Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir unit of the ruling BJP is set to initiate the process for its organisational polls with a meeting of senior leaders on Thursday (August 22), state election in-charge S Varinderjeet Singh said on Wednesday (August 21).

Speaking to reporters, Varinderjeet Singh said that Member of Parliament and the party's election co-in charge Vinod Sonkar would attend the meeting as the Centre's representative. He further adds that ministers, office-bearers of the party's state unit, district presidents, MPs and former legislators would also attend the meeting to be chaired by Jammu and Kashmir BJP chief Ravinder Raina.

"The election process will start on Thursday, and the entire exercise will take about four months. It will include the election for the post of booth president, mandal president, district president and finally, the state president," Singh said.

He added that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had a strong tradition of holding organisational polls every three years, which was a sign of internal democracy, and every activist felt proud to be associated with a party that was not governed by a family, but by the will of its workers.

BJP's state election co-in charge Munish Sharma said the saffron party had already nominated the district-level poll in-charges, who would be given tips for the smooth conduct of the exercise in their respective districts at the booth, mandal and district levels.