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PDP-BJP differences on AFSPA out in open


Differences between allies PDP and BJP over the issue of revocation of the controversial AFSPA in Jammu and Kashmir came to the fore on Tuesday following yesterday’s three back-to-back terror attacks in the Valley. The Army on its part said the matter was being discussed by the state government and the Centre. “Let them decide on it… We will do our job,” General Officer Commanding of 15 Corps Lt General Subrata Saha told reporters in Srinagar. BJP members, carrying placards with “Big No to AFSPA removal” and “Pakistan Hai Hai” (down with Pakistan) stormed the well of the J and K Assembly as they demanded that a resolution condemning Pakistan “for sponsoring terrorism in India” must be passed. “Pakistan is …

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Omar should apologize for Rana’s conduct in JK Assembly: BJP

J&K Assembly Speaker Kavinder Gupta

Terming NC MLA Javed Rana’s statement against the speaker as being against parliamentary norms and most uncivilized conduct, BJP demanded an apology from NC Legislative Party (NCLP) leader Omar Abdullah and action against the NC member. “BJP demanded a public apology from leader of NCLP Omar Abdullah besides seeking internal action by the National Conference against the erring MLA,” BJP state Chief Spokesperson Sunil Sethi told reporters here today. Jammu and Kashmir Assembly yesterday witnessed ruckus after ruling BJP and PDP members slammed NC member Javed Rana for accusing Speaker Kavinder Gupta of being “biased” and demanded action against him. Rana on Tuesday evening in the Assembly had said, “I am denied time to speak. I have not been allowed …

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PDP-BJP coalition announces Coordination Committee

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10-member panel to be chaired by Dy. CM Coalition partners PDP and BJP have formed the Coordination Committee to ensure that the agenda for the Alliance is implemented within the defined timeframe and all the policy issues adhered to in letter and spirit. The eight member Coordination Committee comprises of four members from each party. The Coordination Committee will be chaired by Dr. Nirmal Kumar Singh, Deputy Chief Minister. The other members of the Coordination Committee include party presidents Ms Mehbooba Mufti and Mr. Jugal Kishore, Mr. Muzaffar Hussain Beigh. Mr. Tariq Hamid Karra, Mr Thusptan Chhewang and Mr. Shamsher Singh, Members of Parliament and Choudhary Lal Singh, Mr Abdul Rehman Veeri and Mr. Naeem Akhter, Cabinet Ministers in the …

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Congress accused BJP of compromising national interests for the sake of sharing power in J&K


In the wake of two militant attacks in Jammu in less than 24 hours, the Congress on Saturday accused BJP of “compromising national interests for the sake of sharing power” in the politically “supersensitive” state of Jammu and Kashmir. “The party (BJP) has compromised on the national interests for the sake of sharing power in the politically supersensitive state of Jammu and Kashmir” President of Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee Ghulam Ahmed Mir said in Jammu. He said that after Prime Minister Narendra Modi admitted in the floor of the parliament that BJP has ideological differences with its coalition partner in Jammu and Kashmir, continuation of an alliance with ideological differences was a matter of concern for the whole …

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Mufti govt now want to hoist state flag with the union flag, BJP may not oblige PDP

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Peoples Democratic Party is gearing up for another round of show down with the BJP. This time both the alliance partners are set to quarrel over the issue of hoisting state flag along with Union Flag. On Thursday the state govt for the first time issued a circular directing all the constitutional authorities to maintain the sanctity  of the State flag, at all costs, as is being done in respect of the Union Flag.BJP is opposed to the idea of hoisting state flag alongside Union Flag and is fighting for ek  vidhan, ek nishan and ek Pradhan.   The  circular issued by the  Commissioner Secretary MA Bukhari of General Administration department (GAD) of the state govt stated,” as per the …

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Mufti Sayeed: There will be no digging into past, opportunity to “connect and further gel” Jammu Kashmir and Ladakh

Mufti Mohammad Sayeed

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammed Sayeed on Friday said he has been given a historic opportunity by the people to “connect and further gel” the three distinct regions of the state– Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh– and assured there will be “no digging of the past”. The government has come with a positive agenda to change the system of governance and ensure justice for all. “The verdict of the people in the Assembly polls is a great opportunity to connect and further gel the three distinct regions of the state. “There will be no digging of the past and the initiatives taken between 2002 and 2005 will move forward to firmly put the state on the development map of …

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Surrendering to militants an insult to people of J&K: BJP

People Democratic Party Mufti Mohd sayeed

The Bharatiya Janata Party on Friday strongly condemned the statement of Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed with regards to the ‘rehabilitation’ of militants, terming it an insult to the people of the state. The BJP was reacting to Mufti’s statements on Thursday, directing the state police to initiate the release of all political prisoners. “The BJP strongly condemns the release of militants or separatists until the sentence accorded to them is completed,” Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha state president Ravinder Raina told ANI. “The policy of surrender and rehabilitation of militants will be an insult to the nationalist people of Jammu and Kashmir,” he added.   Last week, the BJP and Mufti’s PDP had formed a coalition government …

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Article 370 cannot be touched: Mehbooba Mufti

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* Two flags and a separate Constitution is a reality. * There has to be chemistry between people of J&K and the rest of the country. Its not a chemistry between Mufti Saheb and Modiji. The chemistry has to go beyond these two guys.   Article 370, which grants special status to Jammu & Kashmir, “cannot be touched” and people do not get swayed by slogans anymore, PDP president Mehbooba Mufti asserted on Thursday, days after her party’s coalition partner BJP agreed to maintain status quo on the controversial issue. At the same time, she contended that it was not a climb-down for the BJP, which has been in favour of abrogating Article 370 that grants special status to the …

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BJP-PDP alliance to work for stable govt: Nirmal Singh

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Newly sworn-in Jammu and Kashmir Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh on Sunday said that the alliance between the Bharatiya Janata Party and the People’s Democratic Party would work towards a stable government in the state. “We have respected each other’s sensitivities, stands and accordingly we have created the CMP (common minimum programme) and in the coming days, we will give Jammu and Kashmir a good government,” Singh told the media here. Earlier in the day, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed took oath as the Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir for the second time in his political career. Singh also took oath of office at the ceremony. The two leaders were administered the oath of office by Governor NN Vohra at the …

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Common Minimum Programme of BJP-PDP Alliance

Common Min Program Jammu Kashmir

A. Preamble: This document set out the Agenda of the Alliance between the J&K People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). It will be the guiding framework for governance of the coalition government in Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) for the next six years. B. Introduction: 1. In the recently concluded J&K State assembly elections, 2014, the people of the State have voted overwhelmingly and in favour of the democratic system. This shows a growing recognition and acceptance among people that participating in the free and fair electoral process is the only option. 2. The results of these elections have been judged as fractured and indecisive by everyone. The reality is that it is not the mandate of …

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