Don’t see CM issue from religious angle, BJP says

SRINAGAR: The BJP on Thursday clarified religious credentials would not matter in determining who the chief minister of Jammu & Kashmir would be if the party is voted to power in the state.

“We do not see this issue from the religious angle. Let us leave this issue to the democratic process. CM will be elected by the elected representatives. Religion will not be a credential I can assure you that,” BJP general secretary Ram Madhav said in a statement. He said the Congress and not BJP had raked up the issue of a Hindu chief minister.

Madhav refuted reports claiming the BJP would join hands for a post-poll alliance with the ruling National Conference (NC) for government formation.

“…we want to free the state of Jammu & Kashmir from the dynastic politics. How come we join hands with Omar Abdullah for the formation of the government here?”

Madhav maintained the BJP was fighting the polls on development agenda. “Article 370, other issues can be discussed at an appropriate forum and time.”

 

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