Srinagar Mar 4: An unknown fan group of the present Prime Minister’s – Bharatiya Modi Army (BMA) inaugurated its office in Srinagar’s Rajbagh on Monday. The state BJP unit has requested the police to take strict action against this group whose activities are unknown.
In its complaint, the BJP has mentioned that some “nefarious elements have floated an organisation” and its activities were “unknown”.
In a report by the Hindustan times, the BJP has supposedly urged, SJM Gillani, IGP Kashmir, to look into he matter and take action as they think that the fan-group may have been started to malign the name of the Prime Minister and the party in the state.
IGP Syed Javaid Mujtaba Gillani accrding to HT said that he “hasn’t received any such letter as of now (till Friday afternoon)”.
The state BJP had clarified on Monday in a media interaction that it had nothing to do with the group and also appealed to people to not fall into the trap of BMA.
Ashok Kaul, state BJP general secretary said, “We have no party under this name and whoever is using Modi’s or the party’s name must be exposed to the public.”
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Core members of the BMA said that it is organisation of “Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s fans”. These people have come together to spread the mission and vision of PM Modi in those regions of Kashmir where people may not know about the PM’s work.
The national president of the party is a Panipat-based Rajeev Ahuja has clarified that the BMA was not a political cell of the BJP but an organization that is looking to spread the good work of the PM’s. Ahuja added that BMA already had 19 state chapter across the country including Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh.
He further claimed that the BMA is a seven year old network of Modi Fans with over 14 lakh workers in India and over a lakh based in foreign countries.
According to media reports, Ahuja has clarified that the BMA does not fight elections and is not a political party.
“The BMA has worked in places where the BJP doesn’t have much presence — like the Northeast and Kashmir. In Kashmir, many people believe in the image of Modiji that’s created by the Opposition — a non-secular image. We are working tirelessly to make people understand that it’s not true,” said Ahuja as quoted by the HT.
Manzoor Ahmad Khan has been leading the group in Kashmir and claims that the body has worked at the ground level for six months in Kashmir and has a registered membership of 9000 who are majorly Kashmiri Muslims.
Khan also says that BMA’s aim in Kashmir is to spread information about the good work that Modi Ji is doing including the various social welfare schemes and development initiatives such as Mudra Loan Scheme, Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao Yojana and Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.