NEW DELHI / AMN
BJP has asserted that idea of nationalism and freedom of expression can coexists. In its political resolution passed on the second day of party’s National Executive meeting in New Delhi today, the BJP said it respects right to dissent, but the constitution does not allow destruction of country, referring to recent anti-national slogans in JNU.
Briefing media, senior party leader and Union Minister Arun Jaitley said nationalism guides and informs BJP’s vision.
Mr Jaitley said the resolution reiterates party’s commitment towards economic and social inclusion in the country on the basis of good governance. He said the schemes launched by the government are aimed at uplifting lower sections of the society and rural India.
Mr. Jaitley said the resolution also talks about government’s action on national security and lauded its initiatives including Naga peace accord, OROP for ex-servicemen, and neutralising terrorists in Pathankot attack.
Referring to the deadlock over government formation in Jammu and Kashmir, Mr. Jaitley said that the BJP is “still committed to agenda for governance” which the party had formed with the PDP.