J&K Pradesh Congress is trying to get a lost base by making a dent in the strengthened support base of the Bharatiya Janata Party by projecting the image of Hindu card in Jammu division.After the visit of the Delimitation Commission, the assembly elections are in full swing in Jammu and Kashmir.Rahul Gandhi made a two-day visit to Jammu exactly a month after Kashmir.He started his tour with the visit of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi.When Rahul Gandhi addressed the workers on Friday, he started the speech with the slogan of Jai Mata Di.
In his speech, he targeted the Modi government by referring to the Pindis in the holy cave of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi.Rahul Gandhi traveled on foot to Shri Mata Vaishno Devi.In the workers' conference, the state head GA Mir raised slogans of Jai Mata Di thrice in the beginning of his speech.Raman Bhalla said that Rahul Gandhi has taken the blessings of Mother Vaishno Devi by walking.Former minister Yogesh Sahni donned Dogri turban.Senior party leader from Kashmir Tariq Hameed Kara said that Indira Gandhi had come to visit Mata Vaishno Devi.Now Rahul Gandhi has visited Maa Vaishno Devi.
Let us tell you that the support base in Jammu and Kashmir has been continuously slipping since 2008.
The Congress had won 12 seats in the 2014 assembly elections.Earlier in 2008, Congress had won 17 seats.From one seat in 2002, the BJP reached 25 seats in 2014.Then the PDP-BJP coalition government was formed.After that, the government fell.Governor's rule came into force and later on August 5, 2019, the reorganization of Jammu and Kashmir took place.Congress could not win any seats in the 2014 and 2019 Lok Sabha elections.Now the issue of restoring the state status of Jammu and Kashmir is going on and there is a demand to hold assembly elections soon.Congress is walking in balance in Jammu and Kashmir.
In the Hindu-dominated areas of Jammu division, the party is projecting its image in such a way that it does not want to please any particular community.Like the National Conference or the PDP, the party's agenda is no longer demanding the withdrawal of Article 370.The party knows that it has to make a dent in the BJP stronghold Jammu and get its candidates victorious in the assembly elections.So we have to talk about Jammu.In the speech of Ghulam Nabi Azad, too much attention was paid to Jammu itself.He said that Jammu is the only capital in which people from all the twenty districts of Jammu and Kashmir have their homes.
Category: India: Politics