Following the scrapping of Article 370 in
Jammu and Kashmir two months ago, Bharathiya Janatha Party is hoping to get its
first Chief Minister in Jammu and Kashmir. Jammu and Kashmir had seen chief
minsters from the parties such as National Conference, People’s Democratic
Party and Indian National Congress but Jammu and Kashmir had never seen a Chief
Minister from the Bharathiya Janatha Party. BJP was in alliance with People’s
Democratic Party but did not get the Chief Minister post during the alliance
tenure. The party was able to get only the post of deputy Chief Minister.
Reports say that Bharathiya Janatha party is
working hard to get its first Chief Minister from Jammu and Kashmir. Jammu and
Kashmir is one of the very few places where BJP never had a Chief Minister.
When asked about the redrawing of constituencies in the newly formed union
territory of Jammu and Kashmir, BJP’s Jammu and Kashmir President Ravinder Rana
in his interview to IANS said that the election commission will decide about
the redrawing of constituencies.
In the interview,
he also said that Home Minister Amit Shah has no role in slapping PSA act on
former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah. Bharatiya Janata Party
Jammu and Kashmir president Ravinder Raina said, "When Home Minister Amit Shah
announced his statement in Rajya Sabha about the scrapping of special status to
Jammu and Kashmir on the 5th of August, there was no case against
Farooq Abdullah at that time. But when the time passed, security agencies submitted
the report that he may create tensions and troubles in the Kashmir valley and
that was the reason the required action was taken on Farooq Abdullah.”