Shah vows stern action against anti-national elements in J&K

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 30 Apr 2017 09:10:41


BHARATIYA Janata Party (BJP) chief Amit Shah on Saturday asked his party members to strengthen the spirit of nationalism in Jammu and Kashmir and said tough action will be taken against anti-national elements in the State.

Shah, who arrived here on a two-day visit to the strife-torn State, chaired a three-hour-long closed-door meeting of BJP leaders, including Union Minister Jitendra Singh, J&K Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh, national General Secretary Anil Jain and State BJP chief Sat Sharma, at the Government convention centre.

After the meeting, BJP leaders said, he expressed concern over the tense situation in the State and said the Centre and the party were committed to bringing peace there.

BJP MLA from Nowshera constituency Ravindra Raina said that Shah promised stern action against anti-national elements in the State, who are “trying to create havoc”.
He said, Shah directed all BJP office bearers to expand the party’s base at grassroots level in all three regions of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh.

He advised ministers and other leaders to go beyond their respective constituencies, reach out to the people in the Valley and Ladakh region, listen to them and resolve their issues.
Raina said, the BJP Chief emphasised on spreading and strengthening the spirit of nationalism in the state “It is the agenda of the BJP that the nation comes first, and the party comes second,” he said.

On the tenuous ties between the PDP and the BJP and the possibility of imposing Governor’s rule in the state, he said the BJP never believes in sabotaging democracy and there is no question of it.