SAD-BJP to sink differences: Sharma

  • HT Correspondent, None, Ludhiana
  • Updated: Feb 28, 2015 07:58 IST

Admitting that there are some differences between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), state BJP chief Kamal Sharma said the allies were working together to put things back on track.

Sharma, who was in Ludhiana on Friday, said: "The SAD-BJP was not able to reach at an agreement on some seats in the civic body polls. But now that the alliance partners have won the elections, we will sit together to sink the differences."

Defending cabinet minister Anil Joshi, Sharma said confrontation between the alliance partners in Tarn Taran was expected as the SAD and the BJP were contesting elections against each other. The BJP gives full credit to Joshi for keeping the morale of workers high during the civic polls, he said.

Sharma said the municipal corporations of Pathankot, Phagwara and Hoshiarpur will have BJP mayors and the SAD would have mayors in Moga, Bathinda and SAS Nagar. He said differences between some BJP councillors and the Ludhiana mayor would also be resolved soon.

Replying to a query, Sharma said they would urge the Centre to release more funds for development in Punjab.

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