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BJP won’t play second fiddle to any party in J&K: Jaitley

Senior BJP leader and Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has ruled out playing a junior partner in any future government in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, where assembly polls are currently under progress. Talking to the reporters on Sunday, on the possibility of a post-poll alliance to form the next government in J&K, Jaitley said, “We will not join hands with any regional party to form the government. BJP is trying to form the government of its own, if someone from the nationalistic forces want to come and sit with us we will let them join.”

“We have no political relationship with these two regional parties (NC, PDP) as we have different ideologies,” the senior BJP leader said. In addition to ruling out post-poll alliance with any regional party, the BJP leader also said it has not deviated from its ideology on the issue of revocation of Article 370 from the state. “Our views are the same which always were there and you know what our views are,” the Union Minister said while replying to a query about BJP not raising the issue of revocation of Article 370 in the ongoing Assembly elections. He said that if BJP forms the next government here it would form three regional councils so that there is equal distribution of funds and resources within the three regions of the state. “Every election has its own context and the issues that we have raised are in context with the Assembly elections here,” he said. 

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