats – Jammu, Udhampur, and Ladakh – out of six. Jammu and Kashmir will vote for the Lok Sabha elections in five phases – April 11, 18, 23, 29 and May 6. Counting of votes will take place on May 23.