BJP workers not in favour of alliance with JKNPP

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Udhampur
  • Updated: Jul 30, 2014 20:47 IST

After the news that appeared on a local daily that Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) high command was ready to sacrifice some of its seats to accommodate Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party (JKNPP) in the state in the forthcoming assembly polls 2014, majority of the party workers and mandal pradhans here have opposed the decision.

According to the news published, the state unit of the BJP is under a pressure to enter into a pre-poll alliance with the JKNPP, especially on the assembly seats of Chenani, Udhampur, Ramnagar and Samba constituencies.

According to the party sources, all four mandal pradhans of Udhampur assembly constituency have brought the matter to the knowledge of state party in-charge Avinash Khanna, during his visit to Jammu.

The sources added that mandal pradhans have said that the party position was strong here as it could be accessed from the parliamentary election's result, in which the BJP candidate got 49,623 votes out of a total of 78,633 votes polled, while the JKNPP and Congress party got 4,483 and 19,429 votes respectively.

Keeping in view the growing resentment among the party workers, it will be a tough task for the BJP high command to further initiative dialogue with the JKNPP to form an alliance to take on the Congress party in Udhampur and Ramban districts.

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