Factionalism in J&K BJP
Jammu: As the dates of municipal elections are approaching, both the Congress and BJP have indulged in groupism, which is not a good sign for the parties. In order to neutralise the adverse effect of groupism and factionalism, the state Congress has started a campaign to win over the disgruntled leaders of the party who recently left it. Deputy chief minister, Mangat Ram Sharma is entrusted with the task of bringing the disgruntled elements back in the Congress. The Congress party is facing difficulties because of groupism and disgruntled members and it fears that BJP may take the advantage of the situation in the forthcoming municipal elections.
However, Congress can console itself as situation is also no better in BJP camp. Groupism and factionalism in the BJP is also rampant. Former Union minister Chaman Lal Gupta and the state BJP president, Dr Nirmal Singh are at loggerheads. According to observers the situation in the BJP has taken an ugly turn and Chaman Lal Gupta group is trying for the removal of Nirmal Singh.
In the recent by-elections BJP was virtually wiped out in Jammu region. In the 1996 elections BJP had won 8 seats in Jammu region including three seats of Jammu. But in the 2002 elections, it won only one seat in the entire Jammu region.
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