Mission Kashmir of BJP: Assembly elections are likely to be held in Jammu and Kashmir by the end of this year. Union Home Minister Amit Shah himself announced in this regard in January itself.
Assembly elections in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh are also to be held in the year 2022, but all political parties are eyeing possible elections in Jammu and Kashmir, especially the Bharatiya Janata Party.
It is a challenge for the BJP-led central government to hold elections in J&K and strengthen the roots of the BJP there and PM Narendra Modi himself and Home Minister Amit Shah are working with full preparation to convert this challenge into a success.
Now when it comes to the victory of 'Mission Kashmir', BJP has been preparing for it for a long time. The strategy for the election has been laid and the pieces are ready for it.
The hidden agenda of the BJP is being told behind the announcement of Ghulam Nabi Azad leaving the Congress and forming a new party in J&K.
Veteran Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad, who was the Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, had a statement three days ago on 29 August and he had said that- 'I used to consider Modi ji a cruel man. I used to think that if they haven't married and don't have kids, they don't care, but at least they have humanity in them.
This statement of Azad points toward the new electoral equation.
After this, there is a discussion in the political corridors that if Ghulam Nabi Azad and BJP get more seats after the elections in Jammu and Kashmir, then BJP can form a coalition government with Azad.
Significantly, the hold of Ghulam Nabi Azad in Jammu and Kashmir is very strong. This is the reason that after Ghulam Nabi, 64 big leaders of Congress in Jammu and Kashmir resigned together in support of him.
These include big names like former Deputy CM Tara Chand, Former Minister Abdul Majid Wani etc.
The BJP needs a partner in the valley to form the government in J&K. Such a partner who is different from the BJP in appearance but is with it from the inside.
Ghulam Nabi Azad can fulfil this dream of BJP. If Azad's party is successful in winning 10 or more seats in Kashmir, then it can also form the government with the help of the BJP.
Azad's party may not forge any kind of alliance with the BJP before the assembly elections in the state, but it can happen after the elections.
By making Ghulam Nabi Azad the Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir after the elections, BJP will hit many targets with one arrow.
By making Azad the CM in J&K, the BJP will be successful in suppressing the voice of local parties like PDP, and National Conference, which are trying to spoil the atmosphere of Jammu and Kashmir, while on the other hand, the work of restoring peace in J&K will be done faster.
After the formation of the government in J&K, terrorism will also be strictly controlled there, because only some fundamentalist local leaders are nurturing the terror there.
Apart from this, BJP will be able to strengthen its hold there by joining power.
On 5 August 2019, the Central Government abolished Article 370 and Article 35A from the Constitution. After this, all the big leaders including Mehbooba Mufti, Farooq Abdullah, and Omar Abdullah were detained and placed under house arrest, but Ghulam Nabi was free even at that time.
After February 2022, Ghulam Nabi Azad is not a member of either house of Lok Sabha or the Rajya Sabha. He does not have any other important position. Despite this, his bungalow in Delhi's Lutyens was not vacated. The extension of his bungalow was given in August 2022 itself.
On August 29, Ghulam Nabi Azad said in response to a question, 'I used to consider Modi Ji a cruel man. I used to think that if they haven't married and don't have kids, they don't care, but at least they have humanity in them. This statement of Azad points toward the new electoral equation.
Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad, who resigned from the Congress, said on Friday, Aug 26 August that he would soon form his new party in Jammu and Kashmir.
Azad said that he would soon visit Jammu and Kashmir to meet his supporters and people. Giving this information to TV channels after sending his resignation to Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, he said that 'I will not join the Bharatiya Janata Party'.
Azad said that the situation in the Congress has now reached a state from where it cannot be turned back.
He said that his representatives are being pushed indirectly for leadership in the party. He blamed the leadership for the massive deceit with the party, saying that the elected office bearers of the AICC were forced to sign the lists prepared by some of the people running the AICC.
Another Congress senior leader Anand Sharma is also seen in a rebellious mood after senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad quit the party. Sharma, who hails from Himachal Pradesh walked out of the party's manifesto program on Wednesday i.e. Aug 31. They didn't even participate in it.
Earlier on August 21, Sharma had also resigned from the post of the President of the Himachal Congress Steering Committee.
Anand Sharma has met Azad twice in the last 5 days after Ghulam Nabi Azad left the Congress. On Tuesday 30 August, Anand Sharma and Bhupinder Singh Hooda had come to meet Azad.
The conversation between the three lasted for about 2 hours. Earlier, Anand Sharma had gone to meet Azad at his official residence on August 27. There are many speculations about this too.
Two-time former Rajya Sabha member Mohd. Ali Khan quits the Congress on Wednesday, Aug 31. In a letter sent to National President Sonia Gandhi, he said that no efforts are being made to revive the party from the ground level.
Khan alleged that the party had lost ground ties with the cadre and had completely failed to convince the public that it could regain its lost glory.
He also said that the voice raised by senior leaders for the betterment of the party was seen by the top leaders as an 'act of dissenters'. Khan alleged that the advice of senior leaders was ignored.