Amit Shah in Jammu, Omar not amused

  • Toufiq Rashid, Hindustan Times, Srinagar
  • Updated: Aug 25, 2014 00:11 IST

Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah on Sunday said the National Conference will not let BJP succeed in its ‘Mission 44’ for Kashmir. Abdullah was reacting to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah’s visit to Jammu and Kashmir in a bid to consolidate his party’s position ahead of the state assembly polls scheduled later this year.

Shah arrived here Sunday to finalise the BJP’s strategy for the state assembly poll in the state. He met BJP legislators and discussed various party-related issues. Shah also discussed the choice of candidates to be fielded by the party for the election due in November-December.

Abdullah said, “It is a very good thing from whichever place he wants to begin. As far as I know, the only party that can stop this is the National Conference and we will do everything possible to make sure that ‘abki baari Kashmir ki baari nahi hogi. The BJP stays till Delhi only.”

Reports suggest that newly-elected Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah has asked party workers in the state to “try and win more seats”

With the elections round the corner and electorate are likely to return a hung assembly, the political parties having support base in the Jammu region are pitching for a “Hindu chief minister” for the state.

Shah would address a public rally in Kathua district in Jammu region on August 25. The rally will be run-up to the assembly elections to be held later this year. The BJP has set a target of winning at least 44 seats, under its ‘Mission 44’, in the state to form the next government. The state assembly has 87 seats and parties would need 44-plus seats to form a government.

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