J&K polls: BJP will go it alone 'as of now', says Union Minister Jitender Singh
Jammu: BJP will go it alone “as of now” in the forthcoming Jammu and Kashmir Assembly elections, Union Minister Jitendra Singh today said, a day after former separatist and People's Conference leader Sajjad Lone met Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
He said his party was not in favour of separatism and neither any of his party leader has said that BJP endorses it. “We never said that we were in favour of separatism. I do not think any leader from BJP has said that he or she endorses separatism. As of now, we do not have alliance with anybody,” Singh said, who is a BJP MP from Udhampur.
He said he was here to contemplate and decide what his party was going to do in the Assembly elections. “I am here (J&K) to contemplate and decide what we are going to do...I am not here to decide for others,” Singh said while replying to a question.
Lone met Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday during which the two were believed to have discussed the possibility of his working with BJP after the Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir.
Lone after the meeting had said that he had apprised the Prime Minister as a Kashmiri about the difficulties being faced by the people of the Valley due to the September floods.
The meeting with Modi comes after Lone, whose brother Bilal is an executive member of separatist amalgam Hurriyat Conference, had consultations with BJP leaders including Ram Madhav.