J&K Coalition Govt Partners Stand United: Azad
15 February 2003
The Times of India
Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Congress chief Gulam Nabi Azad on Saturday said the party had no differences with the People's Democratic Party, its coalition partner in the ruling alliance in the state. 'We have no differences or problems with each other... we have better coordination... and we stand united,' Azad, who is also chairman of the state Coordination Committee of Coalition Partners (SCCCP), said . Talking to reporters at a seminar here, Azad said, 'we formed the coalition government on common minimum programme of People's Democratic Party (PDP), Congress, CPI (M), Panthers Party and Independents,' and added that the state has made fast progress in different sectors and aspirations of all the regions of the state have been duly taken care of by the current regime. Azad said the Congress sacrificed its own interests in favour of good governance and bringing all political parties into the mainstream. 'There have been three coalition governments, Sheikh Abdullah-Congress, G M Shah- Congress and Farooq Abdullah-Congress, in the past, but the current one is the best coalition government of them all,' he said. Azad also said that this was the first government in the state's history, which duly represented the aspirations of people from Leh, Kargil, Kashmir and Jammu regions.