BJP’s ‘key strategists’ start ground work in JK

Days before polls,150 IT professionals, planners deployed in Kashmir, Ladakh, Jammu

The “core team” of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bhartiya Janta Party) President Amit Shah—which is understood to have played a key role in party’s victory in the just concluded assembly elections in Maharashtra and Haryana—has arrived in Jammu and Kashmir, sources told Greater Kashmir.

The team, they said, has started its “ground work” in all three regions of the state—Kashmir, Jammu and Ladakh—to “help the party in accomplishing its mission of forming its own government.” The elections are beginning on November 25.
“The team of 150 members includes IT professionals, poll strategists, organizational members of different wings of the party and other experts with a successful track record,” a senior BJP leader told Greater Kashmir on the condition of anonymity. “The members of the team have clandestinely started their ground work in Kashmir, Leh-Ladakh, Rajouri, Poonch, Jammu and in Chenab Valley areas, focusing on each and every constituency and grey areas therein.”
The leader said the team members will stay in their concerned areas till the completion of assembly elections in all five phases.
According to party sources, the prime task of the members will be to gather information of each constituency, especially “where the party is weak.”
“They will also give feedback regarding local issues and other permutations and combinations which can affect the overall results in a constituency. Accordingly, they will evolve a strategy to address the grey areas, if any,” they said.
The team members will also mobilize voters to ensure their maximum turnout in the assembly elections. “They shall be in direct touch with the party high command,” a source said.
Interestingly, some state leaders of the party are not aware of the teams working in the state. But some of them know about it.
Party’s general secretary in JK and candidate for upcoming assembly elections, Bali Bhagat, confirmed that a team on directions of the High Command has arrived in the state and started working in different areas. “This team also worked in Maharashtra and Haryana and ensured the party’s victory in the just concluded assembly elections there,” he said.

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