RAJOURI, Oct 18: Senior Congress leader and Sarpanch Panjgrian Kramat (Bittu) Sheikh joined BJP with his voters in the presence of senior BJP leaders, including former MLC Vibodh Gupta.
In the same programme, Independent candidate Zubair Chowdhry, contesting for the post of BDC, also announced to withdraw his candidature in the support of BJP candidate and urged his supporters to vote for lotus in the national interests.
Appreciating Sarpanch Kramat Sheikh and Zubair Chowdhry, Vibodh Gupta said that enlightened and intellectual leaders are joining BJP acknowledging the fact that India is achieving new heights under the charismatic leadership of PM Narendra Modi. He said that BJP will record historic and thumping victory in BDC elections as all sections of society are happy with the progressive vision of BJP top leadership.
Hitting hard at the Congress, NC and PDP, Vibodh said, “when the people of J&K are cherishing the fruits of democracy, these parties are trying to erect blockades by boycotting local polls.” He strongly asserted that those who were involved in scandalous and anti-nationalist activities are facing heat from the Government while common people are celebrating the crackdown on corrupt leaders and actively participating in the process of taking democracy to the root level.
Vibodh said that seeds of New J&K were sown long ago by leaders like Shyama Prasad Mukherjee and Pt Deen Dayal Upadhyay and it is because of their sacrifices that it today turned into a fruit giving tree. He appealed to party men to enlighten everyone with the struggles of these leaders and said that there is a need to rewrite the history of J&K as the successive Governments in the past have distorted fact for petty vote bank politics.
Speaking on the occasion, BJP district president Dinesh Sharma appealed to all Panches and Sarpanches to vote BJP candidates in BDC elections in the light of ongoing development works in Rajouri. Senior BJP leader Talib Chowdhry also addressed the gathering and said that this was the time when all people irrespective of religion, caste, and gender should unite in the national interest.
Senior BJP leader Kuldeep Raj Gupta and Iqbal Chowdhry also spoke on the occasion.