CMP to be Made Public on March 1

KL Report


People’s Democratic Party president Mehbooba Mufti on Friday said the details of the Common Minimum Programme (CMP) between her party and the BJP would emerge on March 1.

PDP patron Mufti Mohammad Sayeed is to take oath as the chief minister of the state on Sunday for the second time.

“Our agenda for alliance talks of development, economic growth and so on, besides political issues. Please wait till March 1, everything will be clear then,” Mehbooba said while talking to reporters in New Delhi.

Meanwhile, reacting to the BJP-PDP coalition, Minister of State (MoS) in the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) Jitendra Singh has said that the joining of hands of the two parties to form the government in Jammu and Kashmir should be seen as a “historic opportunity”. He added that any other alliance would have been the violation of the mandate given by the people.

“This is a historic occasion and a historic opportunity. This is the best decision that could have happened, given the kind of mandate that has been thrown by the state of Jammu and Kashmir,” said Singh.

“And the mandate was clearly in favour of PDP from Kashmir Valley and clearly in favour of BJP from Jammu region. Therefore, any other alliance would have been violation of the mandate obtained from the people,” he added.

Another BJP leader Ram Madhav said “both parties have reached a consensus on the Common Minimum Programme. The announcement in this regard will be made during the swearing-in ceremony.”

Earlier in the day, PDP patron Mufti met Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the latter’s official 7, Race Course Road (RCR) residence.


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