BJP stand on talks upsets ally PDP

first_imgAs the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has opposed talks with separatists, despite having agreeing on it in the Agenda of Alliance, coalition partner Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leader Sartaj Madni on Wednesday said “any dialogue without the Hurriyat will be meaningless”.BJP’s State vice-president Sat Sharma had said on Tuesday that New Delhi would only talk to those who accepted the Indian Constitution. He claimed that the decision was taken at the highest level in the Centre.Undermines process“The very idea of closing the doors of reconciliation and understanding on vital political issues undermines the process of peace, which doesn’t serve people’s interest. Several unwarranted postures have contributed to trust-deficit and alienation, leading to confrontation and acrimony at various levels,” said Mr. Madni, PDP’s vice-president.Referring to the Agenda of Alliance (AoA) between the PDP and the BJP, Mr. Madni said: “The common minimum programme envisaged an agenda of hope and promise to reach out to everyone, including separatists and Pakistan. No one can afford a volte-face on this.”Mr. Madni called upon the BJP leaders “to draw a leaf from former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee and “strengthen the process of mutual reconciliation and dialogue.”“I hope Prime Minister Narendra Modi will use his massive mandate and influence to set in a discourse of peace so that Jammu and Kashmir is brought out from the present morass and people of the region are given a participatory role to prosper,” he said.Mr. Madni said PDP holds ‘agenda of peace’ as a ‘sacred trust’ and reiterates its resolve to work with fidelity to have it accomplished.last_img

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