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No compromise over national issues, says BJP

By The Assam Tribune
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New Delhi, April 17 (IANS): The BJP said that there would be no compromise on "certain basic principles" while dealing with issues of national importance like separatist leader Masrat Alam and others raising pro-Pakistan slogans and waiving its flag.

The NDA government at the Centre follows a "zero tolerance policy against terrorism and separatism", Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office Jitendra Singh told reporters here today.

The minister clarified that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) would not be under any pressure "merely for existence in the governance or a coalition".

"Nobody can go away with this impression that merely for existence in the governance or in a coalition, the BJP would be ready to compromise on any of these principles," he said.

The minister, however, said the Jammu and Kashmir government has been taking action and the issue is being looked into.

Masrat Alam, who was placed under house arrest on Thursday night, is under police detention in Badgam district of the State where a police complaint was lodged against him over raising pro-Pakistan solgans and waiving its flag on April 15.

Another separatist leader, Syed Ali Geelani was also placed under house arrest.

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No compromise over national issues, says BJP

New Delhi, April 17 (IANS): The BJP said that there would be no compromise on "certain basic principles" while dealing with issues of national importance like separatist leader Masrat Alam and others raising pro-Pakistan slogans and waiving its flag.

The NDA government at the Centre follows a "zero tolerance policy against terrorism and separatism", Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office Jitendra Singh told reporters here today.

The minister clarified that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) would not be under any pressure "merely for existence in the governance or a coalition".

"Nobody can go away with this impression that merely for existence in the governance or in a coalition, the BJP would be ready to compromise on any of these principles," he said.

The minister, however, said the Jammu and Kashmir government has been taking action and the issue is being looked into.

Masrat Alam, who was placed under house arrest on Thursday night, is under police detention in Badgam district of the State where a police complaint was lodged against him over raising pro-Pakistan solgans and waiving its flag on April 15.

Another separatist leader, Syed Ali Geelani was also placed under house arrest.