The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has said its goal of 44 plus seats in the upcoming assembly elections is neither extravagant nor ambitious.
Speaking at the convention of the Samba district working committee, state unit vice-president Chander Prakash Ganga said the party could achieve the target as the Congress, which had become synonymous with corruption, had almost been wiped out in the just-concluded parliamentary election.
The convention discussed the preparations for the upcoming assembly polls. Party activists briefed the gathering about the booth level preparations.
The BJP leader said the ruling National Conference-Congress alliance in the state had also become synonymous with misrule and corruption. He said, like in the rest of the country, people would reject such parties in the state elections also.
BJP, which had won 11 assembly seats in the last elections, had a lead in 25 out of the 36 assembly segments of the Jammu region in the parliamentary elections. BJP had also gained about two percent votes in the Kashmir region in the election.
The state unit is planning a programme to expand its reach in the Kashmir region, which has 47 assembly seats and where the party doesn't have much presence.
The BJP leader said workers should work hard to win the confidence of the people and conditions were the most favourable now with the Modi-led BJP government at the centre.