BJP has full confidence in Mehbooba Mufti: Ram Madhav

BJP’s national general secretary and its Kashmir point-person Ram Madhav on Saturday denied that there were any differences between the ruling partners in J&K.
BJP has full confidence in Mehbooba Mufti: Ram Madhav
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BJP's national general secretary and its Kashmir point-person Ram Madhav on Saturday denied that there were any differences between the ruling partners in J&K.

The former RSS leader, credited to have cobbled together the PDP-BJP alliance in Jammu and Kashmir, told India Today TV, "We have confidence in the PDP-BJP government led by (Chief Minister) Mehbooba Mufti. It will last its full term of six years."

He was asked if the Kashmir unrest, which has left 78 people dead, had caused fissures in the coalition government.

Referring to MP Muzaffar Hussain Baig's series of media interviews asking Mehbooba to step down because the agenda of alliance had not been implemented, Madhav said the PDP leader should have taken up the matter with his party rather than speaking publicly about it.

He said the situation in Kashmir was "definitely disturbing and had caused "concern for all of us".

He said the government was committed to "bring back normalcy" in the valley before Eid.

"Stone-pelting needs to be stopped," he said and blamed United Jehad Council commander Syed Salahuddin, who is based in Muzaffarabad – the capital of Pakistan-administered Kashmir – for sponsoring the agitation in Kashmir.

"It is led by Syed Salahuddin and certain sections get influenced by him. Geelani is leading the campaign in the valley. There is no doubt about that. But the real masterminds are from across the border," Madhav said.

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