The meeting by Home Minister Amit Shah came in the wake of the recent terrorist attacks in Jammu and Kashmir, particularly the Rajouri incident that killed 7 civilians.
New Delhi: Assembly elections are proposed in Jammu and Kashmir this year. All the parties have started making strategies regarding this. In view of this, Union Home Minister Amit Shah will hold an important meeting with the top leaders of the Jammu and Kashmir unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party at his residence here on Monday night at 9 pm. According to sources, a number of issues including security, politics and other issues are likely to be discussed during the meeting.
Big leaders of BJP will attend the meeting
The party's Jammu and Kashmir president Ravinder Raina, Jammu in-charge Kavinder Gupta and Jammu and Kashmir in-charge Tarun Chugh along with other BJP leaders will be present in the meeting. The meeting was held in view of the recent terrorist attacks in Jammu and Kashmir, particularly the Rajouri incident in which 7 civilians were killed. Six civilians, including two children, were killed and several others injured in twin terror attacks in Upper Dangri village of Rajouri district on Sunday evening and Monday morning. One of the injured later succumbed to his injuries.
Election likely to be held in September-October
It is believed that the elections in the valley can be held between September and October as the weather during that time will not prevent voters from reaching the polling stations. Another leader said that elections are being considered in the month of April as well. Sources said the Home Ministry has sought a report on whether the ground situation is conducive for elections.
Meeting has already taken place
Earlier, the Home Minister had held a review meeting on the current security situation in the Union Territory and the steps taken to deal with Pakistan-backed terrorists to maintain peace in the region. The meeting was attended by Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha, senior officials of the administration, paramilitary forces and police.