Jammu, January 19:In a significant development, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Core Group convened in Jammu, attributing attempts to stir communal tensions in Jammu and Kashmir to the National Conference (NC) ahead of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. The meeting, chaired by UT BJP president Ravinder Raina, delved into strategies for the polls scheduled for April-May this year.Accusations Against National ConferenceDuring the meeting, senior BJP members voiced concerns over the alleged efforts by the NC to polarize the situation in J&K. The party accused the NC of attempting to influence the electorate through communal tactics. Despite these accusations, party leaders noted that the ground situation in Kashmir did not favor the NC, dismissing their claims as unfounded.Focus on Mobilization and OutreachEmphasizing the need to concentrate on mobilizing support and highlighting the youth-friendly policies of the Narendra Modi Government, the party urged members to actively engage in registering new voters. A committee was formed to strategize upcoming party programs, with a potential extension of the ‘Viksit Bharat Sankalap Yatra’ for broader public outreach.Simultaneous Campaigns for Wider ImpactThe meeting outlined plans for running the ‘Gaon Chalo Abhiyan’ concurrently with the Viksit Bharat Yatra to amplify the party’s message across the region. The strategy aimed to bolster voter share, particularly focusing on the enrollment of new first-time voters who turned 18 after 2019.Confidence in Modi Government’s VisionIn a statement, BJP Chief Spokesperson Sunil Sethi underscored the significance of the meeting, addressing political issues relevant to the upcoming elections in Jammu and Kashmir. The party expressed confidence in contributing to Prime Minister Modi’s vision of forming a government at the center for the third consecutive term.Counter-Narrative Against Communal AccusationsNational General Secretary Tarun Chugh countered accusations of playing a communal game, emphasizing the BJP’s commitment to non-discrimination in welfare schemes. Chugh highlighted the party’s efforts in restoring peace and prosperity in J&K and dismissed the communalization allegations, pointing to the Modi Government’s initiatives transcending religious, regional, and caste differences.Strategic Electoral GoalsAs election strategies were discussed, the BJP aimed to outperform itself in Jammu and Udhampur LS seats while securing victories in Rajouri-Poonch and Anantnag with broad societal support. The party outlined plans to win Parliamentary elections in Srinagar and Baramula, citing improved security, normalcy, economic opportunities, and increased tourism in Kashmir since the 2019 decision.