Following the scrapping of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir two months ago, Bharathiya Janatha Party is hoping to get its first Chief Minister in Jammu and Kashmir. Jammu and Kashmir had seen chief minsters from the parties such as National Conference, People’s Democratic Party and Indian National Congress but Jammu and Kashmir had never seen a Chief Minister from the Bharathiya Janatha Party. BJP was in alliance with People’s Democratic Party but did not get the Chief Minister post during the alliance tenure. The party was able to get only the post of deputy Chief Minister.
Reports say that Bharathiya Janatha party is working hard to get its first Chief Minister from Jammu and Kashmir. Jammu and Kashmir is one of the very few places where BJP never had a Chief Minister. When asked about the redrawing of constituencies in the newly formed union territory of Jammu and Kashmir, BJP’s Jammu and Kashmir President Ravinder Rana in his interview to IANS said that the election commission will decide about the redrawing of constituencies.
In the interview, he also said that Home Minister Amit Shah has no role in slapping PSA act on former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah. Bharatiya Janata Party Jammu and Kashmir president Ravinder Raina said, “When Home Minister Amit Shah announced his statement in Rajya Sabha about the scrapping of special status to Jammu and Kashmir on the 5th of August, there was no case against Farooq Abdullah at that time. But when the time passed, security agencies submitted the report that he may create tensions and troubles in the Kashmir valley and that was the reason the required action was taken on Farooq Abdullah.”