Take First Step to End Political Stalemate in the State, BJP tells PDP



BJP-PDPAs the suspense looms over government formation between the PDP and BJP, the latter today said that the PDP has to take the “first step” to end the political stalemate in the state.

Vice President of Bharatiya Janata Party and Chief Whip of BJP in Rajya Sabha, Avinash Rai Khanna said that PDP should take the “first step” for government formation. “They should elect a legislative party leader first.”

“We are committed to implement “Agenda of Alliance” which is for the development and welfare of the people. The agenda was the wish of late Mufti Sahab,” he said.

On concrete assurance sought by the PDP to implement AoA, he said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave Rs 80,000 crore package for the development of Jammu and Kashmir. “Wasn’t that an assurance that BJP is committed to Agenda of Alliance? It was big indication of commitment from our party and Modi,” he said.

Khanna said return of power projects from NHPC to state and few other issues that the PDP has, supposedly, raised “can be discussed between the centre and the state government”.

“First, the government should be formed, and then these issues can be taken up and discussed with the Centre. These issues can’t be discussed with a party,” he said. (KNS)

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