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BJP-PDP govt in J&K will complete its full term, no differences with PDP: Ram Madhav

BJP on Tuesday said the coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir will complete its full term and that there were no differences with their ruling partner Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

“There is always pressure of the people on the governments everywhere and not just in Jammu and Kashmir and it is good for them. This government will work with more seriousness and responsibility and I am sure that this government will last for the full term,” BJP national general secretary Ram Madhav told reporters here.

Madhav also said that there were no differences or tension between the coalition partners, BJP and PDP.

“I was in Jammu for the whole day yesterday. I met all BJP ministers and MLAs. There is no confrontation between the two coalition partners. Everyone is working in a cooperative manner…it is natural to have expectations that things can be better. It is good for the government when there are expectations. But there are no differences or tension between the coalition partners,” he said.

PDP leader and Member of Parliament Tariq Hameed Karra had recently termed the flood relief package as a “joke” and advised his party to break away from the coalition in the state. Trade organisations, tourism bodies and members of civil society have also termed the package as “paltry” and called upon the PDP to part ways with the BJP.

BJP general secretary said there was nothing bad in having expectations about additional funds from the Centre for the rehabilitation of flood victims.

“A delegation of officials from the Centre will soon visit here to take a full assessment and then hold discussions. The state is slated to get funds under the 14 Finance Commission in good numbers. And so far, the flood relief is concerned, the officials in the central government will discuss whatever expectations the state government has and provide all help to the state,” he said.

He said natural disasters have hit other states as well and if any state feels it had not got what it needed, the Centre would look into it.

“The central government is trying to provide necessary help to all the states. And if any state feels that it needed more, but has not got that much, then obviously the Government of India will have a look and do whatever needs to be done,” he added. (Agencies)

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