13 collies-14 mates! Despite the emergence of different factions in the Poonch unit of the BJP, Pardeep is still the tallest party leader in the region
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POONCH: With the J&K BJP eyeing a good performance in all the coming elections, the ground conditions speak different languages.
The Poonch unit of the BJP is divided into various factions, and those who formed different factions for their political survival have no backing as far as fetching a large number of votes for the party is concerned. Traditional BJP leaders who formed the foundation of the party in Poonch district were reportedly sidelined by the party’s top brass, and those with only a social media presence and personal business interests were brought into important positions in the party. The majority of people have joined the BJP just to get a PSO. The president of the Poonch unit of the BJP, Rajesh Sharma, is trying his best to ensure unity among all the factions, but his efforts are being sidelined by other party leaders who also want to hold important positions. Some BJP leaders have reportedly formed a group silently to sideline the ex-MLC completely, but political observers believe that none of the party workers has the potential to stand against the former MLC, who played a big role for the party in different elections. In the last municipal elections, the BJP became the single largest party under the leadership of Pardeep Sharma, but due to the coming together of the Sharma group and the independent councillors supported by the National Conference, the BJP failed to form the local government at the municipal level. Pardeep, who got 11,292 votes for the party after the 2014 assembly elections, is facing a massive revolt from the local leadership, although noiselessly. Going by the internal condition of the BJP unit in Poonch, it seems that 13 collie and 14 mates are working in the party, which in turn is spoiling the future prospects of the party due to discord in various factions. Leaving Pardeep aside, no other BJP leader has the capacity to perform well for the party because political observers believe that he is still the strongest BJP leader in the district and that others, with only a social media approach, cannot garner more than 100 votes. The majority of those who have joined the BJP have only their business interests in mind and not the interests of the party, as political observers believe that the BJP has become a party of contractors, law violaters and businessmen only, as the majority of them are considered turncoat leaders as they have changed political parties time and again for their petty interests. With the top brass of the BJP keen to perform well in all the coming parliamentary elections, it would be interesting to see how this discord in the Poonch unit of the BJP is settled by the party’s high command. Only a united BJP can create history in Poonch in all the elections. Will the BJP unit in Poonch continue to remain a divided house with 13 collies and 14 mates, or will the top brass be able to unite all factions? It is interesting to see in which way the winds blow for the saffron party as the parliamentary elections are just a few weeks away.