Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday released its election manifesto in Urdu for the ongoing District Development Council (DDC) elections for Kashmir division.
Former MLC Vibhod Gupta released the manifesto in presence of senior party leaders from the Valley such as Sofi Yosuf and Darakhshan Abdrabi.
The manifesto stated that while the saffron party has unified the country by abrogating of discriminatory Article 370 and Article 35A, the People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration an amalgam of several Kashmir based political parties, including NC and PDP was working against the national interest for vote bank politics.
It further stated that after reorganisation, Jammu and Kashmir has been put on a track of development and peace. The party claimed that stone-pelting has come to a halt and terrorism was being dealt with an iron hand.
In the manifesto, the BJP also claimed credit for reserving 100 per cent of government jobs in the Union Territory of J&K for its residents only and framing a policy that will spur industrialisation.
The party said it has launched a war against corruption and land grabbers in the UT. It said basic amenities like electricity, water supply and road networks in the UT have been upgraded.
The first round of polling in the eight-phase maiden DDC elections was held on Saturday. This is the first electoral exercise in Jammu and Kashmir since the abrogation of Article 370 last year.