Azad govt failed to meet people's aspiration: BJP

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Jammu, Nov 2 (UNI) Terming the two-year rule of the Congress-led coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir as a ''total failure'', the BJP today exuded confidence that the party will perform well in the coming state assembly elections, bagging at least 20 seats.

''The Ghulam Nabi Azad-led coalition has totally failed in providing an efficient, corruption free, expeditious and impartial administration to the people,'' BJP state president Ashok Khajuria said at press conference.

''During the two-year-long rule of Mr Azad, the plight of the people of Jammu province, including refugees from West Pakistan, remained as pitiable as it was before.

''Rather, the plight of women, Scheduled Castes and Sikh community has turned more pathetic as, for the first time in decades, these communities have been deliberately excluded from the Council of Ministers,'' Mr Khajuria said.

''The BJP aims for at 20 seats for the coming assembly polls and if given a chance we will ensure a change,'' he added.

However, on the party's failure during 2002 assembly elections in the state, Mr Khajuria said, ''The BJP was affected because of Saturn's unfavourable position that time, but it will be a different story now as Jupiter has become favourable.'' UNI

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