BJP general secretary Ram Madhav Saturday sought people’s cooperation in wiping out terrorism from Jammu and Kashmir. “Our fight is against terrorism which is your problem as well. We have almost finished terrorism from the state and need your cooperation to wipe it out completely,” Madhav said, addressing election rallies in the twin border districts of Poonch and Rajouri.
Seeking support for the party candidate from the Jammu parliamentary constituency Jugal Kishore, he said “where there is terror, there can never be peace”.
“We have to wipe out terrorism and our government has taken various steps in this direction. When we entered into a coalition with late Mufti Mohammad Sayeed (former chief minister and PDP patron), our common focus was eradication of terrorism from the state,” he said.
He said his party considers the people of all the regions of the state as its own.
“When we say Jammu and Kashmir is ours, we do not just mean the land but the entire population of Jammu, Ladakh and Kashmir regions. They are our own people who want development,” Madhav said.
Earlier, Ram Madhav hitting out at the National Conference-Congress alliance, he had called the seat-sharing pact a drama. "This drama that is going on that they are in alliance in Jammu, but fighting in Kashmir. They are trying various types of exercises against Modi and the BJP, let them do it. We will win two seats in Jammu and one in Ladakh and will try our best in Kashmir so that our candidates go forward," he said.
Unfortunately, regional parties don’t understand the aspirations of local people here, he said. “They are repeating old policies for their own benefit. During municipal election they asked people to boycott, giving reasons like 370 or 35-A, we haven’t changed any stand on these issues,” he said.
“Character of regional parties is evident from a fact that their elected Parliamentary candidate praised Pakistan? There should be a FIR against Akbar Lone for his pro-Pakistan statement. They call themselves Mujahideen? Don’t these (Militants) rape women and kill teenage people in Kashmir,” he said.