NEW DELHI: Former Jammu and Kashmir MLC Shahnaz Ganai on Monday joined BJP, with the ruling party’s leaders lauding her work for Scheduled Tribes and women in the region. Ganai said govt led by PM Narendra Modi has done good work for people and she has been impressed with his philosophy of ‘sabka saath sabka vikas’.
This govt has empowered every section of society, including those in J&K which is undergoing a “transformation”, she said, lauding the development work in “new” Kashmir.
People want to strengthen Modi and BJP, Ganai added.
Ganai joined BJP in the presence of Union minister Jitendra Singh, Lok Sabha MP from Udhampur, and party general secretary Tarun Chugh. Ganai praised govt for extending reservation benefits to SCs, STs and OBCs in the erstwhile state, now a UT.
“We will work together to ensure a hat-trick for Modi,” Ganai said, referring to the upcoming Lok Sabha polls. Her father Ghulam Ahmed Ganai was a minister in J&K.