Post Kashmir meet, Ram Madhav pushing for 3rd front

BJP National General Secretary Ram Madhav, concluded his two-day visit to Kashmir and among others held a meeting with Peoples Conference (PC) chief Sajad Lone, pushing for a third front ahead of the upcoming Assembly polls in the State.

Emerging as permanent partners, the PC and BJP leaders uploaded pictures on social media of their meetings with Srinagar Mayor Mattu, PC’s councillors and Lone.

“I interacted with newly-elected councillors of the Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC). It’s a team of youngsters led by young Mayor Mattu from Sajjad Lone’s PC. He was supported by the BJP and independents. He defeated a candidate supported by the Congress, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and National Conference (NC),” said Madhav.

Madhav’s meeting comes as a shot in the arm of PC ahead of the Assembly polls. The PC has two MLAs from north Kashmir as of now, including Lone representing Handwara constituency. The party plans to field more candidates from Srinagar for the first time, in a bid to bring to the fore a third front within the Kashmir valley.