PM Modi on ABP: Differences over conducting J-K civil body polls led to BJP-PDP split
PM Modi said that the major point behind which the BJP and PDP had a dispute was conducting the civil body elections in Jammu and Kashmir. BJP wanted that the municipal and panchayat elections should happen but PDP thought otherwise
In one of the questions posed to PM Modi, ABP News asked if BJP's alliance with People's Democratic Party in Jammu and Kashmir and did he feel that it was a mistake on BJP's part
ABP News Question: Do you feel that BJP forging an alliance with PDP in Jammu and Kashmir was a mistake
PM Modi's reply: The day we got into an alliance with PDP in Jammu and Kashmir, the political situation in Jammu and Kashmir was quite blurred. There was no single party which could claim or was in a position to form the government. If National Conference would have forged an alliance with the PDP, we would have been happy to sit in the opposition. We waited for three months and no government was formed. We then decided to forge an alliance with the PDP with a common minimum agenda. We tried our best to run a government and did some good work for the welfare of the people. However when Mufti Mohammad Sayeed passed away and we had to restart with Mehbooba Mufti. She had a different style of functioning.
The major point behind which the parties had a dispute was local body elections in Jammu and Kashmir. We wanted that the municipal and panchayat elections should happen for the betterment of the people. Secondly like all panchayats in the country, the panchayats in J-K should get money directly from the state government. However PDP had a different thought process.
They said that elections would result in a lot of blood shed and would hamper the law and order situation in the state. He added that the PDP dint want power in the hands of the panchayats.
In the end we had to part ways and Governor's rule eventually came into the state. Elections eventually happened and the panchayats could work with more efficiency with money at their disposal . The voter turnout was quite healthy and the same was reflective in a 70-70 percent turnout. This was a proud moment for the country and even one should take notice of it.
National Unity Day: A tribute to Sardar Patel | Master Stroke
What all changed after J&K officially bifurcated into 2 UTs? | Master Stroke
Israeli spyware Pegasus snooped on Indian Journalists through Whatsapp | Master Stroke
Maharashtra: Shiv Sena's Sanjay Raut Meets Sharad Pawar
Drill displays IED diffused with the help of a robot by NSG
Article 370 only gave separatism and terrorism to J&K: PM Modi in Kevadiya
Let us work towards making India $5 trillion economy: Modi To Trainee Civil Servant | Full Speech
Radio Stations in Jammu, Srinagar and Leh renamed
Jammu and Kashmir to witness 'Acche Din'? | Seedha Sawal
Expert advice on how to survive poor air quality in Delhi-NCR