Deadlock over J&K govt formation continues, BJP leaders to meet Guv tomorrow

BJP core group in Jammu and Kashmir today called a meeting to discuss the demands of key ally, the PDP.

Updated: Feb 01, 2016, 12:16 PM IST
PlayDeadlock over J&K govt formation continues, BJP leaders to meet Guv tomorrow

Srinagar: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) core group in Jammu and Kashmir on Monday called a meeting to discuss the demands of key ally, the People's Democratic Party (PDP).

BJP leader Avinash Rai Khanna said that PDP has to make the first step on J&K government formation. "PDP has to choose its legislature party leader as the first step," he said.

Satpal Sharma, BJP President Jammu and Kashmir said, "We will meet Governor NN Vohra tomorrow evening and will submit out report on the government formation in the state. Adding further Sharma said that it was decided in the meeting that at least two to three people from the core group will speak to Centre for further discussion on the matter.

The PDP had earlier indicated that it won't go ahead with the alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party if the agenda of alliance stitched under the leadership of former Chief Minister Late Mufti Mohammad Sayeed was not implemented in letter and spirit.

Meanwhile, PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti has called for a legislature party meeting in Srinagar today to discuss the issue of government formation. The meeting is likely to take place at 2 pm at Mufti's residence in Jammu.

According to reports, Jammu and Kashmir Governor NN Vohra has told both PDP and BJP that they must clarify by Tuesday evening whether they will form government in the state again.

The new government is yet to be formed even three weeks after the death of former Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed on January 7.