A day after PDP president Mehbooba Mufti said that her late father Mufti Sayeed’s decision to have an alliance with BJP was like a “will” to be fulfilled by his children, former Deputy Chief Minister Dr Nirmal Singh said that BJP is serious to fulfill the commitment made in the Agenda of Alliance finalized between two parties for running the government.
“Our stand is clear. We have an alliance, which they (PDP) also do not deny,” Singh said taking to media persons on Tuesday morning. “If they call the Agenda of Alliance sacred, we see it as commitment,” he said, adding that the “BJP is serious to fulfill this commitment.”
The Agenda of Alliance is a “governing document” for the alliance which got finalized after over two months discussion between two alliance partners keeping in mind the mandate and aspirations of people of the state, he said. The top BJP leadership had taken a decision following which the document was signed by leaders from both the parties, he said. However, when asked about PDP’s stand on AFSPA and Article 370, the BJP leader said that, “Everything has been mentioned in the Agenda of Alliance and both the alliance partners shall not go out of lines.”
Expressing hope about government formation soon in view of the positive developments taking place, Singh said that PDP-BJP coalition government had done a lot to usher in an era of development in the state during its ten months in office. The Central government too encouraged its initiatives by extending the state due financial assistant, he added.
“Mufti Sahib too trusted the commitment and words of Prime Minister Narendra Modi about a new beginning in the state and that is why he always had praise for him further solidifying the mutual trust between two alliance partners in the state,” Singh said.
“The Agenda of Alliance is our mutual trust and Prime Minister’s Rs 80,000 crore package is an assurance towards its fulfillment,” he said, adding that “its fulfillment can come only after government formation in the state”.
About sudden death of Chief Minister Mufti Sayeed, the BJP leader said that the ongoing development works have come to a halt because of his untimely demise. “It was sudden and untimely that we had not expected that he will suddenly disappear from the picture,” he added.