BJP to put young faces in municipal poll, field candidates for SMC also: Singh

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Apr 21:- Besides giving women their due share, the BJP will this time put young faces and new entrants to contest the coming Urban Local Bodies and Municipal Corporation elections in the state.
This was stated by Party co-convener, J&K, R P Singh while talking to this reporter here, today. Mr Singh said these elections will prove an opportunity to young cadres to show their strength and capability and the Party will be open for new entrants joining it during the elections.
Elated over Party’s performance in Delhi Municipal elections and defeat of Congress in Municipal poll in Mumbai and Assembly elections in Punjab, UP and Goa, he exuded confidence that BJP will also romp home in the ensuing urban local bodies and municipal corporation elections in the state.
Mr Singh said that Party besides contesting the municipal committee elections and JMC elections in Jammu region, will also field the candidates for Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) and its vice president, Chander Parkash Ganga has been made in charge of the same.
He said besides local issues concerning the people, the corruption and price hike will also be dominating issues in these elections. The people have now realized that price hike is directly linked to corruption and wrong policies of UPA were responsible for the same. So they will definitely vote for the best option against the Congress, he added.
He said the duties were divided among party leadership and the candidates name gathering process has started. Those who are interested in contesting the elections should send their names to Party chief, he added.
Mr Singh said the Party will go in these elections with full might and the strategy to be adopted by it during the municipal elections will be a key to its success especially in those areas where from Partymen were expelled for anti party activities.
Having no regrets for expelling the rebels from the Party, Mr Singh said BJP is more important than individuals. Without naming the seven rebel MLAs, he said the people in last Assembly elections voted for Party and not for individuals.
He said our endeavor is to strengthen the organizational system where we can rake up national issues besides discussing local issues and the misgovernance of coalition in the state and UPA at Centre.
He said Party cadres have been given instructions to visit from door to door for enrolment of voters.