New Delhi, Jul 30: The BJP on Tuesday inched ahead pulling up its sleeves for the ensuing assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir with key leaders indicating that polls may be announced by the Election Commission by the third week of August.
"Core group meeting of BJP Jammu and Kashmir unit was held today evening chaired by National Working President JP Nadda. Elaborate discussions were held about the preparations for assembly elections," tweeted newly appointed general secretary (organisation) B L Santhosh.
The BJP Core Group on Jammu and Kashmir held a meeting here on Tuesday evening. The meeting chaired by BJP working president J P Nadda was attended among others by party general secretary Ram Madhav, who had played a key role when the saffron party had stitched an alliance with Mehbooba Mufti-led PDP. The meeting was also attended by Union Minister Jitendra Singh and other state leaders.
"Election Commission may announce the poll dates after conclusion of Amarnath Yatra. The state's annual famous Yatra which commenced on July 2 would conclude on August 15," a party leader in the know of things said. He further said, the BJP is ready for assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir at the earliest.
"Today's meeting was about party's preparedness for assembly polls in the state," the party source said. A decision was also taken among other leaders, party's newly appointed working president Mr Nadda will travel to the state to oversee the party's organisational works for the elections. Jammu and Kashmir is at present under President's Rule. UNI