Coalition smooth, Sidhu's views not views of party: Nadda

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Amritsar
  • Updated: Nov 17, 2014 23:38 IST

Terming the SAD-BJP alliance as smooth, union health minister JP Nadda on Monday said that whatever former Amritsar MP Navjot Singh Sidhu had said about the alliance partner, Shiromani Akali Dal, was not the party's view.

"Whatever Sidhu has said can be his personal view. I do not agree with him," he added.

Nadda, who was here to pay obeisance at the Golden Temple, said, "The SAD-BJP alliance is smooth and will continue to work together. The Akali Dal is our old partner and we have a strong relationship."
Nadda avoided answering on the recent tiff between the two parties in Punjab.

Saying he would do his best for a Swasth Bharat, Nadda said, "The idea is to give maximum health facilities to every state in a phased manner."

On the demand for an AIIMS to Punjab, Nadda said, "A couple of days ago, state health minister Surjit Jyani talked to me. I told him whatever Punjab needs on the health front, they must present it to us and we can decide from there on."
Such institutes are to be started in various states in a phased manner, but he could not say when the turn of Punjab would come, he added.

Earlier, a guard of honour was given to Nadda at the local Circuit House. Punjab BJP chief Kamal Sharma, CPS Dr Navjot Kaur Sidhu and other senior leaders were present on the occasion.

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