Srinagar, Nov 06: Jammu and Kashmir Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) Friday said that they are providing relief to every worker of the party, who were killed or injured by militants.
BJP General Secretary for J&K UT Ashok Koul while talking to news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) said that the party is providing every possible help along with relief to the kith and kin of workers who were killed or injured by militants.
He said that there is no need to disclose, what kind of help the affected families get. “We are helping them in whatever way possible. Relief is given to them so that their families won’t face any problem,” Koul said.
On whether there was any fear among workers and are they facing any problems in fielding candidates for the upcoming District Development Council (DCC) elections, the BJP General Secretary said that if there was a shortage of candidates for the DDC, none could have joined the flag march in Srinagar recently.
“Preparations for the elections are going on and BJP will try to field their candidates from each seat of J&K in coming DDC elections,” he said.
Senior BJP leader and former Deputy CM Kavinder Gupta also echoed same views stating that the relief is being given to the kin of workers killed by militants.
“Union ministers as well as local leaders are visiting their residences of the affected families to give relief to the next of kin of slain or injured BJP worker,” he said, adding that the due to the recent killings of three BJP workers at Kulgam district, there may a little fear among the party cadre, but party leaders, and workers are being shifted to safe places and people continue to join BJP in good numbers.
Pertinently, nine BJP workers were killed while was few were injured during militants’ attacks in last four months in Kashmir, after which many workers and leaders resigned from the party.
State election Commission on Wednesday announced that first ever District Development Council (DDC) elections in J&K will be held in eight phases from November 28—(KNO)