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Lok Sabha Election 2024 : Development and Article 370; Priority issues | leader

Jammu and Kashmir: Balwan Singh

Since the announcement of the Lok Sabha elections, the political atmosphere in the country has changed. A similar picture has appeared in Jammu and Kashmir. The BJP has so far announced the names of only two candidates in the region. In the coming days, other parties are also in the mood to announce the names of their candidates. BJP has given ticket to Union Minister of State Jitendra Singh from Udhampur and Jugal Kishore from Jammu. Both these leaders have won twice and this time they are hoping for a hat-trick. In Jammu and Kashmir, not only in the urban areas, but also in the rural areas, the discussion of elections has gained momentum. It remains to be seen who the local people will vote for and what issues will be brought to the fore by the political parties.

Bharatiya Janata Party: There are indications that BJP is raising the issues of removal of Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir and all-round development. After the abrogation of Article 370, peace will be a key issue for the BJP as terrorism, separatism and terrorist activities have started coming to the Kashmir Valley. BJP is expected to promote the all-round development in Jammu and Kashmir under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the various welfare schemes implemented by the central government. Apart from this, giving women their rights, giving equal rights to Valmiki and Gorakh community, financial help and reservation for Pakistan Occupied Kashmir refugees, 10 percent reservation for hill tribes will also be raised by BJP. No doubt the BJP will highlight the quality road network, expansion of rail and air services, IIMs, IITs and EMS being built in the Jodi region.

National Conference: Dr. The National Conference under the leadership of Farooq Abdullah has strongly opposed the move to withdraw the special status of Jammu and Kashmir. The National Conference is likely to raise issues such as the reinstatement of the revoked status, the preservation of the region's distinct social, cultural and political identity, top priority for locals in jobs, and a ban on anyone from the rest of India buying land in the region. . Dr. about seat allocation. Abdullah said that the local parties have formed an alliance here, and these parties are a part of the India Alliance.

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP): Mehbooba Mufti-led 'PDP' has always shown extreme opposition to the removal of the special status of Jammu and Kashmir. In this regard, Mehbooba has often used offensive language against the central government. Even when the Supreme Court gave its verdict on the issue, Mehbooba had said that the Supreme Court is not the word of God. PDP is likely to raise issues such as safeguarding the rights and entitlements of the Kashmiri people, functioning of the BJP, restrictions imposed by the Center on separatist Muslim organizations, alleged misuse of central investigative agencies like the ED.

Congress: State Congress President Vikar Rasool informed that issues such as full statehood should be restored to Kashmir, funds should be given to alleviate poverty in the valley, and central investigation agencies should be prevented from being misused. Apart from this, unemployment and rising inflation are also going to be raised by Congress.

Other Minor Parties: Apni Party chief Bukhari has welcomed some important steps taken by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah. President of People's Conference Sajjad Gani Lone has said that Modi is my elder brother. He has severely criticized the established leaders. He attacked that these leaders are more interested in filling their own tombs than the people of Kashmir. He has announced that his party will contest elections from Baramulla constituency. Ghulam Nabi Azad, who took a long name as the Democratic Progressive Azad Party after leaving the Congress, has also taken a dig at the Congress and the PDP. At the same time, he has indicated that he will soon discuss the seat sharing with the BJP.

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