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Relations between SAD, BJP firm: Badal

Chief minister Parkash Singh Badal on Wednesday said there was no question of parting ways with the BJP. While talking to reporters here on Wednesday, Badal claimed that the relations between the alliance partners were firm and strong as ever. He denied the reports about a strain in the alliance.

chandigarh Updated: Jan 07, 2015 20:39 IST

Chief minister Parkash Singh Badal on Wednesday said there was no question of parting ways with the BJP.

While talking to reporters here on Wednesday, Badal claimed that the relations between the alliance partners were firm and strong as ever. He denied the reports about a strain in the alliance.

He said the SAD and BJP would contest the municipal council elections jointly while denying that the BJP was demanding more seats.

The chief minister said the SAD would plead the case of Sikh prisoners before the Centre for securing their release. He said a deputation of senior Akali leaders would soon call on union home minister Rajnath Singh and union finance minister Arun Jaitley for this.

When asked to comment on the media reports regarding the Centre rejecting the demand by the Punjab government about the release of 13 convicted terrorists, he said the state government had not yet received any communiqué in this regard.

He said the 350th foundation day of Anandpur Sahib would be celebrated in a big way this year.

Earlier, Badal, who is chairman of Sri Dasmesh Academy Trust, participated in the 30th annual function of the school and vowed to make it a top-class institute, adding that requisite funds would be made available to the school. He laid the foundation stone of an auditorium to be constructed in the school at a cost of Rs 4.82 crore.