Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Jammu and Kashmir, BJP’s National General Secretary Ram Madhav who arrived here Saturday afternoon, held an important meeting with Chief Minster Mufti Mohmmad Syeed at his Gupkar residence. Sources told KNS that Ram Madhav, who is close confidante of Modi, arrived here at 12.30 pm from Delhi. “Soon after Madhev reached Airport he drove towards the CM’s Gupkar Residence and held detailed meeting with him. The focus of the meeting was to ensure the success of Modi’s rally in Srinagar on November 7 as it will be the Prime Minister’s first rally in the Valley after the PDP and the BJP formed the coalition government in the state,” one of the BJP leader told KNS. Madhav stressed on the BJP leaders to ensure that Prime Minister’s rally in Srinagar turns out to be a grand success and they should ensure participation of youth in the rally. Madhav told the BJP leaders that it’s their duty to make people aware about the Prime Minister’s initiatives and his message of peace, prosperity and development should reach everywhere. Meanwhile, sources said that Ram Madhav also chaired a meeting with the Deputy Chief Minister Dr Nirmal Singh and top state BJP leadership at Deputy CM’s official residence. “At around 4:30 Pm, Madhev chaired a meeting with BJP leaders. The meeting was attended by the State BJP Chief Jugal Kishore, Industries and commerce minister Chander Prakash Ganga, BJP leader Ashok Koul and other leaders. He stressed BJP leaders to make people aware about the Prime Minister’s initiatives and his message of peace, prosperity and development,” one of the leader who was part of the meeting told KNS. Sources told KNS that the BJP leader also held a meeting with Peoples Conference Chairman and Science and Technology minister Sajad Lone at his home here. Modi’s last Kashmir rally was held at the city’s Sher-e-Kashmir stadium in December last year. Modi is likely to announce a major development package for the state as CM Mufti has stated that the Prime Minister’s upcoming visit would be “path-breaking” and provide the “much-needed impetus” to the development agenda of the coalition government.
2015 Kashmir Despatch