BJP membership figures bogus: Cong

Challenges party to make list public

Srinagar:  After the state BJP claims to have crossed more than 2.5 lakh membership mark in Kashmir valley, Congress too, besides NC has jumped into the chorus,  accusing the saffron party of registering the ‘bogus’ members.

“It is all fake and manipulated. There has been no such drive of the BJP going on in valley and there is a very thin number in  the BJP’s list as its members,” claims the state Congress vice-president Ghulam Nabi Monga.

Substantiating his claims, Monga said that the valley based BJP asks people their phone numbers and names and then send it to 27 Akbar road as a list of its members in Valley. “The valley based BJP men want their monthly wages and do the pranks of such a bizarre nature. On ground, there are no members registered with the party- it is certain,” Congress claimed.

The party goes further, saying if BJP claims to have registered more than two lakh members, it must make the list public so that people themselves could verify the fact . “It is all bogus. People in valley have other priorities than just to register for the party which they believe is communal and anti- Muslim.

The Congress deputy chief said that the party can say it with certainty that at least in Valley, the BJP has no base at all and it doesn’t enjoy any support in this region of the state. “Same was proven by the people here during the recently held state elections during which this saffron party didn’t even manage to get a single out of 44 seats here,” Congress said.

According to reports, BJP earlier had claimed that it has enrolled 2.25 lakh people as primary members of the party till April 30 with covert support of Muslim RashtriyaManch (MRM), a RSS unit.

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