As BJP performed well in the Jammu and Kashmir local body elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday said his party will work hard to fulfil the aspirations of the people.
“I thank the people of Jammu and Kashmir for their support to the @BJP4JnK in the urban local body elections,” he tweeted.
Modi also hailed the BJP’s state unit.
“I am glad that they reached out to every section of society and explained the Party’s development agenda,” he said in another tweet.The BJP swept the Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC) elections and made some advances in Kashmir, by winning 100 wards in the valley, in the four-phased Urban Local Bodies elections in the state that were marred by boycott by the NC and PDP.
Independents Saturday emerged as the single largest group in the elections in Kashmir by winning 178 wards across 42 municipal bodies in Kashmir division, including Leh and Kargil, elections authorities said.
The Congress was ahead of the BJP in the valley by bagging 157 wards, while saffron party won in 100 wards, they said.
Meanwhile, BJP president Amit Shah said Saturday his party had earned the trust of people in Jammu and Kashmir with its “impressive” show in the urban local body polls in the state.
“These results are a reflection of aspiration of people of Jammu and Kashmir, who want to move away from politics of strife towards PM Modi’s politics of development. I thank them for their continued support and assure them that the BJP will leave no stone unturned to realise their dreams,” he tweeted.