With the BJP wooing nomadic Gujjars and Bakarwals ahead of the parliamentary polls, two-time legislator from National Conference and prominent Gujjar leader of Jammu and Kashmir, Haji Mohammed Hussain, joined the party at a function in Jammu today.
The BJP described it as an important development ahead of the parliamentary elections. The party said Hussain joined along with his supporters in the presence of BJP state general secretary Ashok Koul, senior leader Devender Rana and others.
Koul said people in large numbers were joining BJP across Jammu and Kashmir. “The people have realised that it is the only party which has real concern and pain for every section of society. The Gujjar community had been exploited by the non-BJP governments for vote bank politics and did nothing in practical for their welfare and well-being,” Koul said.
‘With each passing day, tall leaders of other parties are shifting their loyalties towards BJP and taking pledge to ensure the return of Narendra Modi as PM for the third consecutive term,” Koul said, adding that such a change among the leaders of Congress, NC and the PDP had unnerved the bosses of these political parties and the day is not far when only lotus will bloom in entire length and breadth of the Jammu & Kashmir.
Rana said Hussain’s joining would further strengthen the party’s standing in the Gujjar community. He said Gujjars had developed faith in the leadership of PM Modi as they are convinced by the schemes and programmes of the government.