CMP not to exclude the core issues; BJP leaders in Delhi to hold discussions with the High Command


A day after the Rajya Sabha elections, the senior BJP leaders reached Delhi on February 8 to hold discussions with the high command before the two parties hold the structured dialogue to form government in J&K. BJP sources have reported that the party president Jugal Kishore Sharma along with prominent saffron party leaders like Nirmal Singh and Ashok Kaul  were called to discuss issues to be introduced in the Common Minimum Program.

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The three prominent leaders including the party president will be part of the BJP team which is to hold the structured dialogue with its ally, PDP to get over with the debatable issues before the CMP is framed by the two parties.

Reportedly, the sources have conveyed that the BJP leaders will try to persuade the PDP leaders to integrate their demand of the humanitarian issue of citizenship rights to West Pak refugees in the CMP. The party also intends to convince PDP for their demand on constitution of the delimitation commission so as the political discrimination towards Jammu region can come to an end.

As told by a senior BJP leader, many issues have already been resolved in the informal discussions held between the two partners and the leaders will try to conclude the disparity on the contentious issues. The announcement is soon to be made and the new government will be formed within a week.

As announced  earlier, by BJP national general secretary Ram Madhav the contentious issues will be excluded from the CMP as the two parties have divergent views on those issues . To create a common ground for effective functioning of the alliance the BJP leader Madhav had decided not to incorporate certain issues.  Sources also told that the BJP was ready to abandon its demand on Article 370 provided the PDP agrees to the demand of citizenship rights to West Pak refugees.

Jugal Kishore Sharma while addressing media persons told that talks with the other party were going on, yet, the BJP is in no hurry to form the government. He also said that no issue will be kept at bay. Refusing to reveal what the party’s core issues are, he said that the high command has already been conveyed that certain core issues are to be incorporated in the CMP at any cost.