JAMMU: Bharatya Janata Party has asked Mehbooba Mufti to explain what she means by Confidence Building Measures (CBMs) she has made mandatory for again forming a coalition government with the saffron party.
“Instead of making public pronouncements Mehbooba Mufti should spell out what she means by CBMs,” BJP’s in charge for J&K Avinash Rai Khanna said on Monday.
“We have neither backed out nor are we on the back foot over the alliance with PDP. Mehbooba should make it clear what she means by CBMs. We already have an Agenda for Alliance. What else she wants, she should make it clear,” Khanna said.
He added that BJP has already taken numerous steps for building confidence among people of Jammu and Kashmir.
“Prime Minister Narinder Modi has visited J&K more number of times than any of his predecessors. He has announced a whopping Rs 80,000-crore package for J&K. What CBMs Mehbooba Mufti wants BJP to take? She should make this known to all so that we can move forward,” added Khanna.
He however reiterated that BJP was committed to continuing its alliance with PDP that “has got peoples mandate in Kashmir Valley.”
State spokesperson of BJP Arun Gupta while commenting on other options available with the party said, “In politics, all options are always open. But we have an agreement with PDP which has been vetted by our central leadership. We have to respect the decision that we have taken. We are not a party yearning for power but a party which believes in respecting the decision that it takes in the interest of nation.”
He added that Mehbooba Mufti should not delay government formation further because the people of the state are suffering.