KL Report


Ahead of the government formation in Jammu and Kashmir, Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) Saturday said that it would not play any spoilsport in the return f power projects from NHPC.

The party also said that it though BJP and PDP are holding two different ideologies, both have agreed to run the government on the Common Minimum programme (CMP) and the focus would be the development of the state.

Talking to KNS, BJP senior leader and MLA elect Dr. Nirmal Singh said his party would pay an important and constructive role in the development of Kashmir. “Despite our stand on various political issues, the BJP would ensure that every region of the state is taken on progressive track and people are benefited from the various developmental projects,” he said.

Welcoming the Prime Minster Narendra Modi’s decision to send foreign secretary to Pakistan, Singh refused to accept that the decision of normalizing ties with Pakistan had anything to do with PDP’s demand of re-engaging the neighboring country. “He is the prime minster of the country and is well within his rights to take decisions,” he said, adding that India wants to strengthen its relations with all its neighbors including Pakistan.

The BJP leader said the West Pakistan Refugees issue was a humanitarian issue and needs to be addressed on humanitarian grounds itself. “We must not make everything political. Let this issue be viewed through humanitarian prism,” Singh, who is tipped as the next Deputy Chief Minster, said.

He also said Party’s stand on Article 370 has also not been shelved; instead the party wanted a debate on the contentious issue. But, he added, the arrangement with PDP would be based on ‘governance of alliance’ and the prime focus would be the overall development of the state. “Our stand on article 370 is known to all. Even Prime Minster has said that we want a debate on it,” asserted Singh.

He, however, made it clear that his party would be focusing more on inclusive and corruption free development of the state.


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