JAMMU, Nov 20: BJP national general (Organizations) BL Santosh reviewed working of the organization in Jammu and Kashmir virtually from New Delhi with particular reference to strengthening of booths and strategy for upcoming Lok Sabha elections.
Santosh will be visiting Jammu and Kashmir on a two days visit on November 30 and December 1.
Insiders said senior BJP leaders from Jammu and Kashmir attended the meeting from the party office here virtually. They include UT party chief Ravinder Raina, Ashok Koul, general secretary (organizations), Dr Narinder Singh, national secretary, Jugal Kishore Sharma, Lok Sabha member from Jammu-Poonch, Kavinder Gupta and Dr Nirmal Singh, both former Deputy Chief Ministers and Shakti Parihar among others.
Santosh reviewed preparations of the party at booth level ahead of Lok Sabha elections scheduled to be held in April-May next year.
He reportedly called for strengthening the organization right up to the booth levels and gearing up the party cadre for the elections.
The general secretary is reported to have called upon the senior party leaders to be prepared for all five Lok Sabha seats in Jammu and Kashmir.
Meanwhile, BL Santosh will be visiting Jammu and Kashmir on a two days visit on November 30 and December 1 during which he will hold meetings with senior party functionaries, In charge of different cells etc and review preparations for Lok Sabha elections.
Insiders said the senior BJP leaders briefed BL Santosh on series of activities being carried out by the party in the entire Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir to reach out to the masses and brief them on welfare schemes of Narendra Modi Government.
Insiders said the BJP wants to be ready for 2024 Parliamentary polls well in advance to not only retain both Lok Sabha seats of Jammu and Udhampur but also capture third seat of South Kashmir-Poonch this time. It also planned to put up a good show in rest of the two Lok Sabha seats of Srinagar-Budgam and Baramulla-Kupwara.
The BJP has won Jammu and Udhampur seats for two consecutive terms of 2014 and 2019 and plans to retain them in 2024. At the same time, it has kept its eyes on South Kashmir–Poonch seat also. This seat has sizeable chunk of Pahari voters to whom the BJP Government at the Centre proposed to give Scheduled Tribe status.