April 2016 News

Alliance Continuity With A New Beginning: Madhav

4 April 2016
Rising Kashmir
Faisul Yaseen

Jammu: The rightwing Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) national general secretary, Ram Madhav Monday said Mehbooba Mufti-led Peoples Democratic Party-BJP alliance would be continuity of the previous alliance between the two parties but with a new beginning. Talking to Rising Kashmir on the sidelines of the oath taking ceremony of Mehbooba Mufti and her council of ministers, Madhav said a popular government being back after three months was good for Jammu Kashmir. The BJP top leader said the two parties were back together on the same agreed 'Agenda of Alliance', the Common Minimum Programme between the two parties for ruling Jammu Kashmir. 'The focal point is providing good and clean governance to the State,' he said. 'There was a delay but that delay was for improving mutual understanding and removing misconceptions.' On why he had almost ruled off re-stitching of alliance between the two parties following the meeting between the BJP President, Amit Shah and PDP President, Mehbooba Mufti, Madhav said he had said that there was no breakthrough after the meeting but his statement had been presented wrongly as 'PDP-BJP alliance almost over'. Explaining how the alliance between the two had finally taken shape following Mehbooba's meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Madhav said it was not just about a one-meeting process. The BJP leader also called for giving a push to the CMP agreed to by the two parties in their 'Agenda of Alliance' document saying, 'CMP needs to be given a good push now.' On whether Modi had heeded to the demand of Mehbooba that New Delhi should engage with Islamabad in a better manner, Madhav said, 'The PM is meeting everyone at international forums.' Senior BJP leader, Nirmal Singh said the coalition between the two parties was for governance not political ideologies. 'It is neither a political or ideological alliance,' he said. 'It's not an alliance of political ideology but governance.' PM hopes new govt will fulfil dreams of people: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Monday extended best wishes to the Mehbooba Mufti-led government in Jammu and Kashmir and hoped it will fulfil the dreams and aspirations of people of the state. 'Congratulations & best wishes to Mehbooba Mufti, Dr. Nirmal Singh & all those who took oath today,' he said in a tweet. 'May the new Government of J&K leave no stone unturned in fulfilling dreams & aspirations of the people & take J&K to new heights of progress,' he said.