No Alliance With PDP, BJP To Go Alone

Srinagar: Announcing that there will be no poll alliance with ruling partner Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) said the party will contest both Srinagar and Anantnag Lok Sabha seats in the valley.

Polling in Srinagar and Anantnag constituencies are being held on April 9 and 12 respectively.

State Media Secretary Altaf Thakur said that BJP will not enter into any alliance with ruling partner PDP and infact contest both the seats. He said this announcement was made by BJP state general secretary (Org) Ashok Kaul at Dooru in Anantnag in south Kashmir during worker convention today. Mr Kaul has asked party workers to gear up for elections in the valley.

“BJP will contest bye election in Srinagar, Anantnag Lok Sabha seats and party will announce candidates very soon,” Mr Kaul said, adding, there will be no pre poll alliance with PDP in these two seats.

He said the party has decided to contest the elections independently by fielding its party candidates.  

  “Very soon a high level committee will announce the candidates for both the seats,” he said, adding there is no proposal to go for seat adjustment with the coalition partner PDP in the state.

He also said that:”We have a huge party cadre in Central Kashmir and in South Kashmir as well, so we have decided to contest these elections independently as party, rather than entering into pre-poll alliance with PDP.”

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