|Early Times Report |
JAMMU, Apr 21: Following a heated exchange of argument between the BJP-PDP alliance leaders in the last few days over the issue of stone-pelting in Kashmir, the leaders of the twin parties have gone for an "unconditional patch-up."
Sources said the stakeholders of the twin parties ruling in the state got a clear-cut feeler from the Centre to mend ways or that alliance would be ended.
"There is no threat to stability of the government now," the sources said. They said a change in the stand came following personal intervention of senior BJP leader Ram Madhav who is on a visit to Jammu to end the stalemate between the twin parties.
BJP leaders Avinash Rai Khanna and Satpal Sharma were also among those who attended the meeting held at the BJP office in Jammu.
The sources said Madhav and Khanna told the representatives of the twin parties that despite failure of the state to tackle situation in Kashmir, New Delhi had been providing support to the government and that there was no scope for "roadside dramas of the ruling politicians."
The sources said while local BJP leaders were told to refrain from mak
ng irresponsible statements, the PDP was equally asked to bring its house to order.
Basically the result of Madhav's intervention is that leaders of both the parties have agreed to work on purani tankha.
The sources said the regional leaders of the twin parties have been told that no further indiscipline would be tolerated and that instead of making a mockery of internal bickering the two parties should contribute towards maintenance of peace and harmony in the region.
Though earlier in the day only a few PDP leaders had met the visiting delegation led by Madhav, later in the day other leaders also interacted with him. "Some of the leaders from PDP held telephonic deliberations with the visiting delegates and assured them that such a behaviour would not be repeated in future," the sources said.
Just two days ago, one of the PDP leaders had called his BJP counterpart as "rabid for his utterances."
Sources said Madhav has asked the state government to bring some "capable officials" at the forefront of tackling Kashmir situation as otherwise things were turning murkier day by day.
"Basically the result of Madhav's intervention is that leaders of both the parties have agreed to work on purani tankha," said a politician privy to the meetings.