SRINAGAR — Dr Shehnaz Ganie, the former member of the Legislative Council in Jammu and Kashmir who hails from Poonch, joined Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP), on Monday.
Reports said that Shehnaz Ganie was currently in New Delhi and had already met several top-notch BJP leaders.
Dr Shehnaz Ganie told the news agency KNT that BJP National Secretary Tarun Chug and a Union Minister were present when she formally announced her joining the party in New Delhi.
“BJP does what it says. This party has fulfilled all the promises it made to the people. It gave Pahari Status to the deprived class. BJP worked for the safety of women and the welfare of people all across the country,” she said.
In response to a question, Dr Shehnaz Ganie said that it is a futile exercise to talk about Article 370. “I believe after the Supreme Court verdict, the chapter is closed now. Those political parties who still rake up this issue are agendaless and have nothing to offer to the people of Jammu and Kashmir,” Dr Shehnaz Ganie said.
National Conference had inducted her as a member of the legislative council and in 2019, she quit the party for the reasons better known to her.
“She left our party over five years ago. It’s wrong to connect with us,” said a National Conference leader, adding that she has nothing to do with the National Conference.