Controversial issues yet to be discussed with PDP: Jugal

Controversial issues yet to be discussed with PDP: Jugal

We have already held a positive dialogue with PDP which resulted in an alliance for the RajyaSabha elections.

The BJP’s state president Jugal Kishore Sharma Sunday said the party was to discuss “controversial issues” with PDP.

“We have already held a positive dialogue with PDP which resulted in an alliance for the RajyaSabha elections. The alliance won three out of four seats and the BJP also made a debut in the upper house. But so far we have not discussed any controversial issue with PDP,”   Sharma told reporters here.

To queries on issues like revocation of AFSPA, Article 370 and full time CM,  he  said, “If BJP enters into an alliance, it would be purely based on agendas and issues. There are some issues on which both the parties are yet to reach at a consensus.”

Asked about details of such issues, he said: “Discussion is still on, so it’s too early to say what issues will be dropped to arrive at a consensus on alliance.”

 “We are discussing and debating the issues and the agenda, and will let you know when the two sides reach an agreement. We will let you know on what issues we agreed and which we rejected. Our central leadership is discussing all the issues we need to include and those we need to drop,” he said.

On ideological differences between the two parties, he said, “So far BJP has not put any of its agenda under the carpet and we are in discussion (with PDP), but it is also a fact that BJP did not get majority to form the government on its own.”

On timeframe of completing the whole process, he said, “The BJP is not in a hurry to form government as the party is committed to provide a strong and stable government to people which completes full tenure of six years.”

He said, “As soon as we (BJP and PDP) reach a consensus on these issues, the stable government will take its shape.”

Earlier, Kishore expressed happiness over party’s maiden victory in RajyaSabha election.

Terming the victory as historical, he said “with only 25 MLAs, the party for the first time made a debut in the RajyaSabha from Jammu and Kashmir which is an achievement of its workers who struggled a lot to get recognition in the state.”