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Alliance parties to meet fate of Lok Sabha election: Dr Jitendra Singh

JAMMU: Union Minister Dr. Jitendra Singh said here today that Gupkar Alliance parties will spell doom for each other and meet the same fate in District Development Council (DDC) elections as they had met in the Lok Sabha election in 2019.

In a media statement, on his arrival here today from the national capital, Dr. Jitendra Singh, who left for an election tour of Doda and Kishtwar, said that an unwarranted hype is being created about the alliance of Congress, National Conference and PDP. He reminded that these three parties had contested the 2019 Lok Sabha elections also in alliance and put up a single candidate though at that time it was not named as Gupkar Alliance.

Dr. Jitendra Singh recalled that particularly for the Udhampur-Kathua-Doda constituency there was so much of euphoric campaign that a public perception was sought to be created that BJP would be losing by 80,000 votes. However, he said, when the results were declared, BJP had registered a record victory margin of 3.58 lakh votes,the highest ever in Udhampur-Kathua-Doda constituency and also more than the BJP margin of victory in the Jammu constituency, whereas the candidates who had been speculated to be the winners had lost their security deposits.

As the dates for filing the nomination papers for DDC elections draw closer, said Dr. Jitendra Singh, all the three political parties will be jumping into the fray with proxy candidates and cutting into each other's roots. There are certain desperate fringe elements in the fray, whom the alliance partners expect to erode the BJP votes but, on the contrary, the voter is clever enough to get consolidated behind the BJP and show these opportunists their right place, he added.

Dr. Jitendra Singh exuded confidence that BJP will again emerge on top in the DDC elections. Unfortunately, however, he said, some of the motivated and biased sections of opinion will find excuses not to hail the BJP victory, he said.

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