BJP asserts Congress as “Sinking Boat,” unveils election offices in Jammu and Kashmir

Koul dismissed the possibility of any political party in Kashmir allying with the Congress, citing the dissolution of the Gupkar alliance as evidence of fractured political dynamics in the region. He affirmed the BJP’s intention to contest all six seats in Jammu and Kashmir, including Ladakh, with a determined effort to secure victory across the board.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has deemed the Congress party a “sinking boat,” with prominent political figures unwilling to align themselves with it. Former BJP MLC and the party’s Srinagar parliamentary constituency in-charge, Surinder Ambardar, asserted that the Congress, once a formidable force in Indian politics, has now transformed into a non-performing asset (NPA) and a liability for the nation.

Ambardar substantiated his claims by pointing to recent political developments, such as Mamata Banerjee’s Trinamool Congress (TMC) deciding to contest the Lok Sabha elections independently and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s departure from the INDIA alliance to rejoin the National Democratic Alliance (NDA). These instances, according to Ambardar, underscore the declining appeal and influence of the Congress party in the political landscape.

Speaking to reporters at the inauguration of the BJP’s election office in the Srinagar Lok Sabha constituency, Ambardar emphasized the BJP’s commitment to the electoral process, symbolized by the inauguration of election offices across all five constituencies in Jammu and Kashmir.

He highlighted the meticulous planning undertaken by the BJP for the upcoming elections, with the establishment of 38 departments, each with designated convenors and co-convenors, to oversee various aspects ranging from election management to social media engagement and strategic planning.

Asserting the BJP’s electoral ambitions, Ambardar stated the party’s goal of securing at least 330 seats independently in the forthcoming general elections. He expressed confidence in the NDA’s prospects, predicting a tally exceeding 400 seats and anticipating Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s triumphant return for a third consecutive term.

Meanwhile, Ashok Koul, the BJP’s general secretary (organisation) for Jammu and Kashmir, echoed Ambardar’s sentiments regarding the disintegration of the INDIA alliance, attributing its collapse to superficial engagements devoid of substantial political consensus.

Koul dismissed the possibility of any political party in Kashmir allying with the Congress, citing the dissolution of the Gupkar alliance as evidence of fractured political dynamics in the region. He affirmed the BJP’s intention to contest all six seats in Jammu and Kashmir, including Ladakh, with a determined effort to secure victory across the board.