Massive turnout in first 2 phases victory of democracy: BJP

BJP leaders at a press conference at Jammu on Friday. -Excelsior/Rakesh
BJP leaders at a press conference at Jammu on Friday. -Excelsior/Rakesh

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Apr 19: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today complimented the people of the State for their massive turnout in first and second phase of Lok Sabha elections to strengthen the democracy in the country.

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Senior BJP leader and party candidate from Jammu-Poonch Lok Sabha, Constituency, Jugal Kishore Sharma and former Dy. Chief Minister, Kavinder Gupta while talking to reporters here, complimented the voters for bumper voting. “They have given very good response by polling more than 70% of votes in both the Parliament Constituencies of Jammu. This is a healthy percentage, indicating the success of democratic process at grass root level and we express our gratitude for the pubic of Jammu for their heavy participation’’, BJP leaders added.
BJP leaders said that the bumper voting in all the areas testify the faith of people in democracy and that has been achieved by the fair image of party under the dedicated leadership of Prime Minister, Narendra Modi. This bumper voting also symbolizes the enthusiasm of public to exercise their right to vote for the development of the nation. They credited all the people and particularly youth including those millennium voters who have exercised their right to vote for the very first time and congratulated them for their participation in the fair of democracy.
“Youth have voted in the favour of the nation and Election Commission (EC) has also played its part wonderfully with great dedication from the staff on election duty which cooperated with the voters very well’’ they said. “We express our heartily gratitude to the polling staff, security agencies and all others who have contributed in the success of polling process in these phases’’, BJP leaders added and also appealed the public to vote heavily in all other phases on the similar lines in favour of BJP for restoring peace and taking the State on the path of progress.
BJP leaders emphasized that by this bumper voting, people have showered their blessings on the nationalist forces and slapped hard on the face of separatists and those Kashmir based political parties who did nothing except exploiting the innocent people of the State.
Some anti-national and anti-social elements have tried to disrupt the process, but failed and the democracy prevailed, they said.