Why Azad’s Exit is ‘Bad Day’ for NC-PDP, Good News for BJP

It’s the worst day for Nationwide Convention and Peoples Democratic Get together in Jammu and Kashmir, BJP leaders mentioned on Friday as senior Congress chief Ghulam Nabi Azad resigned from the Grand Previous Get together, blaming Rahul Gandhi and his shut coterie for the electoral decline of the social gathering.

As Congress leaders copy-pasted the video the place PM Narendra Modi’s eyes welled up throughout Azad’s farewell speech, calling the latter’s resignation a reimbursement of the mortgage of that gesture, BJP leaders referred to as it ‘bohot bura din hai for NC and PDP’ (dangerous day for NC and PDP).

“Congress is almost extinct, it’s the worst day for NC and PDP within the state,” mentioned a high BJP chief related to Jammu and Kashmir.

The day Azad resigned, BJP was busy strengthening its organisation and chalking out a method to fill the vacuum created resulting from Azad’s exit from the Congress.

The core group of the social gathering’s Jammu and Kashmir unit met on Friday night on the residence of Union House Minister Amit Shah to attract up a method on the areas the place the social gathering can strengthen itself. The assembly went on for 4 hours.

Unhealthy information for NC and PDP?

A senior BJP chief mentioned the Congress had been consuming into its vote financial institution within the Jammu area. “With Congress weakening, BJP will probably be benefitted wherever it finds house. The competition will probably be between Azad’s new social gathering and NCP and PDP and all will probably be concentrating on their particular vote base. We might have an opportunity to woo the Congress voters, who won’t ever vote for PDP or different regional social gathering. Azad might emerge as an alternative choice to Farooq Abdullah’s social gathering as each get pleasure from a picture of soppy nationalist. Plus, Abdullah is going through ED case and there’s a hearsay within the UT that he has some setting with us in Delhi and should face losses. There’s one other think about J&Ok as we’ve noticed with Abdullahs, the social gathering thought of nearer to Centre or the PM will get the benefit in sure areas,” said a senior BJP chief.

One other profit that BJP sees is that the election won’t be one-sided. “There will probably be many gamers within the elections and this may make sure that polls received’t favour one social gathering fully,” added one other chief.

Azad’s exit from Congress and revelation that he’ll launch his personal political outfit has given hope to the BJP.

One other senior chief from the state defined why Azad’s exit is nice information for the saffron social gathering. “Azad is the son-in-law of Poonch Rajouri sector and hails from Doda district and Bhaderwah. He has his personal vote financial institution within the Union Territory. With him exiting Congress together with high leaders of the social gathering within the area, the grand outdated social gathering is nearly decimated.”

Within the 2014 elections, when J&Ok was a state, Congress received 12 seats whereas BJP received 25.

On Friday, Azad despatched a strongly worded five-page letter to Congress’ interim president Sonia Gandhi saying his resignation from all posts.

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