Expressing displeasure over the ongoing speculation about the alliance partners parting ways, Punjab BJP president Kamal Sharma on Thursday said the media should stop worrying about the future of SAD-BJP ties in the state.
“Whatever is going on between the two parties is their internal issue. We will take care of it. Media need not worry about this,” he said, while interacting with mediapersons here. He had arrived to address BJP workers as part of the party’s membership drive.
He said the media raised questions when the state BJP maintained a low profile and now it had objections to its being “vocal”. He feigned ignorance about the latest issue of party mouthpiece 'Kamal Suneha' in which strident remarks have been made against the state government and the Punjab police.
"I have not read it, I am not aware of it. We have separate staff to look after the publication,” he said without replying if the content of the magazine can go to press without the knowledge of the state party president.
“If there are certain deficiencies in governance, both parties are concerned. Deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal has already taken steps to improve things,” he added. He declined to comment on allegations of PPCC president Partap Singh Bajwa that the Enforcement Directorate was delaying summoning of cabinet minister Bikram Singh Majithia due to political pressure. “You better ask Bajwa. He is much wiser.”
Sharma reiterated that the SAD and BJP would jointly contest the upcoming civic bodies’ polls in Punjab, adding that seat sharing issues would be settled at the local level. In case a problem arises, the two member committee comprising BJP's Tikshan Sud and SAD's Daljeet Singh Cheema would resolve it, he added. He revealed that by March 31, 2015, the BJP proposed to achieve its target of making 21 lakh new members in the state.