JAMMU, JUN 14: Reminding the BJP of its tall assurances to simultaneously hold the Parliamentary and Assembly elections in the country, Chairman JKNPP and Former Minister Harsh Dev Singh asked the Saffron Party to set a precedent by holding the Assembly elections in J&K along with the Lok Sabha elections in 2019 as it was running the governments both at the Centre as well as in the State. He was addressing a press conference here today.
Harsh Dev Singh pointed out that Prime Minister Narendra Modi started a debate a while ago about holding elections to simultaneous elections to Parliament and the State Assemblies. He further said that the Prime Minister had time and again supported the idea of holding simultaneous elections to Panchayats, Urban local bodies, States and Parliament so that parties and workers spending too much time and money in electioneering could make use of the time for social work and take people-oriented programmes to the grassroots.
He asked the Saffron Party and Prime Minister Narendra Modi in particular to uphold the sanctity of its 2014 Election manifesto and fulfil his promise by holding the simultaneous elections to Lok Sabha and J&K Legislative Assembly in 2019 General elections as the BJP enjoyed the governments both at the Centre and in the State. Singh also asked the BJP-PDP coalition to bring the legislation to reduce the term of State Assembly to five years from the present six like other Indian states and end the political anomaly once and for all.
Rajesh Padgotra Provincial president JKNPP and Gagan Partap Singh, State Secretary JKNPP were also present in the press conference.