New Delhi, Jul 28: Close on the heels of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's assertion through his Mann ki Baat radio broadcast that the people of Jammu and Kashmir are more than keen for joining the development-inspired national mainstream, key BJP sources have hinted now that polls in the northern state could be held by November-December this year.The BJP state leaders are in favour polls by November, sources said and a crucial decision to this effect to make 'formal request' to the Election Commission will be done by August 15.
Senior leaders of the party including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP chief and Home Minister Amit Shah and other core group leaders are likely to meet in Delhi on Tuesday, July 30, to discuss political situation in the state.State BJP chief Ravinder Raina has said on Saturday that his party is keen for early elections and that his party will "emerge as the single largest party". Of late, there have been reports that additional forces would be deployed in Jammu and Kashmir - a move that has been flayed by PDP leader and former Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti.
"....There is no dearth of security forces in Kashmir. J&K is a political problem which would not be solved by military means," she had tweeted.Election Commission is likely to make announcement about the polls after it receives a favourable reports on the political atmosphere and law and order situation from central and state agencies. Union Minister and Udhampur MP Jitendra Singh and BJP general secretary Ram Madhav are likely to attend the meeting.
In his 'Mann Ki Baat' radio broadcast through All India Radio, Prime Minister Modi on Sunday morning said rather in details and categorically that - the people of Kashmir are eager to join the national mainstream.".....our brothers and sisters in Kashmir want good Governance and proves the dictum that the power of development is stronger than the might of bullets and bombs," Mr Modi said also adding - "It is clear that those who wish to spread hatred en route to development, pose hurdles will never succeed in their sinister plans". (UNI)