PDP admits Masarat Alam’s release done in haste, says BJP
JAMMU: The BJP on
Wednesday said its coalition partner in the Jammu & Kashmir government,
PDP, with which its relationship had strained over the release of separatist
leader Masarat Alam, had acknowledged that the decision was taken in ‘haste’
and could have been avoided.
“The damage which has
been done to the smooth functioning of the coalition government has been duly
acknowledged by PDP. It has been acknowledged that the decision to release
Masarat Alam was taken in haste which could have been avoided and consultation
with BJP, as equal partner of coalition government, should have been done,”
chief spokesperson of BJP’s state unit, Sunil Sethi told reporters here.
Sethi said the
development which has taken place since the formation of government in Jammu
& Kashmir and which has caused the concern and distress for BJP has been
strongly conveyed to PDP.
Sethi further said that
the damage which has been done is required to be undone by directing preventive
custody of Alam under PSA in view of fresh circumstances which rose after his
He said that the first
cabinet meet of the coalition government also took place today, which will help
in restoring the confidence between the coalition partners for better
coordination to provide good governance to the public, for which primarily the
coalition was formed.
“The BJP strongly
impresses upon the coalition partner to honour the CMP in letter and spirit,”
The BJP spokesperson
also appealed the people not to get misled by the misinformation campaign
launched by opposition parties against BJP and underlined that BJP never
compromised on its principles and ideology and shall continue to follow the